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
Mobile-ban no more!
Oh - how i
love to be right…
A few months back i was very upset about the ban of
on the subway and buses in Stockholm.
In that post i also wrote that we would laugh (“No really, i promise.
For a while the subway had banned mobile phones…”) about that a year
from then… Today we took the first step to the laughs since SL has
It surely was one of the dumbest… no i think you get what i mean
Bad Request/Underlying connection was closed problem solved
In our project we have had great problems when debugging web
services in Visual Studio. For about half of the the request on of two
exceptions has been thrown:
System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 400:
System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: The underlying connection was
After some looking into i found a solution and it was (as ever) quite
easy. You simply have to set credentials on the web service as
Dim m_wsService wsSystemName.SystemNameService = New wsSystemName.SystemNameServicem_wsService.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentialsm_wsService.PreAuthenticate = True
I have not observed this problem in C# so i presume that it is VB.NET
related… or i might just be bad.
Battle of the TFS build script
have under the last days trying to get our build script to work….
What we are trying to do is simple enough, but i can’t understand
how to use the build mechanism in Team System to do what i want… We
want to do the following:
Compile all projects
Update some config-files
Publish a ClickOnce-application and deploy
it to a “latest version” folder
It’s the ClickOnce-part that’s not working and
got an confirmation from Microsoft that what we want to do not is
supported by default in VSTS. You need some third part
I think i am a solution in the tracks but there is still some things
left. I’ll post a solution when (if???) i find it.
In my research so far i have had great use of the following resources:
Göteborg brass band aftermath
The Göteborg Brass Band is terminated (as it’s said on the web) and it’s now very interesting to follow the different members on their way to other band. Top of the list must be that Patrik Randefalk is the new soloeuphonium of the world-famous Eikanger-Bjørsvik band in Norway. This band is one of the best bands in the movement if you ask me and i am sure that Patrik will contribute to their continued successes. Good luck Patrik. Looking forward to hearing the band with the low brass led by you! Windcorp Brass Band has signed several bandsmen from GBB already. In all honesty the band is made up from former GBB players from the outset so that is all in the same mindset. With these new players they will be very hard to beat. Also it will be very interesting to hear the band. I sure it will sound...
I have dived into Team System and more specific the build process. It’s quite hard to take in, i think, especially since the documentation is quite … economical. But i hope that the question marks i have will be straighten out in a couple of days. We will get assistance from a MS-guy who is coming here. I the mean time i have found, got and compiled some links that can, hopefully contain some useful documentation stuff that i missed when i started off: Microsoft own description and more here [A list of all events that you can “override” for Team System in the msbuild project file](http://blogs.msdn.com/nagarajp/archive/2005/10/27/485980.aspx) The order of which the events are fired [How to create a manifestfile with msbuild](http://blogs.msdn.com/echarran/archive/2006/08/09/693284.aspx) How to do a ClickOnce-deployment from the msbuild-script The big thing to find out right now is how to incorporate a ClickOnce-deployment in the build-script, in such a...
Went to a wedding for a friend of mine this weekend. The wedding itself was very nice with some wonderful music, both the bride and groom are great musicians. Andreas had composed the entry march and arranged some other pieces. Then the program contained two lovely singers. I also got the opportunity and honor to play for the happy couple, You raise me up. I had a wonderful accompaniment from the piano and it all went very well. The evening and party afterwards was very nice indeed. I have to confess that sometimes weddings can get a bit long and … well to be frank boring. But this was very nice. As always some interesting details about the couple was revealed. As for the rest of the weekend we spent it with the young part of the “in-law” relatives. Very nice - i am so fortunate to have such nice...
I have thrown together a small application for generating index cards
from a Excel-based backlog list. This is very handy when you do sprint
planning meetings. A printed index card is easier to move around on a
withe board than a row in Excel.
The ScrumIndexCardCreator reads an Excel-file and lets the user select
one or more to print. Its not very fancy but it still get the work done.
To the right you’ll find some screenshots of it.
Anyone interested in it can contact me marcus,hammarberg(a)avega,se