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  • Linq to NHibernate

    This series of posts is going to be interesting whether you use NHibernate or not as it starts to walk through how you can implement IQueryable on something real (like NHibernate). I didn't understand some of the NHibernate stuff but I was following the LINQ...
  • What are UK developers interested in hearing about?

    One of the questions that we asked on the feedback forms that we handed out at our recent Roadshow events was; " Which topics are you more interested in hearing about at future events?" I've no idea whether I'm supposed to share this data with you or not but...
  • Adventures in Networking

    I wasted a bunch of time today. I got a new Gigabit networking switch to put between some machines at home. I cabled it up and, as a first pass, I tried copying a big file from one machine to another (both Vista). I got; Machine1 -> Machine2 ( 20 MB/second...
  • WPF/E and ASP.NET Controls

    Via Mike Harsh I came across this post (from Bryant) on using ASP.NET server controls to generate XAML rather than HTML. This reminded me of something that Phil talked about a while ago in his post here (in the context of WPF rather than WPF/E and that perhaps...
  • XBAP's coming for FireFox?

    "I know nothing" (you knew this already) but I read about it here so it could be true :-)
  • HP nc8430 - Adding a second hard-drive via the multi-bay slot

    Just a word of "warning". I'm 2 days into using my HP nc8430 and it seems like a great machine but I've struggled for 2 days to understand why the supplied second hard drive that looked like it would slot into the multi-bay on the side instead of the DVD drive...
  • First 64-bit Gremlin - Finding the Mail Applet in 64-bit Vista in the Control Panel

    I was trying to set up a separate email profile for use in demos and I was really struggling on Vista 64-bit. In the control panel, the familiar "email accounts" applet simply isn't there. As you can see - there is no mail betwen Keyboard and Mouse :-( So,...
  • Moving to 64-bit Vista

    I've managed to get myself a new laptop. On our recent Roadshow, one delegate actually wrote about my session "Someone should buy this guy a new laptop" and I've never agreed more. It wouldn't be appropriate to have a go at the vendor that made my previous...
  • BPEL Activities for WF

    Via Paul's blog post here; BPEL for Windows Workflow Foundation March Community Technology Preview is released You can now get a preview of the BPEL activities for WF. I've had a number of people over time ask me "How does WF line up with/against BPEL" so those...
  • The .NET Developer Network

    Guy is putting together a new, free user group in the Bristol area that he's called the .NET Developer Network ( dot-net-dev-net :-) ). I've know Guy for quite a long time and I've seen him speak at various events and he's a great speaker and he's also pops...
  • System.NET in "Orcas"

    I'm writing this from a train where I'd run out of things to do and it suddenly occurred to me to have a look at my "Orcas" VPC and see whether the System.Net namespace expanded to include any of the Peer to Peer capabilities for XP (Service Pack 1 onwards...
  • First, Do No Harm

    <rant> I came home to find my PC that was running XP when I left the house sitting there running Vista. When I left the house, the PC had a bunch of unsaved work on the screen including a particularly useful Virtual PC image. What happened is that whilst...
  • Streaming with "LINQ to XML"

    I found this post on the struggle that the XML team has had to try and get streaming to work intuitively with the LINQ pattern and the new API's in System.Xml.Linq really interesting.
  • DreamScene

    I had a bit of a play with DreamScene following the "Content Pack" coming out . I quite like this stuff - it looks pretty cool. My only "problem" is that on my laptop playing one of these DreamScene videos takes about 25-30% of my CPU which isn't going to be...
  • Live Search Gadget

    Really like this gadget for searching Live and also this one for searching MSDN . This is how I want the web to work with my machine. I want a nice local UI with a back-end web-service. I don't want (usually) to spark up a browser just to do this stuff.
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