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Excellent Random Number Generators

I had the need to write a program which used a random number generator, but I found the generator in the framework too limiting and to slow, so a quick google search turned up this site:  http://www.agner.org/random

They have a number of really great random number generators, and even though they are written in managed code, they provide C# wrappers.

Posted On Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:48 AM

Creating a UltraChart Line Chart with multiple data point connector icons
One common question the Chart team gets asked is how each line in a line chart can have its own line connector icons. While the answer is not totally obvious, it can be done. Step 1 is to change the chart type :) The line chart in the UltraChart control currently does not support assigning different connector icons to each line in the chart, but we can get around that by changing our chart type to a scatter chart. The scatter chart does support assigning a different connecting point icon to each ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 2:13 PM

New Laptop == First Vista Install
As Product Manager for our upcoming WPF controls, Infragistics decided to upgrade me to a new laptop, which finally arrived today. Its a Dell Precision 65M and it comes with some pretty big iron for a laptop (2Hz proc, 2GB system RAM, NVidia 350M video with 256MG onboard video RAM) and so far its been pretty nice. Of course the first thing I did when I got it this afternoon was to drop my Vista Beta 2 DVD in and start my first clean Vista install. My only big dissappointment so far is that the NVidia ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 7, 2006 5:46 PM

Interesting Brain-Teaser game

A friend IM'ed me this link and we spent the next 2 hours trying to solve the riddles:

http://www.cambrianhouse.com/pwnit/

WARNING: its quite addictive....we got to level 4 before we got to tired to keep going last night, and of course first thing this morning he IM's the answer to me.  Good luck!

Posted On Wednesday, June 7, 2006 5:34 PM

Infragistics @ TechEd 2006
TechEd time again and time for one of my favorite activities as an employee of Infragistics: talking to customers and future customers! I encourage everyone to stop by and get a demo of our upcoming NetAdvantage 2006 Volume 2 release...there are lots of great new features coming. We also love having customers stop by and asking questions and talking to us about the products and giving us feedback. TechEd is a great opportunity for us to talk directly with those of you who use our products daily. ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 7, 2006 5:30 PM

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