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How’s Your Regression Test Suite Working for Ya?

One of my favorite phone screen questions goes something like this: You’ve just joined a team that has a large test automation suite. Say something like 3000 tests. These tests are run every night against the latest build. You’ve noticed … Continue reading

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How to Verify github SSH Keys (for n00bs/Windows users)

github reported that there was a security vulnerability related to SSH keys (public keys) and is asking users to please verify their keys. For those of us who are n00bs and/or Windows users (I’m both), you’ll need to issue this … Continue reading

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IE9 – Pinned Hotmail Stops Working

[tl;dr – If your pinned Hotmail stops working, you need to fix your shortcut.] I love the IE9 Pinned Sites feature.  Love it.  I find it really convenient to have my most often used sites just right there on the … Continue reading

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WinDbg: Show first chance exception info but don’t actually break

I was asked today how to dump managed first chance exception info in WinDbg, but not actually break each time in the debugger. Since I know this will come up again, I’m posting this so I have somewhere to look … Continue reading

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Stick a Fork In It

Here’s a mail that I sent this week at work: From: Nithin Shenoy Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:58 PM Subject: Stick a Fork In It Almost 14 years ago, I started off in Building 31/3381 (technically a window office) … Continue reading

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Observer Pattern in C# Revisited

In the last post, @jerry made some good comments for cleaning up “visual noise”. The code below fixes that and also removes the delegate: The delegate is not actually needed due to the EventHandler<T> delegate in the CLR. Saves a … Continue reading

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Head First Design Patterns – Observer Pattern Using C#

I started re-reading (re-skimming?) Head First Design Patterns this evening to refresh my memory, but got stuck on the first chapter.  Not because I didn’t get the content, but rather I really wanted to see the examples in C#.  First, for … Continue reading

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Yaam Code Updated for #netduino

Quick post: The Yaam project on CodePlex now has Netduino code. Well, moostly. I changed the code to use 2 LEDs, which means a breaking change for the serial port payload. The WPF app has not yet been updated, but … Continue reading

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Parts List for Netduino Woot-Off Detector

Here’s the final parts list for the Woot Off Detector: Netduino Plus Woot lights, probably from a “Bag of Crap” that you or a friend ordered from woot.com  USB Type A jack (Digi-Key part #151-1080-ND) STP36NF06L N-Channel MOSFET (Digi-Key part #497-7522-5-ND) … Continue reading

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#netduino Woot Off Detector is Alive (video)

(EDIT 2010-12-15: I boosted the audio levels so it’s more audible now. New link above.)

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