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May 2005 Entries

Unemployed...

Well, I just finished my job at StormId (got a lovely bottle of whisky as a leaving present, yum!), I now have just under two weeks before I head down to Reading to start my new job with Microsoft. I intend to spend my time shedding a few pounds, getting as much driving tuition as possible (driving test on June 22nd...gulp!) and working on a few projects I've been neglecting. Hopefull you'll notice improvements to this blog as well as a few other super-secret bits .Anyone got any good books they've read recently...fiction or non?

posted @ Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:14 PM | Feedback (0) |

The video gamre thing again...nothing to see here...

Look, I have to do it, I'm easily influenced and continually swept up by random waves of meme action...   I am an Asteroid.I am a drifter. I go where life leads, which makes me usually a very calm and content sort of person. That or thoroughly apathetic. Usually I keep on doing whatever I'm doing, and it takes something special to make me change my mind. What Video Game Character Are You?

posted @ Friday, May 27, 2005 9:25 AM | Feedback (0) |

Cool little thing I keep losing...ObjectRepeater

This is a brilliant little server control from Rob van der Veer (found here) - which I've found lots of uses for but keep having to spend time tracking it down...so here it is, mainly for me but partly for you too   ///     /// A templated databound repeater that dynamically determines which     /// template to use based on the class of the object in the collection.     ///     [ParseChildren(false)]     [ControlBuilder(typeof(ObjectRepeaterControlBuilder))]     public class ObjectRepeater : System.Web.UI.Control, System.Web.UI.INamingContainer, IParserAccessor     {         private Hashtable _templates = new Hashtable();         private string _defaultTemplateName = null;         private IEnumerable _dataSource;           public ObjectRepeaterDetermineTemplateDelegate DetermineTemplate;    ...

posted @ Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:42 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Code Snippets ]

Overcoming apathy

Well, it's officially 1 week before I finish here...I currently have the problem of overcoming the apathy of working on a project which I'll not see deployed before I leave. So far, refactoring to make it more straightforward to use by 'those who will come after me' (kind of like Deep Thought designing it's replacement..only...not so impressive) has used up a fair bit of time, as has getting the system to be a bit more organised...Ah well, I suppose I'd better revel in my current easy life - it certainly won't be that way with my new employers .

posted @ Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:37 AM | Feedback (0) |

My currentfavourite code thing...IXmlSerializable

Been using this a fair bit recently, allows complete control over the way a class serializes to XML - especially useful when using Dictionaries! public class CountryDictionary : DictionaryBase, IXmlSerializable     {         public bool requiresSave = false;         public Country this[long key]         {             get { return ((Country) Dictionary[key]); }             set { Dictionary[key] = value; }         }           public ICollection Keys         {             get { return (Dictionary.Keys); }         }           public ICollection Values         {             get { return (Dictionary.Values); }         }           public void Add(long key, Country value)         {    ...

posted @ Thursday, May 19, 2005 6:21 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Code Snippets ]

What am I doing wrong??? CommunityServer issue...

I do intend to post this in the CommunityServer forums; just want to check I'm not being really dumb . Ok, this CS installation is at OrcsWeb so I have the default (System->Configuration) timezone set to -7...my user timezone (for myself) is set to GMT...problem is that my posts are taking 7 hours to appear...so my own timezone is ignored...anyone encountered this issue??? (Oh, I've set the time on this post to now-7 hours so it appears straight away...)

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:11 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Help! ]

Trestt

fffff

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:05 PM | Feedback (0) |

New Test

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posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:04 PM | Feedback (0) |

Test2

rrr

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:01 PM | Feedback (0) |

Test

Test2

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:59 PM | Feedback (0) |

Test

Test

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:58 PM | Feedback (0) |

You just gotta love Slashdot...

Despite the probability of being labelled a Microsoft Fanboy, I am becoming less and less impressed with Slashdot (or more and more disappointed...same thing ). Now, I know that it's really just an Linux propoganda outlet but I do still retain the vain hope that some balance can be found there (there's VERY few blogs which are rabidly pro-microsoft and anti-linux for example...well Scoble excepting). The latest is an article on the MSN desktop search stuff, at the time I'm reading it there's a bunch of comments for people who clearly haven't even downloaded the tool with comments like this:...

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:06 PM | Feedback (0) |

Comments now working...

Finally got comments working again for anonymous users...feel free to rant

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 9:55 AM | Feedback (0) |

<uber:ASP.Net> - Rewriting the URL using IHttpHandlerFactory

uber:asp.net- Rewriting the URL using IHttpHandlerFactory This is a nice article on a technique I've used for a while not...and it's really the only decent way to do this in ASP.NET...

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 9:37 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET ]

I'll get back to normal posting soonish...

Just a lot going on in my life at the moment...will get back to this as soon as I can!

posted @ Friday, May 13, 2005 10:31 AM | Feedback (0) |

The Code Project - Indigo Transactional Web Services using Microsoft WinFX CTP March 2005 - C# WebServices

The Code Project - Indigo Transactional Web Services using Microsoft WinFX CTP March 2005 - C# WebServices Very cool stuff...get the feeling that .NET 1.1 was just a prelude

posted @ Friday, May 13, 2005 10:30 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ]

Odd question, anyone know how many shares Microsoft *currently* holds in Apple?

I know that 8 years ago, Microsoft bought $150m in Apple shares...at a time when the share price was VERY low; and effectively this purchase saved Apple. What I don't know is whether MS sold it's shares???

posted @ Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:36 AM | Feedback (0) |

Timezone

Timezone

posted @ Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:08 PM | Feedback (0) |

Test

Test

posted @ Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:36 AM | Feedback (0) |

Test

Tet

posted @ Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:32 AM | Feedback (0) |

Test

Test

posted @ Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:30 AM | Feedback (0) |

Asynchronous Client Script support Control for ASP.NET V2.0

Asynchronous Client Script support Control for ASP.NET V2.0 Really nice Async Client Script control for ASP.NET 2.0 - now why isn't this in the core ASP.NET 2.0 framework?

posted @ Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:28 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET ]

Great articles on speeding up late binding

Brain.Save() - NPerfing Activator.CreateInstance() Really nice comparison of the various methods of runtime creation of objects...

posted @ Monday, May 09, 2005 2:24 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ]

Hmm...wonder why my posts aren't appearing?

Slight wierdness with posts...another 'glitch' work out (probably something to do with timezones at a guess...)

posted @ Monday, May 09, 2005 11:19 AM | Feedback (0) |

Update in progress...

This is the first post on the new server...any glitches will be worked out over the weekend...

posted @ Friday, May 06, 2005 9:21 PM | Feedback (0) |

Is you can see this the new server works...

Few glitches which I'll get sorted this weekend...

posted @ Friday, May 06, 2005 5:03 PM | Feedback (0) |

Another test...

posted @ Friday, May 06, 2005 1:18 PM | Feedback (0) |

Tryin' out Community Server version

So, I think I've got this sucker working with CommunityServer ahead of my planned migration to a *proper* host this weekend. A few issues still - mainly around design and custom page elements I had on the old site...so an exciting weekend is ahead

posted @ Friday, May 06, 2005 1:14 PM | Feedback (0) |

Test

Test

posted @ Friday, May 06, 2005 8:26 AM | Feedback (0) |

Changes in the offing...

Well, I've finally decided that I need to move this blog to a more reliable provider, with that in mind I've bought hosting on OrcsWeb (most of my readers are in the states anyway...), plan is that I'll spend a part of this weekend  migrating the site content over to CommunityServer ; between studying for my driving theory test next week.So there *might* be some downtime this weekend while the domains shuffle around - but the result should be a far faster response and more bells and whistles on the eventual site (the Community server 'pimpin' scene has really taken off!)

posted @ Wednesday, May 04, 2005 4:16 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .TEXT ]

Playing the end-game...

Well, it's 26 days until I officially clock off for the last time at my current employer, unfortunately I'm now in that wierd period called 'notice'. What makes this time so strange is that I still have a project to work on...the focus of which has changed now that I'm leaving - so obviously the focus is now getting it to a point for handover rather than finishing it.So I've just had a bit of a 'discussion' with my manager over this - essentially I'm trying to do the best thing to try and get the project as far as...

posted @ Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:13 PM | Feedback (0) |

Best resource for learning about System.Transactions

I've written about this topic in the past but by far the best resource for finding out about System.Transactions is this whitepaper by Juval Lowy.

posted @ Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:25 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ]

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