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So, in the coming days I am going to go through some more NASM examples. Today I am going to blog about some more basics of NASM. All of these items can be found in more detail at Pseudo-instructions Assembly language has machine instructions and pseudo instructions. Pseudo-instructions contain commands to the assembler itself. Some examples in NASM include… DB, DW, DD, DQ and DT (allocate storage space and initialise the space to specified values) REB, RESW, ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:56 PM

The Moo Code Comment
I had a good laugh this morning when going through a legacy app of a project a friend of mine had developed. I think only a programmer may find this is funny. Random Moo’s ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:00 PM

DevIdols 2010 @ TechEd Africa
So, these are a little late, but I was glad to see that Dave put up some of the pics from DevIdols 2010 at TechEd Africa. The winner of the competition was William Brander who did a great presentation. Jayd and myself got runners up titles. Below is a pic of Jayd, Brendon & Myself (wearing my GeeksWithBlogs shirt) after the final ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:56 PM

Serif vs. Sans-Serif
With MIX2011 starting today I thought it was quite ironic that I have spent the last few days watching MIX2010 (I guess that means I am at least a year behind the world ). One of the presentations that I really enjoyed had very little to do with programming, but I found extremely entertaining and almost immediately useful. It was title “The Art, Technology, and Science of Reading” and was presented by Kevin Larson who works in Microsoft’s Advanced Reading and Technology team. So, if you have the ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:51 PM

VS2010 Multiline Find & Replace
I have been busy refactoring a legacy application where there are numerous blocks of code that are identical. To make the code more readable I wrote a sub function that performed the block of code and then I wanted Visual Studio to parse may file and replace any occurrence of that block of code with a new string. Originally I got stuck as it seemed VS2010 only allowed a single line replace, however after a bit of searching I found out that thankfully it does support multiline replace, it is just ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:56 AM

DiscountASP.Net TFS Hosting – 2 Months Later Review
In February I did a post about moving to DiscountASP.Net TFS Hosting from SVN. I promised to give some feedback a few months later to say how we were finding it. Well, it has been 2 months and no headaches yet. So far we have been running 5 projects on TFS on DiscountASP.Net service with work items / bug items and web access and the service has been 100% stable. So good job DiscountASP.Net If anyone is interested in finding out more about their hosting solutions I am quite happy to give them a plug ......

Posted On Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:38 PM

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