So, life has a way of becoming interesting in chunks. I am sure the two subscribers to my RSS feed have probably left reading my blog a long while ago… 🙂 Anyway, I have in the last couple of years, lost about 30lbs, worked with Java and J2EE and .NET and Ruby and some of Groovy and even some of Rails. All in all, as I said in the beginning, life has been interesting. Hopefully, I can begin to post more but, then again, I might not.
I have been busy with vacation (went to India for a month with a stop over at London), came back, deemed an “architect”, got immersed in architechy work. Anyway, I am having a blast with the new role with SharePoint, J2EE, portals et al. Its fun. So, I decided to find myself a new blog post editor since w:blogger was no longer cutting it and it did not work very well for editing some stuff. So, I found “Windows Live Writer Beta“. Sweet, and it works with Community server too. I love it. The really neat part is that it actually downloaded my blog settings and I can see the post as it would appear.
Here are some pictures I took while on vacation:
Only reason to post the pictures was to test that ability of Live writer. 🙂 Oh, I also started fiddling with photography for a hobby. It seems that all work and no play seems to have made me a really a dull boy.
Here is a great way of implementing your next project. http://www.waterfall2006.com is conference at Niagara falls. Make sure that you pay attention to all course excerpts.
When I saw the email initially, it looked too much like a phishing scheme. Then I thought, If a guy knows enough about me to know that I play with VS.NET 2005, respect Soma and like Microsoft more or less, I should hand him my personal details. 🙂
Of course, I did a googled on it and found that it actually is a real award.
Well, I am honored.
Quote: “The first step is to find suitable projects to try agile methods out with. Since agile methods are so fundamentally people-oriented, it’s essential that you start with a team that wants to try and work in an agile way. Not just is a reluctant team more difficult to work with, imposing agile methods on reluctant people is fundamentally at odds with the whole notion of agile development.”
That means, if you don’t like your teammate, don’t bother going agile. You will not succeed unless you make not going agile to your teammate be a career limiting move. 🙂
Scott, in his usual style, has a blog entry regarding unhandled exceptions in ASP.NET 2.0. The gist of it is that if you have secondary threads in your ASP.NET app and you let an exception leak through, you are going to kill the asp.net worker process. That means, you better handle any exceptions that might arise from the secondary thread.
BTW: This is applicable only to the secondary threads. If you are have unhandled exceptions in the main thread that handles the request, ASP.NET infrastructure handles as usual. Not that I recommend doing this, but, you know who you are.
I ditched my attempts at using Zoundry
for editing my msmvps.com posts. That and blogjet and other blog editors failed miserably for this. But, I found CSBlogger
which works like a charm.
I cannot bear to edit stuff on web pages. I tend to get too distracted with them.
But this is beautiful.