Friday, December 17, 2004

Bowl Record Update

So for I'm 1 for 1 with the Souther Miss win over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl. Now I'll just have to wait until the 21st.

Thursday, December 02, 2004


I found a great open-source library for interacting with Atom-capable blog sites like Blogger. This is MUCH more effective than the half-baked WSDL posted on the AtomEnabled site. There are also some helpful examples on the project site. Here's the VB.NET example of connecting to a blog through a proxy server translated to C#:

HttpWebRequest blogWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create("");
WebProxy proxy = new WebProxy("", 8080);
blogWebRequest.Proxy = proxy;

   StreamReader responseStream = new StreamReader(

   myBlogFeed = Atom.Core.AtomFeed.Load(responseStream);
catch (System.Net.WebException webExc)
   MessageBox.Show(webExc.Message, "Web Exception");

I also played with the WebProxy.GetDefaultProxy() method to grab settings from IE, but wasn't able to get it working. I'm thinking it may be because the GetDefaultProxy() method will only get "nondynamic proxy settings" and at work we use a configuration script to set proxy. Oh, well. I'm going to continue tinkering with this library and see if I can actually post a new entry to my blog.

- Tony

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Speaking of "stupid, fat, white men"...

Michael Moore tops list of "Frigid 50", on a website that ranks "the polar opposite of the hottest celebrities: these are the least powerful, least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in Hollywood."

Check it out

- Tony

Monday, November 22, 2004

Avalon and WinFX

Microsoft has just released Avalon and WinFX CTP's on MSDN (subscribers only). They will run on XP Pro SP2 and Server 2003. I can't wait to give these bad-boys a try. If you want to build applications for Avalon using Visual Studio 2005, you have to install in the following order:

1. Visual Studio 2005
2. Avalon
3. WinFX SDK

- Tony

Tuesday, October 26, 2004


Just a quick highlights list of posts on my old blog:

This week's (10/21) sign that I live in a Dilbert Comic (updated: 10/21/2004)

The joys of office moves...

Getting political/religious (updated: 10/20/2004)

The gloves come off...

The future of the Windows Command Shell (updated: 10/20/2004)

Channel9 Monad videos...

This week's sign that I live in a Dilbert Comic (updated: 10/5/2004)

Layoffs, reorgs, rehires...

Form Factors Galore!!! (updated: 7/2/2004)

I love toys...

While the wife is away... (updated: 6/28/2004)

...the engineer will play. Weekend projects...

Determining whether your 32-bit application is running on a 32- or 64-bit OS (updated: 6/24/2004)

Playing with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition...

Translating the driver version returned by SetupDiEnumDriverInfo (updated: 5/24/2004)

To busy to blog (after WinHEC 04)...

Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) Clarifications (updated: 4/15/2004)

Commiting EWF in Windows XP Embedded...

Offline Reg Edits (updated: 3/24/2004)

Editing non-loaded Registry hives...

Personality of Innovation (updated: 3/18/2004)

Myers-Brings article in FastCompany

DevDays 2004 - Houston (updated: 3/15/2004)

Summary of DevDays, all-in-all a dissapointment...

Microsoft Software (updated: 2/19/2004)

I love toys...

If all else the instructions (updated: 2/16/2004)

Read the title...

Development Using EWF (updated: 2/16/2004)

The Enhanced Write Filter ...