June 2006 - Posts

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Great little video about google checkout service. by findleyd

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4428105074432041548 I just love the little animations in this feature tour. Great marketing work.
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Rails Live CD by findleyd

Just found this on digg.com : http://www.brianketelsen.com/articles/2006/06/20/progress-isnt-just-for-breakfast-anymore It's a Live CD with all the stuff you need to try out Ruby On Rails! This looks like it could be a pretty slick way to try out Rails...
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A great article on functional programming... by findleyd

http://www.defmacro.org/ramblings/fp.html This article was a great overview of many of the aspects of functional programming. With what Micosoft is doing to the CLR and C# and VB it would seem that functional programming is making advances into the main...
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Microsoft Product Name Generator by findleyd

Lance and I were musing over some of the recent product renamings and it gave me the idea to throw together a product name generator. Here's my first stab at it: var pfx = new Array("", "Visual ", "Compact ", "Embedded ", "Expression "); var prd = new...
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Set hardware clock to UTC on Windows (or how to make the clock work on a Mac Book Pro) by findleyd

I recently bought a Mac Book Pro since I can now dual boot OS X and Windows XP. The only real issue that I've had is that OS X, like most Unices likes to set the hardware clock to UTC time. This causes the clock in Windows XP to be off by 5 hours (I'm...
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Microsoft Robotics Studio ?!? by findleyd

Just ran across this on my daily news rounds: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1978917,00.asp I think Lance and I saw some of this stuff at PDC. I dont think they had all the tooling around it but this def sounds pretty darn cool. I cant wait to start...
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Patterns in .NET by findleyd

Andrew makes some obversations about MVC in the .NET world. I too have been delving into OO principles and patterns over the last couple of years. I'm still getting my head around the ups and downs of page vs front controller. ASP.NET uses a page controller...
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Web Deployment Project frustration turning to enlightenment. by findleyd

Thanks to some great suggestions by Scott and others I have put aside any fears/laziness of delving into the msbuild script and managed to come up with an alternate way of changing web.config settings as part of the build process. While the web.config...
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Frustrations with Web Deployment Projects by findleyd

Web deployment projects are an elegant way of integrating the compilation of an asp.net web site into a build process. I was initially really impressed with the msbuild task that replaces sections of your web.config at build time. Unfortunately this feature...
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Google Spreadsheets ?!? by findleyd

http://www.google.com/googlespreadsheets/tour1.html Here's some videos: http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2006-06-06-n86.html Google is about to heat things up again it looks like. Are we ready for the web application wars?
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