Anyone in love with their web host?
My email has been down for over five hours -- and this isn't the first time. I've been having all kinds of trouble with WebHost4Life the past couple months and need to drop them pronto.
I'm looking for ASP.NET, SQL Server, FTP and Email. Any referrals are greatly appreciated!
In keeping with tradition, I've sacraficed my personal productivity and am running a beta operating system that's giving me (thankfully few) headaches.
A couple weekends ago I put together an x64 computer so I could give the XP Pro x64 Edition a spin. There have been surprisingly few bumps in the road, but some are worth noting:
- My awesome printer isn't supported and probably never will be. (x64 happily runs x86 apps, but needs x64 drivers.)
- VS.NET 2003 compiles things, but won't run them. Something about the debugger not being installed correctly.
- VS 2005 won't install.
- VPC doesn't work on x64 yet (or so I've heard), so I can't easily get around any of the above problems.
I can work around #2 for 1.1-related stuff (ie. running w/o symbols), but not being able to play with .NET 2.0 is a bummer. Tonight I added a little doodad to the unfinished Snippet Compiler 2 so it will work on 32 and 64 bit machines running 1.x and 2.0 frameworks. If you're in the same boat as me, the x64 .NET 2.0 beta 1 SDK does
install correctly, so SC can do generics, anonymous methods and all of that other fun stuff.
The SnippetCompiler 2.0 December Technology Preview should
run on every computer that has the .NET Framework installed, and you can download it here
 It works on my machines.
The first person to correctly name the artist whose album has that title wins a digitally signed copy of this post. (No cheating.)
Mr. Hanselman posts the latest in a long line of links to a free app that makes Adobe Reader far less annoying. If you view PDFs (and who doesn't?), you need this. I think it even eleminates what is possibly the least useful dialog ever:
(Reader takes so long to load that I've usually gone on to other things before this beauty pops up and completely baffles me.)
Update: Derek Noonan's alerted me that this doesn't work with the full product, but he points to another that does. Thanks!