The dangers of ThreadLocal


Languages and frameworks evolve. We as developers have to learn new things constantly and unlearn already-learned knowledge. Speaking for myself, unlearning is the most difficult part of continuous learning. When I first came into contact with multi-threaded applications in .NET, I stumbled over the ThreadStatic attribute. I made a mental note that this attribute is particularly helpful when you have static fields that should not be shared between threads. At the time that the .NET Framework 4...

Is MacOs dead? Apple wants us to migrate to Windows 8.1


This Christmas I upgraded my IT infrastructure to the latest and greatest. I bought a new Mac Book Pro Retina 15 inch with 1 TB SDD, 16 GB Ram, NVidia graphics card and latest i7 processor available for Mac Books. This is the detailed spec I currently own: 1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory The performance and hardware you get for the price is really awesome. Then I...

Expose for Windows


In this article i will show you a small tool named “switcher”. Maybe you know the feature expose on mac OS S, Switcher enables this on Windows Vista and Windows 7 Clients. I guess if you install Switcher you never use “alt” & “tab” and “win” & “tab” again.

USB to DVI Adapter from Gefen


You can’t imagine how frustrated I was when I received my new dell business notebook with Core i7 (hyperthreading) when I tried to attach two external monitors to the docking station while running the laptop screen as third monitor… It’s just not possible! As a software developer it is really helpful to have three monitors. I usually have the following work setup when having three monitors (normally 20” with 1600×1200): First monitor (primary with taskbar): VS2010...

Obscure reactions within terminal client


Since we use the new terminal client from microsoft we register sometimes obscure reactions. For example: program flipping while pressing the tab key solo, get the dialog which is shown normally pressing ‘Ctr-Alt-Del’ while pressing the delete key solo.

Multiscreen with microsoft terminal client


Since a few months I’m working in a new project where we have remote PC’s for developing. Since they updated the clients from Windows XP SP1 to SP3 we we have the new remote desktop client. Now it’s possible to show the terminal client on two monitors (or a monitor with a resolution over 1600×1200). We just had to do the following: create a Shortcut to mstsc.exe add as params /w:2560 (The screen witdth) /h:1024 (The screen height) /v:hostname The link will look like this:...

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