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Changing the backlight of an Inspiron 9300 LCD panel


How difficult can this be?  I later learned this activity has a geek score of 8.0 and the answer to the question is “more than you’d want it to be”.  The old adage has it that a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing and I got caught.  The screen on my Inspiron 9300 […]

Writing asynchronous code more intelligently


Anyone who wants to make their applications responsive has to write some code that will run asynchronously so that the UI thread doesn’t block.  Writing asynchronous code is not so difficult but it can be ugly and coordinating the completion of threads can be awkward.  So Tomas Petricek’s blog on the use of iterators and […]