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A Curious Mind #tastic July 2006 Entries
Art and Coffee - Yummy
I just finished having coffee with an old Art professor (Jack Collins) from college, we had a lot of fun bouncing around a variety of subjects. He recommended a new artist to me that I wanted to remember, so consider this a bit of a personal bookmark. Dim newArtist = new Artist("keith jacobshagen") As a plug for Jack, if you are in the Lawrence, KS area and need an interior decorator I would happily recommend Jack. He has a nice sense of style, and for a cheap @!#$ like me does a lot to find affordable ......

Posted On Thursday, July 27, 2006 3:42 PM

Banks, I want more access

I want to be able to see my bank account an NetVibes. I am sure that there are a whole slew of security issues, but I just don't care. Well I don't care as long as the access is read-only. Give me a POX web service, and I would be way happy.

If I can charge someone money via a web service such as paypal or, then dammit I want to be able to read MY data using similar methods.

Lets do it US Bank

Posted On Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:54 PM

Want my auto repair business?

I was talking to Collin Ossiander (blog coming) and we discussed how cool it would be if an auto mechanic would take pictures / video of my car's problem and then explained it to me. "You see this hole right here? That is where your oil is leaking. How we fix it is by [insert fix here]."

This mechanic would service every car I own.

Posted On Monday, July 24, 2006 5:35 PM


MySpace is running .Net but uses .cfm extensions...weird.

Posted On Monday, July 24, 2006 4:31 AM

Vault 3.5 Whoot!
Thank you New in Vault 3.5 History Favorites - Store and run predefined filters of common History Queries for given users, actions, comments, etc. History Query Filtering by Label - History Queries can be filtered by items before or after a label, as well as within a range of labels. Ghosted Folders - Within the Vault GUI client, a new setting allows local disk items not found within the Vault Repository to be seen within the Folder Tree and File view of assigned Working Folders. Built In Folder ......

Posted On Friday, July 21, 2006 12:45 PM

Lunch with Tim
Just got back from having lunch with Tim and Kyle at Pepperjax! (mmmmm...) We met to discuss caching for Where's Tim, but after looking at the code it ended up being a lot less work than anticipated thanks to the Ajax.Net framework's built in cache support it only required four lines of code. Hooray for attributes! Next time I will have to take Tim out so my next problem will be solved with four lines of code. ;-) ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 19, 2006 6:34 PM

Hey Cingular [rant]
I want an RSS feed with MP3s of my VoiceMail messages. I want this because i am a geek and because your voice mail software sucks! Sucky Things about Cingular Voice Mail Why do i have to wait till the end of the damn message to delete it? I have friends that leave endearing but long as hell messages that need to be deleted now not in 5 minutes when they finish singing me songs on the radio. And no, fast forward is not a sufficient solution. When i leave a message on a cingular phone why can't i just ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 11, 2006 5:11 PM

So why is this DI / NHib / Generics combo so cool?
I really enjoy it because it forces me to seperate my concerns. This is something I seem to find easier and easier as I get more experience, but there are times when I don't even realize something needs to be seperated. That is exactly what this set up did for me. Before I had all of this other code all jammed up in my repository classes and now I have cleaned all of it out and fought another tendancy I have which is to avoid creating classes. I am slowly starting to appriciate a fine grained object ......

Posted On Monday, July 10, 2006 10:27 PM

NHibernate, Generics, and Dependency Injection : A sweet recipie
Recently Castle has added support for Generics in their MicroKernel. This has lead to some wicked awesome code, thanks to some great ideas from Ayende. Ok, so I am going to try and explain a simple example using NHibernate public interface Repository<T> { T Find(Guid id); } and a NHibernate Implementation (here is the Find(Guid id) method) public class NHibernateRepository<T> : Repository<T> { //ctor to set up NHibernate stuff public T Find(Guid id) { ISession sess = GetSession(); ......

Posted On Thursday, July 6, 2006 5:17 PM

This layout sucks in Firefox
Anyone know of a good GWB skin that works well with Firefox?

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 4:58 PM

SQL 2005 Schemas Rock
Woot! I just found out about SQL Schemas. If you don't know SQL schemas are like namespaces in .Net code. So now I can organize my SQL tables into groups which should make life a whole lot easier. Now SQL Schema are not as fine grained as namespaces, and you could do this in 2000 it just wasn't as nice as it is now. dbo.product \_/ \_____/ | |-table name | |- schema name Now we can do things like security.user or logging.error without polluting the default dbo where we can keep just our app code. ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 4:51 PM

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