And I'm TechEd bound. The new tablet has VPC images waiting to be filled up. I can finally blog about VS Team System, the Information Bridge Framework looks nifty from the outside (the download page has a lucid 3-line description, skip the fluff), and I can't wait for TechEd Bingo. Marcie's even hosting a Birds of a Feather session (Wednesday 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM, 14A). It promises to be a fun week. Hope to meet a bunch of you there!
There remains confusion over what to inherit from when creating custom exceptions. Best-practises opinions range from the .NET Framework documentation: “If you are designing an application that needs to create its own exceptions, derive from the ApplicationException class,” through to the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference (Vol.1): “You should not define new exception classes derived from ApplicationException; use Exception instead. In addition, you should not write code that catches ApplicationException.” So which is it?
Random number generators written in code (or any deterministic algorithm) aren't really random. You could go as far as to say that unless based on nondeterministic events at a quantum level, there will (theoretically) be a way of predicting the next number in a series. Taking it this far might sound silly, but it gets the point across.