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November 2006 - Posts

One Downside of Being a Geek

I or people I know closely have been on the receiving end of a number of medical procedures recently, nearly all of which included interesting scans of various body parts, usually including the the insides. In each case, I've asked specifically what it
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Measuring Text

I had the task of measuring the length of string rendered in a given font. I'd like to be able to make this measurement in points, rather than pixels so that I know exactly what my units are at the outset. This task is not straightforward in .NET, nor
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More NUnit Tricks

I was doing some coverage tests of a segment of our code use AutomatedQA 's AQTime . It's a nice tool and I've plugged it before . One of the key features of .NET that we use is a mix of managed and unmanaged code. For the most part, the APIs to get us
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Picky, Picky, Picky

Don't expect a lot of depth to this. I just wanted to say that I'm super picky, especially about off-by-one pixel errors. I used to hand-draw all my own icons and UI elements making sure everything was pixel perfect, and I really want the tools that I
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John Horton Conway Confluence

My freshman year in college, the last assignment in the Pascal class was to implement a version of Conway's rules of Life . The assignment was fairly simple, as it should be (after all the rules of Life are simple). The hard part was conjuring up a UI
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