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 Tuesday, 26 July 2005
Bin Your Blackberry

Here comes the RAZRBErry!

Mobility|Tuesday, 26 July 2005 04:54:28 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Fun With Virtual Earth.....

Now I love Google Maps.... but Virtual Earth (in Beta) is just sooooo cool....

Here is the scratch pad of places I want to visit for my PDC trip.

My Virtual Earth Scratch Pad|yp.41180030|yp.40753158|yp.67275183|yp.87050260

Best Value Inn

906 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90006

REI Recreational Equipment Incorporated

214 N Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006

Los Angeles Gun Club Indoor Pistol Shooting Range

1375 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Los Angeles Convention & Exhibition Center

1201 S Figueroa St # 213, Los Angeles, CA 90015


1515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

On The Road|Tuesday, 26 July 2005 01:22:10 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Thursday, 21 July 2005
Good Free HTML Editor Component

Someone mentioned this on the .NET list today. Here so I can find it again later.

.NET|Thursday, 21 July 2005 22:52:34 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Has Aaron Bhatnagar Got Beer Flavoured Nipples

OK... so my referer hits have gone through the roof today for this guys name as a keyword... I wonder why



It's because he was in the O'Herald as having the names of the celeb coke dealers listed in his comments.....

1t|Thursday, 21 July 2005 02:12:25 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Wednesday, 20 July 2005
Congratulations, you've installed DasBlog!

Be sure to visit all the options under "Configuration" in the Admin Menu Bar above. There are 16 themes to choose from, and you can also create your own.


dasBlog|Wednesday, 20 July 2005 07:00:00 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Monday, 18 July 2005
DOS Glorious DOS- Good site for Bootdisk Images

OK... Wel I'm doing some work in good old DOS 6.22 today.... Speaking as someone who has seen the boxes in the Microsoft Museum this is a painfull experience.

In order to play with DOS I had to fina

a) A Floppy disk drive...

b) A DOS bootable disk image

c) A floppy disk

A/C weren't too easy a task- I had a USB floppy at home and some stoopid supplier of our continues to use floppies for drivers.

I found a GREAT site for boot disks though- you just download the EXE and it writes you a boot disk.

1t|Monday, 18 July 2005 21:50:15 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Think I've Fallen Off The Wagon

...with my exercise routine?

Well I have. but only in the last two days.

I've been kicking ass otherwise.

Weight was down to 106.9 last time I weighed in but it's much more muscle than flab now. I've been exercising a lot more- my fave trick at the moment is walking up big hills. I went up Flagstaff from Booth Rd on Sat in 42.26 minutes. I usually do Mt Cargill on Sundays but one of my staff memebers and a number of my paddling mates corrupted me with my own duty free grog on Sat night so I crashed on the couch with the dog for Sunday.

Had a bad day for eating today and yesterday- back on track from tonight.

Gettin Fit|Monday, 18 July 2005 01:49:54 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Multiple Startup projects in VS.NET

When you are writing and debugging SmartClient applications yu often want to be able to seamlessly debug across the web service boundary. That is, you want to be able to set break points in both your server and cient side code.

This often means that you need to have both projects running in the debugger.

I just found out that VS.NET supports this nativly.

Go to the Solution Properties of your solution and check the 'Multiple Startup projects' radio button. You can then set the order in which certain projects are started up. e.g. Start the web services first and then startup your smart client project.

Very cool- you learn something new every day.

.NET|Monday, 18 July 2005 01:45:37 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Sunday, 10 July 2005
Jogging Through VS.NET - Contour Shuttle Pro 2 + VS.NET + Coderush

OK.... so y'all thought I had dropped of the face of the earth. It's been a stressful wee while at work.

But here is some cool new VS.NET foo for you.

I've been trying out the use of my Countour Designs Shuttle Pro v2 controller, the type you use for video editing, with VS.NET and Coderush.

It allows me to use the control surface to navigate my way around my code, jog in one hand, mouse in the other. I've also got it setup for a few other commands. It uses the Coderush smart navigation and smart selection stuff as well as Coderush markers.

This is my first cut at a settings file for the Shuttle and I'll probably change it after I've been using it for a while. but, I thought I'd share it anyway.

Here is the settings file and the HTML file that shows what each button/dial does.


Microsoft VS.NET 2003.html (6.59 KB)

Microsoft VS.NET 2003.pref (11.72 KB)



.NET|Sunday, 10 July 2005 04:53:49 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Thursday, 30 June 2005
Software Patents

Clemens has a GREAT piece on software patents.

I agree with him entirely- there are some strange/insnane patents being awarded. But, we do not need to throw the baby out with the bath water.....

Human Aggregation|Thursday, 30 June 2005 18:21:31 UTC|Comments [0]|    

The Appropriateness of Communicating While Abluting

How appropriate is it to yack on the phone while sitting on the john?

Reason I ask is that I was just in the toilets here in Redmond and someone was in one of the stalls talking on their phone while making the most ghastly set of peripheral noises....

Is the ever appropriate?

When talking to
the wife?
the boss?
the National Radio?

1t|Thursday, 30 June 2005 00:37:00 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Monday, 27 June 2005
Land Of The Free My Ass......

In the final judgements of the current judicial term the Supreme Court (USA) have released a Castle like judgement allowing city authorities to kick people out of their properties to allow commercial development.


Jogle provides some good feedback

Human Aggregation|Monday, 27 June 2005 20:00:45 UTC|Comments [4]|    

 Thursday, 23 June 2005
*whoops* It happened again....

Well I should get a good nights sleep tonight because Air NZ, bless their souls, have decided to let me sit in 2K on my AKL-SFO leg...So I can only conclude that Rod and I are not really getting 'First Class' but rather sitting as Business passengers in first class seats.

Still... I'm not complaining.... closest thing I'll get to the Lie Flat Businessman for a good wee while yet :-)

Travel|Thursday, 23 June 2005 23:25:14 UTC|Comments [0]|