Archive for January, 2005

My Next DotNetNuke Project

Monday, January 31st, 2005

My Restaurant Thing is a busy site – it has thousands of users and can see 10k hits on a busy day. I’m looking to migrate it from my own ASP.NET architecture to being a DotNetNuke site. This really shouldn’t be too difficult – I implemented the ‘back end’ stuff as a web service, so […]

Ping Spam

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

I’m addicted to clicking the ‘Next’ button on the Long Tail page, and in doing so I’ve noticed an annoying phenomenon. Ping spam. Ping spam is people who ping the various pinging services with links to bogus blog entries. Entries like: online poker via online poker: Please check the sites about online poker texas holdem […]

Finally, some Stability

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

And some speed, to boot. I picked up a Dell SC420 Server on eBay, and Canada Post left it outside my house today. A big box with DELL written on it in letters big enough to see from the street was sitting on my doorstep when I got home… I’m surprised I got it at […]

Virtual Server 2005 Mini-Review

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

I installed Virtual Server this evening to see how well it works. Compared to Virtual PC, there’s one killer feature that makes it interesting to me: It runs as a service. This is very cool because unlike VirtualPC where someone had to be logged in, if the power goes out and comes back and my […]

Win32: Debugging Controls

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Here’s a problem I’ve run into a few times, and a couple of solutions. Not rocket science, but these are things that took me a while to figure out, so maybe you’ll find them useful. Here’s the scenario: You’ve got a Windows application that’s doing something wrong in rendering a control, or in processing a […]

Nice Playstation Hack

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

A fellow wired up his Playstation 2 controller to his Parallel port, and with some custom software pressed every combination of buttons until he had figured out all the cheat codes for GTA: San Andreas. Site belonging to the guy who rigged it up is here. Cool.

Firefox and Internet Explorer: What’s Next

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

So Firefox 1.0 is out and it’s gaining on Internet Explorer. Cool. I believe Internet Explorer won the browser market fairly. If Firefox displaces Internet Explorer to any significant degree, then I believe this can be taken as proof that Internet Explorer won the browser market fairly. IE beat Netscape because Netscape was technically inferior. […]

GotDotNet Workspaces

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

GotDotNet Workspaces Your request cannot be processed at this time. The application may be under heavy load or may be encountering an internal error. Why does anyone still try to use this thing? It’s been slow and broken since it was launched, and apparently fixing it isn’t a priority. I wanted to look at a […]

Well, it works.

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

A particular news article I just read is worth talking about (I’m not going to say what it was because that’s not the point), and the blogosphere is talking about it. Is it better than Google News? Probably not, but it’s an interesting alternate – rather than what newspapers are talking about, it’s what individuals […]

The Mind of the Blogosphere

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

Or rather, What’s On the Mind of the Blogosphere. I added some parsing for nouns to the Long Tail site, and hooked up a front end that renders the nouns that are appearing frequently, to try to give a ‘snapshot’ of what bloggers are talking about.