Downtime

   As you have probably noticed the site has been down for two days. The hosting company had some serious problems but everything seems to be working now. Please let me know if you spot something that is not working as intended.

   On the bright side the outage helped me find a bug in the error logging code that caused infinite redirects and writing to the log file when the database was down.
Posted by:   Stilgar
06:31 27.06.2008

LINQ Adventures

   I know that every single person in my multi million user base is interested in LINQ. To your great satisfaction here are two pieces of somewhat strange LINQ behavior that you are (undoubtedly) going to enjoy.  The two pieces are completely unrelated. The first requires a little knowledge about LINQ to SQL and ADO.NET and the second requires good familiarity with the C# language (reading AND understanding the "What Is New in C# 3.0" series will do as well).
Last edited by:   Stilgar
on   23:04 13.12.2009
Posted by:   Stilgar
09:06 22.06.2008

Firefox 3 Download Day

   Google Inc. decided to lead a P.R. campaign by trying to set a world record for the greatest number of downloads in 24 hours with their product Mozilla Firefox. The campaign started an hour ago and of course the website is down. The official Mozilla website also went offline for a while. I had the good intention to take part in setting the record :( Bad for me I guess. If you are looking for a new browser you can just download Internet Explorer 7 here (it works).

   Update: As noted in the comments I am offering link to Opera. I truly believe this is the best web browser but as stated in the article The Broken Web I also believe that using anything but IE7 makes the web worse.

   Update: Microsoft's IE team showed good manners and sent a cake to Mozilla. You can see it here. I wonder if Mozilla's devs will eat it and how long before they die after that.
Last edited by:   Stilgar
on   13:01 19.06.2008
Posted by:   Stilgar
00:20 18.06.2008

Upgrade 1.3

   After yesterday's upgrade the no-blog has the astonishing feature to limit the users who can comment on an article. There were development problems and deployment problems but I doubt anyone cares about these. For testing purposes comments on this article will be disabled for unregistered users. I also added an option in the web.config that makes the system require activation by administrator for new users. This option will not be tested. Now let us pray to Google together that my new features work as intended.
Posted by:   Stilgar
16:48 15.06.2008

Upgrade 1.2

Upgrade 1.2
   So, there was an upgrade. You, mortals who are not in admin role will not be able to see anything unless you deploy the code somewhere. While upgrading I overrode the config file so I spent an hour restoring the configuration. If you notice anything not working properly, please, let me know.

   While testing I found out that the design which once worked under Internet Explorer 6 is now broken. I do not have IE6 installed on any machine so I will not fix it. Instead I joined the save the developers initiative. If you are using IE6 you should see a pop-down begging you to upgrade. Why are you using IE6 anyway? IE7 is waiting for you.
Posted by:   Stilgar
07:19 08.06.2008
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