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Stuck on .NET 2.0 – 3.5? Copy streams easily with this NuGet extension!

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:45:40 +0000

If you’re still stuck on .NET 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5 for any reason and don’t have access to the .CopyTo method for System.IO.Stream objects, the Stream.CopyTo extension method, available as a small NuGet package will make manually allocating buffers and other boilerplate associated … Continue reading



$ (RunInBash) is now on Chocolatey

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:23:32 +0000

Just a quick heads-up for all our readers: our recently released RunInBash utility – which makes mixing-and-matching PowerShell/Windows/CMD commands with WSL/Linux/Ubuntu commands under Windows 10 as easy as prefixing WSL commands with $ to execute them from within a command prompt or … Continue reading



PrettySize: a .NET library for printing human-readable file sizes

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:06:06 +0000

Continuing our promise to open source parts of our libraries and applications where possible, we’ve just released PrettySize, a C# and .NET library for representing file sizes in a human-readable (pretty) format. PrettySize is available for free (MIT-licensed) on GitHub and … Continue reading



Will AMD’s Ryzen finally bring SHA extensions to Intel’s CPUs?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:26:29 +0000

If you have any skin invested in the high-performance computing game, you’ve almost certainly heard of the likes of MMX and SSE, the original “extensions” to the x86 assembly instruction set that provided task-specific performance-optimized instructions that let developers take … Continue reading



A free LastPass to 1Password conversion utility

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:12:48 +0000

1Password and LastPass are probably the two best known names in the password storage business, both having been around from 2006 and 2008, respectively. Back in 2008, the internet was a very different place than it is today, especially when … Continue reading


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AsyncLock: an async/await-friendly locking library for C# and .NET

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:37:34 +0000

One of the biggest improvements to C# and the .NET ecosystem in recent years has been the introduction of the async/await programming paradigm and the improvements it brings to both performance (no need to create thousands of threads if they … Continue reading



Unicode.net: the Unicode (and emoji) library for .NET platforms

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:51:42 +0000

We are proud to present the latest addition to our open source portfolio, the Unicode.net library! We’ve extracted a number of encoding- and emoji-related namespaces and functions from a few of our projects going back many years and split them … Continue reading



System.Threading.Thread, Universal Windows Platform, and the fragmentation of .NET Standard

Mon, 08 May 2017 22:45:42 +0000

This post is chiefly directed at .NET developers and others involved in the various stages of .NET deployment, in particular, anyone that’s been keeping tabs on the situation with the new cross-platform, open-source .NET Core initiative or .NET Standard, which … Continue reading



Meet $, your new best friend for WSL

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:41:03 +0000

We’ve raved about Microsoft’s latest take on a Linux subsystem for Windows, this time in the form of the oddly-dubbed “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” Windows Subsystem for Linux — herein and forever after referred to only as WSL for … Continue reading



Easy Window Switcher 1.1.0 with international keyboard support

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:13:28 +0000

Hello international users of EWS! We’re really happy to announce the immediate availability of Easy Window Switcher 1.1.0, which brings support for internationalized keyboards to EWS users worldwide! For those that haven’t been keeping in touch, Easy Window Switcher is … Continue reading



Which carry-on electronics are bigger than a cell phone?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:35:00 +0000

From the “they clearly didn’t think this one through” department,1 comes news of the federal government’s new ban on “electronic devices larger than a cellphone” from eight Muslim-majority countries, ostensibly to defend against in-air terror attacks that could somehow come … Continue reading



Easy Window Switcher 1.0.1

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:57:46 +0000

We’ve just released the inevitable bugfix build for any product launch with Easy Window Switcher 1.0.1, which adds the ability to cycle between maximized windows. Hat-tip to Chris Bollman for reporting this bug. Upgrading EWS is very straight-forward, as soon … Continue reading



What happens when Imgur goes out of business?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:53:29 +0000

Today, while browsing the internet and looking at some “old” guides from 2012 I came across a familiar sight: a forum thread with hundreds of inline images, all of them once hosted with ImageShack, now permanently inaccessible. For those of … Continue reading



Mac-like window switching on Windows with alt-`

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:19:22 +0000

Dedicated followers (and anyone making the switch from Mac to PC) – this Pi Day 2017 gift is just for you! A new day means a new free app for our favorite peeps on the internet. Meet Easy Window Switcher, our … Continue reading



Dell XPS 15 vs Precision 5520

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:48:14 +0000

Dell has two top-of-the-line laptops that are currently competing for king-of-the-hill status — quite the odd choice from a marketing perspective, no doubt — but how do the two compare? We take a look at both the XPS 15 (9560) … Continue reading