href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/columns/codefun.asp">Coding4Fun column has
had some interesting side effects. I get to use the code I write, something that
isn't very common when you are paid to write samples.
I wanted to pull down
Matrix Trailer, but it is around 60mb and I often switch networks ( href="http://dotnetweblogs.com/ksharkey/posts/5206.aspx">VPN on/off to get my
mail, connect to the VSS on an internal server, etc.) so I opened the
Background Copy program from my href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dncodefun/html/code4fun02282003.asp">second
issue... off it goes, incremental background download (can't take credit for
any of that, thank the team that built href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/bits/bits/using_bits.asp">BITS!)..
my wife has had the email checker (actually an early build without an
options dialog, I just put the values right into the .config file for her) from
third issue running 24/7 and href="http://www.duncanmackenzie.net/musicxp">my home music system uses the
code techniques from href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dncodefun/html/code4fun01242003.asp">the
first issue as it scans our system for music updates every few
This is pretty cool so far, and right
now I'm running some code, (that I hope will make it in as part
of the next issue/installment), that is making my Messenger name into
something ugly like "Duncan (Listening To: I Love Myself Today -- Bif Naked
The next thing is to make it work the
other way around: instead of personally using code I wrote for publication, I
want to publish href="http://www.gotdotnet.com/community/workspaces/workspace.aspx?id=cd71ce33-9238-4ba0-a1e6-294413f743b9">code
I wrote at home for use by everyone else.