• Standard Feed Icons

    As some of you may have noticed, I changed my blog’s theme ever so slightly to encorporate the cool, orange feed icon:

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  • Tracepoints!!!

    First thing - jfo’s coding is a great blog. I regularly find her posts very helpful and relevant to what I’m working on. If you’re not already reading her blog, you should check it out.

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  • 65% of my time in Garbage Collection?!?

    A few days ago, I was working in Visual Studio 2005 and I was getting awful performance out of it. I decided to pull up Process Explorer to see if I could determine where the problem was. I right-clicked on devenv.exe and pulled up its properties and went to the .NET tab. You can then use the combo box to select different .NET performance measures. Here’s what I found:

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  • A Hard Copy of the Internet...

    According to Gadgetopia, a nine-year old in North Dakota made a bet with his older brother that he could print the entire Internet.

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  • Short rant on proxies and utilities that don't support them

    The majority of the time I spend in front of computers is at work where a proxy has been set up. I don’t have a problem with proxies, but it does really annoy me when I try out applications that have very limited support for them. It doesn’t help any that the configuration for the proxy at work is through a configuration script (in Internet Explorer, see Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN settings -> Use automatic configuration script).

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  • Dual monitors are great, but what about 24?!?

    Words can’t describe this. You’ve got to see it for yourself.

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  • My thoughts on the Live.com search engine

    Live.com received a makeover recently, and their search engine has been revamped. I’ve played around with Live.com before, but never really used it. The changes they’ve made are definitely an improvement, but after adding a few of my own feeds to it, I’m still seeing some unexpected behavior such as sections overlapping each other. I’m using the IE7 beta 2 preview.

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  • More on the FlowLayoutPanel

    I’ve blogged about the FlowLayoutPanel in the past. It is a highly useful control in certain circumstances, but it doesn’t behave as expected a lot of the time. In trying to better explain how it works, I created a small test program to show what it is doing. Here is what it looks like:

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  • Working with Extended MAPI from .NET

    Lately, I’ve been doing some work with integrating some of my managed applications with Outlook. There are a lot of code examples and articles out there on using the Outlook COM interop library for tying into Outlook, but be prepared for a lot of security prompts for the user. I understand the reasoning behind those security prompts, but man are they annoying.

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  • Setting a focus on load

    This may not be new for everyone, but I just learned it today. In webpages, to set focus to a control after a page has loaded, you handle the body’s onload event and then call the focus method off of the control.

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