Monthly Archive: August 2007

Working With SQL Server Compact Edition 2005

Working With SQL Server Compact Edition 2005

One interesting issue that I just solved involved how to specify the location of the database file for a SQL Server Compact Edition 2005 connection string in a .Net add-in for Microsoft Office. You see, when the add-in starts, it...

Nerd Glee

Nerd Glee

So this morning, a FedEx Express (redundant?) truck showed up at my front door promptly at 9:00 to deliver a little bundle of joy: a new workstation. For as long as I’ve worked, I don’t think I’ve ever received a new...

Interesting Find

Interesting Find

So this morning, I was contemplating signing up for Amazon Prime since the holiday shopping season is a mere three months away and because I just moved to a new house that’s kind of out in the middle of nowhere....

Book Review: Framework Design Guidelines

Book Review: Framework Design Guidelines

I originally came across a title Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries after perusing the documentation on the Subtext site. For the most part, I had been following the guidelines outlined by Scott Bellware in his...

Running Trac, Subversion, And Apache On Ports 80 And 443

Running Trac, Subversion, And Apache On Ports 80 And 443

If you are proxying Subversion through Apache, chances are you are probably using a non-default port since Apache won’t start if you configure it use port 80 and 443 for SSL if you have IIS installed.  IIS uses socket pooling...

Random DevTools Entry: #014

Random DevTools Entry: #014

Okay, so this isn’t strictly a development tool, but Gantt Project has a pretty nifty, free, project management application. With GanttProject you can break down your project into a tree of tasks and assign human resources that have to work...

Normalizing And Denormalizing SharePoint Field Names

Normalizing And Denormalizing SharePoint Field Names

Frequently, when working with Office, SharePoint, and SharePoint web services, it is necessary to convert between the “normalized” (hex escaped string) version of a field name. To that end, I found a useful JavaScript tool for normalizing strings into SharePoint’s...

Commentary On Current Market Woes

Commentary On Current Market Woes

This is probably the most sensible an informative bit of commentary on the current market conditions (DOW -387): I love how 90% of farkers don’t understand exactly what the crisis is right now. It’s not the fact that the housing...

I Hate Comcast

I Hate Comcast

Over the past 4 years, I’ve been both a Comcast and Cablevision subscriber.  When I moved recently, I was “forced” into subscribing to Comcast due to whatever stupid regulations are in place limiting competition. Let me list all the ways...

And I Thought My Setup Was Badass…

And I Thought My Setup Was Badass…

Excessive? Maybe. Badass? Most definitely. Now I’d be way more impressed if those monitors were 30-inchers.