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...

XSD Resolved!

Jason was right on the money. This works as expected: <xs:element name="from" type="xs:string" /> <xs:element name="to" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" /> <xs:element name="to" type="xs:string" /> </p> Thanks, Jason! </p>

XSD Help

I was fooling around a few days ago, writing an Xml Schema for an XML configuration file for a personal project I'm working on, and ran into something I don't know how to describe in XSD.... well, actually I'm not even sure it is entirely possible. Basically, I wanted to...

Rethrowing Exceptions in C#

I've been somewhat surprised by this topic in the past few weeks, since it is one that has comed up in a number of circles. Basically, the comments I've heard have related to the lose of stack trace information when "rethrowing" an exception from withing a catch clause in C#....

Programming Magazines

Simon asks: "Anyone got any programming magazine recommendations?" Well, I still enjoy Dr. Dobb's Journal, and the ocasional C/C++ Users Journal, and MSDN Mag (although I admit I liked the old MSJ better). </p> I agree, nonetheless; the overall landscape of programming magazines seems to have decayed somewhat... </p>

Thank You!

I just wanted to thank all of you out there who congratulated me on my birthday. Thank you!. It still amazes me the quality of the people you get to meet. Most of you I don't even know face to face, and yet you all have made me feel welcomed...