Long Computer Use May Be Linked to Eye Disease (Reuters)

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Sobering news for the “short-sighted” computer geeks among us.

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MLS Cup 2004

MLS I watched DC United take on Kansas City today for the MLS Cup 2004. The great thing about soccer in the U.S. is that I can get tickets for the national championshipship the day before for a decent price. Unfortunately that’s also the problem with U.S. soccer. The quality of play is nowhere near a Premiership game or Bundesliga.

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How 'Dungeons' changed the world

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AD&D I’ll come out of the closet and admit that I used to play this game with an almost fanatic interest. My first exposure to the game was in Spain when several other military brats in my apartment complex introduced me to a twenty sided die (1d20). By the time I moved to Guam, I was hooked. I started a group there with an unlikely band of friends: a Hawaiian volleyball player, half-thai skateboarder dude, heavy metal rocker, etc… and we were destroyers of worlds.

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More on Terminating Threads and the depravity of Thread.Abort

In response to Ian’s post on thread.abort, Richard Blewett points out a situation when the thread you are attempting to cancel can’t check the volatile book flag to determine whether it should cancel itself or not.

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How To Stop a Thread in .NET (and Why Thread.Abort is Evil)

Ian Griffiths (one of my favorite tech bloggers) wrote this fine piece on why Thread.Abort is a representation of all that is evil and threatens the American (and British) way of life.

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Synchronization Software?

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So now that I have a second Windows box (and third computer in the house), I’m soliciting recommendations for good synchronization software. Ideally I’d like something where I could configure which directories and files get synchronized and it happens seamlessly any time the Tablet connects to the home network.

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RSS Bandit Code Documentation (CHM)

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Using NDoc I’ve generated an update version of the CHM code documentation for RSS Bandit. As you’ll see (if you take a look) this documentation is by no means complete. Many of the public methods need better documentation. Also, there are no Namespace summaries yet. I plan to spend some time adding these summaries and some higher level API documentation.

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My Tablet PC has arrived! Polling for Suggestions.

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Toshiba Portege M205 Wohoo! And it is a thing of beauty. Unfortunately I’ve been crazy busy lately so I don’t have any pictures so you’ll have to settle for this stock photo.

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Nice Windows XP Theme

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This is a very nice theme intended for Windows Media Center 2005, but available for Windows XP.

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Olympic Ceremonies Music

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Parade of the
AthletesWhen the Olympics occurred, one of my favorite DJs spun for the opening ceremonies. Unfortunately I missed it, but I had heard good buzz about his performance. Now he’s come out with a CD called “Parade of the Athletes”. I have a feeling that if you liked the music he played for the Olympics, you’ll like this cd.

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1 Year Mark

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Today I’ve been at my current employer for one year.

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ASP.NET Validators now work Client-Side on Mozilla with Whidbey Beta2

This is very good news. [Via ScottGu’s Blog]

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WS Security and the Reason Behind Hashed Passwords

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I received an email in response to my post How To Avoid ClearText Passwords With UsernameToken that asks the following question:

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Twiggy's Back Home and Check Out Her Cast

I picked up Twiggy from the vet after work and she’s been such a trooper. Check out the sassy hot pink cast that’s bigger than she is.

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Poor Twiggy Broke Her Leg Yesterday

Twiggy Twiggy was at a newly opened small dog park when a group of other small dogs suddenly ganged up on her. Of course they couldn’t catch her because she’s a speed demon, but she must have caught her foot in a grate on the ground (extremely bad idea for a small dog park to have a grate on the ground) and broke her leg just above her ankle.

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Why Code Coverage is not Enough

One of the holy grails for unit testing is to get 100% code coverage from your tests. However, you can’t sit back and smoke a cigar when you reach that point and assume your code is invulnerable. Code coverage just is not enough.

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UPDATE: Copy Source As HTML

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Colin shows how to configure CopySourceAsHtml for any source file that VS.NET provides syntax highlighting. In my case, I’ve mapped the shortcut CTRL+C CTRL+S to the Copy command and CTRL+C CTRL+N to CopyNow command.

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How Rich Are You?

Probably richer than you think. Check this out to find out.

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Copy Source As HTML

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My main man Colin is on fire with his latest version of CopySourceAsHtml add-in.

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BlogJet and RSS Bandit integration

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There is now a plug-in to use BlogJet to blog items from RSS Bandit. I haven’t tested it yet, but if the plug-in doesn’t do anything specific to RSS Bandit, it should be usable by any aggregator that supports the IBlogExtension interface. Want to write your own plug-in? Read my guide here.

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