October 8th, 2010

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Unemployment

There are _bound_ to be sociological studies of unemployement out there. Anyone know of any which dig into the reasons why individuals don't have jobs. I know the information's going to be hard to tease out of them, but I'd love to know what we do know...
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The joy of convergent devices

I wear a watch most of the time.

Yes
43(36.8%)
No
74(63.2%)

I tell the time when out and about by

using my watch
42(18.8%)
using my mobile phone
83(37.2%)
using my portable computing device
13(5.8%)
using my portable audio device
11(4.9%)
some other technological means at my disposal
9(4.0%)
I rely on there being intermittent clocks in public places
37(16.6%)
asking people
12(5.4%)
I don't keep track of time.
16(7.2%)
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Things which annoy me in .Net #372

There were no generics in the first version. And all of the Windows Forms code was written then, and hasn't been updated to use generics.

So (for instance), despite all of the items in Listview.Items being of type ListviewItem they're returned as Object, because it implements IEnumerable, rather than IEnumerable.

So if I want to get a list of items from the listview I have to iterate around them all, casting them to the correct type rather than just using an AddRange. Admittedly, on an individual level this isn't much of a hardship, but it's still frustrating when you add up all of the times I have to do something like that.

I know that going back and updating all of the Windows Forms code to be generic compliant would be extra effort, but it seems like one of those things that would be worth it...