Bandwidth Drought

I’m off in Winnipeg, visiting relatives for Christmas, and I’ve been experiencing severe bandwidth issues. I brought my laptop along to do some work on my next book, check email and to play movies for my son, but I’ve barely even had it on. Dial-up isn’t usually a problem for me, even though I have…

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New Coding 4 Fun Column up on MSDN

The latest ‘issue’ of my Coding 4 Fun column has been published to MSDN; Duncan Mackenzie describes how to control a serial-port–connected LCD panel using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET. It is probably worth mentioning that I have hidden a CRC16 class in the code download as well, so even if…

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SharpToolbox

Fabrice just sent me a note about http://SharpToolbox.com a huge directory of .NET tools and resources … pretty cool site that I hadn’t noticed before. Great… now I have to dig through it all… I hate the thought that I’ve missed out on something neat.

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Playing around

I’ve been playing with some serial port code lately, working out the details of controlling an LCD Panel… I forsee an update to my music system very soon.

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New MSDN TV ‘episode’ on FxCop

I’m a big FxCop fan, so I’m pretty happy to see this episode…. Code Correctness with FxCop Michael Murray and Jeffrey Van Gogh from the CLR Team describe FxCop, the freely-available code analysis tool from Microsoft.

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Comp Sci is cool

A neat little discussion about Random Number generators (or pseudo-random that is) has been happening on GDN for the last day or so, http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/MessageBoard/Thread.aspx?id=169292&Page=1#169538 neat stuff….

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Visual Studio Bootstrapper Downloads

Localized versions of the Visual Studio Bootstrapper are now available on the bootstrapper workspace including French, Spanish, German, Korean, Italian, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and English.

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C# Books Page Up

Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/using/books/default.aspx for a small selection of books that I’ve found useful… and I’m always looking for suggestions!

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Windows Forms Reference Application

It happens to be an advertisment for Infragistics, but it looks pretty cool and shows off a bunch of the Application Blocks, so I’ll be spending some time reading through it! Check it out [from Code Project]

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