Monthly Archives: September 2004

Back online again (or why redundancy and failover isn’t quite enough)

Some of you might have noticed that this weblog has been off-line for a while. Was it the bogey (Pentium II, 256 MB) webserver that I use to host it? Nope. As a matter of fact, even if I would … Continue reading

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Lego Mindstorms to stay

In contrast to former messages and rumors (as reported by me here), Lego MindStorms will not be discontinued. It remains a core product. And the same goes for Harry Potter Lego fans.

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On System.Void

Did you know there’s actually a System.Void type? You could use it in some exotic scenarios to test if a value is of type void. One example where you might need this is in ContextBoundObject objects where you interfere with … Continue reading

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FileInfo.CreateText and encoding

Mental note to self:Normally the StreamWriter class will use UTF-8 encoding, unless specified otherwise. You will have to use one of the special constructors to do so. Using FileInfo.CreateText will give you a StreamWriter, but it will have an ANSI encoding.Remember … Continue reading

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Script encoding

After an incredible time of non-blogging, I plan to pick up again on putting an entry here on a more regular and frequent basis. This week I’m teaching Windows Scripting Host (WSH) to programmers/administrators at XS4ALL, one of the largest … Continue reading

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.NET Framework Service Pack 1 released

Grab it now: .NET Framework 1.1 SP1. Read all about the fixes in this Knowledge Base article. And it is part of XP SP2 retail CD. More on the contents right here.Through Scott Hanselman’s blog.

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