Mathematical ways to express the fact that Kerry should win, and/or bush should lose.

31 08 2004

Inspired by the Nerd Protester (and some of the comments) with his </bush>


Kerry = Min(Evil1,Evil2) [Kerry is the lesser of two evils)

I’m open to others.  What have you got?

Theo Yuang Points out that MS has released SP1 for .Net Framework 1.1

30 08 2004

Over at Theo’s page, he has a post with links to the download for SP1 for .Net Framework 1.0 and 1.1

Thanks!  It sure would be nice if they showed up on the SUS soon.

Serverside.Net has an article summarising the top 10 new things coming out in ASP.NET 2.0

30 08 2004

Some things seem like no-brainers, others quite nice additions.

Jon Flanders has done a nice summary of the top 10 things (in his opinion) that ASP.NET 2.0 will be bringing to the table.

Finally – Master pages, WITHOUT having to code to it!

And one that always confused me…. Why couldn’t I ever update my config file programatically, without writing raw XML.  No more:

9) Programmable Configuration.

This is really a .NET runtime improvement, but it is still a big win for ASP.NET. The web.config file contains all the configuration information for an ASP.NET application. In ASP.NET 1.0, in order to change something (like a database connection string in the AppSettings element) you have to open the web.config file in the text editor of your choice.

With the new version, you can go into the configuration programmatically (without having to resort to manipulating the XML directly) and change the settings of your ASP.NET applications. This makes building things like installers, administration modules, and pages much easier.

Thanks Jon and ServerSide.Net for the excellent summary.

When Nerds Protest

30 08 2004

Yes, computer nerds even get out now and then.

The US Repuplican National Convention (RNC) has brought out all kinds of protesters.  Here’s a link to a very tech savvy protester in the picture! <well done/>

It was a weekend to recharge the batteries

30 08 2004

Have you ever had one of those weekends where you did nothing, and slept most of it?  That was this weekend for me.  I needed it.  I slept until noon on both Sat and Sunday, and then had a few naps on Sunday.  Man, what a difference.  I’m not feeling like I’m going to fall asleep if I stop moving.  How often do you need this kind of weekend?  I find about once every 4 or so months.

This is just bizarre.

30 08 2004

Weird, plain and simple.

ATLANTA (Reuters) – A Georgia man who drove home with a friend’s headless body after a truck accident then went to bed while the remains dangled out the window faces charges including vehicular homicide and drunk driving, police say.

I’ve never been a driver in Europe, but I can tell you as a pedestrian – Look Out!

27 08 2004

And from the description given by Janice McDonald, on the Christian Science Monitor Olympic Blog (EVERYONE seems to have one these days), it would seem that it is a continent wide thing.  She has a hillarious account, complete with pictures, regarding driving through Athens…Sounds like fun!

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