Hirlpoo West

Notes (technical and not so technical) from the Microsoft Field.

May, 2004

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    Winforms and threading

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    There has been a recent discussion internally amongst the ADC’s in my region* about threading and WinForms. I originally cut my teeth in Windows programming by writing a multi-threaded NT Service that ran on a Alpha based Windows NT 3.51 system...
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    Outlook Autocomplete

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    I get at least one email a month where I know my name gets on the To or Cc line because of bad Outlook auto complete, so it is worth it for me to pass this on.
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    Links about COM Interop and threading

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    Here I am trying to wrap my head around threading models, and some blog goodness drops into my RSS inbox (thanks: The Old New Thing): What are these "Threading Models" and why do I care? (from Larry Osterman) SimpleScript Part Six: Threading Technicalities...
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    Solitare - helping you waste time through technology

    I know a few people who shall remain nameless that start playing solitaire and fall into this trance where they are completely un-reachable. And not in the “oh, I wasn’t in cell phone coverage” kind of unreachable, but the “requires...
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    Milwaukee highway monkey "business"

    Looks like I’ll have to be more careful driving in my new home. Link
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    Why we are fat

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    A fascinating and intellectual take on why we (especially Americans) are fat in Harvard Magazine . I’ve been following a low carb regime for over a year now, and am 50lbs lighter because of it. I have several collogues who have had similar benefits...
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    Behavior of HttpServerUtility::Transfer in v1.0 vs v1.1

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    A while back I had a customer complain that their web form application broke when they migrated from v1.0 to v1.1 of the .NET Framework. Turns out they utilized HttpServerUtility::Transfer (or more commonly in a Page class, Server.Transfer) and had some...
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    Drawing analogies between IT shops and the rise of the industrial nation

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    I’ve always enjoyed Pat Helland’s explanations of architectural concepts. He recently put out a new article on MSDN likening the rise in IT technology to the rise of commerce in the 19 th and 20 th centuries. A great read to put things in...
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    Absence

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    During vacation last week, I was in the process of shutting down my main laptop when I got tired of waiting for Excel to save and killed it. Later I tried to reboot and got some funky error. Uh oh, me thinks. Excel taking so long to save was not a function...
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