Archive for the 'work' Category

Microsoft Certified Parrot

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

I have absolutly no respect for Micro$oft’s Exams. Every person I’ve seen take the exams have only passed because they have done past-papers (in the form of programs like the Transenders) over and over again. Anybody that has tried to go-it-alone and mearly study from the book has failed dismally. The only clear method of […]

Western Dump

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

I have a new PC at work – YAY!! I moved all my files across on Friday – YAY!! The hard disk died on Saturday morning at 4am (2 days, 4 hours after acquisition) – no so yay there. Of course I had copied data directly from old pc to new pc, not via backup, […]

delay that sign

Friday, January 9th, 2004

the whole point of re-signing, is to add the hash that the private key is needed for later and not change the keypair. The Delay Signing an Assembly articles describes how to extract just the public half of your signing key (which can be distributed to your developers), and then re-sign the assembly later with […]

joel on development

Thursday, November 20th, 2003

Joel has written 12 Steps to Better Code. I can’t agree with it more. Heads up to all development companies, if you follow these ‘rules’ you’ll be keeping your programmers happier & more efficient.

xmas prezzies

Friday, November 14th, 2003

the boss bought us some very pretty xmas prezzies, although one of the boxes contained a more expensive set. Oh well sennheiser’s loss. vs


Friday, October 31st, 2003

IPv6style is seriously worth the visit. I found it to be easy to read and provide plenty of serious code samples and helpfull pictures to explain anything.

squeal SQL squeal

Friday, October 17th, 2003

Well I’ve spent the last two days trying to figure out how to write a script to approve items in our application and then I converted it into an AutoBuilder script (maybe I’ll post more on AB later, but pratically it takes a template and generates all your stored procedures for you). I am truely […]

General Network Error

Tuesday, October 14th, 2003

.Net SqlClient sometimes throws a General Network Error during a DataAdapter.Fill or DataReader.Read. This is starting to become extremely annoying. Several other people are having troubles with it so I know it’s not just me (post #1, post #2, post #3). The question remains wtf is going on.

you never know what you’ll find at work

Friday, October 10th, 2003

Well I rocked up at work today expecting to work a bit more on the sql stored proc for version 3 of the application, only to have the guy working on the far-more-important version 2.5 page call-in sick. Hey Nurm can do it. Yea like I’m probably the only one who had a chance at […]