nibbles & nuggets

a technical blog

Guy Langston

topics: code, C#, dotnet, perf, coding challenges.

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Topics that I am currently actively/passively following, or learning.

Published 2021-Oct-21, revised 1 days ago

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It All Started With Windows PowerToys FancyZones
It All Started With Windows PowerToys FancyZones

It all started with Windows PowerToys FancyZones; and the rabbit hole was like crack-cocaine

Published 2021-Oct-06, revised 5 days ago

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lang X sucks, use Y instead
lang X sucks, use Y instead

Any content in the form “language/tech X sucks, you
must use Y” – please don’t be that person.

Published 2021-Aug-01, revised 45 days ago

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Jetbrains Rider - Coming of Age
Jetbrains Rider - Coming of Age

While I was not looking JetBrains Rider got good, properly good!

Published 2021-Jun-10, revised 16 days ago

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Getting Started with Roslyn

Build all the stuff from source. Track the bleading edge.

Published 2021-May-26, revised 1 days ago

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Going Lower [0x01] C# to Binary Code: The Basics
Going Lower [0x01] C# to Binary Code: The Basics

When learning ASM lang, I wanted a visual learning aid to peek neumonic definitions and visualise program flow... this project (OxGoingLower) was the result.

Published 2021-Mar-22, revised 16 days ago

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SokoSolve Update: 2020-12
SokoSolve Update: 2020-12

Covid-lockdown #2 has given me the time and motivation to get SokoSolve into a stable place; enough to write-up the project and possibility make a explanitory video.

Published 2020-Dec-13, revised 252 days ago

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What A Great Time To Be A Geek - #WAGTTBAG
What A Great Time To Be A Geek - #WAGTTBAG

What an intoxicating time to be a geek. There is a cornucopia of new ideas and toys to play with. The time for indulgent learning – learning just for the sake of it – is at hand. Rejoice.

Published 2020-Dec-10, revised 316 days ago

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Gifts for a Geek
Gifts for a Geek

This is not sponsored. Its just stuff I like and I am a geek. :-)

Published 2020-Dec-07, revised 316 days ago

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Coding Challenges / Projects
Coding Challenges / Projects

Doing coding challenges has above all been fun, and long the way I have learned a lot and expanded my programming/languages horizon.

Published 2020-Dec-02, revised 313 days ago

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.NET Performance in 2020
.NET Performance in 2020

It seems like a good time to conduct a census of performance topics in .NET for the new decade.

Published 2020-Mar-15, revised 316 days ago

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My Bookshelf
My Bookshelf

The books that I am reading and occasionally a mini-review or rating. C#, Perf, dotnet.

Turns out, unsurprisingly, that covid lockdown is a good time to read a lot.

Published 2020-Feb-25, revised 255 days ago

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SokoSolve - Sokoban Solver (and game clients)
SokoSolve - Sokoban Solver (and game clients)

I have been intermittently working on Sokoban for years. It is fun to return every couple of years and breath some life back into it.

Sokoban solving is a interesting domain with very simple rules but with a search complexity comparible to Chess.

Published 2020-Jan-01, revised 318 days ago

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Anders Hejlsberg
On the Shoulders of Giants: Anders Hejlsberg

What an incredible career! I can safely say that no other person has had as big an impact on my technical life. Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C#, TypeScript. Any other mortal would be content with just ONE of these globally influential languages.

Published 2019-Dec-04, revised 325 days ago

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On the Shoulders of Giants
On the Shoulders of Giants

I am proud of my career, but these individuals are complete HEROs. This is a deeply person list, and this exercise is my way of saying thank-you by trying to formalise their impact on my life over the years.

Published 2019-Dec-01, revised 325 days ago

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A journey into Retro land
A journey into Retro land

The BBC Micro Model B is special to me as it was one of my first computers. After 25 years, I recently re-purchased one.

My gateway drug was a BBC Micro Model B, a ZX Spectrum and a nameless CPM ten-tonne monster. So as young kid, without knowing what a computer really was, I taught myself. It grew into a life-long passion and has provided me with an education and career. As I grew-up, so did the computer industry; information-technology went from the periphery of society to the pervasive center of modern life.

Published 2019-Nov-17, revised 323 days ago

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Tower of Babel
Tower of Babel

Computer languages designed to mess with your head.

Published 2012-Feb-01, revised 325 days ago

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.NET Process Maximum Memory

The maximum allocatable size of a .NET process depends on the following factors: CPU, OS, 32/64 EXE header, GC

Published 2012-Jan-01, revised 333 days ago

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Hanselmann

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