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I came across a book back around 1994 that opened up a bunch of history that has been forgotten. It was a bunch of work, and I was wrong for a long time, because the book was wrong. But it was a start.
I mistakenly thought that older versions of VS Community were unavailable for download when installing it on my new laptop, so I ended up going from VS2017 to VS2022. It wasn't quite painless, but nearly so.
Overnight porridge with old-fashioned steel-cut oats. 3 parts liquid to 1 part oats and a shake or two of salt. I use equal measures of milk and water, but just water works well too. Add a dash of Maple Syrup for sweetness.
I'm just cooking a Rice Pudding in the oven, staring from uncooked rice. I bet a slow-cooker version of Rice Pud would be great, too. It never occurred to me. Maybe next time.
SWMBO makes great roasts and chilis. They're not done in a slow cooker, but they're done much the same way.
There are a lot of chili recipes out there, so you have to find one that you like. Your .sig mentions bacon, so you can't go wrong there. Pinto beans, kidney beans, and mushrooms are also good. And chili peppers, of whatever variety imparts the level of heat that you want.
When I was living in Dallas, some colleagues went to a county fair in more of a rural area. They said that the secret ingredient in that fair's prize-winning chili was squirrel meat.
This meal is a family favorite, never gets old, and is easy and quick.
Italian Veggie & Pasta Soup
1 lb ground beef
3 carrots - chopped very small
4 stalks Celery - chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes - do not drain (for zest one could be tomatoes with green chilies)
2 cans red kidney beans - could drain them but I don't
3 cans beef broth
1 24 oz can traditional spaghetti sauce
1 8 oz pack of macaroni - elbow or, better yet, shells
Brown and drain ground beef then add to pot.
Add carrots and Celery to pot
Empty all cans into pot
Stir, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hrs or high for 4 hrs.
Before serving cook up macaroni in separate pot.
To serve put large spoon full of macaroni in bowl with a ladle full of soup.
Given the rich/complete metadata and run-time analysis (JIT) of managed code, I'm surprised .NET and/or Java do not have a way to create true transactions in the engine.
It should be relatively easy to considering how much information is available in terms of how the data is laid out in memory - unless I'm missing something. By *relatively* I mean compared to say, trying to implement such a thing in unmanaged code.
It strikes me as a missed opportunity, as I know several areas where it could potentially come in handy, maybe more so with parallel operations as well.
But again, maybe I'm missing something. Maybe it's more difficult than I imagine.
I'd try to do it myself but,
A) It's a lot of man-years of effort
B) It requires changes to the CLI or JVM - and my code will never "go viral" enough to be adopted into major engines.
C) I've never done it before. It's a bit ambitious for a first attempt at implementing ACID transactions.
"Before entering on an understanding, I have meditated for a long time, and have foreseen what might happen. It is not genius which reveals to me suddenly, secretly, what I have to say or to do in a circumstance unexpected by other people; it is reflection, it is meditation." - Napoleon I
He's not at Microsoft Research anymore but way back around 2010 Dana Groff led a team that designed the experimental STM.NET[^]. I know nothing about it at all. For some reason the whole project was completely dropped.