Archive for May, 2009


Menu Droppings?

I’m not sure the cause, but ever since I installed Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 I get some menu droppings… A menu option that shows up, but then stays on top of everything. Here’s an example: I signed out of Live Messenger on another machine of mine and that menu got “Stuck”. WORKAROUND: […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2009

I’ve actually been playing with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 this weekend. I finally have a Team Foundation Server setup, some code written, a continuous integration build going, and have created some work items. Since ASP.NET MVC (Model View Controller) was not shipped with Beta 1 I couldn’t work on my website. So to experiment […]

Redmond Pie

I really don’t know how Taimur Asad at Redmond Pie (http://www.redmondpie.com/) keeps up so well with all the Microsoft technologies, but for months now I’ve been quite impressed with the content on this site.

ProfileProvider in an MVC World

I had some trouble getting the ASP.NET Profile provider to work with MVC (Model View Controller). Here are my notes for what I did to get it to finally work thanks to the help of numerous posts. (I figured I should do something other than watch the Houston Rockets lose…) Unit Testing The first step […]

But I want a blog template

Pretty much every document I type today is a blog… But whenever I start Microsoft Word 2007 it always opens a blank document. If someone knows how to change that behavior please let me know. For now, the workaround my wife suggested was: Select Office Button –> New, then select the “New Blog Post” template. […]

Replacing the Class Template Take 1

I don’t know if it is the installation of Service Packs or something else in the environment. I’m going to document how I change my Class template for C# here and see if it stays this time. I say Take 1 because if it doesn’t, I’ll try to find out why and move on to […]

Security Trimming for MVC Menus

I can’t believe I couldn’t really find anything on this… I wanted to have the Menus in my MVC (Model-View-Controller) ASP.NET web application honor the security that is in the SiteMapProvider. I found many posts but everything seemed so complicated. So I gave up and thought, “Let me see if I can solve it myself.” […]

Windows 7 RC 1 Install

What an ordeal… 5th Try was the charm thanks to a friend at Microsoft. You can do a clean Operating System install on Windows 7 WHILE while Windows 7 is running. (Meaning, you don’t have to install from a DVD, but instead it installs in a fashion similar to installing Office) Why didn’t the install […]

Initiative and a Message to Garcia

This is the full content of a brochure I received when I was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves in the 420 Engineer Brigade. I thought I’d lost this information which really disappointed me – I refer to concepts contained within it frequently. Now I’m putting it here so that hopefully I don’t lose […]

Stephen Walther on ASP.NET MVC

I won’t say too much here except that what I’ve read recently on Stephen’s blogs are things that I really agree with… with only a few exceptions. I highly recommend checking Stephen’s blog out if you’re interested in ASP.NET MVC (Model View Controller). Here are some links I refer to frequently when using the MVC […]