Paris in pictures
Here are some pictures from Paris, where Elin and I went this weekend. Not as
warm as in Sweden but perfect sightseeing-weather. We must have walked 2
miles (Swedish that is) each day…
VB.NET showing build configuration
Just found a solution to something that have confused and annoyed for a
In VB.NET the current configuration (Debug/Release) is not shown. This
is quite confusing if you are setting properties on a project, for
instance. Which configuration are you setting the property for?
Here is the solution; it turns out that VB.NET is hiding the
configuration for you by default. So to show them again go:
Tools->Options->Projects and Solutions->Show advanced build
Whit friday and Black Dyke
There is a famous brass band / marching competition in Great Britain
called Whit Friday. There are loads and loads of bands taking part and
they march up to a small village do a march and then continue on. Most
bands do more than 15 events like this during the day.
There really fun part of it is that bands of all sorts take part from
the most famous to the …eh.. not so famous.
Here is a short clip of Black Dyke doing a march in Delph. Take special
notice of the tuba players in the front. I could carry one of those
tubas for a minute, not to mention how it would be to play it…
french people, by the way, is really interesting… They still think
that English is not to vital to know,
even the people involved in tourism.
And just to show how little the are willing to adapt to standards that
the rest of the western world adhere to… the French keyboard:
Yep - you’ve guessed it folks. The French have a keyboard of their own.
Of course i might add…
I’ve been away on a short trip to Paris for a few days. It was my surprise-birthday-present to Elin. She was really surprised also - i went to her workplace and played (of course) “our song” on my euphonium. I guess that it wasn’t too good since two people guessed that it was the fire alarm. This is, by far, the worst criticism i ever have gotten :). Then we went to Paris and saw all the great things there; Sacre Couer, Eiffel Tower (yes - we went up. No - walked the first two levels, then elevator), L’arc Triumpic and Paris town in general. It really is a nice town. I’ve been there before and didn’t like it too much but now it was great. The hotel we stayed in was not to great (Altona - don’t go there) and was run by two brothers that each of them...
will introduce a great choir when they release a new CD. They are
VasaGospel and i am so proud to have a
choir like that in the ranks of our corps (church for all you
I have been a secret fan of them and have listen to some of their
earlier CD’s and they really rock! If you ever get the opportunity to
hear them - don’t miss it! Great singing, great band and some great
So - tonight they release their latest CD “In need”. Observatoriegatan
Don’t miss it.
Also, another first for me - introducing a CD-release
TeamSystem, MSBuild and ClickOnce
I’ve finally got around to work a bit more with our buildscript, which we are running on top of Team System. I’ve once coded a build script based on other products (CruiseControl.net, NUnit etc.) so i hoped and thought that this wouldn’t differ to much. However sometimes your hopes gets fulfilled and sometimes… well, you’ll see. Firstly building buildscripts for Team Systems are more like responding to events that gets fired by the Team System build engine, than writing the flow yourself. Which events get fired and which order they fire in can be found here. Also - the start of building buildscripts with Team System is a wizard, which is nice but all that it’s really doing is generating the stub for the MSBuild-script-file for you. If you want to tweak it (and you want) you’ll have to code in the “scary” MSBuild/XML-langauge. And finally the Team System doesn’t...
is really fun and maybe useful also: http://www.midomi.com
What the site does is that it allows you to sing or hum a part of a song
and then it finds the song for you. But wait, there is more; when you
find the song you can also hear how others has … interpret the song.
This will be so fun in a few months when there are loads and loads of
Speaking of nerds i found a new functionality in .NET 2.0, well to me
And of course an ongoing religious discussion
about it’s use and superiority to other ways of validating empty
so nerdy and so important…
I have to warn all non-programming nerds for this one. Made me laugh out
The next project will definitively be programmed in
Thank you Pål, for making my morning