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May 2005 Entries
Netscape 8.0
Netscape 8.0 has been released. BFD, right? It's based on the Firefox framework, so if I want that I should just use Firefox, right? After all, it's slower than Firefox and who wants a browser to be slower? It has that abomination that allows it to use the IE rendering engine for specific pages (or even by default) if you want. Ewww...why would you mess up that clean Firefox browser by polluting it with IE?All of those are valid criticisms, as is my basic one that I haven't seen a version of Netscape ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:33 AM

Off to the movies...
Been a little busy the last few days, and I have a few blog entries to catch up on. Not tonight, though…in just a little bit I’m off to see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Since I’ll be taking the day off tomorrow (not “Star Wars flu”, I scheduled this day off more than two months ago), I’ll try to catch up on my blogging then. May the Force be with you ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 18, 2005 10:09 PM

Golden Oreos - New Or Original?
Am I the only one who sees something odd about this picture?



How can it be both "New" and "Original"?

Posted On Friday, May 13, 2005 3:18 PM

You know your job doesn't suck when...

Posted On Friday, May 13, 2005 8:49 AM

Power Collections for VS2005 Beta 2

Posted On Thursday, May 12, 2005 11:51 AM

I've never photoblogged before...
...but today seemed like a good day to start. We stopped by Pit Road at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on our lunch break. The entrance to Gasoline Alley - Pit Road. Tony Kanaan. He's quick for the month (so far) at 227.453. You can't see her, but inside that car is Danica Patrick, the rookie female that's been in the news so much lately. Her teammate, Buddy Rice, just had the first accident of the month, putting his car into the wall in Turn 2. While Buddy should be able to defend his Indy 500 ......

Posted On Thursday, May 12, 2005 8:31 AM

One of My Favorite C# 2.0 Features
Sure, everyone talks about Generics, Anonymous methods, Covariance and Contravariance. It’s all you hear about, practically. And don’t get me wrong; I love those features just as much as the next person. However, one of my favorite new features is hardly getting any press at all. You can now have different accessibility levels for your setters and getters for properties. Huh? Why would I want that? Well, consider the following: Ø You have a class with a field with some complex set ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:28 AM

A Blog Entry of a Different Kind
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it, but I live in Indianapolis (ok, just outside). You may or may not have noticed, but it’s May. May is a big month to be in Indianapolis. They have a little race there at the end of the month. You may have heard of it. My current job actually requires me to be at the track. I’m currently sitting just outside Turn One, and my window looks right out on the main gate at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. People stand right outside my window all the time ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:04 PM

Jesse Liberty's New Book
Last week I wrote that Jesse Liberty had written a new book, Visual C# 2005, A Developer’s Notebook. Well, I received it in the mail this weekend, and so far I’m very impressed. The first thing you notice is that it doesn’t look like an O’Reilly book at all, or any kind of software development book. There are no animals on the front and it’s short! (221 pages including index) Anyway, this is from the introduction. “...you may be wondering why these books have the ......

Posted On Monday, May 9, 2005 10:09 AM

Visual Studio 2005 beta cleanup tool
Consider the word spread, Josh. :) Need to spread the word about this. - josh Wow, did you know that there is a Visual Studio 2005 cleanup tool that is suppossed to help cleanup any types of leftover "stuff" from a previous install of a beta or CTP of Visual Studio 2005? I just ran across this on Aaron Stebner's blog. Thank you Aaron! Link to the download. Link to instructions. Wally [Via Weblogs @ ASP.NET] Related... [Powertoys WebLog : _Productivity Tools (Non-VS)] ......

Posted On Thursday, May 5, 2005 3:04 PM

OleDb Provider for Entlib 1.0
I’ve done a first rough cut on an OleDb provider for Enterprise Library 1.0. The code can be found here: http://www.gotdotnet.com/Co... There are a few caveats (should’ve put them in a README). Ø I think I forgot to remove my source control bindings before uploading. Whoops. Ø You either need to add it to the Enterprise Library solution or make a few changes to the Enterprise Library o Microsoft.Practices.Enterpr... ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 3, 2005 9:24 AM

New Book: Transitioning from 1.x to 2.0
This was a post by Jesse Liberty to the Microsoft newsgroups this morning. I haven’t read the book, but I’ve read most of his others, and they’re all excellent. Of course, it might’ve been nice if he’d spelled “transition” correctly. ;-) I am pleased and proud to announce the release of my newest book: Visual C# 2005: A Developer's Notebook by O'Reilly (2005). This book is targeted directly at the experienced C# programmer who wants to make the transitition ......

Posted On Monday, May 2, 2005 2:36 PM

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