Rants, rambles, news and notes from another geek

Geek Notes 2005-01-24

Not many posts lately. Emily has been out of town recuperating. Grammy and Bompie (my folks) are in town helping me. So&nbsp_place_holder;I haven’t been reading many blogs. And my Geek Notes output is directly proportional to how many blogs I read. But I see light at the end of the tunnel, soΓǪ

  • How Do Managed Breakpoints Work - And older post from Mike Stall, but one all .NET developers should read.
  • Apple iPodShuffle - Check this out. The new iPod has no local UI and is basically on “Full Library Shuffle” all the time. The size of a pack of gum, it comes in either 512MB or 1GB mode. Also, while you’re looking at Apple’s newest stuff, check out the Mac Mini. An entire Mac in a box 6.5” square. Cool. [via AaronX&nbsp_place_holder;and The .NET Guy]
  • Frustration-Driven Language Development - I found this older Michael Feathers post after thinking about the question, “What does it really mean to say that a language supports testing?”
  • Portable $50 Wi-Fi Detector - “The Canary Wireless Hotspotter is a $50 WiFi detector with an LCD readout that shows the name, WEP status and signal strength of the 802.11g and 802.11b networks it finds.” [via BoingBoing]
  • Profiling .NET Applications with nprof - Darrell Norton gives us a nice little tutorial showing nprof. Remember this people: Don’t optimize until you have measured. Unless you use a profiler to tell you where to optimize, you are wasting your time.
  • MSW Logo - Ahh the good ol’ Logo Programming Language. The programming language for the kid in all of us. Pen-up, pen-down. [via The Daily Grind 524]

Also, I’ll just throw this at the bottom. Google doesn’t know who Gerry Provost or Sarah Jean Provost are or where they are on the ‘net. This should help.

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