# Fabrice said:

The X# project has been cancelled it seems.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:33 PM
# jayson knight said:

i did indeed hear back from keane, this was their response:

"Sorry for taking so long on this but the client really drug their feet on deciding what to do. They have filled one position and moved the two others to IA, which is a real bumber. I will keep my eyes open though because I think you would be a great asset to Keane and the fact that there will be a lot of .net positions coming available".

bumm(b)er indeed :-|

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 8:27 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

No response, huh? Imagine that. ;)

I think someone needs to show the Lindows guy Balmer's "Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!" video. The way it stands now, Lindows has neither the Windows nor Linux crowd behind it, they need SOMETHING.

Saturday, December 20, 2003 7:56 AM
# RichB said:

More info on X# (formerly Xen) can be found on the Language Design section of Erik Meijer's website:

Even though Ken Levy says: "There is no such language called X# at Microsoft"

remember that Michael Risse said in 1999 "There is no Java-like language under development at Microsoft" (place that into Google to find the original interview)

Monday, December 22, 2003 3:40 PM
# TrackBack said:

Monday, December 29, 2003 4:43 AM
# Cindy Hatcher said:

Very Interesting, but a little over my head (I am a .NET newbie). Can you offer assistance/guidance on how to do the following in VB.NET?

A FileSystemWatcher event will fire off this DLL. The program needs to open a text file (StreamReader I assume?), (store into an ArrayList?), read thru the 750 character record length and parse into 101 data elements, and then validate the data elements.

The errors will be written into a SQL database that will be accessed and displayed on demand via Web Browser via a .NET DataGrid application.
Here's the steps I need to accomplish:

1. Manipulate the text file. It is a fixed format file, 750 characters in length along with a CR LF. The record will have to be parsed into 101 data elements.

2. Open the text file.
3. Read the file into an ArrayList?
4. For each string(record) in the ArrayList, parse it into another sub ArrayList (data elements)?

My 101 data elements are composed of alphanumeric and numeric fields.

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 1:37 AM
# Cindy Hatcher said:

Hello Jayson,

Thanks for your response. I did indeed stumble over your blog; not sure how I go there other than doing a Google search for "string manipulation, StreamReader, BaseStream, etc." and found your interesting/relevant posts.

I'm a COBOL dinosaur, and .NET and OO concepts are fairly new to me, so to say the least I am getting confused and overwhelmed in attempting to learn this stuff in a short amount of time. The application that I'm writing is to handle data submissions from counties to the state level via a web-based intranet. The UI portion will provide the customers the vehicle to transmit their files, see stats about those transmissions, and retrieve Error Reports resulting from the Validation portion. The ASP.NET UI portion has been fleshed out, now I'm struggling exactly how to implement (and how to code) the "Validator" process. I envision writing this as a separate module/DLL/project/Web service (not sure exactly yet) in VB.NET that will be fired off based on a FileSystemWatcher event.

Here's the details of the file:
It is a fixed format file, 750 characters in length along with a CR LF at the end. There are no delimiters, but the data can be identified into position-based data elements of either alphanumeric or numeric fields. The number of records per file will vary, ranging from 1,000 to 100,000 records. I need to open the file, (read into an ArrayList?), then for each string(record) in the ArrayList, parse it into 101 data elements, then begin validating the elements against rules/edits and produce an error file if one or more elements are invalid.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 5:17 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

At this point, I see XAML as the WinForms version of HTML. XAML as the GUI and the codebehind as the real guts of the program. "how to debug XAML" sounds like "how to debug HTML" to me because I have yet to allow myself to think about XAML as anything more than a way for someone to write a GUI in Notepad.
I am sure there there is and will be more to it than that, but I tend to use MS proprietary functionality on the server-side only as much as possible.
I think XAML's biggest advantage will be that DreamWeaver and Adobe's products will allow designers to produce beautiful (hopefully blue) GUIs with the ease that they now create web pages. THIS is the advantage of XAML: it is a Markup Language, not a programming language, not a scripting language.

Sunday, January 4, 2004 5:44 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:18 AM
# KLAMATH said:

No problem....i've already got it. :-))
There are nice stuff in there but i hardly think
there is a place for a "niche" player like X# would have been..

Wednesday, January 14, 2004 10:47 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, January 15, 2004 12:18 PM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, January 15, 2004 4:13 PM
# Dennis said:

So, Klamath, ya gonna post it somewhere? :)

Thursday, January 15, 2004 6:52 PM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, January 15, 2004 11:43 PM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, January 16, 2004 8:28 AM
# jayson knight said:

check out my newest post on Xen here

Friday, January 23, 2004 9:54 AM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, January 23, 2004 9:54 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

check out my newest post on Xen here, it's as close to the demonstration as you will get (for now)

Friday, January 23, 2004 7:27 PM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, January 23, 2004 7:29 PM
# TrackBack said:

JAYSON has posted a code-packed look at Xen/X#.

Sunday, January 25, 2004 3:47 AM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 9:42 PM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, January 28, 2004 9:41 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, January 28, 2004 9:41 AM
# Israel said:

your points are logical and well thought out... perhaps e-bay thinks most people won't think it out as much as you have from THEIR perspective and just spend more with more selling of >$200 products. And THEN e-bay DOES benefit... of course now that you've tipped me off to their tricks, I probably won't be dealing with ebay g-certs.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004 6:47 PM
# ß³å†ß³¡¡ý said:

I personally, don't get what the benefit of limiting your customers to one g-cert per purchase.... where is the benifit of that? What do they mean that their system cannot handle this scenerio? I know little more than the average joe about e-biz and servers, and proper allocation of resources, but i don't think that processing more than one g-cert per purchase is something that will hinder the great eBay..... Jay says it straight...
"eBay wants me to repeatedly visit their site and buy stuff sounds reasonable enough (i would do this sans g-certs), however eBay doesn't make their money off of me buying something, they make money off of their sellers by charging them fees."

in a word............................lame

Thursday, February 12, 2004 6:06 AM
# eComTim said:

This is really powerful stuff. The problem I've run into is that I don't know how to add the mapping to my handler in IIS in the Install script. It appears that I can do so in a web app setup but I need to deploy the dll to which i am mapping. In your example (and mine), i'm mapping to a framework file (aspnet_isapi.dll) which I don't want to deploy. Is there any way to script the creation of the mapping to this existing file?


Monday, February 23, 2004 10:47 PM
# Ray Deese said:

Man, if you're working 80 - 100 hours a week I feel for you. There's no need for it. Either someone isn't being honest with time tables or has slave drivers for bosses. I think it's probably more along the lines of miscalculated deadlines/timetables. I haven't worked over 40 hours a week for at least a year now because I just simply give a realistic timetable to the people who need me to do something. Sure, I could do it quicker if I worked later and whatnot, but hey everyone could do their job quicker if they did that.

There's no reason for 80 - 100 hours a week - at least not in my opinion. Hell, there's no reason for 60 hours, unless perhaps you're coming up on a milestone or the deadline is approaching. Even then you need to look at who's in charge of planning and wonder if they're doing their job right. 40 hours a week is -plenty- to get -everything- done in, if you find yourself working more than that - and not voluntarily - you need to doublecheck the planning of the project and find out what went wrong in it.

Adopting a planning, design, and development cycle like the Rational Unified Process is absolutely critical to developing an application. You would truly be amazed at how much time can be saved by applying the practices of RUP to each cycle of the project. It really cuts down on those 80 hour work weeks *wink wink*

Sorry for the rant, it's just that seeing developers actually working 80 hour weeks involuntarily really pisses me off, there's no farking need for it. Ever.

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 6:21 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

Funny how fast Windows runs as a server, isn't it? I am utterly amazed every time I switch over to my test server and see Win2k3 blazing on a 350MHz with 192MB RAM. It's almost enough to make me want to try running win2k3 as a workstation just to see if it really is faster than XP once I install the 8+GB of programs I need.

Saturday, March 13, 2004 8:09 AM
# Juan Wajnerman said:

Generics are a cool feature, but I was expecting more from them. Maybe you want to read my post:

Saturday, March 20, 2004 12:30 AM
# JB said:

Well, they didn't air the ad in the US or Canada because the ad is for the European accord.... a car that has only recently come to north america as the Acura TSX...
One of the best ads i've ever seen

Sunday, March 21, 2004 12:03 AM
# jb said:

oh.... wipers are rain sensing i suppose

Sunday, March 21, 2004 12:03 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, March 24, 2004 6:06 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

There has been a small fee added to every blank cassette tape in the US since before I was old enough to know/care about such things. I thought that the same fee would have been added to CDs/DVDs long ago. Seems like a no-brainer. In 1995, while doing research for a paper in college (I was a Music Industry major), I found out that the recording industry didn't mind blank tapes after a while because they estimated that 25% of new music purchases were a direct result of borrowed/copied recordings on those blank tapes. Of course, I remember the quality of those tapes and it almost encouraged you to trash them and buy the real thing.

The paper I was writing was about this new media format called Digital Versatile Disks (aka DVD). They were called "Versatile" because they could hold a full movie with multiple audio tracks on one side of a disk or 7 CDs worth of audio. By 1996, they would be released and would totally replace Laserdisks and CDs by 1999. And they were recordable. This was gonna be great.

The RIAA was already making noise, though. They had effectively prevented MiniDisks from being a contender by refusing to let them enter the US unless the manufacturers agreed to add artificial degredation to the recordings so that each generation would be a slightly less-than-perfect copy. DVDs weren't supposed to have been forced to suffer that fate, although the future was slightly uncertain.

I didn't own a CD player at the time (well, I still don't, actually), and I planned on just skipping CDs completely and go straight from cassettes to DVDs. So much for that idea... The RIAA has so far managed to shoot themselves in the foot over this whole thing, keeping the "V" in DVD as "Video" and allowing recordable CDs to become cheaper than dirt when they could have had the world, like me, skip straight to DVD and made CDs a blip in recorded history.

Friday, April 2, 2004 7:57 AM
# Sasha Strauss said:

The VO is Garrison Keiler(spl?) - NPR radio personality in the US.

:) Sasha

Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:38 AM
# Sasha Strauss said:

The VO is Garrison Keiler(spl?) - NPR radio personality in the US.

:) Sasha

Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:38 AM
# John Carver said:


Let me introduce ourselves. We are the operators of . On the site you will see a brand new Google Gmail question and answer forum which we intend to build on with membership in the future. We wish to build a team of experts at a forum for this exciting new product.

John Carver

Sunday, April 11, 2004 3:51 PM
# AppleDog said:

the wheels were weighted

Wednesday, April 14, 2004 8:23 PM
# Matt said:

Where abouts are U looking for a job (location in the country)?

Thursday, April 15, 2004 9:21 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

Congrats, man. You'll find a job as soon as you start looking, I'm sure.

I think you'd enjoy Washington...

Friday, April 16, 2004 5:48 AM
# Bob said:

Well, at least you'll have more time to devote to blogging ;)

Monday, April 19, 2004 2:11 AM
# Bob said:

I thought using that many undo's in VS was part of the reason for the development of Sourcesafe... ;)

Thursday, April 22, 2004 9:39 PM
# elan said:

pls email me at:

Pls tell me how i can get the free dvd mailed 2 me (i live in the uk.) Thanx, Elan

Tuesday, April 27, 2004 4:06 PM
# Jeff said:

You might want to consider making your Cog videos a Bit torrent link as that could help with your bandwidth useage issues. The more people that download the less of a load you carry and the more people that get served. Just a thought to help out since I noticed your note about taking down music due to bandwidth issues.

I haven't finished downloading the Cog video yet, but I'm looking forward to something that isn't chunky. As beautiful an idea as this is how Honda could ever pervert it with low res video passed off as "high res" is insane. Anyways glad to find your copy.

Thursday, April 29, 2004 7:16 AM
# Jeff said:

I don't know if this is still true, but I found this on some other site when I was looking for a dvd rip of the cog commerical since I'm not in the U.K.

--Call the Honda UK Contact Centre on 0845 200 8000 to get your copy. It'll take about two business days for you to receive the DVD in the post.--

Thursday, April 29, 2004 7:20 AM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, May 4, 2004 11:03 PM
# Ray said:

Isn't that awesome? I've been watching Scaled Composites progress for over a year now, I really think these guys are going to get the X Prize.

As a pilot myself, Mike Melville has always been one of the people I look up to, he's one of the true pioneers the aviation industry, and to see him get to be able to do something like this just makes it that much cooler.

Go SC!

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 3:12 PM
# Ryan Mcgrory said:

I remember seeing this for the first time on the ads of the brazilian grand prix(i think) and i just started to laugh half way through it at how amazing it was. If you saw it at that time you wouldn't know that it was for a honda car and i also i think it has a done a great deal for honda. I certainly respect the honda brand much more. Heres hoping for a type-r version

Friday, May 21, 2004 8:33 PM
# Orion Adrian said:

Woohoo! First commenter.

I use Firefox which also limits you to two (2) downloads per server. But it will remember the downloads you requested and start them when a current download finishes.

Orion Adrian

Friday, June 4, 2004 7:04 AM
# Ray Deese said:

Thats awesome Jayson, thanks for the tip!

And congrats for getting paid on it as well!

Friday, June 4, 2004 11:43 PM
# Dan said:

I just don't understand how the window rolls down while the wooden board is going through it. It looks like a blatant contradiction - two objects can't occupy the same space at the same time. Any ideas on how this works?

Wednesday, June 9, 2004 9:54 AM
# jayson knight said:

re: Dan

if you pause the video directly after the metal cylinder rolls through the window, you can see the gap in the boards...there are 2 boards that the window rolls down in between them, in essence sandwiched around the window.

Wednesday, June 9, 2004 10:10 AM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, June 11, 2004 12:30 AM
# Dave the great said:

The wheels roll uphill because they put weights(bolts, nuts, etc.) in them to make them roll uphill, and the wipers move automatically because they are water sensing wipers! w00t

Friday, June 11, 2004 7:22 AM
# Roy said:

Get a clip taken from "The Way Things Go" by Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Click on 'trailer'.

Honda's "Cog" certainly wasn't original, as mind blowing as it was for most of us. Very cool, very well executed apart from the wheel scene, but I don't think it deserved all the awards it garnered.

Still not sure about the wheels rolling uphill though - not convinced about the physics behind it.

Friday, June 11, 2004 8:10 AM
# jayson knight said:

what's not to understand about the physics of the wheels rolling uphill? they were weighted inside the tire and then balanced on the plank...a simple nudge and the weighted part pulled the wheel forward (in this case, simply need to get the intertia of the wheel to overcome the incline of the plank...the physics behind it are actually quite simple).

thx for the link btw, good stuff; however neither are original...filmmakers have been shooting this kind of "kinetic art" for quite some time. also, why do you think it doesn't deserve all the accolades it received?

Friday, June 11, 2004 11:07 AM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, June 11, 2004 11:09 AM
# Shannon said:

Congrats. Sounds like fun.

Saturday, June 12, 2004 8:50 AM
# Ray Deese said:

Congrats Jayson! Good to see you working again mate.

Monday, June 21, 2004 3:42 PM
# Jeremy Huffman said:

I think it was last week (maybe week before), I did another search to find you on google and it returned the link as before but it was invalid. I think this is a death sentence in the google multiverse and you have to start over. Who knows the mind of the google. The one thing I know, is that I had to search Jayson Knight blog in order to find you.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 8:00 AM
# TrackBack said:

Monday, July 5, 2004 3:45 AM
# Jeff Cochand said:

Why do you say "The actual best practice is to invoke a stored rocedure that in turn calls the DTS package you wish to run"?

Isn't the above, pkg.LoadFromSQLServer & pkg.Execute, more direct? My problem with that I'm not able to get IIS / SQL Server login permissions correct, so pkg.Execute returns but doesn't execute anything. Do you know how to properly configure the IIS/SQL Server logins to get pkg.Execute to work?

Also, if you're not going to go the pkg.Execute route, why go thru the extra layer of a stored proc when calling dtsrun. Why not just shell out & call dtsrun from the C# code, rather than going thru the extra layer of a sp?

Please email me directly at with your thoughts.


Thursday, July 22, 2004 5:24 PM
# Edwin Martin said:

In Firefox, you can increase the maximum number of simultaneous downloads.

Just type about:config in the URL-bar and change the setting for network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server. E.g. make it 10.

You can also edit one of the .js-files it reads at startup.

Saturday, July 24, 2004 10:39 PM
# Ray Deese said:

No, it is not wrong to play hookey from work to play games.

I've taken August 5th, 6th, and 9th off to play Doom 3 (in stores on the 5th and I'll be first in line).

In fact I even condone this behaviour and if I were a manager, and an employee of mine wanted time off for gaming, I would reflect extremely favorably on their review. :)

Monday, July 26, 2004 11:43 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

Be sure to go into the advanced options and check the "index attachment and file contents". And have it index your documents folders. It is an indexed search, like Google, so you have to use wildcards more than I like and you can't start a search term with a wildcard (so you can look up "car filetype:mp3" and "car* filetype:mp3", but not "*car", to find all mp3s with "car" in the title). Searching for all jpg files in my documents folder took Lookout less than 0.1 seconds. Doing the same search with the Windows search doesn't work for me at all, explorer hangs after a couple minutes of slowly returning results.
I have Outlook open 24/7 and Lookout now also lives in my notification area, so I dont' think I'll be using Windows search much, if at all, anymore.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:23 AM
# Bob said:

Well, I would fret no more, you are top for jayson knight, jayson blog, httphandler custom and in the top 10 for performance tuning again, maybe it was just a readjusting or something similar

Sunday, August 1, 2004 8:28 AM
# James Avery said:

Try out BlogJet... much more polished and simple.


Monday, August 2, 2004 7:04 AM
# Ray Deese said:

I feel your pain my friend, I really do. that's why I stopped writing full articles/tutorials on my site - because code syntax highlighting by hand is a pain and I just don't have the time to beta test for anyone.

Although I must say that I do appreciate the work the folks who make these tools are doing, I just wish it would come along a bit faster. :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 3:55 AM
# Bob said:

Lets set down virtually and write one, how hard can it be ;)

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 4:23 AM
# Bob said:

<a href=""><img
src="" width="300" height="90">

Oh, god, I am Windows 95...but I guess it could be worse, Windows Me was an option...

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 6:56 AM
# Ray Deese said:

Let's do it!

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 5:27 PM
# hoder said:

There is a different version being played on australian tv at the moment. It seems the same up until when the spring falls off the windscreen. Instead of the pulley system with the key causing the boot to close, the spring falls releasing what looks like a little jack attached to the base of the ramp by a piece of rubber. The rubber pulls the "jack" over to the ramp to elevate the end and cause the car (which incidentally is a different model) to roll off.
I can't tell if they reshot everything again or did a very good job of editing the new footage into the original commercial.
Can anyone clarify this?

I can't find any footage of this, but hopefully someone out there will know if it's being hosted anywhere and post a link

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 6:42 PM
# Parthiv Joshi said:

I have ISAPI extension DLL which I use to call from an ASP page. Now can I can not call the same DLL from ASP.NET page. So what I need to change for that. Can you help me ??

Thursday, August 5, 2004 11:47 AM
# Parthiv Joshi said:

I have ISAPI extension DLL which I use to call from an ASP page. Now can I can not call the same DLL from ASP.NET page. So what I need to change for that. Can you help me ??

Thursday, August 5, 2004 11:48 AM
# jayson knight said:

can you provide more details, i.e. what exactly does the extension do? how are you attempting to call it? etc.


Thursday, August 5, 2004 6:44 PM
# Bob said:

I ended up being Caligula, whoever the hell that was ;)

Thursday, August 5, 2004 9:38 PM
# Bob said:

Don't expect a long delay...a birdy told me to expect it on the 8th, so 3 more days...

Thursday, August 5, 2004 9:39 PM
# Bruno said:

how to do that if my site is hosted in a hosting company?

Sunday, August 8, 2004 1:19 AM
# stefan demetz said:

Sunday, August 8, 2004 4:10 PM
# jayson knight said:

you have to request this from your ISP, and they may have policies against this. what exactly are you attempting?

Monday, August 9, 2004 8:22 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 2:10 AM
# Ray Deese said:

Check it out, fixes the problem:

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 4:36 AM
# haacked said:

I use w.Bloggar and love it. 4.0 is coming out soon. I agree, Visual Blogger is mislabeled as Beta. It should be considered Alpha.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:16 AM
# Ryan Mcgrory said:

Shut the fuck up roy maybe it's because it took 4 days to make it and 606 takes to make. it certainly deserved all the awards

Tuesday, August 17, 2004 9:47 PM
# Ray Deese said:

I signed up for AdSense about a month ago and got no response from Google about it yet, hmmm.

Also, I only ever see your AdSense stuff when I click out of the main page.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 5:47 AM
# Ray Deese said:

I take that back, I reloaded the site, and now the google adsense shows up above your links.

Yes it's too invasive for the "2 column" layout you have. Edit the PageTemplate.ascx and add a new column, you'll also want to do some stuff in the CSS file if you plan on putting anything else besides the AdSense stuff in the new column.

Check out my site, I took the LunInterior skin and added a new sidebar to it because I was sick of scrolling for link, if you'd like the original LuxInterior and my customized version to compare and see how it's done, ping me on MSN.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 5:51 AM
# Matthew W. Jackson said:

Microsoft didn't really change the BSOD from one blue to another. The two different blue screens are different things entirely, and the "new one" has existed for a while now.

Windows 9X/ME would blue screen in several situations since it was not robust enough to deal with such errors elegantly. Most situations where you would get a normal blue screen in Win9X result in a nice message box in NT (NT4/2000/XP/2003), and you can go on with your life.

The few times you do get a real blue screen in NT, it's much more serious than the problems that caused the BSOD in Win9X. These are actually "STOP errors", and I believe they only occur when code running in Kernel mode causes an unrecoverable error. Damaged memory would certainly cause that. Stop errors are very rare, and only the kernel and drivers that run in kernel mode can trigger them (untested video card drivers cause STOP errors all the time--ask anyone who bought the original ATI Radeon when they first came out).

I believe that Longhorn will reduce the possiblity of STOP errors by moving as many drivers as possible out of the kernel as possible and running them in a sandbox. Hopefully, something as trivial as a scanner or digital camera will not be able to cause a STOP error (and this has happened...I've seen a scanner driver do this after upgrading to Windows 2000 SP2).

By the way, there used to be a setting you could change in Windows 3.X that would change the blue screen to another color. Back when I was running Windows 3.11 I would make it red to help indicate that something bad happened.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 9:23 PM
# (Haacked) said:

I posted three little posts on it. I started out hating it, but now love it...

Friday, August 20, 2004 11:34 PM
# (Haacked) said:

One more resource for you. This is a property expansion template.

Saturday, August 21, 2004 2:05 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I dig ReSharper and I miss it but it was an incredible hog and I couldn't stand it anymore. I've heard of people who haven't been crippled beyond tolerance by ReSharper, but they all had at least 2x the RAM I have.

Sunday, August 22, 2004 2:17 AM
# jayson knight said:

i have noticed some memory issues as well...and they (jetbrains) must know it's an issue as there is an option to monitor said memory consumption via the resharper options dialog.

Sunday, August 22, 2004 11:09 AM
# Guilherme Stolfo said:

Plis plis

Please it sends me an invitation for the gmail please, I am Brazilian and still I do not have none... =( I will be very grateful for you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 6:25 AM
# jayson knight said:

please contact this guy directly: though i am sure he's out of invites by this point. make sure you tell him i sent ya.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 8:07 AM
# Bob said:

Please dont bring back my nightmares...

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 8:32 AM
# Jeremy Huffman said:

I don't know. What did he have, six releases? Great crowd pleasers, but then he didn't stick it. That stick is supposedly only .10 but it seems to be difference between gold and jack...yet I don't think Paul stuck it either. So we have to wonder, is there bias regarding nationality or are crowd-pleasing releases not the only basis for judgement? I don't know enough about gymnastics and I think it gets too much air when great sports like fencing (US woman win first gold EVER!) go unnoticed. Still, I was impressed by the judge's cave to the crowd, and believe me I was with the crowd at that point.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 6:14 AM
# jayson knight said:

none of the high bar guys stuck the landing (paul, russian guy, the other guy (either korean or japanese, can't remember)). impressive as it was that the judges caved, he still didn't get the score he deserved IMO. it seems that every year there is some kind of scandalous actions by the judges...another one i was equally shocked by is the japanese breast stroke swimmer _clearly_ made a dolphin kick on one of his turns racing for the gold medal. i googled his name and "dolphin kick" and whaddya know, he's been DQ'd from other meets for the exact same thing (there is even a video on one of the pages). he won by such a large margin in that race that it's apparent the dolphin kick really gave him a boost...but no one said anything. oh well, not everyone is always going to agree on everything eh? cheers.

Thursday, August 26, 2004 3:03 AM
# b34tb311Y said:

Is this considered a comment?

Saturday, August 28, 2004 7:10 PM
# Ray Deese said:

Hook a brother up! ;)

Sunday, August 29, 2004 5:36 AM
# Matthew W. Jackson said:

Seeing as you aren't getting flooded with requests (I guess everybody but me has GMail by now), I'll humbly ask for one.

matthew at muujware dot com

Sunday, August 29, 2004 9:21 AM
# Joe said:

So, can you post an example of the blog_config entries dottexthelper created for you? My ISP doesn't offer cmd prompt access to it, and even though I'm using the same username/pwd in my connection string that I use via enterprise manager, dottexthelper errors out with "sql server does not exist or access denied."

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 9:50 AM
# jayson knight said:

here's what worked for me (each line reps a column in v 0.95 blog_Config table), comments on each row in C notation (//)

0 // blog ID, set automatically
<username> // username to log ni
<password> // password to log in
<email address> // email address to send notific's to
protected virtual void jayBlog { // main title
reflections, rants, and raves...from a .Net perspective }Marvin3 // name of the skin you're using,
jaysonblog // name of the virtual directory in IIS // name of the top level domain
Jayson Knight // name of the copyright holder
-5 // timezone offset, -5 is EST, adjust accordingly
1 // IsActive, leave as 1
en-US // leave as en-US
25 // number of posts to show
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55 // use 55
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1 // use 1 for blog group

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 10:55 AM
# jayson knight said:

sorry, messed up a line:

reflections, rants, and raves...from a .Net perspective } // subtitle

Marvin3 // name of the skin you're using,

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 10:57 AM
# Sylvain Duford said:

Do you have any left?

I'd gladly take one, would love to take Gmail out for a spin.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 10:04 PM
# Sylvain Duford said:

Do you have any left?

I'd gladly take one, would love to take Gmail out for a spin.

sylvaind at avanade dot com

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 10:05 PM
# michael said:

i sure would like to have one of the g mail invite. my addy thanks in advance man...

Friday, September 3, 2004 11:52 AM
# michael said:

sheez.... i forgot to change the @ to AT....

Friday, September 3, 2004 11:54 AM
# Ryan Felton said:

Damn, too late.. Well, if you run across some more, please let me know. Thanks.

felttippin at hotmail dot com

Friday, September 3, 2004 11:06 PM
# jayson knight said:

I just realized that my FTP site is down...I will get everything back up and running shortly.

Sunday, September 5, 2004 1:59 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

You (and everyone else) would quickly stop using the auto-spellcheck option until they add my 2nd fave missing feature: a custom user spellchecktionary. We can't add words to the spell check dictionary, so autospell check would be more of a hassle than help for many of us (especially people like me who insist on using made-up words like "spellchecktionary").

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 9:43 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

oh yeah, just in case you haven't seen this already:

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 9:45 PM
# John said:

If You have some still, I would like one.


Sunday, September 12, 2004 8:17 AM
# TrackBack said:

Sunday, September 12, 2004 10:42 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I just read this, brough up Task Manager, minimized Outlook and watched.

Outlook started at around 3K of memory and slowly (very slowly) began climbing. It did a send/receive and jumped to 9K+ but instead of falling back down afterwards, it continued the previous slow climb. In the time I have taken to write this, it has reached 10, 020K. The total time elapsed between 3k and 10k was less than 5 minutes.

I also use LookOut and have Outlook set to minimize to the Notification Area.
[Currently at 11,176K.]

Monday, September 13, 2004 4:37 AM
# jayson knight said:

Sweet, setting it to minimize to the notification area fixed the memory issue (dropped from ~70000 to ~2500). I will see if this fixes the race issue as well. Steps to reproduce the race issue are: don't set outlook to minimize to notification, minimize outlook to the taskbar, then simply walk away from the machine until the monitor shuts off (no hibernation, sleep, etc) monitor shuts off after 10 minutes, though I am not sure that's an essential step. I would love to see if this issue pops up on other machines.

Thanks for the advice.

Monday, September 13, 2004 7:37 AM
# TrackBack said:

Monday, September 13, 2004 6:58 PM
# mika said:

But if you like to use TOP @iTOP, you have to specify whole clause as variable:

SET @iTOP = 20
SET @sSQL = 'SELECT TOP ' + convert(varchar, @iTOP) + ' fname, lname FROM employee

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 10:00 AM
# mike belshe said:

Your blog was forwarded to me; hopefully I have a couple of answers.

First off, I don't know of any leaks; and the product hasn't changed for quite a while, but I'm open to the possibility of a bug.

Regarding your #2 issue above - Lookout normally won't index if you are using your machine. If you walk away from your machine for 15 minutes or so (no keyboard or mouse activity) Lookout will wakeup and start indexing away. It does this to try to be "friendly" and not interfere with your use of the machine when you are not idle. If you start using your computer again, it will immediately pause (hence the CPU drop to zero). To see what is happening, you can look at the Lookout log file for "pause" and "resume" entries. You can also turn off automatic indexing via the options if it is causing you trouble. The one time that pause/resume does not happen is when you leave the indexing window open. This will force it to just index without pausing.

Regarding your #1 issue above - Outlook memory usage. Outlook uses some pretty aggressive caching internally, and unfortunately, when Lookout does a full index, it touches literally every single message in your mailbox. This causes the outlook process to grow pretty large, as you point out. I've definitely seen it in the 150-200MB range routinely. We've done our best to make it so lookout releases all memory quickly, yet Outlook still caches, which is why you see the large size. To prove that its just Outlook memory, and not a leak, you can do the following test:
1. start outlook, with lookout loaded.
2. click Lookout -> Index
3. check "rebuild" and click start.
4. watch the memory use climb
5. when it gets really large, minimize the outlook window.
6 check outlook memory size. Did it shrink dramatically?

For some reason, Outlook releases lots of RAM when you minimize it - I see it drop to <10MB in most cases. Lookout doesn't do anything when the Outlook window closes. So hopefully this also shows that its not a leak. I haven't seen it unbounded, either. While it does use lots of RAM; it does stop growing. This is definitely an issue to fix; there is too much RAM being used for sure. If it were a simple fix, we definitely would have fixed already :-)

Where does this leave you? Well, you are right that Lookout + Outlook use a lot of RAM. If thats a showstopper, your only recourse may be to not use it, or to set indexing to run in the middle of the night via the options. But hopefully, its not.

Hope this helps! If you have more questions - feel free to ping us at

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 8:17 PM
# case23_69 said:

How do we call this from a web page?

Thursday, September 16, 2004 9:15 PM
# Juan said:

If You have some still, I would like another one.

Friday, September 17, 2004 4:04 PM
# Mat Hall said:

Hmm. "Do you like writers who..."? Fiction writers? Non-fiction writers? Give me context for the questions, dammit!

Apparently I'm an artisan, but if it were possible to be more different to the description of one than I am I'd like to know how. The trouble is most of those questions are too darned vague or require a "value judgement". Any question that starts "Is it better to be" is almost impossible to answer, as it almost certainly depends on the situation.

Also I find the lumping of "visionaries" and "theorists" somewhat confusing. My feeling is that visionary is roughly orthogonal to "someone who makes stuff up", whereas a theorist tends to at least have some sort of basis for the speculation.

All in all, that test is rubbish...

Friday, September 17, 2004 5:51 PM
# Mat Hall said:

They've fixed it -- I filed a bug report about it, and got a reply a couple of days ago informing me it's now in line with reality. Quite impressed with the turnaround, really -- about 2 days between reporting the issue and it being resolved.

Friday, September 17, 2004 5:53 PM
# naadr said:

gmail invites

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 3:00 PM
# naadr said:

gmail invites

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 3:00 PM
# naadr said:


Tuesday, September 21, 2004 3:01 PM
# (Haacked) said:

Very nice looking. Though some of the 3-D ones look so unresponsive. I hate waiting for effects to play out just to show me some data. ;)

Friday, September 24, 2004 12:34 AM
# markspar said:

VBScript is even easier:

Function isPalindrome(strString)

strString = ucase(strString)
lenString = len(strString)

for i = 1 to int(lenString/2)
if mid(strString,i,1) <> mid(strString,(lenString-i)+1,1) then
isPalindrome = 0
Exit Function
end if

isPalindrome = 1

End Function ' isPalindrome

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 11:43 PM
# Sergey Kalmakov said:

Thanks for the idea, Edwin!
I have experimented with the setting in Mozilla Firefox 1.0RC.
Effectively, it limits you still to 8 concurrent server connection -- even when I defined 10.
Still, 8 is better than 2.

Thursday, September 30, 2004 1:34 AM
# Bob said:

I was working for Pepsi, standing in the back room of Target with their very nice looking vendor check in person (can't remember her name) when the news of the first tower came on. I had just turned in my notice to Pepsi where I was a Bulk Account Manager (big title, lowbie job) so I could follow my dream to work in it. Hence, it took a little longer than expected to get work...

Friday, October 1, 2004 12:54 AM
# Danboy said:

I have been having a real hard time locating any gmail invites... are there any more available?

Thank you for your time and keep in touch...


Sunday, October 3, 2004 4:32 AM
# Danboy said:

doh! I forgot to post my email:

Sunday, October 3, 2004 4:34 AM
# Bob said:

Maybe he designed the Xbox controller?

Monday, October 4, 2004 8:33 AM
# Bob said:

The new site is nice, the only current gripe I have with it is if I follow the link to log into the subscriber downloads, it gives me an error similar to if I had followed a bookmark to the wrong page, and tells me to be sure to update my bookmarks...but I followed a link from the main download page...but anyhow, I am sure they are still tidying up the little things and that will be gone before long.

Monday, October 4, 2004 8:41 AM
# Bob said:

GMail is SO yesterday ;)

Monday, October 4, 2004 6:27 PM
# Smashed Guitar said:

if anybody wants gmail invites, send email to I think I have about 6 invites

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 6:24 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

The Omea API is here:

It has 2 sample plug-ins (in C#), documentation, etc.

Get to work on that blogging plug-in.

Friday, October 8, 2004 8:01 AM
# TrackBack said:

Sunday, October 10, 2004 12:42 AM
# Bob said:

Thanks bro

Sunday, October 10, 2004 11:20 PM
# Mat Hall said:

Alcohol is probably my most widely used app; whenever I'm out and about with my laptop I like to pass the travelling time playing games but don't want to run the risk of losing or damaging the disks. Alcohol uses some sort of clever magic to emulate a wide range of copy-protection schemes, allowing you to take images of disks that would otherwise fail.

The relevance? My guess would be that (for some obscure and unfathomable reason) the ISO you downloaded was taken from a disk with copy-protection on it, or was damaged in some way that matches how some copy-protection schemes work...

(Add IsoBuster to your arsenal, and you should pretty much never have a duff image or CD again.)

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 3:29 PM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 11:45 PM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 11:46 PM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:40 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:40 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:42 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:42 AM
# brucemacdon said:

Good news and bad news. Your posting on 9/15 works exactly as described, including minimize, and continual growth while minimized. I had narrowed it to Outlook already. But, I don't have Lookout - just Outlook. As far as I know I am not running any indexing. This behavior continues both with Outlook minimized and after closing. I have to use task Manager to kill it.

Saturday, October 16, 2004 6:09 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

Google may be smoking in the web search department, but their desktop search is more of a steaming pile. You use LookOut so Google's desktop search will disappoint you in both interface (it is a crippled version of their web interface. The web interface isn't anywhere near good enough for a desktop app and their desktop interface isn't as good as their web interface. what were they thinking?) and features (LookOut indexes more files and filenames, Google is painfully lacking on this front).

Sunday, October 17, 2004 3:18 AM
# JaY said:

Searching 4 the my tunes crack

Sunday, October 17, 2004 4:18 PM
# Bob said:

Hmmm...I didnt realize you posted this before I did...

Monday, October 18, 2004 1:40 AM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, October 19, 2004 8:35 AM
# Bill Sheh said:

Very good experience about performance tuning on ASP.NET. Lots of people are unware of web application performance issue. Microsoft always advertises ASP.NET for advantages of rapid development, reusability and maintenance. However, they seldom talk about performance. In the persepective of performance we may need to look at again the whole project from architectural level design to detailed coding. Hope you will post more of your experience. I would also like to share some experience of mine.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:09 PM
# Tonya said:

LookOut crashed my system. Things have sped up since I deleted it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:56 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I've been using Copernic ( ) since the day after I uninstalled Google's stillborn desktop search entry. It does everything Google's desktop search did (but better), does everything you wish it did, and does a lot of things I wasn't bold enough to hope for. It indexes all of my music, video, source code (and other text files), email, PDFs, Word docs, photos, etc, has a file viewer built-in that highlights the search term, and pretty much blew away all expectations I had (which were based on using Google desktop search and LookOut, neither of which are even in the same ballpark).

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 6:54 AM
# (Haacked) said:

Ah yeah. Or we could call it "Pimp My Desk". A crew of designers and tech geeks will pimp a geek's desk once a week, giving him or her the ultimate workstation.

Thursday, October 21, 2004 2:59 AM
# Kat said:

i dont care about how big kerry's hands are. he is still going to be elected because bush's hypnotizing screen dont aork on people.

Saturday, October 23, 2004 6:18 AM
# Kat said:


Saturday, October 23, 2004 6:19 AM
# jayson knight said:

if kerry _doesn't_ get elected, i'm moving to Canada...i can't take another 4 years of this bs administration we have.

Saturday, October 23, 2004 6:58 AM
# Bob said:

Dude, I seem to have a bunch of those orange books too...

Monday, October 25, 2004 3:06 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I predict Google Atom-words or Google Blog-words or something similar. Or maybe Newsgator or Bloglines will do it. Bloglines definitely needs to come up with a way to make money from their service. Moreover has added ads to their feeds but until someone comes up with an easy way for everyone to drop ads into their feeds, the 'market' for it will flounder.

Maybe the individual engines will come to the rescue, with an 'insert google ads into rss feed' feature for Moveable Type, .Text, WordPress, etc.

One way or another, it will eventually happen. Free products only last so long before success (or failure) demands some way of recouping costs.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 1:48 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 11:47 PM
# Tonya said:

Cake or Death!

Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:02 PM
# (Haacked) said:

Keep it in one place. If you want to separate types of entries, use categories. That's what they're there for. If somebody just wants to read your technical thoughts, they can subscribe to your category feed instead of your main feed.

I generally like subscribing to main feeds and hate it when someone makes me subscribe to two feeds to hear their thoughts.

Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:36 PM
# Tracy said:

Hey! I read it too.

Friday, October 29, 2004 1:03 AM
# Grass said:

Common' dude. It was just acid reflux.


Friday, October 29, 2004 6:57 AM
# brandy said:

she just cant sing.. period.

Sunday, October 31, 2004 6:02 PM
# jessie said:

i thought it waz hilarious

Sunday, October 31, 2004 7:41 PM
# TrackBack said:

Monday, November 1, 2004 1:16 AM
# TrackBack said:

Monday, November 1, 2004 9:58 AM
# John Kerry's asshole said:

Ashlee is about as phony as John Kerry - they are quite possibly a match made in heaven.

Wednesday, November 3, 2004 3:34 AM
# Diane Bechtler said:

Go after those under 30 year-olds. I was part of the Vietnam war generation who took to the streets to say, "If we can die for our country at 18, why can't we vote." We got the voting age lowered in time for me to vote at 18. Yes, the system needs reform and streamlining. But, for now, this is what we have and we must work with it.

I'm proud to say my under 30 year-old son voted. Musta done something right.

Thursday, November 4, 2004 1:12 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

Registration complaints are the weakest excuse I've heard so far. If those friends of yours were too lazy to say "yes, I want to register to vote" when they got their license, too IT-differently-abled to register online at (or any of the vast number of other sites), too lame to go to any of the registeration events at local clubs like The Steeple, and/or too lazy to register in the thousands of days between the time they were eligible and October 8, then they probably don't really need to be voting anyway.

Thursday, November 4, 2004 3:19 AM
# jayson knight said:

I agree with you, however I really would like to know why younger people aren't getting out there and voting. This is a nationwide epidemic, so I'm sure registration has nothing to do with it. I'm going to be researching this some more as it's really disheartening as we (gen x-y) really could make a difference if we'd actually do _something_, like vote.

Thursday, November 4, 2004 7:26 AM
# Bob said:

Very nice post, the only comment I have is on exit polls, exit polls are going to be inherently inaccurate. They are polling the people willing to divulge what they voted, not the general voter coming out of the box. Because of this, they are going to get the people that are more adament in their beliefs, in this case, the people that voted for Kerry because they wanted Bush out of office, hence the exit polls leaning Kerry's way. As for why Kerry lost, I have a totally different idea on that, one which you may or may not agree with. I feel 'the democrats' lost because they chose Kerry in the first place. Not saying in any way shape or form that Kerry is a bad person, but according to *many* polling sources, a large portion of the people that were voting for Kerry weren't 'voting for Kerry'; they were voting against Bush. They tried to rely on peoples possible unhappiness with Bush to carry the election instead of bringing it with a candidate that could inspire people to vote for him instead of inspiring people to vote against his competitor. It reminds me of that old movie 'Brewsters millions' with his chant of 'None of the above' except it was actually working for Brewster...

Thursday, November 4, 2004 7:52 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, November 4, 2004 7:58 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I think that a lot of people (including the one friend I've spoken to that is registered but chose to not vote [although he did leave work early yesterday, don't tell the boss!]) do not vote because the choice to not vote is the choice they prefer. Not because they're lazy. Not because of apathy. Because they refuse to vote for a candidate they do not support. Not everyone buys the "lesser of two evils" idea and younger people are less likely to have a vested interested in either of the main politcal corporations. Without that vested interest, they have little to no reason to pretend to believe the lies told by either side nor to pretend that either of the main candidates was worthy of their votes.

I try to encourage those people to vote for any of the "third party" candidates (Libertarian only in NC this year but there were 8 "third parties" on the Louisiana ballot, 10 on the CO ballot) because a vote not cast quite literally doesn't count whereas a vote against both candidates actually sends something closer to the signal they want to send. Unfortunately, it is not very easy to get people to take a couple hours of their day to 'waste' a vote.

Thursday, November 4, 2004 8:14 AM
# jayson knight said:

As much as I believe in 3rd pary candidates, I also believe casting a vote for them is more of a waste than not voting at all. Sure, it sends a message, but is anyone listening? And if they were, would it really matter/make a difference? The importance of 3rd parties is dwindling, and this election drove another nail into that coffin. We live in a 2 party system, choosing one or the other is the only _real_ way to make a difference...given the confines of "the system".

Waiting for the perfect candidate is an excercise in futility; it simply is not going to happen. I almost treat it as a triage-type scenario...put each candidate's +-'s up on a whiteboard, sort them out (based on your opinions/morals/whatever), whomever has the most +'s should get your vote...point being, vote for _someone_, and based on my previous statement about 3rd parties, vote for someone who really can make a difference (of keep things the same if that's what you prefer). Whereas some may see not voting as a lack of confidence in a candidate, I see it as a scapegoat for simply not caring enough to choose, if even by a slim margin.

Thursday, November 4, 2004 9:37 AM
# jayson knight said:

Bob, you brought up an interesting point about the exit polls, and a valid one. I didn't thnk about the "human" factor of some people not wanting to divulge any info.

I also fall into the category of "voting against Bush", though I see it as a valid reason vote was for change. I daresay that's as good a reason as any to get out to the polls. I believe Bush did a good enough job in office of convincing people to vote against him withough Kerry's help, but apparently I'm in the minority :-)

As for my reason as to why Kerry lost, I was trying to keep it to something "tangible", in this case a precinct he should have won based on other urban areas going for him in OH (and most other urban areas in the country).

Thursday, November 4, 2004 9:52 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

"As much as I believe in 3rd pary candidates,"

which is not much, given the rest of the paragraph

" Sure, it sends a message, but is anyone listening?"

"would it really matter/make a difference?"
I don't think I understand the question. There are at least 3 ways I could take it: 1. Does a vote for Badnarik in NC matter in the election results? Just as much as a vote for Kerry in NC. A write-in vote for Nader would not matter nor count because he did not get enough signatures to get any write-ins for him recorded. 2. Does a 3rd party vote matter at all to the winning candidate? Not really, they won, they're not all that worried about it. 3. Does a 3rd party vote matter at all to the 2nd place candidate? Absolutely. It means that someone took the time and trouble to vote against them. People that don't vote don't matter at all, period. If you didn't vote against me, you didn't hurt me, I don't have to win you over, you're not a threat to me at all. Every heard anyone say that Nader stole votes from Gore? Of course you have. Ever heard Gore's people saying the sofa under the millions that didn't vote in those states stole votes from him? Nope. Non-voters don't count literally and figuratively.

If you think voting for someone you don't like is "_real_ change", then you are part of the problem. Rewarding someone when you should punish them does not make them change their behavior. It tells them they did the right thing. Why would they change it? Do you think Bush is sitting in his office shaking his head thinking "man, I really shouldn't have run the campaign like that"? Not at all.

Thursday, November 4, 2004 10:43 AM
# Tonya said:

I have a little good news...Four years from now, Bush is out the door, but Oh!, what a long four years it will be. And people who don't vote in elections because they don't believe in any of the candidates are the same people who leave multiple choice questions blank on exams. It is absolutely their choice, but they'd better not complain when they fail. I also think they are a small percentage of the young vote. And my thoughts on registration: How can FOUR years not be enough time to get ourselves registered before a Presidential election?

Thursday, November 4, 2004 5:10 PM
# jesssica's sister said:

She's totally BUSTED!!!

Monday, November 8, 2004 3:53 PM
# TheZEDMan said:

here's the video for all to see

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 5:31 AM
# Rupam said:

The questions are very good can u pl send in questions that are related to the practical work seneario

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:15 AM
# Nash said:

I need one 1 invite to gmail, please

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 4:40 PM
# Nash said:

I need one 1 invite to gmail, please

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 4:40 PM
# Romuald RICHARD said: :(

No comment....

Wednesday, November 10, 2004 2:14 PM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, November 12, 2004 2:41 AM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, November 12, 2004 2:42 AM
# Bob said:

I noticed issue with Firefox a couple of releases ago when a media file was play internal to a web site. Well, a media player file if I remember correctly. Have you noticed anything? In case you have noticed by my rants I am getting semi perturbed at IE's security issues, which would almost make me want to use Firefox, except I like IE, and I paid for an OS with IE in it, so I would prefer they fix IE and I dont have to install another damn program to replicate behavior that is already inherent in my OS.

Friday, November 12, 2004 5:37 AM
# Ray Ray said:

Good post Jayson, even if I don't agree 100%. I personally voted conservative (pro second amendement, and pro general aviation rights to be exact) and I will probably vote conservative again next election as well, especially if the democrats don't change the way they're trying to win over voters. I'm personally very sick of being called 'an ignortant hick' or 'white trash' because of my political viewpoints. I was having a discussion at work just the other day and it's not just me who's noticing it happening either. if the democrats want to earn my vote, they can first start by trying to identify with me, not call me names, etc and expect me to put a mark in their column come election time. And I also think Bob was right 'anybody but Bush' is the wrong way to run a campaign, and obviously it doesn't work. I'll be interested to see who the democrats nominate in '08 and I'll also be interested to see if they warm up to the heartland states a bit more and cater a little more to their interests, after all, New England != USA and I think maybe the democrats took notice this time around.

I really don't want to get off on a rant here, and I'm sick of political flamewar after political flamewar so I'll leave you with this: When i was at the circuit court section of the ballot, there were a lot of judges who had no one running against them for that seat so there was only one option or a write in, I wrote in 'Cobra Commander' for each one ;)

Friday, November 12, 2004 6:15 AM
# Ray Ray said:

Bob - Nope, I've been using Firefox for months now (as I told you earlier) and I've noticed absolutely nothing at all, and in fact the product has only gotten better and better with each release. I think what really got me hooked though was tab based browsing. It's like iSex, or something. I still need to use I.E. for a few things though, specifically OWA comes to mind first.

Friday, November 12, 2004 6:18 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

"doesn't support compiled web controls "

what does that mean?
and what does it mean in the context of FTB?

Regardless of the answers to the above questions (and I am interested in hearing them), the reason the full editor controls aren't there when you use Firefox with .TEXT is because .TEXT uses an outdated version of FTB. That version did not aloow full editing functionality for firefox (though other components were available at the time that did).
Making the change to the newer version of FTB iwould be simple, if you check the forums for .TEXT, you'll find the instructions. While you're at it, you might want to turn on all of the FTB features that are turned off in .TEXT by default.

Friday, November 12, 2004 10:11 AM
# jayson knight said:


"Upon looking at the FreeTextBox website, it appears that this is an issue with the freetextbox.dll, not Firefox" (per my it).

I'm no longer blaming Firefox, I blame FTB. My initial reaction was wrong, and I retract that statement. Regardless of other components allowing full editing functionality within .Text, I'm quite disappointed that I couldn't simply drop in a new version of FTB in the /bin dir of .Text and be off and running...again, this points to flaws in FTB's dev/release process. I scoured the .Text forums for instructions as to how to replace the faulty dll to no avail...pointers are welcome :-). When I dropped a newer dll in the /bin, it broke .Text...that isn't user friendly as I shouldn't have to change calling code or recompile.

Friday, November 12, 2004 1:26 PM
# Dmitry said:

Special for firefoxers: ;-)

Friday, November 12, 2004 5:19 PM
# darkson said:

john kerry is not phony

Sunday, November 14, 2004 6:45 PM
# Bob said:

Another interesting thing that I noticed, even though I cant post a blog from Safari or IE in OS X, I was able to post a blog from within Firefox for the Mac. Thats bodes well for its abilities. I realize that isnt real important to us PC users, but... ;)

Sunday, November 14, 2004 10:41 PM
# Dale Sides said:

I share your pain. I coded for a few years in VB doing with stateful control. Then I moved to ASP. After that I moved to and C#. I recently had to create a small windows app complete with security. It seemed to take me forever to code that way again. Took me 3 times longer to write the app in winforms than it would have taken me in a website.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 4:39 AM
# Gov said:

Really it is useful but some of 'em sound too complicated

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 4:31 PM
# Bob said:

Flatten the box. There is no way I would ever trust a compromised machine again without a total format/reinstall.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004 9:47 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

"I'm a bit troubled that Firefox let it through" is blaming firefox.

I'm sure that if you ever find out when you installed it (checking file dates and comparing it with dates on programs you installed that day is where I usually start), you'll find that firefox had nothing to do with it. Unless you rebooted immediate before or after installing the browser, then the program could have been installed any time since the last reboot. That would mean it could have come in via IE some time before you started using firefox.

Also, keep in mind that there are programs that use IE regardless of what you use as your default browser: Omea (and/or other RSS readers), MSN Messenger, Outlook, etc.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004 11:37 AM





Wednesday, November 17, 2004 5:02 PM
# apple said:

george bush is the only phony round here buddio!

Wednesday, November 17, 2004 11:23 PM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, November 18, 2004 1:49 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, November 18, 2004 1:50 AM
# dgc said:

shes still hot

Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:49 AM
# Tiba said:

Hey Jayson,

is there a way to download that making of again, the site doesn't seem to work

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 6:30 PM
# Steven Campbell said:

I don't really get satellite radio - I am unable to convince myself that I should pay for something that I can get for free. Also, it reminds me of the music channels that come with digital cable or satellite tv - I never use them, because they are boring, repetitive and impersonal.

If satellite radio can add enough value (not just by removing commercials), and provide good entertainment (Howard Stern is a good start), then perhaps it will take off.

I don't see the "internet" comparison as valid. Satellite radio does not add any real features other than the ability to broadcast nationally and have people pay for listening. The internet was a huge enabler of communication, but satellite radio is just another way of doing the same old thing.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 8:25 PM
# jayson knight said:

I consider myself an audiophile...the main reason (behind commercials) that I hate the radio is sound quality (or lack thereof); I'd get satellite radio if not just for the digital quality alone. CD's have really spoiled me. The main issue I have right now is that I don't know anyone who has satellite radio, thus I'm unable to get any unbiased opinions.

I don't think that radio will be the final frontier for satellite technology like's just one (early) manifestation of what this technology is going to enable, I just hope the satellite companies stay innovative and competitive; there is a lot to be offered via these services, I hope this is realized.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:57 PM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, November 25, 2004 2:32 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, November 25, 2004 2:33 AM
# Joe said:

Everyone else knows what happened. Bush won, Kerry lost.

Thursday, November 25, 2004 11:09 PM
# rae said:

she sux and now she is busted

Friday, November 26, 2004 2:50 AM
# jayson knight said:

Be that as it may, the exit polls were way off, which is what I was speaking of. The election itself went off w/o a hitch (thankfully)...but the exit polls were incredibly skewed in the wrong direction.

Friday, November 26, 2004 8:33 AM
# jayson knight said:

@ Rupam: Look for a new post on this soon, though I've used most of the questions listed here on a daily basis in .Net development.

@ Gov: I don't consider these too complicated at all; most of these are fundamental to good design in .Net development.

@ R.SANJAY DAVID: Fundamentally, an assembly is an assembly regardless of who wrote it. System.Data is an assembly written by MS that ships with the .Net framework. Hypothetically you could roll your own version of this DLL by using ODBC, or you can extend the current implementation by inheriting from the base classes in this assembly. If you'd like to poke around the assemblies that ship with .Net, you can either use ILDASM, or Lutz Roeder's .Net Reflector add in (just google Lutz Roeder Reflector, I highly recommend this tool for any developers toolbox). If you are feeling even more adventurous, you can download the SSCLI (aka Microsoft Rotor for more info), which is the source code for the ECMA spec of C# (includes the compiler; most notable part of Rotor is Remoting IMO as it's written entirely in C#). You can also have a look at the Mono project (google ximian mono) to see what the OSS folks are doing with .Net. Feel free to ping me if you have any other questions.

Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:18 AM
# Wayne H said:

Sounds like you need to learn a bit about WinForms.

Your problems are all due to trying to fit an ASP methodology to a WinForm. There is absolutely no way you should have to do any of the stuff you've done to get that to work. You have really made the very easy look amazingly hard. :-)

Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:50 AM
# jayson knight said:

@ Wayne H: I don't claim to be a winforms expert, this was one of my first ventures into that realm; that being said if you're going to make comments like that, back it up with some code. This certainly doesn't look amazingly hard to me though...perhaps because I wrote it? Show us all a different way to do this given the constraints listed at the beginning of the post.

Saturday, November 27, 2004 3:11 AM
# TrackBack said:

Saturday, November 27, 2004 12:36 PM
# rkc said:

i don't like her anymore....

Monday, November 29, 2004 11:02 AM
# sirshannon said:

in slightly related news, Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures is one of the first distribution companies planning to release movies on screen, on-demand, and on DVD at the same time, something you've said you look forward to.

I saw Magnolia in the theater when it was released, I had no idea it was longer than a typical movie until I read a reviewer who mentioned it later (he knew the exact running time, though, and probably read the length in his press kit and framed his experience based on that). I asked my gf (at the time) how long she thought it was, she said "I don't know, maybe 2 hours?" It feels long now (after the first dozen or so viewings) because I know the length, but I never noticed at all until I was told.

1999 was a great year for movies. Fight Club, The Matrix, American Beauty and Magnolia being the cream of the crop for me. I missed a lot of movies that year, too. It was 1999, man... we were busy...

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 12:31 AM
# Ashwin said:

Does anyone know from where can i get a zipped version of the cog.

Wednesday, December 1, 2004 6:13 PM
# jayson knight said:

@Tiba I've fixed this issue, try downloading the making of now.

Thursday, December 2, 2004 11:48 PM
# Jen said:

Ashlee Simpson is a total moron for trying to lip sync on live tv, but the only people more stupid than her are the ones that believe that she was going to sing live in the first place. If you watch her other performances, you'll notice that she is lip synching as well.

Saturday, December 4, 2004 9:12 AM
# iou said:

She's so pathetic. Looks like her 15 minutes of fame are about to end.

Saturday, December 4, 2004 9:18 AM
# wind_breaker said:

ashlee simpson is a phony , acid reflux is baloney heheh where did i hear that? wow that was funnny m she obviously cant sing very well and lyp syncs but w.e everyone does shouldn;t we all be used to the plethora of artists nowadays that have no actual talent?

Saturday, December 4, 2004 8:01 PM
# -neb- said:

How 'bout Britney Spears? Justin Timberlake? Ushur? They lip sync at every performance. It's a essencial part of show business for most pop vocalists. Even on Broadway Musicals, the show CATS have been using lip syncing for YEARS! Sure Ashlee could sing. She made an album with her own voice. It sucks, that anyone that wants to become a part of the Pop's creme-de-la-creme. I think if they had a better sound-person to make sure Ashlee dosen't look like a total dumb-ass on stage, she'll make her fans happy, and the tone of this blog a bit more on the positive side. Laters

Sunday, December 5, 2004 12:35 PM
# Stew_jo said:

Yeah, I heard about that. Broadway singers lip syncing. I remember watching a Britney Concert from Hawaii, and she was Lip syncing the WHOLE SHOW!!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2004 12:39 PM
# jayson knight said:

@ -neb-:

It may be an essential part of show business, however any of those performers who've appeared on SNL left the lip syncing at the door...even Britney Spears, reason being that they don't have to perform the "complex dance routines" that prevent them from singing at the same time (blah). To my knowledge, almost no one (if anyone at all) has ever attempted to lip-sync on SNL, so it's fitting that kharma bites Ashlee Simpson (who can't sing in the first place) in the ass when she tries to break tradition. That's the point of my initial post, and that's why I think she's an idiot.

Sunday, December 5, 2004 11:21 PM
# Ray said:

Woah woah woah, what is with the forums? I was running their forum software before I moved physical servers and it was spectacular - what's with the way yours looks? Did something go crap on the install or something?

Also, I should add that their forums software was by far the easiest ASP.NET forums I've ever had to setup, was a real breeze.

Monday, December 6, 2004 6:35 PM
# Bob said:

Obviously your definition of 'much TV' differs somewhat from mine ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2004 5:12 AM
# jayson knight said:

It's about 90-125 minutes of TV a day (contrast that with the 9+ hours I spend in front of a computer), plus I watch almost none on the weekends. Out of the list, there's really only 2 I can't do without; Scrubs and The Apprentice.

Tuesday, December 7, 2004 7:31 AM
# jayson knight said:

@ Ray:

That would be what we in the biz like to call an upgrade ;-) The look is different (though completely customizable)...the most important thing is that performance is up in orders of magnitude over the old forums...response time is extremely snappy, and the db got an overhaul, much easier to maintain. If you thought the previous forums were easy, try the new touch deployment. Period.

Tuesday, December 7, 2004 8:01 AM
# Steven Campbell said:

Sure, Outlook is nice, but it is not where Thunderbird competes. Thunderbird competes with Outlook Express. Even though you'd think it would be an easy win for Thunderbird, it is not.

See my post on thunderbird's slowness:

Tuesday, December 7, 2004 9:23 PM
# sirshannon said:

so scrubs comes on Tuesdays, huh? I've often wondered about that. That's why I'm such a terrible TV viewer, I can never be bothered to find out when something is on.
Other than the Apprentice, which is sorta like watching a train fall down a mountain in slow motion. I have to watch that when it airs so I can avoid hearing who was fired before I see it.

Tuesday, December 7, 2004 11:23 PM
# jayson knight said:

Interesting, thanks for the information. In that case, Thunderbird would absolutely not work for me (even if I was willing to give up Outlook) as I have in the area of 2.5 gigs of mail. You mentioned that you use Thunderbird at work; is there a connector for Exchange? Of course that's assuming that you use Exchange at work. The mere fact that Thunderbird uses plain text files would be a huge turnoff to most I would think, performance running a distant second to security IMO.

In the workplace, Outlook/Exchange reign supreme (I believe Exchange is one of the few products that MS has substantially more than 50% market share, I actually believe it's well over 70%). Not sure if you knew this (and it's relative as you mentioned using Access as the database); the Exchange data store is based on the JET provider, which is the exact same engine that Access uses. Rumor has it that the Exchange data store will be moving over to SQL Server within the next release or 2, which should drastically simplify administration, boost performance, and above all boost reliability (JET is notoriously unstable, especially in a networked environment).

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 12:28 AM
# Jason Alexander said:

Thanks for the good word, Jayson!

Rest assured, we will get CS right. v1.0 may not be exactly what you're looking for, but remember: this was a huge feat in and of itself. Every release after v1 you will see CS get nicer and nicer.

I promise you, you won't be disappointed. :)

Chief Architect, Telligent

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 12:59 AM
# chicainluv said:

John Kerry is way better than the goon we have as a president.

Ashlee Simpsons really screwed up

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 5:33 AM
# chicainluv said:

Britney Jlo Usher and jUstin just do it because of dance rotines Have you ever tried dancing and singing like them at the same time maybe its just my ashtma but HA HA its hard beleive it or not.

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 5:36 AM
# chicainluv said:

Oh Yeah and when she acctually sang live on the Radio Music Awards ehh Nails on the chalk board sounded good

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 5:37 AM
# Mike said:

<slight hijack>

"Rumor has it that the Exchange data store will be moving over to SQL Server within the next release or 2, which should drastically simplify administration, boost performance, and above all boost reliability (JET is notoriously unstable, especially in a networked environment)."

Agreed. But good luck finding a solid Exchange roadmap; all I can find are varying versions of these:

</slight hijack>

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Wednesday, December 8, 2004 7:37 PM
# psyence said:


i totally agree with you about firefox. as a code monkey, i have to test against ie & netscape for all their compatilbilty issues, but i use firefox first.

i happened upon your blog in questing after a new desk, and was wondering who is the manufacturer / retailer of the desk pictured in "my home away from home" ?


Thursday, December 9, 2004 9:00 PM
# jayson knight said:

@ psyence:

Heh, this is probably the last place you expected to end up shopping for a desk :-). I actually bought it about 4 years ago from these guys: TBH, I don't remember the manufacturers name, but I'm absolutely positive that if you emailed them the picture they could identify 'em for you and perhaps give you some links.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, December 9, 2004 9:24 PM
# perri m said:

I absolutely LOVE this commercial. I didn't know the song was by the Kinks, the title, "Picture Book" is perfect. I just viewed the video at the hp website.

Friday, December 10, 2004 12:53 AM
# David said:

I'm just new to VS.NET and also know a bit of DTS.
What is Package2Class? Is this user class? Where can I find this class to test the above code?

Friday, December 10, 2004 10:37 AM
# David said:

It's me again. When I use namespace DTS--> using DTS; , the compiler can not recognize it? What can I do now?

Friday, December 10, 2004 11:32 AM
# jayson knight said:

Take a look at the numbered bullet list in my original post.

1. Project references dialog (right click references, add reference)
2. Find Microsoft DSTPackage Object Library in the exhaustive list of objects on the COM tab
3. Select it, add it...voila. The IDE automagically generates the correct interop assembly and places it in the bin folder, ready for instantiation

Friday, December 10, 2004 11:34 AM
# Sarah said:

Ashlee Simpson is a total fake byotch! I'm not choosing whose better out of her or Jessica because Ashlee can't sing obviously and Jessica just yells all the time. What kind of selfish fake blames her band for her being stupid? And if she couldn't sing because of acid reflux, why could she talk at the end of the show? exactley, she's fake.

Saturday, December 11, 2004 10:12 PM
# Jessica said:

I'm sorry to judge anyone, but just so you know, you people are mean. I don't yell all the time. i have talent and I show it to the world. My sister Ashlee can sing. Just because she didn't at that show. And just so you know, she was lip synching at the radio music awards too. I was back stage. Please leave my sister alone. She is NOT Milli Vanilli. Thank you. Merry Halloween.

Saturday, December 11, 2004 10:15 PM
# Jessica said:

I totally didn't mean to put that my sister was lip synching at the Radio Music awards. She wasn't. And I know it was kind of ditzy of her to do the hoe-down, but look who her older sister is. Wait....what? Never mind. I hope you guys have a nice Summer vacation.

Saturday, December 11, 2004 10:18 PM
# Mike said:

jayson knight wot is the website its on ?

Monday, December 13, 2004 8:26 PM
# Mike Moore said:

I was wondering if you ever had any probelms with the file:


I was trying to run World Wind and this file is corrupted, a Norton Scanning does do anything and I really want this program to work. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 12:27 AM
# Kegg$y said:

Just noticed your site with interest as I have just completed an OB (location recording in order to record sounds ) for the cog movie for a multimedia diploma. Its a great movie to crack a pair of coincedent mic's onto! Cheers for the high res mov.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 3:43 PM
# CoolmoDee said:

Nooooo crap, what is up with that the last month or two? I am so sick of the Rolex email, and the Cheating Housewives one where every girls favorite position is "licking dick'. I'm so fed up with this shit, it's like 20 emails a day.

Friday, December 17, 2004 5:45 AM
# Kimber said:

I LOVE YOU ASHLEE!!!!!!!!!! and JESSICA SIMPSON!!!! and they are both amazing, and beautiful so leave them alone!!!

Friday, December 17, 2004 5:45 PM
# jayson knight said:

amazing and beautiful they may be (well, the beautiful verdict on Ashlee is still out)...she fucked up on national (live i might add) TV. *if* she gets invited back by SNL for another performance, I might forgive her. not likely though.

Saturday, December 18, 2004 10:25 AM
# annonymous said:

I dont like Ashlee. Her voice sucks and she sounds like she has a cold all the time. Jessica is waaaaaaaaaay better than her. She deserves to be busted. Now her fame will go down muahahaha.

Sunday, December 19, 2004 4:39 AM
# kiran said:

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# mudux said:

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004 5:46 PM
# ashlee_simpson_fan said:

she doesn't lip-sync she proved she didn't

Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:29 PM
# halodancer said:

ok ppl need to chill every star lips sings the only ppl that r being mean are the one who hate her and that is the only reason they are trying to be cool and if one of ur favorite singers are

britney spears
justin timberlake
lindsay lohan

u guys are just jelous because out of all the popstars she is one of the newest and she has her own tv show and is shown more than others now cause she is new at this so CHILL ppl cause she was doing a performance in front of ppl and scared imagine if that was u and nort to mechin if all u IDIOTS dont watch her show it figures that u are being mean about lip singing on her ASHLEE SIMPSON SHOW she had to go to the doctor about her vocal chords so yeah ALL OF U SLOW MINDED PPL OUT THERE ARE WRONG THAT IS CALLED A SHOW ON MTV O IM SRRY FOR THE YOUNG ONES WHO CANT WATCH MTV CAUSE HOPEFULLY THEY WILL WEN THEY GROW UP SO THEY GET THE INFO SO THEY ARENT SLOW LIKE HALF OF U ON THIS PAGE SO YEAH BEAT THAT

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 4:31 AM
# Phil said:

I know this is going to sound stupid...but how do you use firefox to publish to a blog? I am using a nucleus blog, and had been using w.bloggar successfully for several weeks until I encountered an error that I don't seem to be able to workaround (Unable to parse the XML response. Parser Reason: Invalid at the top level of the document. ) Now it won't even let me connect to my blog. So using Firefox sounds attractive.

I did a google search on using Firefox to publish to a blog, but nothing came up.


Wednesday, December 29, 2004 8:38 AM
# jayson knight said:


Personally, I don't use any web browser to post to my blog, especially given the reason I listed in my original post (.Text's version of FreeTextBox isn't compatible with Firefox). I use a great piece of software called BlogJet (yes, it's 20 bucks, but money well spent). I am not sure if it's compatible with nucleus, but I'm sure the folks over at BlogJet could help you out with that. They offer a free trial period, so I highly recommend giving it a whirl.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 9:07 AM
# louis said:

no do not least not yet... i upgraded and i;m regretting it.. i can;t do file transfer to almost everyone.. that totally sux!

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 6:33 PM
# Fade2Black said:

if ur gonna be a "star" u will accept the critism if u suck and are caught being sucky. thats the drawback for earning millions of dollars. so for u idiots defending her and saying "what if we were out there," tough. SHE is the one that messed up, not us. and she has a show? lol doesnt that mean she controls what happens on the show? omg my vocal cords are hurt. thats what voice training comes in.

i have played in front of people (not singing, singing is for people who cant play instruments, unless they actually know how to play an instrument), and i must say that i am utterly disgusted that she blamed her band. if i forgave for everything, including her lack of talent as a musician, i still could not believe she would turn her back on her own band. i am the drummer for my friends' band, and we would never do that to ourselves. SHAME!

Thursday, December 30, 2004 12:40 PM
# hardly know ash said:

well i think that it was particularly ashlee's choice to lip synch which basically means she definetley messed up. Lyp- synching is seriously a bad idea but it's the only back up plan u can have after a throat problem and if u listen to ashlee at the end of the show when apologizing u can hear her voice isn't 100% to normal. but it would be pretty hard to sing with a seriously bad throat. i think if people have a choice of lyp synching because they have a sore throat or cancelling the show i think they should bloody well cancel it.
now i don't like ashlee simpson but neither do i hate her or would like to criticise her i mean the star business is pretty tough. so these r just my thoughts now do not go against them just read them.
Oh ya and um... STOP GLOBAL WARMING!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2005 10:54 AM
# fukov said:

Dont resort to insecure betaware like Firefox.

In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:


You can change 0000000a to any other value as long as it's hexadecimal.

Close the registry editor.

This will give you the max of 10 DLs at a time.

Sunday, January 2, 2005 2:49 AM
# Rochelle said:

Ashlee Simpson is a GREAT singer... how would u effin feel.. if u had something wrong with yer vocal voice... and u were as damn famous as her.. and a whole bunch of yer fans were there to see u sing.. when u couldnt.... so what choice is left?.. geezz

Monday, January 3, 2005 2:54 PM
# jayson knight said:


you obviously didn't read my're half a year late to the party ;-).

Tuesday, January 4, 2005 12:52 PM
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Tuesday, January 4, 2005 11:03 PM
# matt said:


Wednesday, January 5, 2005 8:35 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, January 5, 2005 8:38 AM
# will said:

ashlee simpson's voice is all auto toned

Thursday, January 6, 2005 2:35 AM
# kelsea said:

omg...i love ashlee! how about brittney spears?!?! she lipsync's everytime she proforms! no one gives her crap about it. that just pisses me off when no one looks at the other people who have lip synced before...they are doing just fine...and what the heck was up at the orange bowl?? she had a great performance and she god booed...some people have some serious issues they need to get worked out!

Thursday, January 6, 2005 7:17 AM
# jayson knight said:

i'll repeat my earlier comment:

It may be an essential part of show business, however any of those performers who've appeared on SNL left the lip syncing at the door...even Britney Spears, reason being that they don't have to perform the "complex dance routines" that prevent them from singing at the same time (blah). To my knowledge, almost no one (if anyone at all) has ever attempted to lip-sync on SNL, so it's fitting that kharma bites Ashlee Simpson (who can't sing in the first place) in the ass when she tries to break tradition. That's the point of my initial post, and that's why I think she's an idiot.

Thursday, January 6, 2005 7:19 AM
# blackeagle said:

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Thursday, January 6, 2005 11:48 AM
# Chelsea said:

Ashlee Simpson is a beautiful girl, that can't be denied. But unfortunately, she is a horrible singer/entertainer. She runs around stage like a hyper-active two-year old and screams.

HAHAHA, (excuse me i have to laugh at myself sometimes).

In my opinion both her and her sister need to re-focus their attention in other directions. Though singing has brought the both of them a great deal of fortune, to hear either one of them sing can make you go literally crazy because it is so horrible. The question here is where is the talent? I can scream and run around like Ashlee, or would you rather me raise my voice really high like a bird and make ugly faces while waving my arms around like Jessica.

They should be models! Or find another hobbie that does not reqire the active use of the vocal chord!

Saturday, January 8, 2005 12:17 AM
# Chelsea said:

Ashlee Simpson is a beautiful girl, that can't be denied. But unfortunately, she is a horrible singer/entertainer. She runs around stage like a hyper-active two-year old and screams.

HAHAHA, (excuse me i have to laugh at myself sometimes).

In my opinion both her and her sister need to re-focus their attention in other directions. Though singing has brought the both of them a great deal of fortune, to hear either one of them sing can make you go literally crazy because it is so horrible. The question here is where is the talent? I can scream and run around like Ashlee, or would you rather me raise my voice really high like a bird and make ugly faces while waving my arms around like Jessica.

They should be models! Or find another hobbie that does not reqire the active use of the vocal chord!

Saturday, January 8, 2005 12:17 AM
# Chelsea said:

Ashlee Simpson is a beautiful girl, that can't be denied. But unfortunately, she is a horrible singer/entertainer. She runs around stage like a hyper-active two-year old and screams.

HAHAHA, (excuse me i have to laugh at myself sometimes).

In my opinion both her and her sister need to re-focus their attention in other directions. Though singing has brought the both of them a great deal of fortune, to hear either one of them sing can make you go literally crazy because it is so horrible. The question here is where is the talent? I can scream and run around like Ashlee, or would you rather me raise my voice really high like a bird and make ugly faces while waving my arms around like Jessica.

They should be models! Or find another hobbie that does not reqire the active use of the vocal chord!

Saturday, January 8, 2005 12:19 AM
# Danny said:

I think that ashlee has a great voice jsut liek her sisiter. they try very hard in the business. and every1 makes mistakes THATS PART OF LIFE. just because shes rich n famous doesnt mean she cant make mistakes. shes human just like every1. n atleast jessica n ashlee got famous for they're actuall singing. they didnt show their bodies or strip *cough*britney spears. britney cant sing but she got famous jsut because she became a slut n decided 2 wear nuttin on stage. i tink dat every1 should 4give ash it was a mistake n every1 does mistakes. n she had an excuse whcih was very obvious. i did too see that episode with the doc. n the super bowl ting umm she did great except the ending where she went out of pitch IT WAS 1 FREAKIN WORD! jesus christ! ur gonna boo ehr for 1 word as if every performer does a perfect song live. i say ROK ON ASH! keep living ur dream n dont listen 2 wut other ppl tink or say. its ur life n ur dream dont let other ppl chatter ur dream!

Saturday, January 8, 2005 6:19 AM
# allie said:

ashlee simpson's voice is all auto-toned. she's fake.. i guess it runs in the family

Sunday, January 9, 2005 4:46 AM
# allie said:

The question here is where is the talent? I can scream and run around like Ashlee, or would you rather me raise my voice really high like a bird and make ugly faces while waving my arms around like Jessica.

^ HAHA chelsea your cool

Sunday, January 9, 2005 4:48 AM
# Nina said:

i don't blame her for lip syncing. have u ever heard her try to sing live?!?!?!?!?! sorry ashlee but u SUX!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2005 9:09 PM
# clayton said:

I am having the same problem....what do i do?


Monday, January 10, 2005 9:42 PM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, January 11, 2005 8:26 AM
# jayson knight said:

@ Clayton

Using Alcohol ( worked like a champ for me. Give it a shot, and let us know if that worked for you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:17 AM
# Haystack said:

After that funny incident of Ashlee on “SNL”, it was amazing to me that Joe Simpson, the manager and derelict father of these two airheads stated that the song was a back-round song for the singer to sing-along with. This is common in the industry, played at low volume to increase the volume of the actual singer. I know you have all seen the “SNL” screw-up, now watch it again and listen to the “back-round” song. Is it low-volume, or full? Sure sounds full to me. In fact, they turned it down after the mistake was realized.
And now, of course, comes the reason why. Acid-reflux disease. As many of you know, she and her dickhead daddy stated that she had this problem with her voice and saw a doctor and got a cortisone shot.
Decent excuse, except cortisone has no effect on that ailment considering that cortisone is an anti-inflammatory. In fact, it can actually contribute to the disease.
So if Joe Simpson thinks the American public, who subject themselves to this crap in order to watch an episode of “SNL”, is stupid enough to believe him, then I can say I’ve come across decomposing bodies that where less offensive. Now Ashlee tried to show us she doesn’t need to lip-synch at the Orange Bowl when , in fact, maybe she should have. Anyone who told Ashlee to “just be herself “couldn't have given her worse advice. That was the end of college football for me, that and religion, because if there where a just and loving God in the Heavens, He wouldn’t allow this sort of thing to happen.
It’s not that I really care she got busted. What makes me mad is the passing the buck, pointing the fingers, and the blatant lying through their teeth about absolutely everything.
So I close with some advice for Ashlee. The next gig daddy gets you and you show up with the intention of singing live, always remember that you’re as well accepted as a rattlesnake at a square dance.

Thursday, January 13, 2005 2:53 AM
# Mike said:

Good luck with the interviews bro.

Friday, January 14, 2005 8:15 AM
# Ghidrah said:

Ok, first things first, should NEVER be an issue for a "singer" to "brag" about proving she "sings". Thats like a secretary wanting a @#$'n plaque for answering the phones. ITS HER JOB!! Maybe the "singers" should knock off all the dancing and leave it to the "dancers" and concentrate on "singing" (if they actually CAN sing) . Its no suprise to me that these retards are being outted finally. And YES, Justin TimerFAG is a phony, studio-made, Just-a-face-to-a-sound wannbe. They could get ANY pretty-boy homo to do exactly what HE does and be JUST as successful. They dont even WRITE their own stuff. Most bands write songs about actual personal events that fans can relate to. These hacks CANT even relate to their OWN songs. They go into the studio, bellow out some songs SOMEONE else wrote (shattering glass with their AWFUL voices along the way) then the studio goes in and digitizes every freakin part of it until a Yetti in labor would sound good, and then ,....well then its all about PR work from there. All these losers have to do now is lip sync when called upon from their mansions in Beverly Hills and this white trash , huge beaked, NO-TALENT couldnt even do that. And its YOU FANS out there who are the morons for buying this corporate made bull@#$ !!

Monday, January 17, 2005 9:00 PM
# Ghidrah said:

Oh yeah, more thing,..............hey Danny, the way you retard, was the Orange Bowl,..not the Super Bowl. Wrong bowl game,....and My GOD DUDE,....not even the right level. Orange Bowl is college................

And Ashlee DIDNT do well. She simply SCREAMED into the mic. So ,.....uh,....its JUST coincidence that the FIRST time she tries to sing after being BUSTED lip syncing to PROVE SHE CAN SING is the time when she hits all the wrong notes? Yeah,....smoke another dude. You Homo.........

Monday, January 17, 2005 9:08 PM
# (Haacked) said:

You've pissed somebody off over there. Time to sacrifice a goat to Google. ;)

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 7:49 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, January 20, 2005 4:16 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, January 20, 2005 8:54 PM
# TFG said:



Saturday, January 22, 2005 12:00 AM
# Bob said:

I scored slightly higher, but not as high as I would have expected... ;)

Sunday, January 23, 2005 10:43 PM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, January 27, 2005 3:07 AM
# David Cumps said:

You surely change moods quickly... First you reply at my blog you aren't complaining and that it's not the end of the world and now you are doing the opposite..

When I first posted the code, I didn't know those terms untill somone pointed them out to me, then I immediately edited my post to inform everyone about it.

"He who never offers anything can't do anything wrong". I did my research, my sources are in the post, but indeed, I have never researched legal terms. You are ofcourse a lot older then me and know everything much better and can inform your readers, I am still learning and posting suggestions, you have the choice of looking into it yourself and deciding whether or not to include the search.

Anyway, don't say A in the comments and B on your blog.

Thursday, January 27, 2005 1:59 PM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, January 28, 2005 12:24 AM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, January 28, 2005 12:24 AM
# David Cumps said:

Now I'm curious to see more mails from them, to really know what the problem was :)

Friday, January 28, 2005 1:03 PM
# TLC said:

Or maybe A was 9 days ago and B is 9 days later. I'd be singing a different tune too.

Friday, January 28, 2005 5:29 PM
# TLC said:

An "engineering team"? You really f'd up now :-)

Friday, January 28, 2005 5:35 PM
# jayson knight said:

@ David

As am I; it's just been a maddenning frustrating ordeal as I didn't realize it would be this involved. On their Terms, they make it sound easy to get relisted if dropped for TOS violations, simply send them a note and "voila", re-indexed...this is certainly not the case. We seem to be moving at the speed of Google though, so I don't expect to hear anything until...well, who knows :-).

On a side note, it most definitely is specific to Google; I'm still #1 on MSN, Y!, etc.

Friday, January 28, 2005 8:47 PM
# jayson knight said:

@ David

Well, you said to "stop coming back on it" on your blog, so I decided to do a little venting on mine. Getting dropped from Google (for whatever reason) is the internet equivalent of C:\> FORMAT C:, so the frustration should be apparent. I lambasted Google as well, so I'm an equal opportunity me, they got an earful from me in the emails I sent them. Did it accomplish anything? Who knows. Do I feel a little better? Most definitely.

I personally HATE TOS's; all the legalese makes my brain hurt, but we all walk away having learned something in the end, and that's the most important thing that will have made it all worth it (sort of ;-)). Cheers.

Friday, January 28, 2005 9:08 PM
# Jacob said:

JPK -- thanks for the tip on StatCounter. I'm all over it.

P.S. I came out Lightly Nerdy too. I think the fact that I don't own ANY of the devices they listed hurt me.

Friday, January 28, 2005 9:26 PM
# Jacob said:

Fight the power!

Saturday, January 29, 2005 5:02 AM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 1:21 AM
# Ray said:

Ouch man, sorry to hear it :(

Thursday, February 3, 2005 3:40 AM
# (Haacked) said:

I'll run downstairs and drink one to you right now! I just passed 500.

Saturday, February 5, 2005 1:20 AM
# (Haacked) said:

And is it just me or does that ADO.NET book look like its giving me the finger?

By the way, are you going to disable Comment API? That

Saturday, February 5, 2005 1:23 AM
# jayson knight said:

@Haacked're an animal! 500 posts in one year? I definitely don't have the braincell count for that, my blog has already sapped enough of my productivity with 200 posts in just over a year...I don't know how you do it.

I don't think the ADO.NET book singled you out per se, think of it as an inkblot see whatever you want to see. ;-).

What is comment API? If you mean the metablog api webservice, I can't do that...I use BlogJet to post to my blog...besides, doesn't that require a un/pw to post with? Please expound...

Saturday, February 5, 2005 9:05 AM
# TrackBack said:

Saturday, February 5, 2005 11:12 PM
# TrackBack said:

Saturday, February 5, 2005 11:13 PM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 5:48 AM
# Martin said:

Hmm sounds good but having trouble - it reports primary key constraint violations on 3 of the packages so no posts get transferred. Think I followed the instructions carefully - has anyone else managed to get this to work?

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 11:35 AM
# jayson knight said:


Which packages are generating the error? Double check each DTS task's properties page (options tab) and make sure "Enable Identity Insert" is checked (in the DTS designer). I'm almost done with a .net application which will autogenerate the DTS package, thus alleviating much of the manual-ness of my current solution.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 9:08 PM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 1:02 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 1:11 AM
# Martin said:


Will try the console app out in the morning - thanks for all your work on this!


Wednesday, February 9, 2005 1:44 AM
# Tim Marman said:


A few questions:

1) Will the utility preserve the post id and original date? (This will ensure that the links don't change)

2) Does this copy comments & trackbacks?

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 1:58 AM
# jayson knight said:

Everything is preserved exactly as it is in .Text; if you'd like to see my migration, head over to and poke around. You'll see that its virtually identical to my .Text blog (comments, dates, post categories, etc).

For now, this script is a one shot deal (meaning you have to start with a fresh CS db each time), but I'll put some sort of insert functionality into it soon. Make sure you run the SQL statement to update links *if* you linked back to your own blog...otherwise those links will still point to your old site. Let me know how it goes.

Oh, and use a test db first if you can...if not, make sure you back up your db first!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 2:13 AM
# Tim Marman said:

Hmm, it's failing for me.

Type 'y' to build the DotText2CS DTS package, anything else to exit: y

Unhandled Exception: System.InvalidCastException: QueryInterface for interface DTS.CustomTask failed.
at DTS.Task.get_CustomTask()
at DotTextCS.Package.Task_Sub1(Object goPackage)
at DotTextCS.Package.BuildPackage()
at DotTextCS.Main.Process()
at DotTextCS.Main.Main()

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 8:17 AM
# jayson knight said:

Make sure the SQL Server client tools are installed on your machine, otherwise it can't find the DispID for the DTSPackage COM library. I completely forgot that this is necessary, something for me to think about. Thanks for the info.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 8:39 AM
# Martin said:

Hmm, I do have the SQL server tools installed, but get the same error as Tim

Type 'y' to build the DotText to CS DTS package, anything else to exit: y

Unhandled Exception: System.InvalidCastException: QueryInterface for interface D
TS.CustomTask failed.
at DTS.Task.get_CustomTask()
at DotTextCS.Package.Task_Sub1(Object goPackage)
at DotTextCS.Package.BuildPackage()
at DotTextCS.Main.Process()
at DotTextCS.Main.Main()

Is there any other information I can give you to track down what's causing the problem?

Thanks for your efforts anyway - it'll be fab when we get this working!

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 11:02 AM
# Tim Marman said:

Yeah, I have the client tools installed too...

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 4:55 PM
# Tim Marman said:

Do you have to copy the DLL locally or something? Where are you running this from?

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 7:32 PM
# jayson knight said:

I think I know what the issue is; I compiled the app on my local machine (running SQL2k Personal (not MSDE)) with no service packs (DOH!). From a little research I did, SP2 and higher have an interface change in the DTSPackage library (poopoo on MS for that one). I'm installing SP3a and will give it a recompile and we'll see what happens. Thanks for the feedback.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 11:56 PM
# Martin said:

Sounding promising again - look forward to trying it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 11:59 PM
# jayson knight said:

Alrighty, I've recompiled against SQL SP3 (updated the DTS interop assembly). I was able to successfully run the console application as well as the generated DTS package. The ZIP file is at the same location mentioned in the post.

I updated the code to automatically get most of the user info from each database (commented those keys out in the .config file).

Give it another shot and let me know how it goes, the sooner the better as I have some time tonight to work on it. Good luck.

Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:28 AM
# jayson knight said:

I forgot to mention that there needs to be 1 row of data in the cs_posts table, so simply create a new blog and do a single test post to it, otherwise the app won't be able to get your user info from CS.

Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:32 AM
# Tim Marman said:

What happens if you specify this stuff? Will it pick it up automatically?

(The problem being that I'm using the same master database for multiple sites, so I want to make sure it's moved specifically into the right CS site).

Thursday, February 10, 2005 3:30 AM
# jayson knight said:

I see what you're saying. The app picks up the .Text BlogID via the DotTextUsername key specified in the .config file. (maps to the UserName column in bloc_Config). If there is more than one row in blog_Config with the same username, only the last row will be retrieved; for example, if you have two rows with a UserName of foo, with blogIDs of 0 and 1, the value of 1 will be used to retrieve all related posting content. All the tables in .Text key off of the blog ID, so only the relevant content for that blog id is retrieved and dumped into CS. As far as I can tell, you should be able to dump numerous BlogID content into 1 instance of CS via this app, but I haven't tested it (wrote it with a single blog in mind...just for me ;-) ), I say that with about 90% certainty, and I'll give it a shot.

I should probably work some conditional logic into the app to let you specify whether to use the config file for user info, or to use database queries, for now everything is keyed off of the .Text UserName specified in the .config file. I can have an updated build out in a couple of hours. Let me know if you have any other questions, and let me know if that made any sense :-).

Thursday, February 10, 2005 3:46 AM
# jayson knight said:

There is a new drop available at the link specified in my original post. I updated the utility to address Tim's comment about multiple sites in a .Text DB. The new drop keys off of the UserName column in the blog_Config table for getting the correct content out of .Text, so as long as the UserName is unique, the correct content will be migrated over to CS.

I also updated the utility to let the user decide whether to get user info by letting the app do it for you, or explicitely defining the criteria in the .config file.

Thursday, February 10, 2005 6:58 AM
# Tim Marman said:

Actually, I was referring to the CS side - I need to specify the right SettingsID on that side... because I'm running multiple communities within the same DB.

Thursday, February 10, 2005 7:55 AM
# Martin said:

Still getting primary key violation problems running the script - am I doing something wrong? I started from a blank CS database, set up a blog and posted 1 record to find the necessary values, then created and ran the script.

at least it runs now, but the primary key issue seems to be related to the single post I have to make to get the data for the config file.

If I delete the entry from cs_posts the first (biggest) package does run but it then fails on the next on because the tables are not empty - is this a requirement? i.e. should I delete the single post from the admin interface then try again?

Thursday, February 10, 2005 1:19 PM
# jayson knight said:


Yes, the tables need to be blank...sorry that this is still kind of a manual process, I'm working on getting some logic in the utility that gets all of that info for you, but trying to figure out what the telligent folks have done with the CS db has been tedious at best (as is trying to wrap your head around any new project); bear in mind I have no specs/docs/etc, it's basically been hunt and peck. Check out my newest drop, it allows you to let the app choose whether to extrapolate the info from the db, or you can explicitely define the info in the config.


I'm still working on getting a multi-user solution into place, though it's not near as trivial as the single blog migration. I have a feeling that the telligent folks might beat me to it. Question: how much of the CS database do you already have set up, i.e. do you have user/blogs/blog owners/etc defined? Or are you starting completely from scratch?

Thanks again for the feedback guys.

Friday, February 11, 2005 1:00 AM
# Robert McLaws said:


I'm starting with 30 blogs, over 12,000 posts, and a blank CS database. I'd rather not have to set any of the blogs up, but I will if I have to. If this tool can help me convert in as painless a manner as possible, that would be awesome

Friday, February 11, 2005 10:41 AM
# Martin said:

Hmm, I'm getting exceptions trying to create the package in the latest version - it asks the initial questions then fails with
"The application generated an exception that could not be handled" Process id = 0xc18 (3096) Thread id=0xbf0 (3056) and then it terminates.

Friday, February 11, 2005 1:00 PM
# Martin said:

Got this error after the exit:

Unhandled Exception: System.InvalidOperationException: Timeout expired. The tim
eout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool. This may hav
e occurred because all pooled connections were in use and max pool size was reac
at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionPoolManager.GetPooledConnection(SqlConn
ectionString options, Boolean& isInTransaction)
at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open()
at DotTextCS.User.GetSettings()
at DotTextCS.Main.Process()
at DotTextCS.Main.Main(String[] args)

Friday, February 11, 2005 1:02 PM
# jayson knight said:


I've posted a new drop of the utility; the ability to manually specify user info has been deprecated in favor of a much more automated approach. Here are the steps you need to take to get everything migrated over at this point:

- Create a new CS database using either the CS installer or the SQL scripts
- Have your users register on CS *with the same email address they use for .Text* (this is crucial as I am now keying everything off of this value). Alternately, you can do this yourself as an admin in the admin section for a trivial amount of users. Regardless, the user info must be in the database before creation of the blogs.
- Here is the only tedious part that still exists; each blog must be manually created, and you must explicitely say who the owner of the blog is in the admin section (the second text box in the 'create blog' section, needs to be the users username...perhaps you can map a user to a specific security role and let them do this themselves? I don't know...). I do know this is still not an ideal situation for a non-trivial number of blogs, but for a handful its not that bad. The next drop of this utility will automate this process so that only the member info needs to be in the database; it will set up the blogs during the migration of the data itself. I should have this done by the end of the weekend, and I believe it's the only outstanding issue with the utility.
- Run the utility (check your connection settings in the .config file first) If a matching email address isn't found in CS (one that matches a member's email in .Text), it will skip that .Text blog and move to the next one. NOTE: The app will ask you if you'd like to save the packages or execute them directly...please save the packages to the server (choose 'n'), I am getting a visual C++ exception when trying to execute the packages directly from the app, which means it's a DTS issue. I'll try and track it down later. Each DTS package will be saved w/ a corresponding BlogID number (let me know if a differentr identifier for each package would be better). All that's left to do is execute the package(s) you wish to migrate over. It's also worth mentioning that Links/Link Categories are still not sorting properly (i.e. alphabetically), but everything else appears to be working fine.


As of this drop, each blog would still need to be manually created. I am looking into how to avoid this for a future drop. If you get a chance, could you run the utility to see if the packages get built correctly? The utility might churn for a bit (haven't built any visual indicators as to what's going on yet), but I'd like to see if the app can handle that load. You can just delete the packages when it's done...just make sure they're all there, most appreciative for your time :-).


I switched all the data access stuff over to the Microsoft data access app block...give the app another shot and let me know how it goes.

Good luck.

Friday, February 11, 2005 11:36 PM
# TrackBack said:

Friday, February 11, 2005 11:54 PM
# Tim Marman said:


The specific SITE and blog is empty, but the database itself isn't.

(In other words, they all use the same connect string - same machine, same DB, etc. When I create the new site, I give a different value for application name (ie one is 'dev' and the other is 'mysitename').

Does that make sense?

I'll post a followup later if it's not :)

Saturday, February 12, 2005 1:27 AM
# Martin said:

Now it runs without error, says it has created a package, but I can't find it anywhere - also tried executing the package from the app but no results either.

Any ideas?

Saturday, February 12, 2005 11:51 AM
# Martin said:

Ignore me - being stupid (hey it's early for a Saturday!!) - I'd not created the empty blog first.

It works!! It's transferred all my entries (500+) and comments too - very pleased - THANKS!!

Saturday, February 12, 2005 12:01 PM
# Brian Desmond said:

Having the same issue - it ran, but, no sign fo the package.

Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:29 PM
# jayson knight said:


Make sure you refresh the "Local Packages" repository; it should be in there.

Monday, February 14, 2005 12:03 AM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 8:33 AM
# TrackBack said:

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:27 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 1:58 AM
# Robert McLaws said:

Just so you guys know, I'll be changing Jayson's engine just a tad to support the wizard. I wanted to minimize the amount of database roundtrips, so I'm passing in a DataRow instead of an array of BlogIDs, and I'll be eliminating the data access code for accessing configuration values. The DotTextCS.Engine.dll file will be versioned differently and be included in the wizard package, so you won't be able to use the modified version for Jayson's console app.

BTW, the engine's code is really cool, you should pop it open in Reflector and check it out if you want to learn about how to use SQLDTS in .NET code.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 8:06 AM
# Martin said:


Tried this against RC3 - it transferred 3 blogs with a few hundred entries in total and did it VERY quickly.

Thanks for all your work on this - it's enabling me to adopt CS much sooner than I expected.


Wednesday, February 16, 2005 6:01 PM
# jayson knight said:

Not a problem :-).

There is still one outstanding issue that I'm working w/ the folks from Telligent on, but it doesn't affect the engine per se...the Web Views column in the blog admin section isn't displaying correctly, even though the correct column in CS is populated with values. It's the 2nd query mentioned in my previous post. I scoured the CS schema one more time thinking I had the wrong column, finally gave in and asked Telligent what's going on. Once I have an answer/fix, I'll work with Robery to get this incorporated into the wizard, for now it will be a seperate (simple) query you'll need to run post-migration. Thanks for your feedback, and spread the word!

Thursday, February 17, 2005 12:33 AM
# jayson knight said:


Ken over at Telligent helped me track down the issue w/ web views in the blog admin section; it's actually getting this value from the cs_Threads.TotalViews column. So, here are the 3 queries that should be run to update these stats:

UPDATE cs_Posts
SET TotalViews = [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount.WebCount
FROM [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount
WHERE cs_Posts.PostID = [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount.EntryID

UPDATE cs_Posts
SET AggViews = [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount.AggCount
FROM [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount
WHERE cs_Posts.PostID = [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount.EntryID

UPDATE cs_Threads
SET TotalViews = [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount.WebCount
FROM [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount
WHERE cs_Threads.ThreadID = [your_db]..blog_EntryViewCount.EntryID

I'll ping Robert to see if we can get this into the wizard.

Thursday, February 17, 2005 1:41 AM
# why do you want to know so bad? said:

i hate anyone who hates ashlee simpson. she rocks! ACID REFLUX PPL! o btw any one who hates her, go right ahead and sing YOUR heart out on live tv! so suck on that

Thursday, February 17, 2005 2:03 AM
# why do you want to know so bad? said:

mother fuckers... you suck

Thursday, February 17, 2005 2:06 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, February 17, 2005 8:53 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, February 17, 2005 8:54 AM
# Lance Mannion said:

An informative and useful post, and also a reassuring one, thanks. As you say, as long as Google operates like a secret office in the Vatican we can't really know what they're up to. Anecdotes are all we have. Like I said over at Majikthise---my own Google hits seem to have increased dramatically over the last couple days, and when I follow them back to the original search I find that the post of mine that Google found for them is pretty high up in the search. A post of mine on Lemony Snicket is on the first page of a number of different variations of a search for the title and release date of his next book, right up there with the Amazon and Barnes and Noble links. Considering how popular Snicket is and how many commercial sites and fan sites there must be, I would expect to find my page much lower down.

I also find that searchers are often pretty darn persevering---following back some of these searches I've found that my post is pretty deep into things. One on page 21, for instance. So it looks like people will still find their way to blogs. But that's just one blogger's anecdotal evidence.

Thursday, February 17, 2005 3:54 PM
# Jacob said:

Two words: lesbian pictures

Thursday, February 17, 2005 5:55 PM
# Troy said:

Thanks so much for making a high rez version of the Honda cog video available for download! I'm experiencing a problem with it, though. The cog highres video errors on me a few seconds into play on multiple computers with multiple downloads of it. I'm wondering if the version you have posted may have gotten corrupted or something? I'm wanting to using it as an opener when I speak tonight, so I'm trying to get it working. Would you happen to have any ideas or a more original file than the one posted? Thank you!

Thursday, February 17, 2005 10:39 PM
# Bob said:

I dont always fare real well on Google, but the new sure likes my site for some reason...

Friday, February 18, 2005 2:21 AM
# Martin said:

Just download CS 1.0 and tried to run the tool to transfer my blogs over again but it doesn't seem to be working - takes virtually 0 seconds and says package has been built but it hasn't

Have there been database changes between RC3 and the final 1.0 release - has anyone got this working?

Saturday, February 19, 2005 10:49 PM
# jayson knight said:


Thanks for the feedback. My first guess is that they've made a schema change to the database (i.e. my tool is looking for a column that no longer exists (!!!). I'll have to look into this later on tonight or tomorrow after I talk to the folks over at Telligent, or I might just have to figure it out on my own. I will keep you posted.

Sunday, February 20, 2005 1:34 AM
# Martin said:


I tried switching release 1.0 to look at my RC3 database full of posts (thanks to your work!) and that worked fine which makes me think they've not changed the database but not certain.

Perhaps it would be good to build a bit of logging into the app so we can tell where it's falling over? - just a simple text file would help a lot.

Look forward to testing the next release

Thanks again.


Sunday, February 20, 2005 1:10 PM
# Alexandru Minza said:

It would be great if it would be possible to import all the picture galleries from .Text into CS too :)

Sunday, February 20, 2005 4:49 PM
# KRC said:

Why do you people keep mentioning Usher in the same category as Linday Lohan and Justin Timberlake? He's not a pop singer, he sings R&B. There's a difference kids, between the black people who popularize that kind of music and the white people who just swing along for the ride.

Ashlee Simpson is AWFUL. Did you see her perform at the Orange Bowl? She CAN'T SING AT ALL!!! She was better off with the lip-sync scam; too bad for her dumb ass that she got caught!

Sunday, February 20, 2005 6:33 PM
# jayson knight said:

@ Martin

Man I hate saying this, but it works on my machine for the 1.0 release (always frustrates me as a developer to say that). That being said, I haven't scoured the DB's for changes. You're not the only one running into this problem, and I'm stumped as to why.

As far as the logging you mentioned, another fellow blogger (and dev), Robert McLaws, is working on a GUI frontend for my engine, and it'll include full logging/error reporting/etc (along with status indicators and progress bars...lotsa eye candy :-). The impression I've gotten from Robert is that he's pretty close to wrapping it up, hopefully we'll have a 1.0 release this week. I'm still shocked that Telligent hasn't written a migration tool, looks like we're gonna beat them to it. I'll contact you directly when we have the 1.0 release. Thanks for your feedback!!!

Monday, February 21, 2005 7:15 AM
# jayson knight said:

@ Alexandru

I will look into this after I get the 1.0 release of CS-.Text converter out...I should be able to write a utility that migrates the picture categories themselves over to CS, but the actual pictures are another story. I won't bore you w/ technical details (unless you like that sort of stuff), but it's not as straightforward as migrating the other stuff over.

Monday, February 21, 2005 7:24 AM
# TrackBack said:

Monday, February 21, 2005 11:52 AM
# MindGame said:

what a fuckin noob!ashlee simpson sucks.not just as a musician but in life also.her music is terrible.

Monday, February 21, 2005 4:08 PM
# Diane Hoover Bechtler said:

I grew up in the Hunter S Thompson 60s wild time era. He affected writing permanently. His "gonzo" journaliism spawned a new way type of journalism that made the writer integral to the story. How could the writer not be part of the story? He lived on his own terms and it seems he died on them too. Amazing individual.

Fear and Loathing pretty much summed up his hedonistic life.

I always wanted to meet him. Guess I won't get the privilege.

Monday, February 21, 2005 11:39 PM
# Andrei said:

I're read around ... I guess all 3 of your posts concerning blogs migration. I'm not sure I'm getting this right. Is it necessary or not to post a first blog entry (so that the user info gets into cs_Posts) ?

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 10:35 AM
# jayson knight said:

@ Andrei

Sorry for all the confusion regarding my posts on this has (rapidly) progressed from a personal project into something better suited for the community as a whole.

As of the most current release, you do not need to post an entry to any of the blogs; all you need to do is set up the users in CS (and they need to have the same email address in CS as in .Text, I'm keying everything off of this so this is crucial), and then set up corresponding blogs for each user (there is a field for the blog owner, this needs to have the correct username specified in the setup of the users mentioned above). After doing this, the utility should build the correct packages for each blog to be migrated over.

This is still a bit of a manual process at this point, but should be fine for a trivial number of blogs. V 1.0 of this tool should be released in a couple of days which will alleviate all of the "manual-ness" of setting up users/blogs. Let me know how it works out for you.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 10:44 AM
# Michael Greth said:


unfortunately I can't get the DotTextCS app running - I get this error message

Welcome to the .Text to Community Server RC2 migration tool ALPHA.

Do you want to execute the DotText to CS DTS package directly from this application or save it directly to the server?
Type 'y' to execute directly from this utility, 'n' to save the package to the server, or 'h' for help on this. y

Type 'y' to build the DotText to CS DTS package, anything else to exit: y
Now building the DotText to CS DTS packages, this may take a few minutes ...
Der Objektverweis wurde nicht auf eine Objektinstanz festgelegt.
at DotTextCS.Engine.User.BuildPackages()
at DotTextCS.Engine.Main.Process()
Try building packages again? 'y', 'n'
I'ts running on a German W2003 Server does this cause the issue ?

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 4:14 PM
# TrackBack said:

As the lucky few of you that are reading this in an aggregator undoubtly already now, something has happened...

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 10:15 PM
# jayson knight said:

@ Michael

My German is a little rusty, but is the exception basically "object not set to a reference..."? If so, double check your .config file for correct settings. Also, try answering 'n' to the first question and see if it correctly saves the packages to the server. Let me know how that goes. It's worth mentioning that Robert and I will have v 1.0 of this tool out within the next day or 2...I've played around with the betas, and the GUI he's written is pretty slick. Thanks for the feedback!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:14 AM
# Yaheya Quazi said:

I get the same error and I am running it in "English" version of Windows 2003 :)

Thursday, February 24, 2005 8:42 PM
# jayson knight said:

I'm unable to repro on my machines over here; double check your .config file, and make sure you are running the utility from a machine that has the SQL Server Client Tools installed on it (though the destination machine can be either local or remote) could be that interop is not finding the correct dll (in this case, dtspkg.dll). Let me know how it goes.

Friday, February 25, 2005 12:04 AM
# Yaheya Quazi said:

I am sorry I tried several things it does not work :(

Friday, February 25, 2005 3:14 AM
# AT said:

As first person who pointed out legal troubles - I feel that I will be also first who will post another crazy idea:

Google did not enforce this TOS. If they do – delisting is not a best way for this.
This is useless activity to enforce it. This does not result in people change their search box code. As well - this does not make Google earn more money. Even more - enforcing TOS in this way will result in harm for Google - as threads/posting like this one will be created and will damage Google reputation.

I feel that your site was banned due to AdSense + JavaScript using address deadly combination. This is something that Google can and does enforce. They need to keep AdSense money flow - so they will definitely use some tools to detect cheaters. One of possible fraud they are trying to detect - is JavaScript automated clicking.

Thus - I suspect there is high probability that your website were removed due to JavaScript + AdSense combination.
But I still see some flaws in my judgment - if this were related to AdSense - then they will simply show public ads instead of paid one on your site. Or do not pay any money - but not delete from index.

There is something really strange with this story. Do not believe anything you see and feel. There are something unpredictable/unexpected happened.

Friday, February 25, 2005 11:08 PM
# Stephen Colet said:

The loss of Hunter S. Thompson will always unfortunately be measured against the insipid contemporary reflections on the American psyche. In these days of political extremism - when civil liberties are under threat, and contrary voices are ever-the-more dimmed – undaunted voices of honest criticism and social commentary are needed more than ever. To the end, Hunter S. Thompson not only gave us the most entertaining ongoing commentary of America’s political-social-economic experience, he steered us to the depth of America’s heart and soul. Ultimately, sounding a horn and shining a spotlight into the darkness where no one dared. The King is dead, long live the King.

My Close Encounter:
The Red Sox, Gonzo, and Book Soup

The rain fell upon the parched streets of Los Angeles on this October evening. The weather and the mood ugly. It had been 167 days since the last rainfall, just a drop in the bucket measuring back to the early dark days of the Bush regime. I had decided to forego Monday night football and baseball’s playoffs and make a pilgrimage to the West Hollywood Book Soup. Seeking inspiration, or at least clarity. I should have known better.
We dodged murderous commuters in Humvees and Kingcab trucks and parked the Saturn on the hill, just before Sunset. Blake, my son and copilot, pointed to the sidewalk and shouted as we turned toward the oddly available parking spot, “Hey, that’s Elvis Costello.” I agreed. Having recognized the eyewear and silhouette peripherally. Cool, I thought, a good omen. It was time to make it to the store and buy a couple of copies of Hey Rube. Secure our chance for a guaranteed ticket (numbers 194 and 195) and get our books signed by Hunter S. Thompson, in what I knew was a rare L.A. appearance. The flyer from Book Soup clearly stated, only 205 numbers were guaranteed, and Hunter would only sign Hey Rube (this, among a long list of stranger draconian stipulations) so we were happy, nothing to bitch about. It had been close, another drive around the block, and we would have been out of luck.
With two hours to kill, our spot assured, and some serious baseball on, we decided to bide our time across the street at the Red Rock, a restaurant-bar on Sunset Strip with a big-screen TV. Perfect, have a couple of beers; watch the rest of the Yankees and Red Sox game, then head over to a line growing in the light drizzle. We sat until a few minutes before 7 o’clock; the game went on and on. The Red Sox refused to die as it went into extra innings. It was time to leave, the signing was about to start.
Frustrated that we didn’t get to see the end of the game, we headed across the street, opposite the billboard advertising Brian Wilson’s Smile, and took our place in the sprawl of anxious fans. The legions seemed restless and became more confused and unruly by the minute. By 7:30, the line had not moved at all. People just milling about, paging through their books and passing time with their own tales of book signings and celebrity sightings. Idle chatter that seemed just a bit edgy. Others, however, whiled away the minutes nipping flasks and becoming boisterous with drink. Still a few, becoming sloppy drunk in serious imitation of their guru. Meanwhile, the front of the line remained the same. No movement. Just frustrated patrons fondling their books and speculating why things were barely moving.
We were tired of standing. Myself, restless with anticipation, shifting my weight from left to right, adjusting the shoulder strap on my bag. Then Blake, asking why he had to bear this burden of books and camera. It was all starting to seem like work. At least it wasn’t pouring rain. I glanced at my watch, wondering about the games. The last I heard the Yankees and Red Sox were in extra innings and the Astros and Cards tied. Worried about losing our place in line, we endured our sports-fix malcontent.
Then the streetlights at the corner blinked off and a new darkness drew everyone’s attention. It interrupted all the contemplation and distraction. I heard a screech of tires on the slick street. A young mod-type wearing a tweed coat and purple tee yelled back from a spot just up ahead, “It’s him!”
Heads turned, “Do you see it? The hat! He’s in there! That’s him!” It being the white cowboy Stetson that stuck out like a giant sour dill in a cheesecake. A white hat blinking, barely visible as the camera flashed. They were taking pictures, of us! Snapshots taken from a full-size, in your face, SUV. A black Cadillac Escalade, driven by, and loaded with young nubile nymphs. These smiling and now cooing bacchanals, a sort of snatch phalanx shielding its cargo.
God Damn it! What the Fuck! I swore in silent jealousy.
The monster Caddie paused before us, steps before the curb. It was when I heard some giggling, another camera flash and then brief silence, broken, by the wail of a banshee, a deep guttural wail, loud and clear, “BUSH IS GOING TO GET YOU ALL!”
These words reverberated then froze still in the cool California air. I heard them more than once. The SUV suddenly sped away and turned to park behind Book Soup. The event had begun.
That’s when things really started to get weird. Sights and sounds filtered through the misty rain.

Hey people! Check it out! There is no 1966 in the book! There is nooooo fucking 1966 in the book! Open it up, check it out! It’s the truth!
The book is 246 pages long. But that is beside the point.
This particularly wasted fucking Rube was waiting in line with his friends, Tecate and Jack Daniels.
And I broke ranks to walk up the street to a sidewalk bistro with a TV visible from the sidewalk. The Red Sox had won. It was after eight o’clock and there was still no movement in the line. I guessed that Gonzo was watching the game and things would finally begin now that it was over. I was partly right. The two of us moved forward stealthily, taking cuts in line, passing the drunken and stoned. We were closer to the front but unfortunately the front held as stubbornly as the Bush lies on the war. We stood poised in front of no man’s land when the Book Soup messengers started their routine.
A shell-shocked duo of lower-level employees appeared, charged with event spin. A kinda good cop, bad cop thing, good news-bad news, spiced with swirling crowd rumors that were now fueled with liquor and smoke.
“We need a single file line….and line up by numbers,” pronounced hopefully by the Ms. Sunny representing Book Soup. She was speaking through a megaphone. This was pure vaudeville. Course, chances of a single-file line by numbers with this mob was about as likely as getting a Humvee dealership in Amish country. Wasn’t going to happen.
Meanwhile, sirens were blaring on Sunset Boulevard, with a hook and ladder company and paramedics barreling through the intersection. This definitely wasn’t Woody Creek, first-rain fatalities were notorious on L.A. streets as the oil-soaked asphalt and pavement bled to the surface.
Eventually, the first of the line moved forward, about a half dozen entered the store. Soon afterwards, Book Soup’s version of Dr. Doom came out for an update. This time there was no megaphone. The diminutive meister of event relations with the spiked hair and beady eyes bellowed in a voice that belied his stature. “WE DON’T KNOW WHERE HE IS RIGHT NOW, HE’S LEFT THE ROOM, WE DON’T KNOW WHERE HE WENT!” “SOMETHING IS WRONG!”
Back at the front, conversations turned surly, mean-spirited. Only the first third of the crowd had heard the doomsayer. The drunken book-minion with the Broncos jersey, the one so obsessed with 1966, was trying to pick up on a slender, beautiful blue-eyed charmer dressed in black leather and wearing an over-sized foppy maroon hat. She was smoking a cigarette placed in a silver holder. It was not the authoress Patt Morrison, but it might as well have been. She smartly spurned his teetering advances (the Rube had nearly fallen numerous times and was now about to go head over heels into the brick planter she was sitting on the edge of) with a curt, “GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE, ASSHOLE!”
Apparently the vibe was spreading. Across the street, in front of the Red Rock, two Rubes were pummeling each other with bad intent. Some people apparently were pissed the Red Sox had won.
Ms Calm appeared again to soothe the nervous. A megaphone squawked and burped just before the muffled sound of the hired Ms Soother, “We will not close the store until he leaves” “We are going to stay open as long as he is here to sign books” “He did not feel well and left to get some air for a bit, but he is now back in the signing room”
Finally, word from an actual signee. A punchy, shaggy, grey-haired dude, clutching his book, sighing, “Man….it was great…..I was there when he went out to have a smoke…..HE WAS SMOKIN A DOOBIE OUTSIDE!….He’s talking to everyone…..but ….but…..I don’t know….he doesn’t look good…I don’t think he’s going to make it…he looks sick….he can hardly sign…he’ll never sign all these books…they have to keep telling him to continue writing his name on the page…..he keeps stopping…he don’t look good!”
Well, so much for the staid literary world of high-browed authors with gold Cartier pens. What the hell, this wasn’t Mary Higgins Clark behind a table of books.
Another report, this time from a petite young Asian woman in an oversized Fear and Loathing sweatshirt, “I went out back….there’s a bunch of people there…they must be starting their post signing party early…I saw Benicio Del Toro….I swear he winked at me” “Yeah….sure,” was the incredulous reply from her friend, “you thought it so hard you willed it to happen…sure, he was looking right at you and he winked at you.” “I’ll bet Johnny Depp smiled and said hi too,” she laughed.
The stories were getting stranger and the mood even darker. It was ten o’ clock. We hadn’t moved at all. I wondered about what craziness could have taken place earlier, across the street at the Viper Club. Who knew. Something definitely was happening out back of Book Soup. Problem was, the front of the store was the same. No book patrons returning with signed books.
The first word of calamity came from the trickle of people quick-stepping it along a narrow path that led from behind Book Soup and along the news stand that fronted Sunset Boulevard. The news was disheartening, he left. “He’s gone” “Took off” “Drove out of the parking lot” “Gone.” Then came the official word, a confirmation from the young lady who was in charge of crowd stroking. “Mr. (now it was Mr.) Thompson has left, he got sick and could not continue, he has left the store, there will be no more books signed.”
“Fuck you bitch!” it was the Bronco guy’s friend, another sloppy drunken rube, yelling at the young lady who just called him a fag. “Fuck you, you ugly bitch!” were the parting shots of this gawky book lover in an overcoat as he slammed his bottle of Anchor Steam Beer to the pavement.
Nobody had yet cleaned up the vomit near the rear door of the signing room. Gonzo did in fact take ill and leave. I bemoaned this lost chance at a puke-stained scribbled signature on my copy of The Rube.
Considering the grueling length of the book-signing ordeal and the ultimate letdown, the response was pretty timid. There were a few cries of frustration and disappointment, “You Pussy! You Pussy! not you (as he looked at the Book Soup spokeswoman) Him! “Fuckin Pussy! This was said just before this Hunter Thompson aficionado teetered forward, only to be caught by Dr. Doom escaping contact with the hard cement. Another whimpering, “ They send you? You? Low-level employees out to give us this information?”
Doom replied weakly, “Hey, this was after all Hunter Thompson….I mean, come on.” The line for refunds started up and seemed to be moving briskly.
We left with our books and a story worthy of the Gonzo journalist. As we drove home, I couldn’t help to think about the words I’d heard from the back of the SUV.
Over the years I had met a President and his wife, a 60’s music icon and a two-time heavyweight champion of the world, enduring long lines with book and camera in hand, for a once in a lifetime chance to meet history and leave, with a signed book and a photograph as proof. I should have known meeting George Foreman, Brian Wilson, and the Carters would not prep me for a close encounter with Hunter S. Thompson. Not in these ominous times. This was not your typical book signing, it was more like waiting for Jim Morrison to jump from the roof of the Roxy theater or for Janis Joplin to fall from the stage. It was an event of ignoble excess befitting the infamous Gonzo journalist. The mystery of gigonzo proportion is, of course – exactly how the hell does the pied piper of extreme indulgence continue his journey of fear and loathing?
I guess it doesn’t matter. The truth is Hunter Thompson speaks with the same clarity today (strangely as an ESPN columnist), about the same echoes of doom and darkness that haunt America.
I should have known. A book signing with Hunter S. Thompson is not for the faint of heart, it is a bloodsport. I left with a sense of doom. I felt like a rube. Driving home with a parking ticket fluttering on the windshield wiper, going home only to be awakened in the middle of the night by my son, who was chasing a bat around the living room. It was not a dream. It was real, fear and loathing lives!

Saturday, February 26, 2005 6:44 AM
# Robert McLaws said:

Just a note, the tool was really designed for clean installations. It will gracefully attempt to handle situations where CS has already been set up and has users, but no guarantees. It really is best to start with a pristine database and do a "Quick Install".

Saturday, February 26, 2005 9:00 AM
# jayson knight said:

Agreed, just trying to cover all the bases...perhaps it was a bit badly worded.

So yes, you should start with a clean CS DB, however if you decide to delete a blog (after the migration) via the blog admin page, and plan on re-migrating that blog over via a saved DTS package generated by this tool, it will fail due to the fact that all related data isn't actually removed from the CS db. This is an issue with CS, not the CSverter utility...clean installs are not affected. Sorry if there was any confusion :-).

Saturday, February 26, 2005 9:35 AM
# manny said:

A typical liberal media you are. I was appalled of this last Apprentice session. This is why the world is pissed at us. We attempt to sell what could be considered a luxury item (i.e PS2 Game) to a third world country. Or to put it more locally, selling PS2 games to a community most likely on welfare. Lets give reasons to those kids that dont have lunch money to steal money to get this game.

Sometimes I agree that we are full of greed and capitalist pigs with all the wrong priorities. I loved the Apprentice, I thought it very educational, but this one turned me off. I guess this is what business america is really about. Take money from those that dont have it or make them commit a crime by advertising it as a necessity of life.

I'm saddend by you approving of this advertising ploy Donald. And I shall never support PS2 with their idea of where there market is for their upscale product.

I hope you will not do this type of competition again, this is not the message we want to send to our populace and the world.

Saturday, February 26, 2005 5:31 PM
# Dave Kekish said:

Great. I was going to work on migrating my site today and came here to get the latest version. Cool,

Saturday, February 26, 2005 8:19 PM
# Curtis said:

I'm experiencing the object reference error as well. I even tried copying the files into the Sql Server Binn directory just for kicks. Still nothing.

I can't get the GUI frontend to work either, been trying to get one of these packages to work for a couple hours. Maybe I'll try the original DTS package.

Sunday, February 27, 2005 2:39 AM
# jayson knight said:

Hi Curtis

I attempted to contact you directly via your blog, but it errored out.

Here's a list of quick steps to make sure you're doing for the .Text to CS migration (and sorry if I'm rehashing information you've already attempted):

- Make sure you have the SQL Server Client Tools installed on the machine you're running the utility from
- The utility was compiled against SP3 of SQL Server
- In the 'Blog URL Address' field of the wizard, make sure you're using a fully qualified web address (namely that the http:// is part of the address)

When you said that you couldn't get the GUI to work, what exactly did you mean by that?

Sorry for the troubles...this utility is working for most people, but there are a good number out there that see the same behavior. Robert and myself have been unable to repro this in our environments, which of course makes it very dificult to track down. We will be releasing a new build shortly with improved logging to attemmpt to figure out what's going on. Keep me posted, and thanks for the feedback!

Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:16 AM
# jayson knight said:

My link for the latest bits was linking to the wrong build...I have corrected the link, so if you downloaded the utility recently, please re-download it for the full GUI wizard. Sorry for the confusion.

Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:21 AM
# jayson knight said:

Please see my latest post here:

Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:22 AM
# jayson knight said:

Please see my latest post (and comments) here:

Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:22 AM
# jayson knight said:

Please see my latest post here:

Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:23 AM
# umit said:

i look up for a gmail invitation,if you accept i will be very happy...

Monday, February 28, 2005 12:37 AM
# SuperJason said:

I use and have had great luck with them. They support ASP.NET, SQL Server, and all the other good stuff for only $10/month. I run 7 different sites through them.

If you decide to go with them, please pass the referral on to me:


Tuesday, March 1, 2005 5:53 AM
# (Haacked) said:

+1 for WebHost4Life.

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 8:13 PM
# Bob said:

+1 for not changing to Community Server yet ;)

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 10:34 PM
# Jacob said:

As far as I can tell, the only downside to the pizza/Everquest II feature is that you have to be playing Everquest II to do it. If I ever find myself playing Everquest II, I'm going to be typing /mallet-to-the-head and /kill-me-now like nobody's business.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 6:24 AM
# potzi said:

was reading a review on it...and they said that there were a few seconds of fotage that was computer edited...the wheels rolling up the ramp would have to be it

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 1:16 PM
# jayson knight said:

nope, as has been said in the comments, the wheels were wheighted; the weights being at the top (on the inside) of the wheels, thus when they are bumped the weights actually carry the wheels forward (and up).

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 1:35 PM
# Bob said:


Wednesday, March 2, 2005 8:50 PM
# Sean said:

This was shot in two separate sequences. The few seconds of editing was to splice them together to make it appear seamless. It is still very impressive! Thanks for the hires version...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 1:41 AM
# Al Mehdi said:

I really liked your article on this subject. What makes this more interesting is that I have been having this problem since the last 2 years and finally today I discovered what the issue is. If you need any help you can email me on


Thursday, March 3, 2005 6:04 AM
# Dan Housman said:

If you liked the Omea tool you might also find what we are doing at Viapoint interesting. It is a similar product but we are heading in different directions in the long run. You can take a look at it at I am the marketing guy in the company but we are quite small. I'm continuing to look for feedback since it is early for these sorts of tools.

Thursday, March 3, 2005 4:03 PM
# Bob said:

Not to mention the 'Shared-Source' program is very selective in who gets that peek...

Friday, March 4, 2005 8:42 AM
# Evil Sandmich said:

Looks like you're getting indexed since I was looking for a stat tracker through Google and I found it through the link you provided on this site, thanks!

Friday, March 4, 2005 8:00 PM
# ·What is the GAC? What problem does it solve? said:

I need Answers

Saturday, March 5, 2005 10:19 AM
# Brent said:


Good stuff mate. Saved me a lot of work there. I'm not sure why Microsoft implemented Forms validation to lock focus to a control. It makes sense to prevent the user from submitting a non-validated form, but the user should be able to move freely about the form prior to submission.
I think it has something to do with being backward compatible with vb validation. imo it's worth all the work tho.


If you have a more efficient method please share it, otherwise stfu kthx

Sunday, March 6, 2005 12:20 AM
# CL4 said:

Could you send me a invite to gmail, please?
Thanks anyway

Monday, March 7, 2005 8:23 PM
# Haacked said:

Was I first? How much is shipping?

Thursday, March 10, 2005 8:26 AM
# TrackBack said:

JAYSON has posted a code-packed look at Xen/X#.

Sunday, March 13, 2005 1:00 AM
# SmilingHobbes said:

Hi all,

Something from the Honda Aus site.'the+cog'+commercial.htm

You can download in Quicktime or in Windows format in varios rez.

Monday, March 14, 2005 9:08 AM
# AP said:

There are so many other singers that lip sync and nobody does anything about it, they only make a big deal about Ashlee is because she got caught, who cares, I think she's a good singer, she's talented and writes her own songs. I think people should just get over it, people who hate her... nobody is making you listen to her so don't.

Monday, March 14, 2005 9:20 PM
# Sunil said:

With out using subquery how to find out 5th top element in a set of N numbers

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 7:31 AM
# BoneDaddy13 said:

Thanks so much for the links to this VPC guide and zip file. They worked great and my FC3 install is running very nicely now!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 8:37 PM
# Niki said:

Good Luck!

Friday, March 18, 2005 7:50 AM
# Kris said:

I saw Ashlee in concert in San Jose and she sang, LIVE! and she totally rocked. If you would have watched the first season of "The Ashlee Simpson Show" you would know that she has encountered acid relfux before. Her fans are true to her and support her 110%

Friday, March 18, 2005 9:59 PM
# Jules said:

Shes a COMPLETE moron! O NO! NOT ACID RUFLUX! cry me a river! god......shes so annoying. acid reflux or not, she CANNOT sing. Shes TERRIBLE! if i was a fan of ashlee simpson, i would have killed myself or been killed LONG ago. ok, being caught lip syncing is bad enough.....but doing a stupidd little dance and not continuing with the preformance is just retarted! if that was anyone else, they would have apoligized, and jumped back into the song, WITHOUT lip syncing this time. and her voice sounded completly FINE while she was blaming her band after the show!~ HONESTLY, WHO BLAMES THE BAND??!!! what an asshole! stupid spoiled brat....god, i can't get over that! thats just heartless.....its not the bands fault...they were perfectly fine..its her OWN fault. mabey if she was mature, she would have owned up to it and the whole mess would have been forgotten with a day. ASHLEE SIMPSON IS AN IDIOT!
P.S.....shes not PUNK like she seems to think she is and her song...ugghhh...their BRUTALLLLLLLLLL!

Saturday, March 19, 2005 11:28 PM
# ~ said:


Saturday, March 19, 2005 11:30 PM
# Jacob said:

Awesome, dude. Just remember the rules during the interview: open source is OK, but not too much of it. Apple sucks and isn't a threat, except for the iPod (don't forget to ask which kind the interviewer has). Microsoft isn't the Borg, but don't mess with them anyway just in case they really are. And DON'T mention the stock price.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:30 AM
# audio said:

the link dosn't seam to be working anymore...

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 4:21 AM
# kirsty ally said:

you suck ashlee simpson is not a lip singer she is the best singer ever i bet you dont know how to sing so shut up! f-u jurk your an idiot go to hell for starting rumers

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 5:29 AM
# ashlee simpson said:

fuck you mother fucker i hope you loose your voice ashlee rocks shes the bomb ashlee has acid reflex disease she cant help it what would you do if you were going on stage in 2 minutes for snl and you didnt have a choise what to do your an idiot she didnt have a voice and your just the ass that would do something like this. FUCKER i hope that you go to hell for what you did on the internet.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 5:37 AM
# jayson knight said:

Whoa there...tone it down alright? We're all civilized people here.

Point is, she tried to do it on the ONE show that no one else has attempted to lip sync on...then she blamed it on her band? If I were a member of her band, I'd fire her in a heartbeat for not owning up to her own fuckup. She really needs to grow up and take responsibility for her own messes.

Fortunately, I don't need my voice for what I do for a living, so I actually don't care about losing it. Thanks for the concern though.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 5:41 AM
# shals said:

hi these seems to be good,but if you could pls post Question on and .net related to internet technologies.
thanks in advance
if possible post me on

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 3:33 PM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 3:43 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 3:43 AM
# TrackBack said:

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 10:58 AM
# Mat Hall said:

Want me to mirror them? I have (allegedly) unlimited bandwidth...

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 5:09 PM
# (Haacked) said:

Thanks for pointing out the post. I'm downloading it now just to increase your bandwidth usage. ;)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:19 PM
# Mat Hall said:

Your server keeps timing out when I try to download them, so attempts to mirror the files have been aborted... I'm having a few issues myself, but assuming my provider can kick it back in to life any time soon, here's a home-brew Cog-style video:

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 9:41 PM
# riddlecow said:

same problem with just outlook 2003 it uses all my memory resources. it has to be a leak

Thursday, March 24, 2005 1:26 AM
# jayson knight said:

Nice video...who did that?

A mirror would be great actually, those few videos account for close to 95% of my bandwidth consumption...I'll owe you a pint (or 12)!

Thursday, March 24, 2005 7:55 AM
# Mat Hall said:

The video came from here originally:

I'll have another stab at downloading the cog videos tonight -- I managed to get about 30MB of the advert and 45MB of the "making of" before it crapped out... Failing that, I'll turn on my "upload files" page and you can try it from your end!

Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:13 AM
# TrackBack said:

Thursday, March 24, 2005 5:32 PM
# Kerry said:

I think everyone should cut Ashlee some slack! It wasn't her fault that she had acid reflux and couldn't sing! Ashlee is usually amazing singing live and has a great voice! She rocks and people who have just gone off her because of that performance obviously weren't true ASHLEE FANS!!!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2005 9:55 PM
# Mat Hall said:

Some interesting Fedora stuff here -- mostly unneccesary eye-candy, but undeniably cool!

Friday, March 25, 2005 10:49 PM
# amie said:

she sucks i hate ashlee simpson she is the worst signer and she looked way better as a blonde!! jessica is better and can actually sing

Saturday, March 26, 2005 4:15 AM
# Jacob said:

Yo, check out -- I know it's for women and all, but gadgets are stil gadgets.

Saturday, March 26, 2005 9:07 AM
# TrackBack said:

Saturday, March 26, 2005 1:10 PM
# TrackBack said:

Saturday, March 26, 2005 1:14 PM
# Mat Hall said:

Scoble's an asshat, plain and simple. (Well, I'm sure he's actually a nice guy and all, but how he got so "famous" for endlessly repeating variations on the whole "Windows is great and will get you laid; Linux will make your hair fall out and your eyes bleed" is beyond me.)

If you like Raymond Chen, try these other MSFT bloggers:

Larry Osterman --
Eric Lippert --

I also find Ed Felten is an interesting read --

Sunday, March 27, 2005 10:00 PM
# jayson knight said:

I initially was very excited when Larry Osterman started blogging, but I haven't kept up with it in a while (maybe once a week or so). That being said, I did enjoy the videos he did for channel9 (seems like a guy who simply loves what he does for a living, very jovial guy). There's just something that Chen has w/ his writing style though that Osterman doesn't.

I do keep up with Lippert's blog; IMO he's one of the most brilliant minds over at MS. The reverse is true w/ his channel9 videos, he was kind of 'blah', but they were still good.

Scanned freedom to tinker, looks like a great blog (exactly the type of blog I was looking for), thx for the link!!!

Monday, March 28, 2005 12:08 AM
# oscar said:

she @#$%^&* sucks come on a real artist would not lip sync
the good thing is that she is a natural blonde so then it was oay

Monday, March 28, 2005 1:45 AM
# oscar said:

she @#$%^&* sucks come on a real artist would not lip sync
the good thing is that she is a natural blonde so then it was oay

Monday, March 28, 2005 1:45 AM
# Haacked said:

You and me both man. That was too funny and utterly tastless and contemptuous. We should know better.

Friday, April 1, 2005 10:28 PM
# Michael said:

The fix we found for Outlook 2003 to prevent the pegging out of the processor...
was to turn off the caching.

Works perfect for us.

Friday, April 1, 2005 10:36 PM
# Heather Miller said:

I think the people who suck r the people that say shes fake ur all just jealous of the fact that shes so fab

Friday, April 1, 2005 11:29 PM
# melanie said:

I am a big fan of ashlee simpson but after the orange bowl when she sang live it sucked the only thing that makes her voice sounds good is the machines they use for every singer she really needs to go back and be an actor she is cute and all but her voice is not made for singing and at the orange bowl herr sister jessica was there and all ashlees family was like you did great

Saturday, April 2, 2005 8:17 AM
# Jacob said:

Site looks awesome -- congrats on the migration! And, yes, you are going to hell for posting the link to Terri Schiavo's blog, just as I'm going to hell for laughing so hard at it.

Saturday, April 2, 2005 6:11 PM
# Sleighto said:

I couldn't agree more. Why would I want to go through this painfull install (libs missing, libs conflicting, etc.) when Microsoft's .net just installs, and works, and works great! I finally got the Windows Forms working
(of course with Wine), I was shocked at what an ugly form was generated. This is cross platform compatibility? Forget it.

Monday, April 4, 2005 4:16 AM
# protected virtual void jayBlog { said:

In an earlier post&amp;nbsp;about Mitch Hedberg&amp;rsquo;s passing, I mentioned I&amp;rsquo;d be posting some a/v...

Monday, April 4, 2005 5:17 AM
# Mat Hall said:

I was having trouble posting comments at all last week, and I couldn't even let you know via the "contact me" thing... (I emailed, but no idea if it worked.)

Anyway, here's what I tried to say:

I have to say I prefer the old site. The new one's a bit bland, and the non-resizing content area looks horrible on my WXGA monitor -- there's a lot of whitespace either side, and it's distracting. The adding of comments (it being non-functional aside) is sub-optimal, too; clicking the "Comments" link from the main page takes you to an anchor at the top of the comments, requiring scrolling up to see the "Add a comment" link; I prefer the old school "Show all the comments, and have the 'add comment' bit at the end" -- the present situation means a lot of scorlling up and down to read comments and post a response, and there's no way of seeing the comment you may be responding to without opening a second browser window.

Yeah, yeah, everyone's a critic! :D

Monday, April 4, 2005 12:31 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Interesting stuff...I hadn't noticed that. I agree with you (and I don't know why telligent chose to do it that way...i could almost live with the having to scroll up, but not showing comments while replying is just flat out dumb). Thanks for the info, I'll ping the folks over at CS and see what's up.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 2:08 AM
# excerpts. said:

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 2:25 AM
# Clint Miller said:

indeed--the link does still seem to be broken!

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 7:09 PM
# Bob said:

I dont know about your site, but I noticed when I linked tristan's CS site, the trackback was created as Anonymous, even though if I clicked on the word anonymous it went to my site.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 9:15 PM
# Devin L. Ganger said:

Oh, good. I'm glad I'm not the only one seeing this problem in RSS feeds. Do you have a post ID for this bug or are you working with them through private support channels?

Thursday, April 7, 2005 6:55 AM
# Jayson Knight said:


Ken has posted a fix here:

Or, I can send you the updated assemblies if that's easier.

Thursday, April 7, 2005 5:39 PM
# (e)Mail Insecurity said:

Friday, April 8, 2005 12:05 PM
# (e)Mail Insecurity said:

Friday, April 8, 2005 12:09 PM
# Jacob said:

I think I can answer the coders and music question: we do it to stop people from coming up and talking to us while we're creating our art. The sight of headphones sends a pretty clear "leave me alone" message.

Monday, April 11, 2005 4:41 AM
# Mat Hall said:

Here's a similar kind of thing for WMPlayer -- pretty cool, with a Google style front end...

Monday, April 11, 2005 11:37 AM
# Jayson Knight said:


Ok, that's much cooler than the Wawi plugin I posted about...may have to look in to that. Just an FYI, I haven't ignored your CS 'comment' complaint; been working on a solution to make it more like .Text (comment box at the bottom, no scrolling, etc) and will have it rolled out within the next day or so.

Thx for the link :-).

Monday, April 11, 2005 1:21 PM
# Nev said:


I'm wondering why you didnt just use VNC or perhaps Remote Desktop before finding this app tho


Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:53 AM
# Jayson Knight said:


Actually I was; this means one less window I have to keep open on my desktop, and one less connection into my desktop (which hosts a VPC of Win2k3 running this site). I know the overhead of RDP'ing into a machine is pretty low, but every bit counts :-).

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 11:41 AM
# Mat Hall said:

Excellent work. Don't know if it's a Firefox funny or not, but the font size on the comments displayed while you're entering a comment is somewhat on the enormous size, but that's a minor gripe. Now that's what I call service. :)

(Actually, just checked in IE and it's the same.)

Thursday, April 14, 2005 3:14 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yeah, I noticed that as well (posted about it in an earlier entry)'s almost like none of the CSS is being applied temporarily during the commenting process. I have bigger fish to fry at the moment (my RSS readers are screaming for some fixes), but will eventually track that down as well. Like you said, it works now...and that makes me happy :-).

Thursday, April 14, 2005 4:08 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Dual toolbars. A second control declaration. Ahhhh, yes. Smart! I hadn't thought of that. Nice!

Thursday, April 14, 2005 8:36 AM
# Mat Hall said:

I have no firm preference either way -- it really depends on the kind of game I'm playing. An FPS *must* be played on a PC -- console controllers just aren't fast or accurate enough (GoldenEye on the N64 aside); beat 'em ups are console fodder (I'll whup anyone at Tekken 2!); everything else, it depends on the individual game -- shoot 'em ups, puzzle games, RPGs, etc, have decent examples on both platforms.

I kind of started with a computer and a console -- I had an Atari VCS and a Sinclair Spectrum (Timex 2000) at around the same time, and since then I've had periods of owning either a computer or a console; however, ever since I got a job and had cash to burn I've been acquiring a multitude of both. :P

Thursday, April 14, 2005 11:07 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Oh man, I forgot about GoldenEye on N64...yeah, I burned a ton of braincells playing that one back in the day (that must have been what, 6 years ago?). I wonder if there's a PC emulator for that one...

I used to be a huge fan of the beat 'em ups (ala Street Fighter, which I still love), though I only have one in my library at this point; Dead or Alive for XBox. I've played various ones throughout, but they've gotten *really* complicated what with the seemingly hundreds of moves you can do, and my girlfriend still whoops my ass just by hitting random buttons.

Friday, April 15, 2005 2:05 AM
# Vince Blasberg's WebLog said:

Friday, April 15, 2005 8:43 AM
# Jeff Key said:

Agree completely. It hurts my head when I watch it. The original was fantastic; the US version is far too sitcom-y. The characters aren't believable enough. Oh well, I'll keep watching it, waiting for something interesting to happen.

Friday, April 15, 2005 4:50 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

I can't watch it. It makes me physically ill. The manager doesn't just "get on" my nerves, he actually MAKES me nervous to the point where I need a strong drink or a valium or both; anything to calm me down.

Saturday, April 16, 2005 3:31 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I guess they changed their minds about the shipping&handling. It was $6 when I tried it.

They also only offered the Team Edition, I don't plan on using that at all, so I decided to pass.

Have you installed yet? When does Beta 2 expire?

Monday, April 18, 2005 5:29 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

I just checked the website; looks like it's still free (the site says as much at least), didn't click through so maybe they're having some glitches. Haven't installed it yet, was gonna wait and see what the blogosphere had to say about it first (plus I don't have a VPC image set up yet for it). I dl'd the standard edition before I realized that I could order the entire Team Suite for free; I'm assuming you can pick and choose what you want to install so I still think it'd be worth it to order it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:25 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I just checked again, it is free until after you confirm your order, then they add the $5.99 shipping and tax, the total was $6.44 or something like that.

I'll definitely hold off until I know the expiration specifics on this (don't want to get stuck with a project I can't work on because my VS and SQL Server Betas expired).

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 7:59 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:


I just ran through the process yet again (fourth time in the last 24 hours) but this time I did something slightly different.

I left one of the "you may contact me via" boxes checked. Each time before, I unchecked them all. This time I left "work address" checked.

And this time there was no shipping and handling added.


Tuesday, April 19, 2005 8:05 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ok that's indeed a little strange...guess you do actually have to pay for it somehow. Good catch.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:43 AM
# Jacob said:

Unlike Mr. Knight, I don't need an excuse to drink or take valium, although the new Office would be a good excuse. The original couldn't have been more perfect, and the new one couldn't be more bland. And like everyone else, I'm most disappointed in the use of Carrell who is one of those guys who can make me laugh just by the way he looks at the camera.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 5:22 PM
# Haacked said:

My pleasure. So do you know if your code will get rolled into the next release? Have you heard from those guys at all?

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 7:33 PM
# you've been HAACKED said:

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 8:04 PM
# you've been HAACKED said:

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 8:05 PM
# Andy said:

Hi Jayson. I setup CS on my server at, but I am having a little trouble getting it configured so that my one blog appears at, like you have it setup. I ran followed the instructions at the CS wiki to get it setup for "one blog and one gallery," now I just need to get the URL string setup. Can I ask you a few questions by email?

BTW, your contact page doesn't work. Thanks.

andyatkinson {of} gmail {d0t} com

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 6:20 AM
# Jason said:

When I ran the app everyting went fine until it got to about 97% where it crashed with a 404 error. see error text below:

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found.
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.LateBinding.LateGet(Object o, Type objType, String name, Object[] args, String[] paramnames, Boolean[] CopyBack)
at CSverter.Form1.BeginMigration()
at CSverter.Form1.WizardPage10_AfterDisplay(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at Divelements.WizardFramework.WizardPageBase.OnAfterDisplay(EventArgs e)
at Divelements.WizardFramework.Wizard.GoNext()
at Divelements.WizardFramework.Wizard.b(Object A_0, EventArgs A_1)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 7:13 AM
# Matt Berther said:

I subscribe to your atom feed, but only because given the choice I will subscribe to that format as its spec is under more active development.

Should you decide to really get rid of the atom feed, I only ask that you provide some notification so that people can move their subscriptions.

Thursday, April 21, 2005 4:45 AM
# protected virtual void jayBlog { said:

First they redesign the Boxster&amp;nbsp;late last year, and now they&amp;rsquo;re coming out with a new model,...

Monday, April 25, 2005 1:59 AM
# vern said:

Due to the way the code shows up in HTML, could you zip up your code? I.E. class and .config files (just changes or already changed) for download?


Tuesday, April 26, 2005 4:46 AM
# protected virtual void jayBlog { said:

I posted earlier about interviewing with Microsoft Consulting Services; I didn&amp;rsquo;t follow up with...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 6:35 AM
# (Mohammed Sohail) said:

Hi how r u?
i am checking my aggregator for just posting my comments

Saturday, April 30, 2005 4:45 PM
# (Mohammed Sohail) said:

I am the student of computer science.<br />i belong from the bahawalpur.<br />i am just checking my news aggregator<br />that is why i am posting this dummy <br />comments

Saturday, April 30, 2005 5:01 PM
# Mat Hall said:

I wouldn't worry too much about the torrent disappearing -- there's still a couple of live torrents for the 4074 build out there, and a quick search turned up a dozen for 5048... Not that I'd download it or anything. :P

Sunday, May 1, 2005 5:23 AM
# Mat Hall said:

IsoHunt is always a good place to start; another good Torrent meta-search is -- without signing up your searching options are somewhat limited, but it's still worth a pop. specialises in obscure music, although they've shut down new user registration at the moment so that's not of much help to you.

More general trackers can be found at and -- Pirate Bay is probably the largest tracker left, and they seem to be in no hurry to bow down to any legal pressure.

Also, lots of people seem to overlook the biggest torrent search tool anywhere -- Google! It'll either turn up the torrent you're looking for, or at the very least point you towards somewhere else to go looking:

In terms of BT client, I'm a fan of Azureus; it's very configurable, comes with its own tracker should you feel the urge to host your own torrents. However, it's a Java app, so some people view it with distaste. :)

Sunday, May 1, 2005 4:07 PM
# Scott Allen said:

I like Azureus too. I get frustrated trying to find torrents. So many of these search sites dissapear or go offline if they get too good (RIAA again).

Sunday, May 1, 2005 4:54 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ack...Java. I'll give it a shot though...the last Java app I used was whatever IDE for Java that's written in Java (eclipse maybe? I can't remember) for a project I did like 4 years ago...I just remember it being reeeeaaaallly sloooooooow. I always forget about about the filetype param in google...

Monday, May 2, 2005 3:32 AM
# David Walker said:

Well, it's debatable whether "they" (Napster) broke any copyright laws, but YOU certainly broke some copyright laws yourself, if you downloaded any MP3s that you don't also own on CD. And so did the uploaders. All of the MP3s on my computer are ripped from CDs that I bought on

I had some downloaded MP3s from the Napster days for a while, but in the interests of good karma, I deleted them from my computer.

Monday, May 2, 2005 9:21 PM
# Jayson Knight said:


It's not really debatable if Napster broke any laws...they did, and the courts agreed with the RIAA. They goofed b/c they stored all the songs on a central server, which is indeed illegal. The only reason p2p has lasted as long as it has is b/c it's much more dificult to track down the individual sharers, and it's actually *not* illegal to share your entire music collection, just illegal to actually upload files to a central server, or download files from another individual. p2p is like computer viruses though; we'll always stay one step ahead of the RIAA.

What Napster did is certainly not as bad as what the RIAA does to it's artists every time an album is sold, which is why when I do purchase music, I almost go with small indie labels, that way I know the "real" talent is actually getting the money they deserve. Paying 15 bucks for a CD and knowing the artist only sees a very small fraction of that money makes me sick.

Tuesday, May 3, 2005 1:52 AM
# Mat Hall said:

I guess you probably read Slashdot, but in case you don't this may be of interest:

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 4:42 AM
# you've been HAACKED said:

Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:09 AM
# you've been HAACKED said:

Thursday, May 5, 2005 7:49 PM
# Dan Hounshell said:

So, come on, dude. Give us the specs already! I want to know the pieces and parts and all the gooey details!

Friday, May 6, 2005 3:05 AM
# Ray Ray said:

Very interesting, I'm looking forward to see where he takes this since Community Server is a bit too much for my needs. I look forward to seeing some good stuff come from this.

Friday, May 6, 2005 6:10 AM
# devNINJA said:

Friday, May 6, 2005 6:41 AM
# Bob said:

I don't see moving to CS anytime soon, so I would be glad to pitch in where I can as well.

Friday, May 6, 2005 3:47 PM
# Mat Hall said:

I installed it a couple of days ago, and it is pretty awful. I guess deep inside it's an improvement -- the 2003 core probably helps -- but considering they've been playing with it for about a year since the last public build there's very little to show for it, and in most respects it seems to have got worse.

Paul Thurrott used to be a total MSFT shill, but lately he seems to have had it in for them. What's next, Scoble saying Linux is great? :)

Saturday, May 7, 2005 3:58 AM
# (Haacked) said:

Put that sucker together so you can help out with Subtext! ;) By the way, what kind of audio production do you want to do? Electronica?

I bought a copy of Acid Pro 3.0 that I've never done anything with. I had fantasies of writing the next big summer club hit (or at least remixing something fun for personal listening), but I don't know jack about music production or writing. ;) I just know what I like to hear.

Saturday, May 7, 2005 4:13 AM
# Dan Hounshell said:

Funny you mentioned machine names. I used to work at a web dev company named Sharkbytes in Cincinnati. All of our machines had shark names like: GreatWhite, Mako, Whitetip, Nurse, Silvertip, Hammerhead, etc. It was always fun coming up with new names for a new server or desktop.

Saturday, May 7, 2005 5:34 PM
# (Mohammed Sohail) said:

ok it is good that you like the smell of hard ware

Saturday, May 7, 2005 5:45 PM
# 水村部落 said:

[Editor: This list is a work-in-progress. Please feel free to drop me a note at if...

Saturday, May 7, 2005 5:50 PM
# Bob said:

I've been running the latest build as my only OS for over a week and although things arent wonderful I can see the potential. I look forward to Beta 1. Also, after some probing, I know IIS isnt installed by default, but I think it is more of an issue of Add/Remove Windows components not being functional in this build that keeps us from being able to add IIS...I've been trying to figure out how to launch add/remove windows components from the command line, but so far it has eluded me...

Sunday, May 8, 2005 10:51 AM
# Ray said:

Nice setup you've got there. I'll be building something similiar in the future myself. As you know, I've also been a long time nVidia fan (remember me always trying to convert Bo? :p) but this time around I'm definately going with the X850XT as it seems the best bang for the buck, and that's what I'd recommend. The X800 is a good card too, but you would see similiar, if not better performance out of a 6800GT for about the same cost. They're both pretty close in performance.

Also, you mention Doom 3 as being one of the games you intend to play a lot, and it's well known that nVidia has better support for DirectX built into this generation of cards, whereas ATI seems to be cornering the OpenGL side of the house. So basically, according to all benchmarks done thus far, nVidia based GPU's run Doom 3 quite a bit better than the ATI card, but the ATI cards seem to offer better all around performance which is why I'll be going with the X850XT.

Also, one last thing to note - if you're going to go 2 gigs in the future, make sure it's 2 single 1GB dimm's (I see you already have one) and not 4x512. Theoretically 4x512 in dual channel configuration offers faster performance, but you're likely not to even post when filling up all 4 slots on an AMD board. It has nothing to do with the board itself, it's just that since AMD has built in the northbridge on the processor, it has trouble when all 4 slots are filled, a lot of people are experiencing this problem. The only way to really get around it is to buy some expensive RAm with super-low latency, like 2-3-2-5. Even then, some folks still cant post with 4 filled dimm slots.

Definately not a huge issue if you never plan to run all 4 slots filled, but I was hoping for 4GB of RAM in my next sstem, but it looks like I'm going to only have 3Gb in there. And yes, I'm going AMD too (I'm going with the 3800+ but thats a blog post later). Anyway, nice system!

Sunday, May 8, 2005 5:52 PM
# Mat Hall said:

I run a monthly LAN party, and as such I get to see a lot of bleeding-edge machines in action. We had one this weekend, and some guy there had dual nVidia 6800 Ultras attached to some ludicrously overclocked Athlon 64; the whole thing was watercooled, and it was still getting a bit warm after 12 hours solid use. To say the performance was stunning is an understatement, though, and it made me feel quite inadequate!

I've been an nVidia fanboy ever since my trusty old TNT2; although it's hard to make a decision on hardware -- the latest generation from ATi and nVidia are pretty much on a par -- when it comes to drivers, dual monitor support, and developer buy-in, nVidia is leagues ahead. If you do go ATi, ditch their software in favour of the Omega drivers (; they're much better than the rubbish ATi give you.

I'm approaching the point where I need to upgrade my primary desktop machine; here are the specs for my 2 desktops:

Primary desktop: Athlon XP3000 with 1GB DDR400, nVidia FX5950U, Audigy 2 Platinum, and 2 Maxtor 200GB SATA drives.

Secondary desktop: Athlon XP2500, 512MB DDR333, nVidia FX5700LE, on-board sound and a single Maxtor 160GB IDE drive.

The machine I use most often, though, is my laptop. It's a Toshiba Qosmio G10-100 (P4M 1.7GHz, 512MB RAM, nVidia FX5700Go, 80GB Maxtor drive), and it's kind of resigned my other two machines into being oversized external hard drives. I still use the primary desktop for the heavy work, but I tend to only access it via Remote Desktop.

Monday, May 9, 2005 1:40 AM
# FLAPHEAD said:

Okay, I got hold of visual studio .net, created a new webcontrol, pasted your code in, changed the urls and compiled it.

I copied the dll to the bin folder of .text install, I hacked the http headers in the web.config and nothing happens.

What have I don't wrong :-(

Monday, May 9, 2005 12:41 PM
# protected virtual void jayBlog { said:

The XBox 360 specs&amp;nbsp;aren't too far off what was rumored, have a look at them here.&amp;nbsp; We&amp;rsquo;ll...

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 8:50 AM
# Ray said:

It's not bad at all. I suppose they're putting in 3 cores to make up for the pretty so-so GPU ATI supplied them with - but overall it definately looks nice, it's also good to see the large amount of RAM, it's too bad that a big portion of it is going to be shared with the GPU but console programmers always find a way to make it work together well.

It's definately not going to be as pretty as a PC, but if it comes even remotely close to looking as good as the last generation of PC games, I might just pick one up. Ah who am I kidding, I bought a PSP last month because I thought it looked cool, so I will probably get this too.

I just wonder if it's going to be semi-truck-huge?

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 3:52 PM
# TristanK said:

Disclaimer: I work for The Man, but I'm in no way affiliated with the Xbox stuff, and officially have No Idea Whatsoever.

I was thinking a bit about the three core / 6 thread approach. Given the current push towards concurrency in programming and it being generally accepted that Most Of Us Are Bad At Concurrency, it might pan out as a useful generational thing - over the lifespan of the console, developers will progressively get better at using the cores efficiently, so we might find that games in 2009 are three times as fast. Heck, six or eight times as fast - it's a stable platform that can be optimized for. Mmmm. Optimized.

Of course, we (M$) might just ship it with one core and single threading enabled, and then enable one new core each year for subscribers only :)

That's a *joke*, dammit.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:29 PM
# TristanK said:

Ray: on Semi Truck Huge - depends on whether the size of the headset model shown below is One Standard Head, or Face of Boe sized.

Xbox Head Thing

Face of Boe

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:38 PM
# Ray said:

Hahaha, I was only poking fun at the current gen XBox - I actually think the new XBox is very nice looking, even if it is a bit larger than the competition. I really don't mind about the size, because I think it has a lot to offer and I will probably get one.

I'm especially excited at the fact that Hironobu Sakaguchi has come over to Microsoft, as his games were originally the only reason I bought a PS2 (He's the Final Fantasy creator fyi). I have since bought other PS2 games of course, but FFX was the sole reason for the original purchase. And now that he's with MS, I can see only good things coming from it. Granted, Square-Enix owns the Final Fantasy name, but I have no doubt that Sakaguchi can come up with some spectacular ideas for games on the XBox.

Now, I'm a die hard PC gamer through and through, but I'm excited about the upcoming generation of consoles, I can't wait to see what new RPG games they bring to the table since consoles is absolutely where I go to get my RPG fix.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:56 PM
# Bob said:

I hope, and expect, the '3 cores' they refer to arent as most people are imagining. That they have specific functions, one CPU, on FPU and another that is multimedia or whatever. I don't see them having 3 normal CPUs in the device simply because games have historically not gained any advantage from a multicpu layout, just ask Carmack. He tried adding SMP support in both Quake3 and Doom3 with lackluster results, and he is *the* game engine poet.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 5:08 PM
# Ray said:

Also, one last thing (sorry for the comment spam!) I highly doubt that the RISC processors inside are running at 3.2GHz a piece. One thing that leads to believe this is the fact that IBM's other top-of-the-line RISC processors are nearly a full GHz slower. I think that all of them combined run at a speed of 3.2 GHz or 1066.6 MHz each. Or a combination of clock speeds to equal 3.2GHz.

I would also assume that one of the cores is dedicated to physics/maths and is clocked accordingly, and another core is probably dedicated to regular tasks, and the third is probably some sort of multimedia core - probably shares some processing with the GPU and the audio DSP's.

This is all speculation of course, but I think it's probably more likely than not.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 5:10 PM
# Bob said:

I *SO* beat you to that...

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:26 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

I seem to remember reading somewhere that 2 of the cores will work together for sound/IO/etc, and the other core will be offset to work with strictly with the graphics subsystem/GPU...though I could have mis-understood what it meant. I am in agreement that we won't be seeing 3 seperate cores though, there is just simply no way that could be cost effective...yeah, MS has money to burn, but not that kind of money, plus the ramp up req'd for game developers would be tremendously steep to learn how to properly utilize that kind of multithreading.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 1:49 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Sorry for your dissappointment, Jayson. I had high hopes for Carnivale but it never did it for me. Deadwood, on the other hand, fills my entertainment quota completely. I often watch it twice through the week. If you haven't seen it and you like Carnivale, you really must check it out.

Hey, Rome coming this fall looks like it might be cool, too.


Thursday, May 12, 2005 1:37 AM
# sirshannon said:

Manual trackback here for my post on the subject:

Dave is right about Deadwood, it may be the best show to ever grace the television.

Thursday, May 12, 2005 5:03 AM
# protected virtual void jayBlog { said:

I&amp;rsquo;ve been reading a lot lately in an attempt to ramp on knowledge for my upcoming Microsoft interviews&amp;hellip;I&amp;rsquo;ve...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 10:24 AM
# Ray said:

I have the book you're currently reading and it does explain a lot about COM in general, but if you -really- want to know how COM works there is no substitute for Don Box's book Essential COM. If you want to really broaden your knowledge on COM I highly suggest the book.

Thursday, May 12, 2005 7:01 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Actually, I made the mistake of trying to read that book first, got about halfway through it before i threw my hands up; the COM Programming w/ MS.NET book has been incredible in that it explains COM/IDL from a .Net perspective (basically reverse engineers .Net code into its COM counterpart, which makes it much easier for me). I am almost done with that book and have started re-reading Essential COM. After that it's on to Advanced .Net Remoting (APress), then time to kick some ass in the interviews.

Thursday, May 12, 2005 10:53 PM
# Ray said:

Yeah, Essential COM is a complicated book, but back in the day so was COM itself for C++ programmers. The COM w/ MS.NET book is definately good, I'd say one of the best reads I've had in a long time.

And good luck on your interviews, I hope you land something you really want!

Thursday, May 12, 2005 11:06 PM
# Andrew Connell said:

Building out a 64bit box huh? While there's a 64bit OS now, can regular 32bit apps take advantage or will the be faster, or is it just the OS?

Saturday, May 14, 2005 5:09 AM
# Jacob said:

I love seeing the naming schemes that people come up with for their machines. At my place of employment (I'd name it, but that could be construed as a security breach), we have two parallel naming systems:
1. The web servers themselves are onefish, twofish, redfish, bluefish, thinfish, dogfish, etc.
2. The midtier boxes have a cinema theme: widescreen, dolby, stagehand, gaffer, etc.

Monday, May 16, 2005 3:48 AM
# TristanK said:

I have an account, and no clue. I am good that way. Link to me so that I may prosper.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 1:03 PM
# extra bits that didn't fit said:

Pretty good coverage on the Xbox 360 launch&amp;nbsp;so far, especially&amp;nbsp;the blurb from TeamXBox. I was...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 1:30 PM
# Mike's Virtual Hole said:

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:23 PM
# Mike said:

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:23 PM
# Mike said:

I've wasted more time than I care to openly admit.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:26 PM
# Mike said:

It's Microsoft's way of saying, "To hell with you and your Firefox."

Thursday, May 19, 2005 2:32 AM
# Ray said:

Well, isn't this special. It doesn't do it in IE for me either, but it sure does in Firefox. Bastards!

Thursday, May 19, 2005 5:50 AM
# Ray said:

What? I've never even played this game, how do I have 5 trillion bucks? Lucky me! ;)

Thursday, May 19, 2005 5:54 AM
# jayson knight said:

Here's the secret (per an offline conversation between Ray and myself)...collect chips and sell the in the chip forums for a killing...I sold 4000 for a nice profit of over 100 billion.

Friday, May 20, 2005 12:05 AM
# Mat Hall said:

My guess is that as it's only "selected" titles that'll work they may have a very sepcific emulation core, or possibly just recompiled the titles in question and stuck the executables on a hidden partition or somesuch.

As MSFT are normally totally anal about appcompat the decision to not make it generally backwards compatible is bizarre...

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 1:46 AM
# protected virtual void jayBlog { said:

If you&amp;rsquo;ve got ~235 bucks to blow and have a Serial ATA interface on your motherboard, go buy one...

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:11 AM
# Ray said:

Yeah man! The 3 servers I just recently built each have 2x73GB SATA 10k's on a RAID 0 stripe, for the main windows install and applications backed by 4x250GB SATA drives on RAID 5, for data and those servers absolutely fly. I agree - 10k SATA == win

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:41 AM
# Ray said:

Er, the 10k's are 36.7GB each - I had 73 stuck in my head from looking at what you got.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:43 AM
# (Haacked) said:

Dude! Happy Birthday. Remember, you're like a fine wine. The late 20s, early 30s is when you keep just getting better.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 12:50 PM
# Mike said:

Happy Birthday, bro!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 2:57 AM
# Ray said:

Happy birthday!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 3:19 PM
# Mike's Virtual Hole said:

Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:38 AM
# Ray Ray said:

It definately looks nice, and is obviously going to have the Porshe handling everyone has come to know. However, for $58,900 MSRP I'm highly disappointed in the horsepower numbers. 0-60 in 5.1 seconds? The $26,000 Mustang GT gives you that, and if you were to wait for 2006 the new Shelby GT500 is going to put you in the low 4 second range, with 20 grand to spare. Now obviously the mustangs are never going to be comparable to a Porshe in the handling arena - however - I can guarantee you that unless you're autox-ing the car or doing some track stuff, you will never, ever, ever push either of the ones I've mentioned to their limits, ever.

But, let's compare it to another car that's in the same price range at least, but still cheaper - the 2005 Corvette Z51 - just read this article over at Car & Driver on how it laid the smack down on the 911!! (

Now obviously if you're buying a Porshe, there's a bit of a status symbol consideration involved in the purchase - but when you're a pure performance minded person like yours truly, you'd have to look elsewhere for your performance-to-dollar ratio.

However, you're right about it being a sexy car, I'll definately give it that, it's very pretty.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:31 PM
# Ray Ray said:

Oh I wanted to clarify something - I'm not trying to flame you at all. Obviously everyone has different reasons for buying whatever car they own. I also wasn't trying to bash on the Cayman, it is indeed a nice car and if given to me I would drive it proudly.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:34 PM
# Scott said:

Since you are the second one who thinks there are no links, I will take the blame for bad usability. :)

The file name above the code is actually a permalink to the file. I will make that more noticable in the next build.


Thursday, May 26, 2005 6:02 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

I saw that article about the Corvette a couple of weeks ago (and I was SHOCKED at the result); the Carrera usually wins any shootout it's involved in hands kudos to Chevrolette.

What I've always loved about Porsche (besides the sex appeal) is how much power they can get out of so little displacement; the Cayman wrings 295bhp out of a measly 3.4 liters (of course the king of bhp/liters is Honda's S2000 which gets over 100bhp/liter...Carreras are pretty close to that ratio but w/ a stratospheric pricetag). The Mustang needs 1.2 liters to accomplish roughly the same power (though it's much torquier, 70lb/ft from the data I'm looking at, which is why it's a 1/10 quicker to 60 even though it's a heavier car). And then there's top speed...why oh why oh why do American car manufacturers STILL govern top speed? The Mustang is limited to 149 mph (my VW GTI MkIII would do 147mph @ a pathetic 189bhp w/ an engine almost HALF the size of the Mustang's, and I bought it for around 14k used...too bad I totaled it 3 years ago); the Cayman's specs say 171mph which for ~59k is almost unheard of (don't have the z51's specs in front of me though I'm guessing it's top speed is governed as well?). I'm also assuming that when the Cobra comes out we'll need to have this conversation again as it will rewrite the $/perf ratio :-). But you are correct, for the money the Mustang is simply the best performing car out there...and then there's the aftermarket stuff. If you were to put the $ difference between the 'stang and the Cayman back into the 'stang, you could probably build something to rival a NASCAR machine.

Friday, May 27, 2005 12:48 AM
# Ray said:

Well, as a Mustang GT owner I am of course completely biased. I actually have already put my name on the waiting list (with my down payment) for the '06 Shelby GT500 so as you can imagine, I am shaking with anticipation at getting my hands on it.

The HP->Displacement argument is one that I see constantly brought up in a situation when someone is comparing, for example, a v6 to a v8. I'm not sure I see the logic in it either, really. Considering the V8 design in the Mustang puts out roughly 70 ft lbs more tq than the Cayman and a whopping 170 more than the S2000 I would say the horsepower argument is moot. I would much rather have a high-torque powerplant than a high hp one. I mean, the old saying doesn't lie - torque wins races, horsepower sells cars. Unless of course we're talking about some kind of strange top speed race, then absolutely give me the HP.

Also, I believe C&D had the Z51 to 170mph+, it's on the last page of the article.

And one last thing, I'm going to be force-feeding my GT (i.e. supercharging). I'm going to be taking it down to the folks at Modular Powerhouse and let them get their grubbies on it. We're gonna stroke it out to a 302, with all new internals (forged crank, rods and pistons), putting in new blower-ground cams (and of course new valve springs and retainers), some nice new longtube headers, a new O/R h-pipe (no cats yay!) and last of the engine mods, but most definately my favorite - a brand spaking new Kenne-Bell 1.7L Twin Screw supercharger and inter/aftercooler.

Click on this link: and scroll down to the last dynograph - it read 507hp/521tq and that's on an otherwise stock engine, which mine certainly will not be, what with all the other work im having done. According to Mike over at Modular Powerhouse I should see about 620 rear-wheel horsepower and 660tq when I'm all said and done.

What's this going to set me back? $6,300 if I don't get a new block and reuse the one I have, $7,200 if I get a new one. Also, about a months worth of labor, but I want it done right so that's no big deal.

Also, we are of COURSE going to be beefing up my tranny and rear end (brand new Eaton Posi unit and 3.73's mmmmmmm). I expect to be pulling low 10's to high 9 1/4 runs on street tires easy. Probably a low 4 or high 3 second 0-60 :)

I hope to have all this done by the end of the summer at the latest, when I do I'll be sure to let you drive it!

Friday, May 27, 2005 3:17 AM
# Mat Hall said:

Although you may have checked this already, before you go blaming Seagate open the case up, unplug the SATA cable, and plug it back in to a different socket -- the problem may also be caused by a faulty SATA header on the motherboard or not seating the cables properly.

Not that I'm casting aspersions on your machine-assembling skills, of course... I once had a "faulty graphics card" that in the end turned out to be caused by me not quite seating the auxilliary molex connector properly -- the crashes kept trying to blame themselves on faulty drivers, etc., but were really caused by not the card not getting enough power due to the less than optimal contact between plug and socket. I've also had what seemed like a flaky CD drive which turned out to be a dry solder joint on the IDE header...

Monday, May 30, 2005 4:36 AM
# TristanK said:

Yuppers, RoE was in many ways better than Doom 3 itself - though I don't know I'd have appreciated it as much if I hadn't played Doom 3 before, sorta like the Alien -> Aliens difference.

One was suspenseful and fear-driven, the next was more about the action in the fear!

RoE has less of the templatized "spawn two in front and one behind" gameplay that annoyed me about D3, too.

Monday, May 30, 2005 9:11 AM
# Corrupted dbx. Outlook express wont open. said:

I have been using it when I have Corrupted dbx and Outlook express wont open. Outlook Express more stable and secure than other programs.

Monday, May 30, 2005 5:32 PM
# TristanK said:

You're reading it wrong!

I'm pretty sure the internal sound processing capabilities aren't tied to the output encodings (for eg, XB1 varied audio output capabilties based on the AV pack in use).

My expectationguessthingthatholdsnolegalweightwhatsoever is that it'll be a similar situation here.

Thursday, June 2, 2005 10:30 AM
# Jayson Knight said:


I'm gonna hold you to that! I was sure I read it wrong, being badly worded certainly didn't help any.

Thursday, June 2, 2005 12:02 PM
# Ray said:

I agree, Half-Life 2 was definately the best gaming experience I had last year, it was a terrific game.

However, since you neever played HL1 (and at this point I don't really recommend you do so either) you may find the ending a bit anticlimatic. They do a decent job of explaining the backstory in the game, but not being able to see how HL1 ended, and how HL2 is going to end, you might be a little disappointed. I only say this because a lot of people let a subpar ending ruin a great gaming experience for them, and judged the game based on it. I just wanted to forewarn you so you would (hopefully) forgive the ending and judge the game based on what it offered throughout the earlier levels, because it was indeed awesome.

One thing though, I agree with your thoughts on Doom 3 for the most part (repetitive shoot and scoot gameplay), but have you made it to Hell or any of the later parts of the game? Did you see the ending? Now, Doom 3's ending is a complete 180 of HL2's ending, it's fantastic. I recommend you finish the game just to see it.

Thursday, June 2, 2005 3:57 PM
# Ray said:

One thing to add.

To the best of my knowledge, most every game studio records sounds in 48KHz (or lower, usually) and not 96KHz, and they usually release it in a lossy format like mp3 or something similiar and not in PCM format to save a LOT of space.

Seriously, download an app to let you brows/decode the sound files on an XBox game disc, you'll be surprised at the amount of 22KHz, 8-bit stuff you find.

Thursday, June 2, 2005 4:03 PM
# Jayson Knight said:


That makes sense, I realize that recording at 96/24 comes out to something on the order of 6 times larger files, and 95% of the population wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyways (I'm pretty sure I can though). At the very least I would think 44.1/24 as I thought the Dobly Digital spec called for 24 bits...but I could be wrong. One day I'll get my beloved DTS in games so help me god...

Friday, June 3, 2005 2:41 AM
# Jayson Knight said:


I'm about 2 hours (or so) into Doom 3...Alpha Labs to be exact. Until I got HL2, I was mainly playing the RoE expansion pack, much better than D3 IMO. I was gonna pick up the HL2 collectors edition (which includes a "remastered" HL1 along w/ HL2/CS2), but I couldn't justify the extra 25 bucks for a game I probably wouldn't play much anyways.

*The* most gratifying part of HL2 thusfar has been taking out the chopper from the fan boat w/ that monster gun the alien gives that sucker was SWEET.

Friday, June 3, 2005 2:44 AM
# Mat Hall said:

"Beloved" DTS? The DTS/AC3 debate is about as useful as any other religious war. DTS uses clever phasing tricks to encode the various channels (losing some fidelity in the process) and AC3 is a "regular" lossy compression; DTS provides better dynamic range but loses some separation of the channels, and if the sound is generated on the fly and output directly from source it's largely irrelevant. (I assume the XBox 360 has an SPDIF connector to plug directly into a surround system, so there's no DTS/AC3 entering into the equation.)

I also find it hard to believe that under normal circumstances (i.e. with ambient background noise, consumer level speakers/headphones, etc.) you can tell the difference between 96/24 and 48/16 -- don't be fooled by the demo DVD-Audio that came with your Audigy2 NX, as the big difference there is the 5.1 sound, not the sample rate. Install the Creative DVDA player on a machine with an AC97 6-channel card, use the same speakers, and tell me you can _honestly_ spot the difference; I've tried it, and I could (if you concentrated *really* hard) notice changes in the top-end, but if you're listening to the sound rather than trying to spot the difference it's not an issue. (Also bear in mind that most of the sounds in games are low to mid range (explosions and the like), so are pretty much indistinguishable without using expensive monitoring equipment.)

Don't get me wrong, 96/24 is "better" than 48/16 (or 44/16), but unless you've spent hours with a pink noise generator, EQ and spectrum analyser and have been moving furniture around to get a perfectly balanced listening environment then the benefit is lost through basic physics. If your speakers cost less than several thousand dollars and if you don't have a dedicated listening zone (no soft furnishings, no sharp edges, and with everything damped to avoid resonance) then don't sweat it -- even the presence of your body is going to screw it all up!


Friday, June 3, 2005 3:25 AM
# Ray said:

That reminds me, I need to pick up the RoE expansion one day, I've heard nothing but good things about it.

Seriously though, get into Delta Labs and beyond in D3, the game starts to rock pretty hard then and it's oh so worth the playing time.

Sunday, June 5, 2005 5:08 PM
# Jacob said:

Friggin' sweet!

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 1:17 AM
# Ray said:

I am personally very excited by this. I can see myself buying another box to run OS X (or insert other new flavor here) when they release versions to run on PC hardware.

Good job Stevie.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 5:19 AM
# Dave Burke said:

No, FOUR loyal readers! Hey, dude, you've got a great blog. To me it's all about building an audience, finding your voice, marketing yourself and your abilities, writing for the joy of communicating...all that fun stuff. I left September 2004 after blogging there for a year. Sure, numbers are small in comparison, but they go up over time so you know you're doing something right. Keep doing what you're doing, Jay.

btw, the traffic before, during and after my switch from dotText to CS has been what you'd expect, as if no migration occured at all. I was able to preserve the existing URLs, so that helped. I don't think CS is any more or less Google friendly than any other package.


Tuesday, June 7, 2005 6:56 AM
# extra bits that didn't fit said:

TristanK gets his low hit count off his chest, and feels better for it.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 9:07 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Unlikely that I'll move to 1.1. Thinking 1.2. Too many mods to port. You never know. Dan Bartels has a good post on skin changes if interested.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 4:22 PM
# Jacob said:

Have you run the Google search to see who was linking to your old site? Maybe there are some broken links out there that need updating? Or maybe you're just not posting enough pictures of naked chicks.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 10:26 PM
# Jayson Knight said:


After poking around 1.1, I'm in the same camp as you (though they did fix a lot of the comment quirkiness, still not as good as the mods you wrote). They've said 1.2 will be the first version w/ a stable API (mainly for modules that relate to skinning)...they seemed to have focused mainly on galleries and the forums in this new release. It took me several weeks to get CS to a "usable" form, I couldn't imagine going through that again for a point release. Hear Hear.

Friday, June 10, 2005 11:43 AM
# Jayson Knight said:


Thanks man, appreciate the compliment. I've done some more research on the problem, and i'm convinced that it is indeed related to the domain change. That's what I get for procrastinating, I should have switched long ago, just never really got around to it. I've noticed droves of people leaving (well maybe not droves, but enough)...what's going on over there? Feel free to ping me offline if it's political.


I wrote a utility that redirected *all* URL requests and mapped them to the correct URL on my new domain, i.e. a request for maps up to it's correct counterpart over on; click it and you'll see. ASP.NET makes this incredibly easy by providing a mechanism to write your own httpHandler modules that intercept Http requests for specific files and allow you to process them however you want, quite simple actually. Anyone who is wondering why I'm explaining this to Jacob...he's a Cold Fusion guy :-). Just curious, does CF have a similar feature?

Friday, June 10, 2005 11:50 AM
# Jacob said:

Not likely. CF is still struggling with the concept of multithreading, much less HTTP handling.

Saturday, June 11, 2005 3:11 AM
# 木可-奔跑的蜗牛 said:


Documentation, Tutorials, and References...

Monday, June 13, 2005 11:31 AM
# (Mohammed Sohail) said:

I am the student of computer science. i have made my RSS crawler i have just posted these comments to chech my aggregator thanks.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:38 PM
# (Mohammed Sohail) said:

I am the student of computer science.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:40 PM
# Ray said:

Creative has NEVER been known for their good driver support. Sure they're known for making hardware with good drivers the first go'round, but asking them to release new drivers in a timely manner is like pulling teeth, they just dont do it. Creative makes a stellar product, that's a given, but they sure don't make much effort to continually improve it with driver releases.

Also, you really can't fault Microsoft for the lack of drivers for XP64, I mean, the number of folks who own 64bit processors is pretty small right now, and driver development is an expensive task for companies. I'm sure analysts at a lot of the places decided it was better to understaff the driver developers and save some cash than to be the first out the door for a new OS, of which only a handfull of people will install to begin with.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 3:38 PM
# TristanK said:

Sorry that the driver support isn't better - it doesn't appear to be for lack of trying.

Problem is, the 32->64 bit upgrade is likely to happen much more incrementally than the 16->32 bit upgrade (arguably).

And we have the "critical mass" problem - until more people use x64, there's not a commercially strong reason to port (other than keeping early adopters happy), and so you're less likely to migrate... A year from now, it might even be a no-brainer. For now, it's a some-brainer.

I'm living the dream at the moment; I'm one more person adding to the list of driver requests from whatever manufacturers haven't yet produced one.

Though the Battlefield 2 demo got me seriously trying to dual-boot with XP32, and if that had panned out, I'd be using XP32 for at least a few of them.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:32 AM
# Mike said:

I've been studying the Japanese language quite extensively over the past year or so via private lessons. Learning Japanese has been quite challenging, but I've found it to be very rewarding as well.

Friday, June 17, 2005 10:24 PM
# Wessam Zeidan said:

I left Omea Reader and switched to RssBandit for the exact same reason. Omea Reader is too slow when starting up, and its even slow when shutting down

Sunday, June 19, 2005 12:21 PM
# 木可-奔跑的蜗牛 said:

Community Server resources

Monday, June 20, 2005 5:18 PM
# David Booth said:

Hey guys, i'm just curious... Were you using Omea Reader 1.0.4? If yeah, then you're in for big speed improvements when the next version is released (mid-July). If you want early access to the newest version, check out


Monday, June 20, 2005 6:54 PM
# Haacked said:

James is the man. It's the live touch that he brings that really floors the crowd. He's wicked on the 2s.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 3:57 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Congrats on the upgrade. You did a very good job. I'll probably have to bite the bullet and go to 1.1 before 1.2 is released, too. Thanks for posting your experiences with 1.1.

Monday, June 27, 2005 3:33 AM
# Erik Lane said:

Thanks for the info on 3.1. I've not upgraded from Pro 2.0. Still not sure but could you tell me if it has some of the items I mentioned in my post <a href="">here</a>.


Monday, June 27, 2005 7:38 PM
# Wessam Zeidan said:

I guess you'll like this flash cartoon

Thursday, June 30, 2005 12:21 PM
# Jacob said:

Thank god games like this only come around every few years or else I'd have no life. Still, I have no regrets about the 2 weeks I stayed up every night until 3 a.m. Half-Life 2 rules!

Thursday, June 30, 2005 6:01 PM
# Jacob said:


Friday, July 1, 2005 6:55 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Haha, I know...productivity will go straight to the crapper. I like the idea of it being more interactive with NPC's though; that's the main thing I hated about Doom3.

Saturday, July 2, 2005 1:38 AM
# Jacob said:

I was free, dammit! Now I'm screwed all over again.

Sunday, July 3, 2005 7:47 AM
# Paul said:

By the end of the year - lame - well, 6 months away ain't bad. there's always CS :) both CS's

Monday, July 4, 2005 2:26 AM
# Haacked said:

That's a pretty sweet setup. Very dark and menacing. Love it.

Monday, July 4, 2005 4:24 AM
# Ray said:

Hopefully STALKER will come out before then, but if not, at least I finally have SNES, and Genesis emulators for my PSP - mobile Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana == me being very happy.

Monday, July 4, 2005 7:13 AM
# Bob said:

27? You're all old and stuff ;)

Monday, July 4, 2005 6:59 PM
# Chris said:

I discovered this same issue after installing the code formatting module to my CS site. Though, for me, it only seems to be an issue when entering a post using firefox.

Monday, July 4, 2005 8:33 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Interesting. I post from BlogJet and notice the same issues.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005 12:54 AM
# (Paul) said:

Paul from Nata1 - holy cow - I just replied to you from Rss Bandit - did that work?

Tuesday, July 5, 2005 5:01 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yup! CommentAPI is a beautiful (and simple) thing. Look for my RSS code to be included in 1.2 (got bumped from 1.1..bah).

Tuesday, July 5, 2005 9:18 AM
# Jacob said:

So we're supposed to pay $80 for something and it doesn't even include labels on the keys? Something ain't right here.

Thursday, July 7, 2005 8:10 PM
# Abbie said:

Thanks for popping by and commenting. I had to come over and check out your blog as are full of information! I'll definitely be adding you to bloglines.Take care!

Thursday, July 7, 2005 10:47 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yeah, I guess the labels cost extra. I do like the "weighted key zone" idea though, would love to see how that feels.

Saturday, July 9, 2005 11:14 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

My idea is that built in web server is just for special operation systems without IIS like Win XP Home edition (Many Laptops use it) I couldn't find any diffenrence beetween IIS and this Built in webserver. Now that you have it you can enjoy your life :) ;)

Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:24 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I will agree that having a choice is a good thing (and yes, this does open up some doors for folks who don't have access to IIS). That being said, please don't give me a dumbed down version of IIS and expect it to be the same thing! How can I test IIS only things (like application pools) w/o IIS? What about stress loading an application and running profiling tools on it? From what I've seen of this "dumbed down" web server this isn't possible. All I'm saying is give me a choice...I paid good money for an OS w/ IIS in it (Win2k3 licenses don't come cheap), so let me use it if I'd like. Plus I like testing my web apps on a remote staging machine. So no, I'm not really gonna enjoy not having the option to use IIS, I really hope MS gives us this option rather than forcing us to use a stripped down web server.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 9:46 AM
# Chris Kirby said:

I agree with you on the IIS issue and have actually done a few projects in beta 2 using iis on my local machine. To do so, in the new web site dialog, select http for the location and then type something like "http://localhost/testbeta2web" and it will create the site and use iis for debugging from then on. I too can't wait for an RC... perhaps at the PDC?

Monday, July 11, 2005 8:44 PM
# Dan Bartels said:

Microsoft forked the build at 5101 for Beta 1; these 52XX builds are for a pre-beta 2 testing internal release at Microsoft. Microsoft is working to get a stable release for internal deployment; if they are authentic 5203 builds then they were internally leaked my someone at Microsoft... Guess they got their UI patents... lol Dan

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 6:30 PM
# Dave said:

Workspace looks awesome....I can hook you up with some velcro cable ties if you're interested! ;-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:04 PM
# Jacob said:

Does it say something about MSFT that the "report a big" icon is so big and prominent on the desktop?

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:04 AM
# Mike said:

@ Dan: Isn't there (almost) always a leak?

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:47 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

@ Jacob Yeah, hopefully it means they are serious about collecting bug information for the beta releases! ;-)

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:20 AM
# Paul said:

ROFL!!! Isn't it just the async callback stuff in 2.0? It is pretty cool, but man - I like that Peter Blomberg guy from EggHeadCafe - he calls his "Hamberger" instead because Ajax is floor cleaner

Friday, July 15, 2005 6:43 AM
# Ray said:

Jason, I'm actually making use of the functionality that Ajax offers in the new phase of a project at work. We need a rich user experience while they send off a request to do some work to BizTalk (I'm designing those orchestrations as well :p) - Basically what they're doing could take several minutes, up to 30 even, and we need to provide them status updates like a winforms app (this is what they're used to, since we're just web enabling an ancient winfoms app). Essentially yes, it's providing the same functionality as asynch callbacks in 2.0, just a wrapper around the XMLHTTPRequest object, but it's doing it now and for free, and it works. Since we haven't started using VS2k5 at work this solves a problem that wouldn't have been solved until November or sootherwise, and this app has a deadline of September. I'll blog about my Ajax and BizTalk stuff eventually, but not until I can make an extremely informed post about it. I'll keep you informed. Ajax really is pretty good stuff, it does what it's supposed to do very well.

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:36 PM
# mousse said:

i've a siemens m56. i like it. it's got a lower res screen, i wouldn't get mine's camera attachment. check yours' memory available for pix, because mine's not got lots. i tried a trial netservice and bleah. got a usb cord instead, it's handy for recharging too. well thought out ui on mine, lotsa hotkeys and voicedial features.. i can't remember reading anyone bitch much about a siemens back when i was shopping. try and find a deal where you get some extras~

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:38 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I can't recommend the Audiovox SMT 5600 highly enough. If you haven't held one, you probably think it is larger than it actually is. I steered away from it as long as possible because it isn't a flip but it more than makes up for that in size, features, and "geek toy" factors (even better is that nobody knows it is suck a geek toy because it doesnt' look like it at all). And you can code for it. If you're just going for a phone that looks great, the best look and feel of any phone I've played with (possibly ever) is the RAZR. I can't recommend it for you over the 5600 because you would use the 5600's OS and functionality more. If you just wanted a phone, go with the RAZR. If you ever drop your phones, get the silver RAZR. The black metal (on both the RAZR and the SMT 5600) is painted and dings tend to bling. My set-up: Cingular service w/unlimited MEdia internet plan (great deal, you need this), unlocked SMT 5600 (that I've hacked to make look like it came from Cingular, registry edits and all), and a 1GB mini-SD card. I hope I can score a WinMobile 2005 upgrade for it, I really don't want to throw it up on ebay in November.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:23 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

forgot to mention, that SE s710 is hands down the worst of the phones we've bought in the last 6 months. Don't do it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:25 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

@ Shannon If I'm reading the dimensions correctly from the Cingular site, the Audiovox is around the same size as the Sony...very impressive (also impressed at the price point!). I don't really need all the bells and whistles of a SmartPhone though...maybe next go round. It's interesting that you say that about the Sony...if you could provide a couple of examples that would rock! I've always been relatively impressed with Sony's consumer products, I wonder why they'd drop the ball on this phone? Maybe it's the Ericsson end of the partnership shining through? At this point, I'm probably gonna go w/ the current phone is a Motorola so the learning curve would be low, plus it's just a GORGEOUS phone man.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:36 AM
# Paul From Nata1 said:

Hey I just found out what Technorati is :P Get it running on 2.0!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:12 AM
# "Eliot Ness" said:

Carnegie Mellon's CyLab's putative bug numbers come from a delusional impostor ... give yourself a gold star for questioning those absurd numbers. have a good laugh (and then a good cry) by reading -- Carnegie Mellon's "Joe Millionaire" Problem

Saturday, July 23, 2005 2:54 AM
# Thomas Freudenberg said:

Great mod, Jayson. If you want to get rod of the nested foreach loops, you may store the categores in a hashtable in the cache. Here are my modifications to your EntryPostCategories: private Hashtable GetCategories() { string key = "Jayson.Knight-Categories-" + CurrentWeblog.SectionID; Hashtable ht = (Hashtable)CSCache.Get(key); if (ht == null) { ht = new Hashtable(); ArrayList categories = PostCategories.GetCategories(CurrentWeblog.SectionID, CategoryType.BlogPost, true, false); foreach (PostCategory category in categories) ht.Add(category.Name, category); CSCache.MicroInsert(key, ht, CSCache.MinuteFactor); } return ht; } public override void DataBind() { base.DataBind(); ArrayList cats = new ArrayList(); if (this.weblogPost != null) currentPost = WeblogPosts.GetPost(this.weblogPost.PostID, true, true, false); if (currentPost != null) { if (currentPost.HasCategories) { Hashtable categories = GetCategories(); foreach (string cat in currentPost.Categories) { PostCategory category = categories[cat] as PostCategory; if (category != null) { cats.Add(category); } } } } Categories.DataSource = cats; Categories.DataBind(); }

Saturday, July 23, 2005 3:12 AM
# Thomas Freudenberg said:

It's always nice to see how the formatting of source code gets messed up. *sigh*

Saturday, July 23, 2005 3:26 AM
# Shannon said:

so did you get the the RAZR?

Sunday, July 24, 2005 6:11 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I did indeed; it's in the mail, should be here by Monday...will post a review.

Sunday, July 24, 2005 9:19 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Working on a mod for that actually, sorry for the formatting issue! Your solution is definitely cleaner than mine, I still have a lot to learn about the CS API.

Sunday, July 24, 2005 9:21 AM
# Russ Goldin said:

Hey guys, this is great! I think I'll try to test it out ASAP. We could use this in my campany. Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:31 AM
# Genyus said:

John Pike developed a CSModule to insert Technorati tags, and I've built a FreeTextBox control to work with it. What route did you take to add tags to your blog?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:45 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

I haven't added support for tagging yet (I thought flipping the CS RssHandler to CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.CategorizedWeblogRssHandler took care of this; the thread about it over on is kinda confusing), so I may have jumped the gun. I use BlogJet for posting, so a tag based solution similar to your code highlighting module would work, though I am also in communication with the folks over at BlogJet to get tagging built into that tool.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:39 AM
# Dmitry Chestnykh said:

Thanks! This is how I see it: panel on the right side of the main window with list of existing ("default") tags plus an ability to quickly insert new tag (like in Flickr).

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:43 PM
# (Haacked) said:

I think the Flickr approach makes sense. Don't make users click a bunch of things. Definitely don't make them do a lot of pulldown selections. A simple text box with tags separated by spaces (multi-word tags in quotes) does well.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 8:12 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I haven't seen the Flickr approach (just signed up for an account the other day actually), sounds like something I need to look into though. Thx guys...keep it coming!

Thursday, July 28, 2005 8:22 AM
# Jaxon Rice said:

I second haacked's comments. A simple textbox would be the best way. It could be located in the "Properties" tab along with most of the other options that I always seem to forget about :). Blogjet is a great tool. I currently have it set up under the .Text configuration that lets you FTP images up to your Cs server along with your post. It works beautifully

Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:03 PM
# Butch said:

Don't feel bad about not buying their stock, soon they'll be down in the real world with the other tech stocks. The best option is for "options" over the next several months, when the world finds out what a fraud GOOG really is!

Friday, July 29, 2005 7:11 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I prefer these:

Friday, July 29, 2005 5:16 PM
# Nick said:

Meh; use the Deer Park alphas instead. I've been using them for a few months as my main browser, and no problems. I've been backing off the bleeding edge for a little bit (running a July 24th build), but that's just because I'm a wimp. It's faster, too.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:30 PM
# Paul from Nata1 said:

what is it? The link doesn't work of course I'm going to install it now! Sounds pretty cool, whatever it is

Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:37 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Fixed link.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:45 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Haha nice! Ordered a couple.

Monday, August 1, 2005 1:30 AM
# Mike said:

Last Thursday I set my laptop to download the 2.42GB ISO image and Friday installed on a Dell GX280. Not a whole lot new since the last build I saw, but I think it's more responsive. This could just be because of the machine I installed on (can't remember what I used for past builds). Quite a bit of functionality isn't there yet like you observed. In fact, as I sit here typing, I'm realizing that I don't have much to add yet. I was quite busy at the office and didn't have time to play near as much as I had hoped. I left feeling frustrated that none of my drivers were installing - to include my NIC. I hope that I can dedicate some time to it next week and I'll have something substantial to post. Mike

Monday, August 1, 2005 5:34 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yeah, I don't know WTF is going on w/ all the NIC issues; from the posts I've seen this seems to be the number 1 issue. I bought some generic POS dlink cards today and plan on giving them a whirl later on tonight...if it doesn't pick it up I'll have to hold out for later builds.

Monday, August 1, 2005 5:59 AM
# TristanK said:

(Much clapping at the post title. Kudos.)

Monday, August 1, 2005 6:00 AM
# Mike said:

Yeah, I bought a little Linksys NIC to try out myself.

Monday, August 1, 2005 7:17 AM
# Mat Hall said:

I've been using it for a couple of days, and apart from a bit of trouble getting it to recognise my SATA controller and some minor stability issues (50/50 chance of a crash when I log off) it's actually working surprisingly well. I had no problem with my NIC -- it's an cruddy on-board VIA chipset based card, but it worked fine "out of the box", but I am having trouble with DVD burning -- the machine recognises blank disks fine (bringing up the relevant Autoplay dialog), but when it comes down to the actual burning it complains that the disk isn't writable. I've tried Nero 6 and the built-in wizard, but they both have the same problem; I suspect it's a driver problem again, but it's hard to be sure. I'm working on an in-depth dissection of it, mainly from an end-user's "what's new in the UI" perspective, although I also intend trying VS.NET 2005 beta 2 on it. In the interim I've posted some shiny pictures here, as I can't get enough of that eye-candy!

Monday, August 1, 2005 11:52 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I deal with CS from last 1.0 Beta version. I installed 1.1 version on my server last month and I'm waiting for new version to fix my problem with monthly archive! My idea is it's better if you create new page on CS.Org to gather all websites using CS.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 5:50 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

There already is a thread listing sites that use CS over on I'm trying to do is get a list of folks who are actively writing mods/blogging about CS/tracking down bugs/hacking the source/etc...basically just a central repository for my own records so I can keep them all in one place :-). What's the archive issue you're running into?

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 7:33 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

It was just for informing! I asked it in CS forums and found this: And another point: Look at your left navigation! Most of those bloggers are there ;)

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 7:47 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Actually, i was thinking about building a "showcase" page on my site w/ links and screenshots mirroring the sites listed on the I'll probably harvest links from that thread at some point soon. Well, either do it here or over on (which if you haven't checked out is definitely worth a pageload). I'm linking to you anyways!

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 8:06 AM
# Jacob said:

"meh" is pretty much the death review as far as I'm concerned. Like Howard Stern or The Hummer H2, MSFT's bread and butter is its ability to make people care one way or the other, either for or against them. The day people say "meh" is the day they become IBM.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 8:22 AM
# Jacob said:

Look what Microsoft just put out on the Interweb:

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 8:24 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I saw that...MS always playing catchup w/ others (mainly Google as of late). Their DHTML is actually a little slicker the catchy domain of (I wonder how much they had to pay off whoever was squatting on that TDL). Chances are I won't use either one as my start page, but it's nice to see client side code getting pushed more...Google has certainly set the bar pretty hard in that arena.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 8:49 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Well, it should be noted that this was basically just a developer release with no (what most end users would consider) real functionality built in (add/remove windows components isn't even enabled for fuck's sake). I've been using it as my secondary desktop OS for a couple of days's marginally usable, though nowhere near as much as XP beta 1 was. Drivers are very scarce, none of my XP drivers have installed correctly. Hopefully we'll be getting some beta drivers soon (ala ATI/nVidia). I'll post a full review soon...and then I'll format that drive and pretend beta 1 was never released.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 8:52 AM
# Jaxon Rice said:

Hi Jayson. You can add the Souplog if you are feeling generous :). Thanks

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 10:12 AM
# Jayson Knight said:


Wednesday, August 3, 2005 10:38 AM
# Tim Weaver said:

Still too busy to actually post modification(s) but I am working on some stuff :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 5:25 PM
# mousse said:

i've been reading that google doesn't use keywords, or at least doesn't seem to. <a href="">this chart</a> says no, and <a href="">this discussion</a> debates the issue.

Thursday, August 4, 2005 7:33 PM
# Jonas said:

Ohh...there went my day. :) Wow.

Friday, August 5, 2005 4:45 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I love them all. But if you want me to choose one I'll choose these 3 topics: 1- Remoting 2- Design patterns 3- BizTalk server

Friday, August 5, 2005 9:16 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

:-) those are just general areas that I've honed in on over the years...can you be more specific? Those are very broad topics!

Friday, August 5, 2005 11:07 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Well Do you want to write articles?! I can't choose one! Let me think! :);)

Friday, August 5, 2005 2:30 PM
# JJPike said:

I've done a little bit of blogging about CS and some modding.

Friday, August 5, 2005 7:56 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yes...yes you have (and written some excellent mods at that...anxiously awaiting the tagging whitelist mod!). Folks, definitely check out his site.

Saturday, August 6, 2005 12:39 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

the problem I have with using this is that I don't want to use ALL of the blocks. the overhead and overkill was too much for the small feature set I needed.

Saturday, August 6, 2005 1:39 AM
# Mike said:

One word: Naked.

Sunday, August 7, 2005 5:06 AM
# Dan Bartels said:

Dont be a Journalist... Dont Blog for others... Blog for yourself... I like to think of my blog as an "Engineering Log Book"... You know, those hardcover books with the stitched in graph paper pages... I like to keep notes on the problems I had, and how I solved them... The interesting things I came across, and notes to myself... By putting this information on a blog, I am making it more accessible to myself... By letting google index it, I am allowing others to share my notes and make comments... I benefit both from other peoples comments on my blog, as well as the efforts of other bloggers... Lastly; the more original content the better... I am not looking for another place spamming me with AP wire stores... Just post about the stuff you know... There are plenty of people on the net that can benefit from that... Oh, and if you have too much time on your hands, I'd be happy to drop a couple of killer CS mod projects in your lap =) Dan

Sunday, August 7, 2005 10:01 PM
# (Haacked) said:

If I remember correctly, all arrays are implicitely derived from System.Array. I remember that from the Richter book, because the implication is that all arrays are reference types. Though an array may contain value types, the array itself is a reference type and stored on the heap.

Monday, August 8, 2005 4:00 AM
# haacked said:

So I imagine your program would display "System.Array" or "Array".

Monday, August 8, 2005 4:00 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

That is indeed correct, and while it's not what I expected I fully understand why. So the problem is how can I access the base type of a type declared as an array? As much as I love reflection, it really makes my brain hurt sometimes :-).

Monday, August 8, 2005 4:13 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Doh! I got it...the correct code is: MessageBox.Show(info.PropertyType.GetElementType().BaseType.Name); Per intellisense on GetElementType(): "The Type of the object encompassed or referred to by the current array, pointer or reference type." Sweet.

Monday, August 8, 2005 4:19 AM
# (Haacked) said:

Sweet, I didn't know about the GetElementType() method. That's a helpful pointer.

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 6:58 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yeah, I think the name GetElementType is kind of misleading; should be something more like GetReferencedType or GetContainedType...but who knows how the collective goes about naming their API's :-). Thank god for intellisense.

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 11:07 PM
# Bob said:

And a good word at that ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 6:58 AM
# Tonya said:

While annoying maybe, not on my list of voter concerns what with nuclear weapons, environmental standards, or individual rights to worry about.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:47 PM
# Bob said:

As long as he is wearing that purple shirt, I'm not scared... I am posting details tonight, though I havent gotten IIS working yet. Film at 11...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 11:07 PM
# Haacked said:

Since your trackbacks are down, I thought I'd do a manual trackback here.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:58 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Sometimes when I link to other Comunity Server or .Text blogs they don't show my trackback. Anyway I think that it has some bugs , too.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:14 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

You added a false "q" to ASP.NET forums link! ;) And another issue about CS: Your commenting system does not remember me!!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:47 AM
# James Avery said:

I have been running both and haven't run into any major issues, a couple quirks, but nothing that was show stopping. There are a couple bugs out there for 2k5 but nothing that will mess up your machine (not that I am aware of anyway).

Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:27 PM
# mousse said:

er, an iterated char-array solution? sounds like a PITA for just assessing if a string's numeric.. what about regular expressions? i don't honestly know how weighty their overhead..

Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:01 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Someone provide the regex and I'll be happy to run some performance tests...I'm gunning for the char[] solution to be the fastest, but I'd love to be proven wrong!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:30 PM
# (Chris Kirby) said:

I also have been running both for a while with no problems. One thing to note though is that vs 2005 will take over as the default app for all the file extensions which were once defaulted to vs2003...i.e. .cs, .vb, .config... hasn't really bothered me though.

Friday, August 12, 2005 12:38 AM
# mousse said:

ok, i made these without thinking too hard: for ints try ^([-+]?\d+)$ for floats, try ^([-+]?\d+\.?\d*)$ presuming +/- negatives rather than paren negatives. == da bomb

Friday, August 12, 2005 1:54 AM
# Nick Malik said:

To respond to Shannon, The Enterprise Library - June edition contains seven blocks. However, none of them DEPEND on any others. All of the dependencies have been factored up into a single "Common" block that is included with, and referenced by, each of the blocks. This makes them completely seperable. It is true that some have optional plug-ins that are implemented using others, and this can be a bit confusing. The documentation shows how to peel them apart, and it takes only a few minutes to do. I maintain that, for ANY ONE of the blocks, the effort needed to read the documentation and use the block is far less than the effort needed to create that block, and the unit tests, and get it to "code complete."

Friday, August 12, 2005 5:19 AM
# Jaxon said:

Jayson - I have noticed the same thing on my blog too. I don't know when they stopped working, but I do know they worked in CS 1.0

Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:41 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

Thanks for the reply, Nick. That is definitely good news. I will add this to my "time to try again" list.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 8:07 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

I took the plunge...very satisfied thusfar.

Monday, August 15, 2005 11:12 AM
# Jeff Atwood said:

I would be disappointed if the new native .NET 2.0 .TryParse methods performed poorly ;) > it’s pretty apparent that using regexes aren’t a viable solution for this type of scenario (they just don’t seem to perform very well in high iteration loops). Regexes definitely have their place for data validation, but in this case working with char data is just outright faster Did you keep a reference to the regex outside the loop? Because if you were creating the regex inside the loop, the cost to create the regex for (x) loops is quite expensive..

Monday, August 15, 2005 11:30 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Jeff For some reason I didn't zip up the source for the application in the link I provided (remedied)...whoops! I modified the source per your recomendations (moved the regex to a member var and initialized it in the RunButton_Click event) and the regex results were still roughly the same.

Monday, August 15, 2005 12:47 PM
# evilmousse said:

i'm the regex folks eh? ok.. thanks for the scoop, the results sound about right. regex, being a multi-use object, likely couldn't be more efficient than customized char iteration until the task at hand reaches a certain level of complexity. i doubt ssn's would be complex enough, but scraping a webpage for info would be. at that point tho, the issue is developer stress--i wouldn't want to parse a whole variable webpage one char at a time even if it IS more efficient... where can i find more info on tryParse and anything else 'new' in v2 of the cli?

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:01 PM
# evilme said:

er, what i mean to ask is i can always find long boring technical specs, but i'm looking more for like, someone's delicious tags for the most interesting new features/

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:04 PM
# Aaron Robinson said:

Your method of replacing periods and commas stinks for negative numbers and bogus user-entered values like "1.23.4,6.50"...

Friday, August 19, 2005 7:40 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

@EvilMe I'll do a post on this shortly as I"m in the same boat as you are.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 12:14 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Aaron I agree with you 100% actually, but that wasn't the point of this article. I was trying to do a high level comparison of the different options available along with the pluses/minuses to each. In reality, all data should be validated on the client first (and further scrubbed at the data access layer), thus negating the need for any of the mechanisms I mentioned in this post.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 12:16 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

How has no one caught my reference to SETEC Astronomy? What kind of geeks are you people? :-).

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 1:09 PM
# Bob said:

You could have also just opened your sysoc.inf file and unhid Windows Messenger and then you could have used add/remove windows components to fully uninstall it...

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 9:22 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

That's entirely too many steps.

Friday, August 26, 2005 12:21 PM
# Bob said:

Oh yeah, I would much rather run some strange .vbs file off the internet... ;)

Friday, August 26, 2005 5:15 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

thanks for the css change.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:59 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

For anyone wondering what Shannon is talking about, he put in a request for me to make this site (slightly) more handheld device friendly...per his request I've disabled the sidebar when viewed from a device that reports itself as being a handheld one. You can see the entry in page source.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 7:14 AM
# Dave Burke said:

SETEC Astronomy. Too Many Secrets. Sneakers. 1992. I just watched it last night, in fact. I have to watch it every 18 months or so. "What did it sound like?" "I just love the sound of 'passport.'" "I went out for pizza." "Cattle mutilations are up." "So companies pay you to break into their companies so no one can break into their companies? --It's a living. --Not a very good one, I'm afraid." Yeah, looks like I get today's protected virtual void geek() prize.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:10 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Thank god someone finally got it...was getting disappointed! Most "computer" movies are dreadful, but not the case w/ Sneakers. "My name is Werner Brandis. My voice is my passport. Verify me?" I've used that as a passphrase quite a bit in the past (but not anymore, so don't get any bright ideas). Good job Dave.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 10:57 PM
# Mike said:

Additional Side Note: I've always had the crappiest luck with drawings, raffles, lottery (I'm not 89 years old so I'm ineligible by default), and all things involving chance. I did however break my streak of many years of loss after filling out (of all things) a Microsoft survey. Occasionally I'll get a solicitation to submit some opinions about this or that and I generally shoot them my 2 cents during some downtime during the day. Anyway, I've done so damned many that I stopped reading the "prize" associated with them. Well a week or so after completing one, I received an email that I was selected as a winner from the drawing. w00t! I received a welcome (and may I add a very well deserved) $500 gift certificate for Naturally my wife burned through it after purchasing a new digital camera (although in secret I must admit that it was time to upgrade the 1.2 mega pixel Sony Mavica; this baby took floppies...). I managed to walk away with a few things from my wish list – very cool. Only if could just put a string of lucky numbers together...

Monday, August 29, 2005 1:31 AM
# Dave Burke said:

So what did you think??? I gave it 40 minutes, hoping for another Deadwood. It had great realism, great acting, sets, interesting story line, but, I turned it off. I didn't give a rip about Octavian or his scheming mother. (Hated her character, actually. Guess I was supposed to.) Ceasar seemed stiff and I couldn't care about him. Brutus was a poopy head. I enjoyed the senate scene. I liked that Captain and the guy who was arrested. All-in-all it was 40% pro, 60% against, which explains why turned it off after 40 minutes. Not a keeper. Definitely not another Deadwood. Maybe if David Milch did it as he originally pitched it to HBO who said they were already doing a "Rome," which is why he did Deadwood. Looking forward to your take on it.

Monday, August 29, 2005 7:51 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

The last 20 minutes were actually pretty redeeming...I was close to turning it off as well about 30 minutes into it (the nudity definitely had my attention though), but decided to ride it out. I will give it one or two more episodes before I formulate an're right though, it sure as hell ain't no Deadwood (or Carnivale for that matter). More to come.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 2:02 AM
# David Voss said:

That is interesting. Along the same lines, what about checking if a value is a valid date? Currently there isn't a TryParse method for DateTime, only Parse().

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 11:01 PM
# David Voss said:

A related discussion found here: IsNumeric in C#, WHY NOT?

Friday, September 2, 2005 12:55 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Last week I got a comment. It seemed to be a test post from spammers. Unfortunately spammers are coming to CS :(

Saturday, September 3, 2005 11:36 AM
# Dennis van der Stelt said:

What's the point in going to our community and add a referral to my log? I mean, it's FULLLLL of referrals to "" and many other sites like that. What's the point of that? Do they really think I start clicking all of these links when I look at my logs? Very strange. I get some spamming as well since a few days. They're all anonymous, so I can all delete them. Problem is a bug in CS with some infinite loop when deleting comments from the feedback page under settings.

Monday, September 5, 2005 12:49 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

It's not so you'll click them (no one ever does); they do it to try and increase their search engine ratings as in effect it looks like you're linking back to them. Mutliply this by the (possibly) thousands of times they do this, and you see what happens. This is why Google came out w/ the nofollow attribute for link tags. Post the exact steps for that CS bug and I'll get it filed w/ Telligent.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 5:37 AM
# Paul from Nata1 said:

Holy cow - was that a software company or other kind? That was pretty cool Hey I just saw your Advanced .NET remoting book on the left, right on man!

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 5:37 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Another kind...they were a web startup. Great concept, horribly marketed (they weren't willing to spend much money on advertising...they had the "if we build it, they will come" mentality), going to this conference was actually a last ditch effort for them. Needless to say it didn't work out. Thx for pointing out the remoting book link, I changed it to reflect what I'm actually reading at this point, Inside Microsoft SQL Server...which is one of the more technically challenging books I've ever read, but it's extremely good if you have the patience for it :-). I can't talk about *why* I'm reading it until the end of this week.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 5:57 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

It is a terrible disaster. I wish that more people can save themself asap and United States government helps them on this way.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 2:26 PM
# Bob said:

Sorry Jayson, they were from me, I had been drinking ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 9:44 PM
# Al said:

Yeah running packages from ASP.NET is not that straight forward. the code maybe but there are permissions for web server, sql server and sql agent that need need to be setup right.

Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:39 AM
# Bob said:

I would install both this and IE 7 if they would let it install on 2003 server :(

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:11 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

Almost a year after the release of Omea Reader 1.0, JetBrains has released Omea version 2.0.&amp;nbsp; They...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:11 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

Almost a year after the release of Omea Reader 1.0, JetBrains has released Omea version 2.0.&amp;nbsp; They...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:12 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

Almost a year after the release of Omea Reader 1.0, JetBrains has released Omea version 2.0.&amp;nbsp; They...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:12 AM
# Chris Kirby said:

I've been using both omea (since pre 1.0) and rss bandit for a while now just trying to figure out which would be suit my needs and also found myself gravitating toworad rss bandit for very similar reasons... But now that 2.0 is released I agree that is definitely worth another look, though some of the features I miss from rss bandit are things like the default newspaper view in the preview window for unread items and the ability to mark all items are read when clicking away from the feed...the desktop alerts were better implemented as well, but that’s less of a big deal. I've also messed with the omea api a bit and I agree that it is very robust...and, I actually did write a blog posting plugin for community server 1.1 and dotText (metaweblog) based on the IBlogExtension which is supported by Omea, RssBandit, and Sharpreader just to name a few... Its nothing fancy by any means and I’m not sure that’s what you had in mind for yourself but that’s just one of the many available ways to plug some code in to this app...Definitely keep us posted if you do end up writing anything for the api, I would be interested in checking it out.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:23 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

This year&amp;rsquo;s PDC has been pretty incredible&amp;hellip;I am up to my ears in blog posts/channel 9 videos/whitepapers/webcasts;...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:40 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

This year’s PDC has been pretty incredible…I am up to my ears in blog posts/channel 9 videos/whitepapers/webcasts;...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 1:05 PM
# Bob said:

I ran into the same thought process when I first started using it, wanting to type into the tabs, but it went away before too long

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 8:16 PM
# sirocco said:

It's gotta be just you :) . I updated and workes just fine with AutoComplete & .. stuff .

Saturday, September 24, 2005 4:28 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier about losing autocomplete after a recent round of upgrades to Firefox; it turns out...

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:22 AM
# Haacked said:

If you equate it to classic VB, you'd probably equate it more to the "DIM" statement than a variant. The "var" is not a type declaration at all. It's merely there to state that this variable is being declared and hasn't been declared already. As for syntactic sugar, yes, but it's a LOT of sugar when you consider its usage in LINQ, where it automatically generates a type to hold the result of your query.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:38 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ahh I see...for some reason I thought var was kind of like a placeholder type (and still a full fledged CLR citizen). What threw me is that it all gets compiled down to the same IL in the I guess it actually is a placeholder, just not a full fledged type. Gotta love new language features...this one is out there though, which is alright by me :-).

Friday, September 30, 2005 2:33 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier&amp;nbsp;about Porsche&amp;rsquo;s intentions of releasing a new model by the beginning of...

Friday, September 30, 2005 3:39 AM
# Jacob said:

"it's"? "it's"? "it's own page"? Don't make me drive uptown to your fabulous condo and then hang out on the deck grilling out and enjoying the terrific view before I smack you.

Monday, October 3, 2005 7:28 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Don't be a grammar nazi ;-). I saw that after I posted it...looked a bit weird, but I left it in for novelty's sake. From now on I'll submit my posts to you for type reading. Oh wait, Word has that built in...

Monday, October 3, 2005 9:04 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier&amp;nbsp;about Porsche’s intentions of releasing a new model by the beginning of next year…well,...

Monday, October 3, 2005 9:05 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Thank you for this short article. As they will release new version next month I wait for it. If they don't fix it I implement your method. Thanks a gain ;)

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 9:42 PM
# you've been HAACKED said:

Thursday, October 6, 2005 6:31 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

1- This is Trackback ;) 2- After that I linked to your blog I tried to post this comment but your website went down for about 15 mins. 3- I love its client side scripts. UI is enhanced and new parts are useful. 4- I couldn't find any bug but will try to check it again and report them. 5- Some parts of Administration area is not upgraded to new UI yet?!

Thursday, October 6, 2005 1:01 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yeah, I was doing some routine server maintanence this must have caught me when I was in the middle of it. This isn't even a beta yet, so there is still a ton of work to be done. From what I can tell, we're probably going to leave the old admin pages side by side w/ Control Panel in this release to lessen the learning curve, with the ultimate goal of going 100% control panel...but nothing's official yet. Thx for the feedback Keyvan!

Friday, October 7, 2005 1:10 AM
# Roger said:

Oh Dude, thank you! I heard the Vancouver track on DI a while back but missed the title. I love the Trailer Park Boys samples in there :) Thanks for indirectly helping me!

Friday, October 7, 2005 2:35 AM
# Haacked said:

public MyType SomeMethod(); public YourType SomeMethod(); object o = SomeMethod(); // Although this can be mitigated by compiler errors, // but I can see the reason that the language team // wouldn't want to deal with it.

Saturday, October 8, 2005 12:34 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This new feature is really great. Now we can save our time ;) CS is going to be a great portal on the web. On the other hand seems that you are going to create a CMS instead of portal. And about Google reader: I don't knwo what I would say! Just I don't like their services ecept their search engine, Gmail and Google Earth.

Monday, October 10, 2005 11:49 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Sorry! This keyboard is very bad! knwo-->know ecept-->except

Monday, October 10, 2005 11:59 AM
# Joe Morel said:

I realize this comment is, well, about a year and a half too late, but I'm posting this here in case anybody else comes across this post. Servicing is something that we are doing alot of thinking about recently here at DevDiv (since the time of your post), and we understand that our servicing picture in the past hasn't been adequate. If you are interested in reading about our team, DDCPX (DevDiv Customer Product-Lifecycle Experience Team), we just started a blog that will hopefully serve as a two-way feedback conduit between us and the developer community. Please--share your feedback with us. Let's work together and fix things!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 1:59 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Holy smokes...yeah, quite an old post! Thanks for your comments, I've subscribed to your blog...looking forward to seeing what you guys have to say!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 2:11 AM
# sirshannon said:

funny how that whole piracy thing goes... both NIN and Metallica could bust me for downloading their shitty-sounding mp3s (Lars claimed in court that mp3s sound exactly the same as a CD). But I have owned a cassette of every release these two bands put out up to 1996 or 97, and then bought them on CD. why am I too lazy to walk into the other room, find the CD and rip it myself? I don't know, but for some reason I download the music instead. Or used to, anyway. I just listen to it via a subscription service now. I know better than to think that my mp3 collection is any more permanent than my 45 record singles, my LP collection, my 8-track collection, or my cassette tape collection. I don't want a "permanent" copy anymore. I don't want to "own" a copy. I don't want to waste time, money or labor on it. I just want to be able to listen to it whenever I want. That's not too much to ask for, right? :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 5:45 AM
# .Avery Blog said:

Thursday, October 13, 2005 8:05 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I think that you can open .ac3 files with Jet Audio, too. Try to keep your archive. They will remind good memories for you in next years ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2005 8:25 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Shannon I don't know what it is about me and "owning" stuff...I'm not vain, but I just like to actually have it in my hands (I've posted about this before as it relates to DVD's). In this case, I still want the raw mp3 (or whatever format) on my drive :-). For some reason, subscription services just don't work for me...I did Netflix way back in the day when they were a fledgling .com; I did indeed use the service, but not nearly as much as I thought I would. I would give Y! a shot in the music realm, but I'm concerned about the bredth/depth of artists they carry (do they have Autechre? Boards of Canada's new LP? What about stuff on the Global Underground or Ministry of Sound labels?). I was halfway through signing up for the free trial, but IIRC they wanted a credit card number from I closed the window and forgot about it.

Friday, October 14, 2005 2:12 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

And my fingers are, too ;)

Friday, October 14, 2005 3:32 PM
# Jacob said:

A week to download? Seems to me that leaves a LOT to be impressed about.

Friday, October 14, 2005 8:47 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

For 3+ gigs @ ~35kb/sec (with quite a few hiccups), not exactly what I'd call quick...but you just queue stuff up and forget about until it's done. No instant gratification, but the complete collection probably would have cost me over 200 bucks, plus there are about a dozen non-halo's in the collection (bootlegs, deluxe re-releases, etc), and most of the mp3's are have tracked all of those down individually would have taken much much longer. What I was impressed about is that I got all of this with a single click/download (I thought I made that clear in my post)...THAT'S the beauty of torrents's a one stop shop. So a week of downloading for all of that? Very much worth it if you ask me :-).

Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:40 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

Almost 7 months after the release of Windows XP x64 Edition, it would appear that most of the hardware...

Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:09 AM
# Firefox said:

He'll probably win a Nobel prize....

Sunday, October 16, 2005 9:43 PM
# Brendan said:

Be careful not to commit to 64 bit Windows too quickly. From what I've read not all software runs happily and benchmarks can actually be lower, even for 64 bit software. I'm guessing this is because internally it's still switching to 32 bit code a lot. However it will allow you to run more than 4Gb RAM. Unless the extra memory is a requirement, it doesn't look very tempting yet. I haven't looked into this for a while though, so things might be a bit better now. I also haven't tried to run it myself yet, so I'm only going by what I've heard.

Monday, October 17, 2005 1:11 PM
# Jaxon Rice said:

That is great news about CommentAPI.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:23 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I'm authorized and tried to click on "Files" link but got custom error page!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:17 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Well, it looks like I was wrong...oh well.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:39 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

The machine I would be switching over to 64bit is my multimedia rig (read, the machine I make music on, play games on, video editing, etc)'s not my general work rig (read, my laptop which is where I do all my coding, internet, etc). The main thing I'm looking forward to is native 64bit apps that can actually benefit from the 64bit shift, which almost all games/music editing/video stuff can benefit from...but who knows when those types of apps will actually come out. I played around with it some this weekend, I'm gonna hold off a bit until some 64bit apps come out.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:42 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Hmmm...yeah, I see it. I probably won't try to fix it as we have a pretty big point release coming out tomorrow, upgrading to the newest build should clear everything out. I'll probably dump the database as well and just create some dummy content. Thx for the info though!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:46 AM
# Aaron Robinson said:

I don't know why your formula get the numbers, but that's the triangular number series...

Friday, October 21, 2005 4:45 AM
# Aaron Robinson said:

More info here:

Friday, October 21, 2005 4:48 AM
# John Pike said:

Being an avid DVD collector I agree about AC3. 5.1 surround music just plain sounds good.

Friday, October 21, 2005 8:12 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Well! 1- About your pattern: You've been hacked proved it but I'm looking for a way to prove his proof is true in all cases or give another proof. 2- I haven't use EiffelEnvision yet but try to check it asap. Thank you for references. 3- Maryam Ghaemmaghami (Scoble's wife) is Iranian and live in US. I don't like to check the stats of my website. Sometimes I use an application (It uses IIS logs) to check my referrers and total hits. It has good details. For my blog I think that the number of hits are depend on my posts so try to write better. Although I don't write to get better traffics. But thank you for StatsCounter it's a great website ;) On the other hand if you read my last posts I analyze the traffic with some statistical methods (Time Series) and they are absolutely better than this kind of stats. 4- This comment: beat me to give this link if you want to use GTalk with Trillian (Pro version):

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:35 AM
# Haacked said:

Well my proof is true in all cases where x is an odd integer. The same is not true for n being even. I wrote more on the Triangular series in the comments of my post. The pattern you see is a consequence of the triangular series as the commenter said. Check out this... Scroll down to triangular numbers. See how they are a part of Pascal's triangle? Interesting eh?

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:49 AM
# Haacked said:

I think I answered your question better in my latest post ( I try and explain WHY your formula gets the triangular series. It's an algebraic identity.

Friday, October 21, 2005 11:12 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Yesterday&amp;nbsp;Jayson Knight had pointed to a pattern in sequence of odd numbers and had written a code...

Friday, October 21, 2005 1:15 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

And of course there's a Wiki on the triangular number series:

Saturday, October 22, 2005 2:27 AM
# Jacob said:

Not to be critical, but I see 3 problems with the music stream: 1. The link is incorrect. I think it should be 2. That link also seems to be inactive or corrupt (maybe related to the AAC codec?) 3. It fired up RealPlayer which I flat out refuse to use for anything except "This American Life"

Saturday, October 22, 2005 6:29 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Hence the term "beta" in my post :-). Still working out some kinks. CS seems to have completely borked the link, fixing it now.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:16 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Jacob So really there's only 1 issue (which I fixed)...the link. RealPlayer obviously supports .pls extensions, and AAC. So what's the issue?

Saturday, October 22, 2005 11:48 AM
# Dennis van der Stelt said:

GOA rules my world! I can't listen to your station at work, I'll try it out at home! I love hallucinogen and Astral Projection. Got any more tips?

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:37 AM
# Dennis van der Stelt said:

GOA rules my world! I can't listen to your station at work, I'll try it out at home! I love hallucinogen and Astral Projection. Got any more tips?

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:37 AM
# Dennis van der Stelt said:

GOA rules my world! I can't listen to your station at work, I'll try it out at home! I love hallucinogen and Astral Projection. Got any more tips?

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:37 AM
# Dennis van der Stelt said:

Hmm, weird, I get a strange message after posting. Saying "Watchguard : no uri found for" where the xxx is ip address... Is this you or me?!

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:38 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I'm streaming on port 8000 so make sure that port is allowed by your firewall (which appears to be Watchguard). My ultimate goal is to get everything streaming over port 80 (and my super ultimate goal is to just have an embedded player in my site in addition to being able to launch the stream in a standalone player). So much to do, so little time.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 12:57 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Oh FWIW (as it relates to goa), I love GMS, Astrix, Infected Mushroom, Talamasca, and Alien Project. Let me know if you have any other issues w/ the stream.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:05 AM
# Haacked said:

It can be a combination of a lot of factors that contribute to the pain. For me, one factor was how I sort of hang my head low, putting strain on my back and shoulders, which impinge nerves. etc... Learning proper stretching etc... can help. I not only stretch my hands and wrists regularly, but my back. Also, if it gets too bad, seeing a good occupational therapist and then physical therapist familiar with RSI can really help. For me, I will probably never be 100% pain free, but I have gotten a LOT better and can much better manage the condition. You can get better, but the first step is to take it seriously.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 8:23 AM
# TristanK said:

I laugh in the face of docking stations! Just get yourself a nice, well-mannered USB keyboard to help you through your rough patch.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 11:36 AM
# Brendan said:

Definitely take it seriously. I used to work with a guy who was unfortunate enough to work somewhere where everyone is just expected to donate their entire life to the project. He was routinely working 12 hour days including weekends despite already suffering with RSI. He switched jobs when the project failed, but after a few months had to quit programming altogether because his RSI had got so bad. It got to the point that even typing a letter would leave him in agony. That is an extreme case, but it shows what can happen if you ignore it. It does worry me a little, because usually after a day of working I'll relax by doing something or other on the computer, so my poor fingers don't get a break. If I had to quit programming though, I'm not sure what I'd do instead. I also swear by ergonomic keyboards and I'm surprised that they aren't more popular.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:49 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I don't have any problem with my keyboard or mice. My major problem is in my ankle. I have bad ache when run for long time! But I think that it's better if you use an USB keyboard as Tristank said.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:02 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Thanks for the tips guys! I do believe that absolute first thing I need to do is get a better mobile setup with an external ergo keyboard combined with one of those laptop thingies that clamp around the keyboard and prop the damn thing up, more like a desktop set up. I should probably work less from the couch as well ;-).

Thursday, October 27, 2005 4:35 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Greetings for your blog birthday :) Blogging is my favorite job when I'm free. It helps me to share my thoughts with others and communicate with them. And this new control is very nice. Good job ;)

Friday, October 28, 2005 1:04 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Greetings for your blog birthday :) Blogging is my favorite job when I'm free. It helps me to share my thoughts with others and communicate with them. And this new control is very nice. Good job ;)

Friday, October 28, 2005 1:12 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Well....make that 4. :-) Quite an interesting blog you have.

Friday, October 28, 2005 2:15 PM
# Dave Burke said:

I think I have you beat by a few months, but I never thought about it. Two years... Seems a long time, doesn't it? I enjoyed the post and the last two years' significant events, particularly Bush somehow getting re-elected. Keep blogging, Dude. You're one of my faves. Cheers!

Saturday, October 29, 2005 1:35 AM
# Jacob said:

It's about time this thing came out. I've been aching for a game as good as HL2.

Monday, October 31, 2005 8:16 PM
# Orion Adrian said:

I'm currently working on the switch to Dvorak. I'm about 1 1/2 weeks into it and I'm at 10 WPM. The training goes very quickly actually. You just need good training software. I'm currently using Typing Tutor found at: and I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 5:18 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This pointed me to that! Three&amp;nbsp;weeks&amp;nbsp;ago&amp;nbsp;I saw a book about QBasic on a chair! It was...

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 9:35 AM
# TristanK said:

Hey Jay, SP1 became R2 a while back:,2180,1852436,00.asp

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 1:51 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ohhh yeah, I remember hearing about that at some point. Latter half of 2006 though??? That is way too long for VS to go w/o a patch IMO as the performance hit I was taking even over VPC was pretty notable, and remotely administering it was extremely slow (and it's on a pretty quick machine). That being said, it's still a very attractive peice of software, and I love it. Wait a second, the 2nd paragraph says "The renamed product is still due to ship in the fourth quarter of this year." When is it shipping?

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 2:06 AM
# Tristank said:

AFAIK, still due sometime this quarter.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 6:02 AM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Great find on the two CS sites. I really liked the skin of the Microsoft Gadgets site. Also good job on the CommentAPI. I can't wait to see 2.0 and all the cool features the CS team has added. As for the RSS, I'm definately a minority here but I really prefer to visit people's sites to see whats going on. It like a dialog and reflection of that person(s) and I like the visual interaction of another person's blog/site/whatever. After all, that's why I visit your site :-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 1:34 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Jayson has discussed about Foreign Language Programmers and the way they learn and work with programming...

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 9:19 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier about how quickly my laptop &amp;ldquo;sold&amp;rdquo; on eBay.&amp;nbsp; The old mantra of &amp;ldquo;if...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 5:25 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier about how quickly my laptop “sold” on eBay.&amp;nbsp; The old mantra of “if it looks too...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 5:25 AM
# Dennis van der Stelt said:

Wow, some serious stuff! Not knowing _anything_ just makes it worse! I wish you and your family the best and hopefully you have some good news soon. Some goes for your laptop! ;)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 12:42 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier about how quickly my laptop “sold” on eBay.&amp;nbsp; The old mantra of “if it looks too...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 12:46 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Sorry to hear that! Wish you all the best.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 2:10 PM
# Erik Lane said:

Sorry to hear of the situation with your Mom. I'll being praying for you guys and the doc's.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 3:21 PM
# Jacob said:

This is sad news, my friend. T-nelli gave me the rundown the other day, but I didn't really get how bad it was. Our best to your Mom, and stay strong for her. She needs it.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 3:26 PM
# Jacob said:

Fuck those little bitches. Here's what I did you cut down on the idiots and the scammers: on your selling preferences, you can allow bidders only if they have a certain feedback score and have no Unpaid Item strikes.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 3:32 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

That's exactly what I did this go round, plus I removed the "buy it now" far so good, I have some legitimate questions coming in from people who've had accounts for longer than 3 seconds, and also have positive feedback. I feel like I'll get a legit sale this time. Yay.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 4:41 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Dear Jayson; Blogging is a mirror of blogger so if you write about this problem it can help you to share your difficulties with us. These news is absolutely bad but be sure that nothing happens when God doesn't want it. So pray and want God to help your mom. And I'll do it, too. I hope that see you here when you're happy and your mother is healthy beside you. + Life is a composition of difficulties and successes. Sometimes we are happy and sometimes we are sad. + Fingers are crossed.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 7:15 PM
# Brendan said:

I'm very sorry to read about these problems. I'm not sure that there's anything that I can do to help, but you have my e-mail address if you think of anything. On the positive side the doctors are looking into this. They have the tissue sample and 3 weeks worth of monitoring. I really hope that they do notice something during this time so that they can put things right again.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 7:26 PM
# Haacked said:

Fill your blog with what you need to fill it with. :) I think you really honor your mother in writing about this. She'll be pleased to know that she is in your thoughts so much that you blogged it.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 7:57 PM
# Bootay said:

I got around those morons by not selling on ebay anymore. Takes too much time and effort. I just drop off junk at the local e-bay store (one near Park Rd. Shopping center) and let them manage it...

Friday, November 4, 2005 1:13 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I actually saw that store recently and thought about it. Then I went to their website and saw their commission schedule (30%)...I would have gotten about 1600 for my 2000 dollar laptop. For low dollar items I think it's a great idea, for the extra 400 bucks I'm willing the put up with the crap. I think I found the right mix of restrictions this go round. Dude, I think one of those i-SoldIt stores would be a fantastic investment franchise-wise...they must be making an absolute KILLING. What a great idea!

Friday, November 4, 2005 2:35 AM
# J Donnici said:

I had this happen when I was selling some expensive music equipment a while back. Figure if they target 200 people selling something for more than $1K, even just one or two falling for it is profitable. It sucks because your auction gets immediately closed so nobody else is looking at it and you're left holding the bag. For me, an email to Ebay (which took a few days for response) took care of it in that they credited the listing and fee back to me. When you re-list, make sure you say that "Buy It Now" requires immediate payment. That way, Ebay won't switch your item to SOLD until the buyer actually pays you through PayPal with a confirmed account. I guess that's an upside to Ebay's acquisition of PayPal.

Friday, November 4, 2005 3:56 AM
# Alex Lowe said:

While I certainly can't relate to the exact circumstances you, your mother, and the rest of your family going through at this time....I can relate on some level. My wife, son, and I are usually in the hospital at least once a week because he has Hemophilia. It's certainly no fun and seeing a loved one in pain is such an unfortunate position to be in. I'm sorry to hear that you have to endure that pain. I hope your mother has a speedy recovery and the doctors figure out what is wrong. We'll keep your family in our prayers.

Friday, November 4, 2005 7:33 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Wow...thanks so much guys. My Mom was deeply moved when she read this thread (she's almost as much of an internet junkie as I am when it comes to surfing the web). I'll keep us all posted once we get some sort of definitive diagnosis. Thanks again :-).

Saturday, November 5, 2005 12:42 AM
# Jacob said:

Well, since she's reading it, let's keep the positivity going -- and I don't know of anything that makes me feel better than Calvin and Hobbes: <a href=""></a>

Saturday, November 5, 2005 4:09 PM
# Jacob said:

Let's try that again --

Saturday, November 5, 2005 5:00 PM
# Roger said:

Sweeeeet! I love Zabiela! It seems like we have the exact same taste in electronic. Thanks for the stream!

Saturday, November 5, 2005 11:16 PM
# Sara said:

Interesting post. I too used to study foreign languages before I stumbled upon programming. I was an arabic linguist in the Navy and majored it in at school until I took my first elective c++ course. That changed everything.

Saturday, November 5, 2005 11:30 PM
# Sara said:

Cool blog Jayson. I'll have to stop by and check it out more often. Alot of the points that you mentioned I can admit to being guilty of myself. Sometimes its easy to be lazy, but the nice thing about .net is it makes writing good code easy, so no need to be lazy!

Saturday, November 5, 2005 11:51 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Something else I find interesting is that this is more of a common theme among developers than most people realize. Reading some of your blog just now confirmed it yet again: Most developers are crazy into music, and quite a few I've spoken with are crazy into foreign languages as well. I think the 3 are more intertwined than I originally thought. After all, code is more or less similar to learning a foreign language, and music is fundamentally math at its core. I think I'm going to do some more research and hack up an article about it. Now back to reading your blog (babysitting an auction on eBay today...too bad it's 75 degrees outside :-( ).

Saturday, November 5, 2005 11:54 PM
# Sara said:

They are definitely related Jayson! I think if you have the aptitude to learn a foreign language, then you have that same aptitude for programming. When you become a linguist in the military, you are given a proficiency exam called a DLAB (Defense Language Aptitude Battery ..i think :)). They basically spend some time teaching you a made up language and then test your ability to learn that language. This is no different than learning Java or PHP. Plus, once you have the concepts down, it is easier to pick up other languages more quickly.

Sunday, November 6, 2005 12:21 AM
# Sara said:

I'm a FireFox user myself. I've yet to try out the beta release of IE7, but it seems pretty cool. I think what I like most of all about FF are the extensions. I use some of them daily!

Sunday, November 6, 2005 12:32 AM
# Sara said:

From what I've seen so far, you've got a pretty good blog here. A good mix of tech/human interest stuff to give your blog some personality, which is what makes people want to return. I've only been blogging since July and like you, I was never much of the journal person. It is crazy to think that people actually enjoy readin what we write, or that it may help someone at some point. Congrats on the two-year mark!

Sunday, November 6, 2005 12:37 AM
# Sara said:

From what I've seen so far, you've got a pretty good blog here. A good mix of tech/human interest stuff to give your blog some personality, which is what makes people want to return. I've only been blogging since July and like you, I was never much of the journal person. It is crazy to think that people actually enjoy readin what we write, or that it may help someone at some point. Congrats on the two-year mark!

Sunday, November 6, 2005 12:50 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Sara -- Well thanks! It took me a while to find my *ahem* "voice" (if you can call it that)...about a year actually. I re-read some of my earlier stuff from time to time and have to laugh at how awful it was. Something I wish I had done more of early on was more non-tech related posts. This is therapy for me!

Sunday, November 6, 2005 12:57 AM
# Sara said:

I've been a professional programmer for 3 years now and I can share my experience as a 30-yo female. I started studying computer science in 1998 (I was 23) and in my program there were only a few other females. As the classes got harder, the number of women decreased as well. In 2001, I transferred to the Univ of Wash and was surprised to find that females made up at least 25% of the program. The difference in this group of women is we were all considered returning adults (I was 26 at the time.) This may make a difference. When I was 18, i know there is no way in hell I could have or would have been interested in going into the computer science field. I just didn't have the desire or the discipline. <br><br> I graduated cum laude (i can't help but laugh whenever i say that) and soon got a job developing in php and perl. I worked with 1 other developer there who was a male. He was a coupld of years younger than me so he didn't think anything about working with a female. About 6 months later I was offered a .NET job as a gvmt contractor. This was a completely different scenario. I was working in an IT shop that's leadership was dominated by women, but most of the peons (me) were men. <br><br> My first partner was a 55-yo male who was a classic VB6 programmer. My experience with .net was limited to school, but I had done a lot of Java programming, so I was confident I could transition easily enough. I definitely was under the microscope for a time. The lead developer didn't have any project management experience so I kind of stepped in and took over certain aspects of the development. There wasn't any kind of check-in system, there were no milestones, no docmentation, etc. The lack of organization was incredible. I know my older partner was looking at me like.. who the hell does she think she is. I was the first female programmer he had worked with and the programming and management came easier to me than it did to him. To his credit, he was a kick-ass programmer. He was very methodical in his programming and could write some serious algorithims. Anyway, I think being a female, as well as the youngest member of the team, I wasn't just blankly accepted. I had to prove myself and earn my place. <br><br> Overall that was a good experience. I've only had one semi-negative experience. When I graduated from college I couldn't find a job right away so I started teaching myself php and doing websites for small businesses. I created a CMS for a business and upon project completion, I had the customer tell me how surprised he was at the job I did. At this point I had gotten to know him pretty well so I asked him why he would be surprised. He said it was hard for him to grasp how an attractive woman could really be a good programmer. That was definitely a strange compliment, but it does illustrate the bias. Okay, I think I've gone completely on a tanget now, so I'll stop before I start to confuse myself. Wait.. too late :)

Sunday, November 6, 2005 1:46 AM
# Sara said:

Wow, that's really heavy. You and your mom will be in my thoughts. re: terminal illness. I would prefer to know if its going to be 1 year or 20 years, but not the exact day. I think at least; hard to say until it really happens to you. Best thing you can do is just enjoy each other as i'm sure you always have and live with no regrets.

Sunday, November 6, 2005 4:46 AM
# Dave Burke said:

So very sorry, J-man. God bless you, my friend.

Sunday, November 6, 2005 6:51 AM
# boshaus said:

Well, I tried selling my laptop and got the exact same email. Looked a little fishy so I googled "tessa burton holland ambassador" to see if she was legit and got your blog. I'm cosidering mailing them 50lbs of bricks, but I'm not sure if the fedex account is stolen and I'd hate to charge someone else the money, but I sure would love to screw this guy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 4:01 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

Another sleepless night, so I&amp;rsquo;ve been catching up on the hundreds of unread RSS items in my feed...

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 12:14 PM
# Sara said:

I haven't upgraded yet, but I do intend to soon. Probably within the next month. From what I've heard so far, people are more impressed with the new SqlServer proucts than VS. I will have to try it out myself to see.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 2:41 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Thats great news. However, I'm going to hold off on installing beta 1 in leu of the fact that the RC is going to be released in december which should be a few weeks from now. Also from what I heard, there were a few bugs that still needed to get ironed out so while the beta is miles better than 1.1, i'm not bold enough to try it....:-)

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 11:33 AM
# Sara said:

I'll be trying it! That's awsome. You guys were teasing everyone so much!

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 3:56 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

We need people like you guys to help test it out! Get a test install rolling and start playing around with it, at the very least to get acquainted with all the new stuff. This will be quite a release!

Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:43 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Overall I'm pretty happy with it...I've had a few IDE hangs, but nothing showstopping for me. I think what has most people up in arms is that the build number didn't change from the RC to the RTM, which means they made NO bugfixes. Basically, they rushed it out the door to coincide with SQL2k5 and BizTalk2k6...the bugs these guys are seeing are pretty unnacceptable.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:45 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

By far and away the number 1 extension I use is the "Web Developer"'s a godsend for CSS/Javasript stuff. Apparently there's a similar extension for IE7, but I haven't really read too much about it yet. I'll probably post up the extensions I use on a daily basis at some point soon...I'm about a week behind on posts at this point though due to all the family stuff.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:47 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Great, I'm number 1 for Tessa Burton...I promise it's not me folks! How about 50lbs of rat poison :-).

Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:49 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I signed up for that once, long ago. One day I recieved 2 emails from them, back to back, sent within seconds of each other. The first said that my payxpress account had been cancelled, per my (non-existant) request. The second said "welcome to payXpress"!?!? So I called and was told that it was probably a glitch (duh). And that I no longer had an active account (apparently the welcome email was a second glith, on top of the glitch that cancelled my account). And that I couldn't sign up again for 30 days due to the way their system was designed. Brilliant! As you might be able to guess, I don't trust a company with software that bad to do ANYTHING with my money automatically, so I pay the bills the old fashioned way now.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 4:52 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I'm sorry. But be patient. A few cases is in hostory is not a reason to say that "They can't" Every question is answered one time. So be sure that human can solve any problem. Just pray more and we'll do it. God is kind and will help ;)

Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:06 PM
# Scott Nonnenberg said:

Hey Guys. First of all, full disclosure: I'm a Program Manager on the C# team. I was just passing through, and I felt the need to respond to Jayson's comment about the build number. If you go to Help->About in VS2005, the version number 8.0.50727.42 on the left side. The RC version number was 8.0.50727.26. I can vouch for the fact that we fixed bugs between those versions - I was in the room when the bugs were approved! We are certainly listening - please don't hesitate to talk to us when you run into an issue with VS2005. You can email me from my blog or go to MSDN Product Feedback center - we'll work with you to track down the issue and address it. Hopefully your experience is a good one - but remember that we're here to help when it isn't. Tnanks, Scott Nonnenberg Program Manager Visual C# Team

Friday, November 11, 2005 6:02 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Oh my God! Your server called me a victim and didn't add my comment! So try again! Today they added my billing and blood backed to my vessels. + I hadn't monitor my pagerank and traffic but when checked, it made me glad ;) Technorati added this new ability in latest days and I found it in a Persian blog.

Saturday, November 12, 2005 1:05 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yeah, I noticed that on technoratti after reading your post, so I went and tagged the hell out of my blog on their site. And yes, I've also noticed some issues with my site lately...some timeouts. It could be related to upgrading to SQL2k5, but I've also been getting about 1000 trackback spams a day for the past 5 that could be part of it as well. I'm in the process of building an IP banning system (though I guess I could just disable trackbacks). I HATE spammers.

Sunday, November 13, 2005 3:51 AM
# Mick Ruthven said:

As an earlier poster also said, the high rez version of cog I downloaded from the "super high res version" link above runs for only a few seconds, then produces an error that forces QuickTime to close.

Sunday, November 13, 2005 5:59 AM
# Mehrdad Ebrahimi said:

Dear Knight I tried to open your blog yesterday night but it does not load the page and give error. Would you please give me a mp3 link of Morrissey.

Sunday, November 13, 2005 10:06 PM
# Sara said:

When I read Emo and Morrissey/The Smiths in the same post I almost fell out of my chair. I'm still trying to understand what this "emo" genre really is. Perhaps I'm just showing my age here, but I've listened to The Smiths and Morrissey since the 80s. I'm one of those people who LOVE them/him. Nice selection in music Jayson. Time to put on "The more you ignore me."

Monday, November 14, 2005 1:18 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Please right click and "save as"...should eliminate any errors.

Monday, November 14, 2005 10:11 AM
# Brendan said:

I'm really sorry to hear this. I was praying for a much more optimistic response. The thing is that they don't really know much about this at all, so I think it's best to live life to the max and try hard not to let this take over. My thoughts are with you both.

Monday, November 14, 2005 4:46 PM
# Brendan said:

I haven't seen VS 2005 yet, but what I've read is very disappointing. If you didn't have any problems with VS 2003 then you're very lucky. I was constantly plagued with false compilation errors and pretty much had to rebuild every time I changed anything. Often that wasn't enough and I'd have to shut down the IDE, delete all object files and restart before I could compile successfully. Sometimes the IDE would just shut down while rebuilding too. Maybe the difference is in the language (I'm predominantly a VB.NET programmer) or maybe it's the fact that most of my development was for WinForms, but whatever the reason I was stunned that a service pack was never released. I hunted around for information about these errors and found out that I was not alone. They occurred for everyone in my office. We all had different machines and we'd installed each machine ourselves, so it's not as if we'd cloned the same problematic setup. I was really looking forward to moving to 2005. Most of these errors do seem IDE based. I might look around for a different IDE and see if this is any better.

Monday, November 14, 2005 5:23 PM
# Mick Ruthven said:

>Please right click and "save as"...should eliminate any errors.< That's what I did, saving the file to my hard drive and running it from there. I also did that again just now with the same results. It ran 15 seconds and stopped with an error that forced QuickTime to close. I'm using QuickTime Player v 6.5.2.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 5:52 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

It looks like my site is getting quite a few SQL timeout exceptions as of late&amp;hellip;most likely due...

Saturday, November 19, 2005 4:49 AM
# Bootay said:

Why not make your logging code, imagine this, handle errors! Dump to a text file if you can't hit the SQL Server...

Saturday, November 19, 2005 8:13 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

It's funny you should mention that; a project I've been working on on the side lately is a RSLS (really simple logging service) which logs to pretty much any format you want it to (event viewer, text file, email, database, XML), though it's still very much a work in progress. It's all custom attribute driven, i.e. [Loggable(true, TraceLevel.<verbose, info, warning, error>], and calling into it requires a single method call, WriteException or WriteLog depending on what you want to log. I am not a big fan of Log4Net, it's just too damn I'm rolling my own :-). As it relates to CS (and logging in general), nothing is foolproof...but databases are more error-prone than other solutions, however the majority of our customers use hosting solutions, so text files and event viewer are impractical solutions.

Sunday, November 20, 2005 12:27 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

These are better than the past and wish that see better news than them ;) And about TrackBacks: I think that it's necessary to use a statistical method to fight with Spammers. For an instance if your get more than "ConstantValueThatWeCanChangeIt" TrackBacks from a URL then disable TrackBacks for it for a while "ConstantValuethatWeCanChangeIt" If bloggers set good values then surely won't receive much spams per day. although as another solution you can ban IPs but it's manually and not good when will leave it after some days! Enjoy your holidays :)

Sunday, November 20, 2005 6:54 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Well done; These new features seem to improve your blog quickly ;) And about Google analytics: Surely that's great but I don't use any Stat Counter on my blog! Why? You said?! I don't know myself!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 10:03 AM
# Sara said:

Good to know about the header info. I've heard all the buzz about it as well, just haven't looked into it too much yet. Suppose I should do that.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:51 PM
# Osman said:

I thinks problem comes from the extension/themes developpers who jsut bump the maxversions of their extensions intstead of testing them to see if they're broken by changes to the code.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 7:18 AM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

I've put the RC3 on all machines I have and so far no problems. I suspect its the extensions like Osman said. Seriously, try a clean install without the extensions. You can save the "settings" for your current firefox, remove it and add the new RC3.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:13 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Can this help?:

Thursday, November 24, 2005 12:37 PM
# Ron said:

Jason, I agree with what you have to say and feel your pain. Until MS fixes this, maybe the workaround is to concat all sql files you wish to run into one file and open that file in the management studio.

Saturday, November 26, 2005 5:20 PM
# Frans Bouma said:

Why not use QA on sqlserver 2005? You can connect to SQLServer 2005 with QA, I just tried. It doesn't show you all the info, like the schemas which are not bound to an existing user are gone, but if you use sqlserver 2000 compatible stuff, no problems :)

Saturday, November 26, 2005 6:17 PM
# Roger said:

Yeah, the zoom in Word took me a while to find. It's in the lower right of the window, not very intuitive...

Saturday, November 26, 2005 9:39 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ron: That's why I went off in search of a tool that runs all .sql files in a single directory...I was gonna roll my own utility but figured someone else had probably done it already. But yeah, essentially it does the same thing, albeit with osql commands.

Saturday, November 26, 2005 9:45 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Frans: Wow, good call! I didn't even think about that...I just figured if VS2003 can't connect, no other previous versions of tools could either. I still hope MS addresses some of the other stuff though, namely the tab issue (a HUGE gui no-no IMO), along with the performance issues of MgmtStudio and the ability to specify a database for an entire session...if there were hundreds of db's on a single server it's a total PITA to scroll through on each tab to find the db you need.

Saturday, November 26, 2005 9:48 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ahhh yes...there it is! Jeez, it's pretty glaring once you see it eh? It's the fact that it's virtually the same color as the background...should stand out a little more, and the placement is a little strange, but makes sense. Cool effect on the zooming though.

Saturday, November 26, 2005 9:52 PM
# Roland Kaufmann said:

Why the toy utility? What is wrong with `for %a in (*.sql) do osql -E %a`? (I guess you should use sqlcmd instead of osql, but that's another matter)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 1:25 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Roland: At the risk of losing my credibility here, that's the first I've heard of sqlcmd (and I'm looking into it now)...and I guess old osql habits die hard, though my osql skills are a bit rusty as well. Thanks for the info! If you have any more tips pls share.

Sunday, November 27, 2005 1:40 AM
# Jacob said:

What's the pay rate? I know two people, one local and one left-coast, and I think either one might be interested.

Sunday, November 27, 2005 2:09 AM
# Mike said:

I know of one guy that does some amazing work on the cheap that's local.

Sunday, November 27, 2005 8:16 AM
# Mike said:

Overall I'm very impressed as well. Some things are "hidden" but for the most part fairly logical. "There is a new Voice Mail tab in Outlook options, but everything on that tab is disabled…I’m assuming these features will be Exchange related, but perhaps MS will wow us with something really cool related to this." This feature should be really cool. Lots of VOIP phone systems are sending voicemail to the inbox. I can't wait to see what they offer up under that tab.

Sunday, November 27, 2005 8:20 AM
# JosephCooney said:

I've started using Management Studio a lot more since the RTM and I'm not that happy with it either to be honest. Maybe I'm just getting to know my way around but it seemed like before Enterprise Manager showed you useful (related) things in several different places, whereas Management Studio just has them in one place. Today one of the servers Management Studio was connected to was re-booted and the whole thing just hung. Even when the server came back Management Studio did not.

Monday, November 28, 2005 5:18 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

Does anyone know of a good hard core SQLCMD (not the ADO.Net object, the OSQL replacement that ships...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 1:26 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

We're still hammering out the financial end of (as far as what they want to spend); I do know they're shooting for a flat rate as it's such a small project. I'm guessing somewhere in the 1000-1500 range, which for a 20 hour project isn't that bad. Do you guys have links to some of their work so I can forward them on?

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 2:22 AM
# Sara said:

Thanks for the link. I was actually going to write a post about FF extensions tonight :). Perfect timing.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:23 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Very cool! Especially when I'm surfing web at 1:00 AM and can't see anything :D

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:42 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

As has been posted forwards, backwards, and all over the web, Firefox 1.5 has been released to the general...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 5:30 AM
# Jeff Atwood said:

> like how to change the zoom level on a Word document, What's to find? CTRL+MOUSEWHEEL like every other app.* * that supports Zoom.

Friday, December 2, 2005 11:31 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Jeff, of course...but it does it in 10% increments, plus I'm used to having some sort of menu item for there are no menus anymore it just seemed a little unintuitive where it's located now (and the fact that it's really hard to see as the slider is virtually the same color as the background).

Saturday, December 3, 2005 3:10 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Is there any thread on CS.Org to report bugs for this build? Blog Comments "View" doesn't work and gives Custom Error Page. Or edit comments with HTML codes and look at result in Blog.

Saturday, December 3, 2005 5:45 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

No "official" thread yet, but of course I can post bug reports internally. I see the HTML issue in comments, but what are the steps to take to reproduce the blog comments view exception? I can't find it :-). I appreciate you testing it out btw...thx.

Saturday, December 3, 2005 7:24 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Ok; so I try to find other bugs and send it to you. And these are the steps: Controls Panel->My Blogs->Review Comments Now first click on "View" and look at Custom Error Page. Then click on Title of last comment (That I had made) and see my HTML code.

Saturday, December 3, 2005 9:01 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

And CS old bug: Delete a comment and look at comments counter :(

Saturday, December 3, 2005 10:23 AM
# Setup32 said:

I can confirm the bug on my machine! In addition, some of the Google bar features are not working for me - Autolink, Autofill, etc.

Saturday, December 3, 2005 6:23 PM
# David said:

I installed the IIS6 snap-in on my Windows XP Pro SP2 machine to connect to a WS2003 SP1 box, but I get an "interface not registered" error whenever I try to connect. Any idea?

Sunday, December 4, 2005 4:45 PM
# Jason Mauss said:

I'm guessing their notepad inquiry had something to do with them telling their customers to use Notepad as their SQL IDE, cause ya know, their management tools are just oh-so-easy to use. just look at SQL+ . Welcome to the 80's!

Monday, December 5, 2005 3:19 AM
# Sara said:

That's a ot of extensions! I'm going to have to look into some of them! Thanks Jayson :)

Monday, December 5, 2005 3:35 PM
# Dave Burke said:

Sara stole my comment! Thanks for posting this list, Jayson.

Monday, December 5, 2005 4:14 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

I've seen this probably installed the II6 snap-in on a machine that doesn't have IIS 5.1 installed and running. See this article for more details:

Tuesday, December 6, 2005 4:49 AM
# fliptone said:

worked for me too! Thanks!

Tuesday, December 6, 2005 7:55 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Excuse me for my delay to answer your comment. I was off in last days to university and was away when that crash happened! Although there is so far from our house but thanks for your attention ;) I installed MyBlogs projects successfully and didn't get this error. It gives you some seperate projects in \MSDN folder in "MyDocuments" (By default) I have no idea about this error :(

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 8:58 PM
# Haacked said:

Oh damn. I've been called out! ;) Who has the time to redesign? However, I did have a blog before I had one older than that, but it's no longer up.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 9:15 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

But didn&amp;rsquo;t I just say that I was going to hold off for a bit?&amp;nbsp; That was the intention, but...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 3:56 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

But didn&amp;rsquo;t I just say that I was going to hold off for a bit?&amp;nbsp; That was the intention, but...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 3:56 AM
# Matt Berther said:

If you grab the latest EAP of Omea (Reader) you can have the Omea Connector for Firefox 1.5.

Thursday, December 8, 2005 11:21 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This is absolutely better than previous one and loads faster than it. But my idea is your "News" section is too long for this skin and it's better if you remove some parts. Probably you can use them in "About" page in CS 2.0.

Friday, December 9, 2005 6:31 AM
# Adam said:

I built several server registrations which set the default database and grouped them by categories such as: Application, Geography, Version (2k,2k5). This allows me to quickly drill into a group of dbs depending on the function I am performing and build a query for the correct server/db. It seems redundant; for 16 Servers and about 60 DB's I have probably close to 200 registrations but I can find anything quickly. BTW-- The server reporting for 2k5 is awesome. Sure beats the taskpad view from EM.

Friday, December 9, 2005 9:03 AM
# Bob said:

Did you see that code was released targeting an exploit already for 1.5?

Saturday, December 10, 2005 1:08 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier this year linking to a series of transparent desktop shots over on Flickr&amp;hellip;well,...

Sunday, December 11, 2005 2:50 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Adam: I do agree with you about the server reporting...much better, so at least they got something right! Personally, I'm ramping up on my SQLCMD.exe skills...the whole mgmt studio performance issues are driving me crazy.

Sunday, December 11, 2005 3:12 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier this year linking to a series of transparent desktop shots over on Flickr…well, here’s...

Sunday, December 11, 2005 11:21 AM
# Dan Bartels said:

Baah this has been around forever... (well as long as LCD panels... its the thing to do when your backlight dies on your old laptop.... For those with real hardware they don't feel like ripping apart, just remove your monitors from your desk, and take a picture... then set it to your wallpaper, and stretch and crop it in Photoshop until the perspective lines up.. =P Dan

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 9:08 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier about how to remotely administer an IIS 6.0 machine from Windows XP, which works great...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:40 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

*sigh*...why you gotta rain on my parade? ;-). I keed, I keed. I do realize it's old news, and I'm somewhat familiar w/ the process of getting it done, but it still looks cool as hell.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:41 AM
# Sara said:

Looks sexy jayson. The colors remind me of a dell axim.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:44 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I just received this month&amp;rsquo;s MSDN magazine&amp;nbsp;in the mail and was thrilled to see a new column...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 7:17 AM
# (Haacked) said:

The one issue with using attributes to control logging is you have to recompile your code to turn it on or off. I like the Log4Net approach where you can have a separate Log4Net.config file (with a FileSystemWatcher) to turn various levels of logging on or off. Perhaps a combination of the two approaches is useful, since the attribute provides context to the logging I assume.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 9:53 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

And here raining is our dream :(

Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:22 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

No idea at present. But keep up this good job ;)

Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:30 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

We love rain too, but that's not ended up being quite a bit of ice ((the pink stuff) up to half an inch in some places) which knocks down trees, which knocks down power lines. A lot of North Carolina has no power right now. Ice is horrible (though really pretty).

Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:57 PM
# Devin L. Ganger said:

Well said!

Friday, December 16, 2005 3:52 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Someone answer me!! What do they want to do with ASP.NET 2.0 providers when there aren't many products that support them?! On the other hand CS is not released for non-technical peoples, So if they want to use Membership data based on ASP.NET 2.0 Membership provider sooner than CS 3.0 just do it theirself :D

Friday, December 16, 2005 5:59 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

:D Comments counter: It's important when you receive many spams then remove them ;)

Friday, December 16, 2005 6:08 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Oh wait...yeah that bug. It's kind of fallen under the radar over at Telligent...I'll see what I can do (we've had lots of urgent bugs lately...I agree it's annoying, but not a show stopper, probably won't make it into beta 2, but hopefully the RTM).

Friday, December 16, 2005 6:56 AM
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005 1:50 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Thank you for information. That's interesting for me because live outside of US ;) Wish that you can get the position.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:32 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I just noticed that Nick Harrison is blogging&amp;nbsp;(I&amp;rsquo;ve mentioned him before).&amp;nbsp; He is without...

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 10:40 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Keep up studing. I'm looking for a second to a paragraph! And I don't use session, too :D

Friday, December 23, 2005 7:57 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I suggest you to move "My Blogs Map" and "Live Music Stream" to right section. In this case right and left lenght match better!

Friday, December 23, 2005 8:03 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

After two years of blogging, I finally got around to adding an &amp;ldquo;about me&amp;rdquo; page&amp;hellip;I&amp;rsquo;m...

Friday, December 23, 2005 11:11 AM
# Jacob said:

I concur. AJAX has some awesome implications, and there are a dozen ways I want to implement it at work. Now I just need to sit down and learn the damn thing.

Saturday, December 24, 2005 11:22 PM
# Sara said:

I know what you mean about the "About Me" Page. It's pretty difficult to write about yourself. That is why I created the "ask me" page where people can ask me questions. Most of the questions I get are pretty silly, but I guess my answers to tell people a little more about me. I am a member of the non-caffeine club. I have never acquired a taste for coffee and my usual soft drink of choice is diet root beer. I do love hot cocoa though, so I guess there is a smidge of caffeine in there. Anyway, nice intro and Merry Christmas. I'm off to play Santa Sara now.

Sunday, December 25, 2005 4:39 AM
# Jacob said:

No offense, Jayson, but this holiday is a little -- brrrt -- out there.

Monday, December 26, 2005 8:13 AM
# Ray said:

SLC Punk with the dude from Hackers.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 5:02 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

You have yet to answer my question I posted there though, which was "do bees sleep?" Either you found it too silly to answer, or it got lost somehow. Anywho, nice to meet another dev who doesn't dine on caffeine...I thought I was the only one :-).

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 12:31 PM
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005 12:58 PM
# Bootay said:

He's an ass. There is no way someone with that attitude will be successful in the long run. Even if he's supremely talented, he'll piss off customers left and right, and while it may take years, eventually that will catch up with him and he'll go down. That said, the perspective is correct - customers/consumers shouldn't have to care about the internals of their vendors. They expect a service. Unfortunately for Jeff, he was given great service - he was rapidly and coureously told the exact info needed to go solve the problem. It sure would be nice if EVERY customer-facing person in every company had the power to solve EVERY problem a customer has, but that's not real. Maybe in his little 1-person company reality, but no where else. Don't let the asstards get you down.

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Friday, December 30, 2005 1:39 AM
# (Haacked) said:

It was a good year. I just posted my "best of" as well. Seems to be a theme going around, not that I'm surprised.

Friday, December 30, 2005 3:02 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ah crap...I accidentally deleted the comments on this post while deleting spams. Sorry Keyvan!

Friday, December 30, 2005 3:04 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I agree...pretty decent (though going independant didn't quite work out the way I'd hoped, which is why I'm shooting for a desk job Q1 of '06). I think a lot of people are doing this b/c tons of folks started blogs in '03(ish) and we're all reaching the point of having a pretty substantial amount of content up that we feel the need to repost (blogger egos?). Anywho, great list Phil...happy new year (damn you for getting to see some of the best DJ's in the world).

Friday, December 30, 2005 4:00 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

;) We will block them soon :D

Friday, December 30, 2005 6:09 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Thank you for this post :) This helped me to find your best posts before joining me to your visitors.

Friday, December 30, 2005 6:52 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

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Friday, December 30, 2005 9:42 AM
# Sara said:

I notice My Name is Earl is somehow missing from your lineup! Can't wait for the Olympics myself :).

Monday, January 2, 2006 3:39 AM
# Ray said:

Check out Garry's Mod - I had more fun with it than the actual game.

Wednesday, January 4, 2006 3:23 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yeah it is...I did watch the premier but quickly lost track of it; I think I'm one of the few people who just didn't really like it :-). I've heard great things about it though.

Thursday, January 5, 2006 3:49 AM
# Thomas Freudenberg said:

I prefer variable width sites too. However, I own a 24" 1920x1600 monitor, and variable width pages are difficult to read when the browser window is maximized.

Thursday, January 5, 2006 12:26 PM
# Shannon J Hager said:

Did Apple buy WinAmp from AOL?

Friday, January 6, 2006 6:19 AM
# Brendan said:

I prefer variable width. On my main machine, I don't tend to maximise browser windows, so it's nice when sites look right at whatever size I've left the windows. It annoys me a little when I have to resize the window to suit the site. However, I'm currently on my laptop, which is only running at 1024x768 and the site still looks good to me. Some sites have me scrolling all around the place at this resolution, which isn't ideal. Many new entry level displays still look at their best at this resolution.

Friday, January 6, 2006 7:08 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

#$%@...good catch. I've been involved in a long thread on another site all day about Apple and must have just had it on the brain. Edited and fixed.

Friday, January 6, 2006 7:38 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Jesus Thomas, that's a shedload of pixels! In response to both of you guys, another post I have planned addresses something you both mentioned...maximized windows (and how many people keep windows maximized).

Friday, January 6, 2006 8:12 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Yeah! I saw it in Hamed's Persian blog some months ago. May I have one of them?!!! :D

Saturday, January 7, 2006 5:04 PM
# Sara said:

Maybe its a passing phase but I actually prefer the fixed width and I am typically on my widecreen laptop with a res of 1920 x 1200. For whatever strange I like seeing the extra white space. When I have the entire page filled with content, uness its done REALLY well, it looks cluttered to me.

Saturday, January 7, 2006 5:44 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Sara, I agree with you on super high resolutions like that, especially widescreen, which is why I went the dual sidebar route on my site (to frame the center content). That being said, I think some types of sites (namely blog type sites) lend themselves much better to fixed width, while other types (like forums) look a little goofy if done in fixed width. Or would look terrible as fixed width, but it's not a text only site. There is a decent chance that vNext may be fixed width (initially at least) as I'm working on beefing up my ad campaign...and Google ads are all fixed width (which is just dumb IMO).

Sunday, January 8, 2006 1:06 AM
# Eugenia said:

I personally prefer Fixed widths. Both ways have their good and bad points (high-res monitors is one reason), but I prefer fixed widths for sites that have icons and images aligned left and right. If it's not fixed, then the icon will look like crap on the left or the right of a very long sentence (while it would look much cooler when the sentence renders in 3-4 lines instead). So, it all depends how the REST of the design of your site looks like. Then, there are problems with compatibility with older browsers who they don't render variable width sites as well as fixed width ones. If backwards compatibility with very old browsers is a consern for you, then fixed size is better. Also, don't forget that fixed size is MUCH faster to render than variable size. Yes, if you have anything more than 500 Mhz PC you WON'T see a difference, but if you are running on a NeXT, BeBox, old Mac, old PC or a PDA, you CAN feel the difference. My husband is working along with a very experienced team for a mobile web browser which is usually runs on 30 and 40 Mhz CPUs for cellphones. And the speed difference between fixed and variable is 2:1 (simply because the browser can pre-calculate where to render what with some fixed width code). So, it all depends how the rest of your design is layed out, and what your intended audience is. There is no black and white. Whoever tells you "yes, it's better only X or only Y", doesn't have a clue.

Sunday, January 8, 2006 2:42 AM
# Brendan said:

I cannot agree with this at all. One of my pet hates is video played at the wrong aspect ratio, making people look fatter or thinner than they should be. Another pet hate is zoomed images so that the correct aspect ratio is maintained but some of the image is lost so that the remaining image fills the screen. I'll take black bars, horizontal or vertical, any day. The only reason that the widescreen format came into existence is because people wanted to see films in the correct aspect ratio so that they didn't miss anything, yet most people with widescreen TVs permanently stretch or zoom the images so it seems quite pointless. Anyway, turn the lights off and enjoy the film at the correct aspect ratio. If the lights are off you shouldn't notice that you aren't filling your screen.

Sunday, January 8, 2006 4:45 AM
# Eugenia said:

I also prefer 16:9 compared to 4:3. Jayson, put some money aside and buy a good HDTV with lots of HDMI inputs. :) Additionally, there was only one hollywood studio that was releasing DVD movies in both 4:3 and 16:9 on the SAME disk (can't remember which one it is). All the other companies were releasing multiple DVD versions. Maybe that company doesn't do it anymore like that. Maybe DVD burning these days is CHEAPER to do so in multiple disks rather than having a robot to change the DISK to the other side and have SPECIAL hardware to burn the other side. My guess is that there are economical reasons today for this.

Sunday, January 8, 2006 7:00 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Brendan: Perhaps you misread the post b/c I completely agree with you! The 2 points I was trying to make were that A) I miss the dual sided discs which made everyone happy, and B) why does Blockbuster (the one's here at least) only carry widescreen format these days? Trust me, I love widescreen much more than 4:3, but my TV is 4:3 therefore I want my movies to be 4:3 as well. @Eugenia: Again I agree...I much prefer 16:9 over 4:3, but as my TV is 4:3 I want 4:3 DVD's :-). At the time I bought my HDTV 2.5 years ago, it was pretty much top of the line in its class (36" Sony Trinitron); no HDMI though. And I think you nailed it (as I mentioned in my post), more than likely there were economical reasons as to why they stopped. It really was a great idea though, and gave everyone the best of both worlds. Regardless, the next TV will more than likely be 16:9, and must have HDMI (which is a godsend).

Sunday, January 8, 2006 10:26 AM
# Brendan said:

I just thought that I'd add that I have a few of those discs where you can choose widescreen or 4:3 depending on which side you put in and I always choose widescreen. However, my TV is 4:3. It does have a true widescreen mode on it where it plays the image at full resolution and vertically compresses it to 16:9 so that you don't lose any detail, but my previous TV didn't and I still chose widescreen. Personally, I'm not concerned whether or not the picture fills the screen horizontally and vertically, but it must be at the correct aspect ratio and I must see the full image. I know that many people have many varying opinions on this one though. I also read somewhere that it's cheaper to produce two single sided discs than one double sided disc, which is why many single sided two disc sets now exist.

Sunday, January 8, 2006 6:57 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 2:24 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier about stumbling across Sasha protege James Zabiela…well it turns out less than two weeks...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 2:24 AM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Congratulations on 500!!! How many words in total is that?

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:18 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This is a Trackback: Sorry :(

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 1:41 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Congratulations! Now you can "download pron off the internet one million times faster" [Simpsons] :-) I started looking at FiOS online after reading your query and I ran into these links. Hope it helps.,11150893~mode=flat

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 2:54 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

.Net - Taking over linux 1 distro at a time (Copyright Sushant Bhatia) :-) Yeah its cool to see mono getting into linux. I have a question though (since I'm not a big linux/mono person yet). If I have .net code on a win machine, and want to port it to linux, is it as easy as copying over the code or is there some "work" required?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:10 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Enough to make my fingers really hurt. Ran a quick and dirty query on the database; it's around a quarter of a million, though maybe 10% of them are actually useful :-).

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 1:46 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Thanks for the links, though the last one has me a little worried. They are offering the first month free, so I'll probably give it a shot regardless. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 1:47 PM
# Pete said:

In the first few days with VS2005, I've about reached my wit's end. Numerous crashes / lockups (including a complete OS freeze), and generally daft behaviour, coupled with an incredibly slow IDE. Incidentally - if you run PerfMon with the CLR Locks&Threads counters, you'll note oodles of deadlocks within VS :)

Thursday, January 12, 2006 3:44 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Wow. Loosing files is painful. I'm glad you've found a decent recovery tool. I guess I should sort out my files and back them up too. I checked out the XDrive site and the features they provide. Its quite neat. However, I would much rather have my own NAS because I have more control over the files, especially if they are financial in nature (not that I have any money) :-) Do you know what NAS you are going to get?

Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:16 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

WOW! Great find! Music ROX! First XDrive now Streamload too. Maybe you can add an article on all the software you use and a rating of them. :-)

Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:31 PM
# Bootay said:

Just setup a share on a machine, doesn't have to be a server but it helps, and setup a scheduled task (possibly even the built-in backup software) to dump this data to an external drive every night. NAS solutions don't cost too much more than this basic setup, but they don't add anything either... If you are doing a beta OS setup on a machine with critical data, any data loss is your own fault...

Friday, January 13, 2006 1:39 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Bootay: I agree with you up to a point; the external drive wasn't supposed to be touched by Vista at all, I installed it on a seperate internal drive...the previous build I installed didn't touch the external drive whatsoever. But in the future, I will unplug *all* drives except the installation drive. It's the way it was done that has me really concerned though (which will be tonight's post).

Friday, January 13, 2006 5:08 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Sushant: It's very painful, and my prelimanary run with the recovery software isn't looking hopeful at all. As far as the NAS solution, probably something from Buffalo Technologies, but it's a good 2-3 months before I purchase anything.

Friday, January 13, 2006 5:09 AM
# Bootay said:

I've had to use OnTrack before (they are the data recovery company used by that big monopoly in the sky), and it worked out great. Of course, it was $2000 to fully recover my disk, which included a new 200GB usb drive that the data was delivered on. Took 1 week. Vista didn't do anything special, guaranteed. A secure-wipe, overwriting every bit on the drive, takes a LONG time. The partition info may have been wiped, but that'll be the extent of it. The challenge is losing that MFT - then you need to locate every files start and stop, and fragmented files make that hard as hell. good luck. I know of people that have had similar issues that went to the storage experts in the CLT facility and had their partition tables recreated BY HAND with a sector gotta know people to get that kind of service :).

Friday, January 13, 2006 5:49 PM
# Michael said:

i think i may have you covered. i have some sweet forensics/recovery software. ping me tonight or this weekend and i'll make sure you have it. mike

Friday, January 13, 2006 11:49 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Bootay: I agree; common sense would say that Vista didn't punch an 80 gig hole in the drive, but I'm pretty sure it's related to what you mentioned about the MFT getting overwritten (as is OnTrack), after re-reading the post I worded my first bullet badly. What I don't understand (and who knows if I even need to) is why that would "look" like an 80 gig hole...I'm pretty sure the files are there, it just looks like blank space though. A week is fine if they can recover at least my projects and MP3's :-).

Saturday, January 14, 2006 2:06 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Mike: You're my hero...seems that I keep missing you online though. I'm always on so ping me whenever with more 411.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 2:09 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

That's actually his site, not mine, but I may actually ditch XDrive and move over to streamload permenantly. I haven't really looked at the features on streamload yet though; XDrive has some VERY compelling features that make it worth the 9 bucks a month (such as a windows based interface that maps a drive to your remote can treat it just like any other local drive which is great for backups), and their web interface is much slicker then streamload. The list of software I use would be shorter than you think, but perhaps I'll hack out a post of the tools and utilities I use most often ;-).

Saturday, January 14, 2006 2:16 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

That's so nice to see such a good tool to fight with Spammers :D Please write the results of your test. Maybe I'll install it.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:05 AM
# Jacob said:

I can't offer much more concerned support than my friend Bootay already has, so I'll just say I hope you can recover your digital life again. I, meanwhile, will sit back and wait for the gold version of Vista -- 2008 is it now?

Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:11 PM
# Sara said:

The carolina game is the one playoff game that I don't really care about who wins, but so far its a little disappointing compared to teh last three games. Although playing after the Colts/steelers game, they've got a lot to live up to. Oh yeah, go Denver (yes, I'm from Denver :))

Monday, January 16, 2006 2:16 AM
# Mike said:

sure thing bro. i just messaged you the second part of what you needed to finish your recovery. let me know if you need anything else. mike

Monday, January 16, 2006 5:52 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I'd say they lived up to it and more...29-21 Panthers? No one (including myself) would have ever foreseen such a high scoring game between these two teams; the 29 points Carolina racked up were almost half the amount of ALL points allowed in all previous games by Bears opponents. The Panthers D completely shut down Chicago's running game and Smith is on fire. If they keep playing like this, they may actually have a shot at winning the big game (though losing Foster hurts...but Goings is a handy replacement). I hate to say it, but I think your Broncos will get beat by the Steelers, and it'll be the Steelers and Cats in Detroit. Why? Because both of those teams are terrific in the playoffs, whereas the Seahawks are seriously lacking in playoff experience, and the Steelers have what it takes to shut down Denver (though the game being at Denver does give the Broncs a slight advantage).

Monday, January 16, 2006 9:45 AM
# Ray said:

@Jayson As a long long time Steelers fan, your post warms my heart.

Monday, January 16, 2006 3:45 PM
# sirshannon said:

I didn't put it in the predictions, but I was (and am) assuming that the Panthers will lose to the Steelers.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 3:43 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

As of the start of the playoffs, I had it as a rematch from '03, but with Denver defeating the Pats, I think the Steelers will make mince meat of the them, and it's a no brainer that Carolina will beat Seattle; our D is simply too strong for them. The _only_ offensive line that can beat Carolina is Pittsburgh's, and The Bus has a point to prove. It'll be a tight, low scoring game (like the game against Chicago should have been), but unfortunately I see the Steelers winning by at least a touchdown.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:28 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Still I'm thinking to find good methods. Probably will design a webservice!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:46 AM
# Erik Lane said:

I've found ReverseDOS to be awesome. Installed it a while back and have never looked back. I guess one side affect is if you want to talk about "filtered topics" comments may get lost. Take a look at Haacks recent posts.

Thursday, January 19, 2006 1:47 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

It's funny you should mention it; he and I just had an email conversation earlier today about that exact topic. I'm just using the default .config file that shipped w/ RDOS (I figured I'd add filters when spams start slipping through). I think the filter that's doing the brunt of the work is the one not allowing more than 4 hrefs in a comment. I just emailed Mike Campbell requesting that logging be added to a future version so we can see which filters are performing the best. But yes, so far it's working brilliantly and I'm very pleased. I'll have some hard data up soon.

Thursday, January 19, 2006 1:54 AM
# Michael K. Campbell said:

the 4 hrefs filter is just a default. It's a standard regex which you can override (or increas e it) by changing the matchCount attribute in the config file. take a look at and for more info...

Thursday, January 19, 2006 2:39 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

My buddy Brendan from across the pond sent me an email the other day which is closely related to my previous...

Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:53 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I&amp;rsquo;ve updated my Community Server Live Demo site to the latest build (currently 60117.2274).&amp;nbsp;...

Thursday, January 19, 2006 9:54 AM
# Erik Lane said:

Logging would be very cool. I added in some more filters after I initially set it up but nothing more. Thanks Mike for providing more info on the configuration. It works so well I've not needed anything more I guess.

Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:11 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I was at the local convenience store (the Circle K on Graham and 10th for any Charlotteans reading this...

Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:24 AM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Looks good!! Good job to you & Telligent. :-)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:25 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

I agree w/ Eric, the default configuration works great, which is what I meant in my comment: the majority of spams coming in have a shedload of links in them...anything over 4-5 is probably spam, so more than likely that filter is the one doing the most work, but that's why I'd love a logging see which filters are doing the best job. Logging to a DB would kind of defeat the purpose of RDOS IMO as it would take quite a bit of resources to do this, a simple text file would be fine for me, though perhaps a simple log reader to wade through the results. Regardless, it's the (lack of) resource consumption that makes this utility great, so if any type of logging were to be implemented, it should follow that paradigm.

Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:32 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

And I got "The connection has timed out" error from his website :(

Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:40 AM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Thanks for the link lovin' Jason! "Now I'm all verklempt, Tawk amongst, yerselves! I'll give you a topic..." :-) [Mike Myers as Linda Richman from SNL's Coffee Talk] Keyvan, I'm not sure why you received that error. My site has been up and running for some time now and I get hits everyday from all over the world. Oh and your site is cool!

Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:16 PM
# Ray said:

Great read, and great site. But one question, why bring up if you have beef with them? Wouldn't it just be better to not say anything about them to begin with?

Friday, January 20, 2006 12:16 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

No beef whatsoever, just not into guns is all. By no means am I anti-gun, I could take it or leave it. I just meant that once they found that last thread they clogged it with a lot of nonsense (too many "me too's").

Friday, January 20, 2006 1:17 AM
# Mike said:

hit me.

Friday, January 20, 2006 3:57 PM
# Ryan Farley said:

I'll take one (Contact me via my contact page on the url provided) Thanks!

Friday, January 20, 2006 5:31 PM
# Marcus said:

Third! Please send to

Friday, January 20, 2006 10:36 PM
# jake said:

yo! goataz (at) hotmail px thx!!!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2006 3:41 AM
# Ray said:

I agree, some of the posts were worthless, but I suppose with any popular thread that is pretty much the norm. Sorry for snapping at you, I was having a pretty poor week and I guess I was a little bit testy. :)

Sunday, January 22, 2006 5:36 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

Thirty minutes away from the divisional title game kickoff&amp;nbsp;in Seattle, so once again I&amp;rsquo;ll...

Monday, January 23, 2006 2:13 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Eating crow sucks. Wtf happened? Our boys certainly didn't show up to play a football game. I do have to give to Seattle though for completely shutting down Steve Smith...8 yds for the entire game? We would have definitely won if we'd played the same caliber of football as we did against Chicago.

Monday, January 23, 2006 7:25 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Last week, Jayson had linked to a great blog: Eigenspace. Today Sushant posted an interesting entry about...

Monday, January 23, 2006 5:48 PM
# Sara said:

Yes, it was a disappointing game to watch for Denver fans. But, I guess if they had to go down, let it be by the Steelers. Seattle is my next fave team so im routing for them to win it all. This being said, I won't be too disappointed if they lose to Pittsburgh. It is going to be a great game! ps... you're remember me option never works for me.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 2:39 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I know I&amp;rsquo;m a few days late in posting this (was supposed to have this up last Friday), but in short...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 4:11 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I don't know is it good to upgrade with ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL 2005 or not!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:03 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Jayson has installed ReverseDOS for his Community Server application and has sent excellent results of...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:09 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

If you can put up with SQL2k5's horrible management tools, then definitely upgrade at least the database part. I would probably hold off on the 2.0 until the RC's as this is very new functionality (was just added in b3) and monitor the forums for 2.0 bugs. FWIW my demo site is running on SQL2k5 and 2.0, and I haven't had any issues.

Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:09 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This Wikipedia link module is really cool. CS is going to be the greatest portal one the web :)

Saturday, January 28, 2006 12:25 PM
# steve said:

i would love an invite. send to thanks

Sunday, January 29, 2006 11:07 AM
# google pr main said:

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Sunday, January 29, 2006 8:03 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I've played guitar, too. We can be a music band named CS band :D

Monday, January 30, 2006 9:59 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

And I still use Firefox but hope that Microsoft can improve security and performance in this new version and attract me again ;) Hamed had installed Beta 2. He said that after that it was open for 3 hours and some tabs were closed and opened many times, memory usage got terrible!

Wednesday, February 1, 2006 10:42 PM
# Jacob said:

Regarding the phishing feature, I went to a site that I knew was a fake Ebay login. IE gave me no warning that it was a fake, despite having automatic checking turned on. Only when I manually clicked "check this website" did it give me a warning. That was strange behavior. Other than that, it's a good app so far, with none of the strange CSS rendering that early Firefoxes did.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006 11:20 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Guy is a great writer. His book, The Art of the Start is a GREAT read and I highly recommend it if you have the time (in case you haven't already read it :-) )

Thursday, February 2, 2006 10:02 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Lots of formal training with a Music Composition degree even. Sometimes I tell people I should have studied to be an Accountant. But coding turned out alright.... My current musical joy is the accordion. No fear of performing, but public speaking leaves me sweaty. p.s. Buddy Rich is a god.

Thursday, February 2, 2006 4:44 PM
# Sara said:

It's funny to me that his most recent post is about networking and I just posted on the topic yesterday as well. Great find! I was actually considering writing a longer piece on it like he did, but he did it so well.. I don't think it can be done better! Thanks for showing me.

Friday, February 3, 2006 7:20 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

In the photography realm, it&amp;rsquo;s known as &amp;ldquo;magic hour&amp;rdquo;&amp;hellip;everyone else usually just...

Sunday, February 5, 2006 2:20 AM
# Haacked said:

Good luck man. When do you think you'll find out?

Sunday, February 5, 2006 3:37 AM
# Bootay said:

Good luck! The interviews in Redmond are rough, as are the housing prices...

Sunday, February 5, 2006 6:08 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Microsoft's approach is very very good and I know that you can be success in this job. Having a blog and being active in forums is necessary to be success in this role and you have these abilities. Evangelists have more important role in Microsoft than otehr companies, I think. So we will see you here when talking about Gadgets, soon ;)

Sunday, February 5, 2006 7:11 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Haacked: That was actually one of the questions I asked my recruiter when I talked to her on Friday. She stated that this group moves quickly, but that the mgr of the group is OOF until the 13th, and he's conducting the next interview. Assuming that goes well, I'll more than likely head out to Redmond for another round, and then a decision will be made. So early March if I had to guess, but ask anyone who's interviewed w/ MS about the "speed of Microsoft" and they'll tell you it can drag on for a bit.

Sunday, February 5, 2006 11:17 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Bootay: Yes...yes they are. Fortunately I've been in contact w/ a couple of TE's and they've given me some pointers. I haven't looked at housing costs in Seattle quite yet (don't want to jinx myself), but I've heard the same. My boss from when I was at MS prior who now resides in Seattle (moved out there for an MS position recently) told me he has a nice warm couch I can use if need be until I get settled in. The compensation package we've discussed should be more than accomodating, but I'll burn that bridge when I get to it :-). It's also worth mentioning that this position actually falls under MCS, which is a group I'm sure you're familiar with!

Sunday, February 5, 2006 11:24 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Testing coComment (more to come in a future post, got a test key though).

Monday, February 6, 2006 1:47 AM
# Shannon J Hager said:

I am a HUGE stones fan. I recorded halftime, knowing how great they still are when playing live. I missed most of it but heard enough of of the last song's ear rattling mix revolving around Mick's over-loud and under-processed vocal sitting in a space that did nothing at all for the song or band... I hope it sounded better in the stadium, it was so bad here that I deleted the thing without bothering to hear the 2 earlier songs. I LOVE the Stones and have about 20 GB of lossless boots and outtakes from their glory days. The boots I've heard from the current tour are mostly lower-to-mid quality audience recordings but they were ALL better than what I heard tonight.

Monday, February 6, 2006 12:08 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Wow Dave! A true rennaisance man if I've ever seen one!

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 1:23 AM
# Haacked said:

Compared to what we do, DJing is "Simple". There's not that many moving parts on a DJ board. ;) Especially when you factor in the amount the superstars get paid. For that amount of money, they should be spinning records, perfect beat matching, and giving everyone in the club a drink and backrub on demand. ;) Of course, the majority of DJs get paid squat.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 2:25 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ok giving it another shot now that they've released the tags we need to add to our blogs (

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 7:01 AM
# jayson knight said:

Testing anon coComment comments on

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 7:07 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier about CoComment, which is an online tool that allows you to track comments you make...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 12:49 AM
# Bob said:

Awesome! Good luck bro!

Thursday, February 9, 2006 4:37 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

PostXing is the same tool for this purpose. I use BlogJet and copy source code HTML with CopySourceAsHTML Add-In for Visual Studio.

Thursday, February 9, 2006 10:42 AM
# Thomas Freudenberg's Blog said:

Yesterday Jayson Knight described how to add coComment support to CommunityServer. I'm a user of coComment...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 11:07 AM
# Thomas Freudenberg's Blog said:

Yesterday Jayson Knight described how to add coComment support to CommunityServer. I'm a user of coComment...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 11:12 AM
# Thomas Freudenberg's Blog said:

Yesterday Jayson Knight described how to add coComment support to CommunityServer. I'm a user of coComment...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 11:13 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

It worked well except that I got an XML parsing error after posting but it's posted as well to my Co-Comment:

Thursday, February 9, 2006 2:16 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Jayson has introduced us to CoComment (I found it first time on Scoble&amp;rsquo;s blog before they make...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 7:02 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Test comment using thomas freudenberg's revised CoCo script.

Friday, February 10, 2006 8:54 AM
# Thomas Freudenberg's Blog said:

Yesterday Jayson Knight described how to add coComment support to CommunityServer. I'm a user of coComment...

Friday, February 10, 2006 6:06 PM
# Thomas Freudenberg's Blog said:

Yesterday Jayson Knight described how to add coComment support to CommunityServer. I'm a user of coComment...

Friday, February 10, 2006 6:09 PM
# Thomas Freudenberg's Blog said:

Yesterday Jayson Knight described how to add coComment support to CommunityServer. I'm a user of coComment...

Friday, February 10, 2006 6:09 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I solved my problem with Community Server 2.0:

Friday, February 10, 2006 10:11 PM
# Positive Impact said:

Dewayne Mikkelson pointed out that Jayson Knight had posted some code to enable coComment support...

Friday, February 10, 2006 10:19 PM
# Dev Notes said:

coComment is a tool/site which allows you to track comments you have made on different sites....

Friday, February 10, 2006 10:36 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

[Update] I've updated my code to use Thomas Freudenberg's solution, which can be found in the trackbacks...

Friday, February 10, 2006 11:13 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

[Update] I've updated my code to use Thomas Freudenberg's solution, which can be found in the trackbacks...

Friday, February 10, 2006 11:16 PM
# Dave Burke said:

You mentioned something about a CoComment invitation? Who's your biggest fan???? (No connection to the kid who turns bad in The Incredibles...)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 4:33 PM
# Dave Burke said:


Saturday, February 11, 2006 4:34 PM
# Hanks Corner said:

Trying to get back into the whole podcasting thing again, and if you heard it, you'll agree that I'm...

Saturday, February 11, 2006 7:53 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I'm sure that they will be new Technorati :) They are good news to ear that they are working to make the process of posting simpler. Surely sometimes users forget to click on coComment! button.

Saturday, February 11, 2006 9:47 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Lol Dave, sent :-). Keyvan, I can't tell you how many times I've already forgotten to click the simply has to go. The good news is that the coco folks will be releasing a new solution early next week, and it should be completely automatic (it's already enabled on their blog).

Saturday, February 11, 2006 11:53 PM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson, Thank you so much! Registered! Geeks who snooze on Saturday mornings instead of reading their feeds...lose. Keyvan, sorry I happened to make it to Jayson's comment form first. I'll work to make my coComment experience worth everyone's while. Thanks again, Jayson. p.s. congrats on the CS MVP. Well earned.

Sunday, February 12, 2006 1:57 AM
# Dewayne Mikkelson said:

Nice List! Nirvana and The Police almost made it onto my list. I could probably have made a Top 10 for 4 different genres. Thanks for the linkage too!

Sunday, February 12, 2006 4:47 AM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Nice list!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2006 5:02 AM
# Fabio said:

Take a look at this tool. It seems to solve this kind of problem. []'s.

Sunday, February 12, 2006 5:32 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Depeche Mode; One of Persian blogs (which is being written in US) introcduced me to them, after that I couldn't leave this great band.

Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:40 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Depeche Mode; One of Persian blogs (which is being written in US) introcduced me to them, after that I couldn't leave this great band. + CoComment supported!

Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:41 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Enjoy it Dave, you're welcome ;)

Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:43 AM
# gambling said:

stingy ascendent stripper stand.nervousness,Mexicanize &lt;A HREF=&quot;;&gt;paxil&lt;/A&gt;">;&gt;paxil&lt;/A&gt;

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:43 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson Knight started the Community Server CoComment Support ball rolling with his quick mod to the CS...

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:51 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson Knight started the Community Server CoComment Support ball rolling with his quick mod to the CS...

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:52 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson Knight started the Community Server CoComment Support ball rolling with his quick mod to the CS...

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:55 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson Knight started the Community Server CoComment Support ball rolling with his quick mod to the CS...

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:55 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson Knight started the Community Server CoComment Support ball rolling with his quick mod to the CS...

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:58 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson Knight started the Community Server CoComment Support ball rolling with his quick mod to the CS...

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:58 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted
earlier about some SQL Server 2005 Management Studio (SSMS)&amp;nbsp;gripes I've
come across;...

Monday, February 13, 2006 1:50 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted earlier about some SQL Server 2005 Management Studio (SSMS)&amp;nbsp;gripes I've come across;...

Monday, February 13, 2006 1:51 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

I posted
earlier about some SQL Server 2005 Management Studio (SSMS)&amp;nbsp;gripes I've
come across;...

Monday, February 13, 2006 1:58 AM
# Dean said:

Thanks for trying it... pls send in your feedback in addition to posting here!

Monday, February 13, 2006 7:34 AM
# Hank said:

Dude, exactly the same issues and gripes, I thought it was the database and gave up. Nice catch, I'll try it when I get into work tomorrow. If anything, migrating a database *should* have gotten easier, not harder. And while I'm at it, what ever happened to the demo VS2005 I saw in the presentations that launched in a milisecond or two? Mine takes almost a full minute, on any machine, even my wookie development box at work.

Monday, February 13, 2006 7:36 AM
# Jason Haley said:

Monday, February 13, 2006 2:33 PM
# Chris said:

I agree with most of that list. Perhaps I'll do my own. I wanted to point out, however, that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is just one track on the album "Nevermind." Unless you were referring to a single or EP version. Picky, sure, but I think you might agree that "Nevermind" as a whole was the seminal work, not just the track. Love the blog, keep up the good work!

Monday, February 13, 2006 6:34 PM
# said:

Monday, February 13, 2006 7:37 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Right you are my friend...fixed!

Monday, February 13, 2006 11:41 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Hank: Yeah, a lot of the SSMS GUI is written in managed code...I do realize that MS needs to start dogfooding .Net more and more with the software they release, but SSMS (and the new books online) take absolutely forever to open, to the point where I dread doing anything with them. Did that snippet end up working for you?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 1:31 AM
# crashBlog said:

I saw this on Jayson Knight's blog (one I follow mostly for technical stuff, but he posts some other...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 5:08 AM
# Euan Garden said:

This is from memory, however... In the copy database wizard there is a screen with at least 2 radio controls after the 2 connection screens, the lower one is called something like Copy using SQL Management Objects. If you use this I think you will get what you want, this is the 2005 version of the Copy Objects option that appeared as the 3rd option (after tables and views) in the DTS wizard in SQL Server 2000. -Euan

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 8:24 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Good find Jayson; But never I can't leave BlogJet. W.Bloggar is great and free but BlogJet is better yet :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 10:20 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

I agree, BlogJet still reigns supreme for me; I've been begging Dmitry to add tagging support to it for a while now though, if he doesn't add support for this in the next version I might start looking elsewhere. Look for another cool blog posting tool to be released soon though!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 12:24 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I saw it about 2 or 3 months ago in Persian weblogs. As always someone had found it and others linked to his link :D

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 6:43 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

In last days, I was thinking about a solution for Trackback spams. If you are familiar with blog, know...

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 7:04 AM
# jayson knight said:

Yet another coComment test (they updated their scripts to automatically detect coCommentors.

Friday, February 17, 2006 12:50 AM
# jayson knight said:

Hmm, it didn't work.

Friday, February 17, 2006 12:56 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

One more time, this should work!

Friday, February 17, 2006 10:35 AM
# ycc2106 said:

Hi! Also an other goodie: the automatic coComment greasemonkey script! It works here!

Friday, February 17, 2006 5:35 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

The developers over at CoComment&amp;nbsp;have added a new feature to the coco service:&amp;nbsp; Total blog...

Friday, February 17, 2006 9:11 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

No need for the greasemonkey script anymore:

Friday, February 17, 2006 10:34 PM
# Dave Burke said:

You're one bad coCommenting Muther! Great job, Jayson. Thanks for leading the way on this. (Any word on when the CoComment folks start handing out MVPs? :-) Thanks again! Dang, looks like I have to fire up Community Server now.

Saturday, February 18, 2006 2:55 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

According to the devs over at CoComment,&amp;nbsp;their service is&amp;nbsp;officially out of beta&amp;nbsp;and open...

Saturday, February 18, 2006 5:19 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson Knight threw down another double-dog dare and added CoComment's new comment integration to his...

Saturday, February 18, 2006 6:36 AM
# Dave Burke said:

Jayson Knight threw down another double-dog dare and added CoComment's new comment integration to his...

Saturday, February 18, 2006 6:36 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Well! That's great :)

Saturday, February 18, 2006 6:43 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This is the first time I see that a site in this level "really" have a Beta version.

Saturday, February 18, 2006 7:10 AM
# ycc2106 said:

But just today I installed in Flock because it wasn't automatically enabled.(?) and it did worked after.

Saturday, February 18, 2006 11:12 PM
# SilentAcorn said:

Maybe it's caused by you change your "My Documents" folder location after install VS2005. The VSI setup try copy files to original folder "C:\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Teamplates\Visual Basic\", so you can resolve it by restore "My Documents" to original location, or create the "C:\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Teamplates\Visual Basic\" manually.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 3:52 PM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

"Truly, this IS the greatest generation" - Some news guy.

Definately looks great. I upgraded too and I like it so far. But one problem I did have was that when I log in, I don't see any links to the Control Panel or My Blog Settings anywhere. I have to hunt them down like a drunk at a pool party. Other than that, its AWESOME!!!

Congratulations are definately in order to all who worked on CS 2.0. You guys did a great job.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 6:37 AM
# Haacked said:

Looking good! But looking forward to seeing your personal touch in the skin.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:04 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This is absolutely better than version 3.
Hope that I can install it soon :)
And finally special thanks to you as an active member of Community Server 2.0 for make it possible for us to enjoy this great open source platform ;)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:43 PM
# Sara said:

Looking good so far....

Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:08 PM
# Dave Burke said:

I posted only because I'm a fan, so my intentions were purely selfish.  Was that "email" link there all along?  I'm sorry if it was because I swear I never saw it before.  You could have "saved your blog's ass" quicker. :-)

Friday, February 24, 2006 6:14 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Haven't you enabled CoComment for new version? I see that it's available in your page source but doesn't show here :(
I'm agree with you about phones (:D) I dislike to see that someone wants to talk me when I'm tired or busy. Also some friends try to find how am I via my blog (!) I'm confused. How can they find this?!!!
That error was one of most strange errors I'd seen before. I sent you an email about it but never could predict that it's related to an image in Category list !

Friday, February 24, 2006 6:38 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

@Keyvan:  Thanks for pointing that out about coco, it took me a few minutes, but I figured it out.  The name of the form for this skin is aspnetForm instead of __aspnetForm, so I guess hardcoding that value isn't a good idea.  Now to figure out how to get the name of the form from code as obviously this isn't a constant value.  As far as why I was getting that error, I have no idea...there isn't much on Google about the "why", just how to fix it.  I'm thinking it has something to do with CS though.  Not a big deal :-).

Friday, February 24, 2006 8:13 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Well it turns out trying to get the form name from server side code in 1.1 is next to impossible to do; calling Page.ID/UniqueID/ClientID etc doesn't work (and calling Page.Parent won't even compile under CS).  

The good news is that 2.0 has a new Form property on the Page object, so calling Page.Form.Name should work.  The even better news is that this is (of course) easy with javascript, just set commentFormName = document.forms[0].name, though this will probably only work for community server as other .Net based blogs might have a subform that contains the comment form.

Saturday, February 25, 2006 1:26 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Very well;
Good point. As ASP.NET 2.0 is not based on unique forms, it's easy to work with these properties.
Ignore those images, I think that a few users are interested to use categories RSS and they can find them in each category's page ;)

Saturday, February 25, 2006 6:25 AM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

It&amp;rsquo;s the little things that keep you on your toes as a programmer.&amp;nbsp; After my site upgrade...

Sunday, February 26, 2006 12:01 AM
# Dave Burke said:

We CoCommenting CSBloggers appreciate that digging time you put into this.  Thanks!

Sunday, February 26, 2006 12:49 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

But for me with ASP.NET 1.1, the form name was __aspnetForm and my previous script worked properly.

This is so easy when you go to do this on Mobile webforms on ASP.NET 2.0.

Sunday, February 26, 2006 5:40 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Yeah, I plan on recompiling my site under 2.0 soon.  That worked b/c from I can tell, unless you specifically named your top level form something explicitely from code, the 1.1 runtime named it __aspnetForm so hardcoding this value in the coco script was fine.  This isn't the case in 2.0; after doing some testing I've seen various different names assigned by the 2.0 runtime, so it's a better idea just to snag the form name via some sort of code.  Personally I'd rather do it from server side code than javascript which is why I was so surprised that there was no easy way to do this 1.1.

Sunday, February 26, 2006 6:48 AM
# Dan Bartels said:

One of our community developers Jayson Knight posted about a key Gotcha with CS Standard Search when...

Sunday, February 26, 2006 10:32 PM
# Chris Kirby said:

Thanks for pointing this out Jayson...I didn't even notice that my search was broken.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 12:47 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Hey Chris...yeah, that's one of my big worries.  It's even more worrisome because I've seen virtually no mention of it whatsoever over on, and I know a ton of the CS site admins upgraded to both CS2.0 AND 2.0, which means search isn't working on any of those sites and they don't know yet.  This also isn't really something that would be picked up on by users of the site...they would do a search, get back crappy results, and then move on w/o mentioning to anyone as it's subtle to the untrained eye.  I'm guilty of this myself, I rarely ping site admins unless it's an in your face runtime error.

Maybe I'll push the guys over at Telligent to make a formal announcement.  I don't think they'll patch the upgrade scripts, but at least it will help get the word out.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 1:04 AM
# John Hamman said:

Hey Jayson, I have compiled the source with vs2005 and have had no problems. I am looking to convert the current masterpages to asp.net2. masterpages. would you be interested in that?

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 2:15 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Hey John, just got done w/ my recompilation as well, feels even snappier now.  I am most definitely interested in what you mentioned, but the only caveat (if you could even call it that) is that CS3.0 is slated to do this as well.  Granted sooner is better than later, so yeah, let's get it on!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:46 AM
# John Hamman said:

I am getting a few errors on my compile, that I only see and find in the exceptions report. Check yours and tell me what you get. Email me (my full name with a period between at gmail, like and lets swap notes. I have been touching the code that was pushing warnings on the compile so that might be where the exceptions are comeing from.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 12:09 AM
# Douglas Rohm said:

Thanks for all the great information on how to do this Jayson!

Thursday, March 2, 2006 6:31 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I think that haven't used Caps Lock at least in last 3 years but can't say that it's not helpful.
In some cases I see that some peoples use it and its very useful for them.

Thursday, March 2, 2006 9:57 AM
# Haacked said:

I'm with you on this one.  Useless!

Friday, March 3, 2006 12:26 AM
# Bob said:

Actually, I flatten every other weekend. And honestly, it is hardly a bother anymore. Oh, and fix my link :P

Friday, March 3, 2006 6:56 AM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

That IS a lot of versions to test for. Luckily, I'm not a tester, and we get to control the hardware and software our product goes on (i think). :-) Heck, if it were up to me, i'd just give them the dev machine as an excuse to buy myself a new 64bit machine.

So....with 64bit....does the address space frame assigned to a program get bigger? 'Cause if so, how does that affect the Garbage Collector...or even does it?

Friday, March 3, 2006 8:37 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Sushant, heh a perfect dev world (which only exists in dev's minds).  For IT depts this usually isn't an issue as hardware is controlled by the freaks...err...admins on the other side of the room; we know what we're deploying to so no worries.  But for ISV's who have no idea what hardware their product will be used on, this can quickly become a nightmare.

The frontline of testing itself falls in the hands of developers.  In this case it probably wouldn't be up to us, but when the bug reports start pouring in it most definitely is.  Point being is that the devs should (get to) know the nuances of each scenario listed above, and most importantly should realize that just b/c it "works on my machine" doesn't necessarily means it works everwhere else.  There is a nasty CS regression that reared its ugly head recently due to a subtle change in the 1.1 > 2.0 runtime, so you never know.

Friday, March 3, 2006 8:57 AM
# XIII said:


I still use it on the ASP.NET forums to welcome someone new to the community. Because I'm using an azerty keyboard layout (I'm from Belgium), I can use it to type ASP.NET at once (the "." needs the shift key pressed in else you get the ";" character).

So for me there's still some use in it.

Grz, Kris.

Friday, March 3, 2006 1:28 PM
# Jason said:

I've just found a great problem with SSMS;  Customer had a powercut and the msdb device got borked.  It is *not* possible to open the server in SSMS with a broken msdb.  2000EM used to open and show the database as 'suspect'.  This no longer happens. Great!

As somebody pointed out before, the old 2000 tools still work, so I fired up EM and carried on fixing.  Would have been a bind without the old (working) tools though...

++ Variables on a _CI database are case sensitive.  They never used to be.  One of the products we look after is full of shonky stored procs that suddenly no longer work.

++ Most of our apps are now running 25-100% slower on the same hardware with the same memory.  Having migrated through 4.1, 6.0, 6.5, 7.0 and 2000 this is the first release that has been slower than the version being replaced.

.NET my arse.

Friday, March 3, 2006 7:33 PM
# Dan Bartels said:

My primary dev machine is Windows 2003 x64, I was using Longhorn 4047 for almost a year, then when the 5x builds started, it was so harsh, I had to revert back to 2003...  The latest vista builds are better, but now we are starting to do ASP.NET 2 work, and the latest vista Framework builds are newer than the released v2 framework...  The only real reason to go x64 is if you have more than 4gb of ram...  Otherwise you are just setting yourself up for driver hell...  Also, there is only a 32bit version of the 1.1 framework, the 2.0 framework comes in both 32 and 64 bit versions...


Saturday, March 4, 2006 2:45 AM
# Sushant Bhatia said:

Cap's lock is useful for data entry. For instance, when filling out applications etc, using caps lock will make your data easier to read. That said, I am interested in how you plan to remap it.

Saturday, March 4, 2006 7:19 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Dan is right; Having an x64 operating systems (XP or 2k3) without large amount of RAM is not good. As they don't let running ASP.NET 1.1, users will have some problems to work with ASP.NET projects. (There are some alternative command to configure IIS for a short time but aren't stable enough)
But surelt 64 bit systems will be common soon after releasing Longhorn.
I've written some small codes on x64 but most of my major work is being done on my laptop which has XP Pro x86 but haven't looked for its resources. One time I looked for some tipes about it and could find many resources but couldn't find free time to read them. Sushant had a good point about Garbage Collector, maybe it's different for .NET x64 edition.
And last point is: I've installed many .NET applications on XP x64 and they worked properly. Seems that x64 is compatible with .NET but is nit with many other traditional application!

Sunday, March 5, 2006 5:55 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Sorry for typing mistakes, I'm away and this keyboard is not standard :(

Sunday, March 5, 2006 5:57 AM
# jayson knight said:

Testing, will be deleted.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 3:52 AM
# Sara said:

My Friends and family check up on me through my blog too. The phone sucks. I prefer in person, email, chat, or good old-fashioned paper and pen. :)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 9:53 PM
# TristanK said:

Hey Jay!

I've been pottering around with development on x64 for a while; using VS2005, I haven't had any issues with the 32 bit app stuff. The 64 bit stuff is a little more restrictive, but I haven't actually needed 2GB address space yet :)

Love the new look, btw.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 10:58 AM
# Blog du Tristank said:

Right. Been busy. Forced myself to take 1/2 hour to do something other than type, whether it was play...

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 11:21 AM
# TristanK said:

Just trialing a coComment comment, please to ignore me.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 11:28 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

Each and every week, at holidays, one of my common jobs is to defrag, test and check my hard drives and update anti virus, anti spy, firewall and finally my dear Windows!
Usually animals love jumping up and down in space. Your dog needs your attention. He wants a good mate to play with it! Maybe he's fall in love of someone ;)

Saturday, March 11, 2006 6:48 PM
# Pat said:

Please send me one



Sunday, March 12, 2006 5:57 AM
# petrus said:

Please send me too.


Sunday, March 12, 2006 10:11 AM
# denyz said:

please send me one
god bless you....

Sunday, March 12, 2006 5:01 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

And if you sent your invitations and other guys wanted moe, I have some other invitations left ;)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 7:56 PM
# Jayson Knight said:

Sent!  Petrus, you didn't leave an email address for me.

Monday, March 13, 2006 2:08 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Hey T, thanks for the info!  I've pretty much decided I'm going to stick with 32 bit for now...the only compelling reason I would have to move to 64bit (besides bragging rights) is that more and more games are coming in 64bit versions.

I'm diggin' the new look too, the skinning guys over at Telligent are amazing!

Monday, March 13, 2006 2:16 AM
# mike said:

hit me bro

Monday, March 13, 2006 3:34 PM
# Adam Hughes said:

I'll take one: arhughes at Thanks!

Monday, March 13, 2006 4:30 PM
# Petrus said:

jayson knight, I registered on your website, so I figered out you'll PM it to me. Sorry. Email is: jenyay at Thanks.

Monday, March 13, 2006 11:17 PM
# protected virtual void jaysonBlog { said:

Jensen Harris has taken the wraps off of the next generation user interface in Office 2007 (lots of screen...

Monday, March 13, 2006 11:38 PM
# Not Haacked said:

Wow that is <strong>cool</strong>!  That <em>Phil</em> guy must be the coolest and most handsomest cat in town. ;)

The next step is having a default markup based means to displaying which tags are allowed.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 3:37 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Dammit, wtf?  I'm pretty sure CS allows HTML tags in comments, but apparently I'm wrong...either that or I have no idea what I'm doing ;-).

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:25 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Ok I think I fixed it. bold.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:08 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This is much appreciated. As you said yourself, many many folks asked for this on Cs forums in recent months.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:45 AM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

What did happen to tags? I have same problem on my blog!