Thursday, December 25, 2003

Well, tomorrow is the big trip. We are going to Skull Valley, AZ. I am really looking forward to the trip. This will be the first road trip with the new car. I am looking forward to seeing my Wife get to interact with her siblings. It is always interesting to see how people are with their family. I like her family alot, they are good people.

It is going to be a 6.4 hour trip. That will be interesting being that we are going to have the little boy with us. A three year old on a 6.4 hour road trip should be interesting. I believe the math goes 3X6.4hours = how long the trip feels. I am happy to go all the same.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

This is my post from the train. after tomorrow there won't be any updates to the xml/rss version of my blog. I will do those updates when I get back in town. From friday 26th till tuesday 30th, I will be updating my blog from my iPaq. Hopefully my Sprint wireless modem works in Arizona.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Today was good. I got through two chapters of my book on UML. It is really well laid out. It makes UML almost easy to understand. I want to get UML and the software analysis and documentation side of things complete down. That way I can avoid costly design mistakes.

I worked on my new project in C#. It went well. I had some help, Ed rocked, he must of been sick of me IMing him with questions but he answered them all. So C# is now part of my language set. Actually it is a really good step away from VB. It's more flexible because it doesn't hide things away from you. However on the flipside of that things there were just there like. VB.NETServer.MapPath(strName) Is not that simple in C#. Now you have to make sure that you are calling in the "System.Web" Namespace and then get the Server.MapPath from the HttpContext. using System.Web; ....HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath(); Well since I hate writing the same code twice. I created a utility class and a function called getPath. using System.Web; public class WebUtil { public WebUtil() { } public string getPath(string strName) { string strPath; strPath = HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath(strName); return (strPath); } }

Monday, December 22, 2003

Today seems to be one of those days. I mean don't get me wrong nothing bad has happen'd. It was just one of those days.

Well today, I am working on improving my skills. I got a book on UML and am going to work at modeling software before I ever start coding it. In the long run I know that it is going to so save me time. It is just hard to change the habits of programmers. I have also started to use C# instead of VB.NET. I know that at there root level of the CLR they are the same, but it just seems to be like C# is more flexible. So on the same project and I am going to use and learn UML and C#. Easy right? And if course I was writing PHP this weekend for my friends site. Then they have the nerve to make funny of me at work when I can't seem to speak english.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Well, have to do some adult things today. Take the car in to get serviced, get ready for work tomorrow. The weekends just fly by.

Yesterday, got to see Return of the King for the second time. I loved it as much as the first. Though I have to say, the next person I hear muse, "I wonder if there is going to be a Lord of the Rings 4" is going to get it. I don't mind little kids saying that but when adults or even teenagers say it , it drives me mad. The three books are in every library. Are we as a society so unread now.

I went with my brother and sister. It was great to spend some time with them.

Next weekend we are going to Airzona, we are going to spend some time with my Wife's family. That is going to be nice, there are still some of her siblings I haven't met. It will be a good thing.

I expect work to be a ghost town tomorrow. Most everyone is going to be on vacation. Who knows, maybe I will be able to get some work done.