Stuck in Frankfurt 

Do you believe that it can take 12 hours to get from Ljubljana to Cambridge, UK?

I didn't.

It took me around 12 hours and a half. But considering that I only had  (2) flights, that combined do not take more that 3 hours, I was emotionaly destabilized.

Now I'm on my crusade back home.

I left Cambridge at noon. It's 10h22 PM and I'm in a small subfrankfurter town called Mainz sitting in Atrium Hotel Mainz. The place is nice, but it's also a EUR 2.98 / hour internet joint.

My flight back from London Heathrow got delayed. That's why I missed my Frankfurt-Ljubljana flight and had to stay the night in Frankfurt. So now, if I calculate, it took me almost 12 hours to get from Cambridge to Frankfurt, but the crusade back home will eventually be more than 24 hours long.

Leaving tomorrow at noon, again.

Categories:  Personal
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:26:09 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

 New ATI Vista 5308 Drivers 

Running Windows Vista? Build 5308 (February 2006 CTP)? Got ATI?

Download this.

Categories:  Windows Vista
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:12:10 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

 WWF on x64 Platform 

If you are running WWF (Windows Workflow Foundation, part of WinFX) on a x64 box, and have problems debugging workflows, stop.

It's currently not supported. It should, but does not work yet. This should be fixed already, but it's not. And it will probably get fixed in the next CTP drop.

There is a workaround though:

  1. Enter Configuration Manager (Build/Configuration Manager)
  2. Select the active solution platform drop down, select New...
  3. Select x86 platform
  4. Hit OK and try debugging again

This will make sure that you are running your solution debugging under x86 mode and thus allow you to set breakpoints and debug your code.

Categories:  .NET 3.0 - General | .NET 3.0 - WF
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:09:15 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

 Joel Spolsky Discussion on Frameworks 

This has to be one of the best written analogies between current framework use cases ever.

We indeed are in a state of using ANYTHING that can make our developer lives easier, no matter what the consequences are. An often times, consequences manifest themselves in increased costs, time-to-ship prolongation, complexity and speed.

Go read it. It's worth way more than the time spent.

Categories:  Other | Work
Thursday, March 09, 2006 12:54:08 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

 Regarding Origami 

Well, as more news bubbles up, there's a couple of things the 'Origami consortium' should do:

  • It should pull a Steve Jobs on Origami: "... and it's available today for $X99."
  • It should NOT discuss the follow-up models. I just do not want to know that in 6 months a better Origami will surface. One with a keyboard and 12 hour uptime, for example.
  • It should make sure that the Xbox 360 launch does not replay itself in terms of market congestion.

Tommorow at 9-12AM GMT a new Origami video will be available on Channel 9. I'm watching that space.

Categories:  Other | Personal
Wednesday, March 08, 2006 7:50:39 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

 WCF February 2006 Intellisense Schema 

Juval Lowy, a fellow RD, posted a complete and compatibile Visual Studio 2005 schema for February 2006 CTP of Indigo (WCF).

Download here.

Copy it to Visual Studio Schema directory: c:\program files\microsoft visual studio 8\xml\schemas.

I wonder how he did it.

Categories:  .NET 3.0 - WCF
Wednesday, March 08, 2006 7:05:05 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

 Origami Mistery 

After several weeks of me following the Origami story, I'm now really dazzled.

Tried everything to find more details. RD/MVP channel is numb. The web is full of speculation. Nobody knows the details - it's being kept as a real secret.

Now, if Scoble says it's good, one has to concur. I'm so jazzed up, I'm thinking of buying one even if it sucks cat's eyeballs.

Is just can't suck that bad. It has to be something worth spending money on. I'm seeing it in person in Hannover, later this week.

Categories:  Personal
Monday, March 06, 2006 8:38:29 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

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