Archive forMarch, 2009

The floppy: It’s back …….

In breaking news today Microsoft announced it will be releasing Windows 7 and Office 2010 on floppy disk !  Microsoft said it heard complaints from customers that their old floppy drives were made obsolete because Microsoft didn’t release software on floppy disks.  They also heard complaints that people felt detached from the software installation process.  […]

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In the garden: March 2009

It’s been a very strange season this year. A cold start, then some massive heat waves. autumn is shaping up to feel normal, and also lovely weather. The hot spells brought some veggies season to an early end: in particular beans and peas. But the good news is I got plenty of seed from them: […]

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Microsoft: make VB like C#

I was reading yet another VB versus C# rant: I don’t want to get sucked into wading into that, but I will say that anyone who thinks folks that use VB can’t use C# has really got things back the front.  Most people who use VB can read and write C# quite well; they choose […]

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String.IsNullOrEmpty : update on that nasty null reference exception

Back in April 2006, I blogged about a nasty JIT compiler optimisation that would cause String.IsNullOrEmpty to throw a null reference exception;  ironic really given that is the very thing you’d use the IsNullOrEmpty method to check against.  Well since then, due to popular demand on the connect site, this bug has been fixed in […]

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