Axum

I’ve been reading a bit about the Axum project from Microsoft, and I’m finding it pretty interesting. I’m just skimming the surface and to be honest I can’t say I understand much yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to play with it some more and get a better idea of...

Dumping Static Fields with WinDBG

Here's something that I very ocassionally have to do and always forget it's done: Getting the values of static fields in a managed class when debugging using WinDBG with the SOS extensions: </p> Get the address where the CLASS object is located in memory. There are several ways to do...

Configuring Putty with Tango

I use Putty relatively often, and it's a great tool to have on your Windows utilities if you do any kind of SSH-connectivity every now and then. However, the way customizations are made leaves somewhat to be desired at times. </p> In particular, one of the things that annoys me...

WCF Channel and BeginTryReceive

I'm going over some WCF custom transport channels I had worked on recently and noticed something that made me suspicious right away that something was wrong: Using my custom channel listener, only a single message would be processed at a time, even though several messages were being fed to WCF....

Why I dislike Edit and Continue

Some people, particularly former VB developers, cannot live without Edit & Continue support in the Visual Studio debugger. While I agree that the feature can be useful at times, it can be easy to abuse, but that's not my main problem with it. </p> What I can't stand about Edit...

WebSite Migrated

If you can read this, it means that my WebSite and Weblog migration worked. Hopefully, by now DNS changes have replicated correctly and even FeedBurner is picking up the updated feed from the new site. Now for some minor technical details: </p> For now, I've decided to stick with Wordpress...

Upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04

Today was the release of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, so I immediately started an in-place upgrade of my Dell D820 laptop. Downloading the packages took forever (the servers where obviously getting hammered pretty badly), but finally completed at the end of the afternoon. After that, actually installing the downloaded packages...

Quiet in Here

Have you wondered why I haven’t posted in a while? Well, I was away for a couple of weeks on vacation, and plenty busy before that, so there has been little time to sit down and write some meaningful content :-). Hopefully now that I’m back I should be able...

vstoipad.ps1

Here’s a downright ugly, but somewhat useful script to generate a ClassificationFormats.xcml file for the Intellipad editor in the Oslo SDK from a *.vssettings file exported from Visual Studio 2008. This should work on a reasonably complete exported Visual Studio color scheme, such as the ones I have posted in...

Dark Intellipad

As you can see, the Intellipad editor that comes with the Oslo SDK can also be customized, including the color scheme used by the editor: The experience right now, however, is… not the best. You have to jump through 2 different hoops: Edit the ClassificationFormats.xcml file that is found in...