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
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
This morning I tried to go to CircuitCity.com, but found they must open their website late on Sundays 🙂
Today our wait for bedroom furniture ended. It looks like we did a good job in selecting our paint color.
A coworker just ran across this awesome feature in a book so I thought I'd share it. How many times have you recompiled an app just to get some debug/trace information spit out? In VS 2005 you can have a breakpoint write information to the output window as if you compiled in Debug.WriteLine statements. Just … Continue reading nifty visual studio 2005 feature
A week or so ago I purchased a copy of Axialis Icon Workshop 6.0 Corporate Edition so I could crank out good looking icons for Chef. I have used trial editions of past versions and found it to be a very good product, but never pulled the trigger to buy it. 6.0 changed that in … Continue reading Axialis Icon Workshop 6.0
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