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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
‘We Are Here’ by Michael Marshall
‘Good, But Not Great’Score: 4/5 We Are Here Michael Marshall £7.99 Way back in 2007 I wrote about The Intruders: ‘I think it's a real shame he doesn't write more.  At the minute I'd buy every book he published, except I've already got th...
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 at 6:11PM

‘Harry Potter And The Methods Of Rationality’ by LessWrong
‘Interesting, Fun, But Preachy’Score: 4/5 Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality LessWrong £0.00 This is an odd one. The book itself is free fan-fiction (so not authorised in any way by JK Rowling) and it’s not just set in the Harry Potte...
Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 12:31PM

‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’ by Jon Ronson
‘Too Scared To Tweet’Score: 5/5 So You've Been Publicly Shamed Jon Ronson £11.89 I found this book thoroughly enjoyable and quite, quite terrifying. The notion of shaming to enforce cultural norms is covered in the book, but the core of the bo...
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 at 10:15AM

‘The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey’ by Walter Mosley
‘Interesting, A Bit Sad’Score: 4/5 The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Walter Mosley £10.25 An interesting, modern story that echoes ‘Flowers For Algernon’ in intent, if not in narrative approach. It’s very different from the Easy Rawlins story I re...
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 at 10:04AM

‘Lock In’ by John Scalzi
‘Future Tech, Future Problems’Score: 4/5 Lock In John Scalzi £10.49 A nice enough near-future crime book. It seems to me the setting is used for its overtones of coming problems with internet-of-things and computer-brain...
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 7:04PM

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...