Following Up On the Dispose Pattern

Alright. Enough about vacations, it’s time to get back to work, so let’s dig our teeth into the dispose pattern again. In a recent post, I wrote up a potential error I saw in the Framework Design Guidelines.

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Crosswalk Design

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This post about crosswalk countdowns and icons reminds me of the crosswalk icon in Bilbao.

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Earn More While On Vacation

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Well my wife and I arrived back from Spain tonight after a grueling series of flights. Is it just me or has this heightened security environment we live in today given airport staff a crutch to be completely rude and uncommitted to decent service? Is it not possible for security and service to go together hand in hand? It is certainly something we strive for as software developers.

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To The 57 Lynx Users Last Month

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Lynx Welcome!

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Adios Suckers. We're Packed and Ready to Go.

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Map of Spain The missus and I are pretty much packed and ready to go. We have to be at the airport at 5 AM. Yes, that is AM as in early morning (or late at night depending how you look at it).

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A Closer Look At The Dispose Pattern

The Framework Design Guidelines has an illuminating discussion on the Dispose pattern for implementing IDisposable in chapter 9 section 3. However, there was one place where I found a potential problem.

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Defining a Contract Is Hard

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As soon as I saw the code sample on K. Scott Allen’s latest blog post, I knew he was talking about the Membership Provider.

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Achieving Pixel Perfect Skins in DotNetNuke

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One complaint that I’ve had about DotNetNuke (DNN for short) is the difficulty I’ve had in creating skins that match client design comps exactly to the pixel. And believe me, they check every single one.

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Burning Man 2005 From Space

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If you zoom real closely, you can see me waving at the satellite.

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DevSource Article on Exceptions

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I am now a published DevSource article author. :)

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Revenge of the Nerd?

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BoingBoing has this story on a guy who fixes computers in exchange for…er…special favors from female customers. First the plumber, and now the computer guy. This could start a whole new breed of dirty movies.

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Flickr Does Search Well With Clustering

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Rock Recently, two posts have given me an increased appreciation for what Flickr has accomplished with their clustering feature.

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Viva España

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So in exactly one week Akumi and I will be on a plane to Spain where it rains in the plains (please excuse me). We are flying into Madrid in the morning of the 20^th^ where we’ll stay the night. There, we will meet up with Akumi’s brother and his wife who will have flown in from Japan a couple days earlier.

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Haacked.com Makes Breakin' History

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I would like to take this moment to point out that as far as I know (and the judges are still confirming this), I may have made history with my last blog post as the first geek blogger in history to mention Breakin’, Electric Boogaloo and Beat Streat all in the same blog post with proper IMDB linkage.

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I Ain't Chicken...I WILL Deploy 2.0

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Chicken An IM conversation I had with a teammate on a project today…

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Worst Software Bugs in History

Wired News has a very interesting article on History’s worst software flaws.

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Faster than Einstein

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Ingo Rammer writes about the theoretical limit to reducing latency. Since 1994, we’ve reduced latency by 10 times, but increased bandwidth by millions. We can make the pipes fatter, but we can’t make the data any faster than the speed of light unless, as Ingo points out, “you prove Einstein wrong”.

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How Is The Weather?

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The title of my post is meant to indicate that this post is not technical in nature, but rather just a bit of small talk, chit-chat, idle conversation. You know, the sort of surface level conversation meant to break the ice and pass the time. How is the weather where you are?

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Geek Underrepresentation In Hollywood

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FogCreek commissioned a documentary about their summer intern project named Aardvark which ended up releasing Copilot, a product to help your mom with her computer woes.

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Google Referals Program

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Logged into my ad-sense account and noticed that Google started a referral program. Very cool!

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