Saturday, November 25, 2006
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 Monday, November 20, 2006
This article looks at the potential performance issues of String.Format() when used with StringBuilder.
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 Tuesday, November 07, 2006
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 Wednesday, November 01, 2006
For those of you who like to live on the edge (are you hearing me Sam?), Microsoft has released an October CTP for Orcas -- the next version of Visual Studio. You can get it here.

Once again, it is in the form of a Virtual PC image but the 4GB download has been separated into chunks of 700MB. Also, don't forget to download the base image if you haven't already. Happy downloading!

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For many programmers (except Mark Miller -- he's mostly caffeine-free, believe it or not), coffee is probably the most consistenly-consumed beverage. For me, it's like a warm security blanket in my mouth. And, by extension, my coffeemaker is probably the kitchen appliance that I have the most dependence on. If the coffeemaker doesn't work, my whole rhythm can be thrown off.

Yesterday, my coffee maker failed me.

Until yesterday, I was the owner of a Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker. Unfortunately, it decided to take a leak all over my countertop. Only half of the coffee actually made it into the pot. So, it was like pouring out 5 cups of coffee all over my kitchen. Needless to say, I was pretty hacked off. And, worse than that, I had far too little coffee to have a productive day of coding!

I toughed it out until my trophy wife got home. She sympathized and recommended that we head over to Kohls to purchase a new coffeemaker. We decided that, because of my obvious chemical dependency, we should go ahead and drop the $200 to get the Bunn BTX 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer. After all, it's a business expense, right? This morning, I got my first 3-minute pot of quality coffee and I'm not disappointed. But, I'm wondering if I can claim this thing on my taxes.

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