Monthly Archives: March 2011

Performance: speed up creation of ASP.NET DataSet objects

During some recent performance tuning work, I took a look at a method that was taking around 450 ms. The primary task of the function was to build a relatively large DataSet object, with around 350 rows and over 110 … Continue reading

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Purim 2011: We dress up as the Apple product line

This Sunday was the Jewish holiday of Purim, which celebrates the Jews’ escape from a plot to kill them in Ancient Persia.  Similar to Halloween, it is customary to dress up in costumes, although both kids and adults often dress … Continue reading

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Learning to read on the iPad versus the old fashioned way

As many people can attest, iPads make wondeful computing devices for young children.  Whereas a computer’s mouse or trackpad is difficult for a toddler to maneuver, the iPad’s intuitive touch interface is easy for them.  Not surprisingly, there are thousands … Continue reading

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Hoping for good Car-ma after a fender-bender

While picking up groceries on my lunch break today, I had a minor fender-bender.  I was backing out, and it turns out another car on the opposite side a few spaces down started backing out shortly after I did.  I … Continue reading

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Camera+ makes a fantastic replacement for the built-in iPhone camera application

The built-in camera and camcorder have truly been one of the best parts of having an iPhone.  Like many parents with young children, I often find myself stumbling over “aw, isn’t that cute” moments that I want to share on … Continue reading

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Bose Wave Radio + Apple Airport Express + iPhone + iOS 4.2 = wireless music happiness

We have an old Bose Wave Radio sitting in our kitchen.  We used to have a CD player hooked up to it, but that has long since broken, and who listens to CD’s anymore, anyways?  These days, the Bose is … Continue reading

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