received an email today informing me that I’ve been awarded the status
of Microsoft MVP in the Visual Developer - ASP/ASP.NET category. I was
aiming for an MVP for non-visual developers, but my 57
didn’t have enough clout to make that happen.
Last year when all the hubbub surrounding
was happening, I tried to rally people around the idea of a Contribute
to Open Source day on July 26^th^.
Update: For an interesting counterpoint to the myth of the 10x engineer,
check out this blog post by
Shanley. My post is more
focused on what makes a good developer than the 10x myth.
2.0 is progressing nicely. The plug-in architecture is pretty much
feature complete. The code is still undergoing code review, testing, and
tweaking, but it is possible to start building plug-ins for it right
away with the understanding that some details might change.
A few people mentioned that they had the following compiler error when
trying to compile
Testing code written for the web is challenging. Especially code that makes use of the ASP.NET intrinsic objects such as the
HttpRequest object. My goal is to make testing such code easier.
What would you do if you found out that a project you were working on
was going to be used in an unethical or illegal manner?
One praiseworthy aspect of ASP.NET 2.0 is its much improved XHTML
compliance. However, there is one particular implementation detail
related to this that causes some web designs to break and could
have been implemented in a better manner.
With Father’s Day fast approaching (June 17 this year), and now that I
have joined the hallowed ranks of fathers, I thought I’d have a little
fun writing about something I posted on my blog two years
but has recently popped up on my radar.
Most of the time when I’m testing my code, I only test it using the
en-US culture since, …well…, I speak English and I live in the
U.S. Isn’t the U.S. the only country that matters anyway? ;)
Update: I’ve created a new NuGet
for Subkismet (Package Id is “subkismet”) which will make it much easier
to include this in your own projects.
A while back I mentioned the beginning of phase 1 of my total world
This morning at 3:55 AM, phase 1 is officially complete with the birth
of our son, Cody Yokoyama Haack, all seven pounds and fourteen ounces of
thing that never gets old is when someone visits me and asks to
check some email on my computer.
Microsoft recently released Windows Live Writer Beta
2, the long awaited next
version of their blog editing tool. Although there are a few
with WLW, I find the user interface and usability to be really nice.
They make great use of the right sidebar panel.
I don’t know about you, but every company I’ve ever worked at had a Fort
Knox like system in place for deploying code to the production server.
Typically, deployment looks something like this (some with more steps,
some with less):