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Oct 19, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments -

TortoiseSVN + Code.Google.com = development LOCATION nirvana

Over the last couple days I took a stab at throwing my source code up into a Google Code repository. There are several options to choose from with regards to accessing your code base… “the Google” will host your code via either Mercurial or Subversion standards… quickly browsing for recommendations, I felt like Subversion was better represented. and then quickly landed on the much recommend TortoiseSVN.  TortoiseSVN adds Subversion related context menus to Windows Explorer (or whatever your preferred “Finder” equivalent is).

Oct 6, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments -

WPF .Net 4 LOB Application Framework

https://www.BeejBlog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/WPF_Elastic_UI_Demo.mp4 (Wikipedia: LOB) GitHub Repo… key items flagged with “nugget:” comment

Sep 28, 2010 - 3 minute read - Comments -

Handy ETL JScript

import.cmd: @cscript /b import.js %* import.js <div style="background: #ddd; max-height: 300px; overflow: auto"> <ol style="background: #ffffff; margin: 0 0 0 2.5em; padding: 0 0 0 5px;"> <li> //v1.0 </li> <li class="even"> &nbsp; </li> <li> function cleanarg(i) </li> <li class="even"> { </li> <li> � � //WScript.stdout.WriteLine("i: " + i); </li> <li class="even"> � � return(WScript.Arguments(i+1).replace("\"", "")); </li> <li> } </li> <li class="even"> &nbsp; </li> <li> //WScript.stdout.WriteLine("arg count: "+WScript.Arguments.length); </li> <li class="even"> &nbsp; </li> <li> if (WScript.

Sep 23, 2010 - 7 minute read - Comments -

Overclocking ‘Skeletor’ Q9540 v1.0

[Update: 14 Dec 2010] Round 2 here Photos of the rig Well I just spent a few hours racking up some serious negative wifey points to see what I could see at the end of the OC rainbow 🙂 Current CPU specs: Intel Q9450 Quad Core 2 “Yorkfield” Got it for $382.48 including shipping back on 21 April 2008 (not quite a month after release 🙂 LGA 775 socket stock @ 2.

Sep 23, 2010 - 8 minute read - Comments

Considering Home Network Storage Alternatives

My current bottom line is that I’ve got a 6 x SATA ICH9R just sitting there on my main Windows 7 machine’s mobo for free so I slapped on 2 TB x 2 in RAID1, published a few shared folders and leave that machine powered on 24⁄7. After everything else (optical & OS drives) I had two ports left doing nothing so the previous gen 750GB’s x 2 are in RAID0 receiving scheduled backups for a little more cheap peace of mind.

Sep 23, 2010 - 5 minute read - Comments -

Logitech S715i Portable iPod Speakers Review

My primary usage scenarios is small group biking… want something that can carry some punchy bass to nearby riders over typical road/wind noise w/o being clunky or adding too much weight (we have to hop on/off a lot of trains/stairs, etc)… Highlights Reviews / Links   Retail: $150, Street: $132 Released Aug 2010 8 speakers! = 2 x 3” neodymium mid drivers, 2 x 1.

Sep 10, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments -

MS Project 101 for Developers

(Emphasis on For Developers) BLUF: the simple idea here is that it’s quite easy to project your aggregated Remaining Duration estimates into a quickie calendar date. capture a list of rational tasks – do an initial break down by individual screen if you don’t have something else in mind… a little sub-task depth is good but don’t go too deep at first… in typical software architecture, program functions and/or database objects are good candidates.

Sep 4, 2010 - 5 minute read - Comments -

CREE LED Based Bicycle Lights and Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries

References: This “Torchy” guy has great info FlashlightWiki.com is great to have at the ready for power comparison while eBay shopping each model My first time up at bat was a CREE Q5 bike light: 5 mode, rated at 345 lumens = $17.50 w/shipping Mini review: just charged up the batteries and tried the new Q5 345Lm torch… it’s pretty flippin nice for <p> [Update 09 Mar 2011] <br /> CREE T6 seems to be latest/greatest , <a href="https://shop.

Jul 13, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments -

WhatTheFont ?

Very very very handy… font lookup by uploading a bitmap example!!