Monthly Archives: August 2012

Transparent backgrounds of Labels and Pictureboxes in C#

In C# 2008 Windows Forms, the background of a Picturebox or Label object cannot be made transparent by default. This causes problems like those displayed in this before/after comparison.  While it is possible to fix this problem by overriding the … Continue reading

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Why kids don’t play outside

Daughter: “Hey, Dad, do you know why I don’t like to play outside all the time?” Dad: “No, why?” Daughter: “Sometimes, I think I hear zombies.” I was dumbfounded by this. I suppose roaming zombies would be a great reason … Continue reading

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Dawn’s Taco Salad recipe

Prep: Ground beef, taco seasoning. Brown it and season it. Put in portable container. Cut up lettuce, black olices, tomatos, onions into a bowl. Cover. Container of sour cream and container of salsa, equal portions. Mix into container. Bring/buy: Two … Continue reading

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List Note Contents via CTE.sql

/* List Note Contents via CTE.sql Concatenating Row Values in Transact-SQL Also useful SQL SERVER – Introduction to Hierarchical Query using a Recursive CTE – A Primer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190766(v=sql.105).aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175972(v=sql.90).aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186243(v=sql.105).aspx Given a table defined as: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[QS_NOTE_CONTENTS]( [NOTE_ID] [uniqueidentifier] … Continue reading

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My Family Tree software

Encountered cool-looking My Family Tree software on CNet. CNet Editor’s Review: http://download.cnet.com/My-Family-Tree/3000-2127_4-75553957.html Main site: http://chronoplexsoftware.com/myfamilytree/updates/index.php    

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