Monthly Archive: April 2008

The Sad State of Secularism

The Sad State of Secularism

This story is kind of upsetting. Like hundreds of young men joining the Army in recent years, Jeremy Hall professes a desire to serve his country while it fights terrorism. Known as “the atheist guy,” Hall has been called immoral,...

Automating Remote GAC Installs On Build

Automating Remote GAC Installs On Build

When working with SharePoint, you’ll find yourself working with the GAC quite often during development. If you’ve seen the light and you’re working with SharePoint on a VM, one tricky problem is how to update the GAC using a post-build...

FOR XML Needs More Love

FOR XML Needs More Love

I’m constantly amazed by the number of developers who have never worked with FOR XML EXPLICIT and the new FOR XML PATH.  If I were designing data access, it would be my go-to commands for building queries for complex data...

New Jersey Gets *Something* Right

New Jersey Gets *Something* Right

High property taxes?  Check.  Terrible congestion?  Check.  Exit 13?  Check (for those not in the know, exit 13 on the NJ Turnpike is the location of an all encompassing foul odor from the refineries located in the area).  Overabundance of...

VSTO Versus Extensibility

VSTO Versus Extensibility

As we’re currently mulling a full transition to VS2008 and .NET 3.5, I’ve been investigating VSTO3 and ClickOnce once again.  My initial encounters with VSTO and ClickOnce were lacking.  With regards to VSTO, I didn’t find anything that I could...

Geek Moment

Geek Moment

It’s more rare these days, but I realized I had a total geek moment as I was walking back to my office after eating cheese and crackers for dinner because I was too busy working on reviving a 6 year...

On The Suckage Of Lotus Notes (6.5)

Lotus Notes continues to suck as much as ever.  Every day, I wake to find more suckage. For example, today, when a coworker forwarded a meeting invitation to me, instead of allowing me to accept it in my calendar and...

Office Developers: Take Note!

Microsoft has a very powerful set of group policy administrative templates which allow administrators to set configuration options for Office globally for all users in the domain.  This makes many development scenarios much easier since it allows you to easily...