Starting to get LINQ

I’m finding that I’m using LINQ more and more for simple problems that would otherwise have longwinded solutions.  The brevity that LINQ offers is pretty powerful, and I appreciate that LINQ allows me to express what I want clearly and get the desired result. One example today was when working... [Read More]
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This alias is either really cool or just plain wrong

I was working in a custom control today that exposes a dependency property of type System.Collections.ObjectModel.ObservableCollection<System.DateTime>.  After typing that type name a few times I decided it was time for a using statement at the top of the file to shorten things up.  But even ObservableCollection<DateTime> is pretty long. I... [Read More]

Improper Assumptions

We are in the final stretch of moving into our townhouse in Redmond.  We have to be out of the apartment by Tuesday morning in fact.  One of the tasks that's been on my plate since we bought the townhouse was to adjust the water heater to a manageable temperature,... [Read More]

Big Brother

Back in May, a couple hours after we arrived at the temporary apartment in Redmond, we pulled the laptop out to jump online.  Aboda furnishes their apartments with wireless cable modems, which is very nice.  We needed to pull up directions to go to dinner, and my instinct was to... [Read More]