Monthly Archive: June 2008

Wildlife

My house backs a small forest.  So from time to time, we get some interesting visitors. I saved these guys while I was mowing the lawn…I hope I didn’t kill any of their siblings :-S I briefly considered feeding them...

IE7, AJAX, And 400 “Bad Request”

IE7, AJAX, And 400 “Bad Request”

I spent bout two hours today tring to figure out why I kept getting a weird error while using prototype to call a WCF service. There are various other resources on the web regarding how WCF has a few quirks...

Synchronizing SharePoint Files And Development Files

I’ve previously posted on how to move compiled binaries into a remote GAC automatically from your development environment to your SharePoint environment using SysInternal’s PsExec utility. But what about moving content files from your SharePoint environment to your development environment? ...

Is Venter About To Bring Another Revolution In Science?

Is Venter About To Bring Another Revolution In Science?

If there’s one man who could do this, it would have to be Venter.  Newsweek has a story on how Venter is working to revolutionize the way we view energy: In a Maryland lab, he’s manipulating chromosomes in the hopes...

WCF, Prototype, And Awesome-sauce

WCF, Prototype, And Awesome-sauce

One of the most awesome features of WCF in .NET 3.5 is support for REST-style AJAX requests to the services. Rick Strahl has an excellent post on how to get it up and running with jQuery. Just some notes on...

Celebrating Science

Celebrating Science

I like this Kamen interview: Outfitting wounded veterans with dramatically better prosthetic limbs has been an emotional and rewarding journey for famed inventor Dean Kamen. But the project that has the biggest hold on his heart is a nonprofit called...

China Bans “Free” Plastic Bags

China Bans “Free” Plastic Bags

I like this story: China is banning free plastic bags common at shops and supermarkets and ordering customers to be charged for any they use, the government said Wednesday. Shops have been instructed to mark the price of the plastic...