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IDeploy adventures of a geek without a parachute February 2005 Entries
I ate My Ipod Shuffle
LMAO.....Had to share this one! Found via Eric's Blog

Posted On Friday, February 18, 2005 1:54 PM

Highlight table rows on hover...

Firefox compliant way to highlight table rows

Posted On Friday, February 18, 2005 8:54 AM

Frank LaVigne Took My Tax Refund!
After Frank's recent presentation on tablet PC development, Miguel threatened to run out and buy one. Today's conversation with the Toshiba rep left me several thousand dollars lighter in the old bank sweet, sweet baby should be here in 2 weeks.... Started with the Portege M200 and ...processor --> 2.0ghzHDD -- . 60gig @ 7200rpmRAM -- 2 gigs (to be purchased elsewhere for a net $100 savings)++bluetooth I'm accepting bets that Miguel will not be able to hold out much longer after he ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 16, 2005 3:14 PM

Watching your metaphors...
This post from Martin Fowler was sort of an epiphany for me. It's easy to use externally rooted metaphors to illustrate an idea, but be careful that you're not using them to justify one. Next time your boss gives you the “software construction is like manufacturing” point of view, here's your answer... ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:42 PM

Where is the love? (continued)

My response to Scott Bellware is posted...

Posted On Friday, February 11, 2005 12:53 AM

Where is the love?
I recently found Scott Bellware's blog thru and I've been really impressed with his writings. So much so that I have I have taken to reading his blog regularly. You'll see I've got him linked here under the blogs I'm reading. While I'm not really looking to get into the type of “Open Letter” exchange that Scott has been involved in recently, I must voice my own opinion on his use of the term “Visual Baby Talk“. Scott has twice referred to the Visual Basic development ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 9, 2005 1:51 PM

Why Computers Crash!
This was sent to me, attributed to Dr. Seuss. I doubt he's the true author, but I thought it was funny.. If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted at a very last resort, and the access of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report. If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted cause the index doesn't hash, then your situation's ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2005 9:01 AM

SOA as a business driver for outsourcing?

SOA may suffer the same problems as component development, but it seems to make a nice case for outsourcing....

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 10:49 PM

Enterprise Library 2005 released.
The PAG has released the 2005 enterprise library. A quick look at the documentation for the data acess block appears that they have gotten over the sql-server-is-the-only-data... mentality...the gotdotnet data access block did this pretty well, Anybody used both? Comments? (yes, I know the Enterprise Library is only public for a few days!) ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 5:18 PM

VB6 to C#?
David L asks how to convert legacy VB6 code to C#. There's a lot more to this than one might think. There are significant differences that may make it necessary to rearchitect anything but the simplest application (non deterministic finalization comes to mind.). I would recommend looking at Preparing Your Visual Basic 6.0 Applications for the Upgrade to Visual Basic .NET for starters. If you still think it's a good idea to “convert”, you can start with the VB.NET upgrade wizard in visual ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 3:50 PM

MS Antispyware beta Rocks!

The MS antispyware beta has been able to spot severa things on my pc's that Adaware SE and SpyBot problems so far! :)   Definitions can update automatically which is a plus!!

Download it here  

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 3:32 PM

Free XML Quick Reference

The Server Side has posted a free downloadable PDF version of  the Essential XML Quick Reference (400+ pages)


Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 2:43 PM

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