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ADO.NET ConnTest A simple, free Windows program to test ADO.NET connection strings.

Lines of C# Ever wanted to know how many lines of C# code are in a file or folder hierarchy?  This free Windows program will tell you.

XmlTools Free tools to process XML files from the command line.

Latest Blogs
Save me from Microsoft
I don't need Microsoft to save me from myself, I need someone to save me from Microsoft. This was brought home to me once again this week when I put a 'Windows 8.1 with update' on a VM. (Side note: seriously, Microsoft, you are really, really bad ...
Friday, 12 September 2014 at 6:17PM

‘Ariel’ by Steven R. Boyett
‘Boy And His Unicorn’Score: 4/5 Ariel Steven R. Boyett £4.75 In contrast to that last book I read, I really did get into this book. I found it quite engaging, even though I wouldn’t have expected the subject to interest me. It’s not giving any...
Friday, 12 September 2014 at 2:31PM

‘Evening’s Empires’ by Paul McAuley
‘Didn’t Get Into It’Score: 3/5 Evening's Empires Paul McAuley £7.19 I felt like reading some science fiction a while ago, so when I came across a shortlist for some science fiction award I bought some of the books. I can’t honestly remember w...
Friday, 12 September 2014 at 2:24PM

‘Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City’ by Guy Delisle
‘Charming Tale Of Israel’Score: 4/5 Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City Guy Delisle £11.89 The author finds himself spending a year in Jerusalem, and so he draws cartoons of his experiences and interactions with the locals. Some are frien...
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 11:23AM

‘Time Reborn’ by Lee Smolin
‘I’m Confused As Ever’Score: 4/5 Time Reborn Lee Smolin £6.99 I’ve never really understood what time is. It obviously seems to exist, but I’ve never really come up with a good definition or way to describe it. Things like temperature have nice...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 9:44AM

OpinionatedGeek News Headlines
Monday, 02 April 2007 - PowerPack release 2.0.0.0
A new version of the PowerPack is now available for download!  This (long-awaited) release is ASP.NET 2.0-only, so takes advantage of WebResource to embed client scripts and images as resource files - so no more opgeek_client folder...

Friday, 14 July 2006 - PowerPack Release 1.1.0.11
A new version of the PowerPack is now available for download, with just some fixes in it.  You can download the new release from the usual place.   Here's the full ChangeLog: Release 1.1.0.11 - 14th July 2005.Public release. There w...

Monday, 19 September 2005 - PowerPack Release 1.1.0.10
A new version of the PowerPack is now available for download, with just a couple of fixes in it.  Here's the full ChangeLog: Release 1.1.0.10 - 18th September 2005.Public release. Changes: RichTextBox. There were problems tabbing into ...

Monday, 04 July 2005 - PowerPack version 1.1.0.9 released
Here are some bug fixes for the PowerPack.  You can download the new release from the usual place. Here's the ChangeLog for the release: RichTextBox. There were problems using this in Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0 betas. FIXED. Ri...

Monday, 13 June 2005 - PowerPack Release 1.1.0.8
A new version of the PowerPack is now available.  This release includes a couple of ComboBox fixes and a DatePicker fix.  You can download it from the usual place. The ChangeLog is: Release 1.1.0.8 - 13th June 2005.Public release. Cha...