May 2005 Entries

Avalon and Indigo Beta1 RC Download

Some one wanted to know of a version of Avalon/Indigo that works with VS.NET 2005 Beta2. Well, you can download it from here. This has been out for some time but I've just been busy and haven't posted the url yet. I'm a slacker! Sorry!!

posted @ Tuesday, May 31, 2005 10:53 AM | Feedback (612)

I'm Mario ... 1UP ... Without The Tanooki Suit ...

I am Mario. I like to jump around, and would lead a fairly serene and aimless existence if it weren't for my friends always getting into trouble. I love to help out, even when it puts me at risk. I seem to make friends with people who just can't stay out of trouble. What Video Game Character Are You?

posted @ Friday, May 27, 2005 9:51 AM | Feedback (611)

ASP.NET 2.0 Web Cast

Earller today I watched this really good ASP.NET 2.0 web cast by Scott Guthrie. If you have the time, you should watch it. ASP.NET 2.0 is coming....I CAN'T WAIT!!

posted @ Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:32 PM | Feedback (612)

CP Article Weather Web Service Not Working

I've been informed by several people that the web service I use for my CP article is not working....stupid POS. Well, I guess that's what I get for taking the easy way out on things! Since I'm currently at work, I can't make any changes to this code. Well I can, but I think my superiors will frown upon it. So I will do it when I get home tonite. For those of you that are trying to get this project to work, I'm sorry. I'll do my best to make it up to you.

posted @ Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:55 AM | Feedback (612)

Do Not Under Estimate The Power Of The Orange Side...

I never knew the day will come when Darth Vader will be defeated by a set of Hollywood executives... If you don't believe me, check it out! I got the link from Scoble's blog.

posted @ Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:56 AM | Feedback (611)

I just had to share this...

One of the guys I work with pointed me to this site. They have a product call Chuckit! that allows you to throw tennis balls for long distances so you can play catch with your dog. The funny part of this product is the disclaimer at the bottom that reads: WARNING! Read instructions before use. High-speed flying balls can cause injury. Do not use product to aim or throw directly at people or animals. Not for indoor use. Use only standard tennis balls or Canine Hardware balls manufactured for use with this product. Be alert, ball may travel in unanticipated...

posted @ Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:04 PM | Feedback (611)

Code Project Article Fix

Sorry it took me this long to get a fix out there for my CP article, but I've been quite busy at home. The web service that I used to demonstrate a long running task switch to a subscription usage. So you will need to register with them to get your own username/password to get the demo to work. You can get the updated source from here. I've made it very easy to apply your own username and password to the the demo. Under the web.config and <appSettings /> section, fill in the username and password values respectively. Sorry for this inconvenience!

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:49 PM | Feedback (611)

Asynchronous Web Requests With XMLHTTP: Revisited

I've been getting a lot of emails lately asking about the status my statement made on this post. Well, for those of you who were so kind enought to wait and nag me about it, here's my second Code Project article entitled, Processing Long Running Tasks With Asynchronous Handlers and XMLHTTP. Sorry it took this long to get out there!

posted @ Friday, May 13, 2005 9:48 AM | Feedback (611)

Installing IIS on a Win XP Pro SP2 Machine

Recently, I reformatted my laptop to clean all the junk that Dell installed on it. I thought that everything was in pretty good working order ... this came to halt when I tried to install IIS. I did usual steps for installing any extra Windows components, Control Panel --> Add Remove Software --> Install Windows Component. I selected IIS from the list and then hit next and then that's when this little guy came up: Setup cannot copy the file staxmem.dll. I was like, WTF? After trying several different methods of installing the component, I finally asked Google....

posted @ Wednesday, May 11, 2005 10:33 PM | Feedback (612)

Intellisense Support For .config Files In VS2003

For the past couple of days, Nick and I have been working on tweaking VS.NET to add extra functionality. Nick is currently working on adding more NAnt support to the IDE, while I started to mess around with our dear old friend, the .config file. After lunch today, I was wondering how hard it would be to add intellisense support to any .config file through VS.NET (a feature that is long awaited in VS2005). I gots to thinking about it and then I realized that there are two requirements: The full CLR config file schema The location of all .config file...

posted @ Wednesday, May 11, 2005 1:43 PM | Feedback (613)

Why I Enjoy Working With Nick

I was showing Nick how simple it was to implement a JavaScript function that checks to see if the value keyed into a textbox is a number (without a regex). If it's not, then the key will not be entered as a valid value. I told him that for now, I'm restricting the values to numbers (0, 1, 2, 3..) and to - (dash), . (period) and ( ) (left and right parenthesis) to allow for formatting. He looks at me and says, "But that doesn't stop the user from entering boobies into the text box!!" ...  ...  ... ...Puzzled for a minute, I was...

posted @ Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:17 PM | Feedback (611)

Thanks Kent!

Last night we held our monthly IADNUG meeting, had a pretty good turn out of ~30 people. Kent Tegels from DevelopMentor presented on SQLCLR in SQL Server 2005. Thanks Kent for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with us!

posted @ Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:42 AM | Feedback (616)

Enterprise Library Or Home Grown?

What's your take on this? Would you rather use Enterprise Library as an extra set of tools for your framework or would you rather build it? I'm interested to see what my three readers have to say about this...

posted @ Tuesday, May 3, 2005 10:47 PM | Feedback (611)

IADNUG Meeting On Wednesday

This Wednesday we will have our monthly IADNUG meeting. Kent Tegels from DevelopMentor will be presenting on SQL Server 2005. If you are free on Wednesday night stop by and learn a little bit about SQL Server 2005. Pizza will be provided by Microsoft.

posted @ Monday, May 2, 2005 10:11 PM | Feedback (611)

Reformat = Faster Laptop

I reformatted my laptop last night cause it was getting a little slow. After re-installing Windows XP, the laptop is now cooking with speed. Unfortunately, Dell did not include a driver CD with the laptop so I had to download all of the drivers individually...stupid Dell.

posted @ Sunday, May 1, 2005 9:55 PM | Feedback (612)