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Using LINQ to Twitter to Get Chirp Conference Password
The first annual Chirp has been scheduled for 14-15 April in San Francisco. Chirp is a conference, sponsored by Twitter, about the Twitter platform. To attend the conference, you'll need to obtain the password by executing the users/show command. There are plenty of tools to help you do this if you have some degree of programming skill. Of course, there is a .NET LINQ provider, LINQ to Twitter, that can help perform this task with ease. In LINQ to Twitter terms, you would ......

Posted On Monday, January 25, 2010 10:55 PM

Win 7 Update Boot Loop
Friday (1/22/2010) night, Win 7 had an update to install. I looked at it, as I always do, to see what the update was about. It was a cumulative security patch for IE8 (KB978207); details below. After the system rebooted, I saw a message to not shut down because updates were being applied; a common occurrence and no big deal. What caught me off guard was the subsequent reboot. The system normally starts after the initial reboot and applying the patch. When the system came back up, I received the same ......

Posted On Sunday, January 24, 2010 1:27 PM

Simplified Many-To-Many Relationships with LINQ to SQL
Common questions when learning LINQ to SQL revolve around many-to-many relationships. This post will describe a scenario that needs queries across many-to-many relationships, show the data and the LINQ to SQL representation of that data, explain the query, and finally output the results. As you know, the design for many-to-many involves a join table. The following figure illustrates a many-to-many relationship between Tags and Tasks with a TasksTags join table: A scenario for working with this data ......

Posted On Saturday, January 9, 2010 5:58 PM

New Year New Blog
This is a new blog on the first day of the year starting a new decade. The world has changed in the last 10 years and the software development we did in 1999 is much different than the software development we did in 2009. In the same spirit, the next 10 years will see dramatic changes in the way we write software and the platforms that software runs on. Moving from compilers that targeted operating systems to targeting virtual machine platforms as mainstream software engineering was a dramatic change, ......

Posted On Friday, January 1, 2010 8:10 PM

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