February 2003 - Posts
First the good news, my regex article was published on
If you'd like a tool to test expressions with, you can
grab mine from here:
If you'd like the source code to the tool - just sing
Ok, now the gripe. Every day I ride my bike to work, so every day I
have to "work with" the traffic. I understand the basic rules - as every
cyclist should - I've got a lot more to lose by being hit by a car than I do by
This morning as I approached my workplace I had to cycle past some council
workers that were pruning large trees alongside a main road. They had a
semi-circle of witches hats that protruded onto the road where they were
working, which meant that I had to ride slightly onto the road as I
passed. There was no sign indicating to drivers that they should slow down
as they passed the work.
Here's my question. If you were a driver and you saw a bunch of red
hats protruding onto the road in front of you which of the following would you
propose as the most suitable reaction:
- Speed up
- Start swerving and weaving wildly
- Speed up and start swerving and weaving wildly
- Slow down and drive cautiously
Booked my trip to Redmond yesterday :-) I'd love to catch up with anyone while I'm over there... here's the details of my trip.
Feel free to add messages to this blog if you know of any sights worth visiting while in the area :-)
Silver Cloud Inn Redmond
2122 152nd Ave Ne
Redmond, WA 98052
Check in: Sat 10-May-03
Check out: Sun 18-May-03
Here's where the Silver Cloud is:
Here's an interesting little presentation that outlines a case for Yahoo using PHP as their development language.
The two slides that I found particularly interesting are titled: "Complicated Software" and "World's biggest site".
Here's some of the really cool things that I've seen this week...
An interesting little regular expression
Blog Search tool
Also, did I dream it or not, but I seem to have mis-placed a link to an interesting set of templates for UI design and layout. If anyone else has that link or remembers seeing it could you kindly forward it :-) Cheers!
We'll use a signal I have tried and found far-reaching and easy to yell. Waa-hoo! - Zane Grey
Keywords: regex, regular expression, documentation, blog search, search, books, geek
While showing-off the previous tip to a mate I was eagerly pointed in the direction of this link:
Chris Sells does it yet again!
<Tip TipAuthor="J. Ambrose Little" TipAuthorUrl="http://www.aspalliance.com/Ambrose/">
If a file is checked out in VSS, I would like to see who has the file
checked out through Visual Studio.Net. That would save a trip back to
the VSS client to try to track the person down.
There are two ways (that I know of). One is to add the source control
toolbar to your toolbars and choose the properties button, which has a
status tab, IIRC. The other is to select the file and go to
File -> Source Control -> Properties.
Overheard on MsnMessenger:
"Pure Redmond ..
szTranslated = Redmond::AddAccent("I want this control on my form");
> "yer, we'll just drag em' on over..""
Useful study resources for the 70-310/70-320 exam...
The exam definition
Online study aids
Take the exam
When it comes time to actually sit the exam, you'll need to book in advance (duh!). Best way to do that is to trundle over to 2Test.com, create an account and book it online. Prices will range anywhere from $US80 in Pakistan up to $US125 here in Australia.
Instead of this absurd division into sexes they out to class people as static and dynamic. - Evelyn Waugh
2 newsworthy items tonight:
- Completed the first draft of my .NET regex article (~2500 words)
- Can finally announce that we're expecting our 2nd baby in late August :-)
You couldn't get 2 more opposing items; one equates to a greater number of hours worth of sleep while the other equates to less ;-)
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