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.NET Hobbyist Programmer Staying Confused in a Busy World March 2006 Entries
SSCLI/Rotor 2.0
Now this is neat -- it is only 22MB download and 154MB uncompressed! The ultimate .NET Framework programming toy. New features in the SSCLI/Rotor 2.0 release include: Generics Lightweight Code Generation (LCG) Open static and closed instance Delegates Relaxed Delegates Loader and System.Reflection re-writes [\sscli20\clr\src\bcl\syste... Metadata format updates New C# features like Anonymous Methods, Anonymous Delegates and Generics support [\sscli20\clr\src\bcl\syste... ......

Posted On Friday, March 24, 2006 6:40 PM

Blogiversary 2
Last year I had hoped to cover so much, but then real life entered the picture and intruded on my time. Two years ago, I started blogging on GWB, and continue, in the hobbyist mode. I support the family via my military job, but I still try to find the time to keep the updates to the EDR. It is a modest income to put against the credit card, but nothing to live by. I hope to get going on VS2005, EntLib, GAT and other neat stuff from Microsoft. We will see how the time is taken up through this coming ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:56 PM

Billion Dollar Idea Busted
The Smoking Gun has the goods on a would-be con artist and forger who was caught prior to trying to pass off $1,000,000,000 bills -- yes billion dollar bills. And they were supposedly from 1934 no less. The real hint that something is up, of course comes in the third page of the article. Note the purported date of issue of the supporting bank certificate and maybe you can see what one possible use of the bills could be ......

Posted On Thursday, March 16, 2006 7:42 PM

ClearType in IE7 Beta 2 Preview
I mentioned earlier, that I endorsed IE7 Beta 2 Preview, but I should clarify that something seems wrong with the ClearType implementation. It is so bad for me, that I have had to turn it off. Now I admit that I have a wimpy old home system (P3 1.1GHz), but the ClearType pages at Microsoft say that I should have seen an improvement. There is a new IEBlog entry today talking about this. Try it and see if it will improve things for you. I think it will likely be a wash on more modern hardware, but ......

Posted On Friday, March 3, 2006 2:21 PM

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