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Providing technical information from a slight slanted standpoint.
By Peter Henry on Sunday, June 21, 2009 8:37 PM

Have you ever wanted to use a Dictionary of Dictionaries?  What the heck are you doing with that you might ask?  Read on please! :>

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:21 PM

I'm working on a Montreal Canadiens screen saver and thought grabbing a copy of the current web page would be cool, but how to do it and also how can you add "stuff" to it?  Read on for some cool graphic details (haha).

By Peter Henry on Monday, June 15, 2009 9:20 PM

Last week I need to order a list of files and directories.  My problem was I was adding multiple files implementing the IComparer interface.  That's good'n'all, but there had to be a better way than one more file for one more sort order?  But how?!  SG to the rescue!

By Peter Henry on Friday, June 05, 2009 9:35 PM

How do you effectively disable the windows control box close button?  You know, the bit "X" on the top right hand side of every WinForm, how do you get rid of it/disable it?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 10:40 PM

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

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 9:38 PM

Do you have your own server?  Are you running IIS and have one ASP or ASP.NET application?  Want to run more but can't seem to figure it out?  Read on for some help!

You could be running Apache/Tomcat/WebLogic or other J2EE servers and you might learn a bit, but it's up to you to make the leaps of logical faith to make it run (the theory is tranlatable if not the screen shots and dialogs).  Here's how you do it!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 8:35 PM

Do you use the DISTINCT clause in your SQL queries a lot?  If you do, can I have a word with you please?  If you don't, maybe check this out for a "feel good" kind of moment. HAHA!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 8:22 PM

Running short on HD space?  Or maybe you're just poking around Windows and found a Prefetch directory.  What's that all about?  Can you delete it's contents?  Only if you want to slow things down you can!  DOH!  Read on.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 8:39 PM

Do you have a process you KNOW SHOULD be in a Windows Service but think they're just too complicated?  You think they're for Windows Servers only or you've had/heard of administrative problems in the past?  Well, read on for a detailed set of directions to take you from where you are now to a completed and working Windows Service!

By Peter Henry on Monday, June 01, 2009 9:12 PM

Believe it or not (cause I can't!) I have a project at work where I can some how get VS08 to show a private constructor via code intellisense.  Don't believe me, check it out!

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!

     
  
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