DAVID STARR

A software blog

24 Apr
2004

1994 Northland Camper For Sale

I continue to purge my belongings and here is the next item to go. Our 1994 Northland Camper. 4 kids under 7 years old in this space during a rain storm is too much to bear. We re moving to a trailer or something. About the Camper 1994 Northland Polar Loaded, this was their top […]

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24 Apr
2004

.Text Updates?

I really have appreciated and liked as a blogging engine, but I am increasingly afraid that I am either going to have to rip into this code or look elsewhere for an engine. While I appreciate Scott’s contribution to the community, the guy is busy, and that has obviously pushed this little side project out […]

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22 Apr
2004

TDD Justifies Itself

Although I was not a quick convert to TDD, I think I was just won over. I am currently writing a custom task for nAnt and am using TDD practices while doing so, running tests and refactoring , etc. Here’s the meat. I have been playing with an algorithm for incrementing build numbers in my […]

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22 Apr
2004

System.Version

Can anyone tell me why this class is A) sealed or B) not a struct? I had to write a horribly goofy wrapper class over the top of System.Version because I couldn’t derive from it. While we are at it, why are the member properties read only? This class provides basically no functionality other than operator overladed […]

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18 Apr
2004

Using Virtual Machines

I know I am a bit late to the game on this subject, but our team has begun making extensive use of MS Virtual PC for development environments. This is a new world! I love having a baseline image and working from there for individual projects. We recently purchased some portable USB hard drives for […]

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15 Apr
2004

VSS 8.0

Poking around in Whidbey, I see that it includes an update to VSS. Thank goodness. I see some menus in the VSS client that lead me to think that there is a web server component to it (web access to VSS?) but I cannot find any detail on it anywhere. On the web or on […]

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9 Apr
2004

How about a Honda Nighthawk?

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I have been thinking about what bike would be a good starter for my wife and I think I am inclining toward the tried and true Honda Nighthawk 750. Boring, I know, but it seems like a trusty machine to get your feet wet on and something I can use for commuting without muttering, “Hurry […]

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4 Apr
2004

My Wife is a Biker Chick

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My wife, Eleanor, just passed her motorcycle safety course with flying colors. I started with this program when I got a bike and so she signed up this year. The Idaho STAR program is really great for new bikers and I am really proud of her. She came home and got on my XT500 and rode around […]

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