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Running with Code Like scissors, only more dangerous December 2007 Entries
Using Extension Methods in .NET 2.0 with Visual Studio 2008
I was working on a series of dialogs that required validation, and since there's a funky validation setup in place, I thought I might build up a nice extension library. Noting that ASP.NET validation is far beyond Windows Forms, I thought it might also be a good opportunity to use extension methods. Sadly, extension methods aren't supported by the C# 2.0 compiler (which I was using, part of Visual Studio 2005), nor are they supported by the .NET Framework 2.0. So, I wouldn't get IntelliSense support, ......

Posted On Thursday, December 20, 2007 2:31 PM

To Joel and Justin

Joel and Justin, this goes out to you guys for all of your hard work installing Linux and learning PHP:

 

Thanks to XKCD. :)

Posted On Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:40 PM

The Ten Laws Strike Again
In April, I wrote about my issues with Microsoft's Ten Immutable Laws of Security. Well, they've surfaced again, and once again, Microsoft is using them to justify calling an issue "not a security vulnerability." Why? Because once again, "If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it's not your computer anymore." Windows 2000 and Windows XP were found to have a bug in the pseudorandom number generator, part of the Microsoft CryptoAPI (CAPI) and used throughout not only the ......

Posted On Saturday, December 8, 2007 10:35 PM

The Overuse of High Dynamic Range
I've been spending time recently enjoying Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed on my Xbox 360, as well as to wonderfully-gorgeous Unreal Tournament 3 on my PC. One thing I've noticed, not only in these games but especially also in ones that are coming out, is the relatively-consistent overuse of High Dynamic Range, a technique for rendering photorealistic (or not, I suppose, in situations where the art requires) scenes with a higher contrast ratio in lighting. (Source: Games Radar, Battlefield: Bad Company) ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 11:25 AM

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