Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

August, 2003

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    MSDN Magazine . CHM

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    Hey, not only is MSDN Magazine available online, but it is even available online as a compiled CHM help file! Cool! Check out the June , July and August editions.... <update 8/2004: These links are no longer active and have been removed>
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    Strong-arm tactics from MS regarding IMs ?

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    “ Microsoft is forcing people to upgrade to newer versions of its instant messenger application and is shutting its doors to third-party IM products such as Trillian“   (via Royo ) At first glance, this seems like another one of Microsoft's underhanded...
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    Junior to mid-level developers - GO READ "CAREER CALCULUS" NOW!

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    I usually try not to be the 88th person to link to the same article, but this one is definitely worth it. A real gem.  Every single word.   And despite the fact that most of you don't know who the hell I am or what I do, just let me tell you that I got...
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    Exception Management Application Block - why oh why?

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    Some are some things which I hate about the Exception Management Application Block. This was one of the first app blocks and it shows: 1. The default debug information which the ExceptionManager gathers is HARDCODED in the ExceptionManager class. So...
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    30 billion crashes a year?

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    Dvorak estimates that there are 30 billion Windows system crashes a year . Wow.   My dev computer can't possibly account for more than 10% of that :)
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    Debugging tip of the day

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    I thought everyone was familiar with this but it turns out that quite a few developers are living without it: In VS, under the Debug -> Exceptions menu (Ctrl-Alt-E) you can choose at a per-namespace level how to handle exceptions during debugging...
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    It is 9 o'clock - do you know where your DCOM is?

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    Last night I started getting calls last night from friends whose computers were infected by the Blaster worm.  It ain't fun!  If you haven't patched your OS yet, now is a good time...  By late evening yesterday a friend's NT4 box was being probed (port...
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    Just another example of why .NET is kicking Java's ass

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    There is a great  recipe for Chocolate chip cookies up on Slashdot which includes plane tickets to Ecuador, alien technology and drug smugglers.  It is only marginally less convoluted than the average Java project lifecycle, so the *x techies on Slashdot...
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    Yahoo now has RSS feeds !

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    Yahoo news now had RSS support.... http://news.yahoo.com/rss
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