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Most New Landing Pages Look the Same I’ve been hitting the web more than usual the past few months as part of R&D for various needs. I’ve come to realize that the winds of web fashion have taken a considerable turn in the past few years. Almost cyclical, in my opinion. Take a look at these examples: http://www.zemanta.com/ https://sentinel.leanserver... ......

Johnny, the Endangered Keyboard-Driven Windows User Some of my proudest, obscure Windows tricks are losing their relevance. I know I’m not alone. Keyboard shortcuts are going the way of the dodo. I used to induce fearful awe by slapping Ctrl+Shift+Esc in front of the lowly, pedestrian Windows users. No windows key on the keyboard? No problem: Ctrl+Esc. ......

From a consumption point of view, tech blogging is a great resource for one-off articles on niche subjects. If you spend any time reading tech blogs, you may find yourself running into several common, useless types of posts tech bloggers slip into. Some of these lame posts may just be natural due to common nerd psychology, and some others are probably ......

For any of those in the Kansas City area, I recommend Coders For Charities as a great once-a-year event! It’s a weekend code-a-thon in which small, quickly-assembled teams of software engineers construct as much as possible for a charity in need. Contributors include anybody with relevant experience such as software developers and graphic designers. ......

The Problem I got a compilation error in my ASP.NET MVC3 project that tested my sanity today. (As always, names are changed to protect the innocent) The type or namespace name 'FishViewModel' does not exist in the namespace 'Company.Product.Applicatio... (are you missing an assembly reference?) Sure looks easy! There must be something in the project ......

Occasionally I run into a problem difficult to reproduce in that it takes a laborious amount of tinkering. Sometimes I’ve gone through the work of plugging away at the user interface or forcefully moving the current statement manually around if statements. In these situations, I become very attached to my debugging session (no pun intended). I am secure ......

Summary I ran into a visual issue using DirectX (in C# via SlimDX) in which the texture filtering was not aligning properly. This is difficult to describe in words, so read the fully explanation below. The solution is pretty simple, so I decided to post about it in hopes that it is use to another DirectX neophyte in the future. The Problem Like most ......

The key charactersYou may very well run into the same issue I did if you are using the following technologies:Team Foundation Server (TFS) with Team Foundation Build (TFB) - in my case, 2010Visual Studio Unit Tests - also 2010, in my caseReliance on loading assemblies at runtime: Assembly.Load()How might someone run into #3, you might ask? It's pretty ......

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