Unit Testing is a Poor Example to Demonstrate a Complaint About Methodologies
Although I agree in spirit with most of Joel’s discussion of methodologies and rock star programmers, I’m in a bit of disagreement over the quote from Tamir he posts.Read More
Soccer And Rain
Americans often have a low view of soccer players (though that is changing in recent years). They don’t think of the sport as physical as football or even basketball. However from my experience, soccer players are every bit as tough as their counterparts in other sports.Read More
An Improved Plugin for Using w.bloggar with RSS Bandit
Recently I received some kind words from Scott Reynolds regarding my “excellent tutorial” on writing IBlogExtensions for RSS Bandit. Using my tutorial, he wrote a plug-in to send items in RSS Bandit to One Note. (There’s another plug-in that does the same thing here).Read More
Touched Some Dry Ice Today
Ouch that smarts!Read More
In Toronto Today, Off to New York Tomorrow
I arrived in Toronto today and am staying at a very nice hotel. It’s called the SoHo Metropolitan and it sure beats the Super 8 I stayed in at Tech Ed 2004 (next door to Adam Kinney and Eric Porter). It’s too bad I’m only here one night as I was hoping to have time to check out the well equipped gym.Read More
Creating Self Contained NUnit Tests Requiring A Web Server
This is a fabulous post (did I just say “fabulous”?) on how to create self contained NUnit tests when you need a web server.Read More
Blogging and Rebuilding Baghdad
My neighbor Chris is in Iraq as the #2 guy overseeing rebuilding projects as part of the Army Corp of Engineer. He’ll be over there for several months helping to rebuild the facilities necessary for providing clean drinking water and electricity.Read More
SQL TIP: Connection To SQL via Windows Authentication over VPN
Rating Plug-In for RSS Bandit
NOTE: This plug-in is no longer available or supportedRead More
Hi My Name Is Phil And I'm A Blogaholic
The One Note Metaphor for the Tablet PC May Be Too Good
Today was my first day bringing the Tablet PC to work and I immediately put it to good use. I think that the paper pad metaphor that One Note uses may be implemented too well.Read More
Dave Winer for President?
Dave claims that inhaling puts him out of the running for President.Read More
This Is Patently Out Of Control!
From the Wintellect blog.Read More
Organizing VS.NET projects and Solutions
Colin asks the question “How do you organize your code?” and then goes on to describe the system in use at his shop.Read More
Meta Programming Paradigm
"You have summoned an elemental" The good ol' days of gaming...
It was really just a side question of this post on Rory’s blog having nothing to do with the main topic (some blather about Jury duty bla bla bla). For 50 bonus points, the question was what game featured the quote “You have summoned an elemental”?Read More
ASP.NET Function of the Day: SessionId is "Too Legit to Quit".
So I was poking around the source code for how ASP.NET initiates session
state etc… and noticed this method of the
SessionId class. You gotta
love the naming of this one. Steve McConnell (via Code Complete) would
probably have recommended something like “IsValid” but he has no
imagination nor flair.
Quiz Answer: Watch out for the Eeeevil Thread.Abort.
Church Sign Generator
QUIZ - What's Wrong With This Code?
This is a simplified version of a sneaky bug I ran into today (I’m fine
thank you, but the bug is dead).
The only prize I can offer is a GMail
account if you want one.