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How to teach your girlfriend Hexadecimal?
It is an age old question: How do you teach your girlfriend hex? I encountered this problem when I was a web developer in college for a late night student activities program aptly named Late Nite Binghamton. My co-worker and girlfriend Mallory was a graduate assistant for the program and had many ideas...
6 May 2009
Snippet Designer in April’s MSDN Magazine!
I am excited to announce that the Snippet Designer is featured in the April issue of MSDN Magazine. It is featured in the Toolbox column where they highlight useful tools and blogs. Here is a snippet of what it says: Creating Code Snippets...
14 Apr 2009
Snippet Designer 1.1 Released
I just released Snippet Designer 1.1. This is not a major release but just some bug fixes and often requested changes to make the snippet designer more useful. Some of the most notable changes are: Languages Service are turned OFF by default now. Since I was unable to figure out a...
5 Jan 2009
When I am finally starting to get a handle on Monads...
When I am finally starting to get a handle on Monads I discovered Arrows and I am thrown back into confusion. At least that is how it feels. In my exploration of Haskell I have spent a good deal of time trying to completely grasp and understand Monads. I have read much about it and feel pretty good about...
6 Apr 2008
The best game EVER
Note: This post may be subject to gross use of hyperbole. By far the best game in the history of man is: Fuel Pipe on Skype Skype has a bunch of built in games which you can play with the person to whom you are talking. These games are good since they make it seem as if you and the person you are talking...
8 Mar 2008
I was on DotNetRocks!!!
A couple week ago I had an interview with the DotNetRocks folks. In this interview I discussed the MSDN Code Gallery and I also discuss ed my time as an intern at Microsoft. It was really fun recording this and my interviewers Carl and Richard were very enjoyable to talk to. I hope you like...
20 Feb 2008
My attempt at a web comic
Last year my girlfriend Mallory Emerson drew my attention to a web comic called Dinosaur Comics . It is really funny and inspired me to try to make my own. So while I was in class one day (not the most interesting Information Retrieval lecture) I drew my version of a Dinosaur Comic on my tablet pc. I...
8 Dec 2007
Windows Media Player Problem AND Solution
I am the proud owner of a iriver clix portable media player. I have had it for about a year now and I have had no complaints. It works beautifully. When I first got it I had some concerns about using Windows Media Player. The clix is made to work best with it but I had some bad experiences in the past...
5 Oct 2007
Things I have learnt about Seattle...
At the beginning of August I moved out to Seattle from New York and since then I have learned some things about this city: People in Seattle dislike Starbucks but are inexorably drawn to constantly go there. Everyone complains how Starbucks sold out and how there is better coffee at other local Seattle...
22 Aug 2007
Welcome to my first blog post as a Microsoft employee. I work for a team who is truly focused on building a better community around Microsoft developer technologies and tools. I hope I can use this blog to spread information, tips and maybe a few funny things (don't count on it). I have failed at other...
17 Aug 2007
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