December 2003 - Posts
That's right this guy right here. Me. Got a 24kt flashed gold cd of the new MSN software in the mail today. Got to say this is the first time I've actually received stuff for being a beta tester. First the Office stuff and now the MSN stuff. Check out the images here
And no I didn't get a free subscription.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Windows XP Box
. via Dwayne
so i've sent out a few emails this morning and all of them have contained the word blog. outlook wants to correct to something different but recently i've been giving it good thought to adding it to the outlook dictionary. has anyone else done this? blog the word isn't gonna go away anytime soon right?
i also have to say that this is an attempt at checking out some of the features that Scott updated to .Text.
According to WinBeta
Microsoft has sent out e-mails to participents included in the upcoming Microsoft .Net Framework v1.0 SP3 beta program.
"Welcome to the beta release of the .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 and the .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3 Beta Program. Please be sure that your contact information is up to date by visiting www.beta.microsoft.com.“
I guess this good but i'm migrating all my apps to 1.1 at the moment anyhow..
*edit* I forgot to include this is also testing for 1.1 SP1 also..
p.s. BetaPlace is a great website but is seriously due for an update. Maybe a look similar to the Windows Beta site? Or MSDN Universal site! I'll help!
I just did my first update for Office 2k3 and I'm very impressed with there update system. Much better then the Windows one. Snaps for the Office team.
finally made the final decision and bought JIRA
for our bug tracking needs. Yes it's a Java app but the functionality of this app outways the technology used. The major plus to this was that we got the source code for it when we purchased our license. So maybe some time I get free time ( pssah! ) I'll try and hit one my earlier requests on getting the bug reports to display in VS.Net.
.:: currently rockin' out to: Last Train Home - Lostprophets (4:03) ::.
So I was going through my archives here and am starting to clean out some OT posts and general nothing posts in preperation for the move to my personal domain. I came across an old post about, at the time, was possibly going to be a new XML based language from MS. Could this be XAML? Maybe or maybe not. But either way I thought it was cool at the time and so I whipped up some fake code:
<form name="Demo X#"> <button name="btnOk" position="200px; 200px" size="100px; 20px" onClick="fnc_SayHello()"/> </form> <function name="fnc_SayHello()"> <msgBox value="Hello World" buttons="OkCancel" /> </function>
If this was XAML then this is what it would look like:
<DockPanel xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/xaml" xmlns:def="Definition"> <Button DockPanel.Dock="top" Height="100px" Width="20px" Id="btnOk" Click="fnc_SayHello">Click Me!</Button> <def:Code> <![CDATA[ Sub fnc_SayHello(ByVal Sender As Object, ByVal args As MSAvalon.Windows.Controls.ClickEventArgs) MessageBox.Show("Hello World!") End Sub ]]> </def:Code> </DockPanel>
I thought that was cool. I wonder why I didn't think about intermixing real code into the equation. I've been taking a keen interest in XAML these past few days and hope to dig more into over the holiday season. Who better to learn a declaritive language like XAML then a Web developer?
.:: currently rockin' out to: I Won't Be Home For Christmas - Blink 182 (3:15) ::.
Check out what I got
in the mail today! It's a carabeaner(sp?) FM radio and window sticker proclaiming that I single handedly helped make Office 2003 great. Not really all by myself but I like to dream.
Back to coding..
.:: currently rockin' out to: Storm Returns (With Tommy Guer - Prefuse 73 (5:16) ::.