Fix available for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 localised IntelliSense problem

When Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Visual Studio 2008 came out it unfortunately introduced a problem whereby some localised IntelliSense  text was reverted to English. This affects the following language versions of the service pack: Chinese (simplified and traditional), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and Korean. A fix is now available for this problem. The…


Learn IIS7 : short tutorial videos available on IIS.NET, plus more

There is a lot of great information available to help you learn IIS7 over at IIS.NET. Also available are short video tutorials. Unless I am missing something there is no overall list of the available videos so here is one I’ve created… Installing necessary IIS7 components (10 minutes) Serving new content (10 minutes) Editing IIS7…


Random and unexpected EXCEPTION_FLT_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO and EXCEPTION_FLT_INVALID__OPERATION

Your application is running fine then one day it starts to fail with EXCEPTION_FLT_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO (0xC000008E) or EXCEPTION_FLT_INVALID__OPERATION (0xC0000090) exceptions at seemingly random places. Why? One reason might be the current value of the floating point control word (fpcw). This is a bit mask used to control whether Intel 8087 and later CPUs raise exceptions or…


It’s true – brain cells disappear with age..

I came across some old code that I wrote when I was about 17:   The BBC Micro came with a built in 6502 assembler (Basic with inline assembly language – awesome!). However it did not have a dis-assembler so I set about writing my own. This was clearly a code review on paper. I…


Another pile of new stuff..

I’ve been a bit busy of late and new and interesting stuff keeps piling into my inbox without enough time in the day to look at it. So here is a dump of links to stuff I think looks interesting before I forget about it…   Microsoft® Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (Final)…