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VS05 Recent Projects List
I have been moving projects around, so most of my recent projects list pointed to locations which were wrong. I wanted to clean things up, but I should of thought of this. Start RegEdit. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\... Delete what you do not want. Disturb nothing else. Leave no tracks. (I also renumbered the entries.) ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 31, 2006 3:42 PM

International Units Trivia
How many of the following 29 units have you never heard of before? The international system of units consists of a short list of base units defined in an absolute manner that does not refer to any other units. The base units are consistent with the part of the metric system called the MKS (meter-kilogram-second) system. meter for distance kilogram for mass second for time ampere for electric current kelvin for temperature mole for amount of substance candela for intensity of light Other international ......

Posted On Sunday, May 28, 2006 7:01 PM

Nautical Terminology: Toe the Line
In the days of wooden warships, when men mustered at Quarters in the morning to check for presence and condition, it was customary to arrange them in neat ranks for counting, using the tar-filled seams in the deck as a reference for straightness. When the petty officer or Bos'n stood at one end and checked out the alignment, any man not properly located would be ordered to "toe the line." For midshipmen and boys, young fellows in training to be officers or sailors, standing for long periods toeing ......

Posted On Sunday, May 21, 2006 6:00 AM

C# 3.0 (Orcas)
Some neat stuff coming. From the summary of the C# 3.0 Overview. Most of these revolve around lambda and query expressions. Update: What to read a really bizarre explanation of the "red and green model" for compatibility in .NET 3.0? Check out Somasegar's strange backflips about promising binary compatibility without really promising it. I agree with the first two commenters to that post: do not try for compatibility, but rather work towards building the very best framework possible. Perhaps Hejlsberg ......

Posted On Friday, May 19, 2006 4:14 PM

Designing a Generic Range Class: Take 3
After a few more minor tweaks, I have completed work on the generic range class and moved on to the other support classes required for my project. Of course, not wanting to keep thinks simple, I restructured my source tree and broke all my references such that the unit tests no longer work. Now I have to fix those as well ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 16, 2006 8:10 PM

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