WCF vs .NET Remoting

Remoting is about distributed objects, while WCF is about services. Remoting is capable of passing object instances between the client and the server, WCF is not. This distinction is much […]

Dumbification of web sites

In the last month or so I realized that I am having difficulty using GMail. I could not put my finger on it, until it hit me: look at the […]

.NET string comparison is not lexicographical

This Friday I wrote a unit test and to my astonishment I have found that “a” < “A” < “ab”, with .NET InvariantCulture and InvariantCultureIgnoreCase string comparers. That means that .NET […]

Cheap M-amp-Ms!

HTML entities are taking over. Here’s what I saw today in our local Target:

I heard all the buzz about 3D Earth view in Google Maps, but it did not work in my Chrome browser at home. I initially thought Google is doing some […]

If you wish to access standard input and output in your WPF app, you will have to compile it as a Console app and fire up the WPF application object […]

I have just spent a few fun hours fighting Apache rewrite rules in an .htaccess file. It turns out that temporary redirects just work, but permanent redirects require RewriteBase! Frankly, […]