July 2008 - Posts

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Off the grid by Bil Simser

I’m taking a bit of some downtime in the British Columbia for the next week so no blog or project updates. I’ll be on email/twitter/facebook intermittently via my CrackBerry (wherever there’s reception) otherwise I’ll be back sometime next week with new...
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Public Terrarium Server Available by Bil Simser

I’ve put my own server up and running for you to connect to with the new Terrarium Client and upload your critters to. It’s available at http://www.terrariumserver.com (and will be the default new server in the next build).   To configure your Terrarium...
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Terrarium for Vista, whoops… by Bil Simser

My bad. I don’t run Vista. Really. I don’t like it, it’s glacially slow, and doesn’t give me anything as a developer (except more flashy looking Explorer screens and maybe a Start menu I can search). So I’m an XP boy, however that was a bad mistake on...
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Reintroducing Terrarium, now with 2.0 goodness! by Bil Simser

To skip to the chase… http://www.codeplex.com/terrarium2 Origins A long time ago, on a development team far, far, away, some bright dude (or dudette) came up with the idea of Terrarium. Terrarium was a .NET 1.x game/learning tool that was aimed at getting...
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You know you've been playing too much LEGO Indiana Jones when... by Bil Simser

It's a great game, but don't let it take over your life You jump around the house hoping to trigger the door open to that last golden artifact You instinctively target anything that looks like it could produce studs while walking around campus/work You...
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Microsoft StyleCop, Totalitarian Rules by Bil Simser

I got turned onto a fairly new tool by a friend and was interested in checking it out. It's called Microsoft StyleCop and done in the style of FxCop but rather than analyzing assemblies it looks at code for formatting and style rules. The original use...
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ALT.NET Canada Open Spaces is LIVE! by Bil Simser

It’s Canada Day, and what better way to celebrate geekdom with a 100% All-Beef Canadian announcement. We’re very proud to present the first major Canadian Open Spaces ALT.NET event , hosted right here in my hometown of Calgary August 15-17, 2008. The...
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