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    The Precious

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    When the light broke in from a crack in the bunker ceiling, I was not alarmed. I knew it would inevitably come to this, that I could not stay holed up forever. Eventually they would find me. I thought about what this day would be like, off and on, for...
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    Ominous Post

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    Something is coming.
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    Elegance in Asynchrony

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    Last week at the PDC we released the Async CTP (community technology preview) for C# and VB.  It’s got this really nifty feature that turns otherwise horrendous gobbledygook of callback nastiness into nice legible, linear source code, so you can actually write asynchronous code as if it were synchronous; no muss, no fuss.

    But I don’t really need to tell you about this, as you’ve certainly read umpteen other blogs and news articles already that have either confounded you with a bazillion examples or threatened you with what the code would have otherwise looked like, the kinds of software geek horrors reserved for Halloween night obfuscation contests.

    We’ve all been there, right?

     

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    Building a LINQ IQueryable Provider – Part XVII (IQToolkit 0.17)

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    This is the seventeenth in a series of posts on how to build a LINQ IQueryable provider. If you thought this series would last this long then you must have some eerie metaphysical powers of insight that go beyond mere blind faith in the gods of the interwebs. So powerful, in fact, you may now be considered a threat to national security, since with all your witchery and kanoodling you might be secretly tapping the thoughts and provoking the actions of persons in higher office into doing unthinkable, irrevocable things. You may think you are doing good by protecting the innocent from master villains like Sylar, but the normals will still fear you anyway. You might want to keep a lookout for strange black sedans parked down the street from your home. I know I do. ...
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    Building a LINQ IQueryable Provider – Part XVI (IQToolkit 0.16)

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    This is the sixteenth in a series of posts on how to build a LINQ IQueryable provider. If you have not read the previous posts you might try rolling into a ball and crying for momma. That’s right, reading on is as hazardous to your health as a skinned knee. Just be warned and have an anti-biotic on hand. ...
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    Building a LINQ IQueryable provider - Part XV (IQToolkit v0.15)

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    This is the fifteenth in a series of posts on how to build a LINQ IQueryable provider. If you have not read the previous posts you might try searching for the audio tapes on www.Bing.com. That would be a lot easier than reading. You won't find any, but you'll feel better for having tried. ...
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    Building a LINQ IQueryable provider - Part XIV

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    This is the fourteenth in a series of posts on how to build a LINQ IQueryable provider. If you have not read the previous posts you might request a weeks vacation, sit back, relax with a mochacino in one hand a netbook in the other, or if you've got better...
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    Building a LINQ IQueryable Provider - Part XIII

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    This is the thirteenth in a series of posts on how to build a LINQ IQueryable provider. If you have not read the previous posts you probably have a life beyond the keyboard, but if you don't then follow the link below to find oodles more to help fill your meaningless existence. ...
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    LINQ IQToolkit on CodePlex

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    The LINQ IQueryable Toolkit is now a CodePlex project. http://www.codeplex.com/IQToolkit Going forward this will the be official site to find the latest greatest source bits. I'll continue to post here about the toolkit, how to use it and to show...
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    Building a LINQ IQueryable Provider - Part XII

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    This is the twelfth in a series of posts on how to build a LINQ IQueryable provider. If you have not read the previous posts you probably were born yesterday. How could you possibly make sense of this post without any context at all? At least make an attempt. Sometimes I don't know why I bother. ...
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