# Sunday, 25 February 2007

Joe Stagner is doing it again. After quite a lot video material on ASP.NET AJAX he just started doing one about AJAX patterns. For the moment there's only one video available but more will be coming in the next weeks/months from now on. The current video is about the Predictive Fetch Pattern.

You can learn more about AJAX patterns on the dedicated site: ajaxpatterns.org.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 25 February 2007 16:08:09 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 24 February 2007

Wow, the news just keeps coming today. I found out about this little tool SonicFileFinder.

SonicFileFinder is a free add-in for Visual Studio 2005 that allows a fast and convenient search for any file within every Project of the loaded Solution by entering the complete filename or just a part of it. The found file(s) can either be edited with a single keystroke or a Windows Explorer / CommandLine prompt can be opened at the file's location.

Grz, Kris.

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Saturday, 24 February 2007 18:49:41 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
I found out about the existance of this cheat sheet. .NET String format cheat sheet.

Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 24 February 2007 17:23:01 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

I like keyboard shortcuts a lot and use them wherever I can, especially while developing with Visual Studio 2005, so here are some handy shortcuts for Windows Vista:

Windows key + spacebar: Will show the Windows Vista Sidebar. I like this feature and the possibility to create your own gadgets as well. There's also some to be found on CodeProject as well.

Windows key + x: This'll launch the Windows Mobility Center. Very handy when you're using a laptop.

Grz, Kris.

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Saturday, 24 February 2007 16:12:50 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 18 February 2007

Nice movie I just found.

Another great presentation, and I really like the way he gives the presentation, on Identity 2.0 is this one:

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 18 February 2007 19:16:56 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

No, this isn't some spam about getting your degree from university for $... This blog post is about the MIX university where you can get handson labs about WPF, Virtual Earth, ASP.NET AJAX or Vista Sidebar Gadgets. Check it out: http://www.visitmix.com/university/

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 18 February 2007 09:59:10 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 11 February 2007

For a course I'm going to follow, starting tomorrow, I needed VPC to run on my laptop. Unfortunately my old VPC software didn't run but one can obtain the beta of VPC 2007. Just installing that and trying to add an existing vpc image gave this error:

Pretty nasty. Apparently this comes thanks to the new UAC that ships with Vista. One can set it off, like Gill Cleeren describes in his blog post: Windows Vista tips & tricks #3: Disable UAC (User Access Control). This did the trick but setting UAC off is something that I don't want to do at the moment before I know the consequences.

Another tip I saw gave me what I wanted: Run programs as administrator in Windows Vista. I use Vista Enterprise but am unable to see the extra tab Compatibility under the properties and the Run as administrator's also not available to me. However the other tip, typing in the name "virtual pc" and then pressing the combination ctrl + shift + enter. This causes the program to be ran as an administrator.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 11 February 2007 15:29:36 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 05 February 2007
# Sunday, 04 February 2007

I just installed Windows Vista Enterprise edition. The graphics card of my laptop only got a score of 1.9 so I'm not into Aero. My hard drive however, a brand new 100 Gb 7200 rpm, got a score of 5.0. And indeed, installing Vista on it was much faster then I could imagine. I also just installed IIS and now will begin with Visual Studio 2005 Team System For Developers and SQL Server 2005 for developers to get as quickly as possible up to speed again.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 04 February 2007 12:52:06 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

Yesterday the EBC badminton club, of which I'm a member and former board member, organised its annual championship. Normally I would rank very low because I, together with my usual partner, are the only recreational players. But yesterday I even got to the cross finals! Some games were real thrillers. The most important things: I had a lot of fun playing, learned some new tricks while playing against people who were by far better than me and I also noticed that I'm getting better at my own game.

Sunday, 04 February 2007 09:40:35 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |