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Braving Fay
I was surprised to hear that the Jacksonville Code Camp wasn't cancelled. A major tropical storm was coming through the area at the time, but the organizers for the Code Camp weren't going to let that stop them. I decided if they were brave enough to hold a conference during a tropical storm, I should be brave enough to drive into it. Just not in my rag top; we took my wife's car. Friday, my wife and I packed our bags and headed out the door. We were picking Lou Vega up from Charleston, and it was ......

Posted On Thursday, August 28, 2008 5:27 PM

MSDN Event in Columbia
Tomorrow, Russ Fustino will be speaking at an MSDN event in Columbia. It's the only MSDN event in South Carolina this quarter. So, if you're around tomorrow be sure to attend ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:54 PM

Create Vista Icons in VS 2008
Axialis has released a free add-in for VS 2008 that creates the 256x256 icons used in Vista. Download IconWorkshop™ Lite and free yourself from the 32x32 bit tyranny! Here's the download page: ......

Posted On Friday, August 8, 2008 5:06 PM

String to Stream
Sometimes a string isn't enough, you need a stream. Unfortunately, there isn't a direct method to stick a string into a stream. But we are saved! MemoryStream will take bytes... here's how to convert your string into a series of bytes so you can get that all important StringStream. No, I'm not going to make a StringStream class though you certainly can fulfill your masochistic class explosion desires. String request = "I can has cheezburger?"; MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream(Encoding.Unico... ......

Posted On Thursday, August 7, 2008 5:37 PM

Hung Database Restore
When doing a deployment today, the build script errored out with a SQL timeout. C:\Projects\MyProject.proj (2374,3): error: PROJDB: Error # -2 on Line 0: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. The line in the msbuild script was executing a backup/restore script to refresh the database for one of our teams. I decided to change the StatementTimeout for the ExecuteDDL task and try again. This time I received another error. C:\Projects\MyProject.proj ......

Posted On Monday, August 4, 2008 6:23 PM

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