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  • Arrays in SQL

    Just came across this link around array handling in SQL Server.
  • Googling from IE

    I'm always wanting to pick up an arbitrary piece of text in IE and launch a google search for it without having to type it in again. As an aside, I'm always wanting to do this outside of IE (e.g. in Word, Outlook, notepad, etc.). I'm sure it's fairly well known...
  • 2 are better than 1

    Interesting article from Microsoft Research here about the productivity gains to be made from multiple monitors. More and more desks that I pass these days have 2 screens for each developer and, certainly, some of the development environments are pretty hungy...
  • BizTalk 2004

    I've been playing with the BizTalk 2004 beta that shipped with MSDN a few weeks (months? surely not!) ago and it's been pretty positive so far. I've had quite a bit of experience with 2000 and 2002 and the new version is looking like a big leap forward. I've...
  • Windows Forms

    Picked up Chris Sells'new Windows Forms book (check out http://www.sellsbrothers.com) today - haven't had a chance to look at it just yet but from a quick flick through the chapters it looks pretty cool. It's also one of the few technical books I've seen that...
  • PDC Bloggers

    Added this site to the PDC bloggers site up here
  • New PC

    I spent a long time over the weekend trying to get my new PC all built and installed with software. In our household the PC is shared so it's a real decision as to whether to go with a single installation or whether to go for a dual-boot config. I really prefer...
  • PCs

    I'm currently building a new PC (thought it was about time to treat myself to a better machine at home) and I want it to be quiet so I went out and got myself one of these and spent a bit of time cramming foam into my PC case (heat?) in order to try and get...
  • TypePad

    I've been looking at TypePad and it certainly looks like an attractive package with people producing some great looking (although naturally that might not be the point of a blog) content up there. This led me onto thinking that more blogs should be multi-person...
  • U.S. & Them

    Really liked this link - sometimes the Onion really gets me.
  • Generality

    There's a great piece in this interview with Anders Hejlsberg where Anders gives an analogy of developers trying to meet a functional requirement with an overly generic approach (the example that he gives is of a calendar control). This seemed to sum up for...
  • Slow at business

    so, it's not often that I have what I'd call a 'business' idea in the sense of coming up with something that might actually make money but I was driving home on Friday after a long week of performance work in labs and my mind was wandering around when I came...
  • Multiple blog clients

    Currently puzzling over what the best way is to run SharpReader on my desktop at home, my laptop and my desktop at work and yet have the tool understand what I have and haven't read. At the moment I keep getting a deja vu feeling when I move from my desktop...