First you get the Console Debugger, then you get the power, then you get the woman…

Alrighty, here’s the situation. You deploy some code to a production or test environment and when you run it up for the first time it crashes. You spin up DebugView and you see this bad boy in the log:

[3820] System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. ---> System.Reflection.ReflectionTypeLoadException: Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.

This is one of the most annoying exceptions to see on production box, especially when you don’t have access to a debugger. With a debugger you can inspect the LoaderExceptions collection and see exactly what assembly it is after but without one your options are somewhat limited. Continue reading…

Windows 7 System Optimisations

Today I was asked by a fellow developer colleague if I could give some them pointers in how to optimise their new machine; in particular if anything should be done to make their “SSD hum along”. So considering I’ve already done through this process a dozen time for others, I should probably just document it!

So I’m going to get all old and cranky here and tell you what’s what, and then I might yell at you to GET OF MY LAWN ! As I get a little venty on the basics of what to and not to do !

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