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 Friday, 23 May 2008

I’m all about controlling every aspect of my environment Today’s tool is from randyrants.com. SharpKeys is a keyboard remapper that writes the necessary registry keys to let you re-map any key on your keyboard.

If, for example, you always hit the windows key when playing a fullscreen game that causes it to minimize and makes you lose the final round (or race, or..  anything losable), you can re-map this key to be, for example, another shift key.

It officially supports Win2000, XP and, even if not “officially” supported, it works well on Windows Vista.

 

If you don’t want to search in the keys list for that “mute” button on your keyboard to change it to something else, you can use the “Type Key” feature that will select that key automatically.

 

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Friday, 23 May 2008 09:07:08 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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 Thursday, 22 May 2008

All the Mix08 sessions are online !

I also found this blog post with links to the wmv of all 88 sessions if you want to watch them offline.

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Thursday, 22 May 2008 09:15:28 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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 Wednesday, 21 May 2008

At my company, we have a windows service, built in C#, that makes automatic modifications to Active Directory groups. This process use the function call “FindAll()” from the System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher class.

It seems that the SearchResultCollection returned by the FindAll method can’t release it’s unmanaged resources by itself, so you need to call explicitly the Dispose() method.

From MSDN:

Due to implementation restrictions, the SearchResultCollection class cannot release all of its unmanaged resources when it is garbage collected. To prevent a memory leak, you must call the Dispose method when the SearchResultCollection object is no longer needed.

 

Wednesday, 21 May 2008 14:54:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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 Friday, 16 May 2008

Today’s tool is for all of you programmers/bloggers, who want to have that perfectly syntax highlighted code for your posts.  CopySourceAsHtml is a Visual Studio 2005 addin that does all the dirty work for you.

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You get also a lot of options for font selection, line numbering, indentation and setting custom CSS styles.

 

Friday, 16 May 2008 19:24:24 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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 Tuesday, 06 May 2008

This code example sets the permission to create files and update them in a folder for a particular user but doesn’t propagate these permissions to the subfolders.

 

using System.Security.AccessControl;

 

System.IO.DirectoryInfo folderInfo = new System.IO.DirectoryInfo(folder);

DirectorySecurity folderSecurity = folderInfo.GetAccessControl();

 

FileSystemAccessRule rule =

      new FileSystemAccessRule(

      "Domain\\username",

      FileSystemRights.ReadAndExecute |

        FileSystemRights.AppendData |

        FileSystemRights.CreateFiles |

        FileSystemRights.Write,

      InheritanceFlags.ObjectInherit,

      PropagationFlags.None,

      AccessControlType.Allow);

 

folderSecurity.AddAccessRule(rule);

folderInfo.SetAccessControl(folderSecurity);

Tuesday, 06 May 2008 17:52:15 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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 Thursday, 01 May 2008

The Office Labs at Microsoft gave us a nice (and free) product.

Community Clips is a free tool that can be used to do screencasts and help videos.  It integrated directly in the quick access bar in office 2007 applications and can also be used outside of these applications with the tray icon it creates.

It generates very lightweight .wmv files and is really easy to use.

 

Thursday, 01 May 2008 18:24:19 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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 Friday, 29 February 2008

Originally taken from codesnipers.com

Programming is like sex because :

  • One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life. (Michael Sinz)
  • Once you get started, you'll only stop because you're exhausted.
  • It often takes another experienced person to really appreciate what you're doing.
  • Conversely, there's some odd people who pride themselves on their lack of experience.
  • You can do it for money or for fun.
  • If you spend more time doing it than watching TV, people think you're some kind of freak.
  • It's not really an appropriate topic for dinner conversation.
  • There's not enough taught about it in public school.
  • It doesn't make any sense at all if you try to explain it in strictly clinical terms.
  • Some people are just naturally good.
  • But some people will never realize how bad they are, and you're wasting your time trying to tell them.
  • There are a few weirdos with bizarre practices nobody really is
    comfortable with.
  • One little thing going wrong can ruin everything.
  • It's a great way to spend a lunch break.
  • Everyone acts like they're the first person to come up with a new technique.
  • Everyone who's done it pokes fun at those who haven't.
  • Beginners do a lot of clumsy fumbling about.
  • You'll miss it if it's been a while.
  • There's always someone willing to write about the only right way to do things.
  • It doesn't go so well when you're drunk, but you're more likely to do it.
  • Sometimes it's fun to use expensive toys.
  • Other people just get in the way.
Friday, 29 February 2008 16:51:24 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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 Thursday, 07 February 2008

The company where I work is currently hiring.  We’re searching for two superstar C# developers for a Research and Development project.

So, if you live near Montreal (Canada) or wish to move here and want to contribute to a great team, send me your CV at stan@stanbiron.com and I’ll contact you individually for more details.

 

Thursday, 07 February 2008 09:23:01 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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