Long ago, I was a staunch supporter of laissez faire capitalism, believing that private enterprise was much more efficient and effective at self regulation than any kind of government intervention. But my support of laissez faire was based on two assumptions that proved wrong:
Businesses would operate morally. That is, they would give value for . . . → Read More: Free Enterprise?
My Nikon Coolpix 4600 digital camera stopped working the other day. It just wouldn’t turn on. When I hit the power button, the LED on the top would start blinking. For a while. The camera must have been doing something, though, because it’d drain a pair of batteries in just a few minutes.
An online . . . → Read More: Resetting a Nikon Coolpix 4600
We’ve been using a number of different computers as file servers here at the office, but we’re to the point now that we really need some kind of centralized data storage. It’s one thing to have a single machine storing a few hundred gigabytes of data. It’s something else entirely to scatter multiple terabytes across . . . → Read More: Adventures in mass storage
It’s been an interesting few weeks here. We’ve been collecting data much faster than we anticipated, and we’ve had to upgrade hardware. One thing we’ve had to do is bring several of our servers from 16 gigabytes of RAM to 32 gigabytes.
Memory is surprisingly inexpensive. You can buy four gigabytes of RAM (2 DIMMs . . . → Read More: Memory Upgrades
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A while back I mentioned that I was unable to burn a CD on my Windows Server 2008 box. At that point I didn’t have time to figure out what was going on. Today I needed to burn a CD, and had some time to fiddle with it.
On my Windows . . . → Read More: Burning CDs on Windows Server 2008
We noticed Charlie having some trouble walking about two weeks ago, and the Saturday after Thanksgiving it got bad enough that we had to take him to the vet. His back legs were working, but not well, and he was whimpering a bit as if in pain. When that dog starts showing pain, you know . . . → Read More: Charlie
In a very thinly reported move last week, the Federal Reserve announced that it will spend up to $600 billion buying up obligations of government-sponsored enterprises, and mortgage backed securities, many of which were the original targets of the $700 billion “bailout” plan back in October.
To me, the most interesting thing about this move . . . → Read More: More bailout madness
Overall, I like working with C# and the .NET Framework. But sometimes I just can’t imagine what the designers were thinking when they put some things together. High on the list of things I don’t understand is the lack of a ForEach extension method for the generic IEnumerable interface.
IEnumerable extension methods were added in . . . → Read More: No IEnumerable.ForEach?