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  In .NET 2.0 XmlValidatingReader is obsolete.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…


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.

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…

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. …