BasicHttpBinding with Transport Security

This is just something to remind myself next time I need to implement a WCF service using the BasicHttpBinding with transport-only security (SSL + client certificates)': WCF expects that the "Require SSL" option in IIS is enabled. If Metadata Exchange is needed, configure the MEX endpoint with a custom binding...

Silverlight Xunit.net Test Runner

A couple of people have asked if I could share the code for my experimental Xunit.net silverlight v1.1 test runner. Actually, the stuff I did was fairly simple and not very polished, but I'll should get someone else started on building a real runner out of it :-) You can...

Yet a New Blog Theme

I had redesigned my weblog looks back in July, but got bored with it now. It looked fine, but the colors were a bit too strong and the design a bit too complex. I really wanted something a lot more straightforward, that used space more effectively and with softer colors....

Desert Nights: A VS2005 Color Scheme

This is my latest Visual Studio 2005 Color Scheme: Desert Nights. This one features a dark background that isn't quite black (it has a slight hint towards brownish/greenish), and colors that stand from the background but without being too bright (most of them, at least). Code: XML: I've been using...

Recently Acquired Music

A few months ago I signed up again for emusic. The plans are not as good as they used to be, but they are still fairly cheap, and there was tons of new music I wanted to try out. Also helped that finding good music here, particularly if you like...

Hosting IronRuby with the DLR

I've been playing with the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) and IronRuby lately, and one of the things I've found particularly interesting is the DLR Hosting API, which allows you to bring up the DLR and execute and evaluate scripts inside any .NET 2.0 application. If you haven't played with the...

Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a new MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, that is, the black one with the split keys, and I'm loving it! I'm using it with my laptop, which I've now got on my desk in a simple stand so that the screen is...

Running Tests on Silverlight

Just something I spent a bit of time getting up and running this afternoon: Just a slightly modified build of Xunit.net running inside the Silverlight v1.1 alpha on the browser on a very simple test runner I wrote. Nothing fancy, but might prove useful as I experiment a bit with...

Bandwidth Usage

My website usually has fairly low traffic, given that much of it (or this weblog, for that matter) isn't all that well known and I host few big files. Normally, the monthly bandwidth usage for winterdom.com is between 4.5 and 6 GB. However, bandwidth usage during october jumped to 16.28...

Color Schemes in SQL 2005 Management Studio

As many of you know, I spend time every now and then coming up with new color schemes for Visual Studio 2005. It's fun, and having a good color scheme can make all the difference in the world to your eyes when spending long times in front of your screen...