LINQ, Anders Hejlsberg, and Wrox press’ SharpZipLib

Call it midichlorians and a mini-convergence of the force. I don’t care. But, the fact is that I experience fun coincidences all of the time. Wrox Press steamroller and publishing friend, Jim Minatel, had posted a comment to my blog. Meanwhile, I had responded to an internal discussion thread about ZIP/UnZIP functions where I mentioned…


Fired up about LINQ

I was pretty pumped when we introduced Generics with the new version of the .NET Framework ( But, I have to say that I am more excited about what we are doing with LINQ. This new initative solves a problem I have encountered on a lot of projects: Why should I use one method to…


Interesting Tech sites and Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick

I have had a hectic couple of weeks trying to catch up after my surgery. Thanks for you patience with my infrequent posts during that time. But, I am back on my feet, and the posts will start to flow anew. I have appreciated the comments and direct emails with well-wishing from strangers and friends….


Fixing links in Office 2003 Documents

It is common for companies to have loads and loads of documents stored up. It is equally common for documents to contain hyperlinks. But, as we all know, hyperlinks change about as quickly as Courtney Hole’s excuses for drug possession. So, you end up with documents whose links are bogus, and it creates confusion in your company. I started…