C# .NET Quizzes

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Colin has a nice little quiz about enumeration on his blog. Basically he asks, how would you implement a class to enumerate through all the letters of the alphabet. Below is my “cute” response.

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SQL TIP: Prefixing Stored Procedure With "sp_" Gives Your SP a Bad Name

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Found this interesting article via Hassan Voyeau that details the performance penalty when naming your stored procedure with an sp_ prefix in a database other than the master database.

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MUSIC: My Finger Is On The Button

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If you’re a fan of good music (I mean objectively, not subjectively) I plan to recommend a few songs here and there in this blog. Never mind the fact that if you end up purchasing the songs via my site, I get paid. I give you my word, a vow, that I will never lead you musically astray. I may lead you astray in other ways, but not in music.

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Drag and Drop an RSS (or ATOM) Link Into RSS Bandit

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Given that I’ve written much of the documentation for RSS Bandit on the documentation site and have spent a lot of time in the code making a few contributions here and there, I feel a bit sheepish that I didn’t know about this particular feature.

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A Spot Of Tea

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Being married to a Japanese woman, I’ve cultivated a love of tea. Although Koreans have great tea as well, it doesn’t figure as highly in the culture as it does for the Japanese.

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30 Trips Around The Sun

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Today marks the completion of my thirtieth trip around the sun. And it’s been a scenic ride. Much love and thanks to my lovely wife for putting together a little shindig for me and a few of our closest friends. Great food and drink were consumed and a good time was had by all.

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SQL QUIZ: The Difference Between ISNULL and COALESCE

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What will the last two lines print. Will they be the same?

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Reverse Comment Moderation. Or Better Yet...

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One complaint about rel=”nofollow” is that you just might want to reward people who post related and constructive links in the comments section of your blog.

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rel="willfollowforfood"

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I’m proposing a new attribute. Place rel=”willfollowforfood” in your link and I will index it in exchange for food.

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Why Is rel="nofollow" important?

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There’s a debate going on about how effective the rel=”nofollow” solution really is. Some believe that Google is flattering itself by thinking that the primary motivation for comment spam is Google juice.

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Looking Directly At Me Is Forbidden

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From now on, no person, whether an individual or a body corporate, shall look directly upon my person nor speak of me without my written permission. I was inspired to enact this notice by this tidbit from Raymen Chen.

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It's Official, Monday January 24 To Be The Wost Day Of The Year

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A Dr. at Cardiff University has created a scientific formula to prove that January 24th will be the worst day of the year.

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An Open Message To Comment Spammers

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MonkeyHello y’all. In case you haven’t noticed, links in my comments now have a rel=”nofollow” attribute attached. That means no more Google juice when you post a list of links in the comments section of my site. So you can stop now. No really. Move along. No point in comment spamming here.

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Image Based CAPTCHA Is Fast Losing It's Appeal

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I read an article recently that talked about how ticket scalpers have a 10% success rate against TicketMaster’s CAPTCHA controls. That might not seem like a very good rate, but when you have an automated process attacking it, 10% is plenty good.

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Setbacks In Iraqi Reconstruction

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My neighbor Chris is working for the Army Corps of Engineers on several construction projects in Iraq to help rebuild their infrastructure. While they’ve enjoyed some success, they also have their fair share of setbacks.

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rel="nofollow" Fix Applied

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I applied a patch to my .Text installation as recommended by Scott Watermasysk in this entry of his blog.

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Schwimmer's Clarifies His Bloglines Stance

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Schwimmer makes some good points in his clarification to his decision to ask Bloglines to remove his feed. A few points in particular warrant further discussion.

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Nerd Score - Because I Had To Know

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I never fill out these silly surveys and usually make fun of those who do. But I succumbed to peer pressure this time. Apparently I’m a Nerd King God, I don’t know whether to be proud or insulted.

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Word Choice May Haunt Your Blog

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Saw this on Scoble’s link blog.

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Living La Vida Gadget

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I love me some electronic gadgets.

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