Google Code Search is truly the search engine for the uber geek, and potentially a great source of sublime code and sublime comments. K. Scott Allen, aka Mr. OdeToCode, posted a few choice samples of prose he found while searching through code (Scott, exactly what were you searching for?).Read More
UPDATE: Looks like the DNS issue is starting to get resolved. The fix may not have fully propagated yet.Read More
Ok, I could use some really expert help here. I really like using the built in WebServer.WebDev Web Server that is a part of Visual Studio
- For one thing, it makes getting a new developer working on Subtext (or any project) that much faster. Just get the latest code, and hit CTRL+F5 to see the site in your browser. No pesky IIS set up.
Recently while picking up a few items at Target, I decided to buy a cheapo soccer ball. Now those who know me know I’m a bit of a fanatic about playing soccer, willingly paying good money for a quality ball.Read More
In his essay No Silver Bullet: Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering, Fred Brooks makes the following postulate:Read More
One of the hidden gems in ASP.NET 2.0 is the new expression syntax. For example, to display the value of a setting in the AppSettings section of your web.config, you can do this:Read More
Participating in the comments section of particularly interesting blog posts is a lot of fun and helps build community. But one of the annoyances in doing so is that there’s really no good way to keep track of comments. Unlike new posts in someone’s RSS Feed, most aggregators won’t tell you when there is a new comment.Read More
Nothing beats Activision on the 2600! Pushing back the creative boundaries…Read More
UPDATE: In my original example, I created my own delegate for converting
objects to strings. Kevin
Dente pointed out that
there is already a perfectly fine delegate for this purpose, the
Converter delegate. I updated my code to use that instead. Thanks
Kevin! Just shows you the size and depth of the Framework libraries.
Here in the good ole U.S. and A, soccer doesn’t yet have the huge following or celebrity status that it does overseas. On one level, this is a good thing, as it means getting tickets for a game the day before is never too big a challenge. On the downside, the quality of the game is often lacking especially when compared to watching a team like FC Barcelona.Read More