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My SSD Rocks

Technorati Tags: Intel,SSD,Dell,Hardware Headline: My new Intel 160 GB X25M SSD (Solid State Drive) is really fast! 200+ MB/sec read and 90+ MB/sec write! Background I sort of smiled when I opened up my new drive this week to see a little sticker that said, “My SSD Rocks!”. You see, I had a SSD before… […]

Goodbye Groove

Technorati Tags: OneNote,Groove,WHS,Collaboration I started using Lotus Notes in 1992… But then IBM didn’t seem to be able to market their way out of a paper bag after buying Lotus. Ray then ran off to write the next version and started Groove. I was SO disappointed when he made the same silly mistake of limiting […]

MVC – The Start

Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,MVC,Code Analysis,Unit Testing This shows my initial setup of an MVC 2 RC 2 application. Using Visual Studio 2010 RC I selected File –> New –> Project… then under Visual C#, Web, I selected the ASP.NET MVC 2 Web Application. Then when I click OK I get the following dialog. Since I’m a […]

MVC Overview

Technorati Tags: MVC What’s different about Microsoft’s ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller)? There are some very good books about MVC (such as Steven Sanderson’s book), but here are the features I enjoy the most: Routing – The routing model in MVC makes you really think about what you want your URLs to look like. In EVERY instance […]

MVC – Upcoming Series

Technorati Tags: MVC,VS 2010 I’ve been playing with Microsoft’s ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller) application on and off for about a year now. It’s been moving at such a fast pace that it seemed I was always starting over with another install – CTPs, V1 Visual Studio 2008, previews for Visual Studio 2010… And now I’m currently […]