Friday, May 27, 2011

With You

With you

The way you say my name
The sound that your voice makes
The funny way you turn a phrase
Sounds like love to me

And when I feel alone
Your tender words they calm the storm
They are simple and yet so strong
And they sound like love to me

When you speak
It's like you know just what my heart needs
Your words they bring healing to me
And help me to remember what is true
And I hear love when I am listening to you

I look into your eyes
Full of wonder and surprise
The care your gaze implies
Looks like love to me

You have seen me at my best
And wrapped up in my arrogance
You remain unimpressed
And it looks like love to me

And you see
Not what I am but what I can be
The way you look at life it is inspiring
And it helps me to remember what is true
And I see love, when I am looking at you

Every day I am amazed
That God would show His love for me this way
When you speak
It's like you know just what my heart needs
The way you look at life it is inspiring
And it helps me to remember what is true
That I hear love, when I am listening
And I see love, when I am looking
And I find love
With You

- Geoff Moore and The Distance

Happy Anniversary Beth

Monday, May 9, 2011

ByVal goes bye, bye

One of the nice enhancements to VB.NET in Visual Studio 2010 sp1 is the removal of the auto-insert-ByVal keyword.  If you don't type ByVal, then Visual Studio now respects that and doesn't try to insert it for you.  As ByVal is the default anyway, it's much nicer to omit it so that when you use ByRef, it really stands out.  A simple find and replace of your ByVal's, and your code instantly looks and feels cleaner.  Thanks Microsoft!