• Improving WPF Rendering performance (Part 2)

    by  • October 12, 2012 • 0 Comments

    This article is part of a series of articles I have written covering WPF; improving its performance, its quirks and associated workarounds, as well as porting it to WUA Applications: Improving WPF Rendering Performance (Part 1) Improving WPF Rendering performance (Part 2) Improving WPF Rendering performance (Part 3) Troubleshooting Video Playback in WPF Writing...

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    iPhone 5. A little more but so much less

    by  • September 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    If you have been sitting under a rock you may have missed the launch of the new iPhone yesterday. Apple with their long history of forgetting all their previous versions once a new one comes along, claims this is the best thing ever. Though is it really? With Samsung hot on its tails with...

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    Harrods Cheesecake

    by  • September 9, 2012 • 2 Comments

    Yesterday I had a chance to wander around London, I wanted to be a tourist for the day and so took the chance to go to as many activities as I could including The British Museum, V & A, The Science Museum, Climbing Monument, Walking along the Thames, Shopping in Oxford Street, and taking...

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    Hands on with the Sony A77 DSLT

    by  • September 6, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Just over two weeks ago I purchased the Sony A77 DSLT (read DSLR) as a huge step up from my trusty Nikon d3100. I thought it was about time to write a full review of my experiences so far. The Nikon d3100 was my starting point into the world of DSLRs. It was a...

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

    by  • September 4, 2012 • 0 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 Garden and Allotment Society Annual Show

    by  • September 1, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Hopefully reading my blog you will have realised that my life doesn’t just revolve around computers, there is also cakes! But I also do a lot of gardening for my veg, and I own chickens. Today I went to the¬†Chippenham Garden and Allotment Society Annual Show which was a great day out and lots...

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    Chippenham River Festival 2012

    by  • August 30, 2012 • 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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    Shiny new Sony A77 DSLR …err …DSLT

    by  • August 24, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Around 18months ago I bought my first DSLR, the Nikon d3100, which was a great beginners DSLR, however I soon found myself wanting more features and even simple ones (such as IR remote) I bought the Nikon d3100 because I was unsure how much I would use it, but I have … a lot,...

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    64bit HKLM Registry Gotcha

    by  • August 23, 2012 • 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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