Archives / 2004 / January
  • Xbox for less...

    Reading this CNN article it appears the Xbox may take a substantial price drop later this year. I can honestly say I have never played an Xbox, or even really seen one in person. I was one of those guys who camped out for a PS2, took the next day off work, and had a blast. But since the first few months of owning the PS2 I have used it far more for DVDs that playing games.

  • DotNetNuke security issues.

    There's a patch available for all versions of DNN 1.0.6 thru 1.0.10d. I don't know if it's a big whole, it isn't on any of my sites, but if you run an instance of DNN I'd recommend you apply the patch. I went ahead and got all my sites this morning.

  • You gotta love the snow!

    I love the snow! As a kid we lived all over, and never seemed to live anywhere where it snowed, so when it snows now I just love it. My dog runs around like mad in it, people drive like idiots in it, but I still love it! I especially love having a garage now to keep out of the weather. I am glad that I got new tires though, these Falken Ziex 512s are awesome compared to the Bridgestones I had before.

  • Orkut, did you make it?

    There were a few folks interested in my post a few days back about Orkut, I bet some of you made it in. I have yet to see it still (hint hint) but what do you think of it so far? I've never signed up with any social networking sites, or whatever people are calling them, so I really have no idea what to expect.

  • launch

    I put up a new tonight. It's been a while since I updated that site with anything other than a logo and a few links. Hopefully over the next few weeks I'll write up some project summaries of the past projects to put on the site to provide a little more meat!

  • Time for cable?

    I am no where near finished unpacking in the new place yet, but I did get the DSL up and running last night.

  • Moving.... it's not fun

    I forgot how not fun moving really is. I am a darn packrat, and I've somehow gotten into this Hot Wheels hobby that hasn't exactly made for more room around my apartment! About now is the time I wish I had gotten a different car, it doesn't exactly hold much. Luckily I've got my (business) partner's 24ft enclosed trailer. I've barely cracked the surface loading it, but he and another guy will be over around 9am (it's midnight now) to help load everything else into the trailer. I guess anything I don't get tomorrow I can get Sunday if I borrow one of Dave's trucks, at least tomorrow we can get all of the stuff that needs two people and the trailer. Night all.. 

  • Orkut, are you in?

    It's a “trusted” community.... so I guess you have to be invited to get in. I am really interested in seeing what it's all about, anyone out there in world trust me enough to invite me in :)

  • DotNetNuke PA package....

    I created a dotText module for DNN a few weeks back, and decided to try to work on it some more today, and hopefully get it together for a PA (private assembly) release for DNN. I've never worked with PA's in DNN before, so I searched around a bit and found this post on the DNN Forums. Just wanted to say thanks to Bert for compiling all that information. I ended up downloading his PA Solution from this web site and have the PA ready to go!

  • UBB Classic import into ASP.NET Forums 2.0

    After working with the beta of the UBB.Classic 6.7 and using the export feature I think I am just going to write an app to import everything based on the file structure of UBB.classic as upposed to using the Import/Export ruitines of 6.7. I think that will allow for better migration from older versions of UBB.classic as well, because of the file format not changing greatly, and the structured import I am setting up should be flexible enough for minor changes to the UBB structure.

  • Motivate me...

    So here's my deal, and I got this straight from my boss' mouth this morning, I already knew it to be true though.

  • Saddam Capture Photos

    There are photos circulating on the net of Saddam's capture, they appear to be taken by someone that was part of the capture, maybe a soldier, maybe someone else.

  • DnnCart data application blocks changes.

    I spent an hour or so today going through stored procedure calls for DnnCart today, converting them all to SQLHelper calls, and array based parameters. Still have quite a few more to do, but I am over half way through the existing calls. Once I get these done I am going to start adding some core functionality to the cart, so that there are multiple administration options for ordering, payment processing, and other features...

  • Down with the sickness

    Of the 4 real developers here at my employer (the two AS/400 developers don't count, they are old and don't do much but complain), I am the only one here. Our “leader” is out on personal issues, I think he's on his way out the door, but really have no idea if he is or not. My buddy, another .net developer and powerebuilder dev. is in Boston getting training for an accounting software package, and then there's our other guy. This other guy left yesterday to go get his Girlfriend's daughter from daycare... Then today he's out, I have no idea why, but he's available by cell. He's always gone, I swear at least once a week, there's no way he has any vacation or personal time left.

  • DnnCart Product Comments when buying.

    I worked this evening on adding a comments field for products in the DnnCart, so that when placing an order the user is able to add a comment, such as “2003 Nissan 350Z”, for a product, so that the order processing person knows what make/model of vehicle the part should be for.

  • Changes to DnnCart

    Today I am working on adding a new field to the product user control, so that a customer can enter a comment on a specific product, which will be helpful with stores like so that you can have a product that someone can order and they can tell you the make/model/year of their vehicle, without having to have the database setup with a product for each specific make/model/year which could make the database extremely large! This would only work for products that are the same price for each make/model/year, if the price were to differ it would be quite a bit more complex...

  • Cellular Service...

    Well, I switched from SprintPCS back in late October to get a Mpx200 from AT&T Wireless... I love the phone, no complaints about it whatsoever, but I have to say I am not impressed with AT&T at all.

  • New tires are on!

    The new tires are on the car. I got Falken Ziex 512s from Autotire in Ballwin Missouri this afternoon. Thanks for the quick work guys! They had to replace a stud and lug that wasn't too friendly when it came off, but they got it all done and me out the door in under two hours.

  • Time for tires....

    It appears to be time for tires for the 350.... Oops, I should know to never get them that low! It's also time for an alignment, I haven't had one done yet, and with all the races I guess I got a little extra toe out than expected.

  • UBB.Classic 6.7

    UBB.Classic 6.7 went to Beta a few days ago, and it looks like they have an import/export function on the software now. That may help me with the development of the import/export for Forums V2 that I am trying to work on. Hopefully I'll get to play with the beta, and then the public release pretty soon to see if it will help me out with what I plan to do.