Posts from year 2006

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Using CSS Sprites

Using CSS Sprites

CSS Sprites was first introduced in 2004 by Dave Shea in the article CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death. The word “sprite” derives from the old 8-bit days where bitmaps were moved around the screen in games.

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The beauty of simplicity in interfaces

The beauty of simplicity in interfaces

Over the years, we’ve seen the birth and death of several design patterns for graphical user interfaces.

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Breakpoint issues in Visual Studio

Breakpoint issues in Visual Studio

When debugging large projects in Visual Studio, I’ve sometimes noticed that the IDE has suddenly inserted breakpoints at random places in the code. This can be confusing, since they does not appear in the list of breakpoints.

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Firehoses in SQL Server

Firehoses in SQL Server

While modifying rows in a database with Enterprise Manager in SQL Server 2000 I got an exciting error message: “Transaction cannot start while in firehose mode”. Even though this is better than “Error=47”, I think it would be nice with a bit more information.

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Skylines of the world

Skylines of the world

Few things inspire me more than large cities, sprawling with buildings in all directions. I love to walk along the streets, synchronize my heartbeat with the city’s unique pulse and feel its energy while immersed by the creative chaos of mankind.

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MIX06 in Las Vegas

MIX06 in Las Vegas

Following the events of SXSW, the MIX06 conference was the next logical step. For the last days the Venetian in Las Vegas has been hosting this eagerly awaited event focusing on Microsoft web issues.

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SXSW wrapping up in Austin

SXSW wrapping up in Austin

Today, the SXSW conference is wrapping up and the crowds are leaving the Austin sun. For those of you who doesn’t have the time to read hundreds of reports and presentations, I have selected a few of them.

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Reflections from another Depeche Mode concert

Reflections from another Depeche Mode concert

Even though I rarely listen to Depeche Mode these days, they’ve meant a great deal to me for over 20 years. My first experience of Depeche Mode was the vinyl records of “Speak & Spell” and “Construction Time Again” in the early eighties.

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Ajax for the masses

Ajax for the masses

This morning I read an article which accuses Swedish web sites of being outdated since they’re not using “new” technologies such as Ajax. However, Ajax is not exactly new, since the technology has been around since 1998.

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Turkish culture issues in .NET

Turkish culture issues in .NET

I came across a very fishy bug which seemed to occur only for Turkish locales in Windows. It turned out that case sensitivity was the culprit and both Rick Strahl and Scott Hanselman had written about the issue a few months ago.

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