A while back I wrote about sending data from SmartThings and other home devices data…
- For Richmonders, this article on InRich.com forecasts that IT salaries in Richmond will climb faster than U.S. averages.
- Understand the Impact of Low-Lock Techniques in Multithreaded Apps by Vance Morrison, via MSDN Magazine
- Dustin Campbell wrote about F#, specifically how to borrow some of its neat features to use in C#.
- Derik Whittaker commented on the unnecessary and bad practice of leaving commented code around.
- SqlBulkCopy is a technique to insert a large number of records to SQL Server efficiently. Via .NET Tips of the Day.
Software and Tools
- Scott Hanselman shared tips on how to plan and build a new house using Google Earth and Sketchup.
- Fun with Outlook Date Fields, Kristel Leow, via Microsoft Office Outlook Team Blog. Not mentioned is my favorite: “now + x days/hours/weeks”.
- Microsoft has released a free tool to count Lines of Code. Via Stefano Mapelli’s Scattered Notes.
- Mike Walker provided initial impressions of Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Via MSDN Blogs.
- More VHDs available. Ben Armstrong (Virtual PC Guy’s WebLog).
- IE to remove the annoying “Click to Activate” “feature”. Sean Lyndersay (MSDN Blogs).
Tech and Gadgets
- Dish Network enables ethernet ports on ViP622 HD DVRs. The main feature that the broadband connection brings is video on demand. The ethernet connection also allows the box to call home via the Internet instead of using the phone line.
- View popular “sightings” on Google Maps, Windows Live Maps, and Yahoo Maps at Virtual Globetrotting
And Now, Something Different
I cut a kiwi fruit in halves the other day and this was what I saw: