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Providing technical information from a slight slanted standpoint.
By Peter Henry on Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:14 PM

This week at our study group we had a discussion about passing values around by val and by ref.  How so?  Please read on for further details.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:57 PM

Today I realized the current way I was using Log4net was, well....suboptimal.  Read on for what the problem was and how I fixed it!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:21 PM

Have you ever noticed QuickWatch is dumb?  Please read on for my rant on why QuickWatch needs just one little, itty, bitty tweak to make PERFECT!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 8:15 PM

Are you a recently laid off hi-tech programmer/IT worker in the Ottawa, ON area?  If yes, please read on for a FANTASTIC free training opportunity with CTE Solutions!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:11 PM

Are you still doing your logging using Windows Event Viewer?  How 2000-ish!  What are you doing?  Get into the next decade and start using Log4net!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:42 PM

Have you tried out Windows 7 and love it except for that darn bird on the Logon background screen?  Read on for how to change it, it's not that hard!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 7:46 PM

If you're new to source control, you might find the concept of "ignoring certain files" a bit disconcerting, but that's ok.  It's one of many source control's "best practises."  The only "trick" is picking which files to ignore.  Read on for some insight's on picking some and a sample SVN ignore list.

By Peter Henry on Monday, May 11, 2009 10:29 PM

Last weekend I bit the bullet and installed Windows 7 on two, yup, you read that right, TWO computers!  Read on for my experiences.

By Peter Henry on Monday, May 11, 2009 8:19 PM

No, I don't mean to gloat, quite the opposite, I actually helped CodePlex become juuuuuuuust a little bit better today!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, May 07, 2009 7:53 PM

When you try to rename a directory or do an F5/refresh and find your Windows Explorer goes off on a ride for ten minutes unexplicably?  Are you using SVN/TortoiseSVN?  If you said yes to both, I have a solution, please read on!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:02 PM

IMHO the OCC 2009 event was a great success for the Microsoft tech heads in the Ottawa/Gatineau area!  Read on for some highlights!

By Peter Henry on Friday, May 01, 2009 11:45 AM

Have you ever emailed/phoned a software manufacturer?  How long did it take?  Read on for a very cool story about CodePlex!  Find out why I'm pleasantly suprised!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:14 PM

If you are a .NET/C#/VB.NET code head living in the Ottawa, ON area, then you might be interested in the Ottawa Code Camp going on this weekend!  Read on for further details!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:45 PM

Have you ever wanted to write a piece of code JUUUUUUUST for debugging purposes?  Ever been burnt with leaving it in for a Release build?  Read on for a really quick'n' easy way to avoid this in the future!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:22 PM

Have you ever been given a document or asked to do something for which you do not have access to the right tool?  If that's happened to you before, read on for a possible solution.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:16 PM

Ever try to use the RegEx option in Visual Studio's Search and Replace dialog box?  RegEx is hard enough as it is without having to throw in Visual Studio's own little nuances, well read on for a bit of help.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:08 PM

As you're developing code/sql, do you tend to "fart around" with your t-sql in Managment Studio?  If you do, I'm sure you've ruined some classic/prestine data, right?  Read on for a quick trick to stop that from happening again!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:05 PM

Do you create multi-lingual applications?  Here's a blog from MS which could help make your translation juuuuust a bit cheaper AND give you a leg up on the actual translations themselves!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:55 PM

Ever heard the term SWAG or Chachkas before but never knew what they meant?  Read on to find out!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:49 PM

Are you part of the ODNC?  Are you interested in the first step to getting a .NET certification?  Read on for a great study group given by the ODNC!

     
  
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