C and .NET

A coworker and I have been trudging through a lot of code recently. .NET code written by a C programmer. Folks, these things should never mix, because when they do, you end up with: byteArray = new Byte[hexString.Length >> 1]; That's right. Don't divide by 2. Bit shift. And nevermind that there is a builtin … Continue reading C and .NET

TechSmith SnagIt

A while back I installed the trial version of TechSmith's SnagIt software.  I remember asking myself why on earth I would need a utility to capture screenshots - seriously, what's so hard about alt+PrintScreen, pasting into an image editor, cropping, and saving to a file? This afternoon I purchased a copy.  I grew to love … Continue reading TechSmith SnagIt


I have poison ivy.  I got it a few weeks ago at the work picnic at Lake Springfield.  I was dumb enough to chase after a baseball or two into a nice patch of weeds that happened to contain the ivy bastard. The rash took a while to develop, and I've had it on my … Continue reading Itch