Jeffrey Richter on .NET Rocks!

Oh, I forget to tell everyone that I was on episode #73 of .NET Rocks! Check it out here.   By the way, I said in the show that Whidbey Click Once uses the BITS (code name “drizzle”) technology that has been in Windows for many years now. However, someone at Microsoft informed me that…

My Birthday, A Tablet PC Project, and Vacation

July 27th was my 40th birthday and Kristin, my wife, surprised me with an awesome present. First, she got her mother to babysit our son. Then, she contacted 6 of our friends and invited them to join us as we flew from Seattle to Coeur d’Alene Idaho. There she rented a van and we all drive…

P-51 Video

This weekend was beautiful in East Tennessee, with temperatures that felt more like a September afternoon than the dog days of summer. I took time out to fly my P-51 and shoot some video. Actually, a friend shot the video, and he was bold enough to get take-off and landing footage from the ends of…

Nighttime Mechanic

It’s late, but my P-51 engine came back from the shop today. I’d like to get this bird back in the air this weekend, so after hours I remounted the engine. It took a few hours because there’s a lot of stuff in not much space. But the engine’s back on, it’s perfectly aligned, and the…

Back from L.A.

I’m back from L.A. and running on 4 hours of sleep. I had a great time with Scott Robertson and crew last night at the L.A. .NET user group. After the meeting, we had dinner in Westwood just a couple of blocks from the UCLA campus. Scott’s been around long enough to remember when I wrote…

Bugslayer Tips!

Many people have asked over the years if I had a collection of all the tips I listed at the end of my Bugslayer column.  Amazingly, I didn’t, but Sairama Jamalapuram took the time to extract them off of the MSDN Magazine site so they’d all be in one place.  We’ve hosted them at https://www.wintellect.com/resources/bugslayer/ and…

L.A. Bound

I’m off to Los Angeles at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning to speak to the L.A. .NET User Group. If you’re in Southern Californa and feel like trekking up (or down) to UCLA for the event, come join the fun. It’s sponsored by INETA, which usually means there will be free pizza. Nothing attracts geeks like free…

No P-51 Video This Time Around

I took my P-51 to the family reunion this past weekend intending to fly it on a long runway and get some video. What is it they say about best-laid plans? The plane never got off the ground due to major engine problems. I sent the engine back to the manufacturer for repair and hope…

Windows XP Tablet PC 2005 Thoughts

For a guy who hand writes nearly everything, you’d have thought I’d been using a Tablet PC right from the very beginning.  Up until now, the usage model didn’t work for me, but that’s all changed with Windows XP Tablet PC 2005.  It totally rocks!  Between it and the new OneNote 2003 SP1, I’ve completely…

Two Days Rest

I’m taking Friday and Satruday off to attend my wife’s family reunion in Columbia, TN. It just so happens that Columbia has an awesome R/C club with a 500-foot runway–perfect for that P-51 beast that I fly. So I’m packing the ‘Stang and all my gear in the van and am meeting one of my…

Milestone Reached; Custom Expression Builders Rock

I reached a milestone yesterday when I finished rewriting the labs for my new ASP.NET 2.0 course to run on build 40607–the build that went out to the public as beta 1. This morning I wrote a fun new demo for the course’s introductory session–a demo that uses a custom expression builder to implement a…

Restless Night

I dreamed about work all night, so rather than fight it, I got up and got back to work revising the labs. I spent all day yesterday wrestling with a problem arising from a late-breaking change made to ObjectDataSource. Finally got the error resolved last night and am off and running again this morning.