[OT] The problem with foolproof software is…

“We keep trying to make our software foolproof.  The problem is that the universe keeps coming up with bigger fools”. I don’t know where I first heard that,  but it has become one of my favorite sayings.  Unfortunately, it seems that lately the fools are growing exponentially:  20% of all American adults believe the sun…

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[OT] Overclocking yourself

[OT] = Off-Topic… Tom’s hardware guide has an article on “Overclocking Yourself” : “There comes a point in every programmer’s life when the strings and tags no longer make sense, the eyes feel heavy and the fingers numb upon the keyboard. We here at THG appreciate how the daily wear and tear takes its toll…

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Setting up a .NET Development Tree

Not new but worth mentioning anyway: Mike Robert treats us to a detailed recipe for building up a development tree, from creating the initial directory structures through automated builds and unit tests.  Available here (HTML) and here (PDF) And even better, he wrapped up the advice into an automated tool which will generate everything for you: …

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ILMerge – Merge your entire solution into a single assembly!

This is so cool…  I can’t wait to get home and try it out! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=22914587-b4ad-4eae-87cf-b14ae6a939b0&displaylang=en “ILMerge is a utility for merging multiple .NET assemblies into a single .NET assembly. It works on executables and DLLs alike and comes with several options for controlling the processing and format of the output.”    

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It sure is quiet around here…

Wow, long time with no posts…  To everyone who contacted me recently regarding BlogWave, WSSDAL or anything else – I’ve been working through some technical difficulties.  My home development server died (HW related), my cable service went out for 10 days which left me with no TV, internet or phone.  And my work laptop died after a…

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