Goodbye VNC, Hello Synergy

For over 10 years, I've been using VNC and Win2VNC/X2VNC to control 2 computers with one keyboard and mouse. Today, I stopped using this setup.The problem started for me at SDRC when I had an HP-UX box and a WinNT box on my tiny little desk (cubette I think is... [Read More]

Cell Phone Plans - Rant

A little over a year ago, my wife and I switched from Cincinnati Bell Wireless to T-Mobile. This got us both new phones, which was a nice perk, but the coverage was a lateral move. I actually get more dropped calls and dead spots with T-Mobile than I did with... [Read More]

VB.NET Background Compiler

Just a quick post here... why is it that VS.NET (any version) forces VB.NET to do a background compile as you type your code, and there's no way to turn it off?Those of us working in large solutions are frustrated by this... VS.NET: Let me tell you when to compile!... [Read More]

Google Calendar!

Wow. It isn't often that my jaw literally drops when checking out a new piece of software... I think the last time that happened was when I first saw Google Maps. Well, it just happened again with Google Calendar.Man, these folks know how to write software! If you haven't seen... [Read More]

Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects

Okay, I'm pumped. Scott Guthrie posted a blog entry about a new VS 2005 Add-On for Web Application Projects. In short, this add-on will allow you to create ASP.NET 2.0 web applications that compile and run in the way that ASP.NET 1.x web applications did.Your web project will have a... [Read More]