Shawn Wildermuth


My Rants and Raves about technology, programming, everything else...

Novell Shipping Mono Tools?

Url: http://news.com.com/Novell+ships+cross-platform...

No Yukon and VS.NET Betas at TechEd Europe?

Url: http://news.com.com/Microsoft+reaches+beyond+pr...

Evidently MS slipped on thier pledge to deliver the betas at the conference.  This article implies that they are claiming that the betas are “imminent“...wonder what that really means?  Q3?  Q4?

VS.NET and SQL Server "Express"?

Url: http://news.com.com/Microsoft+reaches+beyond+pr...

Looks like MS is going after the 'hobbyist' with their new “Express” line of development products.  Wonder if this will really stem the MySQL tide or not.  Perhaps the SQL Server Express edition will be a better solution than MSDE.

TechEd Europe!

How I wish I were there.  Evidently the Yukon Public Beta and the VS.NET 2005 Beta will be available.  Get them while they're hot!

For all attendees, skip the Heiniken Museum...you're gonna want to remember this convention!  TechEd will be very “lekker” this year. 

No COMDEX this year!

Url: http://news.com.com/Organizer+cancels+Comdex+20...

The Taligent Effect (via Don Box)

Url: http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/dbox/default.aspx...

I hate to blog about a blog, but everyone in software development should read this post from Don Box's blog.  Thanks to him I now have a name for this.  Too many times over the past five years have I been stuck in the middle of the “Academic” vs. “Pragmatic” discussion of some technology. 

Another Reason to Hate the Windows Indexing Service!

Url: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=...

I've been dealing with this nasty ASP.NET Configuration Error that only happens on my dev machine for several weeks now.  Inexplicably, it will think that some random DLL that is part of my project is locked while it is trying to do the aspx compilation.  I finally found the solution in the MS Support Database;  the solution?  Disable the Indexing Service (or exclude the ASP.NET temporary files section).  Arg!  The problem seems to be when my build copies a copy of a .dll to the temporary files section, it would start to be indexed by the Indexing Service and was locked so that the aspx compilation couldn't overwrite it.

Eagerly Awaiting Cassini's Arrival at Saturn

Url: http://www.space.com/astronotes/astronotes.html

MetaBuilders ASP.NET Controls

Url: http://www.metabuilders.com

I just wanted to give a shout out to Andy Smith of MetaBuilders ASP.NET controls.  I regularly use his DialogWindow and FirstFocus controls.  He has a number of controls on his site that are just great, but I can only speak for those two.  My $0.02 review of them are:

Steven Hawking and Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)

Guess I don't post for a month and then post everything I think of...

I was watching Jeopardy (as usual) and it mentioned that Steven Hawking was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in the 1960's.  I didn't think you could survive more than a couple years with ALS.  My step-father died in a scant two years after he was diagnosed.  Am I nuts?

Shawn
Shawn Wildermuth
Author, Teacher, and Coach




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No Appearances in 2019
I'm taking a year off of conferences to finish my film, see you in 2020!

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