# Thursday, 18 August 2005

Looks like the Danish price for Xbox 360 will be DKK 3199,– for a kit including all the goodies. A core system will bleed you for DKK 2399,-. I do believe I know what I want to give myself for Christmas

IMO the pricing of the system is extremely competitive. Can’t wait to see how the Media Center integration works out.

posted on Thursday, 18 August 2005 14:05:17 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [3] Trackback

Yottabytes are cool, cannot wait until the day we use the term all the time. Todays Daily WTF made me smile http://thedailywtf.com/forums/41025/ShowPost.aspx.

posted on Thursday, 18 August 2005 13:54:09 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, 20 July 2005

The long awaited EAP for Resharper 2.0 with support for both Visual Studio .NET 2005 and more importantly Visual Studio 2005 has finally started. The download weights in at 16 MB, quite a bit larger than the 1.x release. More to follow when I’ve gotten the sucker installed and taken for a spin.

The one thing which has been keeping me from really diving into .NET 2.0 was the lack of Resharper for VS 2005 so naturally I’m psyched about this release

Go download it.

posted on Wednesday, 20 July 2005 09:07:45 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 01 July 2005

I’m very exited to learn that Microsoft is launching a project code named Atlas which aims to provide an AJAX implementation for ASP.NET 2.0. Scott Guthrie, program manager for IIS and ASP.NET, has some details in his post entitled Atlas Project where states that we will have tech preview as soon as the PDC in September.

posted on Friday, 01 July 2005 14:27:22 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 23 June 2005

Looks like my blog has just been through a field test of comment spam using the Comment API. Thanks to the recent attention to the Comment API on various blogs it looks like the spammers have gotten wind of the technique.

I’ve turned off the Comment API for now, I’m guessing that it won’t come back until we see some form a user authentication on DasBlog.

posted on Thursday, 23 June 2005 14:23:09 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [2] Trackback
# Monday, 20 June 2005

According to Jetbrains’ Chief Scientist and Vice President of Product Development, Valentin Kipiatkov, we can expect to see an EAP version of Resharper 2.0 soon. He states that a probable time of release will be in two weeks time. Resharper 2.0 is of course the version which we’ve all been waiting for; primarily for the added support for Visual Studio 2005 which is also yet to be released.

Valentin Kipiatkov, “My best guess is in 2 weeks.”.

posted on Monday, 20 June 2005 20:02:53 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Friday, 17 June 2005

I needed a way to sort dynamically in a Reporting Services report today. Google was kind enough to provide me with a sample which did exactly that on GotDotNet. Head on over to the Dynamic Sorting Sample.

Also I found a pretty interesting set of links pertaining to Reporting Services during my search. Go have a look at those at Reporting Services - Links on Ohad's WebLog.

posted on Friday, 17 June 2005 09:21:23 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [2] Trackback
# Thursday, 09 June 2005

AJAX support will only be limited in the coming version of ASP.NET 2.0. Some controls will support refreshes using this method but it is implemented on control level and as such it’s not something you can get your hands on yourself in a easy manner. So it won’t make it this time around but you can go vote for it on the MSDN page for ASP.NET 2.0.

I already cast my vote, you should too.

posted on Thursday, 09 June 2005 14:58:19 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 07 June 2005

SveasoftLogoI’ve been fiddling with QoS on my Linksys WRT54GS routers for some time now but I could never get it just right. Now that I know how I thought I’d share it with the world. Setup of QoS really isn’t that difficult; what got me was the lack of information available on the subject.

Please note that the instructions are made with routers running the latest Talisman firmware from Sveasoft (payware). UI may vary from firmware to firmware. You can download the latest Alchemy firmware from Sveasoft for free if you don’t want to pay for Talisman. Only flash your router with a custom firmware if you are relatively confident in what you’re doing; if anything goes wrong you will kill your router off.

First point is only relevant if you’re running a WDS setup with multiple routers interconnected. If you don’t know what WDS is chances are that you aren’t running such a setup. You only need to setup QoS on the router connected directly to the internet. On a related note this is also true for port forwarding and triggering.

Secondly you need to find the actual speed of your internet connection. Often times the actual speed of your connection will be lower than what your ISP claims it is. For QoS to work it needs to know the maximum up-/downstream speed. Naturally if these values are set too high the QoS will think that there’s no congestion on your network which makes QoS a moot point. Now to find you connection speed goto the Speed Tests page at DSLReports and find a site close to you. I had a lot of luck with TPTest from IT– og Telestyrelsen (it’s in Danish, sorry about that).

  • Open up the administrative pages on your router and go to the Applications & Gaming tab. From there you go to QoS.
  • Make sure that the radio button is set to Enable.
  • Port set to WAN
  • Input the values you found on the Speedtests pages in “downlink kbps” and “uplink kbps” . For my 2048/512 kbps line I put in 1800 downlink and  400 uplink (a little lower than that I got from the speedtest just to make sure).
  • Lastly you need to assign services priorities. I’ve got Skype, HTTP, HTTPS, and Quicktime set to premium and Bittorrent, eDonkey, and FTP set to bulk.

As you can see it’s pretty straightforward to setup QoS but the effect when configured correctly is profound. Having setup QoS I’m now able to have all kinds of downloads running while still being able to surf and watch streaming content unaffected. This feature alone makes the Linksys router worth it’s own weight in gold


posted on Tuesday, 07 June 2005 21:35:47 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
Martin Fowler puts in his two cents on the static vs. dynamic debate. He makes some good points for both sides, and I couldn’t agree more with his statements about Basic kinda reminds me of the trails and tribulations I continue to have with VB6.
posted on Tuesday, 07 June 2005 12:12:02 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [3] Trackback