Scott Hanselman

TinyOS - Blast from the Past

March 25, '05 Comments [2] Posted in XML
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Wow, I was submitting some sample code on GotDotNet today and stumbled on my TinyOS in C# from July of 2002. Nothing like reading 3 year old code you wrote to see how you've grown.

A tiny virtual CPU and OS written entirely in C#. The TinyOS simulates the scheduling, memory management (including paging and virtual memory) and other operations of theoretical Operating System. You’ll see many Framework classes and techniques in use including Regular Expressions, XML Serialization, generated Strongly Typed Collections, XML Comments and a generated Help file. You won’t get much useful work out of the TinyOS itself, but the techniques you’ll learn can be applied to real life. [GDN]

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Awesome - MSN Messenger Buddy List Size Doubled to 300

March 23, '05 Comments [3] Posted in XML
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Sweet. Add me back to your lists and I shall add you, those of you I've deleted to make room! ;)

Last night, we put the finishing touches on an upgrade to the server-side of MSN Messenger. The maximum size of a buddy list has been increased from 150 to 300. Enjoy. [From Dare]

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"Check Junctions" - A small explorer add-in/context-menu for discovering NTFS reparse points.

March 23, '05 Comments [1] Posted in Programming
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Often when you're using NTFS Reparse Points (Soft Links or "Junctions"), it can be very confusing to figure out which directory is a Junction and which isn't. We use Junctions to make our builds cleaner. In this screen shot there's four junctions to four subsystems that this build is dependent on. This allow us to avoid the evil that is the Company-Wide Subst. "Everyone build on the Y: Drive, ok"? All the csproj's and sln's use relative paths. This little util, if you can call it that, is just a .REG file and .CMD, modelled on Omar's CleanSources, will launch out to a prompt with these instructions. Of course, if you're not using Junctions all over the place, this utility is useless to you. However, this "pattern" could inspire you to make your own rightclickcrap. Enjoy.

CheckJunction.zip

@echo off
cd /d %1
Title "Checking for Junctions..."
@echo Checking for Junctions...
dir %1 | find /i "<JUNCTION>" | more
pause

Checkjunction

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Computer Zen - Meaning

March 23, '05 Comments [2] Posted in Musings
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A chinese fellow asked recently about my Blog's Logo. When I say 善/Zen" I mean Nice, Good, Postive. Arguably I could have used 禪/Zen to mean Buddist-like Enlightenment, but I like that 善 is pronounced (more or less) like "Zen."

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Hanselingo - The Language of the Hanselman

March 22, '05 Comments [3] Posted in Speaking
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OMG. Travis has a glossary now to explain my "way of speaking." Hanselingo - The Language of the Hanselman. Travis, you suck. :)

Now I need to come up with new phrases.

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