Posts of year 2006
When debugging large projects in Visual Studio, I’ve sometimes noticed that the IDE has suddenly inserted breakpoints at random places in the code. This can be largely confusing, since they does not appear in the list of breakpoints and won’t go away by a simple “clear bookmarks” command. There are several causes and solutions to this issue. Some are common sense while others border on the edge of voodoo.
Recently the CSS Naked Day was held on the net. A lot of sites in the blogosphere were intentionally stripped of their style clothes, revealing the markup behind it. But I still hear a lot of people in the business who haven’t grasped one of the most fundamental aspects of modern web design: separating structure and presentation.
Even though nature is beautiful, very few things inspire me more than large cities, sprawling with buildings in all directions. I love to walk along the streets, synchronize my heartbeat with the city’s unique pulse and feel its energy while immersed by the creative chaos of mankind.
Like it or not, but most people who develop websites using Microsoft technologies will suffer from the benefits and pitfalls of Vista and IE7. Since the avalanche is unavoidable, it’s better to getting used to the idea and learn more of what’s behind the corner.
I just got home from a day filled of Microsoft information. There were sessions on three parts of WinFX: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF, formerly codenamed Avalon), Windows Communications Foundation (WCF, codenamed Indigo) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF). Even though all of them are interesting, my focus lies on Avalon.
Today, the SXSW conference is wrapping up and the crowds are leaving the Austin sun. For those of you who doesn’t have the time, need or greed to read hundreds of reports and presentations, I have selected a few of them for your bedtime reading.
Even though I rarely listen to Depeche Mode these days, they’ve meant a great deal to me for over 20 years. My first experience of Depeche Mode was the vinyl records of “Speak & Spell” and “Construction Time Again” in the early eighties. After the somewhat disappointing Exciter album they returned four years later with an album last autumn.