Did you notice how the different media and technologies are converging?
- movies + computer graphics (almost every movie is concerned if we take special effects into account)
- internet + games (is an example really needed?)
- games + movies + animation (Machinima, Half Life 2 - chef-d'oeuvre!)
- internet + radio (SHOUTcast)
- internet + phone + TV (Free)
- computer + phone (Skype)
- computer + books (still not really catched on, we're waiting for the electronic paper...)
- internet + music (remember that Napster thing?)
- internet + pictures (c'mon, we all know pix from your last holidays are online somewhere!)
- computer + music + pictures + video (personal computer is hosting all digital media)
- phone + photos + video + music + text + internet (new phones)
- ...and a lot more combinations (which would also include news and e-mails, for example)!
Hard to think of an appliance or technology that is dedicated to one thing only nowadays.
According to you, what's coming next?
A tous les amateurs de BD, un nouveau site sur la bande dessinées est né ce week-end : Clair de Bulle.
Chaudement recommandé ;-)
Shawn A. Van Ness presents various approaches for cloning objects, problems with ICloneable, and of course solutions. The discussion mainly revolves around copy constructors vs the ICloneable interface.
An interesting read because cloning is a common task... well for software objects at least.
I updated my HTTP Module for redirections
, adding support for ignoring case. See the ignoreCase
For my own web sites, I needed to perform multiple URL rewritings, both in order to get short URLs and to charm Google and friends. You can see this at work for the SharpToolbox for example.
I improved Fritz Onion's HTTP Module, which performs redirects based on entries in your web.config file. It is regular expression-based, and is an easy way to perform automatic redirection for one set of URLs to another in your site.
I improved performance by keeping Regex instances, and added support for the ~ character.
Here is what the config file can look like:
<redirections type="Madgeek.Web.ConfigRedirections, Madgeek.RedirectModule">
I joined a small demo to the source code. Download.
Update: 2004/11/19 - added support for ignoring case. See the ignoreCase attribute.
Update: 2005/05/12 - works with .NET 2.0, you just have to replace the calls to ConfigurationSettings.GetConfig() by calls to the new ConfigurationManager.GetSection()