Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

May, 2003

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    This is .NET related, remember ??

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    To all fellow posters: A little bit of noise is always inevitable when surfing the web, but I would like to remind you that we are posting to a site named "DOT NET WEB LOGS". There are enough other sites dealing with cellphones, PDAs, movies, action...
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    DataSet update questions

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    Just like everyone else I usually use datasets for database reads only. When updating, I simply write the changes directly to the database using SqlCommands. In my latest app I went in search of trouble and decided use .Update(DataSet) for writes. There...
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    Sanity Check - Multiple appdomains in a winforms app?

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    Hi guys - here is yet another question for you to ponder :) Has anyone ever come across an reasonably architectured winforms system which used multiple appdomains? We chose to do so, and now I am getting burned by the ugly hacks needed to get the thing...
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    May you(me) live in interesting times...

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    Well it's that time again - today is my birthday. 31 already. Time to look back, look around, look forward. This year has been pretty interesting for me so far- after a few years of planning, my wife and I finally realized our dream of living in the US...
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    Good, Bad and Ugly things about SVG

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    After working with SVG for a few weeks, here are my initial impressions: Includes a very friendly XML schema which is easy to implement (GOOD) Nice mix of high & low level rendering capabilities (GOOD) I couldn't find a way to control...
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    An RSS Reader Challenge

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    Yo, Is anyone out there willing to take on a real challenge? Then how about adding full text indexing into your aggregators! The parsing algorithms are well documented and simpler then you might think. The actual chokepoint is usually the database...
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    Premptive "Matrix Reloaded" Post

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    5 hours and 35 min. left until the movie.... I promise to find an appropriate place to blog my non-dot-net related Matrix Reloaded impressions, and I hope everyone else does too :) And now on to the important stuff: 1. Can anyone explain why MyRecordSet...
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    Geek RSS Feeds - Condensed view

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    If you haven't seen it yet, check out the MS-related RSS feed view on http://woodster.com/rss/microsoft.aspx ... Very useful.
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    Easy Hex handling in .NET

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    Hi, This is kind of trivial, but cool anyway. Someone just emailed me this snippet of code to read hexadecimal numbers: int i = int .Parse("1FF", Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)) Neat...
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    So much to blog, so little time...

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    I've been dark for a few weeks, and will probably remain so for another month - I'm so swamped in work that I don't even have time to blog! I'm reduced to slipping in mini-posts such as this one at 3:45am, and tomorrow is a regular work day... bleh. ...
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    More on Mort...

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    I expect only Chris can clear up exactly where the "Mort" reference originated, but my favorite Mort is the DiscWorld one: Just for the record, my pet name for the clueless masses are Lemmings :)
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    Google's 15000 computer cluster

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    Web Search for a Planet: The Google Cluster Architecture An excellent read which includes some interesting design considerations for very high-throughput architectures. I wouldn't mind being exposed to that kind of project (in .NET of course)... :...
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