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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
‘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

‘The Seasoned Schemer’ by Daniel P. Friedman and Matthias Felleisen
‘More Brain Twisting Fun’Score: 4/5 The Seasoned Schemer Daniel P. Friedman £19.95 This follows on from the earlier book ‘The Little Schemer’, and it’s a similar structure. Fun examples that lead to complete brain meltery. This book tackles th...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 9:16AM

‘Wife Of The Gods’ by Kwei Quartey
“Darkly Different African Drama”Score: 4/5 Wife of the Gods Kwei Quartey £8.75 Confession time – I have no idea who recommended this book. (If it was you – thanks!) I bought it in 2011 and it finally made it near enough the top of the to-read ...
Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 1:06PM

‘Ancillary Justice’ by Ann Leckie
‘The Culture, Only Nasty’Score: 3/5 Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie £7.03 An interesting take on the notion of ships-as-people, or what could happen when we have pervasive AIs and pervasive monitoring. I still miss Iain M. Banks and his Culture n...
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 at 8:47AM

‘The Adjacent’ by Christopher Priest
‘Not Worth The Effort’Score: 2/5 The Adjacent Christopher Priest £6.20 You know when you get a book and you struggle through it and you reach the end and it’s so satisfying that you don’t mind the struggle, it was all worthwhile in the end? Th...
Sunday, 22 June 2014 at 3:58PM

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...