Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

Introducing Shelly

Say hello to the new face which is rocking my world: Her name is Shelly. Update: A Shelly Santo...

Author: Addys Date: 06/21/2006

LINQ at the NYC Code Camp this Saturday

I'll be delivering my famous (ok, not really) "LINQ & C# 3.0 For Mere Mortals" presentation at...

Author: Addys Date: 02/23/2006

[OT] 0 Items!

Kirk Allen Evan inspired me to finally take action on something which has been on my to-do list for...

Author: Addys Date: 02/12/2006

[OT] Not enough music!

I haven't been listening to music much lately, which must mean that I haven't been coding enough...

Author: Addys Date: 02/07/2006

Anti-Agile development conference

Agile developers should get a smile (at least) from http://www.waterfall2006.com/. This anti-agile...

Author: Addys Date: 02/06/2006

GDI + LINQ = Generate a bar graph in a single line of code

This is a simplified version of actual code from an app I'm working on. There are a few lines of...

Author: Addys Date: 01/22/2006

Code Snippet: Setting NTFS permissions

My previous post shows how to use Windows32.Security to read and set permissions to the registry....

Author: Addys Date: 01/22/2006

Code Snippet: Working with Permissions (ACLs/ACEs) in C# under .Net 1.1

I've been working lately on adding "self-healing" capabilities to a certain application. The idea is...

Author: Addys Date: 01/22/2006

[OT] Coolest 360 upgrade yet (might be a bit pricey though)

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/dec05/12-27URGE360PR.mspx "Conceived by Nissan Design...

Author: Addys Date: 12/29/2005

Something really was wrong with Google's original PageRank...

... and this guy put his finger on it: Something is Wrong with Google's Mathematical Model (Math...

Author: Addys Date: 12/16/2005

So are we cool again now?

It will be interesting to see how the "Web 2.0" crowds reacts to the new "Windows Live" and "Office...

Author: Addys Date: 11/01/2005

LINQ presentation slides

The PPT deck from my "LINQ For Mere Mortals" is available on NJ Code Camp, or here (direct link).

Author: Addys Date: 10/27/2005

XOR in C#

Random factoid: Use ^ for bitwise XOR in C#, for example: a = a ^ c; (or simply: a ^= c;)

Author: Addys Date: 10/27/2005

LINQ for mere mortals @ NJ Code Camp, this Saturday (Oct. 15th)

If the LINQ materials currently available on the web make your head spin (Lambda Expressions? Query...

Author: Addys Date: 10/14/2005

VS.NET Bug? Easter Egg?

After "Collapsing to Definitions" (Cntl-M,Cntl-O), Visual Studio decided to color the collapsed code...

Author: Addys Date: 10/02/2005

Microsoft Brings .Net to Katrina Relief Effort

Spread the word about http://www.katrinasafe.com/ , a site which helps unite the victims of Katrina...

Author: Addys Date: 09/06/2005

[OT] The problem with foolproof software is...

"We keep trying to make our software foolproof. The problem is that the universe keeps coming up...

Author: Addys Date: 08/30/2005

[OT] Overclocking yourself

[OT] = Off-Topic... Tom's hardware guide has an article on "Overclocking Yourself" : "There comes a...

Author: Addys Date: 08/28/2005

Setting up a .NET Development Tree

Not new but worth mentioning anyway: Mike Robert treats us to a detailed recipe for building up a...

Author: Addys Date: 08/24/2005

ILMerge - Merge your entire solution into a single assembly!

This is so cool... I can't wait to get home and try it out!...

Author: Addys Date: 08/19/2005

It sure is quiet around here...

Wow, long time with no posts... To everyone who contacted me recently regarding BlogWave, WSSDAL or...

Author: Addys Date: 08/19/2005

Buzzword of the day : "Information Civilian"

BoingBoing mentions "information civilians". I haven't heard this term before but I definitely like...

Author: Addys Date: 07/20/2005

EDRA moved to slicker new site

EDRA moved from the previous dinky GDN workspace to a P&P site with some slick new features...

Author: Addys Date: 07/19/2005

Proxy Detection : Take the Burden Off Users with Automatic Configuration in .NET

I lost count of how many hours I spent trying to track these issues down in BlogWave......

Author: Addys Date: 07/19/2005

CTP Madness Mapper

I really needed this a few weeks back- Channel 9 has an interactive display of which CTPs work with...

Author: Addys Date: 07/11/2005

I Love MSN, I Hate MSN

I LOVE MSN Virtually everything released by the MSN team in the last year or two rocks. Spaces. MSN...

Author: Addys Date: 06/21/2005

ClearType Tuner makes your code (and everything else) look better

Royo mentions his preference wrt coding fonts. I recently (re)discovered a tool which is just as...

Author: Addys Date: 06/14/2005

BlogWave RC2

<6/2 Update: fixed 404 on download link><6/1 Update: The download link now points to RC3,...

Author: Addys Date: 05/31/2005

[OT] Birthday post

Ooops, it has been over a month since my last post. Time flies when you are too busy to sleep :) So,...

Author: Addys Date: 05/22/2005

The training progresses....

Indigo is sexy; Avalon is sexier.

Author: Addys Date: 04/13/2005

More search coolness

hm..... This is apparently more of a research prototype than real release or even beta, but still...

Author: Addys Date: 04/11/2005

Scotty, beam me up

I'm back at the Redmond mothership for a week of training. Indigo, Avalon, Longhorn, Office 12, WSE,...

Author: Addys Date: 04/11/2005

MSN Search vs. Google

As a Microsoft employee, I want to do my small part in making MSN Search better. They have the...

Author: Addys Date: 04/06/2005

test post

Testing 1,2,3... -- Posted by BlogWave v.next :)

Author: Addys Date: 04/03/2005

A tip, a tool and a book

The Tip: If your mouse has thumb buttons, they are usually mapped (by default) to "back" and...

Author: Addys Date: 03/24/2005

Out-Googling Google

One of the things I like best about Google is their clean, elegant and functional UIs. Microsoft's...

Author: Addys Date: 03/11/2005

Why Microsoft Won, according to OSS/Unix guru Marcus Ranum

I found this article on Slashdot. It is a well written commentary on the state of Unix/Linux,...

Author: Addys Date: 03/07/2005

[OT] One step closer to geek movie heaven

The new trailer for Episode 3 is out - http://www.aol.com/starwars/trailer/index.adp?type=lrg...

Author: Addys Date: 03/06/2005

The magic URL for fixing a broken Sharepoint page

I know it exists, but every time I need it I still spend 15 minutes searching. So, once and for all,...

Author: Addys Date: 03/02/2005

WssDal - a Sharepoint Web Services alternative

About 2 months ago I asked if anyone was interested in an alternative to the WSS webservices. A few...

Author: Addys Date: 03/02/2005

Sauce Reader (v1.10BETA) chokes on UTF-16 RSS?

Can anyone else confirm that Sauce Reader doesn't support Unicode RSS?

Author: Addys Date: 03/02/2005

Random musings and an Infopath tip

Random musings... I have had too much sugar today and too little sleep last night, so my brain is a...

Author: Addys Date: 02/17/2005

Another VSTO dev tip

Office will only load managed code assemblies which are fully trusted by the .Net CAS policy. When...

Author: Addys Date: 02/13/2005

VSTO 2003 Development Tip

One of the more annoying aspects of developing a VSTO solution is debugging deployment issues. The...

Author: Addys Date: 02/10/2005

Is Gmail ramping up for a release?

Gmail has become very generous with their invites lately (I have 50 invites available on my account,...

Author: Addys Date: 02/08/2005

One year and counting...

Hey, I just noticed that last week was exactly 12 months since I joined Microsoft. Time really does...

Author: Addys Date: 01/25/2005

What does a petabyte of data look like?

Today I saw my first petabyte system. A SAN composed of multiple cabinets, each one with 225 disks...

Author: Addys Date: 01/05/2005

FireFox ate my cat!

Actually, it was my Linksys wireless router. And maybe "ate" isn't the most accurate description of...

Author: Addys Date: 01/04/2005

Are the Sharepoint Web Services too complex? Looking for something better?

I'm looking for a few people to help beta-test an alternative to Sharepoint's web services. The...

Author: Addys Date: 12/30/2004

Utility and source code here (http://www.addysanto.com/blog/fixsitelinks.zip) Introduction WSS 2.0...

Author: Addys Date: 12/29/2004

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