July, 2004

  • Cyrus' Blather

    Reason #1 I'm glad I didn't go to Carnegie Mellon

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    The fact that they advocate something called The Cyrus Murder . From the page notes: Note that Cyrus Murder is still relatively young in the grand scheme of things . I would appreciate it if we all worked hard together to make Cyrus Murder non-existent...
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    For why my tables appear like the donkey?

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    So i wrote up my post on the results of the votes for new C# features and I tested out what the post would look like in a few browsers. I was pretty surprised to see how different the results were. I ended up with the table looking like this in IE: ...
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    Carrie on Wayward Son

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    Watched Memento last night with Neil. Strangely enough, he'd never seen it before. Of course, I was somewhat envious of him as this meant he got to experience a fantastic movie for the first time, and that's something you can rarely (if ever) do twice...
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    Concerns about Spotlight and non-extensible types of data

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    I'm watching Apple's 2004 WWDC broadcast , and I was watching the part on Spotlight (48 minutes into it) and I got somewhat worried. Jobs was pitching this as being a feature from longhorn that they were bringing to market ahead of WinFS. I was watching...
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    What do you want in the next version of VS/C# (part 4)

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    Ok. I tabulated the vote that came in after I asked everyone to contribute . It took a lot longer than I expected since I got a total of 667 (aren't I glad that isn't 666) votes come in. Here are the final results. Of course, I can't gaurantee anything...
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    How to screw up the 4th of july.

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    Get a bunch of friends together Go to Gasworks Park early enough to get great seats Listen to awesome music play nonstop all afternoon long Eat some yummy food that you bought and also brought from the local vendors Drink lots and lots of bottled...
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    "Managed" vs. blow your bloody foot off!!! er.. I mean "unmanaged"

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    I got a response from someone saying: "Cyrus- I've been reading your blog for about a week now, and you seem to be in touch with the programming community. I have found myself torn between MS tools and open source tools. I really, really, really...
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    New express sku installers available.

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    Annie Wang (PM on the VS Setup Team) and the rest of the setup team have worked extremely hard to fix up the problems reported during the initial download attempts of the express sku. She posted this update : “We have published the new web setup...
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    Tests aren't methods!

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    In the feedback section of one of my blogs, Aaron Junod wrote : “In writing this, I just realized something. I think someone should draw a line between writing tests, and actual program code, and then offer different options based on that. They...
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    Dew the do!

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    For all of you Mad Magazine "Spy vs. Spy" fans, you need to check out this site . They've done a animated 3d version (or is it live action?? I can't tell!) of it that looks fantastic. It's one of those cases where someone brought something to life in...
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