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Monthly Archives: March 2008

XP 64, IIS 6 and ASP.NET

My current dev machine is running XP 64, which is a first for me. In the default setup IIS was not installed, so I went through Add/Remove Programs and installed it, which gave me IIS 6. This in turn has … Continue reading

March 19, 2008 .net , ,

Sharing code between Silverlight and .NET

Currently, a Silverlight Class Library cannot be loaded by the server side project and vice versa. This despite there being very close parity in the BCL on either side. Now, I agree that sharing actual business logic between client and … Continue reading

March 12, 2008 .net ,

Epoch DateTime conversion Extension Methods

Interop with unix often requires dealing with Epoch or Unix time, or the number of seconds since January 1st, 1970 UTC. And if you throw java in the mix, then epoch becomes milliseconds, since they define System.currentTimeMillis() as the number … Continue reading

March 8, 2008 .net , , ,


I used to run x2vnc and win2vnc back in the MP3 days to let me control my Windows and linux boxen. Later I used the same setup with my old MacBook 15″ and a Linux box. The other day, my … Continue reading

March 5, 2008 geek

VS2k5 & WPF

After having tried a bunch of different iterations to get the WPF tools installed for VS2k5, here’s what finally worked” Install .NET 3.0 Install Visual Studio Tools for WCF/WPF And only then install .NET 3.0 SP1 Talk about annoying dependencies.

March 3, 2008 .net