The tempo of today’s news in the Microsoft .NET developer sphere is fairly laid back (so far) — but there’s no shortage of Valentine’s Day-themed posts and tweets. Here are some I’ve found that will either make you laugh or groan, depending on your sense of humor.


‏@GrumpusNation: “Roses are red, Violets are blue, There’s no escape from the 16 base Windows system colours For you or you or *you*!”

‏@hafthor: “Why is Valentine’s Day in the second month of the year? Because it’s <3”

@wbm: “Buy your love what they really want for Valentine’s Day! … Our #MonoTouch book makes a great gift!”

@_Humus_: “Roses are float4(1, 0, 0, 1), violets are float4(0, 0, 1, 1). I use RGBA, and so should you.”

@VisualStudio: “Ready for your #AzureFirstDate? Experience the cloud – w/the tool you already know #VS2012;


A .NET Love Story,” by J. Michael Palermo IV. “I have a managed heap of memories regarding you – none of which are IDisposable….”

DevOps – A Valentine’s Day Fairy Tale,” by Matt Watson.

“Ops had grown tired of the day to day grind of solving other people’s problems. Enough was enough and she needed a change in her life…. Dev, on the other hand, was beginning to mature (a little late in the game, as guys seem to) and trying to find some direction….”

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Valentines Day PowerShell Fun,” by Jeffery Hicks. Windows PowerShell scripts produce unique valentines.