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Posts of year 2006

Realignment of Dubbeldissarklubben
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 largely confusing, since they does not appear in the list of breakpoints and won’t go away by a simple “clear bookmarks” command. There are several causes and solutions to this issue. Some are common sense while others border on the edge of voodoo.

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CSS Naked Day

CSS Naked Day

Recently the CSS Naked Day was held on the net. A lot of sites in the blogosphere were intentionally stripped of their style clothes, revealing the markup behind it. But I still hear a lot of people in the business who haven’t grasped one of the most fundamental aspects of modern web design: separating structure and presentation.

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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 since I assume that not all database workers are fluent with the firehose technique.

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Skylines of the world

Skylines of the world

Even though nature is beautiful, very 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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Reactions on CTP versions of Vista and IE7

Reactions on CTP versions of Vista and IE7

Like it or not, but most people who develop websites using Microsoft technologies will suffer from the benefits and pitfalls of Vista and IE7. Since the avalanche is unavoidable, it’s better to getting used to the idea and learn more of what’s behind the corner.

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Microsoft Live 2006 tour

Microsoft Live 2006 tour

I just got home from a day filled of Microsoft information. There were sessions on three parts of WinFX: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF, formerly codenamed Avalon), Windows Communications Foundation (WCF, codenamed Indigo) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF). Even though all of them are interesting, my focus lies on Avalon.

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Reflections on MIX06 convention
SXSW convention wrapping up

SXSW convention wrapping up

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, need or greed to read hundreds of reports and presentations, I have selected a few of them for your bedtime reading.

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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. After the somewhat disappointing Exciter album they returned four years later with an album last autumn.

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