# Friday, April 23, 2004

A new version of my favorite IM client has seen the light: MSN Messenger 6.2. Which apparently is a minor update with some small tweaks and a new toolbar for the browser. Now what is up with bundling toolbars with the IM client? IMO these things aren't related at all but on the other hand this is what MS does.

I wonder how long it will be before EU fines MS and makes them take out the IE bar :)

Anyway, you can get this new version at Messenger site and you can also read all about what is new in this version. For you lazy people who just want the goods right away here is a direct download link.

posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 10:48:14 PM (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Ever wondered how to enumerate an enum? Well I did yesterday when I needed it to list the installed fonts on a system. It's actually very simple once you know how to :)

For Each s As String In [Enum].GetNames(GetType(System.Drawing.KnownColor))

colorDropDownList.Items.Add(New ListItem(s, s))

Next s


UPDATE: Found an article on Codeproject.com which describes even more tricks with enum. Go have a read.

posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 9:03:56 AM (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, April 21, 2004

So the server needed another boot, back at it again :)

Just read this post on Neopoleon.com about a book called Coding Slave which you can buy at CodingSlave.com. It actually sounds like a pretty good book which was discussed on a previous .NET Rocks! Show (you absolutely *have* to listen to this show) where some pretty interesting conversation came up, not about technology in particular, more like a philosofical discussion about the biz, the people, and where it's all heading.

Anyways, I wanted to buy the book but CodingSlave.com doesn't seem to ship internationaly and Amazon doesn't have it (!?). So I shot a mail off the Bob Reselman an e-mail which I got this reply to:

Hi Søren:

Yes, I do ship to Europe.

The way that I do it is:

1. The reader sends me his/her address.

2. I figure out the freight cost via United States Post Office.

3. I respond to the reader with a total amount of book and postage.

4. The reader sends me, via email, a credit card number with expiration

date, exact name and address, etc.

5. I enter the card manually to my bank on this end in US Dollars.

6. Once the card is authorized for the total amount, I pack up the order,

run down Venice Blvd here in sunny Los Angeles to the Post Office.

7. I mail the package.

8. I destroy the credit card information.

Please let me know if you would like a book.

I hope to hear from you.

Thanks for writing,

Bob Reselman

So there you have no reason to not go and buy this book right now :) I am thinking that I will order my copy tonight. Anyone else from Denmark interested in the book? Maybe we could be really cheap and share the freight cost :D

posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 5:42:26 PM (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback

Why is it that work never fall in neat little packages? I have been sitting idle for a couple of weeks and now things are picking up which is great but why oh why do projects always fall on top of each other?

It seems that when one project is set to go another one lands in my laps immediately after :) Not complaining though, but there seems to be an eerie pattern underneath there somewhere :D

Am I the only one why experiences these peeks?!

Oh, my server is ready to go, gotta get some code done... Cheers!

posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 5:30:49 PM (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, April 17, 2004

Blog on line ... STOP! ... Have no idea what to write ... STOP! ... Will be back later with intriguing content ... STOP! ...

posted on Saturday, April 17, 2004 3:22:16 PM (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback