• Dialogue from Airplane

    For your enjoyment, here is some great dialogue from the movie Airplane. Why am I providing this? Because it is funny and because I wanted to.

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  • System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser and Selenium

    I work with the WebBrowser control that was introduced in .NET 2.0 (as well as the ActiveX browser it is based on) a lot at work. As a result, I’ve come to learn a lot about some of the various intricacies that Internet Explorer has as well as the browser control in general.

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  • Blocked threads and transparent proxies

    (note - if you’re reading this in a feed reader like Google Reader, sorry - the code snippets look awful… if anyone has any suggestions on good ways to get code to look good in the webpage and feed readers, I’d appreciate it)

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  • Whatever happened with Share Your OPML???

    I was digging around my old posts and bookmarks and stumbled across my post on the Share Your OPML website from over a year ago. Whatever happened with that site? It quite literally hasn’t changed since the service started as far as I can tell. I really like the idea and I wouldn’t mind at all if the site added a few services or something. I went ahead and updated my OPML (which has literally doubled) and you can check it out here. If you’ve got an account with them, go ahead and update your list and then comment with a link to it.

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  • I'll be at devLink 2007

    I’m pretty excited this year, because I’ll be going to my first developer conference. devLink 2007 will be held in Nashville, TN on October 12 and 13. You can’t beat the return that you’ll get from this conference because, for the low, low price of $50, you’ll get to hear from such speakers at Brad Abrams, Scott Bellware, Jean-Paul S. Boodhoo, and Rockford Lhotka just to name a few. All this for $50!!!

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  • Why Visual Basic annoys me

    Visual Basic annoys me because of the way arrays are initialized.

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  • The Testing Continuum

    In the few years that I’ve worked as a software developer, I’ve read and seen many examples of testing software. As a result, my own thinking regarding testing has changed drastically over the past year or two. It seems that there is a continuum behind the thinking that goes behind testing. I originally titled this post “the Evolution of Testing Thought Processes” but evolution doesn’t describe this as well for me, because I find myself moving between the different processes depending on the circumstances.

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  • A simple function to get a WebClient (with proxy) in PowerShell

    I was browsing around a few days ago and came across a link to a blog post on the SAPIEN website about searching live.com from PowerShell. Sounds cool, I think, so I download it to try it out only to be thwarted by the proxy at work.

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  • Powershell Stickers! Yay!

    /n software has a promotion going right now where you can get a free Powershell sticker from them. I haven’t been so excited about stickers since elementary school!

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  • Books I'm trying to read right now

    I have so many books I need to read right now, it isn’t even funny. In my office at home, I’ve got about 8+ books which I need to read, and the majority haven’t even been started yet.

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