Archive for July, 2006

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Villand: big shot player

July 31, 2006

Villand in action

Without any former competitive poker experience, my man Villand is cleaning out Vegas! Read more.

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Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

July 25, 2006

According to MS, it will now be released by September 2006 – about friggin time, if you ask me.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/servicing/sp1_vs05/default.aspx

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screammagazine.com – your daily source for hobos, midgets and drunken madness

July 25, 2006

…and the odd quote of pure genius, for your wall of fame/shame. Today, what I found was profound wisdom, so poetically worded by the aptly named  “HappyCamper”, that it can only be presented in its original language, mongus norvegicus. The quote was in response to a (I suppose) rhetorical question regarding this: “Who are worse, the bitches or the retards standing around and cheering?”, to which the camper promptly responded:

“Kjerringene selvfølgelig Rolling EyesMongo’r er bare mongo’r, kjerringer er tross alt kjerringer”

For the entire debate, click here.

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I – conflict resolver

July 25, 2006

At times, Visual SourceSafe finds it best to upon checkin ask me: “have any conflicts in [file] been properly resolved?”. Now, how the #¤! am I supposed to know that, Mr. VSS? Oh, the horror!

 

Tempting as it is, pressing “Help” won’t help you out either…

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Generic mindf*ck

July 17, 2006

With the introduction (in .NET 2.0) of the System.Collections.Generic namespace, what are we now to call the, ehrm, generic collection classes of the v1.1 System.Collections namespace?

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Matt does not like dynamic languages

July 17, 2006

http://blogs.msdn.com/mattwar/archive/2006/04/28/585910.aspx

Even though his attempt at ridicule is clearly done with a humorous twist, he has some valid points – there does indeed seem to be some kind of a hype when it comes to dynamic languages these days. Now, don’t get me wrong, the freedom that a dynamic language can provide can at times be extremely empowering and productive (not to mention fun!), but for our current development project, I praise myself lucky that we went with a statically typed language (C#) every time I have to do a major refactoring, which happens more often than you might think…

Still, we are not totally without dynamics <g>. Some bits of the project are actually being written in IronPython, more on that later (maybe).

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Only vinyl is real!

July 15, 2006

Bandmate HJ aka Atom Vinter has started his own distro/DIY 7″ vinyl only record label: No posers please! Support the underground – stay hungry. Ugh!