Barbecued TurkeyAlt

Reading Chris Anderson’s post about Deep Fried Turkey got me thinking… I’ve been barbecuing turkey for about 5 or 6 years now, and in the spirit of sharing, here’s my recipe: Supplies Bird, 1, large. We generally have a lot of people over (~15), so this means somewhere around a 22 pound bird. I prefer a…

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Have you ever asked yourself “Why am I here?”

I’m not talking about the metaphysical question of whether there is a purpose of existence. I’m speaking of a more concrete concern. Why am I here, sitting at my desk, working on a computer, at 1:48 PST, on a late November day? When I could be here…  

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C# PDC Sessions now on line

The C# PDC sessions are now online. Experience what we saw at PDC last month, minus the pervasive campfire smell. You can either download the slides or watch the presentation (using Microsoft Producer, IIRC). I’d suggest watching: TLS320 – Visual C# “Whidbey”: Language Enhancements (Anders Hejlsberg) TLS321 – Visual C# “Whidbey”: IDE Enhancements for the C#…

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C# Sneak Preview Document

We’ve put a C# Whidbey Sneak Preview document on the dev center. It has a good overview of the new cool stuff that will show up in Whidbey. Note that this isn’t an exhaustive list; there are some things that will show up that aren’t in the document.

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Tantric snacking…

This afternoon after lunch I ambled over to our admin’s office in search of a small snack. I opted for some m&m’s brand chocolate candies with peanuts. As I ate the 7 m&m’s that were in the package, I noticed that the package was labelled “Fun Size”. Others may disagree, but personally, I don’t think…

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What are you planning on using Visualizers for?

One of the big new features for VS in Whidbey is the ability to write custom visualizers for your classes. Visualizers are written in managed code, and present whatever interface they want to view and edit the data. There are some obvious place where we’re going to use this – if you’ve ever tried to…

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As the weather turns colder, a young man’s thoughts turn toward…

Holiday lights. The first house that my wife and I bought was in a development with an active homeowner’s association. The first year, we got a flier from the association that said: Holiday decoration contest $100 first prize $50 second prize $25 third prize With hundreds of houses in the development, we didn’t figure we…

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Book Review: The Salmon of Doubt

Like many people, I was saddened when I heard about Douglas Adams’ death last May. Of course, I had read Hitchhikers many years ago, and had also read his Dirk Gently series. I also had the unique (well, not *truly* unique) privilege of hearing him speak when he did a talk at Microsoft a few years…

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New CLR Profiler release

From Jan Gray’s blog (Jan is another of the Perp team members), a new release of the CLR Profiler. This tool, which used to be known as the “Allocation Profiler”, was written by Peter Sollich, who also happened to be a member of the C# design team for a while.  

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