Archives / 2003 / March
  • Gym Rat

    I swore that I wasn't going to the gym today, but I went this afternoon.  Once again, I increased my intensity on the eliptical trainer. I was planning on playing golf on Saturday, but after looking at the forecast and the radar, I decided that I would go to the gym today and on Saturday.  It sure feels good to work out again.

  • Calendar Control in ASP.NET

    I have been using the Calendar control for a long time, but I always seem to be initializing it to a value like today, yesterday, or tomorrow.  The other day, I had to initialize it to a value from a year and a half ago and the calendar control continued to show today's month with now date selected.  I thought that was pretty odd.  I began to search through and find that there is a property of the control that is called .VisibleDate which sets the date that is shown to the user, which is different that the .SelectedDate property.  That is very cool and very well thought out, though it was confusing for a few minutes.  I can make other months visible and keep the selecteddate of the control. 

  • More on the gym

    I was in the gym on Wednesday & Thursday (forgot to post it).  Each day I have increased my intensity on the elliptical trainer over the last.  I have been to the gym 6 days in a row and done a 30 minute session on the eliptical trainer each time.  I have tried to do chest and back exercises, but my back is just a little bit too sore to do either chest or back exercises at this point.  Oh well, that soreness from surgery will pass soon enough.  I am just so glad that I have been able to get back to doing some training.  This weekend, I am going to try and get out and play golf.  I love to play golf, walk, and carry my bag.

  • Hit the gym this morning

    I was at the gym at 5:30 am this morning.  That's four days in a row after four weeks off after having surgery.  I had 40 minutes of aerobic activity on an eliptical trainer.  It is good to be back in the gym.

  • Starting back

    I had surgery on February 24th.  I got to workout on Saturday March 22nd for the first time since February 23rd.  I also worked out on Sunday March 23rd.  I feel so much better.  I also went to the golf driving range on Saturday.  I am looking forward to getting back into the gym this week.

  • Searching a log file for bad guys

    Last year, I wrote some command line utilities to search an IIS log file for hack attacks.  The utilities are written in c#.  I wrote these two utilites in about an hour, so I hard coded some stuff to look for some things that were specific to our needs.  I would love to find someone with more knowledge of hack attacks and could help me expand it some.  What am I looking to do with the utilities?  I have no idea.

  • Uncle Kirk comes to visit

    Kirk Allen Evans came to Knoxville to talk to the Knoxville .NET User Group on 3/20.  Kirk did a really good job.  I thought that Kirk did a really good job of explaining the objects, when to use which object, and the performance issues associated with each object.  That is something that not a lot of folks do and there is very little support in most documenation.  Most people and documentation just throw the info out there like a firehose gushing out water and it is the reader / listeners responsibility to understand the performance issues associated with any objects.  Throughout his talk, Kirk kept bringing up performance and memory issues associated with different objects and the places where each object would be useful.  The bottom line is that Kirk knows his shit when it comes to XML and did a really good job on his presentation.

  • Working on my TimeSheet Program

    Back when I was working on my book, I wrote some code to be a timetracker / timesheet program.  I wanted to use that as the basis for the code examples in my book, but with consulting, I just flat out ran out of time and was not able to finish it and make it a real live running application.  I have had an opportunity to sit down over the last few weeks and actually turn this into a running program now and we are planning on using this with a customer.  The application is mostly an application.  I am planning on putting using webservices to allow customers to access some information so that they may read their information.  First, I need to finish up the admin side so that an admin user can create bills for customers and their projects.