aggregator - aggregated feeds in category Planet en Angry White Boy: A few days with my Nexus One <p>It's been about 4 years since I've gotten a new phone. I've gone from a tiny Samsung T-509 to several used blackberries. I got tired of the slow performance of old blackberries running the newest software loaded with hundreds of contacts. I have been contemplating a new model blackberry for some time now. Then several of my friends got Android based phones and I made the switch.</p><p>I've only had it a few days. I'd have to say initial impressions are mostly good, but there are certainly some issues. Below I've outlined notes of specific features.</p><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 May 2010 08:31:00 -0400 Just A Programmer: CoApp: Open Source Package Manager for Windows As I mentioned before, I am a big fan of msi installers on windows. So I was really excited to see Garrett Serack announce an OSS package management system called CoApp that he has been authorized to work full time on. In my point of view, Garrett really gets it. I&#8217;m hoping as a side effect [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400 Just A Programmer: My strange ternary operator indenting I&#8217;ve always indented ternary operator (?:) statements like so in languages that support them: int fooCount = (isSeven) ? 7 : int.MaxValue; I&#8217;ve never seen anyone else do it this way , but no one has complained about my style to my knowledge. If anyone has a strong opinion on the [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400 Just A Programmer: Cassini is now on github. This weekend I created a github repository for Cassini, the small, single executable, Ms-PL web server which Microsoft released for developers. This was motivated by my SVG experiments, because Cassini does not serve svg files with the proper content type. I coded a simple workaround to set the mime type and wanted to give it back [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400 Just A Programmer: Adventures with SVG (a lessons learned post) Go into the open dessert. Draw a circle around you. All that is inside the circle represents your knowledge. All that is outside the circle represents that which you do not know. The line represents that which you know you do not know. What happens as you make the circle bigger? &#8211; Unknown I don&#8217;t remember where [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400 Just A Programmer: jquery.collapsiblePanel: A collapsable panel plugin for jQuery I&#8217;m pleased to announce my first open source jquery plugin, collapsiblePanel. Basically, this plugin surrounds a given html element with a box and places a title bar on top. Clicking on the title bar will toggle between expanding and collapsing the element. My main motivation for creating this plugin is to for the tangential lessons I [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400 Just A Programmer: Using the registry to resolve Visual Studio reference paths. Note: To skip the long journey of what lead me to figuring this out, click here to go to the howto. Recently I was asked to look at a fiddler plugin Stan, the founder of this blog, was developing. He gave me a SVN path and asked me to build it and test it. So I checked [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400 Just A Programmer: What three things got me here. Paul Randal wrote a What three events brought you here article on his blog and asked some others in the SQL server community to do the same. I of course was not on that list. However, no one ever invited me to blog about anything before so why should I be shy now. I have decided [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400 Just A Programmer: Trouble building PHP on Windows Update: It seems that the facts presented to me in the initial bug report are not correct. I will be revising this article after the facts are settled. For now read the comments. It all started with a simple bug encountered while trying to get PHP and WCF to play nice. Before you know it I [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400 Just A Programmer: Yes your software needs an installer. Some people have a love-hate releationship with certain pieces of software. Others, a love to hate relationship. My releationship with Eclipse is more of a respect-hate relationship. Perhaps I make that categorization, because I cannot admit a more purer dichotomy of love-hate, I&#8217;ve often described eclipse as being put together by a hippie commune of developers. [...] Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:01:29 -0400