A Blog by Scott Isaacs

Month: December 2005

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  OS couldn’t have said it better:

“I’m Christian and celebrate Christmas, so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Happy Holidays to those who celebrate other holidays.”

Whatever you’re doing, I hope you’re having a great day with family and friends.

Geek Fashion

Martin Fowler is talking about a different set of patterns.  (Sorry, couldn’t resist…)  🙂

Fredrick Ct.

As you might remember, Kelly and I are building a house.  We’ve been delayed several months by bureaucracy (had to look up the spelling on that one).  Anyway, it looks like we’ll finally get to start building in January.  We’re pretty excited!

Also, I just found out yesterday what the name of our street will be.  We will live on Fredrick Ct., on the corner of Fredrick and South Buth Rd.  It’s actually a different lot than I mentioned in the earlier post, but is just around the corner.

I was out there the other day and most of the asphalt was done on the streets.  We’re getting really close!  🙂

Update: Corrected spelling of Fredrick Ct.  I previously listed it as Frederick Ct.

Couldn’t Debug ASP.NET 1.1

I am setting up a computer, and I installed VS 2003 and VS 2005.  I opened 2003 today and found myself unable to debug any web apps.  I went through the help file, and every setting was as it should be, but I still couldn’t debug.

Well, I finally found the problem/solution, and since Gerry always tells me to blog everything, you get to read it.  Basically, when I installed VS 2005 it set my IIS (5.1, WinXP Pro) to use the 2.0 framework instead of the 1.1 framework.  (I don’t know why it did that.  I don’t remember that happening last time I installed 2005.)  Since I always use VS 2005’s built-in web server when developing ASP.NET 2.0, I just changed the setting back to 1.1 at the default level.

All is well again.

I Need Your Help

I need to come up with a name for a computer.  I’ve never been a fan of names like “BobsXP” or “DownstairsComputer”.  Descriptive names are overrated.

In the past I’ve used a wide variety of names for different computers I’ve setup and/or used.  Kelly has even taken up this practice.  Her desktop computer is named LOUISVUITTON and her work computer is GUCCI.  Personally, I like the names to be less meaningful that even that, though.  Here are some examples of names I’ve used:

  • EYES
  • ZEEK
  • DEERPOOP (The network admin made me change it.  He wouldn’t allow BUNNYPOOP or MONGOOSEPOOP either…)
  • BRATS (as in Bratwurst, not naughty children)
  • BANDITO (my iPod)

We’ve even taken it as far as naming our cars.  Kelly’s Saab is “The Snaab” and my truck is “The Black Pearl” (if you’ve seen it you know…).

At my last job, my computer was named RTL-2849-007199.  I think.  I don’t remember exactly, but I know it was something very similar to that.  Maybe it’s not in other languages, but in US English “RTL-2849-007122” is a stupid name.

Anyway, here’s your chance, but I need you to act quickly.  Send me your ideas soon, today if possible.


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