Web services patterns and practices

I noticed this link when I booted Visual Studio the other day and I recommend it: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480534.aspx. It’s a nice resource for developers who have managed code experience but are new to web services, or perhaps have experience only in one specific area.  For example, if you have web development skills but are looking to understand more…


The Nutcracker Suite played on a bicycle

You should check this out if you haven’t already:  http://www.specialized.com/bc/microsite/holiday/index.html It reminds me of the Triplets of Belleville, a great movie.   And here’s an interesting post about the bicycle as a musical instrument: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2006/12/04/music-for-bicycles-ensembles-symphonies-and-bikelophones/


How to generate a GUID in 250K easy steps

A friend on my previous team wrote a tool to generate GUID values where the first two bytes are zero. (And I’ll say right here that I don’t think there is a legitimate need for such a tool, but that’s not the point.) I’m working from memory but the C# code was something like: public…