Tonight I ordered the parts for my new desktop at home. After using dual-core machines for development (my work pc, and my home laptop), I've grown tired of the slow desktop (2Ghz athlon). So, with Jay's assistance I've ended up with: Intel Core 2 Duo (E6400) 2GB RAM 160GB SATA HD GeForce 7900GS graphics card … Continue reading Computer parts
Those around me know that my car has been slowing breaking, bit by bit over the last year+. It seemed that around the time for every oil change, something else would break on the car and end up costing 200-400 bucks. The Check Engine light came on again a few weeks ago and during that … Continue reading Impala
As reported by a fellow Central Illinoisan, it's snowing like crazy today. Ana and I both decided to go to work this morning, even though there was a blizzard warning in effect. We decided to just come home around noon though, as reports kept coming in on how bad the roads were continuing to get. … Continue reading Snow, snow, snow
This evening I started to work on the registration process for Chef. There are so many ways to accept payments that it makes my head spin. A couple months ago I signed up for a RegNow account and they even waived the $20 setup fee for me. I've only recently started setting things up with … Continue reading Payment Processors
Just a little follow-up regarding my issue with Visual Studio 2005 and Vista - I was able to make the problem go away by installing a hotfix for KB912019.
I knew I was taking a slight risk installing Vista on my laptop, where I do quite a bit of my coding. I'm having a big problem with the Chef solution in Vista - it compiles and runs just fine but in the Visual Studio IDE I cannot open the WinForm Designer for anything but … Continue reading Vista and Visual Studio 2005