A lighter workload...

Today will probably be my last day of blogging for about a week while I am on vacation. I’ll actually be on a cruise ship in Alaska so I won’t have much (if any) internet or even cell phone access. I do get some free minutes on the ship’s internet... [Read More]

Microsoft Funding New Open-Source Digital IDs

Right on the heels of Microsoft’s claim that free software like Linux violates 235 of its patents, they announced that they will be funding several new projects to develop open-source versions of the CardSpace technology used for digital information cards. As part of this effort, Microsoft released the... [Read More]

Google buys Feedburner

According to a recent article on TechCrunch, the RSS feed management company Feedburner is in the closing stages of being acquired by Google for around $100M US. According to their source, who is rumored to be close to the deal, it is all cash and mostly upfront. The deal is... [Read More]

Debugging in Visual Studio 2005 with a Symbol Server

We have all had the experience of debugging an application in Visual Studio and run into the problem of not having the debugging symbols or having incorrect symbols. This is particularly true when you need to step into .NET CLR code to track down a problem. Microsoft maintains a public... [Read More]

Do not initialize unnecessarily

If any one has ever run FxCop or Visual Studio Code Analysis (yes, I know they are basically the same thing, but there are some subtle differences) you have probably run into rule CA1805: Do not initialize unnecessarily. As I was cleaning up some FxCop errors on some inherited code... [Read More]