Visual Studio 2008 toolbox loads slowly on large projects…

I am working on a very large project that has 70+ assemblies and dozens of different user controls. Every time I open up the Forms designer to work on a Form, it takes a ridiculously long time to do so. I just assumed this was my machine being underweight for the project. So fast forward […]

Windows 7 is officially bad ass…………

I got a virus on my Windows Vista machine that caused it to run slower than all holy hell. I decided, well, now must be the time to upgrade my OS. No one ever wants to go through the new OS nightmare of having to reinstall every program they use. Especially not a guy in […]

Crazy day of travel..

I hopped on my ridiculously early flight to Colorado Spring this morning and was happy to get an exit row seat. About 5 minutes before departure from the Tampa airport(TIA) two security guards board the plane. Routine check, right? Nope. They begin talking with a passenger in the back of the plane and then escort […]

Would you like a ticket for having a bike rack in Tampa, FL?

What a lovely city Tampa is for bicyclists. They have great trails and an abundance of bike lanes in the nicer communities. However, if you want to transport your bike on a bike rack, Tampa is not the place for you. Today my wife got pulled over for what…speeding? nope….illegal lane change?…nope…..having a bike rack […]

Thought on complexity….

After reviewing the new database design for a project I am working on, I invariably declared that no one can do anything straight forward and simple anymore. In a world of exceedingly complex thoughts and designs, developers inevitably strive to push the bounds in ways never thought possible. In essence, simplicity does not serve the […]

The joy of watching your Polycom Soundpoint IP 650 rebooting endlessly…..

So…I was provisioning a new Polycom 650 and came across a lovely mind numbingly painful situation. Let’s start out from the beginning. I went to the Asterisk box and created the proper [mac].cfg files in the tftp boot folder. I set the appropriate phone[ext].cfg files and the sip.cfg file. I then confirmed with my DCHP […]

Godaddy Virtual Servers and RDP are not my friend…

It seems to be every day or so I try and RDP into my virtual server I have hosted at GoDaddy, and the thing just decides I shouldn’t be allowed to connect. It’s a wonderful feeling to know you can see your pages being server, processes still active, but the RDP connection just gets instantaneously […]