You may have heard of “linkrot”, where the sites you link to gradually disappear, and eventually you wind up with a bunch of links to nonexistant pages. For the past two weeks I’ve been dealing with “docrot”. That’s when you try to use an API based on the samples and documentation, but it doesn’t work [...]
OK, I’ve made some additions to the Programmer How-To: Format a date (in PHP) Parse an XML file (in Java) Serialize an XML document to a file (in Java) Read the structure of an XML document using DOM (Java) Write to a file (in C#) Read from a file (in C#) I’ve also made it [...]
Adam Kinney liked the XAML article. Thanks, Adam! Must have gotten it right, because Adam works at Xamlon.
Via the Rambling Programmer, Lycos now has a screensaver that sends repeated requests to spam web sites as an attempt to make their bandwidth too expensive. I dunno. I think I’m paying 10 bucks for an extra gig of bandwidth — or I would, if I had that much traffic. They’re talking about sending an [...]
I’m teaching myself C++ today. No, really. This C++ FAQ might come in handy.
I’ve started a new project: the Programmer How-To. The idea of this wiki is that for the most part, the differences between computer languages are all about syntax and vocabulary. I frequently find myself in a situation in which I need to do something but I have to look up that syntax. This site will [...]
Here’s an interesting thought, from an interview with futurist Ray Kurzweil: I realized that my inventions had to make sense when the project was finished, rather than for the world that existed when the research project began, and invariably the world was a different place three or four years later. Most technology projects fail not [...]
My article, Working With Avalon Today: Getting started with XAML, has been posted on DevSource. The blurb: You don’t have to wait for Longhorn to start playing with XAML. Nick Chase shows how to use XAML to create a window, add vector graphics to it, and bind those graphics and their events to .NET code [...]
Yes, folks, according to a Harris Poll, fishing is still more popular than the Internet. The poll surveyed adults on their leisure habits, and as usual, the top three were “reading (35%), watching TV (21%) and spending time with their families and children (20%)”. Numbers four, five, and six were “going to the movies (10%), [...]