Saturday, January 10, 2004

It was a good Saturday. Battled the fierce bathroom drain monster and was victories. (With Dad's help of course) Spend some time with my Beautiful Wife. And had dinner with Mom and Dad while watching the Dakar Rally. All in all I would say it was a good day. The quote of the day came from Dad. <quote source="Dad">It being cobbled together doesn't bother me</quote> We were talking about the exhaust pipe on my sisters custom quad.

Tomorrow morning I have to go into work. Need to rework something on the intranet web server. And since Sunday is the only day where there aren't people in the building working, it becomes the day for doing server maintenance. Which is okay, I guess. In a way as a developer it is really nice when something you write becomes so useful and needed that it because mission critical and can't be brought down during business hours. However the flipside to that is, you have to administer updates and changes either late or night or on the weekends.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Well, as you can see, I changed the look and feel a little bit. I wanted something that looked like my digital scrapbook or journal. The grey was very techie and all but, I don't know, it needed a change. I also added some other stuff tonight, like my name, a picture of myself and last but certainly not least, comments. The comments aren't beautiful but they work, and I think it is a good thing to have. Okay, about the other stuff. Why, did I put my name and picture on something that started out fairly anonymously?

It all started when My Wife and I where taking the DigitalIQ test. One of the questions are do you do a google search on people you meet? And so I did a goggle search on my name. The first through forth results were a guy in the UK that is an Ethnomethodologist. Now I thought about this, and it kind of bugged me. I mean, I am sure that Russell Kelly in the UK is a very nice guy, but I have been working Internet/New Media since 1997. I've been a Web Developer since 1999.You would of thought that my name would of brought up something, right? Nope, not at all. So I decided, it was time that I made it on to google too!

I am now a Sr. Web Developer, have been for almost a year. I am proud of my work, and always try to share my knowledge with others I work with. I think I want to start sharing it with others in the industry as well.

I was looking some pictures of my family tonight. It is interesting the amount of pride and love that can fill your heart just by seeing images on a computer screen. Makes the darn things almost worth having around. You know, when they don't crash.
So I am hammering out the C# project. I am having some issue with Session State not staying active. However got through my issue with using COM objects in a ASP.NET projects. I found this article helpful. Using a COM object in C# or VB.NET. You see, I need to use the ASPUpload COM object for the project to save time and have a user interface that my users know.
My code ended up looking something like this: using System.Reflection; using ASPUPLOADLib; namespace myproject public class myproject : System.Web.UI.Page { private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e) { string strPath = ""; strPath = myproject.getPath("test"); ASPUPLOADLib.IUploadManager objUpload; objUpload = (ASPUPLOADLib.IUploadManager)Server.CreateObject("Persits.Upload"); int Count = objUpload.Save(strPath, Missing.Value, Missing.Value); lblLoad.Text = "Success. " + Count + " file(s) uploaded to " + strPath + "."; } }

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Well, its thursday again, and of course I still have a weeks worth of work to get done before the end of the week. So what am I doing about it, watching the MacWorld 2004 keynote address. My technolust is growing by leaps and bounds. If project Mono was just a little further along, I would be able to switch to a Mac. But my Sony laptop still does pretty well. It's just not a Mac.

My C# project is going well, I am currently stuck on how to use COM Object inside of ASP.NET. I am so use to the classic ASP. But I am sure with a couple of google searches and it will be figured out. Then I will move on to something else to be stuck on.

I finally got most of the ADO.NET connections through C# figured out. It's just not that bad, especially since, I try to only use Stored Procedures. I am sure that there are those out there that say that inline sql is the way, to go, but I just don't feel it is very secure. Especially since SQL injection attacks are so easy.

I got to talk with my Dad today. That was really nice. I am so glad that we have a good relationship and that we get to talk. We used to work together everyday and I miss that very much. Yeah, Yeah, I know, am imagine that, a son that liked working with his Dad. Don't here that too often do you. But being a grown-up means moving on. Taking the more corporate jobs and if you can manage it even getting a job with benefits.(imagine that, huh?)

Being a grownup isn't like the brochure we saw in school. Remember? We would be able to get a job and spend our money on whatever we want and go wherever we wanted. We would have cool cars and a cool apartment with neon everything. Now I know, that my money is spent on whatever a three year olds and I get to go wherever a three year wants to go. The interesting thing about it is, I don't think I would have it any other way.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

iPod minis are now here!

Need a G5 server? G5 Xserve

Apple makes all the cool stuff!
Okay, so here are two new items to add to my wishlist.
I am starting to feel better. I went to the doctor today, and he gave me cough syrup with codine and same antibotic they use to treat anthrax. So I am fairly sure I will be on the mend. Went into work after the doctor's visit. Had things that had to be turned in today. It was good to see everyone.

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Wow, am so Dizzy today. Can't hardly sit upright in the chair. Hopefully the medicine My Wife gave me will make it better in a bit.