November 2004 - Posts
I've been recently interested in tracking other people's blog posts where I may have left comments, or posts I simply wanted to track. After sitting on it a bit it seems obvious that a web monitoring application would fit the bill quite nicely. After some investigation into both web- and client-based options, I went with WebMon (a freeware application) and it seems to work great in receiving notification of new blog post comments. More info and screenshot pics on a personal blog post here.
Good article at SD Times titled “Out of Site, Out of a Job“ by Larry O'Brien.
While it’s hard to lament the loss of the incompetent, the other type of programmer that is doomed is the developer with poor social skills...
P.S. Thanks Julie Lerman for the link to Larry's blog. Subscribed.
I had a piece of code in a usercontrol today which could have been the child of either a web page or another usercontrol. If I've referred to a usercontrol type with reflection before I've forgotten it, so today's reflection tidbit seemed like the first time, and first time events get a blog plug.
The code excerpt is on a personal blog post here.
I discovered a quick tip on fixing the wraparound in the checkboxlist control short of overriding the ListControl object and altering the rendering of the base control: I wrapped the text of each checkbox item inside a TableCell TD. Produces the bottom checkboxlist display and works in both IE and Firefox. Details in a personal blog post here.
My home office Exchange server crashed in September and while the server has been replaced, I really don't want to re-install Exchange on it unless I absolutely have to. So I implemented a real simple approach to test HTML-based email components without requiring Exchange or any type of email server. The result is that HTML emails are sent to web folder for viewing in IE rather than sent to Exchange for viewing in Outlook. I cover the details with the source code on a personal blog post here
if you're interested.