Monthly Archive: March 2007

SharePoint “Feature”: Pain In The Ass…

SharePoint “Feature”: Pain In The Ass…

Just to share some findings on working with SharePoint features: The Elements.xml file that you include with your feature deployment cannot contain XML comments; if it does, you will encounter an error when you try to activate your feature using STSADM.exe. ...

Am I Just Being Compulsive?

Am I Just Being Compulsive?

I waked up this morning with some notices that new code has gone into our main repository. So of course, I perform a checkout to get the new code and what do I get?  Argh!  The commiter added the _svn...

Wait, what?

Wait, what?

So CNN has a video on the mythical Japanese Gyroball. After watching this, I’m more curious about their dubious use of information from the Net.  From YouTube, specifically.  Uh, when did random people commenting on YouTube video logs count as...

Automatic Properties in C# 3.0…Why?

Automatic Properties in C# 3.0…Why?

One of the new features in C# 3.0 makes absolutely no sense to me: automatic properties. I have two issues with this approach. First, Wouldn’t it make more sense to just have VS ask: “Do you want to generate a...

NHibernate Or Bust!

NHibernate Or Bust!

So my interest in NHibernate is picking back up again.  The 1.2 beta release that’s circulating now (the candidate release has been out since February of this year) addresses various issues with NHibernate in my previous time with it. Specifically,...

Most Convoluted Licensing Model. Ever.

Most Convoluted Licensing Model. Ever.

See if you can figure out how much your company’s deployment of MOSS2007 will cost: Feature Matrix (in Excel, no less) Baffling Pricing List “How to Buy“ Mindblowingly convoluted.

Combating Namespace Bloat With .Net XML Serialization

Combating Namespace Bloat With .Net XML Serialization

Anyone who has used the .Net XmlSerializers have surely encountered the dreaded namespace bloat which makes the serialized objects grow to ridiculous sizes. There’s a nice little article over at TopXML on how to deal with this bloat. If you’re...

Taxes…ARGH!

So I filed my taxes pretty early this year (this is the first time I’ve ever owed taxes) using TurboTax.  At the end of the submission, I was given an option to pay with a credit card, direct debit, or...