Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

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    My 100th weblog post!

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    Woohoo!
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    Writing a setup package?

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    ...then why don't you go with the flow and name it SETUP.EXE just like everyone else? Seriously, it seems as though every team on GDN firmly believes that their project is the first and only application that I will ever need to download. Why invest...
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    my Muse on crack...

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    As a developer, these are the moments I live for: Yesterday morning my Muse payed me an unusual visit while I was taking a shower. One moment I was shampooing my hair, then suddenly I was hit by an incredibly detailed vision of how a key part of my...
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    SPS development tip of the day

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    Tip of the day for developing under SPS- If you get “ Debugging is not supported under current trust level settings “ when trying to attach to the w3wp.exe process from VS, modify the following line in your web.config: < trust level...
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    SPS presentation to the New Jersey Microsoft .NET Developer Group

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    Umm this was supposed to be in my previous post but slipped my mind: I'm giving a presentation on WSS/SPS development at the upcoming meeting of the New Jersey Microsoft .NET Developer Group . The date? The day after Matrix Revolutions. If you need...
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    SPS launch enthusiasm

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    Last night I met up with part of the SPS marketing team who are here in NYC for the launch. Those guys are way cool :) And their endless enthusiasm for the product was infectuous... I am *so* psyched about the upcoming SPS projects in our pipeline. The...
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    [Semi-OT] How the SQL team overcame Feature Bug #17630017882

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    [ Korby Parnell ] has details on what must be one of the most amusing bugs in recent memory . It is reassuring to see yet again Microsoft's dedication to the quality of their products, and I mean that in the best way possible :)
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    Hello MSN, byebye Trillian

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    My client has miraculously stopped firewalling Messenger, so I am can finally join the rest of the civilized IM world. addys@yahoo.com to whoever is interested :)
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    [OT] What OS are you?

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    Hmm, bright but insane... I'll ask my wife if she agrees with that assessment. Which OS are You?
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    BindingHelper source code - databind your winforms to arrays, public variables of classes, whatever

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    I was planning to wrap this in an article, but I'm woefully behind on my to-do list so I'm just letting it out as-is. The BindingHelper wraps data classes (anything from a simple array through web services proxy classes to typed datasets) and allows...
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    [OT] Matrix Revolutions IMAX premiere locations

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    Matrix Revolutions will be the first movie ever to premiere both in regular and IMAX theaters. The Matrix site has a worldwide list of participating IMAXs so everyone can get in on the fun.
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    Geek Marriages

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    I can vouch for Roy and his wife and their geekieness . I have a story of my own to add... My wife wakes me up at 3am and we had the following conversation while half-asleep: Wife : Are you sleeping? Me : Not any more. Why? Wife : Scratch...
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    A KickAss ASP.NET development infrastructure!

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    How would you like to get your hands on a robust and easy-to-use ASP.NET based development infrastructure with built-in personalization, role-based security, advanced management tools, rich native .NET API, WS support, tons of sample code and documentation...
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    SyncRoots virtually useless, may change /w generics?

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    I never found much use for SyncRoots, especially in data structures. Their usefulness always had a direct inverse ratio to the complexity of the concurrency/locking requirements. Wasn't worth mentioning because I always assumed that it was just me who...
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    What is .NET ?

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    Martin asks how would you define .Net to a customer? Well, a sizeable percentage of my time in `00-`01 was spent doing just that. At the time I was CTO of a consulting firm (~100 people) which began offering .NET solutions based on beta2. From my experience...
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    [OT] Matrix trailer

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    Following Julia 's post - for those of you who can't wait until tonight, here is an extremely detailed description of what you will see in the trailer: It starts off with a long tracking shot, the camera flying along 3 huge powerlines in the desert...
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    Avalon hype

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    Wesner Moise hypes Avalon , the new UI subsystem coming soon to a Longhorn near you: If you go to PDC, and have to choose between X, Y, and Avalon, you should choose Avalon, unless you have a livelihood completely depends on X and Y. As excited as I am...
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    Every time I try to use Reflector to do something useful....

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    ... I find myself sidetracked exploring the incredible wealth of information it exposes about the framework internals. From databinding to reflection, interop to the String object- everywhere you look there is something to learn, something which will...
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    [OT] RIAA satire

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    I saw this somewhere : "Just because someone appears to be 'innocent,' or 'harmless', or 'physically incapable of using a computer,' doesn't mean that they're not guilty of intellectual property theft," said RIAA President George Shubb. "For example...
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    Enhancing winforms databinding to support fields as well as properties

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    Yes! It's 3am and my databound grid just came up. I'm very happy with the results, here's why: The databinding mechanism in winforms does not support binding to fields. Meaning the following class will not work with any of the .NET databound controls...
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    intro to Code Access Security slides

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    Neat, the slides from my “Introduction to Code Access Security” presentation are available on the New Jersey Microsoft Developer's Group site. The presentation was a 30 min, high-level introduction to Code Access Security. Very newbie-friendly...
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    Hey, who stole the internet?

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    Err... It seems that every since yesterday all unknown DNS queries have been resolving to an address belonging to Verisign... They are in charge of maintaining the DNS system (for .COM and .NET domains) so it was simple for them to add a wildcard ...
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    GOTO still alive and kicking in .NET

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    Yep. In a VB.NET project, select a number (any number- they all give equally bad results), type it in on an empty line inside a method and see what happens. <rant> Will MS please lay this horrible programming practice to rest? Back in the...
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    Yet Another Cool VS Shortcut

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    I wasn't aware of this one: “ If you didn't know already, if you're programming in C# you can quickly find the opening or closing braces in your C# code files by hitting CTRL-] on the opening brace to go to the closing brace, and CTRL-] again...
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    Gadget Time [OT]

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    Over the weekend I found myself at the J&R in Manhattan, so indulged myself with some new gadgets. The first was a Sony DVD burner. I have had my eye on these suckers for a while, and at 200$ they are starting to settle in a sweet price-performance...
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