Archive for February, 2005

A DotNetNuke Site

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

I have a DotNetNuke installation running and I set up a site for my sister-in-law to use as part of her business selling candles; she’s made a pretty nice looking site. Georgian Bay Candles. I’m sure she’d like a hit or two. :)

Innovation On Demand

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Matt Ranlett says “Don’t be too quick to knock Microsoft – they sat back on the IE front after they totally killed Netscape and concentrated on other areas. Now that Google and FireFox showed Microsoft that there are still growth areas out there on the internet where consumers are concerned, expect to see lots of […]

“innovating very rapidly”

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Bill Gates (in his ABC interview with Peter Jennings): In fact, we just announced that we’ll have a new version of the browser so we’re innovating very rapidly there and it’s our commitment to have the best. The “very rapidly” part is funny, since Internet Explorer 6 (the current version) was released in October, 2001.

Google AutoLink == Smart Tags?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Listen to this new feature of the Google Toolbar (from here): This might not only be useful to you but the commercial possibilities are massive. With “AutoLink” enabled, web pages will be “enhanced” with additional links if Google thinks additional information might be helpful. For example, say your browsing a web page with numerous addresses […]

Web Server Switchover

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

I got some extra RAM for the new server today, so I switched all the web stuff over to it. Seem any faster?

DateTime Parsing in .NET

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

A little article I wrote mostly so the next time I need to find this stuff, it’ll be all in one place. Parsing Date and Time Strings with .NET  

Parsing Dates and Times in .NET

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Parsing Dates and Times in .NET Parsing dates and times using DateTime.Parse and DateTime.ParseExact is simple enough once you know how they work. It’s simple if you know the format of the string you’re getting and it exactly matches one of the built-in formats, or if you’re willing to let the framework do it’s best […]

Writing Software People Want to Use

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

megnut commenting on jwz: Perhaps the most succinct — and best — advice about software development that I’ve ever come across. Jamie Zawinski, in this post about groupware, boils it down to: If you want to do something that’s going to change the world, build software that people want to use instead of software that […]

A language construct I’d like to see

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

A new keyword: once This would be used in cases where you want to do something once, but not subsequent times the block is encountered. It could be for any language; I’m thinking C# at the moment. I run across this all the time: bool bPrintedHeader = false; while (getSomeData()) { if (!bPrintedHeader) { bPrintedHeader […]


Saturday, February 12th, 2005

The Country of the Week is Kiribati. Coolest thing I’ve learned about this place is this (from here): Tipping and bargaining are not practised. According to custom, a tip is seen as a gift and imposes an obligation on the receiver to return the favour. If a price is asked, that’s what the seller wants […]