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Matt Watson Software developer, product visionary, and master of #dadops October 2005 Entries
Active Reports for .NET 1.1 & VS2005

After I installed VS2005 the Active Reports designer didn't work anymore. So I had to reinstall it. Now the designer works.

But now when I try to run a .NET 2.0 app that uses a referenced Active Reports 1.1 dll I get some weird stack uneven p/invoke error when trying to export to PDF. I guess they are going to make me throw down $600 or whatever to buy Active Reports for .NET 2.0.

Anyone else seen this?

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 3:34 AM

Podcasting
I just saw the best practical use of podcasting... Students everywhere will now be able to drink and party all night long and not have to worry about missing classes. Then can simply grab the podcast from that day's class.... Congrats... student attendance will be at an all time low. http://www.newsday.com/news... Maybe I can do that with work? Skip out on boring meetings and pretend to listen to the podcast later ......

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 4:04 AM

AJAX

Web programmers and housewives everywhere use AJAX!

Posted On Monday, October 17, 2005 5:38 AM

Windows Mobile 5.0 & Activesync
I just got a new Dell X51 with Mobile 5.0 on it. Overall not much about the OS is really any different. Slightly different UI style but everything is essentially the same from a user perspective. Activesync 4.0 is a little different. The PDA actually has a “Local Area Connection” entry in the computer's network settings. So maybe it's Internet connectivity will be more reliable now. It also didn't ask a bunch of stupid questions when I went to install our software on to it ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 5:56 PM

Random thoughts
//I found this somewhere... gotta love it Person Me = New Person(); while (Me.Alive) { try { Me.Drink(Alcohol.Any); } catch (HeaveException h) { Me.PrayToCeramicGod(); Me.Promise("Never again"); } } Me.Dispose(); ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 11, 2005 10:04 AM

AJAX w/.NET Web services

From all my research this is the best tool I have seen for AJAX:

http://www.codeproject.com/soap/JavaScriptProxy_01.asp

Creates a java script proxy object of a .NET web service. It is pretty slick and very easy to implement.

Highly recommended

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 10:17 AM

XML + Mozilla
Can some PLEASE tell me how to simply get the value from an xml element? Seems pretty simple but for some reason the Mozilla idiots didn't make it common sense. Stupid stuff like this gives me a headache! This works in IE:obj.childNodes[i].text None of these work in Mozilla browsers when using the DOMParser object:obj.childNodes[i].te... HELP :-) ......

Posted On Sunday, October 2, 2005 9:57 AM

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