Tuesday, June 29, 2004

File under, 'What's this!'

Looks like their using the classics to describe their wares. Click here

To the less coorporate programmer!

Wow!!! This is cool. Any of you newer programmers, have you ever desired visual studio products but have been daunted by the price tag? Has The basic edition not been enough? Well, let's see what Microsoft is going to do with the express line: Click Here.

Then again, it could be just a revamp of the Basic line of Visual Studio products. But it looks good. The only thing I don't like, is the broke the Web portion out of Visual Basic. BUT, If you're a web person, you may love the fact that the Web Portion has 3 languages to choose from. (VB, C#, and J#)

What are your thoughts? I've always had to rely on work for coding tools, which meant I couldn't code at home. Then I got Sharp Develop, but it still has some bugs.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Reflections on days gone by

Saturday I found myself watching cartoons, eating sugared cereal, and feeling quite nostalgic. I happened upon a cartoon that I used to watch with my cousins when I was growing up. I drifted back to the time when we would all be spending the summer at my grandparents house, swimming, playing, and watching cartoons. There's something about cartoons that is timeless. They may not be the most intelligent thing to watch, but you don't seem to care. I think that's what's so great about them.

I miss getting together with my family. A few of us have gotten married, one moved away, one is traveling the world, one is no longer with us. And there has been distance imposed in other ways as well. It's not so much the cartoons, but I miss the times when our values were the same and we lived each day toward the same goals. Perhaps we will again.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Gone away for a while, the posting will resume.

No, I didn't drop off the face of the planet, not that many people would miss my blog... I'm back now, and will fill you in on the details later. But for now... this cracks me up.

IN PRISON ......... you spend the majority of your time in an 8X10 cell.
AT WORK ........... you spend the majority of your time in a 6X8 cubicle.

IN PRISON.......... you get three meals a day
AT WORK ........... you only get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it.

IN PRISON.......... you get time off for good behavior.
AT WORK ........... you get more work for good behavior.

IN PRISON.......... the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
AT WORK............ you must carry around a security card and open all the doors for yourself.

IN PRISON ......... you can watch TV and play games.
AT WORK ........... you get fired for watching TV and playing games.

IN PRISON.......... you get your own toilet.
AT WORK ........... you have to share with some idiot who pees on the seat.

IN PRISON.......... they allow your family and friends to visit.
AT WORK............ you can't even speak to your family.

IN PRISON.......... all expenses are paid by the taxpayer with no work required.
AT WORK............ you get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.

IN PRISON.......... you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out.
AT WORK ........... you spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.

IN PRISON ......... you must deal with sadistic wardens.
AT WORK............ they are called managers.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Ordering Pizza thru e-bay

It's been done now: Fresh Hot Pizza. Tell your friends, I think this is a first.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Friday, June 04, 2004

Not enough coffee in the world this morning

So, I have this problem working on TheImageConnection.com. We're adding in some new features, making the database more robust, and moving the data Access layer out of the code for the page and into an actual Data Access component. We've separated it into a project for the photographer's administration portion of the site, and a project for what the End User works with. Each project has it's own data access layer/component and they also share one data access component between them. (3 data access components)

I'm trying to put together the shopping cart. We have a cart details table with a line item for each product. Problem is, some photos have more than one product, and some products have more than one photo. I posted about it on Microsoft's newsgroups.

In other news, ever feel like you've been run over in a conversation. Somebody is so frustrated and distraught that they jump from issue to issue before you can comprehend the first one and in the end everything is a squashed, mangled, tangled, mess? 'Nuff said.