Ahh, Vegas, I just can’t get enough of that place!
Is your name William? Do you normally write mails with the subject “Re: hi”? Are your mails usually 11,304 characters in length? Guess what, you’re a spammer! I present to you, an article containing a textual analysis of about 15,000 spam mails.
During a recent plugin based project that I worked upon, I had to dynamically load assemblies and instantiate objects from those assemblies. Usually that’d require a lot of typecasting and nasty code, but thanks to generics we can make it a lot smoother.
You probably already know of the short link services that are around, www.makeashorterlink.com for instance. While the idea behind these sites are indeed good, I personally find it quite cumbersome to actually create the short links when I’m typing a forum post somewhere. In this post I’ll give an example of a short link system that enables one to easily create short links while typing in Internet Explorer, using an Internet Explorer addon that conveniently places itself in the context menu whenever we right click on some text and a .NET webservice that handles the short link functionality.
Update: As noted in the comments, this method does not actually round, it truncates the datetime value.
Upgrading to IIS 7 should be rather transparent, unfortunately that is not the case when it comes to URL rewriting as we knew it from IIS 6. In IIS 6 all we had to do was to add a wildcard mapping making sure that all requests went through the ASPNET ISAPI process. After this was done, one could create a global.asax file that would either pass requests directly through or rewrite the URL based on an internal algorithm.
In an effort to get my HTC TyTN Windows Mobile 5 based PDA to synchronize with my Vista system, I downloaded the newest release of ActiveSync (4.2). This is what happens when you try to install ActiveSync on Vista:
Ok, so I’d promised myself that I would at least give it a month before I’d install Vista on my desktop computer as I simply will not be able to cope with having major problems here. For work purposes I simply have to have a functional desktop computer.
Ever since IE7 came out developers have had the problem of whether they should upgrade or not. If they chose to upgrade, they wouldn’t be able to test their sites in IE6 any longer as installing IE7 would uninstall IE6. There are 3rd party hacks that allow both versions to be installed at the same time, but they will not simulate a true IE6 / IE7 environment.
It seems Logitech has some pretty functional SetPoint drivers out for Vista already (SetPoint is the all-purpose driver software for all their keyboards and mice).
I am now officially running Vista! Although I have been somewhat skeptical about Vista so far, I must admit that my first impression of Vista is quite positive.
As a developer I strive to increase my productivity. In contrast to most people I know, I’m able to multitask at an unusual level. I often sit at my desktop, working on several projects at the same time (literally), I may also watch multiple movies/tv-series at the same time and so forth.
As a programmer we strive to make our everyday lives easier. The very engine behind all innovation is lazyness, after all, if it weren’t for us being lazy, why would we use - and by that, have a need - for things like automobiles, computers and so forth?
A picture says more than a 10^3 words (it hang at my hotel in Barcelona during TechEd):
During the last couple of weeks, I have been giving lectures on the subject of .NET code protection at some of the danish universities.
When you write your code, compile it, and distribute the exe/dll’s, is your source safe? We’re not talking about protection against buffer overruns, SQL injection and various other code hacking techniques, we’re talking protection of the source code itself, protection of intellectual properties.
Today we wanted to try a buffet, not something I’ve done a lot of over here (except the Aladdin buffet which wasn’t really that good). Me and three others went to the Wynn, a rather new and very grand hotel to test their buffet. Compared to the Aladdin this one was far superior. Only downside is that their speciality was seafood, which isn’t exactly my kinda thing. Anyways, it was great food and a great scenery!
Today there was to be no gambling… A day I never thought was possible. After I got up at around 5 PM I went with Morten to the Hooters hotel & casino to dine and look around. The Hooters girls are in a class of their own, they’re much nicer than most of the Spearmint girls, I simply have to stay at this hotel at some point!
The last $1500 NLHE event was starting at 10 AM, so I really had to get up early. Though I’d never be able to do so at home, I actually managed to get up at 8 AM and get to the Rio at 9 AM. When I registered I was told that the tournament wasn’t starting until 11 AM though - it seems I messed up in the dates, the last $1500 event was actually tomorrow, not today.
Today was the second last $1500 NLHE event of this years WSOP. I went to bed at 8 PM the night before and slept all the way until 9 AM so I couldn’t blame my performance on lack of sleep today - unfortunately.
I got back home from Spearmint at around 7:30 AM, pretty wasted to say the least. I know from experience that setting my alarm clock on my cell phone won’t help as I’ll just keep sleeping if I don’t have a life threatening reason to get out of bed, so I’d just sleep until I woke up.
At last I got a good nights sleep before the big day, day three of the 2006 WSOP Main Event!
Today was a weird day. Yesterday was the day that the WSOP Day 2B was played. Since we (me and Rune - the only two left in the WSOP ME from the camp) both played on 2A, we had the day off. Today is the official WSOP ME break day before we start on the 5 day marathon beginning from tomorrow, friday, day 3.
Today I got up relatively early at about 1 PM. Before I knew of it, it had somehow become 7 PM, and several of us were starting to become quite hungry. We weren’t really in the mood for the usual fast food, and neither of use were turned on by the local sushi bar. Instead we went a couple hundred meters down Eastern Avenue to a local placed called ‘The T-Bird’. The scenery was a classical 60’s highway truckerstop place. It was kinda sad as it really looked like it was stuck in the 60’s.
I made it!
… happened today. I got up early (around 2 PM) as I really needed to be able to go to bed early tonight. Tomorrow is the second day of the WSOP Main Event tournament. They’re expected the day to last around 15 hours like the first day, so I will need to be well rested, unlike on day one.
I got up at my usual time today, around 6 PM. We were headed to Ballys to get drunk and maybe play some drunk poker. We got a seat in their 1/2 NL game pretty quickly.
Today was the big day. Today was the day that I was going to play the WSOP 2006 Main Event with a $10k buy in!
When I went to bed yesterday (after the Main Event) at around 7 AM, I didn’t think of setting my clock. I mean, I didn’t have to get up before around 5-6 PM, I’d be long awake before that.
After Santana I went to Rio with Abuello to see if we could get an update on how Mika (Miwala) was doing in the Main Event, and Danes in general. While we didn’t find Mika (later on I found out he busted earlier on to a nasty rivered flush vs. rivered full house hand), I did meet Hostrup (Carl) waiting for cash game entry. I signed up for the $2/5 NL game also.
So today I got up a bit earlier, at around 4 PM. At about 9 PM I took a cab into the Rio together with a couple of the other guys to pick up my Main Event registration, this time there were no problems, thank god.
So tonight I woke up at 7:30 PM for some reason. I have no idea how I could sleep that late, I mean, it wasn’t more than like 6:30 AM when I got back from the Rio last night. But whatever, it was great to get some sleep. At around 10 PM we went to the Pokerteam DK party at their house on the other side of the strip. Great party, lots of danish poker players, cool to have a danish gathering. Norsemen were holding their own party in a house right next to us. It was also cool to put faces on guys like bad_ip and zweig, they were much younger / teenageish than I’d imagined.
So I finally arrived at Vegas!
So I finally got into my first ever real poker cash game at a casino. My main game is without doubt tournaments, I rarely play cash games as I don’t think they’re nearly as interesting, also I’m far worse at cash games than at tournaments. When I do get into cash games online, I usually play the NL25 games at Party, I’ve had lots of problems beating even NL50/100.
So today we decided to take a trip to the Grand Canyon just outside Las Vegas. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon once before on an earlier trip when I was seven, but honestly I couldn’t remember it that well besides it being hot as hell and, well, grand.