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Jun 04 2009

The Moment I HATE Visual Studio

For the Record, I really like Visual Studio. Most days I LOVE Visual Studio.

But there is one moment that I use Visual Studio that I cannot fully describe the visceral loathing-and-hatred I have for Visual Studio.

The situation appears when I have installed some software that has not merged its help content into Visual Studio help system.

God forbid that at that moment you accidentally hit the F1 key. In such a case Visual Studio hangs as it merges the new help content into its help system. No Cancel. No Pause. No Stop. No “I Didn’t Mean To Do That.” No Prompt–“would you like to merge blah blah blah. This could take a few minutes.”

Instead you see THIS…

The Moment I Hate Visual Studio

There is nothing you can do to stop this short of a)  killing Visual Studio using task manager or b) go get a burger.

On my old machine this merge operation could take as many as 20 minutes.

ARG… Microsoft…please fix this stupidty.

Seth B Spearman

Jun 03 2009

Is it OK that I just posted my same answer to several related questions on Stack Overflow? [closed]

Hello, I have a Stack Overflow etiquette question. Several months ago I had a question that was not perfectly answered on Stack Overflow. Several weeks later I figured it out myself. I just posted my ANSWER to SEVERAL existing questions. Is that OKAY? In short, is it OKAY that I posted my ONE answer to several RELATED questions in StackOverflow? Or is that bad form? My reasoning is that it is a pretty good answer to a pretty common problem and I wanted to increase the surface area for the question. Thanks for your answer about SO.com etiquette. Seth