Rick Strahl [MS MVP] has written an outstanding article for CoDe Magazine (What’s Ailing ASP.NET Web Forms?). It explains his views on the pros and cons of the current MS ASP.NET technology and it has the best description I've seen so far of Microsoft's upcoming ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) paradigm. An excellent read.
Friday, November 30, 2007
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Monday, November 26, 2007
This interesting article teaches (again) the value of using good passwords. This attack would not need searching for a hash. A dictionary attack would do too with such a lousy password. Will they ever learn?
Note: Also bad on the part of WordPress for not salting their passwords.
(Via Bruce Schneier)
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Downloaded VS 2008 in about 3 hours and burned to a DVD as I mentioned before. Tried to install in my older XP Pro PC and it gave me an error. I then switched to my new Vista Ultimate box and it installed without a hitch.
No time to play with it now. I'm leaving in a few minutes to spend the Thankgsgiving holiday with the mouse in Orlando, then meet some photographer friends in Viera Wetlands (Melbourne, FL and Merrit Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, FL).
Have fun and enjoy the weekend!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I downloaded VS 2008 Professional last night. It took about three hours and went smoothly. Burned it to a DVD early this morning before leaving for work, so I did not have enough time to install. That comes next.
Scott Guthrie has published a good set of instructions on how to Uninstall VS 2008 Beta2 before installing the VS 2008 Final Release.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
For all of us fans of Ken Levy: he wrote an intro to the special CoDe Focus issue on Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX), as part of his (fairly new) job as Program Manager for Visual Studio Ecosystem.
The funny thing, which he pointed me to when I spent time with him at DevConnections 2007 last week in Vegas, is that he posted three pictures of him, one fairly recent as he looks now and two from his long-hair days, one of them when he was very young before he started in the Fox world. Check it out.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 today! You can download it if you have an MSDN subscription, else you can download a 90-day free trial.
If you want to use the free Visual Studio 2008 Express editions (which are much smaller and totally free), you can download them here.
If all you want is the .NET Framework 3.5, you can download it here.
See Scott Guthrie's post for details.
"According to security experts, an algorithm for generating random numbers that is included in an official standard documented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could potentially include a backdoor planted by the NSA."
Interesting article, based on another one by Bruce Schneier.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Back from vacation. Attended a great DevConnections conference in Las Vegas. Met several friends among the speakers and attendees (Rick Strahl, Julia Lehrman, Dino Esposito, Ken Levy, Markus Egger, Ellen Whitney, Miguel Castro, and finally got to meet Tracy Holzer too!)
The rest of the trip was a vacation in Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion NP and a few other places. More on that later.have over 1600+ photos to process, so it will take time. And a new computer just arrived to boot! (more on that later also).
Saturday, November 03, 2007
I am leaving this weekend to attend the Devconnections Conference in Las Vegas, then take a vacation for a few days in Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah.
I will have very limited, if any, net access so I won't be able to post much. Expect some photos when I return.
If you attend Devconnections and see me, introduce yourself and say hi.