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Guitar Hero III: Initial Impressions
For the record, I got the version for the Wii. So far, I really love the game. It's pretty slick, and very well produced. The song selection is good, but quite a bit older than I would have expected (lots of 70s era tunes). However, there are some things that seem worth noting in particular: 1) The game is very precise. The PS2 version would allow you to be a bit sloppy on your timing. Much more sensitive is the Wii GHIII. 2) The easy mode (I always start here) now has an encore. 3) The Boss Battles ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:50 PM

Microsoft Office Live: A small warning
I was looking for a hosting solution for some educational ASP.Net development (see previous posts), and signed up for the MS Live small business option since it was free. Well, it is, but it doesn't allow for you to use your own pages. You must use their tools to build your pages if you want the free service. I don't really have any issue with this, but it wasn't what I wanted. As a result, I decided I didn't want to use the service and I won't. Ah, well, I figured....and found ASP Spider instead. ......

Posted On Monday, October 29, 2007 7:19 PM

Heard at Harris Teeter

Two bagboys talking:

BB1: Bill who?

BB2: Gates

BB1: Who's that?

BB2: He invented "Microsoft" or something

BB1: Oh.......ok

BB2: Yeah, when Dell or Gateway or somebody sells a computer, he gets a percentage.

BB1: Wow, he's probably got some money......


Imagine how hard I fought to stifle the urge to "explain".......

Posted On Sunday, October 28, 2007 12:23 PM

Something funny heard at work today

One of my fellow employees was describing some work done recently by someone he knows. In order to fully appreciate this quote, imagine a Russian accent.

"He attempted to reinvent the wheel.....but it ended up square"

Posted On Wednesday, October 24, 2007 3:58 PM what a cool service!
A comrade at work recently turned me onto ASP Spider which is a free hosting service for ASP.Net. They support MS Access, .Net 2.0, SQLExpress, MySQL, and tons of other other features. Now bear in mind, this is an educational site, and not going to be your next ecommerce provider. It is provided free of charge to developers who need an environment to practice and develop ASP.Net solutions without having to pay money for them. There are currently approx. 5600 members on the site. I've been looking ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 24, 2007 1:14 PM

Some ELTs got caught being bad....

Someone sent me this link asked me if this was what I used to do in the Navy....and it is. Never a good idea to get caught lying as an ELT. Oh, how much it can and will cost you.....

Posted On Monday, October 22, 2007 12:14 PM

Charlotte Code Camp: Didn't make it

Well, I am sad to say I didn't make the Charlotte Code Camp as I had hoped. Too many things going on (wedding stuff, mostly) and I just couldn't get there. I am disappointed, cause I know the Charlotte user group puts on a great show. Maybe next year.....

Posted On Sunday, October 21, 2007 10:56 AM

ASP.Net 2.0: Configuring site
The tools for ASP.Net 2.0 in VS 2005 are darn cool, I must say. Makes administering users and their roles much easier than ever before. I like the process so far. However, one little glitch: if you have configured your site recently and then want to publish locally, make sure that the ASP.Net development server is properly stopped. If not, the publish will fail, saying that the db associated with your site is currently in use. Something like: The process cannot access the file 'c:\inetpub\wwwroot\SecureS... ......

Posted On Thursday, October 18, 2007 6:22 PM

Code Camp 3.0: another successful presentation
Code Camp 3.0 went off well in Charleston, SC as expected this Saturday. Had a great time speaking, as I always do, meeting people, and reconnecting with other geeky developer folk. Some random thoughts: Sure was sorry that my hero, Bill Ryan couldn't make it. Apparently, he was just deathly ill. It did afford me an opportunity to speak to his lady on the phone. She has a lovely voice. :-) There were, as normally, only about half of the attendees who registered The food was excellent! Good Job to ......

Posted On Sunday, October 14, 2007 10:11 PM

CSLA: DataGridView + BindingSource + RootObject = HUH?
CSLA. A great product that does so many things so well. I won't expound upon how much I like it at the moment, but I always feel like I should say something positive about it before I point out something odd. I have a standard DataGridView in a WinForm application. I have a Root object (which children and grandchildren, although this isn't relevant). I am using a BindingSource for binding the two together. So, in my code, I have something like this: Now, this should seem like pretty boilerplate CSLA, ......

Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2007 7:42 PM

One Laptop Per Child

A guy at work posted this link about a non-profit wanting to provide laptops to the world's children. Interesting reading......

Posted On Monday, October 8, 2007 12:21 PM

C#: Unlearning bad habits
I am well on my voyage into C#. So far, not too bad. I was sent this comparison page (Thanks, MattP) that has made the transition fairly easy. However, C# does have a few quirks to which I am getting used. Most notably, I am fighting with the intellisense all the time. I think it's funny. I am used to VB which is pretty forgiving about stuff. I'll actually be mid-line in VB and think "Shucks! Forgot something". I can usually just go fix whatever. C# seems to really hate when I do that. The intellisense ......

Posted On Monday, October 8, 2007 12:05 PM

ASP.Net 2.0: WebParts

The book I have on the subject of ASP.Net 2.0 makes a big deal about WebParts. They seem very powerful, and they remind me of DotNetNuke in some visual ways (if there are nothing alike, please forgive my ignorance).


I was just wondering if anyone has used these. I asked some of the Web ppl I know about it, and none of them are very familiar with them. I can certainly see how you could build a very powerful page with them.

Posted On Wednesday, October 3, 2007 1:42 PM

SC Code Camp 3.0

I am going to be presenting (hopefully) at the SC Code Camp 3.0 on October 13th. Doing a primer on CSLA for people who have never seen it.

Hope to see you there!

Posted On Tuesday, October 2, 2007 1:03 PM

Dethklok interviews on Adult Swim

These things are killing me....this one is about women. Too funny.....

BTW, the season 1 DvD is now available.

Mine is on order.... :-)

Posted On Tuesday, October 2, 2007 1:00 PM

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