Category Archives: Coding


A few years ago I came across this poem. A must to have in any large project. // // Pointers to pointers to printf()-like functions, // Unary minus and nested conjunctions, // Integers, booleans, characters, strings, // These are a few of my favorite things! // // Encapsuled functions with routines embeded. // Parallel process to run multi-threaded.… Read More »

Compression algorithm

Found an article from May 2007 that haven’t been posted. About time I guess. :) Every now and then I get a bright idea about a new compression algorithm I have to test. Here are results from my latest idea: Debug checksum: 418 Original data: Tedd! Original data length: 5 Compressed data length: 7 Result (non-binary): 418,5,295700136 Time… Read More »

C# Image Analysis (“auto-gaming”) – with source

For the past couple of weeks I have been playing Age of Conan with Sara. I am Weathor, Aquilonian Priest of Mitra. MWAHAHA. :) As always I’m looking for something to tinker with. Just playing the game is not that fun. I’ve been searching for addons for AoC, but I can’t find anything useful. Basically they don’t support… Read More »

WPF MVVM Thread annoyance

In WinForms one of the annoyances is that any GUI operation requires invoking GUI thread to do it. I wrote a blog article on a quick hack to bypass it. I was really hoping this limitation was gone in WPF, but alas… Lately I’ve been refactoring my IRC client to use a MVVM-like architecture. In MVVM ViewModel should… Read More »

Refactoring IRC client with MVVM and “MDI”

A screenshot of the first working window after refactoring the IRC client. I had to create my own MDI window in WPF as it doesn’t support it. Extra fun when it doesn’t support inherited user controls, but that wasn’t too difficult to solve. Just made a class to inherit MDI window and then programmatically added a user control… Read More »

MVVM (and my IRC client)

This post is a bit of a personal rant on whether or not to use MVVM. I’m comparing MVVM with my current architecture and try to look at a few pros and cons. Clearly MVVM is not optimal, but there might be parts to borrow. At the moment I’m doing some heavy refactoring of the IRC client I’m… Read More »

C# / .Net WinForms GUI Thread Invoke solution

In .Net WinForms (and WPF for that matter) only the main GUI thread is allowed to make any change to GUI. If you attempt to do so from another thread then Visual Studio MDA will let you know that you made a mistake. This is actually an improvement from VS2003 where nobody said anything, so your application would… Read More »