Thursday, April 29, 2004

Psst! Wanna buy a House?

If anyone is in the market for a nice property on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, do I have a deal for you! I'll even throw in a free set of steak knives. :-)

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Dumb Newsgroup Questions

As I foray deeper into the wonderful world of C# and the .NET Framework, I find myself hanging out in the Microsoft newsgroups more and more. Now is it just me, or is the standard of questions asked there generally lower? Here are a couple I encountered today :-

When I click on any of the Toolbar Buttons, application is terminating after executing the code in toolbar buttons. Can anyone tell me why is this happening and help me to solve this?


Any could help my find how to create the code for the following algorythm:

In1: 10000000
In2: 00000000000

the algorythm runs and this is the output:


However, I did like the response to this one...

int i, j, k;
for(i=0; i for(k=0; j if(i Thread.Sleep(j);

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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Where vs Joins

Interesting article comparing using WHERE and JOIN statements to select from multiple SQL RDBMS tables.

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Friday, April 23, 2004

Program like Elvis used to

This would make for one seriously cool development setup. API reference on monitor 1, IDE on 2 & 3, newsreader on 4...

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Macros.. a little slow on the uptake

I've been using IDEs (mainly Delphi) for nearly 6 years, but I've only recently discovered the joys of keystroke macros. For the uninitiated, they provide the mechanism to save a series of keystrokes which can then be repeatedly played back. Very nice. I first started using them in VS.NET 2003 to assist with the creating of properties from cut'n'pasted member declarations, and since then have never looked back. Here are some common keyboard shortcuts to assist with using them:

Delphi 5 (Default Key Mapping)
Ctrl+Shift+R - Start/stop recording macro
Ctrl+Shift+P - Play back macro

Visual Studio.NET 2003 (Default Key Mapping)
Ctrl+Shift+R - Start/stop recording macro
Ctrl+Shift+P - Play back macro
Alt+F8 - Macros Explorer
Alt+F11 - Macros IDE

Visual Studio also gives the ability to save custom macros, which is a very handy feature. There is a Quality Central request for it to be implemented in the Delphi IDE here.

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The pressure is on

Anders Ohlsson has added me to his blog roll. So the pressure is now on to keep it updated and interesting.

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Thursday, April 22, 2004

My HTML not up to scratch

It seems that my HTML skills (or lack thereof) are not up to scratch. I need to figure out how to format my blog entries so that the ATOM and RSS feeds seperate the title from the rest of the text. :-

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D9 Gossip

Danny Thorpe posted some juicy gossip hinting at some features being worked on for the next Delphi release.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Page 23

"Most Delphi application development can be done with little or no awareness of the Windows operating system humming beneath the VCL." - Delphi Component Design by Danny Thorpe

The meme says:

Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 23.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions

(watch how it is spreading on the blogsphere here or here.)

via Anders Ohlsson's weblog.

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