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Scripting language Garbage Collection

Was pointed at a great blog entry on the subject of GC by scripting languages. Nice!

Posted On Thursday, July 27, 2006 1:36 PM

RPG Motivational Posters

The Table of Malcontents blog, source of many of a workday laugh, has recently posted a link to tons of RPG motivational posters....my WoW guildies (Brotherhood of the Tree, Dalaran) and I have been busting up over these all morning....

Posted On Thursday, July 27, 2006 5:08 AM

A rare social post
I rarely post anything even remotely socio-political in this blog, preferrng to allow it to remain as strictly professional as possible. However, I was so shocked by this op-ed, that I had to include a link....oy..... Some people's sense of entitlement is staggering and confusing to me. :-(

Posted On Wednesday, July 26, 2006 1:03 PM

QTP: A useful plug-in for IE
As you may or may not know, QTP comes with a tool called the Object Spy. The Spy identifies and reveals properties of objects which can be used to interact with those objects. I use this tool all of the time, especially when working descriptively. However, as noted throughout my blog, I often have to rely on the XMLDOM to get at and interact with some pieces of the page. QTP is either unable, unreliable, or inefficient at doing some things I want to do, especially dynamically. If am writing what ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:19 AM

QTP: A new term...

Just a quick vent about the feature in QTP that helps you complete your lines of code....

It's called “Inhellisense:.....grrrrr.......

I've lost count of how many times this hasn't worked properly and introduced bugs in my scripts....

Ok, I am done now....

Posted On Wednesday, July 19, 2006 7:53 AM

Authorware/Flash: Some advice
My fiance' has been recently hired on to write lesson plans and educational materials at a company here locally. Part of their existing suite is written in Flash to create their web content. Since most of their people work out of state, the bulk of their training will be on the web. My fiance' is brilliant to be sure, but she's not a code monkey (like me). The sales people who are demo'ing their LMS for her (she has to pick one) are all telling her that Authorware/Flash requires almost a Master's ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 18, 2006 9:07 AM

QTP: WinButton Click Event not true simulation of mouse click
I am attempting to fire a click event on a WinButton in the IE “File Download - Security Warning” dialog with QTP. However, there is slight problem: IE seems to know that I am not physically clicking the mouse, but instead I am interacting with the XMLDOM to get at it. IE has a security setting that allows one to let IE automatically prompt for a file download. This usually occurs when the page you open attempts to open a file and without the interaction of the user (via mouse or whatever). ......

Posted On Monday, July 17, 2006 12:45 PM

QTP: Support forums
I've recently noted a trend on the Mercury Interactive support forums of late. Here's an example: Jerk: Any1 suggest how 1 could...blah, blah Responder: I think that's in the KB, have you checked there? Jerk: You sound like the scum who posts only to recieve reward points....blah, blah This person had a genuine question, and the responder wasn't trying (I don't think) to be difficult. I myself have responded to such questions with a similar reply, although I do try to give the KB article number to ......

Posted On Friday, July 14, 2006 6:28 AM

QTP: Action Parameters
I normally find the method of passing data via parameters in QTP to be cumbersome and annoying. There are three separate places that you have to provide the exact same information, and it can't be done via code/command. You *must* use the point and click interface. Not sure if I mentioned that I strongly dislike the interface, but I strongly dislike any interface that doesn't have very intuitive hotkeys. Theo = keyboard jockey. I really hate switching hands to the mouse if I don't have to do so. ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 12, 2006 6:53 AM

FedEx: YHGTBFKM
I apologize for the non-professional post, but I felt I had to express this.... I ordered a new case for my Jackson DK2 from American Musical Supply. Got a great deal, but elected to get ground shipping to save a few bucks. AMS sent it FedEx ground, which should be fine. We've received packages from FedEx here many times. Well, apparently the driver couldn't find the house (and posted this information as of 8:34 PM...I find this highly doubtful since so many other drivers found us just fine). So, ......

Posted On Thursday, July 6, 2006 7:40 PM

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