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Author: Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 11:25 PM RssIcon
Providing technical information from a slight slanted standpoint.
By Peter Henry on Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:21 PM

In August I wrote a blog about MS Word shortcuts.  Turns out there are a few other one's I've been using quite a bit.  Read on for a table you can print out and tape beside your monitor to help you out.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, March 29, 2009 1:55 PM

I've recently written one of the MCTS exam, please read for a small suggestion that might help you write your next certification exam.

By Peter Henry on Saturday, March 28, 2009 1:27 PM

If you are creating a project on CodePlex, good for you!  But make sure you get the URL right the first time cause you get ONE shot to set it up!  Read on for more information.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:17 PM

I bit the bullet today and installed MS SQL Server 2008 today, read on for some interesting things I found out.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:28 PM
We all know “magic numbers” are bad in our code. Back in the good’ol days of VB you had constants. In Java you had final variables that were part constant and part read only. Now in C# we have both constants and read only fields. Hhhhmmmm that begs the questions what’s the diff between them then? Read on for more information and code.
By Peter Henry on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 9:43 PM

What would happen to your sanity if you lost, yes I said LOST your digital photo album tomorrow?  Read on for some archival strategies to keep your precious memories your's forever.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:14 PM

Confused by the title?  Read on about a commercial I saw tonight from Swiffer.

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 23, 2009 8:46 PM

Have you ever wanted to extract a path or directory name from a field in SQL Server?  I found myself looking at that today and I found a cool and nifty trick.  Read on for more information.

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 23, 2009 8:04 PM

The preliminary agenda for Ottawa Code Camp 2009 has been posted!  Read further for more information.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:39 PM

This week at work, I noticed a piece of code setting the Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture to a specific culture.  No big deal right?  Except shouldn't that be CurrentUICulture?  hhhhhmmmm  Good question!  What's the difference between them?  Please read on for a bit of a descriptive and some code.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:55 PM

Progress update as promised (late, but still as promised).

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 9:19 PM

Do you code to the "lowest common denominator" on your team or do you code to another standard?  Read on for something to make you go hhhhmmmmm....

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 9:15 PM

Interfaces are like vegetables, you know you're supposed to eat/use them more, but yaaaaaaaaaa know, life just gets in the way sometimes right?  Read on for a cool idea to help your consumers use your interfaces better.

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 02, 2009 10:11 PM

Are you using proper CSS in your web pages?  If you are, good for you!  If not, then here's a couple invaluable links, please read on.

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 02, 2009 10:01 PM

This is a VERY cool read about the different types of cables out there.  Read on!

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 02, 2009 9:32 PM

Of course YOU'VE never done this before, where you write two constructors, but instead of having one calling the other, it calls itself.......hhhhmm what would happen?  Read on for more details.

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 02, 2009 9:24 PM

Ever been tasked with a code review?  Enjoyed it?  Unless you're a sadist, I doubt it!  Read on for the best (easiest and quickly) code review criteria you'll EVER find!

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 02, 2009 8:51 PM

I like my hockey teams, but I think this guy's got everyone beat!  Read on and check out the picture.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:10 PM

To what standard to you hold yourself accountable to?  Do you use Hungarian notation?  What about the C++ "m_" convention?  Camel vs Pascal casing?  Or do you have no clue what I'm talking about?  Read on for more information.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:44 PM

SB had a great coding question today which he thought enough of me to see if I could help out.  As an aside, ever notice how you can ask some people questions but not others?  Why is that?  Fodder for another blog.  Anyways, read on to see if you can solve this coding challenge.

     
  
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