“Honesty” in relationships

When we talk about honesty in relationships, it usually refers to what is being said. In this modern age, I think it extends quite a bit further than just that to have a successful relationship. Am I qualified to talk about this? Perhaps. My wife and I had been together since 17 and married for…

The ideal parent?

I have often heard people around me say “I’ll wait till I am ready to have kids”. If that is true, no one will have kids. One thing I can say for certain though, is that I have two and my eldest is now 6 years old but I am just about as clueless about…

C# The little things that bite (I)

Even as an experienced developer, my code can sometimes bite me (hard). Being “experienced” doesn’t spare you from newbie mistakes. You’ll just be laughing at yourself for doing it soon after. “The struct that bites” Consider this… var dict = new Dictionary<int, StructA>(); dict.Add(1, new StructA()); dict[1].SomeProp = SomeNewValue; The bite comes when I expect…

Isopropanol: A safe cleaning chemical

What is relatively non-toxic, does not leave any residue, is environmentally friendly, is an antiseptic, keeps well, cheap, commonly available and can be used as a cleaning agent? My answer? Isopropanol (or isopropyl alcohol, rubbing alcohol). Now I am nowhere near the first to realize this fact and there are many people out there who…

Curious World of Vocaloid Music

I have known about Vocaloids for a long time now but have never paid much attention to it. I am not a fan of the singing then and not a fan now either. For those who do not know what a “Vocaloid” is, it was started by a Japanese company in 2004 as a voice…