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Removing Vista
Technorati Tags: Vista,games,NVidia,drivers I have two machines, one is my laptop that I use for WPF development and other development work. It runs Vista and I can't say that I've ever had a problem with it, except when running games. I like a lot of new features of Vista and recommend it to people regularly. My other machine is strictly a gaming machine and today I'm removing Vista from it. Why? Not because of some arcane reason, but because the Nvidia drivers for non-8000 series video cards are ......

Posted On Friday, December 28, 2007 12:04 PM

More and more people are waking up
Technorati Tags: Global Warming,senate,scam,capitalism Last time I wrote about global warming being a hoax I received several very, um, shall we say "nice", responses telling me I was all alone in my belief and the people I used as a sources were stupid. In a report to the Senate of the US released on the 20th of December, they show that over 400 scientists from around the world are also skeptical about global warming. So much for the claim that all credible scientists think global warming is true. ......

Posted On Friday, December 21, 2007 8:56 AM

The trend towards video help
Technorati Tags: video,help,learning,AJAX So I'm trying to learn the new AJAX stuff in .net 3.5. I've done quite a bit of web development, but the AJAX toolkit kinda skipped me. So I browse out to the getting started section of ASP.NET, hoping to find some documentation with examples on how to use this stuff, and all I find are stupid videos! I hate this trend, and it seems to be increasing. I read very quickly, and can skim documents to find what it is that I want. Skimming a video is next to impossible--you ......

Posted On Saturday, December 8, 2007 1:20 PM

Mage -Install option
Technorati Tags: MAGE,documentation The mage -Install option is now different in .net 3.5. Instead of defaulting to true (as the documentation reads) it defaults to false, resulting in a online install only. To fix, just add -Install true at the end of your command line and it'll work correctly ......

Posted On Friday, December 7, 2007 8:42 AM

ClickOnce, Mage and Visual Studio 2008 (includes fix)
Technorati Tags: ClickOnce,MAGE,Microsoft,.net 3.5 A few days ago I wrote about issues I was having with Mage and click once. Basically, I was always getting the following when I'd try to install the click once application: PLATFORM VERSION INFO Windows : 5.2.3790.131072 (Win32NT) Common Language Runtime : 2.0.50727.1433 System.Deployment.dll : 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400) mscorwks.dll : 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400) dfdll.dll : 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400) dfshim.dll : 2.0.50727.1433 ......

Posted On Thursday, December 6, 2007 3:56 PM

Community Credit?

Shortly after sending my last post I got a message from community-credit.com saying that they were friends with geekswithblogs.net.  What's up with that?  Is this for real, or is it more spam?  Should I be sending hate mail?

Posted On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 1:42 PM

Is ClickOnce broken?
Technorati Tags: ClickOnce,MAGE,.net 3.5,MageUI We've been struggling with ClickOnce using mage.exe and MageUI.exe to manually deploy the application. Since we're doing continuous integration, we need this to work. I've spent 4 hours with MS support trying different combinations of deployment to no avail. We've tried everything. Today, I built a sample application to see if it was our projects or MS. Using Visual Studio 2008, I created a new WPF application and left everything at it's default. The ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 1:34 PM

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