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6
2009
Wednesday
07:21:57 RickStrahl
Crap - sent somebody a PDF file created with PDFFactory from a browser print file - and they can't open it. WTF?
07:38:16 RickStrahl
Man it's been hot for a week here now. In fact, it's hot and muggy. I thought I was getting away from that when came back from Maui. Grumble
07:48:31 RickStrahl
Strong typed resources are not generated if you don't have a cultureless .Resx file. Groan, another reason LocBaml doesn't work w/ Resx.
08:23:05 RickStrahl
Ugh, this is silly: WPF applications require a special build option to create the static Main entry point. http://twurl.nl/580q2g
08:29:30 RickStrahl
Does WPF really work with Localization only if UltimateResourceFallbackLocation.Satellite is set? Otherwise I can't get XAML to load.
08:46:52 RickStrahl
More than a few times compilation process is failing to create all BAML resources in satellite assembly. No error, just missing BAML resrcs.
11:32:17 RickStrahl
And Visual Studio hangs again. Cider editor bombs for the 5th time tonight. Grumble, grumble.
11:46:46 RickStrahl
Blend 3 seems to have major issues w/ static bindings. Crash on x:Static non-string value and non-rendering on x:static bindings. 2 manages
4
6
2009
Thursday
01:44:12 RickStrahl
MAnaged to sneak out for an hour of wakeboarding on the river. Glassss!
05:41:11 RickStrahl
Ugh, VS keeps crashing and burning with WPF. Looks like some markup extension syntax accessing resources goes boom!
05:52:57 RickStrahl
God, I suck at WPF layout!
09:31:19 RickStrahl
Getting errors in my WPF project everytime I add a class or document.1 or more files couldn't be added. I'm only adding a class?
09:32:47 RickStrahl
This error: Entry for 'C:\projects2008\Articles\WpfLocalization' has no URL. Anybody know what this means? This isn't even my project.
11:33:28 RickStrahl
Customizing a Localization Markup Extension. For all its warts WPF has some cool features and MarkupExtensions has to be one of them.
12:02:40 RickStrahl
Frustrating: Markup extension works in Cider in VS, but fails in Blend (2 & 3) - apparently resources are not found.
20:14:30 RickStrahl
“…the earth needs a new operating system, you are the programmers, and we need it within a few decades.” http://snurl.com/jfu8w
21:40:48 RickStrahl
Just updated my west-wind.com server to Server 2008 SP2. Phew. No problems so far.
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6
2009
Friday
19:39:08 RickStrahl
It's windy, but I really should be working...
20:17:36 RickStrahl
WPF is databinding is great when it works. And painful if it doesn't. Binding to CLR object and binding is not working-can't figure out why.
20:55:02 RickStrahl
Grrr. Charter uplink connection is back to crap. Just got off the phone with support and ironically THEY had a hard time hearing me (VOIP)
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6
2009
Saturday
08:57:06 RickStrahl
Damn it was windy today - epic day on the water. 'The sea was angry that day my friend.'
09:35:21 RickStrahl
Why does every Irish pub smell like wet dog?
23:18:08 RickStrahl
Another blasting day on the water. I'm beat. Time for a nap...
7
6
2009
Sunday
03:07:40 RickStrahl
The Future of Food - a scary movie about how our Food supply is getting squeezed by corps/Monsanto - is on hulu: htp://twurl.nl/b26mj4
20:52:05 RickStrahl
Great Messenger now starts up, stays invisible and after a minute or so just quits. Not the first time I've seen this w/o changes to setup.
8
6
2009
Monday
01:07:10 RickStrahl
Can't figure out how to get a reference to the startup assembly in a markup extension at Design Time.
01:12:00 RickStrahl
Anybody know of a document that describes exactly what fires at Design time when WPF is hosted in Blend/VS Designer?
22:08:45 RickStrahl
What is it with headlines like 'Oil rally stalls; prices hover around $68'.Do we really need a rally in oil? It'll come, but nobody'll cheer
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6
2009
Tuesday
01:07:15 RickStrahl
Wow weird error: In German a Type Converter fails to parse a Margin with a string value of 20,20,20,20. Is this formatted diff in German???
04:27:43 RickStrahl
Oh crap. Photoshop upgrade doesn't work on really old version of Photoshop (7 in my case).
05:02:59 RickStrahl
A fly is now living in my eye. Souvenir of the latest bike ride.
09:18:54 RickStrahl
Oh joy: Debugging a WPF control inside of the Visual Studio Designer. Fun and games, that...
22:39:58 RickStrahl
Pretty sad that VS has ToolTray icon Visual Studio is Busy. So much forethought for FAILURE! (when it happens you're usually hung for good)
10
6
2009
Wednesday
19:44:23 RickStrahl
American Sustainability - the 'real' inconvenient truth. http://twurl.nl/qo4pj3. Hard to deny as it affect many of us already.
20:59:15 RickStrahl
Windows update scare. Machine came back with my Windows Profile gone - AGAIN. Happened before. Rebooted all's well, but WTF?
21:42:57 RickStrahl
Ah crap forgot about my double bagged cup of green tea and let it sit for 40 mins. Bitter beer face doesn't begin to describe it!
22:10:59 RickStrahl
Why would anybody who has a well read RSS feed want to re-syndicate with some big Web Portal? Suckers deal that dilutes any brand loyalty
23:45:32 RickStrahl
Is there such a thing Assembly level context? How would you store static data that needs to be assembly scoped?
23:51:54 RickStrahl
@robconery It's for keeping Resources separate for different assemblies in same project.
23:52:31 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Sorry same solution. Ie single manager for multiple sets of resources out of different assemblies.
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6
2009
Thursday
00:08:35 RickStrahl
Bing Translator? http://www.microsofttranslator.com/Default.aspx. Here we go for more lame ass branding.
01:28:15 RickStrahl
Sure would be nice if in Visual Studio you could drag a project into the references of another project to add a project reference.
04:35:20 RickStrahl
Hey who put these trees here? On Mitchell Ridge failing to claim my view reward after an extra climb. Pout.
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6
2009
Friday
02:44:26 RickStrahl
It's so nice they put in a water front park in Hood River... RIGHT NEXT TO THE SEWER PLANT. Smells really nice and it ain't the dogs...
02:52:35 RickStrahl
Hmph is it really necesary to have Connect files that are 12kb downloaded with the lame ass Download Transfer Manager? C'mon!
04:23:33 RickStrahl
Ugh, creating diagrams (for an article) is a major time sink. I've been at it for 2 hours for 3 diagrams (and a little writing).
05:23:05 RickStrahl
Oh yes! I love those AHA moments when they happen. Just had a brilliant idea to simply resource binding syntax in WPF Markup Extension.
06:32:08 RickStrahl
Man the Blend Designer is freaking strict and fails much more easily than the VS designer. Apparently security is much tighter.
06:32:41 RickStrahl
Markup extensions of mine work in VS but fail in blend. Looks like Reflection is failing (even public Reflection)./
06:47:23 RickStrahl
So I'm looking at code in Reflector and what I have and it's nearly the same, but my code fails in Blend but the MS code works. Not cool.
06:49:52 RickStrahl
Specifically IXamlTypeResolver.Resolve() fails.
06:57:24 RickStrahl
Stupid question: VS is not displaying a GAC'd component in Add Reference, but I can see it in the GAC. How do I add a reference from GAC?
07:00:44 RickStrahl
Never mind - manually added it to the .csproj file, but why isn't it showing in the .NET list?
07:31:36 RickStrahl
Ok posted the whole Wpf Markup Extension Type resolving issue on StackOverflow. Had no luck searching on this... http://twurl.nl/zmuvua
07:32:56 RickStrahl
RT @kevindente: bah. Video aside, Silverlight is like webforms - web development for people who don't want to learn web development.
08:00:40 RickStrahl
Crap, Charter is fucking with me again today. This is the worst cable Net service I've ever had.
09:36:04 RickStrahl
Arghhh... WPF page is losing namespace assignments in XAML when rebinding. Great.
09:49:11 RickStrahl
Everytime I'm amazed by some of the cool stuff in WPF I get slapped down by some nasty inconsistency in the internals to waste hours on.
10:14:00 RickStrahl
Eew I smell like rubber! Just realized forgot to take a shower after sailing by the sewer today. Nice!
10:18:29 RickStrahl
Solved my rebinding problem the brute force way by caching propertyinfo. Ugly but it works.
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6
2009
Saturday
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6
2009
Sunday
11:00:33 RickStrahl
Anybody know how to force an msbuild task to run at the very end of the build after compilation is complete?
11:42:19 RickStrahl
Anybody have a recommendation for a good CSV editor that works with UTF-8/Unicode?
11:42:40 RickStrahl
Excel doesn't count :-}
21:17:20 RickStrahl
How intuitive: Wpf doesn't use CurrentCulture by default in Bindings. You have to explicitly assign them. http://twurl.nl/adqkjd.
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6
2009
Monday
04:10:29 RickStrahl
I hate when I fix a problem and I don't really understand why or how the solution works. MsBuild script now works, but not sure why...
08:08:57 RickStrahl
Crunching final pass on an article for submission. Final review is taking a lot longer than I thought it would.
08:37:12 RickStrahl
WTF is #Charter 's problem. Every night around 10-11 the Internet connection takes a total shit.
08:44:17 RickStrahl
This is weird - whenever I switch to RTL in WPF all the right (left? I'm so confused) paranthesis are lost. In labels, in combos. Only ) ?
11:23:48 RickStrahl
Done, done, done! Oh my bleary eyes... it's been way too many hours in front of the computer today!
18:15:45 RickStrahl
Man I'm so not into waking up early, but ever since I got back to HR I haven't been able to sleep in. Getting up at 8:30am seems criminal.
18:48:55 RickStrahl
I think it's been entirely too long without listening to Killers from Iron Maiden, don't you think? Wrathchild baby!
19:11:04 RickStrahl
Now that I'm done with my writing project for now it's decision time what to work on next. So many choices.
19:34:06 RickStrahl
The toner cartridge on this printer has been reading out of ink for nearly 2 years now and it still prints just fine.
21:38:06 RickStrahl
Yay it's windy. Rigging up and getting on the water today!
23:58:52 RickStrahl
It must be 'Ask Rick a Stupid Question' day today. Apparently people do not know how to read. Actually more likely are too lazy to read?
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6
2009
Tuesday
00:50:37 RickStrahl
Sql Server Compact is a retarded platform. From shitty tools to SQL incompatibilities it's not even close to what it should be.
00:51:53 RickStrahl
If you build a 'light' version wouldn't you at least think they'd provide to tools to go back and forth between compact/full?
01:30:35 RickStrahl
Anybody know of a link on what it takes to hook up a custom ADO.NET provider to nHibernate? Got one using TSQL dialect that I need to use.
09:06:24 RickStrahl
Wow reading May 23 issue of The Economist they talk about a Peak Oil issues without mentioning it by name. http://twurl.nl/vglccg
22:31:08 RickStrahl
'FDA says Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell' - Gee, who'da guessed. Anybody ever use this stuff have any doubt about that?
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6
2009
Wednesday
00:15:17 RickStrahl
Argh, another WPF nightmare: Creating a AttachedProperty and using a property key of 'Translate' fails, using any key works. W.T.F?
00:17:34 RickStrahl
Actually it looks like when I match the dependency property and property name it NEVER works. Only if prop and name DON'T match???
00:44:31 RickStrahl
Is there some way to easily retrieve the root visual in a WPF control generically?
02:54:12 RickStrahl
Hmm... if I have two Attached properties in a class it bombs. Comment one of the two it works. Am i losing my mind here?
04:03:03 RickStrahl
Off to Portland to Poison Idea and Germs. Been a long time since I've seen PI...
06:29:04 RickStrahl
Pretty funny to be at these punk shows. You got either little children or washed up geriatrics. Afraid to consider the category I fall into.
09:53:37 RickStrahl
Having major issues with an attached property. If I give the string name the same name as the a prop, it doesn't work. Invalid name works???
09:55:45 RickStrahl
Here's an example: http://twurl.nl/51ai7w. As posted it works. If I change string name to Translate attached property never gets called.
20:51:27 RickStrahl
The US government lies we hear every day in plain sight: http://twurl.nl/digy31. Why do we put up with this shit?
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6
2009
Thursday
01:08:58 RickStrahl
Windsurf roadtrip late in the day. It's cranking out east.
05:12:28 RickStrahl
Nice evening session on the water. Long shadows and big swell. Hmmm... This is the life!
20:56:28 RickStrahl
Grrr... started up Visual Studio this morning and the back key doesn'
20:57:40 RickStrahl
Grrr... started up Visual Studio this morning and the Back key doesn't work. This happens occasionally. Weird bug. Anybody else seen this?
20:58:50 RickStrahl
Seems starting VS right after system startup can cause weird behavior. I also see things like plug-ins failing which normally load just fine
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6
2009
Friday
20:19:06 RickStrahl
It's sad that IE 8 is the only 'modern' browser left that doesn't support some sort of Radius rendering for corners.
20:41:08 RickStrahl
Is it possible in WPF to get the Dependency Property from PropertyInfo? Have the actual property, but I need to get at TypeConverter for DP?
23:11:36 RickStrahl
It's WINDY! Again... another big drive out East.
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6
2009
Saturday
04:03:23 RickStrahl
Ugh loading an image from a Bitmap or Stream is a pain in WPF. Everything wants a source not a bitmap or stream.
05:01:14 RickStrahl
Apparently the WPF image encoder has a number of issues with reading various bitmap streams. Failing on a host of images.
05:28:11 RickStrahl
Anybody using Word .docx documents in Subversion? Does this work for merging changes?
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6
2009
Sunday
02:58:30 RickStrahl
Awesome day up the mountain. 3hour bike ride in beautiful hood river spring weather.
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6
2009
Monday
20:26:04 RickStrahl
Who writes service methods with 12 parms? Customer for an old interop platform w/ hard coded parm count (up to 10 which I thought was enuff)
21:50:57 RickStrahl
RT @karlseguin: it'd be nice if .NET implemented a real password hashing algorithm in .net 4.0 (like bcrypt.net)
21:57:31 RickStrahl
Maintenance day - fixing lots of little bugs and issues in old products today. Talk about looking into a time machine!
22:07:49 RickStrahl
Developer attention deficit history: From Books -> Articles -> Blog Posts -> Twitter. What's next?
22:15:58 RickStrahl
Consider how we learn about development today compared to the past. Search engine addiction and attention deficit syndrome rule the day.
23:10:01 RickStrahl
Wow Google Adsense administration doesn't work with FireFox 3.5. Totally rejected. FAIL! http://twurl.nl/t4xj1a
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6
2009
Tuesday
00:04:02 RickStrahl
Anybody have one of those MSDN subscriptions MS gave away to some MVPs last year? Is there an expiration on date on those?
01:44:05 RickStrahl
Inconsistencies in IIS internal GZip encoding is driving me nuts. JUST DO IT ALREADY! Some odd internal rules apply.
01:45:21 RickStrahl
Looks like the static file link has to be hit a number of times in close succession before GZip kicks in.
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6
2009
Wednesday
01:44:44 RickStrahl
Working on a bunch of small maintenance fixes in the West Wind Web Toolkit. Ah it's nice to get some feedback rolling in.
01:55:02 RickStrahl
Flat water and no one with a boat I know is out. Ok, alternate activity...
02:41:24 RickStrahl
WTF is with these Web Services that don't even have a WSDL definition? From a vendor? Who makes these decisions to not be discoverable?
06:09:14 RickStrahl
#jQuery plug-ins tend to be very heavy handed when it comes to accepting URLs. No checks for ? or & in several plug-ins I'm looking at. Weak
06:14:25 RickStrahl
Well maybe not that messy - something like this: (options.url.indexOf('?') < 0 ? '?' : '&') usually fixes the problems.
08:32:11 RickStrahl
@codinghorror Sand, salt water and keys and no scratching...@bradwilson $20 for a piece of plastic has SUCKER written all over it!
08:34:03 RickStrahl
It's a Motorhead night. Bomber baby!
08:49:44 RickStrahl
More legacy Web Service stuff to work on tonight. Amazing how busy this stuff keeps me, but it ain't exactly a fun exercise.
10:39:25 RickStrahl
Even if you don't believe in Peak Oil shouldn't we be bothered that we're pissing away energy at a frivolous rate?
21:34:52 RickStrahl
Grumble - machine is complaining about low memory. Looking at ProcMon I see nothing approaching the 13.8 gig commit charge in running apps.
21:35:57 RickStrahl
Although my Dell Wireless Adapter driver has 400,000+ open handles. That might explain it...
22:42:42 RickStrahl
Ok these facebook 'fan' clubs of whatever trivial matters are freaking me out. How pathetic can we get? http://bit.ly/c1s1j
22:46:42 RickStrahl
Hmmm... what's the best way to route a request like this: 'localhost/mz32a' ? Notice root site and no path (URL *has to be short*).
22:47:49 RickStrahl
Only way I can see to do this is with custom URL rewriting in a module? Anything else (Routing, UrlRewrite module) require a path to diff.
23:14:43 RickStrahl
Nice: burnt VS2010 CD locked up the CD drive.
23:24:58 RickStrahl
Great another half thought out Help Standard from Microsoft: http://helpware.net/mshelp3/h3intro.htm. Only for VS...
23:26:05 RickStrahl
Worst part about it: XHTML 1.1 compliance is required which means most old help content will have to be tossed...
23:26:40 RickStrahl
... especially given that HTML Editor (IE based) doesn't produce anything near XHTML 1.1.
23:54:30 RickStrahl
Why does VS always have to install the Office Dev crap? Why is this even in the box? If there ever was a purpose for an *add-on* this is it.
23:55:18 RickStrahl
How many people have ever built Office interop apps? 2? 3? :-} Ok maybe a few more, but definitely not a common use case?
23:56:50 RickStrahl
Similar reasoning for: SQL Compact, Sync Framework. There are *4* diff Sync Network install items!
23:59:29 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Apparently Sync and Sql Compact are managed by the same folks. Can someone at MS help these guys deploy a product please?
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6
2009
Thursday
00:31:33 RickStrahl
Oh this isn't good: VS 2010 editor uses WPF for rendering. Immediate loss of text crispness is the first thing I noticed. FAIL!
00:38:38 RickStrahl
The entire Visual Studio Architecture should be based more on an opt-in model with an easy way to add components from within VS itself.
00:42:33 RickStrahl
Keeping your VS components up to date today is a total nightmare especially since MS doesn't distribute SP1 integrated installs.
01:17:36 RickStrahl
Wow somebody really cleaned up the HatchCam - you can almost see the sail numbers!
05:11:28 RickStrahl
WebForms and Routing is a pain at the moment. Looks like there will be some relief in ASP.NET 4.0 tho: http://twurl.nl/iide6y
05:12:05 RickStrahl
I suppose one can simulate HttpRequest.RequestContext with Context.Items today. Messy, but workable.
05:13:51 RickStrahl
Still it feels to me that it would just be easier to write some UrlRewriting logic than putting code in several places w/ Routing.
05:22:09 RickStrahl
Hmmm... I wonder if you could pass around RouteData.Values in the Context.Items collection.
05:23:12 RickStrahl
Yup - that totally works: id = (Context.Items['RouteValues'] as RouteValueDictionary)['id'] as string
07:16:34 RickStrahl
Fine, now (@ 10pm) the gradients are tightening and the wind starts kicking in, rocking the house. Be that way... <pout>
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6
2009
Friday
00:02:50 RickStrahl
Ugh, not getting shit done today - stuck paying bills and accounting paperwork. Time to get outside. I smell pine needles and bike grease...
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6
2009
Saturday
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6
2009
Sunday
20:23:30 RickStrahl
Big waves coming on the coast later today and tomorrow. Time for a road trip tomorrow to Oceanside.
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6
2009
Monday
03:17:46 RickStrahl
Seems like my iPhone lately is locking my SMTP mbox long after it's disconnected from last mail run. Can't access my box for 5 mins+ after.
07:35:12 RickStrahl
Great just as I need to start localizing an application the Res editor is no longer loading.The designer loader has not been initialized yet
07:44:38 RickStrahl
Apparently nothing a freaking reboot can't fix. There are entirely too many things in VS that require an implied reboot.
19:09:28 RickStrahl
Oceanside Cam shows sum nice swell rolling in. http://digg.com/u16zlF. Road trip time! Yay!
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6
2009
Tuesday
06:59:42 RickStrahl
Awesome day on the coast. Big waves and big wind. And lots of broken stuff. 1sail,1board, 1 body and 1 car - all kaputt. But worth it!
08:48:52 RickStrahl
Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation. milton friedman.Remember this as your $ is losing val every day!
09:24:31 RickStrahl
Using Seesmic these days instead of tweetdeck and liking it considerably better. The app is just better behaved than Tweetdeck.
11:12:39 RickStrahl
Great - Amazon is closing my Amazon Associates account due to State of Hawaii Tax regulation. Uhm who's this helping? Certainly not HI...
11:18:28 RickStrahl
Even though this loses me some money I think Amazon is right in saying Fuck you! to the states manhandling them.
11:20:08 RickStrahl
FWIW the issue is that Amzn Associates are considered physical outlet and Amazon is supposed to pay local Sales Tax accordingly. Bogus!
23:59:01 RickStrahl
My WPF Localization paper went live on CodePlex yesterday. http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/
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7
2009
Wednesday
00:15:12 RickStrahl
Unfun drive home from the Coast yesterday: Oil light blinking on and off and out of cell range. Ugh. Trying to find a mechanic in town today
02:16:36 RickStrahl
Uh huh. Fox news - fair and balanced. http://digg.com/d1std9
04:11:22 RickStrahl
I have MVC View and get Request Validation errors, even though I ValidateRequest='false' on the view page. What is that all about?
08:45:13 RickStrahl
'These changes reflect the dramatically higher cost of doing business... as we work to preserve the broad availability of credit' Citibank.
08:45:54 RickStrahl
Yeah it's tough getting 0% interest loans from the Fed and charging 15% minimum and up to 30% interest.
09:26:37 RickStrahl
Starve the Beast: http://bit.ly/15wiTk - going on a consumption strike to hurt 'em where it counts.
09:58:57 RickStrahl
Can't see how you can possible control styling the MVC Html Validation Summary. A <span> tag for header and no wrapping element? Really?
21:03:34 RickStrahl
'Wall Street and the banking industry are nothing but lost productivity.'
21:39:15 RickStrahl
My first MVC app is going painfully slow and it's as simple as they come. Ugh.
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7
2009
Thursday
00:11:53 RickStrahl
Wow weird. String.Split is somehow not splitting in the last element I'm returning when using a Count parameter. Works without count parm
04:48:10 RickStrahl
Schwarzenegger about CA: 'We are actually [in] much better shape than the United States.' Does that sound like a little child or what?
05:00:29 RickStrahl
Path resolution in ASP.NET MVC is painful. Relative pathing with rewritten/routed urls is easily broken?
05:04:36 RickStrahl
Oh for fuck's sake. Visual Studio is choking on a one of my View pages. Solid lock up of VS...
05:45:44 RickStrahl
Updated iPhone to 3.0. Couldn't sync. Apparently voice messages are causing a problems synching. Deleted voice msgs and it works again.
20:49:21 RickStrahl
Been using Bing for a couple of weeks now and it doesn't suck. Only occasional ventures back to Google.
21:53:21 RickStrahl
Experimenting with some simple spam prevention measures on open post Web page.
21:57:41 RickStrahl
Why are there just no decent HTML editor components out there? I mean desktop, commercial quality? So much HTML and nothing to edit with.
22:03:06 RickStrahl
@shanselman /Freddie/ And you figured that out just now? You were old enough to know what 20 years ago? :-}
22:15:17 RickStrahl
Mental note: Html Form CR/LF encoding in browser is \n, but ASP.NET Request.Form[] returns \r\n.
22:18:13 RickStrahl
Is it reasonable to expect the length captured from $('#var').val().length to be the same as Request.Form[] (with CR/LF fixed up)?
22:36:50 RickStrahl
Hmmm... looks like padding: 0px in browser reset is breaking <li> elements, cutting off bottoms. FF35 and Safari4.
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7
2009
Friday
01:39:10 RickStrahl
Great took the car to the shop to look at oil light/pressure. They don't see it. No light, full pressure.
02:28:40 RickStrahl
Rounded corners in FireFox have been cleaned nicely for 3.5. -moz-border-radius: 5px;
03:48:42 RickStrahl
Weird String.Split behavior when using the Count parameter: http://codepaste.net/c5f3ae4a. Last element always holds rest of the string.
07:34:49 RickStrahl
Just got attacked by an errant martini glass in the bar. A
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2009
Saturday
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2009
Monday
20:01:33 RickStrahl
How spoiled can you get? It's blowing 35mph and we're waiting for it get better?
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7
2009
Tuesday
04:41:01 RickStrahl
Grrr... why does Windows Update inundate me with Language Packs for every known language?
05:36:49 RickStrahl
Having problems stepping into .NET Framework code with Source Server enabled. This process is flaky - sometimes it works, most it doesn't.
05:56:08 RickStrahl
Seems like my problem with source server is that System.Web is not downloading. Other symbol files are there but no System.Web?
08:03:33 RickStrahl
Wrote an ugly routine to strip leading indentation from a string. Can this be done with RegEx more cleanly? http://codepaste.net/55e289da
08:50:30 RickStrahl
Ugh IE legacy rendering is killing me. IE is not respecting top margin when elements sit at top with position:absolute
09:03:00 RickStrahl
This is really weird - IE is not rendering a margin-top. Turns out IE requires SOME non-position absolute content before margin-top takes.
09:04:12 RickStrahl
Adding a   before <div style='position: absolute; ...'><div> and before <div style='margin-top: 125px'> (in styles) works.
20:02:09 RickStrahl
@codinghorror The whole gzip craziness in IIS drives me batty. DO AS I TELL YOU! :-}
20:40:31 RickStrahl
Are MVC routes processed in the order declared or some other scheme? I have a route declared before a less specific one and it's not called.
20:50:17 RickStrahl
Looks like the routing prob was some sort of caching in server/application? Created more specific route,removed it and now it works. Weird.
20:55:36 RickStrahl
Dealing with a routing scheme where one of the urls doesn't have a controller in it: http://codepaste.net/a880efbe
21:01:10 RickStrahl
Thanks all for the links to @haacked Route Debugger. Ah the joys of re-discovering basic tools :-}
21:02:16 RickStrahl
@oising Yup several good suggestions. http://codepaste.net/list/recent
21:02:35 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Immediate Window and LinqPad?
21:54:16 RickStrahl
Corruption at its best: http://twurl.nl/zb6g2c. Who says we're better than 3rd world countries for 'paid off gov't'?
22:25:26 RickStrahl
@karlseguin /help mvp/ To be fair Rob Chandler has done a lot for the help community. MS totally has dropped the ball on help FOREVER!
22:26:21 RickStrahl
@karlseguin There are next to no useful Help resources available from MS. As somebody who's built Help tools I can tell you this space SUCKS
22:33:46 RickStrahl
@karlseguin He he... FoxPro MVPs existed LONG before any .NET mvps. I agree though, some disciplines feel a little pretencious although.
22:35:21 RickStrahl
Is there a way to force a page not to emit a Title if you have a runat='server'? If I remove title still end up with an empty title tag.
22:37:40 RickStrahl
So Microsoft is creating MS Help 3.0 for VS help, but still leaving the main help platform in use in the 1990's CHM format. Nice planning...
8
7
2009
Wednesday
00:53:40 RickStrahl
Anybody else noticing that FireFox 3.5 rendering feels really sluggish since RTM.
03:23:04 RickStrahl
Looks like clearing out Temporary Internet Files helps FireFox 3.5 performance some.
07:17:46 RickStrahl
I'm rich, I'm rich: http://twitpic.com/9nvas. Something we can look forward to in this country soon!
21:08:57 RickStrahl
Looks like some of my seats on my trip to Europe later this month are in First Class. Didn't book FC tho. Would be nice...
21:37:35 RickStrahl
Is it possible to instantiate to render an MVC Controller/View from a non-MVC request (specifically from Application_Error)?
9
7
2009
Thursday
00:00:29 RickStrahl
Interesting read on German Hyper Inflation in the 20's,how they got there, what worked and didn't. http://usagold.com/germannightmare.html
00:11:38 RickStrahl
So generic error display in MVC is easy with a custom ErrorController: http://codepaste.net/dbe671a6. This sort of routability is NICE.
01:17:01 RickStrahl
Argh. Fighting <pre> tag overflow. Can't seem to contain it within a parent container control where everything is % based widths.
01:17:42 RickStrahl
Works in IE but all other browsers refuse to contain the non-wrapping lines. overflow/overflow-x has no effect. Weird.
01:38:42 RickStrahl
Looks like my overflow problem is related to a <fieldset> inside of a fieldset (for an error page) which causes <pre> to overflow.
04:07:02 RickStrahl
Sometimes I wish I could open two solutions inside of VIsual Studio just to get Source Control to behave
04:41:14 RickStrahl
Engaging in a hostile takeover game of tennis...
20:09:09 RickStrahl
Lame: SL3 install fails w\ Silverlight Developer Components are out of date.Why should that matter?Tools not working ok, install failing?Not
20:34:34 RickStrahl
In order to get SL3 installed I had to uninstall EVERYTHING SL previous. SL 3 Beta tools, SL 2 tools AND SL 2.
20:35:37 RickStrahl
The SL install experience - definitely NOT smooth. Here's hoping that uninstalling SL2 is not a requirement. It was on my setup.
20:45:26 RickStrahl
My black toner cartridge in my Minolta 2300w printer finally gave out after 6 years!!! I'd say that beats ink cart. ROI by a million times.
20:46:39 RickStrahl
Granted I don't print a lot, but enough. THe color toners are still going strong (no light even yet :-}).
23:49:23 RickStrahl
Here's a real challenge for SQL Compare 8: Rolling back some wicked primary key changes from another server. Wish me luck.
10
7
2009
Friday
01:26:31 RickStrahl
SQL Compare 8 challenge: Managed to synch back to my original schema undoing primary key type changes and default values. Impressive.
02:26:00 RickStrahl
MasterPages without <head runat='server'> result in no url resolution and no more CSS intellisense. Bummer.
04:36:20 RickStrahl
4 digits (even with upper/lower) seems small for a random key generator.
09:45:59 RickStrahl
@codinghorror That''s better than what the locals do in Hawaii: Welcome to Hawaii - now go home!
11
7
2009
Saturday
00:39:53 RickStrahl
Anybody else having problems with TweetDeck's connections to non-Twitter services? Url, Login, Facebook all fail with connection errors.
17:24:45 RickStrahl
Heading to mt. St. Helens for an all day bike ride. It's early and going to be a scorcher.
18:06:10 RickStrahl
Abort abort. Looking at wind on the river and it's way too windy. Hmmm. Hot ass bike ride or nice cool day on the river. Tough choice eh?
12
7
2009
Sunday
03:40:28 RickStrahl
Seesmic Twitter Web App looks pretty nice. http://seesmic.com/app/
04:25:04 RickStrahl
Holy crap it was WINDY today on the river. It looks like the next two days will be EVEN windier. Hopefully my body will hold up...
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7
2009
Monday
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2009
Tuesday
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2009
Wednesday
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2009
Thursday
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Friday
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2009
Saturday
19
7
2009
Sunday
23:45:59 RickStrahl
Still having major problems with app startup being incredibly slow. Even hitting empty ASPX page (no data/logic) takes nearly 2 mins.
23:51:24 RickStrahl
Wonder if it could be Subversion files? But this project is relatively small so even that seems wrong.
20
7
2009
Monday
00:01:32 RickStrahl
Ok so I created a new Application Pool and added the app to it, and startup now is fast again. (3-5 seconds vs. 90-120 seconds).
00:03:54 RickStrahl
Actually interesting thing happened: New AppPool was created with a new Account: ApplicationPoolIdentity - from .NET 4.0? Fast with it.
00:04:31 RickStrahl
Switching back the AppPool Identity to Network Service brings back the slow startup. WTF?
00:05:57 RickStrahl
My guess is the slowness started when I installed .NET 4.0/Vs 2010. What could this have done to foul things up?
00:31:41 RickStrahl
I really disapprove of yet another default account being created for IIS.Isn't it enough we have ASPNET/NETWORKSERVICE/IUSR to contend with?
00:32:13 RickStrahl
It's a bloody configuration nightmare to have to deal with all these default accounts in installations.
08:30:40 RickStrahl
Just a few days left before heading to Berlin and Salzburg for a few weeks! Looking forward to escaping the heat here in Oregon.
09:55:52 RickStrahl
ApplicationPoolIdentity IIS 7 (SP2 and later) looks like a total disaster to me. Non-discoverable, magic value account.
09:56:59 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Let's make something that actually made sense, was reasonably flexible and worked and make it more difficult to use. Yeah!
09:59:37 RickStrahl
The mindless shit that gets done in the name of security never stops to amaze me. Memo: The more complex the more likely it won't get used!
10:06:42 RickStrahl
Looks like my IIS 7 slow startup with NETWORK SERVICE issue is related to network issues. Turning off Wireless makes everything fast again.
10:07:39 RickStrahl
What could IIS be doing that causes NETWORK SERVICE to be slow at accessing some resource when it works with other accts? Used to be no prob
21
7
2009
Tuesday
00:15:36 RickStrahl
Added a few improvements to http://codepaste.net: Easier copying of code, line number toggles and feeds.
00:35:35 RickStrahl
Number of people asked about code for CodePaste.net: It's online in Subversion: http://tinyurl.com/kwbrvw. Be gentle it's my 1st MVC app ;-}
01:57:19 RickStrahl
I love my Kindle but dislike the power indicator that goes from 1/4 charge to 'Your Kindle is shutting down because of low battery'. Grumble
03:44:01 RickStrahl
@shanselman Yeah really. Those dumpster divers can be annoying, huh? :-}
10:12:02 RickStrahl
The moon walk site is pretty cool, but the 'holodeck' grid at the top of some of the pics brings back conspiracy theory memories :-}
10:12:22 RickStrahl
Oh, here's what I'm talking about: http://www.google.com/moon/
10:12:54 RickStrahl
Zoom into the lander and check the top above the pictures. 'Your program is ready for you!'
23:42:49 RickStrahl
Just got a sales call and man was it hard to shake this guy. Not one pause. Except the one when I just hung up :-}
22
7
2009
Wednesday
00:16:02 RickStrahl
Hmmm... can I fit 3 weeks worth of cloths and shit into a tiny carryon suitcase? I'm trying...
00:18:49 RickStrahl
Visual Studio back in it's deadly white screen spin cycle. Start, run for 5 minutes. Crash. Rinse and repeat.
01:03:36 RickStrahl
Damn, travel agent booked me on the wrong day for DevConnections in Vegas in November bc of Red Eye. I hate using travel agents. #worthless
07:47:58 RickStrahl
Just my luck: As I'm going over to Europe the Euro is near its highest level against the dollar in a while.
20:22:08 RickStrahl
At pdx waiting for flight to Amsterdam to board. Love pdx wireless and the little work cubbies everywhere. Wish more airports were like pdx
23
7
2009
Thursday
11:44:42 RickStrahl
Absolutely no Fahrvergnügen on my flight to Berlin: 20 year old plane, no movie, fat women, crying, kicking babies and lost luggage.
12:33:31 RickStrahl
Smooth - forgot I made some database changes and forgot to sync before updating live site. Errors galore.
12:34:33 RickStrahl
Red Gate's SQL Compare to the rescue. Phew.
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7
2009
Friday
09:12:53 RickStrahl
Looking at new PayPal PayFlow API .NET samples. Java developers shouldn't write .NET samples. Never. Ever!
09:30:20 RickStrahl
@DanWahlin Well their example looks like a straight Java port trying to do MVC with Web Forms in a rather twisted way.
09:30:51 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl For a sample, where the core features are a few lines of code this is horribly twisted. Epic fail. #PayFlowPro
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7
2009
Saturday
21:32:57 RickStrahl
Jetlag's not letting go of me this time around. The fucked up flight over really did me in this time.
21:53:53 RickStrahl
The fleecing of America by the banks through the Fed in plain language: http://tinyurl.com/lmje9g. The banks own us!
21:57:21 RickStrahl
As long as there's no transparency for the Fed we'll be fucked over by the banking system.Remember the Fed is private and run by priv Banks.
21:57:55 RickStrahl
ie. the same people who are benefitting from trillions of dollars of tax dollars to 'rescue the system'.
26
7
2009
Sunday
10:33:32 RickStrahl
@codinghorror /#1 bandwidth consumer/ Really? Even over content? Something's not right with that?
11:04:08 RickStrahl
@codinghorror Understood, but it surely can't be larger than content? How much of your traffic caches js libs?
11:16:38 RickStrahl
Any social & financial system eventually folds due to the perversion and obfuscation through amendments that deny accountability.
22:07:02 RickStrahl
@shanselman /Remoting/ The CLR needs a clean, built-in way to copy object data across object instances. This would solve a lot of problems.
22:27:17 RickStrahl
@shanselman I'd like to be able to pass in source and target instances and copy data between them reliably.
22:27:53 RickStrahl
@shanselman I have my own lib code to do this but it's Reflection (slow) and has a few holes due to complexity.
22:28:40 RickStrahl
@shanselman A few overloads or an option parameter to handle, circular refs, nesting levels etc. would be nice.
22:30:33 RickStrahl
@shanselman FWIW, I've asked a few times and got blank stares from the CLR guys. I use this a lot in distributed scenarios.
22:36:53 RickStrahl
Amazing that Expression Web 3 is still inferior to even the VS.NET Html editor. No synchronicity in behavior - feels totally foreign.
22:39:11 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Oh and types to copy could be optionally of differing types so you can copy message data to a business entity for example.
22:52:43 RickStrahl
anybody using ZeroClipBoard and getting it to work more than once in IE when not hooking mouseover behavior (as the samples do)?
23:36:26 RickStrahl
Ok, I hacked ZeroClipboard into working with IE. Turns out a hover CSS class I use breaks it for IE. No hover CSS no breaky.
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7
2009
Monday
16:14:06 RickStrahl
Immersing myself in big city life for a few days. Busy, busy, busy - everyone's running around like a busy bee all the time.
22:51:13 RickStrahl
Wish had more time to put into CodePaste.net right now. Lots of folks have sent great comments and suggestions. All logged. Slowly adding.
22:53:48 RickStrahl
Packing my stuff for flight to Salzburg tomorrow. Maybe @MarkusEgger will wake up in time to collect me :-}
23:44:10 RickStrahl
For once I would like to have a Windows machine that properly shuts down when I close the lid or press to power button!
28
7
2009
Tuesday
16:16:57 RickStrahl
Experimenting around with different ways of creating complex-ish controls in MVC.
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7
2009
Wednesday
00:25:20 RickStrahl
Drank some comped greenish fu-fu drink with @markusegger. Apparently the bar tender thinks of Markus fondly. :-}
11:31:52 RickStrahl
Calling out Goldman Sachs for what it is: gangsters! http://tinyurl.com/nch44p. Entertaing to watch moderator squirm.
13:02:45 RickStrahl
Just because something is legal doesn't make it ethical. Motto permeates all aspects of life in Western society. What can I get away with?
14:08:36 RickStrahl
There's nothing wrong with competiveness and going for the buck. But ONLY going for the buck without regard for social implications is EVIL
14:36:51 RickStrahl
Whatta deal: Yahoo shares plunge 7% in pre-market trading on Microsoft deal. Not exactly vote of confidence: http://bit.ly/44IGC
15:46:27 RickStrahl
Experimenting some more with MVC control syntax. Something like that looks useful to me: http://bit.ly/1F2ZKU
19:28:35 RickStrahl
Is there a way to load Web Resources from outside of Page.ClientScript? IOW, how do I get a resource Url without Page instance?
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7
2009
Thursday
10:07:43 RickStrahl
'Google is the last company I would trust with my data': http://tinyurl.com/nolars. Duh!
31
7
2009
Friday
02:28:57 RickStrahl
Unterwegs Sauftags with @MarkusEgger and co in Saalfelden. Almost like first Fridays in Hood River only more drunkenness going on. :-}
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8
2009
Saturday
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8
2009
Sunday
11:11:34 RickStrahl
RT @JamesNK: James is blogging: .NET 2.0 support added to Json.NET http://bit.ly/pz8kr. Very cool James!
12:23:23 RickStrahl
Arrghh... I hate C++ and trying to figure out header file problems. INSANE - how did we do this for so long and not go nuts?
3
8
2009
Monday
01:18:20 RickStrahl
Back from the castle feast with @markusegger and co. Castle got struck by lightening while we were there. Fun times...
11:31:09 RickStrahl
Blog spammers are getting better and better. They actually appear to read content of posts. Still can tell most of the time...
15:03:56 RickStrahl
Peak oil prognosis from coming into mainstream: http://tinyurl.com/nmemcg
23:07:23 RickStrahl
Updated CodePaste.net with a bunch of updated over the weekend based on requests. Not enough time tho, more stuff coming.
23:38:06 RickStrahl
So MSDN comes up in German for me because I'm in Austria completely ignoring my Language settings. FAIL! Luckily I can still read it - still
4
8
2009
Tuesday
01:48:46 RickStrahl
Helping @markusegger debug his Web site configuration. Entertaining... :-}
02:03:21 RickStrahl
So MVC (and also WebForms Routing) HAS TO route all Urls including static content through ASP.NET. Anybody done perf testing on this? Slow?
02:43:48 RickStrahl
US Manufacturing: Guns 'r us: http://bit.ly/8RQak http://tinyurl.com/mm8njf
02:47:09 RickStrahl
Our bread and circuses: Beer, booze, drugs, gluttony & addiction to entertainment electronica. Anything to avoid critical thought.
15:18:38 RickStrahl
Just dealt with a developer asking to check for a style prob with FireBug or IE 8 Web tools. Response: Oh we only have IE 7. Argh!!!
17:18:28 RickStrahl
Another rainy day in Austria at @markusegger 's place.
18:32:25 RickStrahl
Even the most trivial of applications often can consume immense amounts of time. #featurecreep
21:00:06 RickStrahl
Off to another night out to see @markusegger 's dad play crazy music in Zell am See. Sleep deprivation continues.
5
8
2009
Wednesday
19:11:10 RickStrahl
FireFox 3.5.2 update was a bear to install. Tons of download failures and the install failed twice. Not encouraging.
20:49:30 RickStrahl
Have to rebook my flight back home to Portland. Airline refuses to move airports - WTF?
22:35:09 RickStrahl
It's crazy that airlines still pull shit like one tickets being nearly twice as expensive as round trip tickets.
6
8
2009
Thursday
7
8
2009
Friday
00:05:22 RickStrahl
Back from a casual bike ride through the country side. Flat tire - this trip has 'excitement' with every activity.
12:04:23 RickStrahl
Anybody know if classic .NET Web Service proxy generated support Basic Authentication thru Credentialsl? I thought it did...
12:06:41 RickStrahl
Ah - looks like the .NET Proxy might need to auto-send authentication since there's no challenge. http://tinyurl.com/me9xkc
12:39:03 RickStrahl
Off to tourist with the Eggheads in Salzburg. Beer garden stop finally?
8
8
2009
Saturday
01:41:52 RickStrahl
Completed 'Summer Games' at the Egger estate. Unfortunately I was assigned to the losing team. Grumble. Grumble. BIG FUN!
03:49:32 RickStrahl
Trying to catch up on email and other obligations between fun and games. Literally. It's 4am better call it a night.
11:50:34 RickStrahl
Ah - the American Dream: http://tinyurl.com/ne4vyk
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8
2009
Sunday
13:14:19 RickStrahl
Had a couple of rather embarrassing bugs running on CodePaste.NET over the last couple days. Code formatting was uhm off badly. Fixed.
14:26:27 RickStrahl
@omarq /Code Embedding/ It's on my list. It's actually there already just not documented yet. Just not sure people would actually use it?
14:28:36 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl For example how would you like to display something like this: http://codepaste.net/codeonly/6oysv6
17:08:08 RickStrahl
ASMX or WCF service for CodePaste.NET (in addition to REST interface)? Honestly to this day I think I prefer ASMX services for client issues
17:18:47 RickStrahl
Looking forward to TatarenHut tonight in a small cabin restaurant with @markusegger and family. Last night in Austria.
18:04:59 RickStrahl
It really bites that WCF REST services can't work interchangeably with existing service contracts. WCF REST is not really worth the effort.
18:06:13 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl IOW you can't use a single Service Contract to handle SOAP, REST - JSON, XML.
10
8
2009
Monday
01:58:00 RickStrahl
The Fog of Numbers: http://tinyurl.com/m934my. Kunstler stating the obvious that's not so obvious and fanning the flames at the same time.
01:59:01 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Political debate is so full of black and white these days that nothing can ever change, short of drastic audience participation
22:49:30 RickStrahl
Hmmm... there's such a thing as the 'US religious left'? http://tinyurl.com/ltcmho
23:22:33 RickStrahl
Still experimenting with the best way to publish a single service base for SOAP and REST APIs. Almost there, but lots of re-re-refactoring.
23:26:21 RickStrahl
What are people liking for complex types in Rest Services? Pure simple post vars? Object Posts? Or skip and stick to simple parameters only?
23:27:16 RickStrahl
Leaning towards latter choice (simple parms only) for REST interface and both simple and complex for SOAP.
23:32:40 RickStrahl
I've been seeing more thunderstorms in two weeks than in the previous 20 years. TS's rolling in loud in Berlin now.
23:40:59 RickStrahl
Seems to me easiest way to build a flexible REST interface is w/ Handlers rather than MVC Controllers. Direct method maps vs. ActionResults?
23:57:31 RickStrahl
Microsoft often asks me direct for feedback. I provide it and then... it goes into a sinkhole. What's the point? Feedback is a conversation!
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8
2009
Tuesday
01:16:13 RickStrahl
Ah, lost internet connection in the middle of an IM conversation. Guess it's not just in HR that I have IP problems. Grrrr...
01:21:13 RickStrahl
Oh yeah! ActionInvoker.CreateActionResult opens all sorts of opportunities!
01:49:39 RickStrahl
This is what I'm using for REST results in my MVC controller(s) - http://codepaste.net/ytojpk. Lots of opportunity in ActionInvoker - like!
19:53:22 RickStrahl
Interesting statistics on bank profits from overdraft fees: http://tinyurl.com/m86mgj. Life is good in the United Corporation of America.
12
8
2009
Wednesday
00:37:10 RickStrahl
Amazon is no longer paying my referrals even after re-instating Hawaii from the recent assoc. blocking. Support is clueless.
01:18:53 RickStrahl
Enough playing for now: Posted first cut SOAP and REST apis for Codepaste.net: http://tinyurl.com/qh4gp5
13
8
2009
Thursday
11:58:31 RickStrahl
Argh - been struggling with a pulled muscle in my back for the last 3 days. #gettingold sucks :-} Especially on vacation.
13:00:03 RickStrahl
Getting ready to leave for Munich and Regensburg for a few days. Lot of flying back and forth lately...
18:22:41 RickStrahl
Arrived in Regensburg for work and apparently more social activities. I guess Team Antisocial has to wait until next week.
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8
2009
Friday
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8
2009
Saturday
09:25:47 RickStrahl
Generic Types are a pain if subclassing is involved. There's no way to retain control generic parameters in a subclass or is there?
09:26:48 RickStrahl
IOW create a subclass of a generic type, wanting the subclass to specify the generic parmeters that both the instance and base should use.
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8
2009
Sunday
10:19:33 RickStrahl
Had fun last night at a local BuergerFest near Regensburg. Euro fests seem to bring out way more people of all stripes than in the US.
12:03:09 RickStrahl
Yup, everything's rosy and recovery is just around the corner: http://tinyurl.com/rx485n. NOT!
18:34:54 RickStrahl
Last night in Germany tonight. One last bier zelt ausflug is on the menu then I'll have to settle for Double Mountain again :-}
18:39:14 RickStrahl
Spent the last few days working with LLBGen and it addresses many of my complaints with various ORMs I've had.
17
8
2009
Monday
07:32:03 RickStrahl
Argh - it's early. Heading to Munich to the airport. Flying back to Portland via Vancouver today. Grumble, Grumble, Grumble...
18
8
2009
Tuesday
02:57:13 RickStrahl
Flight to Vancouver arrived late, and would have missed my flight to PDX. For once I'm glad a flight's delayed!
02:58:33 RickStrahl
Vancouver Airport is deserted. I cruised through bag pickup, Can. and US Customs, bag check in less than 15 minutes including a pad-down.
04:57:01 RickStrahl
Back in Portland. I'm about to keel over from lack of sleep. No sleep til hmmaersmith...
07:54:38 RickStrahl
Home! Ah it feels good to be lying down after 24hrs of travel. I give it 3 minutes. Lights out.
16:31:34 RickStrahl
Ah it's good to sleep in my own bed again. Unforutnately my time zone is now complete screwed up again. Being up at 7am is ungodly.
18:16:39 RickStrahl
Just downloaded Win7 with FireFox. At the end - couldn't save file (presumably because > 2gig). Do over... lame.
18:17:24 RickStrahl
What happened to DL manager? Should MS know that this is a problem when linking these files?
19:47:35 RickStrahl
Feeling dumb: Recent question re: Generic Type Inheritance was caused by slightly wrong sytnax on my part. Duh!
19:48:38 RickStrahl
Something like this public class TimeTrakkerBusinessBase<TEntity, TContext> : BusinessObjectLinq<TEntity, TContext> actually does work.
19:49:09 RickStrahl
...as long as all the generic restrions (where) are reapplied on the subclassed typed.
20:32:39 RickStrahl
What SSD drives are people using and recommending?
20:46:17 RickStrahl
Do these SSD drives fit into a standard 2.5 drive bay in a laptop? Need converters?
20:53:50 RickStrahl
Sigh - Charter is still fucked even after 3 weeks gone. Mid-day and the connection stutters crazy just as before I left.
21:01:31 RickStrahl
FireFox is really starting to piss me off. Constant hangups across windows on every day browsing.
21:01:49 RickStrahl
Actually it looks like FaceBook in particular is giving it problems.
21:47:41 RickStrahl
Reading Free Lunch http://tinyurl.com/ojapmp for lunch. Appetite is disrupted. Corporate socialism in the name of capitalism is sickening.
22:39:28 RickStrahl
Going to attempt an update to Win 7. Will put off paving until I get a new drive. Waiting a little longer.
23:49:37 RickStrahl
Ugh - Win7 install is shlogging through my existing settings. 40 minutes and only on 40%. Same gig on the other end I suspect.
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8
2009
Wednesday
03:06:31 RickStrahl
Just finished Peter hamilton's Judas Unchained. Another awesome scifi read Took forever tho - not enuff time to read.
03:08:29 RickStrahl
I guess it's on to the next book while I wait for win7 finishes installation. It's been 4 hours now.
04:12:31 RickStrahl
Great - Windows 7 product key I got from MSDN isn't valid. WTF? I cut and pasted the thing.
04:21:47 RickStrahl
I'm an idiot! And no I'm NOT telling you why :-}.
04:45:08 RickStrahl
Ordered some stuff with my MVP bucks in late June - order still not shipped. Lame. Backordered item. Wasn't backordered when placed.
08:35:37 RickStrahl
Win 7 up and running - ended up doing another install and Transfer Settings. Reinstalling most things now...
09:03:58 RickStrahl
Grrr... Daemon Tools are not working on Win 7 for ISO mounting. Any suggestions for a replacement?
09:36:18 RickStrahl
Some spirited venting on getting reamed by our financial institutions: http://bit.ly/RcfEY.
09:40:16 RickStrahl
Still installing and installing and... installing. VS, SQL, Office and many utils. Going fast now, but still not done.
11:14:21 RickStrahl
Done it again: SQL 2008 installation fails to install the management tools, even tho I'm SURE I had it checked in install. Grr...
11:33:48 RickStrahl
Yup management tools are checked in the installed instance, but they're just *not installed*. Now what? Re-install didn't help.
11:51:47 RickStrahl
@stack72 Argh - This is insane... you can't install SQL Tools because VS is installed? How does shit like this get past QA?
12:06:54 RickStrahl
@stack72 Actually I didn't install SQL Express. Uninstalling VS now. Hopefully just VS uninstall will work.
12:08:44 RickStrahl
@stack72 Only if you select it. I think it's the IDE that's the problem. SQL MMT uses the VS shell.
12:37:24 RickStrahl
@stack72 Yeah looks like it worked, but the whole process of install for VS and SQL Server took now 3.5 hours. Ridiculous.
12:38:12 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl And then there are those creepy VS install dialog images with the weird plastic people to endure :-}
12:47:09 RickStrahl
Thanks all for the many suggestions of ISO mounting for Win7. I used Virtual Clone Drive and it works great!
19:59:27 RickStrahl
Back to installing more shit. :-} After my VS/SQL install debacle now it's tedium vs. angry frustration I hope.
21:29:21 RickStrahl
One thing I forgot to do before paving: Backing up my IIS configuration. Bummer all local sites lost. That'll take a while.
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8
2009
Thursday
02:51:07 RickStrahl
OpenId just seems annoyingly slow to use and the process is hardly easy to follow for Joe Consumer. Am I missing something?
05:59:12 RickStrahl
Hmmm... do classic XML Web Service Proxy's not support generic SOAP headers (non contract)? I'd hate to convert this code to WCF client.
06:01:01 RickStrahl
Amazon really hosed things by requiring such a funky 'signature' interface for their service interface validation esp. for read-only access.
09:03:54 RickStrahl
It's pretty amazing how Amazon's eCommerce service went from useful to completely useless because of security changes: http://bit.ly/yimJ9
09:04:59 RickStrahl
The stuff doesn't even work out of the box since the contract doesn't expose the security functionatlity. I'd call that an epic fail.
21
8
2009
Friday
08:02:40 RickStrahl
I guess it's been a looooong time since my last repave. A true clean install of VS feels (for the moment) much smoother than it has been.
08:43:15 RickStrahl
Doing some hacking of generated SOAP proxies by injecting additional code. Ugly, but hey it works :-}
11:09:36 RickStrahl
Strangely productive day today. Updated and released several product updates, fixed a big pile of bugs and added some new features. Nice.
17:39:06 RickStrahl
Wow actually got feedback from the Web Expression team after my Tweet about <title /> getting hosed. Been trying to find SOMEBODY forever.
19:36:38 RickStrahl
It's windy! Finally. Time to head out to the river and see if my aching back will cooperate - or better yet realign itself...
22
8
2009
Saturday
23
8
2009
Sunday
00:14:19 RickStrahl
No more Services accessible directly from the start menu in Win7. Have to use Computer Management - Services. Grumble.
00:25:03 RickStrahl
Windows 7 overall has been real smooth for me, small annoyances aside. Definitely one of the smoothest OS installs I've had.
00:25:43 RickStrahl
Then again, there's also nothing here to get excited about coming from Vista. Perf feels slightly better but prolly only bc of new install.
03:55:11 RickStrahl
Reading 'Verlogene Gesellschaft'. Discusses a lot of problems in the German Welfare state. Interesting perspective but same issues we face.
03:56:53 RickStrahl
Bottom line is there aren't black or white political answers anymore,no us vs. them. We're all at fault for the financial & cultural decline
03:58:06 RickStrahl
Yet political debate keeps demonizing on and on. Everyone for 'emselves.
08:49:43 RickStrahl
Just came back from District 9. Bucking my streak of bad movies finally. Pretty damn gory tho... no 'hinting' here just Martha Splatterhead!
24
8
2009
Monday
00:09:23 RickStrahl
Stuck inside while it's blowing like stink today. My back is still not better. Time to go see the doctor tomorrow. Damn!
02:25:43 RickStrahl
Climbing another Data Access learning curve. How many times have I done the same thing in my career?
02:33:47 RickStrahl
Really wish CodeRush had a better way to export all of my templates instead of one at a time. Lost a bunch in re-pave - forgot to backup.
25
8
2009
Tuesday
01:40:56 RickStrahl
Grrr... I hate static classes! If you build a config class with statics create an instance and hang the class as a single static off that.
01:48:03 RickStrahl
... and that goes especially for GENERATED static classes :-} No casting, no interface - no way to generically ref the thing.
05:49:36 RickStrahl
Hmmm... StackOverflow doesn't accept angle brackets as plain text in messages. Odd choice.
06:12:06 RickStrahl
Hmmm... to upgrade to CamTasia 6 or stick with Version 5?
07:06:26 RickStrahl
Ugh, listening to the mixes of the demo we made for C2D last spring. Awful, awful mix from engineer. Home mix we made was much better.
08:32:45 RickStrahl
How did I miss this? The Cult's playing in PDX tomorrow night. Ticketless.
08:39:15 RickStrahl
OMG there are still tickets!!! Done deal! Yay!
10:27:20 RickStrahl
@codinghorror What does not allowing tags in text buy you? Aren't you HTML encoding everything?
10:29:47 RickStrahl
Is it just me or does Obama just look like he's more and more like a marionette? I mean physically - and well politically as well.
21:49:21 RickStrahl
Making my month in advance call to Time Warner Cable on Maui to ensure somebody's available to hook up internet service when I get back.
21:49:56 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Sad part is it really required this. Couldn't get an appointment on the day I wanted!
26
8
2009
Wednesday
01:03:55 RickStrahl
Ok finally getting a few spare cyles to look at OpenId - DotnetOpenAuth
01:49:41 RickStrahl
Hmmm... looks like DotNetOpenID has changed interfaces. Most samples no longer work. How the heck do I get a ClaimsResponse?
01:51:09 RickStrahl
Hmm... look like I'm doing it right: http://bit.ly/166er2. Still getting null though and provider definitely is returning the info.
02:05:31 RickStrahl
Lots of churn in the dotnetopenauth project it seems. every sample I see has different syntax. Got it working though.
02:16:22 RickStrahl
About to head to Portland to see The Cult tonight at the Roseland. Love to see shows there - just the right venue size! Rock on!
18:58:42 RickStrahl
ugh - my hosting ISP was down most of the day yesterday afternoon and evening. All sites down, no email. Ugly - caused by telco wire cut.
19:44:35 RickStrahl
Grrr... AT&T's message forwarding is sporadic again. Just had a VM show up from *yesterday* morning.
22:22:54 RickStrahl
Basic account validation with OpenId is easy. OpenId signup and account association - a bit more work to get right.
22:23:33 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Not for the tools, but for the workflow. Multi-step request callbacks are always a pain.
22:24:28 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl First time in a long time I've needed to use a Session variable to pass base state between requests.
27
8
2009
Thursday
02:38:30 RickStrahl
Ah yes our government at work: http://bit.ly/3028Ct. Reselling seized guns . WTF? Isn't the point to get this crap off the streets?
05:20:43 RickStrahl
Getting 'Validation of viewstate MAC failed.' in an MVC page when adding a second partial view. EnableViewStateMac is false. WTF?
06:41:10 RickStrahl
Turns out the ViewStateMac error occurred due to the designer at some point inserting a <form runat='server'>.
06:41:31 RickStrahl
Looks like I accidentally dropped a control on the page and the <form> tag came along with it.
08:25:18 RickStrahl
Red Gate Sql Tools installed. I have some data updates to do on my live site.
08:26:00 RickStrahl
Now if only fucking Charter would not go down every 5 minutes. Piece of shit service. Never again!
08:37:02 RickStrahl
Hmmm... looks like IIS 7 on the live server is blocking the OpenId callback Urls. Getting 404 errors. Weird.
08:57:11 RickStrahl
Ah I love IIS 7's error reporting - detailed error msg actual tells you what's wrong (if you can get onto the actual box).
08:57:56 RickStrahl
Yup - requestfilters maxQUeryString lenght has to be bumped.
10:09:28 RickStrahl
Win 7 and nVidia drivers now fail to detech external monitor disconnects, which is annoying. Half my windows are on the non-visible screen.
18:53:04 RickStrahl
Browser Highlighter plug-in in FireFox is killing startup speed. No idea what installed that. Skype I think? Skype didn't ask just installed
19:40:03 RickStrahl
Is there an accepted way to ignore all file routes in MVC?
19:46:06 RickStrahl
Several people asking about OpenId on CodePaste.net: Yes, you associate your existing account to OpenId. Log in and THEN select your OpenId.
19:47:33 RickStrahl
@TimBarcz No I mean file urls. I'm having problems with a generic route that also catches file urls (ie. /favicon.ico). Route: {id}
19:56:12 RickStrahl
@karlseguin Routing is easy in concept but hard in the details :-}. Especially if something goes wrong.
19:56:53 RickStrahl
@karlseguin Also a little concerned about perf since EVERYTHING including static content runs through ASP.NET pipeline with MVC.
21:44:45 RickStrahl
Still completely tweaked out with my screwed up back. Not getting better. I've been immobilized for 2 1/2 weeks now - going stir crazy.
28
8
2009
Friday
19:56:16 RickStrahl
Just a more annoyance: going to the dentist. Let's see what else can go wrong w my health right now. :-)
29
8
2009
Saturday
00:43:45 RickStrahl
Dusting off some old jQuery examples and updating with lots of new stuff for presentation next week. Crazy how quickly things feel dated.
00:46:01 RickStrahl
Using Wireshark to dig for some SMTP problems. I wish there was an easier way to monitor an STMP conversation. Any ideas?
03:38:16 RickStrahl
Good read on the insanity of our current state of the economy: http://bit.ly/IsCMK. Utter denial... Ignorance is not bliss.
09:42:32 RickStrahl
Night out on the town to forget the fucking pain. It's helping.
21:19:56 RickStrahl
oh man my head hurts today but hey my back is doing much better for a change. :-}
21:39:58 RickStrahl
Having some odd issues with Chrome not refreshing a style sheet at all.
30
8
2009
Sunday
03:47:42 RickStrahl
How do I create a dynamic RegEx for: rex = /\{0\}/g; ( re= new RegEx('/{0/}','g'); doesn't work)
03:56:41 RickStrahl
Regular Expressions are a PITA when you need to inject dynamic values. Double double encoding is not intuitive in the least. :-}
10:35:47 RickStrahl
Finally there's a stack option in jQuery's draggable to automatically stack dragged windows to the top. Missed that in earlier versions.
31
8
2009
Monday
03:06:35 RickStrahl
Updating my ASP.NET wrapper around the jQuery ui date picker control. This damn thing changes more than a chameleon. Grumble...
03:30:11 RickStrahl
My neighbors are *teaching* their 2 year old kid to scream. Every day - it sounds like fun but seriously strange... #WhiteTrashParents
03:34:23 RickStrahl
Can't tell you how much I use the ViewSourceWith FireFox plug-in to view source and related resources of a request. http://bit.ly/3ZrT5
06:47:23 RickStrahl
Argh. Firebug is no longer showing JavaScript parsing errors as it used to. There an option I'm missing...
06:50:23 RickStrahl
Argh! Now it works again. These inconsistencies are killing me. Wonder if it might be when launching from inside of VS (ie. View in browser)
20:31:18 RickStrahl
Anybody else having problems with Tortoise and Resolve crashing constantly?
22:57:08 RickStrahl
Grrrr... I hate it when the .NET framework explicitly marks types as non-COM visible especially when there's no good reason for it.
22:57:37 RickStrahl
Point in case: SoapHeader class.
23:50:46 RickStrahl
Good day today fixing lots of little nagging issues through various products and tools. Progress...
1
9
2009
Tuesday
02:24:25 RickStrahl
Couple of small updates to the jQuery templating (based on John Resig's Micro Template). http://codepaste.net/2ab3x2.
02:28:02 RickStrahl
No kidding: Fast! RT @robconery: Holy Moley - Ajax Live Search using Bing. Now *this* is impressive! http://bit.ly/Yc3r1.
03:28:55 RickStrahl
@karlseguin Wish they had bigger capacities than 160gb.
03:32:03 RickStrahl
Put out a pretty big update of the West WInd Web & Ajax Toolkit just now. http://bit.ly/2YnO5P. Tons of small enhancements and bug fixes.
03:37:44 RickStrahl
@karlseguin I need this to be portable in my laptop, otherwise yeah. Really wish laptops would more often provide 2 drive bays.
06:01:18 RickStrahl
I am the procrastination king!
2
9
2009
Wednesday
00:03:38 RickStrahl
Getting ready to head to Portland for PADNUG meeting tonight. Speaking today on jQuery & ASP.NET.
00:05:24 RickStrahl
Wonder how well my back will hold up between bending over the computer and sitting down. Argh. This oughta be humorous.
00:06:34 RickStrahl
And Rich will prolly bring me a freaking wheelchair just to spite me :-}
18:08:52 RickStrahl
#scatterbrain - left my power adapter in Portland at PADNUG meeting yesterday. Guess that means I'm going to see @jasonmauer's talks today
18:28:03 RickStrahl
Thanks to everyone at @PADNUG meeting yesterday - lots of questions and interaction on the jQuery talk last night. Great fun!
18:31:00 RickStrahl
The sample download links for the talk are at: http://bit.ly/8GzGV . #yourecutoff
3
9
2009
Thursday
20:07:42 RickStrahl
No truth in advertising: The patriot act ain't patriotic.Federal Reserve isn't a federal agency. Social Secuirty is looking mighty insecure.
20:10:34 RickStrahl
Starting the day badly: Chiropractor and dentist back to back. Ugh...
20:59:30 RickStrahl
All the folks at the dentist are just entirely too happy. I think they've all been sniffing the anastesiac or somethin'! :-}
21:46:56 RickStrahl
Almost like being in Germany: Picked up a case of Spaten Octoberfest at CostCo yesterday! Score! Is it beer thirty yet?
4
9
2009
Friday
00:55:16 RickStrahl
Back in COM interop hell. Lovely.
02:37:19 RickStrahl
Alright - I'm going to attempt to ride my bike up (and down) the mountain. This may be a short trip, but I can't stand it any longer.
04:34:28 RickStrahl
Ahhh yes. I survived my bike ride with only minimal pain. Took the old man's route tho - very laid back and Zen.
05:08:15 RickStrahl
Just ordered a 256gig SSD drive. Yeah the new Intel drives look nicer but the size just ain't right for me. http://bit.ly/Q3ePx
20:22:55 RickStrahl
Wow - serious bad vibes this morning. Bunch of combative emails and support questions. Grumble.
5
9
2009
Saturday
03:14:35 RickStrahl
Yeah! Crappy tedious COM Interop work done. A bitch to get there but amazingly enough it works. Nothing some abstraction can't fix. :-}
22:13:10 RickStrahl
This is rich: http://bit.ly/oqETl. Let's have taxpayers double finance the public debt. How stupid do they think we are, really?
22:33:58 RickStrahl
Rain, rain oh blessed rain: Much needed to wet down the bike trails for a few days. As soon as it stops I'm there.
22:42:44 RickStrahl
Resolving an ASP.NET request Url to a fully qualified url. http://codepaste.net/1di1u5
22:56:17 RickStrahl
Looking at Chinese code in CodePast.net is just weird. Tendency to label it spam is great... :-}
23:01:14 RickStrahl
What do people use to clone a drive completely? Hoping once my SSD drive gets here I can just clone the existing drive w/o reinstall.
6
9
2009
Sunday
09:51:23 RickStrahl
Got totally carried away refactoring my configuration management classes. What was supposed to take an hour took all evening.
20:53:44 RickStrahl
Off to get muddy on a bike ride! It's been raining for two days - this oughta be fun.
20:57:15 RickStrahl
Really sick of all this Irish punk/polka crap Pandora keeps throwing into my mix.
7
9
2009
Monday
00:46:54 RickStrahl
Mud bath ride was fun today. Still not 100% but getting better. I only wiped out twice although once I needed help to get back up :-}
05:17:36 RickStrahl
Does DotNetOpenId retrieve claims values from non SIG sources (ie. google, yahoo etc.). They provide but in a diff format? Handled?
05:18:22 RickStrahl
DotnetOpenAuth is nice but the documentation leaves a lot to be desired. I can't find anything short of digging thru source code.
05:19:10 RickStrahl
Then again the whole OpenId morass is badly documented. This is still an immature API at best.
07:30:17 RickStrahl
Interesting: Intellisense for Math.Floor and Math.Ceiling seem to be mixed up.
23:08:33 RickStrahl
Having a CostCo size box of chocolate covered almonds sitting around is just EVIL! #noselfcontrol
23:12:47 RickStrahl
FireFox and Flash just don't mix anymore in FF 3.5 for me.Whenever Flash is going (ie. Pandora) all other tab/browser instances are dog slow
8
9
2009
Tuesday
00:55:00 RickStrahl
Argh - always forget that Request.ApplicationPath will return / on root but no trailing / for virtuals. Bit me YET again on a root app today
02:33:11 RickStrahl
Apparently just broke my OpenId implementation - every auth request is now timing. Out. Can't tell WTF changed. Grumble...
02:53:54 RickStrahl
Any idea on: 'The maximum time allowed to complete authentication has been exceeded. Please try again.' ?
03:52:24 RickStrahl
Holy crap - just found the problem: Apparently my ASP.NET application was restarting on EVERY hit. Web.config updated on each hit...
03:55:33 RickStrahl
Talk about Operator Error on that one! Config provider bug kept checking for a skipped property. I'm a moron... :-}
03:57:42 RickStrahl
Is it too late for a bike ride? Clamp on light? Summer is waning way too fast.
04:23:51 RickStrahl
Starting to read Reality Dysfunction by Peter Hamilton. http://bit.ly/HuHGc. Sounds like our current times, not like SciFI at all :-}
08:25:01 RickStrahl
Finally signed up for Pandora One. External app is nice. Oh, and this is one service worth supporting with $$$ in my book.
09:17:48 RickStrahl
Pretzels and Beer!
20:22:42 RickStrahl
Looking at Mt. Adams - completely snow covered after this weekend of rain and cold weather.
20:26:33 RickStrahl
Going to try and ride Mt. St. Helens later this week - oughta be awesome up there!
9
9
2009
Wednesday
00:22:20 RickStrahl
Just had to remind myself how ctor firing order works in inherited classes. Parameterized base ctors are NOT called - but paramless is.
04:27:46 RickStrahl
Is there a BellPepper Crisis: At the store on *special*: 2 red bell peppers for $4??? Did an ice storm kill some Canadian greenhouses? :-}
05:00:20 RickStrahl
Be nice if there was a way to declare a generic property/meth that has the current class as its generic parameter: public MyType<THISCLASS>
05:03:43 RickStrahl
where THISCLASS would pick up the current class type automatically without *explicitly* providing it. There's isn't a way to do this now?
08:11:03 RickStrahl
Our democracy has been hijacked and the hijackers are not likely to give it back without a serious fight!
10
9
2009
Thursday
00:32:46 RickStrahl
Once again Charter is completely screwing me today. Constant line drops. Can't keep VOIP or GotoMeeting sessions alive. #crapinternetservice
01:14:30 RickStrahl
Really wish that Reflection classes had a common base class for PropertyInfo and FieldInfo.
01:26:53 RickStrahl
Pissed away the entire day on support calls today. And I had such good intentions to get stuff done today, too :-}
02:15:58 RickStrahl
@oising Yeah but member info also includes methods. MemberInfo is totally generic and you almost always have to cast it.
02:16:35 RickStrahl
@oising FieldInfo and PropertyInfo have a lot of common functionality and you end up writing branching logic and casts to work with both.
07:58:46 RickStrahl
First #Win7 Blue Screen of Death tonight. In IE testing a file upload - boink!
08:04:39 RickStrahl
Can't say that's too bad after almost a month on #win7...
09:51:28 RickStrahl
Not done with my shit today. Hate that. So close but I gotta turn in - going to ride Mt. St. Helens tomorrow. Should be beautiful!
18:26:48 RickStrahl
Beautiful day! Heading to st. Helens for a long day ride.
11
9
2009
Friday
05:39:26 RickStrahl
Back from all day ride at St. Helens. Awesome! http://twitpic.com/h9w8z. Big views, marmots and other critters, and no back pain today! Yay!
05:41:01 RickStrahl
Here's another good shot from St Helens: http://twitpic.com/h9whm
18:05:25 RickStrahl
Ugh driveimage XML says it'll tak 15 more hours to clone my drive. This is after 9 hours already overnight. WTF?
18:22:17 RickStrahl
For disk copy last night I turned off power auto shut down options in win 7. this morning the machine was hibernated anyway. Not cool.
19:32:22 RickStrahl
What is it with the FireFox Download component losing the files that have been downloaded? What is deleting those automatically?
20:01:14 RickStrahl
This whole disk imaging thing is turning into a hassle. Might just be easier to do a fresh install after all (1 month old :-})
20:01:45 RickStrahl
One more try with Clonezilla from DOS - if that goes south or takes 10 hours I'm reinstalling :-}
20:11:45 RickStrahl
@karlseguin Not a big fan of jquery.ui either. except for base behaviors (draggable, droppable, sortable). Components nay!
21:40:21 RickStrahl
Aspnet connections travel agency we are supposed to use now fucked my itinerary twice. Byond lame!
21:47:31 RickStrahl
So I gave Trueimage a try. Working on image copy now - looks like about two hours instead of 24. Good if it actually works.
22:40:24 RickStrahl
Clone done - SSD drive booted right up! TrueImage worked nicely in about 2 hours.
23:08:06 RickStrahl
Sabre travel confirmation is a link to their site. Clicking email itinerary still emails a link. If I'm offline HTF am I going to read it?
12
9
2009
Saturday
03:44:18 RickStrahl
JavaScript Callback error handling is a pain even when using jQuery to get a decent msg on what happened: http://codepaste.net/akumjr
04:14:55 RickStrahl
Oh IE why do you hate me so??? IE error handling broken due to some obscure inconsistency. MF!!!
04:23:10 RickStrahl
Hmmm... didn't realize IE doesn't like res[0] on a string. Returns undefined. res.substr(0,1) is required for ie.
05:07:08 RickStrahl
jQuery's $.ajax() function is bonking for in IE on timeouts in onreadystatechange. For some reason xhr is null.
05:07:31 RickStrahl
Posted a message on the forums: http://bit.ly/RiDNI
21:08:38 RickStrahl
What are people using for FTP clients? Using Filezilla and like it but I really need file exclusion lists.
22:15:47 RickStrahl
Weird. Installed Virtual PC Extensions in Windows 7 Win2003 VM. Rebooted and came up with a DIFFERENT XP VM and installed there.
13
9
2009
Sunday
02:28:03 RickStrahl
It's been a long day fixing small cross browser bugs in my JavaScript library code. Lots of little UI issues all with IE. Bah!
02:32:50 RickStrahl
Time to hit the trail for a quick eve. bike ride. Still sore from the St. Helens ride two days ago, but can't be stuck behind desk all day!
05:49:52 RickStrahl
One thing I really dig about the new SSD drive (besides the somewhat noticable speed boost): Quiet. Machine now runs dead quiet!
10:12:40 RickStrahl
Just witnessed an awesome moon rise over the Eastern hills from my balcony: http://twitpic.com/hkfap. Bonus: A shooting star a minute!
12:46:51 RickStrahl
Ran into a Marmot on the way down from St. Helens a couple of days ago: http://twitpic.com/hkop9. Pudgy little fella ready for hibernation!
12:48:12 RickStrahl
And one more epic shot from the St Helens ride: http://twitpic.com/hkosm. Mount St. Adams from St. Helens Awesome!
20:59:54 RickStrahl
Thanks for all the tips on FTP solutions for site uploads.Filezilla w/ file exclusion lists and Beyond Compare w/ saved settings work great.
21:45:48 RickStrahl
Argh. BSOD on Win7 again. Looks like VS Attaching to IE (by accident) causing the problem. Third time in as many days.
21:46:43 RickStrahl
Wow - the crash also destroyed on of my VS projects. Half the csproj file is missing. Never seen that before.
21:53:15 RickStrahl
#Win7 startup time especially with the SSD rocks. When I get to desktop I can actually start apps immediatly. Vista took about 2 minutes.
21:55:02 RickStrahl
Slowly getting through my various apps and samples that use #Amazon services and fixing for the new 'signature rules'. It's a pain.
21:56:32 RickStrahl
BTW I've found that the easiest way to update Services is to WSE3 and the pre-configuredAmazon proxy. Way easier than custom config with WCF
23:48:51 RickStrahl
I've been running on a single laptop only for about 2 years. No desktops and the hassles of constant synching for me. :-} #minimalist
14
9
2009
Monday
05:24:10 RickStrahl
Oh man C++ is like a watching an old movie you remembered fondly and then finding out that it really sucked. #LifesTooShort
12:44:52 RickStrahl
Ok , I got about 200 retweets of the C++ comment. WTF? I guess everybody hates C++ now. :-}
13:04:02 RickStrahl
Alright it's 4am and I've packaged up my project and pushed it out. Ready to pass out now! zzzz
13:04:32 RickStrahl
Somehow these marathon sessions are very satisfying. Been a while.
13:07:23 RickStrahl
In Win 7 Microsoft has once again shuffled the default printers around. Anybody know if a PostScript printer is avail in XP,Vista & 7?
15
9
2009
Tuesday
16
9
2009
Wednesday
09:46:37 RickStrahl
It always takes me a long while to get a Sql Server Restore to work. The UI is obtuse at best. Usually end up usingscript code.
09:47:22 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl UI always fails with database is in use or backup sets don't match, blah, blah. Never an exact message tho alwayys guessin'.
10:25:09 RickStrahl
1 am - it's an early night to turn in :-]
10:31:08 RickStrahl
Laughing out loud with this German book: http://bit.ly/10vmBf. German is just so much more expressive than English for humor.
23:04:16 RickStrahl
Another blog post in the can. Finally got around to writing up OpenId implementation on CodePaste.net. Post in a couple of days.
17
9
2009
Thursday
20:36:39 RickStrahl
@karlseguin /null dispose/ wouldn't that depend on the class you're calling?
20:39:54 RickStrahl
RT @a7an: Blend is an amazing tool in the right hands. And a terrible one in the wrong one. Mine for example :-]
20:41:13 RickStrahl
Don't know where to start today. So much stuff to work on it's driving me koo koo.
21:44:13 RickStrahl
Great quote from @Encosia: 'These monolithic rectangles rot at a frightening rate' talking about plug-in uis SL/Flash: http://bit.ly/199P8S
22:07:42 RickStrahl
How the heck to I start Virtual PC on Win 7 to create a new VM?
22:10:27 RickStrahl
How intuitive: vpcwizard.exe - no shortcut or link anywhere on installation.
22:53:08 RickStrahl
Is there anyway to install VPC Integration components before installing an OS? Install is maddeningly slow now
23:41:56 RickStrahl
Live Writer makes it so nice to update old posts easily. Gotten to the point that it's easier to publish articles LW than any other way.
18
9
2009
Friday
07:45:56 RickStrahl
I was just at the lamest windsurf/kite party ever. DJ f-f-f-uckhead. Oh yaeh.
07:47:30 RickStrahl
Woulda sent a photo from the lameness but Twitter wasn't working.
07:56:27 RickStrahl
Another way CC companies screw merchants: Cash back cards are promoting CC companies, but merchants pay the higher percentage. #ripoff
07:57:32 RickStrahl
Looking at my CC statement my '2.1%' Visa charges average 3.5%. Almost ever transaction is a 'special' card w/ higher rates.
08:08:27 RickStrahl
Great my Win7 install on VPC has locked up at the entry point for the activation key. Frozen.
08:16:59 RickStrahl
Why does VPC need VPC Integration components? Shouldn't this just be part of the VPC shell? What exact ly is this doing?
23:02:57 RickStrahl
Cakewalk was bought by Roland? When did this happen?
23:46:59 RickStrahl
Playing around with PLINQO today. Pretty nice, but the CodeSmith nag screen is a bit too intrusive. :-}
19
9
2009
Saturday
00:18:58 RickStrahl
New Session Drummer in Sonar 8.5 looks nice. I think this might finally give me the integration a drum handicapped person like me needs
00:59:01 RickStrahl
Nothing like a blog post to bring out small inconsistencies in Web functionality when people pound on it. Several small OpenId id bugs fixed
01:05:55 RickStrahl
Me loves me Red Gates' Sql Compare. So easy a marmut can do it!
01:21:43 RickStrahl
I think my back is nearly back to normal. I'd say 90% of range of motion. I don't think I've ever appreciated mobility as much as I do now.
01:22:05 RickStrahl
Did I mention getting older sucks?
01:25:37 RickStrahl
I used to be indestructable. Now - not so much. I guess will have to pay for overindulgence in younger days: http://twitpic.com/i84ru. h ...
01:36:31 RickStrahl
Ok time to get out on the trail. Quick bike ride after a quick stop to the bike shop for new tires.
05:13:55 RickStrahl
Wow, there might a Second Volume for the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. http://bit.ly/2EhwxQ. Can't find more info tho.
05:14:04 RickStrahl
Don Rosa rocks ducks!
21:19:23 RickStrahl
Contemplating whether I'm ready to go Windsurfing or take it easy and lay off. I think I know the answer given the wind prediction for today
21:38:39 RickStrahl
Really wish the Resx strongly typed resource generators in VS would allow some override method to hook in a custom ResourceManager.
23:21:45 RickStrahl
Looking into getting My Localization Administration tool to work in MVC projects. Minor changes required for resource import/export.
20
9
2009
Sunday
00:05:46 RickStrahl
Grrr... Red Gate Sql Prompt installed unwanted and added functionality into VS. Uninstalling Sql Prompt leaves VS menu option behind. #fail.
00:53:01 RickStrahl
Great - have a WebForm DropDownList that DOES NOT want to clear a selection. ClearSelection, SelectedValue=null,index-1. Nothing works. WTF?
04:19:31 RickStrahl
Sweet - LocalizationAdmin stuff works in MVC apps (and with any ResX resources for any project now) via imports/exports. This will be useful
04:34:47 RickStrahl
I'm having serious issues with FireFox caching and not releasing script references. Have to unload constantly.
20:17:27 RickStrahl
Off for another day ride in Washington today.
21
9
2009
Monday
21:26:36 RickStrahl
Ugh - I slept 12 hours last night and I feel like I need more. Still not awake yet.
22:28:36 RickStrahl
Is the NETWORK SERVICE account in non-English versions of Windows named differently? How would one find a 'generic' version of this account?
22:28:51 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl ...specifically related to SQL Server logins.
22:34:27 RickStrahl
Wonder if you can use SIDs for account assignments in SQL Server?
22
9
2009
Tuesday
01:26:12 RickStrahl
OMG I'm looking at some of my first written C# code. It's quite embarrassing to look at. FoxPro conventions everywhere :-}
01:29:37 RickStrahl
Come to think of it - code is quite complex for being a 'first shot' of doing .NET usage - Help Builder .NET type Imports using Reflection.
01:35:11 RickStrahl
Some Reflection inconsistencies are a pain: Internal - class: IsVisible. Members: IsFamily or IsFamilyOrAssembly
03:59:57 RickStrahl
What's the trick to get FaceBook to work again after TweetDeck update? I can't seem to add the account - click on add button does nothin
10:37:19 RickStrahl
Ah yes, the joys of debugging a Visual Studio Add-in. Gotta love it!
10:40:27 RickStrahl
Watching a VS 2010 Beta install fail twice in VPC with a bad file signature. Third re-try and now it's working. All warm and fuzzy. NOT!
19:56:24 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Translated - I have no freajung excuse! :-}
21:19:08 RickStrahl
I was just going to write a nasty email in response to a nasty email I got. THought better of it. Let it go...
21:19:35 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Sometimes writing it down makes you realize how pointless a nasty response really is. :-}
22:00:00 RickStrahl
I never was able to figure out the problem with the ListBox rebinding and Selected value after clearing it out i had a couple of days ago.
22:24:21 RickStrahl
So the listbox code binding code fails but wrapping an empty exception handler around list.DataBind() works. http://codepaste.net/95othj.
23:18:28 RickStrahl
Anybody else seeing this with FireBug: ReferenceError: Components is not defined pointing at xhr.send() in jquery.js?
23:20:21 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Shows up for a while, shutting down and restart fixes it. #FireBugUpdateSuckage
23:47:37 RickStrahl
t@InfinitiesLoop Don't agree... IE 8 debugger is pretty weak in a lot of places. Plus you have to develop in IE to begin with. Not an option
23
9
2009
Wednesday
00:09:03 RickStrahl
Checked in latest updates to Localization Provider. Many updates around importing & exporting ResX resources. #WestwindWebToolkit
00:12:25 RickStrahl
Where oh where did this day go? Bug squashing the last 3 days. Lots of stuff done well worth it but exhausting having to read my own code:-\
10:20:57 RickStrahl
Great - Windows 7 in VPC is not bringing up Explorer. Apps run fine but Explorer doesn't come up. Nice! OS w/o a file browser.
10:22:01 RickStrahl
Rebooted the VPC - now it works. Odd.
12:40:15 RickStrahl
Ugh... late night. Fought some installer problems tonight that turned a 10 minute build into a 3 hour nightmare.
12:41:30 RickStrahl
All done though. Html Help Builder update posted with lots of small .NET import updates.
21:00:17 RickStrahl
It would be nice if the Visual Studio Class Diagram designer allowed for some sort of annotation support.
23:01:57 RickStrahl
Whenever I use StackOverflow I can't help but think: These guys really got a A LOT of things right all in one app! :-}
24
9
2009
Thursday
02:07:05 RickStrahl
Hmmm... all firefox links into MSDN are failing. Anybody else seeing this? Looks like some redirect/Live Login issue.
02:20:40 RickStrahl
Hmmm... is there no API in .NET to do LogonUser natively without using PInvoke?
20:46:37 RickStrahl
First day back on the water in two months! Lovin it even tho it ain't the greatest day. #addict
20:48:00 RickStrahl
Ok round two. It's blowing 40.
22:51:04 RickStrahl
RT No kidding: @peterbromberg: Can't believe the amount of GUI and BS to install SQLEXPRESS.
25
9
2009
Friday
00:32:26 RickStrahl
Gotta love how easy Func<T> makes it to create async delegates: http://codepaste.net/gfpewp
00:53:17 RickStrahl
Aha! 3 months later Microsoft company store ships order. Cool but still kinda sad it took so long.
00:56:17 RickStrahl
Major humm in my internal Audio system. Have to install Line 6 Toneport I have sitting around. Wonder if it's the SSD drive?
09:18:34 RickStrahl
Why do password validation forms always have a checkbox but make you re-enter the email address/username again. Needless repetition. #badUI
09:40:17 RickStrahl
Anybody have a suggestion for a generic Silverlight Wmv viewer that's embeddable?
11:09:49 RickStrahl
Man this video encoding business is SLOOOW. Half an hour of screen capture and it's taking CamTasia an hour to encode.
21:55:57 RickStrahl
So i don't quite get oAuth. Who issues the oAuth tokens and manages the actual login credentials exactly?
26
9
2009
Saturday
01:43:08 RickStrahl
Expression Web bug figured out after call with Expression folks: Old FrontPage Web folders screwed with page updates after publish. Yay!
20:16:45 RickStrahl
Damn it! Should have gone to the Coast today. NOA upgraded the forecast: 7-8 foot swell at 16 seconds and 15-25 knots. 10 feet tomorrow!!!
20:39:56 RickStrahl
Last weekend in Oregon. Tuesday it's back to Maui. Yay! Looks like a couple of more days of sailing here though today and tomorrow!
21:12:18 RickStrahl
Detaching LINQ to SQL Entities: http://tinyurl.com/y9eym6b. Nice.
27
9
2009
Sunday
03:32:29 RickStrahl
Busy day: Daily double completed. Couple hour bike ride. Couple hours of sailing in 35mph. Now off to Portland to see Alice in Chains.
03:36:18 RickStrahl
RT @codinghorror: still waiting for Microsoft to pull head out of its collective ass w/r/t OpenID.
03:39:22 RickStrahl
Slow day in email today. So do Spammers take weekends off too? :-}
04:00:11 RickStrahl
Tomorrow's Oregon Coast forecast has been upgraded. More wind bigger waves. 10 feet west swell at 13 seconds. Going to be BIG.
05:17:50 RickStrahl
Beautiful ride into Portland at sunset.
07:17:34 RickStrahl
This is retarded. Alice in chains show is over by 10. WTF? Babies need to go sleep?
07:37:22 RickStrahl
Ok take two Living colors playing down the street. They don't have early bedtimes.
07:39:20 RickStrahl
The Accused playing across the corner too. If this woks right I get to see 3 shows tonite.
08:41:15 RickStrahl
I don't care how amazing a drummer is - drum solos are boring as shit.
09:26:00 RickStrahl
Living color was pretty dmn good. Off to show #3 to get splattered at The Accused.
22:10:14 RickStrahl
@damienguard Looks like the Events are what L2S uses to detect attached *status* tho?
22:10:42 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl So - what would it take to complete detach a L2S entity from the DataContext?
28
9
2009
Monday
00:06:23 RickStrahl
Feeling dumb: Never noticed that inside of a class you can do: this.SomeEvent=null. But externally, someInstance.SomeEvent=null fails. Why?
00:19:24 RickStrahl
In some more testing the PLINQO Detach works to keeps SubmitChanges() from saving but doesn't keep entity from being seen in other contexts
00:19:59 RickStrahl
A subsequent load still loads the detached entity and re-attaches it. IOW, it isn't a full Detach() at all.
00:48:39 RickStrahl
@oising Understood but in this case the intent is to clear all delegates. Just not sure why in the class = works, and externally it doesn't.
01:59:40 RickStrahl
@oising I agree - in this case though the component is generated code with no hook.
02:00:48 RickStrahl
@oising How does that work tho? Events are public yet the behavior varies depending on class internal and external code? #DotNet101
02:15:54 RickStrahl
@oising Thanks. I think I must have skipped over Event Implementation when I learned .NET :-} Time to get out Duffy's book and re-read.
03:16:23 RickStrahl
Customer asks for project blessing. Uh, no! I ain't no saint. Give me something real I can help you. Vagueness doesn't help either of us :-}
03:26:36 RickStrahl
Either people overestimate my capabilities or I'm undestimating mine seriously. I suspect the happy medium is somewhere in the middle.
04:11:58 RickStrahl
So many things wrong with the MSDN Magazine subscription site. Pathetic. No FF. Non-standard fieldnames (can't fill). JS that navigates off
04:18:53 RickStrahl
Awesome: MSDN Mag site asks for 10 digit subscription key but allows only 9 characters. Oh wait, they ask only for 9. Pure GENIUS.
04:56:15 RickStrahl
So I'm reading FlashForward (Robert Sawyer's novel) and just found out about the TV series. Let's say - very looooooosely based on the book.
05:17:04 RickStrahl
AZSC@ShawnWildermuth Yeah but they threw out the whole scientific background for it and just left the premise. Disappointing.
08:41:04 RickStrahl
Packing - gathering books, cds, packages etc. for the migration. Mostly compu reference books...
19:49:58 RickStrahl
Charter shows map to local office in a menuless window - no way to print the thing. #Fail
22:10:59 RickStrahl
Does a secuity exception in ASP.NET override a try/catch handler? Getting yellow screen of death on full trust code wrapped in T/C block.
29
9
2009
Tuesday
02:36:45 RickStrahl
Aargh. United rebooked my flight tomorrow to an earlier flight. Grumble, grumble - one less hour of sleep.
07:32:28 RickStrahl
Do I have everything? do I? Packing and checking and hoping I'm not leaving anything critical behind for migration back to Maui tomorrow.
08:34:20 RickStrahl
Early night for me tonight. I'm beat. Up at the ungodly hour of 6 (66?) tomorrow morning. ARgh...
17:34:37 RickStrahl
Wow this airport is deserted even for this 10:30am flight. 5 minutes from curb to gate...
17:57:15 RickStrahl
I guess I'll find out if the SSD drive will improve battery life. 5 hours to Maui - maybe I can make it on a single battery? Be nice.
20:16:40 RickStrahl
Three hours to kill at sfo.
30
9
2009
Wednesday
12:21:19 RickStrahl
Ah back on Maui! It's nice to be home!
12:23:00 RickStrahl
...and I'm still poaching neighbor wireless. #thievery
23:37:58 RickStrahl
Acclimatizing to being back on Maui - it always takes a couple of days to get used to the humidity again. And that lovely red dirt smell.
23:40:20 RickStrahl
Cable guy had a weird redirect on his hookup to my homepage. FireFox cached the url and redirect even after restart. Clear cache only fix.
23:40:40 RickStrahl
FireFox's agresssive caching has really screwed me over a lot in recent months.
1
10
2009
Thursday
09:49:59 RickStrahl
Haeh? the Windows 7 version number reported by the OS is 6.01. Yeah - perfectly logical that.
09:53:50 RickStrahl
@FransBouma Yeah I know - still doesn't make a lot of sense if you name the OS V7. I suppose Windows 6.01 just doesn't roll off the tounge?
09:54:10 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl And it isn't even 6.10 - no it's 6.01 :-}
12:40:52 RickStrahl
Man, another long evening doing deployment testing and finding lots of little bugs in different OS versions. PITA!
14:20:38 RickStrahl
Ah, cozy Maui trade shower. Wait, cozy? It sounds like somebody is dumping a continuous bucket of water onto the house...
22:08:41 RickStrahl
Anybody know of a way to capture audio from a Web page to send to the server?
23:01:56 RickStrahl
So I take it from the Flash responses here - no Mic/WebCam support in Silverlight?
2
10
2009
Friday
00:54:11 RickStrahl
Fighting Visual Studio crashing when loading *any* solution.
01:01:01 RickStrahl
Man, I'm so lucky to have so many loyal customers! Avalanche of orders today after an update.
02:01:31 RickStrahl
Blog Comment today: 'I always get excited when I'm searching for something and end up on your site because I know my search has ended!'
07:47:55 RickStrahl
Geeking out with a Harmony Remote. Software is pretty impressive in it's recognition of options. Unfortunately most setups still don't work
10:46:40 RickStrahl
This is how fucked up our financial system is: Amid all the talk of recovery markets tank big time. Saying so apparently doesn't make it so!
11:18:10 RickStrahl
Love this line: 'It is a short way down the road of depletion-and-scarcity before the major complex systems we depend on...'
11:18:17 RickStrahl
'...for daily life become so unstable that general socio-economic collapse ensues'
11:25:55 RickStrahl
Just fixed up a few of my ASP.NET components/controls so they work better under MVC - removing references to Page.
11:39:16 RickStrahl
It's amazing to me how many people are afraid of more than a few lines of code. 'So much code to do something so simple?' Usually it's not!
21:11:01 RickStrahl
Picked up a new 24 inch monitor at CostCo yesterday for $189. Who sez there's no deflation? My laptop screen now looks so... quaint.
21:49:09 RickStrahl
My office mate seems to like the monitor too: http://twitpic.com/jzm5z. That's a problem - hey, give me back my monitor!
22:33:56 RickStrahl
Hate it when SlickRun freaks out and flashes spastically. Still use it for a number of things that the taskbar doesn't handle so well.
22:37:28 RickStrahl
@karlseguin Depends how you set it up. If operations can be isolated it's not difficult. Shared state - complexity rises rapidly.
3
10
2009
Saturday
01:47:02 RickStrahl
@oising 2ms response time on 24'. ViewSonic #costco.
05:30:53 RickStrahl
Ah nice day on the water. Wind, overhead high waves, flying fish, turtles and a good time had by all...
05:36:10 RickStrahl
How do I match a RegEx that looks for a quote NOT preceeded by an escape slash (ie. not valid: 'txt'. Valid: \'txt\'.)
05:45:59 RickStrahl
For clarfication this is a test string: Text 'invalid quoted' text. \'this is valid\'. and it should match the first two quotes.
06:09:01 RickStrahl
Yay! The RegEx fix was the last of the failing tests. Time for something to eat starving. Thanks all for your help on the RegEx code.
09:11:29 RickStrahl
Windows 7 Media Player is a big step backwards. UI got a lot less intuitive especially for playlist mgmt. Lame.
09:46:41 RickStrahl
@robconery Please don't tell me you use iTunes. I'll come over tonight and kick your ass!
10:03:54 RickStrahl
@robconery Phhht. I own all the music I listen to... you never know when ms shuts this shit down or decides on something new. :-}
10:50:31 RickStrahl
Oh WPF how I hate you. Keyboard input in WPF applications just died on me. All of 'em. Other apps work fine. Great.
10:51:16 RickStrahl
@shanselman Not bad, but 10 songs wouldn't get me far :-}. And yo uhave to have a Zune to begin with.
4
10
2009
Sunday
01:47:04 RickStrahl
Wow. Placed an ad on CraigsList for my old Monitor - gone within 10 minutes.
04:16:23 RickStrahl
Great reference for DataContractSerializer operations and settings. Lotsa to the point examples: http://tinyurl.com/ybjovtt
05:44:19 RickStrahl
SqlMetal LINQ generation misses options the DBML designer has and the designer misses features SqlMetal has. WTF?
05:44:55 RickStrahl
At least with the designer you can hack the XML file, but SQLMetal seems pretty useless without full options support.
06:03:12 RickStrahl
Is there any logic to the FireFox Downloads page and files disappearing off it? If there is I don't know what it is.
06:13:33 RickStrahl
Ok where the hell is hte Rip option in Windows 7's media player?
06:15:01 RickStrahl
Ok, now I see it. Put CD in music shows in Playlist. I have to click on the CD on the left, then see the tiny menu at the top. #Fail.
06:18:16 RickStrahl
I've been pretty happy with WM in Vista, but the Windows 7 version is just unintuitive and clunky. Way to fuck up a good thing Microsoft.
08:04:58 RickStrahl
Crap - just found out I left my USB->SATA cable in Oregon. Need to grab VMs off a backup drive and no go now. Grumble.
08:14:14 RickStrahl
Bad Religion: 30 years of writing the same song over and over again. Luckily its a decent song :-}
22:02:11 RickStrahl
@SteveBlack /wmp/ How would you know? You're still using what WMP 7 on 2000? :-}
22:37:48 RickStrahl
@SteveBlack iTunes? Great? Really? I've tried all of those and they are all mediocre and massive resource hogs.
22:39:02 RickStrahl
Why the heck is there no native T4 syntax highlighting support in Visual Studio?
23:16:00 RickStrahl
Sql Server Import Data Wizard is actually pretty decent for data mapping. A few quirky UI problems (as usual in SMS) but overall works well.
23:40:10 RickStrahl
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and Debt is Recovery - welcome to our 2009.
5
10
2009
Monday
01:58:33 RickStrahl
.Where (in L2S) has 4 overloads. Two Expression<Func<...>> and one Func<T>. Using expressions always works, but using Func<T> not so much
01:59:19 RickStrahl
When woudl the Func<T> overloads be approprirate? Anybody know?
02:03:59 RickStrahl
Here's an example of what works and doesn't with L2S expressions: http://codepaste.net/4prtcb
02:10:02 RickStrahl
@SteveBlack So yeah that matters. Say what you will about WMP (in Vista/win7) it is relatively light and requires no addition installs.
02:11:33 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl I don't particularily find it amazing, but compared to others out there it's no worse. The search and play UI is actually nice!
02:12:59 RickStrahl
Duh. Of course the .Where(Func<T>) signatures are base LINQ. The Expression<Func<t>> are the L2S specific ones. #brainfart. Time to sailing
05:40:23 RickStrahl
Can you set this via the templates? I don't see that parameter exposed. Only imported from dbml.
22:07:39 RickStrahl
How long does it take you to set up a Web project to get 'ready' to actual write code? Proj, css, libs, master pages, templates?
22:08:04 RickStrahl
For me it seems it always takes a heck of a lot longer than I expect it to even though I have templates to do a lot of this for me.
23:31:40 RickStrahl
Caneburning today looks like a nuclear bomb hit. Full on mushroom cloud. Scary. Allergies here I come!
23:37:42 RickStrahl
Nice. Big Brother is going to be watching over your Blog: http://tinyurl.com/y8cxuvu. Pretext to censorship?
6
10
2009
Tuesday
03:30:57 RickStrahl
One of the failings of HTML is that it has no clean way to fill controls consistently into a resizable area. 100% NEVER works as expected.
03:31:49 RickStrahl
Doesn't help that overflow and overflow-x/y are incredibly quirky on any given browser.
04:00:12 RickStrahl
Is it just me or is jQuery.resizable killing draggable performance drastically?
08:40:05 RickStrahl
Watching TV shows over a few seasons the make up just gets thicker and thicker. I guess for women actresses 5 years is a career cycle? :-}
08:41:58 RickStrahl
Interesting that the value of the dollar is no longer under US control (if it ever was). How does that rate for national security?
7
10
2009
Wednesday
04:07:12 RickStrahl
A few (obvious?) thoughts about food that are easy to forget: http://tinyurl.com/yedpvgc. #takingfoodforgranted
04:25:49 RickStrahl
Damn it is HOT! I can't think - my mind feels like a slug. And I just got back from a dip in the ocean.
04:39:05 RickStrahl
How the heck does on know which USB001 or USB002 you need to use for a printer other than trial and error? Is there a way?
05:38:03 RickStrahl
Great Visual Studio is crashing when trying to remove a broken reference. WTF? Closed down all plugins still crashing.
05:45:03 RickStrahl
Had to manually edit the project file to remove reference to the assembly/project. Lame.
8
10
2009
Thursday
00:08:53 RickStrahl
Looking for a varied icon collection. Anybody have a recommendation?
01:46:04 RickStrahl
So I bought #IconExperience and it's NICE! Search and find, icons in all sizes. Already useful after 10 minutes for several things!
04:46:27 RickStrahl
Just got off the water for a short surf session but it didn't help the sweatorama today. Too hot to work. Oh look it's beer thirty!
09:18:41 RickStrahl
Interesting - my machine just randomly sitched out of Aero mode all of a sudden. Not going back either. nVidia driver crash. Nice.
11:52:10 RickStrahl
So I found the problem to my 'unpinnable' application on Windows 7: http://tinyurl.com/y8p3tht. It's the EXE filename. #FAIL
21:47:35 RickStrahl
Found out a few more issues with my App not pinning to Win7 Taskbar. Updated post: http://tinyurl.com/y8p3tht.
9
10
2009
Friday
00:15:26 RickStrahl
Ah life is better after a massage today! And a slight breeze to keep the humidity at bay.
01:08:03 RickStrahl
Brilliant: Deleting two large folders (50gig) locks up Explorer while Calculating Backup Size. Uh huh.
01:10:04 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl Like: I know how big they are and I don't want them in the Recycle bin, just DO IT! Not so much.
05:49:14 RickStrahl
Kindle ought to do well in Europe. When I was over there people always wanted one right then and there. As long as they get content right.
05:59:08 RickStrahl
Nothing is ever certain until the government denies it.
09:33:34 RickStrahl
On a kick of old NWOFBH music today. Ah the memories. Ah, to be back in 1983 when music had some balls.
10:51:07 RickStrahl
Dragging with iframes is painfully slow and inefficient. My own draggable and jquery.ui both choke on iframes. Wonder why?
11:06:48 RickStrahl
Paypal: As soon as x has used PayPal to receive a total of, you'll receive a bonus of $1. 100s referred never saw a cent from PayPal.
11:07:20 RickStrahl
That means either all of these business failed miserably or PayPal is not even bothering with its 'generosity'.
11:08:10 RickStrahl
I tend to think its the letter. PayPal - necessary evil? Always amazes me why they are so successful with bad APIs and service?
11:18:11 RickStrahl
Interesting WebKit seems to do much better with Draggable iFrames than either IE or FF.
11:59:45 RickStrahl
Anybody remember how to tell CodeRush not to format the expanded templated (HTML Markup editor) from a template?
12:14:57 RickStrahl
RT @FransBouma: Obama wins nobel peace price. Erm.... this guy increases troops in afghanistan to keep fighting a war. War == peace?
13:35:06 RickStrahl
It's 1:30am and it's still in the low 80's and muggy. Another night of waking sleep tossing I suspect.
10
10
2009
Saturday
22:05:36 RickStrahl
Ah that lovely russeling of palm trees woke me up this morning. The trades are back lightly Bye bye you miserable mugginess.
23:35:19 RickStrahl
More raping from big banks: Just got notice that merchant rates will be raised by 15-20% based on new VIsa/MC rules. Banks: new feudal lords
23:37:09 RickStrahl
Banks take from all of us on all ends of transactions to the tune of at least 3% off EVERY transaction made via CC. Staggering.
23:38:49 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl And still they feel like they have to ream people with ursery interest rates and fees.
11
10
2009
Sunday
00:42:22 RickStrahl
Anybody have any old spare PC2100 1gig memory modules laying around? My spare living room laptop blew one of these modules.
12
10
2009
Monday
03:56:19 RickStrahl
Nice day on the water today with logo high waves. Light, light wind though - lotta work that.
12:01:01 RickStrahl
Is it possible in HTML to get both <pre> style white space management AND line wrapping?
21:58:55 RickStrahl
Every system has its pros and its cons, and our monetary system has a doozy of a flaw: It must continually expand, forever to function.
23:05:33 RickStrahl
Interesting jQuery.html() gotcha: <#= test #> results in < > for the angle brackets. #jquery
23:06:10 RickStrahl
Uh, Ok that should b & lt ; and & gt ; (w/o spaces) in the previous tweet
23:07:36 RickStrahl
Ah you gotta love how most software can't deal properly with HTML markup as text.
23:29:25 RickStrahl
Just got a box of CD Mailers. The glue on the envelope is so weak it won't stick closed. If you make envelopes how can you get this wrong???
13
10
2009
Tuesday
02:07:00 RickStrahl
Question: Are people having problems with CodePaste.net source pages because of Flash component in the page? I do (Flash + FireFox == Dog).
02:07:20 RickStrahl
Wondering if it's worth it to have the damn flash component in the page just for Paste support.
02:55:43 RickStrahl
Wow. Unbelievable but I just had a10 minute visit to the DMV. That never happens.
07:46:27 RickStrahl
@shanselman The video they have is pretty funny. Nobody's hair is moving so thing isn't even on :-}
11:58:23 RickStrahl
Well this is real fun. My MVC app just completely stopped responding to routes. Always displays home index page.
12:05:59 RickStrahl
Wow this is really freaking strange. Check out this RouteDebug output and compare against the address bar. http://twitpic.com/lczwb. WTF?
12:28:25 RickStrahl
Truly insane. Even adding an explicit route for this controller fails. RouteDebug reports false for the route: http://twitpic.com/ld0ws.
12:39:26 RickStrahl
So I renamed the controller and view folder and it all starts working. Rename back - all fails again. (Twilight Zone theme playing). #Fail.
23:58:01 RickStrahl
jQuery AutoComplete has an unfortunate setting that makes the lookup list overflow: 'auto' . Not cool. Hacked.
14
10
2009
Wednesday
00:00:07 RickStrahl
Really retarded since this can be set just fine in the style sheet.
00:56:02 RickStrahl
Man completely sidetracked from what I should be doing today. Why are some days like this? :-}
04:18:59 RickStrahl
Hmm... I really question my judgement in buying a number lock for my bike. What is the damn combination again? :-}
05:27:28 RickStrahl
MF snails are eating my plants. I hate be all genocidal, but I'm sorry you have to go guys!
05:52:23 RickStrahl
Ugh - 60+ megs of security patches today. I throught we were over that with newer win versions. Guess not.
06:00:54 RickStrahl
Is there a good way to automate SQL script Schema generation from a database? I constantly end up manually rebuilding scripts.
07:11:58 RickStrahl
Actually looks like Red Gate's SQL Packager will let me create remembered settings in a project to create scripts that are repeatable.
07:25:47 RickStrahl
Starving! I'm off to make a hot fish curry. If you don't hear from me a in a couple of hours my head has exploded! :-}
11:17:10 RickStrahl
'When a bank makes a loan, it simply adds to the borrower's deposit account by the amount of the loan. No money is drawn from another acct!'
11:18:11 RickStrahl
'when banks lend money they don’t necessarily take it from anyone else to lend. Thus they ‘create’ it.'
20:40:53 RickStrahl
Thought for the day: 'Every moment spent in past or future is a moment lost in the present here and now.'
20:48:48 RickStrahl
Off to the chiropractor followed by a massage. It's going to be a 'loose' day! :-}
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10
2009
Thursday
16
10
2009
Friday
17
10
2009
Saturday
00:27:19 RickStrahl
Yay! The Trades have returned unexpectedly a day early. Looks like I get out on the water today! Waves tomorrow - life is good!
00:53:33 RickStrahl
Reading C#, Java, Visual Basic, FoxPro etc. are reasonably easy to glean program logic from. Looking at PHP code today - not so much!
18
10
2009
Sunday
20:58:02 RickStrahl
Watch out - I'm armed and dangerous: http://tinyurl.com/ylppv5c
22:08:39 RickStrahl
VS.NET Web Designer Madness last night was fixed by - a reboot. I hate that fix because it tells me nothing about WTF was wrong.
19
10
2009
Monday
22:14:22 RickStrahl
'The fallacy is that we are pleading with the State to help with the implementation of limiting or removing the State!' Not gonna happen!
20
10
2009
Tuesday
01:31:02 RickStrahl
Rats - vendor shipped me wrong kind of memory for my laptop. PC2100 desktop vs. laptop memory. Even after explicitly asking (wrong sku)
01:35:22 RickStrahl
Great Visual Studio 2010 installer bombed on the last install items. Luckily it's the EF package - surely don't need that anyway :-}
01:38:41 RickStrahl
Looks like WPF text rendering finally is looking easy on the eyes with .NET 4.0. VS.NET text editor no longer looks like a fuzzbucket. Yay!
01:51:12 RickStrahl
Bummer - Intellisense on Html elements doesn't appear to be working in VS 2010.
02:04:52 RickStrahl
RT @GothicCoder: I love how I opted out of F# and the VS 2010 installer installed it anyway. Same here.
02:13:15 RickStrahl
So is there anything new in JavaScript editor in VS 2010? I can't see any of the long promised features (plus no Intellisense now)
02:20:06 RickStrahl
Man I really wish that ContentPlaceHolder controls would actually participate in page mgmt. As it is they don't work with ClientIdMode.
02:30:07 RickStrahl
Hmmm... ClientIDMode on an asp:Panel apparently doesn't pass its setting to child controls. Only Page level inherits to all children.
02:32:34 RickStrahl
What I want is: ClientIDMode='Static Inherit'
03:43:43 RickStrahl
RT @GothicCoder: Dragging one tab of code off onto a second monitor is very cool. I can view my code behind at the same time as my aspx
05:27:28 RickStrahl
Bummer that there isn't an easy way to turn an XElement into a XmlNode easily. Gotta do a full read/convert. Really?
05:56:37 RickStrahl
Holy crap the new TweetDeck notifications are annoying. They're freaking huge! And true Air style - they don't support a second monitor.
06:11:40 RickStrahl
Banks own us today. The majority of funds consumers spend are surcharged by CC Companies. Every penny you spend that way! Ponder that.
06:12:33 RickStrahl
If that doesn't bother you think how easy it was for banks to raise interest rates to 30% w/o even a fight from regulators or even consumers
06:13:39 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl They can (and are) doing the same on the merchant end. My rates just went up by 20 basis points 'because times are tough'.
13:00:11 RickStrahl
Just did some... uhm overeager Find and Replace refactorings that really screwed the pooch. Just made myself an extra couple of hrs of work
22:36:23 RickStrahl
New USB->SATA interface locked up solid trying to copy 6gig VM image. Locked up Explorer, ProcMan. All I can do is reboot. Crap.
23:35:00 RickStrahl
Brrr... bad internet connection today. RoadRunner is sucking this time around. Always had good luck in past - this year, not so much.
21
10
2009
Wednesday
08:30:53 RickStrahl
Sneaking into Aerosmith concert. This may not end well. #geriatricrock
09:29:56 RickStrahl
I say: LESS cowbell!
22
10
2009
Thursday
23
10
2009
Friday
00:45:00 RickStrahl
Interesting USB to USB file copy of a 6 gig VPC VM always fails. Copying to local drive first - works just fine.
04:16:01 RickStrahl
Great. My merchant bank failed foreign transactions again with AVS, but applies the Auth to customer acct. anyway. Nice. Cust is pissed.
04:17:45 RickStrahl
Microsoft Keyboard drivers are installing from Windows update. I need a keyboard driver like a hole in the head.
09:10:19 RickStrahl
Ironic: My rash guard is giving me a rash.
09:20:40 RickStrahl
With VS 2010 Beta 2 and CodeRush not there yet I guess I'll be using Snippet Editor a bit more: http://tinyurl.com/ylnlxh5
09:28:35 RickStrahl
Applications that use the folder browser dialog that doesn't include a way to paste/enter a path should be fined!
09:50:52 RickStrahl
Snippet Editor really rocks. I ported a good part of my CodeRush expansions to the Code Snippets. Very nice.
24
10
2009
Saturday
06:07:42 RickStrahl
PayFlow Pro SDK documentation is actually WRONG. Wrong key values. I suspect the docs are actually for their old product but wrong is wrong.
13:44:11 RickStrahl
'Profits can be privatized and the debts conveniently socialized - another convenient term for this system would be “banana republic.”
23:42:34 RickStrahl
Poking around in ASP.NET 4.0 stuff today. Loving new features, but it appears beta 2 should have incubated a little longer. Lot of bugs.
23:51:31 RickStrahl
Has anybody got VisualSVN 1.7.6 running in VS 2010 B2?
25
10
2009
Sunday
00:55:55 RickStrahl
God I love this Visual Studio Error: The operation could not be completed. Unspecified error. So helpful in narrowing it down.
00:57:18 RickStrahl
Well it seems to be a problem with Ankh. As soon as I remove source control of projects compilation works again.
00:57:53 RickStrahl
Apparently VS is not capturing plug-in errors correctly. Had same issue with VSVN until I stopped it from loading.
01:05:12 RickStrahl
Hmmm... how do I disable a plug-in that bombs on startup? /SafeMode lets me launch but plug-ins are already not loaded and I can't unset.
01:33:03 RickStrahl
This sucks: Code Snippets pull from both VS 2008/2010 folders. If you have the same snippets in both you get selectsion for both.
02:21:29 RickStrahl
L2ST4 templates are bombing in VS 2010 on DataContext generation for me. Oddly even after removing L2ST4 VS still wants to use the template?
02:32:14 RickStrahl
Installed a Reverse Osmosis Water purification rig today. Our water on Maui is terrible and basic filters still leave the water nasty.
03:54:52 RickStrahl
VS 2010 Intellisense 'in string searching' is pretty useful. Didn't think I was going to use that much, but it's proving real helpful!
10:55:07 RickStrahl
It's incredible just how BAD PayPal sample code for .NET is. Hardcoded, generated code strings, duplicated framework code, manual HTML gen.
10:58:00 RickStrahl
Even worse PayPal doesn't seem to have a do-it-yourself reference. All you can do is reverse engineer these fucked up samples.
12:06:34 RickStrahl
PayPal Express Checkout requires a POST operation to another server now which means by default it won't work in Medium trust. #fail.
12:07:15 RickStrahl
Oddly the old 'PayPal Classic' API that I'm still using works just fine and allows way more control. #ChangeForTheWorse
23:01:10 RickStrahl
iPhone sync has been screwed for me for a while. An unknown error occurred (13019). Yup Apple does so much better in usability :-}
23:02:20 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl The lamest part about this is that the sync actually DOES work for most things. Syncs some things and not others. No idea which.
23:03:41 RickStrahl
I have to wonder again: How is that the Payment Processors are so TERRIBLE at producing usable APIs? Isn't that their livelyhood?
23:25:13 RickStrahl
Been refactoring and old application's Credit Card processing interface. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. :-}
26
10
2009
Monday
02:40:13 RickStrahl
I keep getting debugger warnings that one of my DLLs is not compiled with Debug mode. Yet it is. Every project - always one assembly?
08:51:59 RickStrahl
Totally beat today. Bike ride, few hours at the beach, Yoga and a party at my house tonight. Talk about making most of a day!
27
10
2009
Tuesday
07:55:08 RickStrahl
Interesting: Localhost.com redirects to Google.com.
07:58:47 RickStrahl
Deployment time for a major update. Wish me luck. Updates can be so much more painful (especially of old apps) than new installs.
07:59:49 RickStrahl
I'm so looking forward to ASP.NET 4.0 web.config version management. Deploy failures invariably are web.config mismatches between dev/live!
08:26:23 RickStrahl
@shanselman /no blur WPF/ Yay! Seriously it's amazing it took this long and one of the main reasons I've shunned WPF.
08:27:50 RickStrahl
@codinghorror #devdays /chocolate/ Shouldn't you be going to Switzerland then? :-}
08:46:29 RickStrahl
Ha! PayPal accepts payments even when sending money to an invalid account. No error! #PayPalIsLame
12:19:27 RickStrahl
Productive day today.App updated & deployed, several successful support calls and solutions & some nice R&D time. Need more days like this.
12:20:21 RickStrahl
Unfortunately never got around to playing some music tonight. Bummer. Had a riff going thru my head all day long.
21:05:49 RickStrahl
Usury? Usury? We need no stinking usury laws. http://tinyurl.com/ykc5pre. 79.9% Credit Cards...
21:48:24 RickStrahl
'The average life span of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years' - we might be overdue...
21:55:58 RickStrahl
Doesn't WinForms have some sort of ListItem control/component built in? I can't find it if there is.
22:05:16 RickStrahl
I of course know there are List controls. It's the list ITEM control that I was thinking of. ListViewItem probably will work.
22:33:25 RickStrahl
Just heated the house with the oven burner when I turned on the wrong burner for tea. Grumble.
22:58:16 RickStrahl
Dealing withclient fixated on designer driven design - can't think outside of this mindset. One extra line of code is just too much... :-}
23:47:06 RickStrahl
Is there an easier way to add items to a databound WinForms listbox? http://codepaste.net/c7v9ot
28
10
2009
Wednesday
01:49:38 RickStrahl
Ugh. Cleaning up an old WinForms app to use separate designer files. Man this is UGLY.
22:50:32 RickStrahl
Damn - White screen of death in VS 2008 when copying CSS file text. Consistent bomb.
29
10
2009
Thursday
01:44:19 RickStrahl
Oh crap. Doing a Ctrl-C in any Themes folder CSS file crashes VS 2008 hard. Nice.
01:47:54 RickStrahl
Apparently this has something to do with the Solution. I can open the file by itself and there's no problem.
01:50:06 RickStrahl
Turns out it's CodeRush causing the crash. CodeRush/R! off and crash goes away. Weird since CR doesn't do anything in CSS files.
01:50:44 RickStrahl
When in doubt with VS crashes - turning off CodeRush (or other heavy add-ins) is the first thing to try :-}
03:02:10 RickStrahl
Just let my merchant provider have an earful on the coming merchant increases. Feeling utterly helpless tho since we depend on CC processing
03:33:05 RickStrahl
The bottom line for CC processing is: How much is the convenience of using CCs worth to us? Real cost: 4-5% of every transaction.
09:11:07 RickStrahl
God I hate ASP.NET themes and the crazy shit it does to style inheritance (page styles inserted BEFORE master css).
09:11:35 RickStrahl
Never again will use Themes in an app he vows!
10:28:36 RickStrahl
Burn my Eyes by MachineHead is easily my favorite Metal album ever made. God this mother is heavy!
10:31:33 RickStrahl
RT @jqGrid: writing help again after 2 years, feeling much better using West Wind's Help Builder (as opposed to Innovasys) #HelpBuilder
14:02:54 RickStrahl
Building 3 sets of installs is oh soooo much fun.
30
10
2009
Friday
00:31:25 RickStrahl
is there a way to turn of ASP.NET Page Trace in code?
01:25:31 RickStrahl
FileZilla rules for checking for 'newer than' updates doesn't work worth a crap most of the time.
08:42:58 RickStrahl
Damn my suggestion for Static ClientID Behavior change was shot down: http://tinyurl.com/yj7njq5.
10:25:09 RickStrahl
Lost remote connection to SQL Server & Sql Mgmt Studio completely locks up while typing in a backup path. WTF? Not even sending a cmd!
10:53:01 RickStrahl
Fighting RoadRunner again tonight. Guess my ISP luck has run out. First Charter in Hood River this summer, now RR on Maui. Always been good.
20:56:09 RickStrahl
'A constitution unamended to defend against central bank malfeasance is a toothless constitution in great matters that impact our destiny.'
20:57:04 RickStrahl
Great commentary on our financial crisis: http://tinyurl.com/yze8d95
21:00:20 RickStrahl
ClientIDMode='Static' on Data List Controls produces invalid HTML. Really lame. If you want this changed vote: http://tinyurl.com/yj7njq5
21:15:44 RickStrahl
Here's another Connect suggestion that's dear to me: ASP.NET Markup editor should support full Property Sheet: http://tinyurl.com/ykhnvy7
23:01:32 RickStrahl
Need to pick up some new Sci Fi to read for travel in the next few weeks. Any suggestions? I've run my pool of stock authors dry.
23:34:38 RickStrahl
Thanks all for the Sci Fi suggestions. Picked up a few Kindle books for the road.
23:45:42 RickStrahl
Packing for a two week trip to Houston @markusegger's pad and then DevConnection in Vegas. Argh, leaving Maui in November is... hard!
23:48:15 RickStrahl
Totally unexpected today: Wind and Waves picking up. Maybe a nice send off gift?
23:48:41 RickStrahl
Kanaha today: http://tinyurl.com/n4xaps
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10
2009
Saturday
04:02:37 RickStrahl
Nice day on the water. Now gotta hurry and get packed for the Red Eye out of here tonight. Ugh...
07:34:41 RickStrahl
At the Maui airport just got hassled for all the gadgetry in my carry on bag. Whole thing unpacked by tsa. I feel safer now. Not.
07:49:10 RickStrahl
White socks and sandal alert. Very fashionable!
07:51:27 RickStrahl
One look is all it takes to spot the German tourists. Or Babaressen as@markusegger likes to say! Hilarious.
17:21:08 RickStrahl
Just ran into @richardcampell in the Denver airport. Small world.
20:19:18 RickStrahl
Made it to Houston without any problems smooth sailing all the way. That's a new one.
1
11
2009
Sunday
20:04:10 RickStrahl
Working on some COM interop stuff today using Dynamic and ExpandoObject in .NET 4.0. Nice! So much easier!
21:06:32 RickStrahl
For a beta VS 2010 is surprisingly stable and fast. This release feels much closer to a release version than previous VS version betas.
2
11
2009
Monday
02:57:22 RickStrahl
Great idea: RT @shellyroche: my iPhone app is in the app store! Find out if fruit is conventional, organic or GMO: http://FruitDecoder.com
03:28:50 RickStrahl
@shanselman /dyslexic penmanship/ Same here. I had 'perfect handwriting' in first grade. Now: not so much. Convulsive best describes it.
3
11
2009
Tuesday
00:34:27 RickStrahl
Ugh - WSDL Template bombs because there's a naming ambiguity between System.Web.Ui.DataBinder and Westwind.Web.DataBinder. Can't isolate.
04:17:33 RickStrahl
Working on some cool Web aysnc system code tonight. Updates to some code I haven't used in ages for a customer app that's pretty slick.
05:19:20 RickStrahl
So glad for the LinqPad C# 3.0 in a Nutshell Examples to jog my memory on LINQ to XML. Replaced huge block of DOM code with few lines of L2X
05:22:16 RickStrahl
Counting on @robconnery telling me when I'm missing waves back home. I can go mud-surfing here in Houston. Grumble.
06:31:46 RickStrahl
'We've raised a couple of generations of thieves; thieves who admire more prominent thieves and who aspire to steal more.'
4
11
2009
Wednesday
5
11
2009
Thursday
23:09:33 RickStrahl
Catching up with backed up maintenance items accumulated over the last few days. Scary how fast I can fall behind!
23:13:48 RickStrahl
Still struggling w/ this weird Assembly problem where one project always pops up a 'not compiled with symbols' when debugging. Yet it is!
23:15:04 RickStrahl
Odd thing is that it actually debugs just fine as well. Wiped ASP.NET Tmp folder goes away for a while, but always returns. Weird.
23:23:50 RickStrahl
TweetDeck's notification sounds don't seem to respect the settings you configure. Unless I turn sound completely off everything still dings.
23:41:53 RickStrahl
Taxes on text messages? WTF? http://tinyurl.com/ydk595f. Pretty soon the air we breathe will be taxed. #BecauseWeCan
6
11
2009
Friday
00:56:42 RickStrahl
@mikekiddere Ah I'm doing the opposite. I only want to 'hear' mentions so I only check mentions but beeps on everything.
7
11
2009
Saturday
00:05:37 RickStrahl
Working on sessions for DevConnections next week. Reviewing some core ASP.NET creating a couple of custom auth modules (OpenId/custom Basic)
8
11
2009
Sunday
02:20:02 RickStrahl
Updating old Credit Card Processing samples for DevConnections tonight. Cringing at the old code - total loss. Do over!
02:24:13 RickStrahl
Visual Studio 2010 still occasionally fails to run the compiler which some sort of configuration fuckup on startup. Restart to fix.
02:49:33 RickStrahl
Updated ClientIDMode in ASP.NET 4.0 post on my blog with a few additional insights and clarifications: http://tinyurl.com/ykdfxhz
20:15:42 RickStrahl
Banks doing 'God's work': http://tinyurl.com/y9lrjy6. Seriously how freaking arrogant can you get?
22:44:39 RickStrahl
Just dropped off @markusegger at the airport in Houston. Back at their house thinking about what I should do their house. Muaaaahaahaa...
23:14:43 RickStrahl
Anybody from #DevExpress know how to turn off the silly tab behavior in HTML markup that navigates <td> elements on tab? Can't find option.
23:15:29 RickStrahl
@RickStrahl #DevExpress Thats for CodeRush for the HTML desginer... (guess didn't notice thus until today looking at some old HTML).
9
11
2009
Monday
00:34:31 RickStrahl
One thing I don't like about the the ASP.NET Response object is that you can't create a fully self contained response that contains headers.
00:35:44 RickStrahl
When interfacing w/ another backend technology that generates fully self-contained HTTP responses ASP.NET has to split headers from content.
02:08:45 RickStrahl
Way too much material for my Modules and Handlers session. Over the years there are so many great examples I've used and accumulated.
04:27:23 RickStrahl
The United site is pretty damn sneaky about upgrades. All default buttons want to trick you into a paid upgrade. #GangsterMarketing
06:23:50 RickStrahl
Bitten by Intellisense: Mistyped a new type name when I created it and used the wrong name for 2 months before noticing the typo. :-}
06:50:36 RickStrahl
Hmmm... looks like there's a bug somewhere with .fadeTo/.fadeOut/In in IE with jQuery. Very inconsistent failure scenarios.
06:56:51 RickStrahl
Ha this is weird: $.fadeOut also fails to fade, but when timeout is up it does hide the element... It works but IE doesn't apply the filter.
06:59:49 RickStrahl
jQuery support on Google is royally crappy. Apparently the jQuery team has figured this out too: http://tinyurl.com/ygc8kjo.
07:00:59 RickStrahl
Luckily the need for jQuery support and workarounds (for me at least) has been absolutely minimal...
07:19:43 RickStrahl
Oddly this works: $('#gdEntries>tbody>tr[pk^=25]:even').addClass('selectionhighlight').fadeTo(2000, .30);
08:53:17 RickStrahl
Ugh - it's 2am and I have to get up at 8 tomorrow to catch a flight to Vegas. I had good intentions to go to bed early. I swear :-}
15:37:44 RickStrahl
I am... so... tired... this morning. Slept like crap - I really dislike morning flights (even if it's not that early :-})
16:36:49 RickStrahl
Say what you will about @markusegger 's bubble car but it got me to the airport while sleep driving.
10
11
2009
Tuesday
05:41:49 RickStrahl
Finally madeit to the mandalay bay in vegas after a trip from hell that took all day. Woulda been here quicker had I come from Hawaii.
11
11
2009
Wednesday
04:00:47 RickStrahl
Really should be working on my sessions. Instead heading to dinner w @markusegger and @ellenwhitney for an overstuffed seafood buffet.
04:03:41 RickStrahl
Talking trash about @robconery at the trade show At devconnections. Rob youre such a technology whore :-)
09:51:27 RickStrahl
Still tweaking sessions for tomorrow. I'm so overdoing it with samples :-} Couple of really nifty ones for the handler/modules session tho.
23:23:57 RickStrahl
Done with sessions #DevConnections today. Went really good except - surprise - running out of time in the jquery session. Need 2 hours :-}
12
11
2009
Thursday
00:45:16 RickStrahl
The bed in my hotel room feel comfortable, but it's not helping my still sore back. Waking up sore every morn. 10 min stretch not optional.
00:54:43 RickStrahl
I'm completely zoned out after my talks today. I'd never admit it but I guess I stress without really knowing it.
01:11:52 RickStrahl
@shanselman /IDE/ Now if you could only get a decent editor to go with that. Editors for dev all suck (web or desktop) .
01:25:41 RickStrahl
Question from a session today I ahd no good answer for: Best way to capture and modify Http output in ASP.NET (in module)?
01:26:30 RickStrahl
Response.Filter is the only thing I can think of but tricky because data is chunked and has to be written back out.
01:27:40 RickStrahl
Outputstream is not readable or writable. Other options for reading post handler Response output?
01:57:55 RickStrahl
I got something that works using Response.Filter by capturing all output into a memory buffer, then transforming then writing otu.
01:57:59 RickStrahl
Really ugly though.
02:21:12 RickStrahl
This Response.Filter code works to capture, transform and write out with the transform even on multi-chunks. http://codepaste.net/6iejv8
05:30:11 RickStrahl
Eating way overpriced food at Mandalay bay. #whatelseisnew
07:18:46 RickStrahl
One more day of #devconnections. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to getting out of Vegas here and back home to Maui.
18:02:27 RickStrahl
Perfection is unachievable. Striving for perfection however is a worthwhile journey.
21:18:47 RickStrahl
After yesterday's Response.Filter discussion, here's a generic Transformable Response.Filter Implementation: http://codepaste.net/7hbohm
13
11
2009
Friday
02:18:37 RickStrahl
Done done done!
02:27:04 RickStrahl
At red square w a bunch ofvspeakers trying out vodka(s).
04:37:20 RickStrahl
Last night post #devconnections looking for something to do. Where is everybody now that the old folks have gone to bed? :-)
18:08:38 RickStrahl
1 good thing about bad economy: Getting thru airport security. Last yr leaving Vegas I barely made my flight. Today: Curb to gate 15 minutes
19:06:32 RickStrahl
Posted blog post to follow up the Response.Filter output capture/transform discussion over the last days: http://tinyurl.com/yhamaks
19:52:17 RickStrahl
Argh. Getting settled on plane. Inoppotune time for kindle batterry to die
21:37:44 RickStrahl
Getting reAdy to run for my gate and miss my flight at SFO. thanks united for changing the flight schedule.
22:06:01 RickStrahl
Made it as the were closing the door. Me and three of my not so close friends off to Maui;-) Plane is practically deserted.
22:07:18 RickStrahl
Find an Internet cafe usually quite cheap there.
22:15:54 RickStrahl
Ok all this rushing to make the gate and now we are still sitting at the gate waiting for take off slot. #hurryandwait
14
11
2009
Saturday
03:39:26 RickStrahl
Home on Maui and here to stay for while finally!
09:25:13 RickStrahl
Firepit under clear starry skies. Good to be back home.
12:58:06 RickStrahl
Good friends good times good night Maui style
21:28:27 RickStrahl
The picture of the woman on the PayTrust site is freaking scary: http://tinyurl.com/lwab
21:28:42 RickStrahl
it is a woman isn't it? :-}
21:31:16 RickStrahl
What are some of you using today for local Web load testing? VS tools are painful to use and setup. Heck I still use WAST most of the time.
21:37:53 RickStrahl
Nice. RT @scottw: My favorite part of bing is the flight advisory (aka, Farecast) http://tinyurl.com/nzx9py
21:51:02 RickStrahl
How intuitive: The File Type Association dialog in #Win7 is under Indexing Options | Advanced | File Types. Perfectly logical.
21:53:31 RickStrahl
Oh and it doesn't let you edit associations. Great.
22:01:50 RickStrahl
@oising #win7 Ah thanks. Yeah that's more like it. Still can't figure out how to change the folder open default app.
22:22:51 RickStrahl
@oising #win7 Yes, some of it is. I wouldn't go as far as saying that 'all' of it is laid out clearly.
22:27:38 RickStrahl
@oising unfortunately that doesn't do it. Search works correctly and is associated with Explorer. It's folder open that I can't find.
22:29:38 RickStrahl
Sailing conditions today: Cloudy with a touch of spider silk: http://tinyurl.com/y86ud8a
23:13:06 RickStrahl
Got 1 extra meg for an old XP laptop hoping it will help streaming video performance for Hulu and Netflix.
23:27:38 RickStrahl
Funny. Considering buying a waterproof camera: http://tinyurl.com/yl3h84m Note that the PINK one is way cheaper. Not sure that's enuff.
15
11
2009
Sunday
10:17:22 RickStrahl
Ping Pong Party!
23:08:58 RickStrahl
My FireFox install has turned into a nearly unusable piece of crap of late. Continually locking up. #FireFoxSuckage
23:44:45 RickStrahl
So I uninstalled FireFox, removed my profile, re-installed and installed the three plug-ins I really need, restart and all PIs are back.
23:45:16 RickStrahl
Along with the immediate lockup on load. Beautiful. I hate software trying to be too smart for its own good.
16
11
2009
Monday
00:34:13 RickStrahl
So after an hour of screwing with un-install, re-install of firefox it seems FF is back up and stable. Profile deletion alone didn't do it.
00:34:58 RickStrahl
I think the culprit was a bad bookmark possibly. What worked: Export bookmarks, import into Chrome, Export again, import to FF.
00:36:16 RickStrahl
Still even a clean install of FF is by far the most sluggish browser installed. Chrome, Opera and IE 8 all are noticably faster than FF.
00:52:22 RickStrahl
Didn't know: #Win7 Shift right-click opens a secondary Explorer context menu with additional options like Open Command Prompt Here. Nice!
04:23:09 RickStrahl
Latest Sql Compact fail: Trying to let LINQ to SQL create a database to SQL Compact. Token line number if known = 1 error. Thanks!
04:37:19 RickStrahl
The lack of decent synergy between SQL Server and SQL Compact is such an obvious omission all I can ask is: WTF?
05:08:52 RickStrahl
Shit this is just not my day. Now VS 2010 stopped compiling code again. WTF? It works one day next day it decides to take a rest?
09:54:35 RickStrahl
I call this day a complete loss on all fronts. Enuff of that - I'm outta here early and cry myself to sleep. :-{
20:02:50 RickStrahl
It's time to buy a new chair for the office. Any recommendations (outside of Aeron chairs which is too obvious :-})
20:05:53 RickStrahl
“It's probably wrong to pillage the planet in celebration of Christmas”: http://tinyurl.com/yc8v8uz
20:07:32 RickStrahl
FWIW, in these climes any office chair needs to be a mesh chair.
23:44:40 RickStrahl
VS 2010 is no longer working. Attempting to compile anything results in 'The Operation Could not be completed - unspecified error'. Ideas?
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11
2009
Tuesday
01:20:30 RickStrahl
RT @markusegger: Done putting up the #CODEMagazine booth for #pdc09. Come by and hang out in our bean bag lounge!
02:40:22 RickStrahl
Off to Yoga with me to sweat off the excesses of the last conference weeks.
10:36:59 RickStrahl
2012 was pretty good - for a comedy... I haven't laughed this hard in a looong time.
18
11
2009
Wednesday
00:13:19 RickStrahl
Looks like the VS 2010 compiler not working bug is related to VS 2008 having been started. Once 2008 is fired up the 2010 compiler is hosed.
00:14:34 RickStrahl
I was really hoping I could start a new project with VS 2010 B2, but given this compiler crapping out BS there's no way.
07:46:19 RickStrahl
Wow, now here's a nice security error message in ASP.NET 4.0 (while running in Full Trust no less): http://twitpic.com/pylla
07:47:26 RickStrahl
Level 2 transparency causes all methods in AllowPartiallyTrustedCallers assemblies to become security transparent by default. Uh huh, right.
07:49:19 RickStrahl
If that's what they call 'easier security model in .NET 4.0' - Shoot me now!
08:01:16 RickStrahl
This attr [assembly: System.Security.AllowPartiallyTrustedCallers()] caused the problem. Seems oddly counter intuitive to remove this.
08:06:16 RickStrahl
Am I missing the obvious - but edit and continue locks source files in ASP.NET. If you can't edit It doesn't matter much to continue? :-}|
08:06:43 RickStrahl
Always run with Edit and Continue off, maybe I never figured it out right? :-}
08:23:29 RickStrahl
The VS 2010 shell looks like Windows running w/o Aero - ie. crappy. I hope this'll change before RTM.
10:41:26 RickStrahl
The Connect site is an impossible UI. So bad I can't even easily find my own feedback submissions. #fail
13:57:13 RickStrahl
Posted my slides and samples from #DevConnections last week: http://tinyurl.com/ya5qztj
13:59:15 RickStrahl
Eeek - how did it get to be 3am already? Lost in code tonight, but now it's time to catch some z's.. Waves promised for tomorrow.
21:23:33 RickStrahl
SL 4 looks interesting with some needed stuff (Cam, Microphone - Clipboard would be nice!) - what's the timeline for SL4 shipping? VS 2010?
19
11
2009
Thursday
01:29:30 RickStrahl
Got rolled over the falls not once but three times today with my gear. It's a Miracle we (gear & I) are still in one piece.
06:30:32 RickStrahl
4 hours on the water today in iffy conditions. I'm tired beyond belief. Dinner and bed is about all I'm good for tonight I think.
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11
2009
Friday
21
11
2009
Saturday
23:00:42 RickStrahl
Messenger on Windows 7 bugs no longer minimizes to the tray. Two icons too (1 for desktop? WTF)
23:02:53 RickStrahl
.NET 4.0 compatibility issues are killing a new project I'm working on. Lots of small framework breaks. Rolling back to .NET 3.5 and VS 2008
22
11
2009
Sunday
00:10:43 RickStrahl
Watching Entity Framework Session from PDC: http://tinyurl.com/ycfb3ke. This addresses many of my complaints. Can we trust it though? :-}
05:58:14 RickStrahl
Curious what people do for ASP.NET Localization. Quick Survey: http://tinyurl.com/yjlyq8w
11:03:48 RickStrahl
Bonfire on the beach at Paia bay. Life is good.
21:36:45 RickStrahl
Survey says most people don't use ASP.NET native localization features: http://tinyurl.com/yjlyq8w using strong typed or custom localization
22:25:58 RickStrahl
The gift that keeps on giving: Page in Web app is complete but EF queries keep on running in the background. w/o code calling it. WTF?
22:56:10 RickStrahl
Sql generated by EF: WHERE [Extent1].[Sku] LIKE N'WCONNECT%'... No named parameter? Really?
23:12:12 RickStrahl
RT Nice. @david_hayden: Leverage custom T4 Templates in ASP.NET MVC for maximum productivity: http://bit.ly/5FEPOR.
23
11
2009
Monday
20:52:38 RickStrahl
Incredibly sore from an all day session on the water yesterday. Looks there's more wind and surf today - woo boy.
20:56:32 RickStrahl
Busted: http://tinyurl.com/ybprsjd
23:56:07 RickStrahl
Playing hooky again today. Smooth 10 foot faces and nice offshore wind. Too good to pass up. Tomorrow there are no excuses.
24
11
2009
Tuesday
09:55:15 RickStrahl
The Dollar Bubble: http://tinyurl.com/yaaejmg
10:25:03 RickStrahl
#Seesmic for Windows has a ways to go even to match the Adobe Air version. All this excitement due to WPF usage by MS folks seems premature.
11:34:14 RickStrahl
Which is worse? #1 a small efficient app that has a small memory leak. #2 Big bloated app that starts at 100 megs?
11:35:11 RickStrahl
I'm guessing most will say #2 while #1 may never reach the bloat stage #2 has on startup.
25
11
2009
Wednesday
06:04:03 RickStrahl
Holy crap: Surf along north facing shores will be 6 to 9 feet this afternoon, building to 20 to 30 feet Wednesday!
08:42:19 RickStrahl
Hmmmm... Awesome food tonight at Mama's Fish House tonight with client.
26
11
2009
Thursday
21:34:40 RickStrahl
Hmmm... Windsurfing or Turkey Basting? Windsurfing or Turkey basting? Both will be painful today - waves are still GIANT!
21:52:20 RickStrahl
RT @gblock: Really like CodePaste.net, you can search for people's snippets by name.
21:54:44 RickStrahl
So do those little cheapo netbooks handle streaming video (NetFlix and Hulu) and Audio (Pandora) smoothly? Any feedback? Need a new TV compi
21:58:20 RickStrahl
@shanselman Does it have an Intel video card or upgraded to a higher end video card? Worried about jittery video my old spare laptop has.
22:40:15 RickStrahl
@shanselman So do you have an upgraded video card? Wondering if the cheapo cards can handle jitter free video decoding OK.
23:55:28 RickStrahl
Test: ParseTemplate - Modified version of John Resig's MicroTemplating Engine: http://codepaste.net/2ab3x2
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11
2009
Friday
00:02:51 RickStrahl
Still at home. Wind doesn't want to co-operate. Heading down to the beach anyway to get out a bit today. Hoping for more wind to give thx to
10:36:08 RickStrahl
My turkey cooked today was superb - total noob cooking experience, but maybe beginner's luck?
10:37:03 RickStrahl
Great thanksgiving dinner with friends from many places. LIfe is good and I have lots to be thankful for!
10:47:53 RickStrahl
Love Hulu content and can deal with Hulu format but the Hulu Player application needs some serious help to be more user friendly.