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9 Mar
2004

Suzuki LC1500 For Sale

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I can’t take it anymore. My Suzuki is officially up for sale and I am going for the Beemer. Which GS I get will depend on when the cruiser goes away. Here is a slideshow of a road trip that I took with my buddy, Gene Chapman. We did about 600 miles total, me on […]

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6 Mar
2004

More Refactoring Scuttlebutt

I have looked at JetBrains ReSharper recently and wondered why anyone would bother with such a tool with Whidbey right around the corner. The tool itself is nice, don’t get me wrong, but why bring this to market? After having just watched C# Team Project Manager Dan Fernandez’s episode of MSDN TV where he demonstrates refactoring abilities in Whidbey, […]

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5 Mar
2004

Extreme Programming Library

I ran across this resource and while I neither an adherent nor a firm believer in Extreme Programming practices, many of the articles presented here are good reading. This one, “The Source Code is the Design“, is particularly interesting, and a good argument for why I don’t like XP for major projects. For minor fire […]

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3 Mar
2004

Popups in WindowsXP SP2

This is the official word from MS about what SP2 of XP adds to IE. Here are some key quotes from the Changes to Functionality in Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Windows XP article on MSDN: Defaults Pop-up Manager is turned off by default. There are restrictions on the size and position of pop-up windows, regardless […]

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3 Mar
2004

Comparing SQL Server Databases

In the March 2004 MSDN magazine, someone asked a question in the Web Q&A section that I really needed the answer to, and I didn’t even know I needed it. Q: How do I design a script to create an automated comparison of two databases, mainly to detect possible changes in structure, keys, indexes, table […]

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2 Mar
2004

R1200GS Coming in March

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OK, according to my dealer, the new 1200 GS will be here in March. Not sure if that means I get a test ride or not. So my #1 complaint is he size of the fuel cell. I am not willing to buy one of these guys until I see an Adventure model that will hopefully be […]

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