Musings of Geekdom by Eric Newton

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July 2005 Entries

[Piggyback on previous post] Wouldn't Web Project files solve the EnC problems we currently have with

Just a general question, but wouldn't bringing back the web project file give Edit-n-Continue a lot more ability to work?

Since right now EnC doesnt even attempt to work for ASP.Net apps

Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:46 AM | Comments (0) |

Yeah, I think VS2005 is gonna need a beta3.
Still way too many issues problems especially with Web projects. Its because there's no single “project file” for the source of assembly references, so basically each page becomes a class library with references. I'm voting for another beta, if that beta works great, then slam dunk into RTM and we'll start purchasing VS2005. But I *will not* purchase or use any web edition of VS2005 unless I feel that the ASP.Net web project references nightmare can be tamed. Unforunately, the decision ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:08 AM | Comments (5) |

Like PHP? Like .NET? Phalanger.NET Cool! PHP 5.0 for .NET! I've been trying to keep up with this, and now that I can actually utilize .Net for the object accessing, I just might jump to Phalanger/PHP for my simple websites... Sorry ASP.Net, but most of the time its easier to get what we need via a closer to the metal (closer to the HTML) generator. Instead of wasting time undertstanding HOW to get ASP.Net to do what you want, since PHP is simpler, I think it'll catch on with the hobbyists. Now, a Visual ......

Posted On Monday, July 25, 2005 10:24 AM | Comments (0) |

Long live ASP.NET, (please dont bloat ASP.NET)
I've realized that ASP.Net is getting BLOATED with lots of “RAD” tools, and making it harder and harder to do things “the ASP.NET way” I spend hours fighting with DataGrids and GridViews. Sure they work great out of the box, but sometimes you gotta do things “outside the grid“, and thats when things get whacky... fast. For instance, last night I'm building a GridView with a set of strongly typed domain objects (via Wilson ORMapper; fantastic library). The ObjectDataSource ......

Posted On Monday, July 25, 2005 10:18 AM | Comments (4) |

Game mods could be illegal? I sincerly hope that modding the game itself isnt in violation. Heck, back in the day of Mac OS 9 (er 8?) we had a golf game with embedded resources... we'd figured out how to use resedit (or was it reshack?) to basically change out the trigger sounds... like “Bird 1” and “BIrd 2” (seemed to be ambient sounds) with silly sayings... Its this type of modding that some game communities rely on, because ......

Posted On Saturday, July 23, 2005 5:30 PM | Comments (0) |

"Peer to Patent" great idea for reforming our patent system,1282,68186,00.html

I think this would be a fantastic idea

Posted On Thursday, July 14, 2005 11:17 AM | Comments (0) |

City of London, and All of England
Londoners and England as a whole is thankfully a strong country. During WWII they were bombed incessentantly by the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force. To Hilter's dismay Churchill continued to rally his fellow Englishmen to “Never give up... Never Surrender.“ To the English... we are in this together, and we will win it together. Lets not forget that terrorists have no compunction as to who they kill... its just a simple bloodlust to make their extreme views known. This is the enemy we ......

Posted On Thursday, July 7, 2005 4:38 PM | Comments (0) |

"Can not Switch" in the ASP.Net designer for Inline Style tags
Filed a bug in the Product Feedback site: go vote! Basically the designer cannot switch to design view if you've created an inline style tag in the body of an aspx page. How does one get around wanting to define a per page style when you use masterpages? Hopefully this and similar errors will get fixed ......

Posted On Thursday, July 7, 2005 4:24 PM | Comments (0) |

If you update a "Closed" item on the MSDN Product Feedback, does it bubble up to the top of lists again?
IE, without “Reopening” the item, which is somewhat overkill sometimes, I wonder if updating the item bubbles it back up... and if so, do the MS guys see that the feedback item changed since they last saw it? I'm asking because I've made a few suggestions that are being evaluated for the Orcas release, and I annotated a couple of them with more info on the suggestion. So, instead of reopening a suggestion (especially right now before the 2005 ship date), I've just edited them with further ......

Posted On Sunday, July 3, 2005 11:05 AM | Comments (0) |

Am I Crazy? ...I wanna Mac Mini
I mean, its only $500 bucks... er 650 I think for the model with internal WiFi... which makes me wonder, if Macs are getting Intel Centrinos, then wouldn't they have WiFi built in then? Hmmm, I might wait for the first batch of Mac Minis with Intel, if thats the case... otherwise I'm gonna yank the card on one (soon) As a developer, I wonder if Mono would run on the Mac...? thats intriguing... I could be programming for both platforms for the simpler stuff (that doesnt require full blown display ......

Posted On Friday, July 1, 2005 7:23 PM | Comments (0) |

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