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Programming nightmares
Well, the un-imaginable has happened to me (or my workstation for that matter) very late on Saturday morning (about 3am). While testing a new web application, I noticed IE was playing up, so I fired up FireFox and tried again - to the same result. My computer kept lagging and crashing all browsers, then the apps started to crash until.................... complete C: drive failure! I have spend the best part of 2 days now installing a new SATA drive, reconfiguring software and recovering data from ......

Posted On Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:35 PM

What music do you listen to while coding?
I was just thinking about what drives me while coding, coffee? - no. The way/pace of my coding is determined by what music I am listening to. Today I realised that the best music IMHO is techno, and banging techno at that! Repetitive, yes, but so is coding With every key stroke theres a kick drum, and it sends me into a coding trance making me oblivious to any distractions and my good ladies ranting about "are you nearly finished?", "what time do you think you will finish?". Techno FM,, ......

Posted On Saturday, January 19, 2008 1:21 AM

How to calculate the distance in calculate the distance in miles between 2 latitude/longitude points.

I have just had the requirement to calculate the distance between 2 locations for a client project. At first I was going down the route of rolling my own within the C# domain model and then I found this amazing piece of code in the form of an SQL function (sql server 2000/20005) courtesy of Troy DeMonbreun

Posted On Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:24 PM

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