LEGO Set 21200, Life of George, Parts List

We had a mix up with our pieces being combined with the boys personal creations which made playing Life of George difficult. So I went to lego.com hoping to find a published parts list for the set. Unfortunately, LEGO does not publish a parts list with quantities. They do have a list of replacement parts […]

24 Hours of Booty

I recently accepted the challenge of participating in 24 Hours of Booty. 24 Hours of Booty conducts annual 24 hour cycling events, which increase public awareness and support for cancer research and programs, while raising funds to support the LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION and local cancer organizations. I am asking you to help by supporting my […]

Serialize/Deserialize POCO's

Short and easy way to to generically Serialize/Deserialize objects. public static string SerializeToXml(T value) { StringWriter writer = new StringWriter(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture); XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(T)); serializer.Serialize(writer, value); return writer.ToString(); } public static T DeserializeFromXml(string xml) { StringReader reader = new StringReader(xml); XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(T)); return (T)serializer.Deserialize(reader); } Usage: MyObject myObj = new MyObject(); […]