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GDI for NETCF; not really "+"
I was reading some in a great reference by Larry Roof today, The Definitive Guide to the .Net Compact Framework (Apress) when I realized I had been mistaken for sometime on something very small, but rather significant in an anal retentive way: GDI+ doesn't exist in the CF; it's simply GDI. Given the things that are missing, this makes great sense. Not terribly important, but I thought it worth mentioning. Oh, again a shamless plug for my site outlining the poor treatment my builders are showing me. ......

Posted On Saturday, November 26, 2005 7:57 AM

Wal-mart and the XBox 360, or How We Did The Public Wrong Again
Well, tomorrow is Black Tuesday, or perhaps Green Light Tuesday, depending on how you look at it. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people will plunk down their (or their parent's) hard-earned green in hope for some MS green in the form of lights on their new Xbox 360. Wal-mart, being one of the vendors preparing for the onslaught, has taken steps to ensure that the few machines they receive are distributed fairly, or so they say. The employees here in Charlotte weren't allowed to pre-purchase, and ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 22, 2005 2:45 AM

Superman Returns, and heck yes I care!
Since Chris felt obligated to post my opinion on this, I thought I'd weigh in also. I have been a Superman fan for as long as I've been a Batman fan (or Chris a Buck Rogers fan...wait, that'll get the whole Gil Gerard pedophile thing going again...I mean he's not...but...never mind). I have always viewed the two heroes as being the positive/negative aspects of what we want to see in our heroes. Superman is Batman's antithesis in so many ways, and yet they compliment each other. It is yin and yang ......

Posted On Saturday, November 19, 2005 4:46 PM

SQL Server 2000 and 2005 Same Machine Continued
Ok, ok....I am an idiot. Everyone has said so, but now I know for sure. I installed the SQL Server Standard 2005 on my machine with no problems, and this was right along side the SQLEXPRESS version that installs with VS 2005. However, I had no client tools! No SQL Server Management Studio! Where was it? Well, some of you are undoubtably laughing already: the client tool install is separate. I am such a goof sometimes....oy.

Posted On Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:12 PM

SQL Server 2000 and 2005 same machine?
Ok, I've seen this debated all over the place, and I am looking for an answer from someone who has actually done it. Can the two co-exist? Are there any concerns? I've heard/read that the 2000 should have SP3a applied, but nothing else about issues. Any thoughts? I have another machine on which I can install it, but I wanted to install the SQLServer express edition with my VS on a machine that hosts my 2000 server which houses some utility stuff (website, CodeVault, etc). Any help/suggestions would ......

Posted On Sunday, November 13, 2005 4:12 PM

BMG Sony Copy Protection, Part III the sequel
Well, it had to happen. Turns out a hacker has written a virus that exploits the changes made by Sony's new copy protection scheme to do bad things to your machine. CNN reports via: Read Article Last week, a buddy at work (referred to affectionately as Grubby) said the following upon reviewing the EULA that pops up when the CD is inserted: "And if their “Update” is not coded properly or is maliciously hacked and you loose all the data on your machine (or the software is not secure and someone gains ......

Posted On Friday, November 11, 2005 1:00 PM

VS Launch Event Charlotte
I only got to attend the VS launch session. I couldn't get that much time off, but it was worthwhile. ASP.Net looks very good, as does SQL Server 2005. I was given the standard versions of both of these, and I am very excited about that, too. The speaker was pretty good, and the presentation went off without any hitches. Save one.Why, oh why, won't IT professionals shut up and let someone speak? We had to speak to this one tool behind us who insisted on carrying on a conversation at normal volume ......

Posted On Thursday, November 10, 2005 9:56 PM

Off topic Post: a retraction
I did some further research into the CD copy protection mentioned in my last post last night; I had bad information. The new Santana CD does have copy protection, but it was erroneously reported to be the Sony version. However, I was right in the first place: it uses a new version of the MediaMax (version 5, I think) software by SunnComm. My apologies for the error; I trusted the news outlets where I'd read this. However, it doesn't change my belief that copy-protection has gone too far when companies ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 9, 2005 11:51 AM

Off topic post: New Santana CD copy protected
Ok, ok...I know this isn't I normally post on, but I was pretty annoyed and thought I should mention it. I recently purchased the new Santana CD, "All That I Am". I've been a fan of him for a long time, and I like the new stuff he's been doing the last few years. Anyway, the new CD gets home, is opened, and Poof! The CD loads the copy protection at the instant the CD is read, as most of the copy-protected CDs do. I figured wasn't any real big deal, seeing as I am the owner of the CD and this is my ......

Posted On Saturday, November 5, 2005 8:17 PM

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