May 2008 Entries

Microsoft puts the spotlight on an unsung hero – the I.T. pro
TechNet interactive campaign lets the geek get the glory Just when you thought your eyes had finally healed from years of straining to make out pixelated adventure game graphics, Server Quest rolls into your browser like an avalanche of early nineties gaming action. This spring, prepare to be ushered into a world where the IT pro reigns supreme. "Don't they already?" you might ask. Maybe so, but this is your chance to prove it. You play as Matt and Alicia, IT geniuses navigating their way through ......

Posted On Friday, May 30, 2008 10:04 AM | Comments (0)

If you ever needed to explain DoS attacks to a non-technical person...
Often times a geek will find themselves having to explain something technical to a completely non-technical person. The CEO of this company that was the victim of a DoS attack recently provides an excellent write-up that explains things well. Take a peek for yourself: http://revision3.com/blog/2... ......

Posted On Friday, May 30, 2008 8:56 AM | Comments (0)

Mobility Developer Roadshow - Atlanta and Charlotte
Brian Hitney and Glen Gordon are bringing a Mobility Developer Roadshow to Atlanta and Charlotte. They'll talk about the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 and using VS2008 to develop Windows Mobile SmartClient Applications. There will be great take-home resources like books and DVDs, as well as some bigger giveaways (Windows Mobile 6 devices, anyone?) Overview This session is geared towards familiarizing the attendee with developing smart clients using the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 on Windows Mobile 6.x. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 29, 2008 3:52 PM | Comments (0)

Alive...
It's been a crazy month...got in a car wreck on May 9th and spent about a week in and out of the ER due to a concussion...just as I was getting cleared to return to work (and drive) again from my doctor, my son was admitted to the hospital again (May 19th). We're both home now and doing much better. In between those events I managed to squeeze in a presentation at Charlotte Code Camp (which was really therapeutic for me). I have a ton of stuff to catch up on but hopefully I can catch up quickly and ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:07 AM | Comments (0)

Visual Studio 2008 Performance Analysis Tip...
If you're used to working with the VS 2005 Performance Tool (Dynamic Code Analysis) and you're starting to work on projects in VS 2008, you may have been a little surprised as I was running the VS 2008 version on existing code and getting different results than you get in VS 2005. By Default in a VS 2008 profiling session there is a check box called "Exclude Small Functions from Instrumentation" which is checked. You may need to uncheck it in order to get more complete results on your code. An example ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 6, 2008 3:20 PM | Comments (0)

I won a stupid prize!
I managed to squeak through April in dead last place on Community-Credit and picked up Extreme Office Crafts ......

Posted On Thursday, May 1, 2008 8:47 AM | Comments (0)