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Nov 04 2014

GTD (Getting things done) – A simplified view

category: Self improvement author:

If you are like me and you want to get a flowchart-ish view of “David Allen’s getting things done” then you may find this post useful. Disclaimer: this is my interpretation of the things defined in the book. If you have/had a different understanding please dont be mad at me.

Jun 09 2014

The troublesome Git-Svn Marriage

category: Git,Source Code Management,SVN author:

If you are like me and you are asked to implement a workflow that interfaces with the developers using Git and allows changes to flow through to the SVN repo seamlessly, then this post might be helpful.

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Oct 07 2013

Javascript Refresher

category: Javascript author:

If you are like me and you procrastinated learning javascript until your kids were dependant on it to eat, then this quick refresher post might be of some value. To get things started, I have created a very simple page in jsfiddle. Feel free to copy the code from the following snippets and test it […]

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May 29 2013

Sharing common connection strings between projects

category: Visual Studio Tricks author:

If you are like me and are developing a visual studio solution which consists of multiple projects and you want to share the connection strings between them (for example – you may want to share a connection string between your MVC app and a unit test class library for integration tests ) without duplicating it, […]


May 22 2013

A simple image carousel prototype using Asp.net webforms and SignalR

category: Forgot to set author:

  If you are like and you were give a “scenario” where you had to design an online carousel which would show some images stored on the application server then you might find this demo useful . There are many different ways to create such an application and a typical method that comes to mind […]

May 21 2012

How I diagnosed High CPU usage using Windbg

category: Debugging,Windows Tools author:

  If you are like me and you have deployed a windows service onto a production server and the CPU on the server spikes randomly then, this post may be helpful in finding the root cause of the problem. Generally speaking, high CPU usage is indicative of the fact that one or more thread(s) in […]

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Mar 20 2012

Simple logging with NLog Application logger

category: C#,Logging author:

If you are like me and you rely on trace information generated by your programs to diagnose production issues then you might like NLog. NLog is a lightweight open source logging library which has worked well for me in the last couple of projects that I have shipped. Amongst many different configuration options that NLog […]


Jan 12 2012

SVN Externals – Share common assembly code between solutions

If you are like me and you have a similar problem of having to share common in-house library code between various Visual studio solutions and you are using SVN for your source code control, then SVN Externals might be a good option to consider. In my scenario, I had a class library which contains a […]

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Oct 15 2011

WCF service NETBIOS name resolution woes

category: WCF author:

If you are like me and you’ve: Created a WCF service that is hosted within a windows process. Configured the WCF service in code, instead of a config file. Exposed this service via the internet to a 3rd party (via router port forwarding for initial testing) Used basic http binding. It all works fine, if […]

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Oct 02 2011

Simple async in .net 2.0 & Winforms for “laydevs”

category: C#,Utility Classes author:

If you are like me (a lay-dev) and you swing back and forth between writing .net 4 and .net 2 apps. You are also asked to write simple winform applications from time to time, then this might help just a tad bit. Like the rest of the world I’m in love with lambdas, extension methods, […]

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