Thursday, September 08, 2005

The email that got them fired

Real life soap opera. I mean daytime soap opera played out in real life. This is pretty hilarious!

"-----Original Message-----
From: Nugent, Katrina
Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:21 AM
To: Bird, Melinda
Subject: RE:
Let's not get person 'Miss Can't Keep A Boyfriend'.

I am in a happy relationship, have a beautiful apartment, brand new car, high pay job...say no more!!"

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The 100 what?

There's a Technorati 100 list? Seriously, people need to do something at work instead of surfing blogs.

Why do I quote the whole paragraph? Just 'coz it was easier to highlight the whole paragraph and hit the blog button on the Google Toolbar. :)

Reporting back from BlogHer: "Since I had never seen the Technorati 100 before, I headed there. And predictably, found few women on it. I generally find such lists to be unidimensional and mostly useless, so do not feel unduly concerned that it is a male-dominated list. The important issue is reaching the people you want to connect to. The web is all about being able to reach the Long Tail. So, the more relevant question to me is: Do women bloggers have a harder time reaching people who are interested in the same topics? If the answer is yes, then that is more problematic."


Tuesday, September 06, 2005

.NET Remoting

.NET Remoting and Remote Events

Problem: I have a remotable object. This object has events. The server serves the object just fine. The client also creates the object just fine. Just when I try to add an event handler to the object, all sorts of exceptions come alive within mscorlib.exe. First, it's about some security level. Which was fixed by manually adding BinaryServerFormatterSinkProvider and setting .TypeFilterLevel to System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.TypeFilterLevel.Full.

Now, I have a really weird issue. The exception says, "Cannot find file . Culture info. blah blah blah blah"

After Googling half the internet and reading just about everybody's projects, I find that Microsoft is _maybe_ achnowledging this to be an issue and recommending a "sit a little to the left of the spinach stain on this couch after 12pm" approach.

This is just insane. Microsoft chose to implement this in the most bizzare way. Cool and new features promised by Microsoft keep varying in size and functionality between different releases. End result? No one wants to use any thing that hasn't been around for at least 10 years.

Forget the rant. This issue is just seemingly impossible to fix. Sure, Microsoft has a recommended work around on their website somewhere but it's just over my head at the moment. I am gonna have to sit and read it carefully this evening and then implement.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

A lesson from a hurricane

Somebody asked me about this just the other day.

This is an interesting article that talks about how God and natural disasters such as Katrina can be understood (for lack of a better word). God is love and wants all of us to be happy. That's what I believe!