Dear reader, if you are a fan of strategy games like Civilization, I have a recommended (and free) game for you. It is called Ikariam. A few coworkers and I are playing the game and are creating an alliance. You should join us. If you are interested, join on the "Ny" server and shoot me an email so we can chat and collaborate.
So I ran across an interesting way of marking up Html forms. I thought it was nice, so I decided to bring that into the world of ASP.NET, because there is a (easy to overcome) roadblock in using the method in traditional ASP.NET (it is odd having to distinguish between traditional and MVC...).
I haven't tried upgrading an existing site yet, but new website creation works well. The only thing I've seen so far is that if you create a unit test project to go with your web app it won't compile. Luckily, all you have to do is include the proper namespace reference to your controllers at the top.
So today was fun. Somehow my employer got five free tickets to the miniaturized version of the PDC that they had today at the Galleria in Dallas. Thankfully, I was able to go.
Some technologies love me. Some hate me. Flash is one of the latter, though I do try to make friends. I had one problem that took me much longer to solve than it should have. IMHO, the .NET community is much better about communicating how to do things than the Flash community. But, since I figured it out, I thought I would share it with you to help solve this problem for someone else.
I'm on twitter now.
So the other day I wanted to run a VM on my Vista machine for the first time, so I downloaded Virtual PC 2007. I also downloaded the Windows XP IE6 test virtual image from Microsoft to get started. But there was a problem.
I am reading Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code right now. In his discussion on method naming on pp. 110-111 he said something that seemed well said. I thought I would share it.
A while back I wrote a little sample of a web crawler. It was not terribly sophisticated but has been the biggest draw to this blog through search engines for some time. This is likely because it ranks very high (why I am not sure) in Google's rankings. For example, my crawler sample page ranks #1 in Google for "c# web crawl" and #3 for "c# web crawler". Neat.
Happy new year!