Archive forJanuary, 2008

Shiny new icons and improved icon editor !

Thanks to Julie’s post, I looked in the image library that comes with VS 2008 and found some nice new images.  What’s really cools is many of the icons are in Vista format.  Open them with Visual Studio, and you’ll see that the Visual Studio icon editor has also been improved, providing a preview list […]

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On patents ?

Via Julie’s blog, I stumbled upon some recent stats for last year’s US patents:   1st IBM 3148 2nd Samsung 2725 3rd Canon 1987 4th Matsushita 1941 5th Intel 1865 6th Microsoft 1637   Most of these companies, such as IBM make semi conductors and devices. Microsoft does make devices such as the XBox and […]

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Still no assurance on VBA in office ?

Despite all the talk about VBA and whether or not it will be in the next version of office, is the message from Microsoft clear ? On the Excel blog they claim “no plans for the removal” On the VSTO blog they claim “the next generation of the Microsoft Office system will definitely contain all […]

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Add As Link

in VB 2008 you get a great intellisense experience when working with XML axis properties if you add the schema(s) to your project.  You don’t need to add the actual schema, you can just add a link.   From the Project menu select Add Existing Item, browse to the xsd file then do NOT click Add, […]

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Lemon Verbena

This is one of my favourite plants. It has the most beautiful lemon fragrance as you walk by it, and makes a great cup of tea for a summer’s afternoon.     The specimen here is about 5 foot tall, and probably up to 6 foot across.

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Grape tomatoes

I haven’t grown “grape tomatoes” before. In ways they look like a cherry tomato form of romas.  They are a staking variety (indeterminate). I’m training them to have two leaders, supported by over head strings.  Judging from their growth and a couple of laterals I was slow in pinching out, it looks like they could […]

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Sweet Corn

It’s mid January as I write this and the sweet corn has tassels, but still months to go before there’s cobs. Considering the late start I had, I’m pretty happy ๐Ÿ™‚  In this picture they are almost six foot tall.

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Fresh garden salad

I had a late start to the gardening season this year, but the last couple of weeks I’ve been managing some nice salads from the garden. Tonight’s comprises snow peas, slenderette beans, grape tomatoes, early carrots, baby beetroot and cos lettuce. Add to that a handful of fresh sprouts (mung and alfalfa) ; it makes […]

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spacecollective.org

take some time out and visit: http://spacecollective.org/

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Sweet snow peas :)

Normally I grow normal peas or sugar snaps, but this year I grew snow peas, and I’m glad I did ๐Ÿ™‚  They self attached to the trellis and have been no work other than the picking and eating ๐Ÿ™‚  The ones in this photo are about 6 foot high: This is a view from the […]

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