Category Archives for Bits & Bobs

A life in the year of Adam Riddick

It’s been three (ish) weeks since my last blog post, but what can you expect, its the holiday season! Happy New Year! I’ve had a busy year again in 2014, though I failed to create any “summative/pledges for this year” … Continue reading

08. January 2015 by Adam Riddick
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.Net Interview Q & A Resources

.Net Interview Q & A Generally speaking, I’m an anxious person. Not in the sense that I fear what is going to happen, on the contrary, I think that I’m a bit excitable when it comes to new things, and … Continue reading

12. August 2014 by Adam Riddick
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c# Type Alias

C# comes with the using directive, which allows us to import namespaces in order to allow access to the members of namespace, but it can also be used to create a namespace or type alias. When used as an Type … Continue reading

12. June 2014 by Adam Riddick
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C# Initialize methods before app start

There often comes a time in development when some form of initialization is needed in an application, so we begin to implement Initialize methods. These are very handy, allowing developers to complete any pre-cursor work the application requires before it … Continue reading

01. June 2014 by Adam Riddick
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Override ToString

Override ToString Within the .Net framework, every class & struct implicitly inherits from Object, and every Object gets the ToString method, designed to return a string representation of the object. Take a look (See, I’m not lying!). We can override ToString … Continue reading

28. April 2014 by Adam Riddick
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Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search

I was reading an article the other day about support for Windows XP and that the final strand ends in 2016. I was curious when reading the article where they get these support dates from, but a quick Google search … Continue reading

16. February 2014 by Adam Riddick
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Microsoft Arc Touch

I was once somewhat of a Microsoft Critic, i’m sure i’ve said this many times. I think this all started changing around the release of Windows 7, which I still use at the moment. Since then, it seems Microsoft has … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by Adam Riddick
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That’s Not Really Realtime Communication!

Realtime communication is normally discussed in terms of Media or Audio communication. In terms of computing, Realtime is discussed as adhering to a Realtime constraint, a somewhat ambiguous definition and subject to personal definition. In terms of the Realtime web, … Continue reading

08. October 2013 by Adam Riddick
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Microsoft & Error Transparency

I’ve never really had many Windows problems, I guess I’m one of the lucky ones (Or maybe I just know what i’m doing!).  Though recently I have been experiencing a few, on an inherited work station. The strangest came with … Continue reading

20. September 2013 by Adam Riddick
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