Yearly Archives: 2003

It’s time for another exciting update

Recent events have included:

  • The purchase of a CrossBow home gym
  • Several work trips to Edmonton. I drove there during a major blizzard just over 2 weeks ago. It wasn’t very fun, and I was exhausted by the time I got home.
  • My parents moved out and two roomates moved in. We all seem to work a lot, so therefore don’t see one another very much. There was a soon-to-be infamous excursion to Dixon’s last week, however. The computer room now looks like a freakin’ war zone.
  • The wedding count for next summer is up to 5. There’s only one conflict so far, but there could be more. Two of my friends and three of Jackie’s are getting hitched. We’ve been together for far longer than most of them.

Interesting links…

I came across some nice ideas this past week. Here’s a few of them:

Some excellent ideas for Page base classes. There are actually 4 parts to the following article:

ASP.NET Page templates

Here’s a good link about adding a popup box to a delete button in a datagrid:

Delete confirmation in a DataGrid

Blogging for exposure… I saw this a long time ago, but was reminded of the post when Robert McLaws posted a list of his own links.

Blogging Tips

Busy, busy, busy…

Work

Life as a programmer for Kanga Communications is a little bit hectic right now. I just launched the website for a major provincial health region on Friday. I spent a few hours afterward attempting to bend Microsoft’s Index Server to my will, which is what I’m using for the site search functionality. I also created the online job application for the site, as well as a few other bits. More updates are planned.

.NET

Almost everything I’m working on right now is moving to .NET. It’s just soooo much nicer than PHP, which is what most of the projects at Kanga have been created with. The original version of an application I am building for the local Salvation Army was written in PHP, but after our last meeting I discovered that they run their internal servers on Windows 2000 with an MS SQL backend. Hmmm…. another opportunity to ditch PHP?

Open Source

Looks like I may be working on an exciting new app with a fairly prominent gnome hacker dude. We’ll use Mono and GTK#, of course. More on this later…

Life

Jackie rocks, I bought a new truck (1997 Nissan pickup, 4cyl, 4×4, etc), and I successfully kicked my parents out of *my* house ;)