Omar Shahine's WebLog

The content of this blog is a subset of the posts I make to my personal blog http://www.shahine.com/omar/.

March, 2004

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    System.Drawing.Image Performance

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    As I mentioned earlier, I wrote an application called JPEG Hammer for manipulating and viewing EXIF data in digital photos . As a .NET Application the single biggest performance bottleneck has been: Image photo = Image.FromFile(fileName, true ); ...
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    JPEG Hammer & PhotoLibrary progress

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    A long time ago, I started a little project to do a simple thing: Automatically rotate Jpeg images based on the EXIF orientation tag that some cameras embed. I also wanted an easy way to adjust the Date & Time of my photos based on a timezone offset...
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    Clean Project

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    Does anyone know why there is a Clean button in the Batch Build dialog in VS.NET but it fails to do anything? I think this would be a useful feature no? (delete all the files in bin/Debug and bin/Ship). If you rename your assemblies a lot of crud builds...
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    is keyword

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    I don't know how I missed the is keyword in C#. I must have been asleep or something when I read about this. Up till now I've been getting the type of an object and comparing to the typeof() a class. object foo = "bar" ; if (foo is string ) { Console...
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    Gyration Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

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    For a few months now I've been happily using a Gyration Wireless Keyboard and Mouse for my Windows Media Center. I've been extremely happy with this combo. The mouse can be used without needing a table or surface (you just wave it in the air). It takes...
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    .NET CFv2

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    Read about the new stuff in the .NET Compact Framework v2. I am so happy they added support for XML Serialization.
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    Nikon D70 now available

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    If you hury, PCMall has 28 in stock and ready to ship. I just ordered mine, Wohoo! Should be here Tuesday or Wed. Update : PCMall screwed up my order and I'm filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau . Here were the chain of events: ...
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    Outlook is a platform

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    This is something I've been thinking of, and there have been an number of blogs posts relating to this. Anil Dash recently wrote about Outlook as a platform . And Marc's Outlook on Productivity Site , has a number of posts about some utilities that...
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    I used to get excited about new Mobile Devices...

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    I remember when I used to see announcements or rumors of Pocket PC and Smartphone devices and I would get so excited. I'm at the point now where I just don't care any more. I've been dreaming of a smartphone or Pocket PC device like my wife's Treo...
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    Sharing OneNote files across computers

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    It's probably not obvious that you can do this, but I thought I would let you all in on a little secret. Some of you probably aren't lucky* enough to have access to a service like Intellimirror Folder Redirection (where your My Documents folder can...
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    Spam is killing me

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    My personal e-mail account has just gotten hammered with spam. Not sure what to do anymore. I get about 30 messages a day that don't get filtered away, and I simply can't be bothered to figure out what is going on. I've been toying with the idea of using...
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    MacBU Innovation

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    Recently, Peter wrote on his blog : “Why do so few of the great usability features of Microsoft's Mac software ever make it to the Windows platform? The Mac applications always seem so much ahead of their Windows counterparts. And they...
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    Dan Crevier is blogging

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    Dan Crevier finally started a blog. I met Dan when I was a sophomore in college on an e-mail list for Claris E-mailer . Dan was getting his Ph.D. in Biophysics from this little college called Harvard, and writing code in his spare time. Dan ended up doing...
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    Onfolio and IE thoughts

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    Scoble recently wrote about Onfolio , which is essentially “Favorites on steroids” as he says. Well the favorites feature in IE pretty useless so anything is better. Kudos to the folks who made Onfolio though because the UI is very polished...
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    Favorite SPOT feature

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    So, here I am in Boston. I flew here for some customer visits we are going to do as part of an overall planning and research project. When we landed, my watch beeped and automatically showed the local time. In addition, it automatically got the local...
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    Unlocking Cellphones

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    It appears that New York State is filing a class action suit against cell phone carriers for their practices regarding locking cell phones (preventing you from switching carriers and keeping your phone). I’m not sure how I feel about this. For...
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    Inbox empty, thanks David Allen

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    Well, part of a book , and some software later, my Inbox has zero messages (you can see the evidence at the bottom). I think that is the first time in 5 years. Here is how it started. I had about 200 or so e-mails in my Inbox Sunday night. I used David...
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    Media Center Project

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    For the past few weeks I've been working on support for the Front Panel Display that my custom build Media Center has. For about a year it was dark (not doing anything). But a few weeks ago, I got hold of some code from Ian Kennedy to talk to the display...
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    Resharper

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    I've been using Resharper for a few weeks now and I'm impressed with the productivity gains I've experienced in Visual Studio. They continue to make bug fixes and feature enhancements on a regular basis. It's free to try the evaluation for now and I'm...
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    My Inbox

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    Lets talk about my inbox for a second. I never let it get over 200 messages, but it's never under 100 messages. I literally struggle every day to keep this thing from exploding. I have dozens? hundreds? of folders and I think the max number of server...
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    A new gadget weblog

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    A must visit site for any gadget loving geek! Paul Boutin points us at Engadget , a new weblog all about gadgets. This is done by a former co-founder of Gizmodo, which has long been my favorite gadget site. Subscribed. [ Scobleizer: Microsoft...
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    Problem with cell phone reception?

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    Get your own indoor repeater for $500.
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    Lenn and Jeff are new dasBlog users

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    Lenn Pryor , who has the unique roll of being Robert Scoble's manager, recently switched to dasBlog . Jeff Sandquist , one of Robert's co-workers also switched over from Radio. He posted a nice How-To on moving from Radio Userland to dasBlog (importing...
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