Friday, September 29, 2006

Dynamic Reflection Library now hosted on CodePlex

For your ease of access and better place for any bug-reports or enhancement requests, I've placed my Dynamic library on CodePlex.

Monday, September 25, 2006

If you need a laugh...

Sometimes just listening to something funny can brighten your day.  Here's a couple great sources of fun: - Mark Miller's quick fun... - Rory goes audio...

Friday, September 15, 2006


It was the best of times, he's posted again:

It's been over two years since I blogged.

It's was the worst of times:

...I left the CLR team and the Developer Division

So it seems that the only way to keep on learning from the one guy responsible for me being interested in .Net development is to work with him:

In the meantime, if any readers are interested in working on a deep system incubation with me...

Christian, we've missed you, and evidentially still will. I remain saddened by your absence.

[via: A quick update on me.]

Miniature Earth

Percentages are boring, but what if you mapped many statistics about the world population down to a population of 100. What would the world look like. Check out this presentation on the miniature Earth.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Team Foundation Server is gaining traction, do you know it well enough to teach?

I'm very pleased with my experiences thus far with Team Foundation. It's version control tools are excellent, the work item stuff is very flexible, but in truth I haven't worked with much of the rest of it. There's all the portal stuff, the guidance stuff, the diagramming tools. All very cool, but not quite on my radar.

So today, when I got a call from a recruiter looking for someone to mentor a team in the effective use of TFS, I knew I wasn't the guy for the job... not to mention that I'm happy doing what I'm doing, and I'm not interested in relocating out of St. Louis for anyone.

What I want to know is if anyone out there is interesting in a 6 month mentoring gig in Harlesville, PA mentoring 20-25 people in the effective use of TFS feel free to contact me or Lynne Trottnow for more information.

To the Microsoft TFS team, I say "job well done!".

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Who do they really care about? Not me..

Countless security holes go weeks without being addressed, I've had many .Net bug reports closed with Won't-Fix due to "time constraints" before the nearly-year-long-coming service pack, yet a DRM flaw gets patched in 3 days. Does anyone REALLY think that Microsoft's priorities are remotely related to what is good for the customer?

Microsoft issues Quickest Patch Ever

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The easy way to prep a solution for sharing

How many times have you downloaded a .Net project from somewhere and unzipped it to find all kinds of kruft that should NEVER have been shipped to anyone? Things like .SUO files, .USER files, the obj and bin directories? Of course we sometimes forget to clean the solution out before zipping, or forget to prune the zip file (my personal strategy). Wouldn't it be cool to just automate that process in the fine tradition of lazy smart programmers everywhere?

Head over to The Code Project and check out SolutionZipper, a Visual Studio 2005 Addin that cleans and zips a Solution in one step.

Thanks Robert Nadler!