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    Software engineer. Tea drinker


    The dark side of the Hosting Process (vshost.exe)

    by  • September 4, 2012 • .Net, Programming • 2 Comments

    By default Visual Studio wraps managed projects around a Hosting Process to improve the performance when debugging and to enable a subset of features that would not be possible via direct debugging. However just like most things, there are trade-offs to be had, and can introduce new bugs into your application. The end goal...

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    Chippenham River Festival 2012

    by  • August 30, 2012 • Journal, Photography • 0 Comments

    Lately we have had some incredible weather, and other times not so much. This year the Chippenham River Festival was hosted on the weekend where the weather wasn’t so good, but that didn’t stop the locals turning out in force to cheer on the raft builders, the sailors and spend the day learning more...

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    64bit HKLM Registry Gotcha

    by  • August 23, 2012 • .Net, Programming • 0 Comments

    I’ve recently ran into some interesting problems when trying to access the registry on a 64bit machine via C#. Now most people should know that writing (and sometimes even reading) from certain sections of the registry results in either an exception or would return null; indicating the registry key is empty or does not...

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    The things I do for cake

    by  • August 21, 2012 • Cake • 1 Comment

    August has been a busy month for me, there have been lots of different cakes to try all around the country. As part of it I have attended two weddings, travelled hundreds of miles, and tried many a different cake shop in order to find out where to get the best cakes. The Cake...

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    Bikes to wish for in 2013

    by  • August 20, 2012 • Cycling, Journal • 0 Comments

    Kona Zing Supreme

    Some may describe me as a bike nut, and quite rightly so, I have a collection. Predominately they have been Kona’s, and every year I wait patiently until they release their new models. Finally they have and I’ve been resisting running to the bank and draining my house fund. Which ones do I like,...

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    Here, there, and everywhere

    by  • August 5, 2012 • Journal • 0 Comments

    So I have been travelling a lot lately and so haven’t had that much time to write technical blog posts – hopefully shall change soon. Till then I thought I would give a few pics of what I’ve been up to. I grabbed a wod of cash and headed to Europe. Via Munich I...

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