May, 2005

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    New Pad

    Sorry for the lack of updates. I just bought a new place for myself and i've been too busy moving and focusing on work to get into anything else. I finally decided that redmond was not for me, and that i needed to go down to seattle which i *love*. I...
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    Very high cpu utilization on idle

    We got an interesting ProductFeedback bug from Oren Novotny who says: While working with a C# solution consisting of seven projects, I noticed that devenv was pegging one of my two CPUs. The IDE didn't feel sluggish though and was still responsive...
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    More info on 'using' and resource management

    Joe Duffy (PM on the CLR team) posted to my blog about the whole using/resource management subject. Being an cool and froody guy (who i may or may not have ever met) he linked back to a great post of his own on the subject *and* included even more information...
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    What’s the deal with the C# “using” construct?

    We spent a little bit of time today talking about the “using” construct and potential problems and confusion that people have been having with it. For those who don’t know, the “using” statement is a simple C# construct that provides concise syntax for...
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    I spent hours yesterday reading this amazing book. I would like to talk about it, but i'm afraid that my words would be unable to do it any justice. Read this book. Send a copy to your father to read. I have.
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    Trying to get to gmail... Trying to get to gmail... Where oh where is gmail??? C:\Documents and Settings\cyrusn>nslookup *** Can't find server name for address Non-existent domain *** Default servers are...
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    Parameter usage highlighting (part 2)

    Ok. As promised, here's a picture of the feature in action: So here's a bit of code of mine. It's specific purpose is to convert a Generalized Nondeterministic Finite Automata into a Regular Expression. Now, this code is basically a port...
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    Parameter usage highlighting

    We got a great suggestion from VSLee in the community about parameter usage highlighting . VSLee says: Problem: When you look at a method implementation, it is hard to see where a particular parameter is being referenced, or if it is even...
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