Archive for July, 2006

Setting the Clock Forward or Back

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Occasionally in software development you need to set the clock forward, or back, to test functionality or duplicate a reported problem. My advice to you is to do this inside a virtual machine, not on your main development system.  Messing with the clock is something that can have a pretty big impact on your system, […]

IntelliSense in Visual Studio is still broken.

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Every single version of Visual Studio has had problems with IntelliSense, and Visual Studio 2005 is no exception. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  Every version, I’ve reported it, but because I can’t come up with an exact scenario to make it happen (it just seems to break after a while), it doesn’t get fixed. […]


Monday, July 24th, 2006

So rumour has it Microsoft is going to get into the portable media player business, with the Zune brand (or is that a codename)? Anyway, there are a few things they could do here that would set themselves apart.  If they lock Zune into some particular proprietary music store, it’s all over.  It’s got to […]

Test Post from Flock

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Hello, World.


Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

I’ve heard of this site before but today was the first time I dropped by.  It’s very cool.  Here’s where I’ve been (okay I’m still updating it.. I’ve travelled more than that).

An Update

Friday, July 14th, 2006

I haven’t posted much lately.  I’ve been busy. Mostly it’s mundane stuff related to having a new baby (almost 4 months old now), and the fact that we’re moving in just under a month.  Lots of packing, sorting through old stuff to see what’s worth packing and what isn’t, that sort of thing. One of […]

Phishing for Phools

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

I got this message three times in the last few days.  I can’t tell if it’s a real phishing attack, or a joke.  What do you think? Dear Sir,From your Ip Adress was found at ouer server was made inegality from your computer.Please send as your Ip and User Acounts. Example : Ip Adress — […]

Shuttle Launch, and Replacement

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

I’ve got to say, congrats to the NASA team that got the shuttle into space again. It must be very difficult to do these days.  I’m not talking about technically – launching a space shuttle is definitely technical accomplishment but it’s one that we know how to do now, after 100+ missions in the last […]