June 2007 - Posts

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More Vista Baby Naming Fallout by Bil Simser

I have over 100 links to other blogs, news sites, and rumblings (including Windows Vista magazine and The Guardian) over the naming of our daughter last month . I'll probably post a follow-up with links to them, as some of them are quite humorous. However...
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Change Calendar Time Zone by Bil Simser

Got an odd message this morning as I was slugging through emails (and figuring out how to corrupt the world with my new CrackBerry). I have no idea what this means? Someone changed Mountain Standard Time and I didn't get the memo or something?
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ReSharper Goodness? by Bil Simser

One of our devs was doing a refresh from source control just now and got this ReSharper exception: JetBrains.ReSharper.Util.InternalErrorException: Shit happened Shit happened ---> JetBrains.ReSharper.Util.InternalErrorException: Shit happened at JetBrains...
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Project Structure - By Artifact or Business Logic? by Bil Simser

We're currently at a crossroads about how to structure projects. On one hand we started down the path of putting classes and files into folders that made sense according to programming speak. That it, Interfaces; Enums; Exceptions; ValueObjects; Repositories;...
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More ReSharper 3.0 Goodness by Bil Simser

Found an interesting tidbit today. I had a piece of code with the word "bug" in a comment. It showed up like this in my IDE: Lo and behold I found that ReSharper is finding keywords in my comments and colorizing them so they stand out. It also does this...
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Richard Campbell in Calgary Wednesday, June 27 by Bil Simser

Richard Campbell will be presenting to the Calgary .NET User Group on Wednesday, June 27th. Richard is the co-host of .NET Rocks and an awesome speaker. Based out of Vancouver, he haunts our Calgary corner a few times (last time I remember he was at our...
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A Visual Tour of ReSharper 3.0 by Bil Simser

ReSharper 3.0 is out now in final form and looks great. Here's a visual walkthrough of some of the 3.0 features, along with some old and otherwise existing ones ReSharper has to offer. Code Analysis ReSharper 3.0 has more code analysis features than previous...
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Mike Cohn is blogging by Bil Simser

Or maybe I'm just slow on the uptake? I got word via Mountain Goat Software , Mike's company, that his blog Succeeding with Agile is now available. However there are posts there dating back to January. In any case, whether it's new or not, it's a blogger...
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No iPhone for you Canada! by Bil Simser

I was informed by informed sources (and this is probably old news) that they'll be no iPhones for Canadians, unless you're willing to pay Cingular roaming charges. I was planning on getting an iPhone but found out that a) the plan is locked to Cingular...
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Load Testing Smart Clients by Bil Simser

It's a question, not a blog post. Anyone got some good tips, tricks, techniques, and tools for load testing Smart Clients? There's a plethora of info out for load testing web applications but little to nothing on Smart Clients. Just looking for ideas...
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