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INauseous() Shawn Cicoria - Solution Architect, Craftsman and Artisan - INauseous() - Main Blog Here: November 2006 Entries
GDI+ Memory Leaks - When Dispose is not enough.
The CPU temperature monitor has been updated. I was seeing GDI exceptions and tracked it down to just not releasing GDI handles. So, dispose is not enough. Need to call DestroyIcon to ensure that any unused icons are actually destroyed. I had a Dispose() being called on the Icon object, but it wasn't enough. So, I put a little "swap" out the old and then call DestroyIcon in the Icon Handle. That seems to solve it. The GDI objects ......

Posted On Thursday, November 30, 2006 4:25 PM

Workflow Designer in Javascript.
This example, as stated, is not the designer re-hosted. It's a JS implementation. Nonetheless cool ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 29, 2006 1:57 PM

Hibernate Command for Vista
With Vista, all efforts have been made that when you want to shutdown, the UX pushes you to a sleep state (S3). That's evident by the single power button on the start menu that is wired to S3. However, I'm a Hibernate kind of user. I prefer to Hibernate whenever possible. With the command line shutdown.exe command, they've added a new switch (along with a bunch of others) that allows a simple command to hibernate. So, I've added to my desktop & quick launch a shortcut to the following command ......

Posted On Sunday, November 26, 2006 5:48 PM

Michael Crichton's "Next" - Viral marketing site.
Here's the associated site for Michael Crichton's new book Next. I've read just about every Michael Crichton book and been hooked on his writing since I first saw the Andromeda Strain back in the 70's. His books have always weaved science into the fiction to make it believable and convincing. Always grabbing current science topics to make the plot ever more interesting and it's usually difficult to detect the real from the fiction. My brother Ed, once told me a story, ......

Posted On Sunday, November 26, 2006 9:14 AM

CPU Temperature Monitor
Updated 12/18/2006 - fixed issue with not listening for Microsoft.Win32.SystemEvent... event - can't logoff/shutdown issue Updated 11/24/2006 - added check if system implements the required WMI objects. Updated 11/30/2006 - fixed GDI memory leak Given the issues with Toshiba laptops running very hot with Vista Glass Aero enabled, and just in general with XP as well ( Hot enough to burnout motherboards that require replacements from the manufacturer) I wrote this utility to give me system ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:42 PM

Good overview of IIS7 and working with it on Vista for Development, Differences, and some Gotchas.

Posted On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:42 PM

Converting DVD to Files for Zune and Mobile

Tool that captures DVD output to file for later playback...

Posted On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:42 PM

Charting with .NET and NPlot
I'm building a simple utility that monitors CPU/GPU heat on Windows Systems. Given that there are heat issues running Vista Glass Aero on Toshiba Tecra models (I'm using an M5) I wanted a simple System Tray utility that would monitor it and show status and temperature. Eventually I'll add some alerting, but just needed something quick. One feature that I added is showing the historical temperature in a graph. I was writing something to convert the array of decimals into a line graph until I found ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:41 PM

Targetting .NET 1.1 Runtime with Visual Studio 2005
Well, Vista is out. However, no official support for VS.NET 2003. So, what do you do if you need to build projects that target the 1.1 runtime? Well, MSBee is there to help. MSBee is a small tool from Microsoft that allows Visual Studio 2005 projects to target the v1.1 framework. ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:41 PM

PowerShell Analyzer - Great too for building and testing PowerShell scripts....

This tool does the trick with helping you navigate the complex namespaces of PowerShell and getting productivie immediately.

Posted On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:40 PM

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