Category Archives: Rants

MSDN Redesign Number Ten Million

Microsoft has updated MSDN again for what feels like the third or fourth time in a couple of years.  Microsoft is really concerned with making sure it’s easy for new developers to pick up .NET, but I don’t think this … Continue reading

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MSDN’s Community Features Really Suck

I really, really hate to complain about a very large piece of software because I understand the difficulties involved in developing such a thing.  I also don’t like offending people, as I know when people say “x sucks” and there … Continue reading

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An open letter to NBC

Austin’s NBC affiliate KXAN is having a fun time playing victim because Time Warner isn’t paying some fee for the honor of carrying an NBC affiliate.  While KXAN was whining about how unfair it is they neglected to mention what … Continue reading

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Annoying Dialogs

Every now and then, Visual Studio’s busy doing something it feels is really important, and I end up seeing this dialog: The dialog is trying to be helpful.  It’s telling me that VS is busy, and it gives me three … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t Subversion add respect svn:ignore?

I use Subversion for source control on my personal projects, and I’ve got to say it’s so easy to set up and use there’s no excuse for not using source control.  There’s one thing that really bothers me though. When … Continue reading

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More IDE Omissions

This one was enough to warrant an adventure in continuity. I’m making an application in WPF to get a feel for how some of the technology works, since so far I’ve been using it in little sandbox applications.  I got … Continue reading

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IDEs considered harmful?

Jeff Putz mentions a post about a person who switched from an IDE to a text editor and why it isn’t such a good idea.  I’m not sure where I stand. On the one hand, there’s no denying the utility … Continue reading

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FolderShare is Almost a Good Idea

I was taking a look at the Windows Live FolderShare beta, and it seemed to be exactly what I wanted.  I have a few forum reply templates and AutoHotkey macros that I could use both at home and work, and … Continue reading

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VS Project Templates are Aggravating

I love Visual Studio, but some of the work I have to do to make things work the way I want is aggravating.  I just started a new WPF solution to follow along with a chapter in the book, and … Continue reading

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I have the worst luck with shipping

One of the things I like best about living in a large city is I don’t have to order things online so much anymore. It’s not that I’m worried about my identity getting stolen or that I don’t trust the … Continue reading

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