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Error inheriting user controls: a viable (so far) workaround
Ok, yesterday, I posted an entry that said I get the following error when I try to inherit from a particular user control in a particular DLL: Unable to load assembly (path). Ensure it is a valid .Net Framework assembly I fought this all day, and found out that it didn't occur so long as I inherited in the same project. Otherwise, no dice, uh-uh. I mentioned this to a co-worker, and he had a great suggestion that seems to work. Basically, I created an inherited user control in the project with the ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 2:52 PM

Visual Studio: An issue inheriting user controls?
I ran into a perplexing issue with VS2005 today. I am attempting to inherit a user control using the "Inherited User Control" template in VS2005. A dialog appears telling me that I don't have an inheritable items currently in my project, and I don't. I browse to the assembly containing the user control I want to inherit, and I get a dialog box that states: Unable to load assembly (path). Ensure it is a valid .Net Framework assembly I've found some mention of this on the web, most notably here, but ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 4:11 PM

Some bad news....the first casualty of my change of employment
Well, I guess I am not surprised. I keep trying to act like I am, but I have to be honest. I was assured that this wouldn't happen as result of taking the new job, but it did....and I should have known it would. Basically, the band has decided to "move on" without me. Essentially, there is concern over my availability due to the travel job. The other members are thinking I won't get to practice, won't be able to come to rehearsal, and will be hard pressed to make shows. They did say that as a result ......

Posted On Saturday, March 24, 2007 4:53 PM

Norton Internet Security: Now Nae Never!
Been running this for about a month now. Sorry, Symantec, you've lost a customer. This is the heaviest app I have evar seen! I was working on my desktop the other day, and couldn't figure out why my performance was suckin'. Took a quick peek over at the Task Manager, and there it was...Norton Anti-Virus had maxed out my processor. And it stayed maxed out for some time. I wasn't downloading anything, and I wasn't scanning anything. I checked online, and many other people are complaining about the ......

Posted On Friday, March 23, 2007 9:44 PM

CSLA: Handling values for Combo Boxes dynamically
I've always been a fan of populating interfaces dynamically using a database table to contain my table entries, then using a code tables table to provide a way to identify which table entries go with which control. I can dynamically load the control with values from the tables at runtime. This is especially easy since I can write one handler to handle loading any control with its respective entries easily. Since I am writing an app in CSLA, I am trying to envision exactly what that should look like, ......

Posted On Friday, March 23, 2007 9:38 PM

CSLA: Building an app
Just got serious about building an app based on the CSLA framework recently. Been meaning to do this for some time, but I am definitely at a point where I would like to learn a bit more than strictly the basics. Best way? Build one yourself. There is some small amount of prep work, which is about what I've done so far. Built a db I can hit and extract data from, for example. Should be starting on building the business objects in the next couple of days (tonight?). I'll also be working on a CSLA app ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 20, 2007 7:05 PM

Second week
New job is going well. Did some real work this week, but was a little surprised at how little documentation I had and how little guidance. I mean, this is their production code. I was expecting something a little more specific than "Ok, fix it". But, hey whatever. Anyway, I applied the change and test every execution path I could, which was probably overkill. However, it seems to me that my first change for them should be as carefully done as possible. The change itself was interesting. I spent a ......

Posted On Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:05 PM

300: "Bloody beauty"
Sheri and I just went to see 300. I am a serious action movie/comic book geek as anyone who knows me will normally tell you. I am also a big Frank Miller fan, but I confess I'd not read this particular graphic novel. I went in with only my previous experience with Miller to tell me what to expect. This is bloody and dark, even for Miller. This isn't to say I didn't like it. I loved it, as a matter of fact. It is not a movie for kids. Period. Not even if your particular kid is normally ok with these ......

Posted On Saturday, March 10, 2007 5:24 PM

Code Monkey in WoW???

This is just too darn funny and doesn't require any explanation......


Thanks to MES for sending it to me. :-)

Posted On Friday, March 9, 2007 8:55 PM

End of the first week
Ok, here I am at the end of the first week on the new job. I thought it might be a good idea to share a few impressions of it. First off, the client team seems pretty cool. The guys all work hard, but the management won't drive them with a whip and a chair. This is sort of a departure for me given that my development background had a distinct "sweatshop" feel to it. I am excited to say that doesn't appear to be the deal here. The client lead is pretty sharp, having done a good bit of development ......

Posted On Thursday, March 8, 2007 4:46 PM

New Job - finally onsite
After many weeks of interviews, preparation, and such...I am finally onsite at the client. This seems like a good place to be. The client is motivated, but not to the point of running the employees down. The timelines are established, but flexible to some degree. We are doing pair programming, which is a little new to me. I've read about it, and I am not opposed to it, of course. I'll be curious to see how it works. I haven't met with the client "person in charge" but I expect that to happen at some ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 7, 2007 8:16 AM

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