Archives / 2003 / June
  • The Caching Pattern

    Here's a little something that I term "the caching pattern" for using the ASP.NET cache object:

  • Trying out w.bloggar 3.01

    I just installed w.bloggar 3.01 and the WMPAmplog Plug-In. Let's see how it works... I used Daniel Bright's setup instructions to get set up in about 20 seconds. If you're reading this, everything must have worked. Ah, something for the wmpamplog FAQ - it doesn't work until you exit and restart Winamp. Pretty easy one to troubleshoot, though. Also looks like I'll have to set up my own CSS file to define class "media" for the music link...

    [Listening to: Send the Pain Below - Chevelle - Wonder What's Next (04:12)]

  • Hosting

    I've had enough people ask me for hosting advice lately to write up my thoughts in an article.  You can read about my experience with the people who make up ORCSWeb in this ASPAlliance article:

  • Outlook 2003 Beta 2 (was Outlook Express)

    I'm finally upgrading from OE to Outlook on the advice of Brian Tinkler of the Wisconsin .NET User Group (among many others over the past few years).  The main reason that I stuck with/chose OE over Outlook was that Outlook97 didn't have an easy way to select which FROM address to use for emails, and I was frequently switching between several POP3 accounts from several organizations.  OE had a nifty little dropdown, Outlook didn't.  Outlook97 combined with Visual Studio 1.0 also tended to totally slow down my P2-300 laptop that I had a few years back...

  • NUnit 2.0 And .NET 1.1 Together

    I spoke at the Wisconsin .NET User Group last night and had a good time.  A small part of my talk was on using NUnit to do unit testing and an introduction to Test Driven Development(TDD).  In the course of preparing my samples I upgrade to VS.NET 2003 from VS.NET 2002 and thus from .NET v1.0 to v1.1.  Unfortunately, I had a heck of a time getting NUnit to work after doing this, and was getting a security exception any time I tried to load a 1.1 compiled assembly.

  • SCSI Information

    Aaron Seet posted a link to this very long and very detailed analysis of SCSI vs. IDE hard drives, which I'm posting here for others to reference and also so I know where the link is so I can finish this long article.