Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Trying to blog using BlogPress for iPhone

I don't blog much, but maybe now that i have installed BlogPress this will change?
Only time will tell...



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Performance

After 3 years running with the same system (XP 64 bit), I finally decided to move on - and install Windows 7 Pro 64bit. I had been waiting for this step in order to also move to VS2010.

So the OS is super-fresh, the hardware is a little old but still decent (quad-core, 8GB) - and this damn VS2010 gets so slow that after a while I need to restart it (3-4 times per day).
Granted - I also installed R# 5 which puts a lot of pressure on the machine. So I disabled it, but still, even scrolling a 1000-lines file is slow !!!

Searching the Internet didn't help - I only found other complaining like me.
So I started digging into the Tools ==> Options, and found out, under the "Environment" option, that VS2010 tries by default to make use of hardware acceleration wherever possible. I thought "hmm, maybe it's not as good as it thinks in using the HW acceleration?".

I disabled the acceleration and got a HUGE performance improvement!!!

Re-enabling R# comes at a cost, but at least I can work (I've enabled in R# the option to show the amount of virtual memory used, and once in a while I call GC with a right-click and it runs much faster for a while).

Monday, May 10, 2010

2 Great iPhone apps

How good is your watermelon? See: http://delafranco.com/iwatermelon/

Do you want a hot iPhone girlfriend? See: http://www.mygirlapp.com/

Disclaimer – I don't know these guys, and never actually used these apps (I don't even have an iPhone), but I found the ideas cool (even if a little .. freaky).

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Finally - Compiler as a Service in C#

I've been ranting about the lack of a C# scripting tool for a long long long time. Finally, it has come by means of Mono's Compiler as a Service, now available to Windows users as well.

Thanks to my colleague Dan for pointing this out.