Archives / 2005 / February
  • FogBugz 4.0 Released

    In a surprising upturn of events, FogBugz 4.0 was released a week earlier than project by Joel, though it does line up with his first statement saying today. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can finally talk about it, phew!

  • MySQL 5.0 Getting Triggers and Stored Procs

    I have just a single phrase for this, it’s about time. While I’ve only used MySQL in limited fashion several years back, but one of the limiting factors that I wish it had were triggers and stored procedures. Because of that I dropped using MySQL for my home stuff and switched to Microsoft SQL Server, and never looked back. Now, its only in Beta and probably not available to the public, but its about time.

  • Easiest Way of Adding Search - EasySearchASP.NET

    This was just posted, so I quickly went over to their site to check it out. I was a bit skeptical, only because we all know that indexing and searching your (or your company’s) website is a daunting task usually left to using Google, but with several lines of code, EasySearchASP.NET provides an out-of-the-box experience, so to speak. Right out of the box, searching works. Its that simple. It uses in-memory storage, which doesn’t require you to store it to a database, flat file, or any other method…making it fast, fast, Google fast. Sure, it probably isn’t as powerful as Google, but for a $99 fee, I don’t think you can go wrong. I’m going to plop this control on over to my boss to see what he thinks…I know my company has always wanted to do searching.

  • Prepping for ASP.NET 2.0 has just posted a blip on free training from MSDN on ASP.NET 2.0. The first in the series of 6 CDs is now available. So, if you’ve had little time to play with the next versions, I think this CD will become invaluable to you, as it probably will for me.

  • FireFox CSS Redraw Bug

    So I’m working on a .NET Web app at work where I’m utilizing CSS and my Collapsable Panel control. The CSS that I’m applying is a border surrounding the entire page content via a DIV tag. The problem that I’m experiencing is a redraw problem with FireFox…great!

  • Wedding Website

    So the craze in the last few years has been to setup a website for your wedding so you can post information. Well, following my geek tradition, and a fiance (heh, thats the first time I’ve used that in writing) that was like “HELL YEAH” to a website, I’ve set one up. If you’re inclined to visit and check our information out (or lack there of right now), visit us at

  • Engaged

    Just a bit of some good news from my personal life, I got engaged this evening! Wahoo!

  • FogBugz 4.0 Release Date Announced

    Check out Joel’s latest post, it mentions that FogBugz 4.0 will be available on March 1st February 23rd. Thats the first mention of the release date aside from the beta forums mentioning “a few weeks more.” I have to say, I’ve been beta testing 4.0 for quite some time now, and it is a major overhaul, and definately worth the 4.0 status.

  • Sunbird, 0.2 - Sharing Calendars

    A few weeks back my girlfriend and I were looking to start sharing our calendars. Mostly because I didn’t know when she had to work (department stores, yuk!) and I constantly had to ask her what we were doing on the alternating weekends she didn’t have to work. So, being a developer, my first thoughts were – hey, I could build a calendar sharing app. Ohh, but the daunting task was ahead of me, and I really didn’t feel like taking my personal time to do this. Next thought? Well, that was to setup a VPC with Exchange Server – and after 3 hours I realized that this was overkill for just sharing calendars. So, I tabled the idea for the time being.

  • McLaws on Interviews

    Last night, Robert McLaws posted the 3 interviews he has coming up with some superb names over at Microsoft. Normally, I like to see his things crash & burn (VisualBlogger 2004(5) anyone?), but this time around I’m supporting him. I just popped over to see if he’s received any comments concerning the interviews, and heartbreakingly enough, he’s received none. Personally, I don’t have any questions, otherwise I’d post them…but I know there are a few of you out there that have that undying canny for creating obscure questions that makes guys like these squirm because of NDA.

  • An Index Scared Me

    Seriously, a SQL Index I created scared me. Here’s the story – I’m working on a project at work, and this table that is used to collect information has about 100K records in it – basically 1 record per day with 450 unique combinations. And, not to mention our testing data is from Sept. of ‘04 – so the live database has about 130K of records.

  • JavaHMO moving to Tahiti

    The news is true, and I just have to say – good. JavaHMO will be moving to Tahiti, or HME after the 2.3 release. Why is this good? Well, so much of JavaHMO has hooks into the HMO specs to make things work, that as Leon states, is a terrible mess. Moving their applications to use HME, will advance the functionality of JavaHMO making things much easier. The code name is currently slated as Galleon for the JavaHMO re-write.