Visual XSLT TryOut

I've been hearing about ActiveState's Visual XSLT tool quite a bit, and I was quite intrigued by it, but never found the time to give it a through test. This weekend finally the opportunity presented itself, so I downloaded the trial version and gave it a go. Well, I must...

FileMap updated

I've just uploaded an updated version of my MemoryMapped Files implementation for .NET, which is just a wrapper around some of the MMF Win32 APIs. This version fixes a couple of bugs that were present (thanks to Stephan Wolf for picking one of them up!), adds full support for IDisposable...

New Memory!

I just unpacked and installed an extra 256MB module on my Notebook (a Compaq Presario 2800), bringing it to 512MB. I got my memory from Crucial, which is a very nice site to buy memory from, as they have good prices and delivered fast! I would've gone for a full...

Other .NET FX tools

I've continued my exploration of the .NET Framework tools. Today, the time came for SoapSuds.exe and MgmtClassGen.exe. The first one is interesting, because SoapSuds.exe is simply a driver around a couple of classes called SoapSudsCode and SoapSudsArgs. Now, that by itself isn't anything out of the ordinary. What is interesting,...

Inside Regsvcs.exe

Just out of curiosity, I decided to sniff around and see how Regscvs.exe does it's work to register an assembly in a COM+ application. While this information is probably not very useful to anyone, I'm posting here a few interesting snippets of what I found: Regsvcs is just a driver...

GEOS on a C64

Scott Hanselman says: " I've always loved GUIs...I've run GEOS on a C64...". Boy, does that bring back memories! I just loved my old C64 and GEOS was certainly quite impressive...

Feature of the Day

Here's two features of COM+ 1.5 in XP and Win.NET Server that I think has great potential: Being able to run COM+ server applications as Windows Services. Couple this with the IProcessInitializer interface, and quite a few new possibilites open up!

Research Sources

Peter's mention of the Multi University/Research Laboratory Seminar Series reminded me of the tools I liked using when researching things around back in college (well, I still use them, even though I have no current academic interest :)). Anyway, my two favourites are: The ACM Portal to the ACM digital...

What I've been up to

I know I haven't posted anything in a while. The reason? Well, I don't think I had anything of importance to say. However, I haven't been inactive, either, so here's what I've been up to lately: Picked up again on my reading of "Transaction Processing: Concepts and Techniques", by Jim...

Guitar work

This past weekend, I got my old electric guitar back out of it's case, and set to put in all new D'Addario strings I had lying around, and fiddle with the bridge knobs and screws to get tone right again (I had the bridge settings all messed up... I had...