Friday, March 16, 2007

Try 2

Apparently the bugs are not worked out for MS Word Blogging…

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Photography Learning – Day 2

I totally forgot to blog day 1…


In any case, I bought a Nikon D80 and have snapping, snapping, snapping. At the very least, I am impressed that the Panasonic Lumix camera with which I have been taking pictures for the last couple of years does such an amazing job.

Don't get me wrong – the D80 is amazing! I just realized how much the Lumix was assisting me. In short, the Lumix made me think I was a good photographer.

Allow me to digress to Day 1. It was awesome – I got some killer shots of the daisies on the desk, and of a pigeon in flight:

Monday, March 12, 2007

Microsoft Support

It all started Friday – I called Microsoft and opened a paid support case regarding Windows Media Streaming Services 9. It's Monday and I still haven't spoken to anyone regarding my issue. I've been juggled through five different queues, calls have been dropped. I found out that Microsoft can only attempt one phone transfer per call, and if that fails, you have to call back and explain your entire case to them again. Apparently, they can't or don't record notes while they are on the call.

Did I mention that I am seriously considering learning to speak Indian?


Sunday, December 03, 2006

ASP.NET 2.0 Password Textbox inside a wizard control

Just wanted to drop myself a note and publish this for everyone else.

If you have a text box control, set to password mode and place it within a Wizard control -- you may not end up with a value. It seems that the value will only survive one post back.

For security, I think, the folks at Microsoft decided that the password box should only live once....

Sunday, July 23, 2006


I never thought that it would happen to me. I was so vigilant. I dropped my guard for 1 minute and bam! Wallet gone. You wouldn't believe what a pain losing a wallet in a foreign country is... Anyway, for their efforts, they got about 20 bucks and a gucci gift wallet.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Im back

I’m back
So after a long break due to getting married, and business I am back on the blog.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

ASP.NET 2.0 ~ A Winner

Week 1
Well, week one developing with ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 2 is in the books. So far, I am extremely impressed. It is finally possible to separate code from content; to develop in an object oriented manner on a web application.

Let's face it, developing web applications thus far has looked as much like developing an application, as developing in Apple Basic resembles developing in C#. Up until now, despite the best efforts of ASP, ASP.NET 1.1 and PHP, it has had more to do with scripting that objects.

With the aforementioned languages, it was most definitely possible to create robust web applications and even to do it in an object oriented manner, but when you got down to the brass tax it was still a scripted language.

I have been coding for 15+ years and I can tell you it has been exciting to watch the emergence of each one of the languages I have learned. I like many developers enjoy learning new languages, especially languages that allow you write elegant code. Of course, elegance is in the eye of the beholder but the language must still allow it.

ASP.NET has all but bridged that gap between writing a Windows Forms application and a Web Application. Extensive event handling, rich UI elements, a strong security model, great database connectivity, Master Pages for consistency, and the new adaptive rendering model guarantee ASP.NET's opponents will reconsider using this formidable platform.

I should mention, that the .NET Framework 2.0 (Whidbey) in generally is as vastly improved as ASP.NET is in this release. I am impressed with the changes made to this wonderful language. I know that many developers are not happy with some of the new coding semantics introduced by generics and some of the other changes. To those persons, obviously more C# developers thought the benefits outweighed any akwardness related to familiarizing oneself with these new constructs.

To the C# team, great job!