After downloading the gigantic Whidbey Preview (available at MSDN Subscriber Downloads) and attempting to install it on my sacrificial machine, I reliably get a problem while installing .NET Framework 2.0: “RegSvcs.exe triggers “Memory at 0x00143cb0 tried to write to 0x00143cb0. The memory could not be ‘written.’” This happens whether I use the main installer or […]
IronPython doesn’t (yet?) use lightweight code generation, a forthcoming facility in the Whidbey CLR, but Joel Pobar shows “Hello, World” using LCG.
Jim Hugunin has posted a paper on IronPython, a fast Python implementation for .NET. This has triggered a cascade of posts. The money quote: “[A]s I carried out my experiments I found the CLR to be a surprisingly good target for dynamic languages….” More: “High system performance is the end result of hundreds of small decisions […]
No, not really. That’s just April 1st shorthand for my point. Peter suggests an interactive drawing tutor as a great application for the TabletPC, a more dignified concept than my “Draw Draw Revolution” game. He suggests text and a voice-over, simple animation, some way of evaluating the learner’s input, etc… I was struck by the […]
P.J. Plauger was awarded Dr. Dobb’s Excellence in Programming Award. He richly deserves it. There’s his tremendous contribution to the C and C++ standardization projects, but I personally feel that his Programming on Purpose column for Computer Language was simply the best programming column ever written. It’s the reason that I fell in love with […]
I receive a lot of press releases via email. Here’s a note to PR people: I’m probably not the only writer/editor in the world who doesn’t casually open Word documents sent via email. I know that you write the press releases in Word and it makes them look prettier than plain text, but if I don’t […]
Argh! I am writing an article for publication and need some eye-candy for the application. I was going to use my Amazon product-similarity graphing tool but I just realized that I use C# 2.0 generics throughout! The thought of bowdlerizing it to use object-based collections is … just … repugnant. But I hate the thought […]
Someone’s posted the whole of June, 1938’s Action Comics #1 (including the first funnybook appearance of Superman) to the web as a series of medium-resolution scans. Link (Thanks, Eyes Spies and Lies!)) via [Boing Boing] I’ve never been much of a comic book fan, but this is pretty darn great. It’s […]