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Sharpen Knives At Home
Here's an excellent tutorial on how to properly sharpen knives at home. It's an excellent resource on knives in general and how to know/why you need to keep them sharp.

Posted On Friday, April 28, 2006 9:02 AM

This is so cool! It looks like there will be a Battlestar Galactica spinoff series coming as early as next year. The early news is as follows: The spinoff series will apparently be set about 50 years before Battlestar Galactica and center on the cataclysmic events that formed the current series. This should be really cool. A whole new cast of characters and all of the back story on the Cylon war. I'm looking forward to it already. BTW, if you're at all a fan of Firefly/Serenity, be sure to check ......

Posted On Friday, April 28, 2006 8:33 AM

Family Budget
Thanks to J.D. and his new personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly. J.D. pointed me to this easy to use free spreadsheet at It's an all in one tool to help an individual or family to better organize their family expenses. We're doing well and the missus does a great job of keeping things in order but it's the extra expenses that we need to control better. Stick to the budget and if we're about to overspend then the expense will just have to wait until the next period. We'll try using ......

Posted On Monday, April 24, 2006 2:52 PM

Managed Stack Explorer
Having used WinDBG for a long time to look at stack traces after a process has crashed or hung, I am glad to learn about this new tool in this Channel 9 video starring the Developer Solutions Team. Here's the link to the Powertoys blog as well. The Managed Stack Explorer lets a developer look at the stack of a Managed process and debug it live. Best of all it does not require that the process be killed in order to detach to the debugger, which is probably the biggest pain with using ADPlus. Those ......

Posted On Monday, April 24, 2006 2:46 PM

Never Stop Learning
One of the things I really believe in is to never stop learning. Sure you may be busy with work and life and things (who isn't nowadays) but it's really easy to slack off and coast for a few months or a year or more. Some people get a new job and learn just enough to be able to do that job and then coast for years on end. I'm the opposite type of person and I keep trying to learn and broaden my horizons as much as possible even if the learning does not directly affect my day to day job. It helps ......

Posted On Monday, April 24, 2006 1:58 PM

Most Demanded Event in Washington D.C.?

So, what is the most demanded event in the Washington D.C. are right now? You guessed it, the impeachment of George W. Bush.

OK, it's only 442 people right now, but still cool nonetheless. What a funny use of a site designed to generate demand for artists and groups. Very clever.

Posted On Friday, April 14, 2006 3:09 PM

A WinDbg Starter
For anyone who's ever had to (or wanted to) use WinDbg for any kind of debugging, here is a great post from Mike Taulty  titled “A Word for WinDbg” on how to get started.

Posted On Wednesday, April 12, 2006 1:43 PM

Dark Miracle and Mystery Hotel
Two great links from Wil and Shane that I had to pass on. Dark Miracle This is an awesome story of the writer's journey to the Trinity test site where the first nuclear weapon test was done back in 1945. The site is opened to the public twice a year and this piece captures the feeling it. It's also a great trip into the history of the atomic bomb development and tests. A highly recommended read. Mystery Hotel Speaking of history Shane takes us on a trip using an old picture he bought and has been ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:21 PM

Greek Food In Vancouver
Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I've been out of touch for the past two weeks due to some family stuff and a little vacation time. I didn't really have much time (or energy) to sit in front of a computer at all. Now that I'm back I've been catching up on blogs and stuff and I read this post from Darren on Vancouver's Most Parasitic Restaurant. I've been meaning to write about Stepho's for a while, and Darren basically summarizes my thoughts. Although the food was OK, it would not be worth a ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:01 PM

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