Shawn Wildermuth


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

Penguin Baseball

Url: http://meph.eu.org/

Notebooks and Longhorn

Url: http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2004/03/08...

While editing Ian Griffiths new WinFX article for ONDotnet.com, he showed me how wrong I am.  I've been complaining about the hit on battery life that Longhorn will have since it will use the GPU (Video Card).  Of course, Ian correctly mentioned that the high power/heat 3D computation is not needed for Longhorn, but the 2D rendering is.  This eleviates all of my concerns about power and Longhorn.  I am happy to be wrong...

25% Evil...oh darn

Url: http://homokaasu.org/gematriculator/

After reading Don Box's blog that his blog is 28% evil, I had to go to the gematriculator and find out how I rated.  I am disappointed that I was only rated 25% evil.  Though evidently I am more evil than whitehouse.gov, but Chris Sells' site really kicks at 47% evil! 

Top 10 Web Application Security Problems

Url: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/owasp/OWASPT...

SQL 2000 Reporting Services

Url: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/reporting/howtobuy...

I am very impressed with RS at the moment.  I looked briefly at this stuff a year ago when it was to be part of Yukon and liked what I saw a lot.  Now the Report interface is done via Visual Studio and it is very powerful.  My days of trudging through Crystal Reports or creating ad-hoc aspx pages may be over.  The feature I really like are:

An Interesting User Interface...

Url: http://research.microsoft.com/news/monthlyfeatu...

This Outlook Add-In from MS Research and Maryland U. is particularly interesting.  It may be a little more of than another consuption of extra CPU cycles in an age over-zealous animations, but I think there is something useful here.  There is an intuitiveness to what they have in mind that is very useful. 

Exploding Whale in Taiwan...Not Terrorism, but Biology...

Url: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586/

Raise Your Hand If You Like Jewel Cases....

Url: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031210/daw053_1.html

MikeRoweSoft.com Revisited...

Url: http://bink.nu/DesktopModules/ArticleDetail.asp...

I like it when a “MS v. Some small guy” story works out.  Mike Rowe has given MikeRoweSoft.com to microsoft, but in return he's getting some great stuff.  Here's what Microsoft is doing in return for the domain:

Microsoft vs. MikeRoweSoft

Url: http://www.canada.com/vancouver/theprovince/sto...

Mobile MCE?

Url: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/products...

Mini IPod?

Url: http://www.apple.com

Windows Media Center Edition DOA?

Url: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/34737.html

Back in the Saddle...

Finally, a Tape Deck for My PC!

Url: http://www.plusdeck.com/english/

And I Thought I was a Geek...

Url: http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A30114/high/cjxgi...

WTL 7.1!

Url: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...

For you Poker Fans...

Url: http://www.bravotv.com/Celebrity_Poker_Showdown/

EBay RSS Feeds

Url: http://www.ebaygeeks.com/desktopmodules/ebaygee...

Beware of the PayPal Worm...

Url: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/v...

CSV and ADO.NET

Url: http://www.sellsbrothers.com/tools/#CsvFileTester

Mike Deems Responds (and then some)

Url: http://anopinion.net/posts/285.aspx

Why is WinFS Using ObjectSpaces?

In Luca Bolognese's PDC presentation on ObjectSpaces, he stated in a diagram that you should use ADO.NET's objects DataSets/DataReaders if "You require maximum control/performance/functionality" That seems to indicate that we should not use ObjectSpaces if performance, funcationality and control are a requirement.  If this is the case, it would seem that using ObjectSpaces in WinFS is very contrary.  WinFS has to be quick...not just fast...lightning fast.  We are talking about impatient users. 

I think it is important that we get Mike Deem to respond to this in his Blog.  I am going to forward this to him and post it up on the newsgroups, but maybe I am missing something. 

Making Sense of Object-to-Relational Mappings

I've been following some threads on the DevelopMentor .NET Mailing Lists about what is a good solution for O/R Mapping.  I am intrigued by a couple of ideas, especially ones that no one seems to be talking about:

I have felt a little left out in the cold lately when it comes to O/R mapping.  I have spent the last two years on my soapbox about using DataSets (more specifically Typed DataSets) as the answer to Business Objects.  I have known I am odds with other data-centric authors/speakers out there, but I still think that Typed DataSets are a good solution now and in Whidbey.  But what about ObjectSpaces?

Cool Outlook 2003 Feature


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