Naked came the null delegate

I few weeks ago James Curran came up with the idea of a number of .NET bloggers (or, in my case, bloggers who remember vaguely what .NET is about) write a serial story. I, who am easily flattered by the smallest of attentions to my previous brush with semi-fame, signed on. And then when it…

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HealthVault SDK and Visual Studio 2005

The HealthVault SDK is currently built on top of the .NET 2.0/Visual Studio 2005 toolset. We are thinking about moving forward a few years and switching to the .Net 3.5/Visual Studio 2008 toolset, but would like some feedback from customers on what they are using first. If you are building HealthVault applications, can you reply…

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Photographers at Microsoft Fundraiser

There’s a fairly active photography alias at Microsoft, and last year during October – the annual Microsoft Giving Campaign – about 200 photographers got together and produced a Blurb book titled “Photographers @ Microsoft”. They put it on sale for a price that would raise $25 per copy. The ended up raising $50,000. This year…

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Bohemiam Rhapsody… on the slide whistle…

Just wonderful. I love how he went to the trouble to overdub the way the original video was and matched the cheesy video.

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Powerpoint, audio, and packaging…

This is a post about how to take conference audio and add it to a powerpoint presentation to give you a self-contained package you can give out. It took me a while to figure out how to do this effectively, so I’m hoping this will help others. But, since I’m all about the story, there’s…

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Metricism

Your neologism for the day… Metricism A devotion to creating and implementing metrics for a system or process while loosing sight of the real goal. Examples: Evaluating software developers on how many bugs they fix. Evaluating newsgroup interaction quality based on the percentage of posts answered in the first day.

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Floating point numbers and string representations

I’ve recently been doing some work on the HealthVault SDK to improve the consistency of how it deals with floating-point numbers, and thought that the information would be of general interest. First off, I’ll note that if you’re new to the often-surprising world of floating-point arithmetic, a few minutes reading What Every Computer Scientist Should…

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Uncyclopedia and Llamas

For some unfathomable reason, I didn’t know about Uncyclopedia until recently. Like many things internet-related, there’s a lot of junk there, but there is also some good stuff. Last night I finished my first contribution, an article about llamas.

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Thoughts on “Thoughts on TDD”…

Brian Harry wrote a post entitled “Thoughts on TDD” that I thought I was going to let lie, but I find that I need to write a response. I find myself in agreement with Brian on many points in the post, but I disagree with his conclusion. Not surprisingly, I agree with the things that…

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