ElegantCode

A software blog

22 Apr
2004

System.Version

Can anyone tell me why this class is A) sealed or B) not a struct? I had to write a horribly goofy wrapper class over the top of System.Version because I couldn’t derive from it. While we are at it, why are the member properties read only? This class provides basically no functionality other than operator overladed […]

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18 Apr
2004

Using Virtual Machines

I know I am a bit late to the game on this subject, but our team has begun making extensive use of MS Virtual PC for development environments. This is a new world! I love having a baseline image and working from there for individual projects. We recently purchased some portable USB hard drives for […]

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15 Apr
2004

VSS 8.0

Poking around in Whidbey, I see that it includes an update to VSS. Thank goodness. I see some menus in the VSS client that lead me to think that there is a web server component to it (web access to VSS?) but I cannot find any detail on it anywhere. On the web or on […]

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9 Apr
2004

How about a Honda Nighthawk?

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I have been thinking about what bike would be a good starter for my wife and I think I am inclining toward the tried and true Honda Nighthawk 750. Boring, I know, but it seems like a trusty machine to get your feet wet on and something I can use for commuting without muttering, “Hurry […]

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4 Apr
2004

My Wife is a Biker Chick

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My wife, Eleanor, just passed her motorcycle safety course with flying colors. I started with this program when I got a bike and so she signed up this year. The Idaho STAR program is really great for new bikers and I am really proud of her. She came home and got on my XT500 and rode around […]

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4 Apr
2004

Bat-Pac for my XT500

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My Bat-Pac from Bat-Pac.com came in the mail yesterday and I installed it in all of about 5 minutes last night. This product is intended to replace the need for a battery in a kick-start motorcycle application, at the same time providing a more stable electrical current to your electronics. The unit provides all functions […]

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