My anti-anti-virus advice

In the past couple of months, Kelly has had 2 aunts report that their computers had died.  In the first instance, the aunt had just installed Norton 360; in the second instance, the aunt had just installed the latest version of McAfee. The Norton 360 victim couldn't boot Windows at... [Read More]

Custom Controls Everywhere and ASP.NET MVC, part 2

This is part 2 of a 4-part series discussing a concept that I've long called "Custom Controls Everywhere" and how ASP.NET MVC affects it.  In part 1, we went through a discussion of how ASP.NET MVC took away the capability to use Custom Controls Everywhere.  But in this article, we'll... [Read More]

Custom Controls Everywhere and ASP.NET MVC, part 1

This is part 1 of a 4-part series discussing a concept that I've long called "Custom Controls Everywhere" and how ASP.NET MVC affects it.  This article will explain why I advocate the pattern and how ASP.NET MVC takes the capability away. What does Custom Controls Everywhere mean? When I start... [Read More]

Still no go... back to 3GB RAM

After installing Vista Service Pack 1 things seemed to be running pretty well.  Both ATI cards were functioning and looking good.  But after a couple hours of use, system performance degraded, especially relating to video.  Then the ATI drivers crashed and restarted successfully, just like the nVidia drivers did. So,... [Read More]