Test Signing and Instrumentation

Boy, I seem to spend all my time in the deep dark recesses of the CLR. OK, this post is a little bit out there; I hope someone finds it useful. There’s a problem with doing instrumented profiling of applications in Visual Studio 2005 Team System that comes up when working with strongly named assemblies….

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Refactoring XmlValidatingReader in .NET 2.0

I seem to have come across this several times in the past week or two, so it’s worth making a note.  In .NET 2.0 XmlValidatingReader is obsolete.  You need to do something like the following in order to create a validating reader now: XmlReaderSettings settings = new XmlReaderSettings(); settings.ValidationType = ValidationType.Schema; XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(new…

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3D Windows XP Screen Saver

I was over at Building 20 on the Microsoft campus the other day and I noticed that all the lab machines were running a really cool 3D screen saver.  I just had to have it!  And here it is. A little more clicking leads me to a collection of Really Slick Screen Savers.

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John’s Dvorak Keyboard Self Help Guide

You find yourself facing a seemingly broken logon screen.  Every character you type seems to come out as some other character.  Perhaps you know JohnL-S had something to do with configuring that system.  You type ASDF and it comes out AOEU.   What’s going on? It was brought to my attention this morning that many of…

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Changing MVID’s

Ahhhhh.  There’s nothing quite like pasting a big chunk of code into your blog.  It makes the prose writing part so much easier!  My last entry was about counting bits.  Today I put that in the context of the original problem. Todays entry comes from an internal support alias issues from week or so ago. …

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