Back from the road
Returned to Stockholm from a small tour… exhausted of course.
Funny how playing and spending so much time together bonds you and makes
new friends. I really had a great time with the band.
The playing from the band also took of, and became better and better.
For me too, even though a major split spoiled the very last note of the
encore. Really embarrassing, but hey - that’s
Gave (swedish expression) blood on my
tooth though. More. More practice!
a “splitter” (the technical term i presume) that i liked, with the very
Slice Audio File
Seems to be free also, which means that i like it more ;-)
Played a concert last night….
The sound of applause is so nice. The term rewarding has never been more
And yet the act in itself is very basic, almost childish. I wonder when
that was invented. Or if it’s still different from different parts of
the world. I’ve heard that deaf people don’t clap their hands
but wiggle them instead, that might be used in other parts of the world
I recorded the concert on my IRiver (love it) and today I
will try to get hold of a program that splits Mp3’s.
No phoneeating today
were not done by the end of yesterday, which leads to that my trusted
mobile still is safe.
From now on i will be more careful on what to bet on. Maybe smaller,
easier to swallow things.
myCssProp is not a known CSS property name
My good friend Fredrik “Fran” Anfelter found the solution of a very irritating problem. If Visual Studio 2005 is set to Treat all warnings as error, with warning level 4 (which both are good practices) you will get a LOT of error for any CSS-properties that is defined by you. This has to do with that no XML-schema exists to validate those properties for the .css-file. However there is a setting in Visual Studio 2005 that will help you to get rid of those errors. Under Tools->Options->Text Editor->CSS->CSS Specific the dialog to the right can be found. Simply uncheck the “Detect unknown properties” and the errors a but a memory from the past. The “formally correct” solution would have been to include a XML-schema that validates the properties used in the css-file. Two problems though: How do you point the xml-schema to the css-stylesheet? Who has the time to keep...
NUnit testing asynchronous events
In my current project we are using a some asynchronous webservice method calls. The actual call are in turn encapsulated in a layer that is used by the GUI, the “ClientCommand”-layer. However when writing tests for these method we ran into trouble…. First the NUnit-framework is not very good at handling events at all, but by using this excellent article by Peter Provost i got a nice, compact way of doing the tests. Then it was the whole asynchronous thing, which really was hard to get by. The solution given above worked out fine as long as not any assertions went threw exceptions - but what is the use of that? So the simple solution to the problem was to simply wait for the event to fire and be handled. This was solved by setting a bool variable (bEventHandled) and not continue with the assertions until that bool was true....
Eating my mobile... and a Nanbread
Today i might have to eat my mobile (QTek 8100) and an indian
I have bet the IT-department at my customer that I would do that if the
test-team has finnished their testing in one day (which is the set
Although they never has done that before i am still a bit nervous. It
looks really big and hard to … “handle”. I’ll try to find a loophole
to get me out of it… maybe if i made a replica of marispan and ate it
really fast they wouldn’t know the difference.
To the right is a picture of my phonemodel… Gulp
Today when i bicycled to work it was, as always in Sweden this season, dark. So in order to see anything i switched on my headlight on the bike. My bike is not very good so for the third time in a short while (broken wheel, flat tire and not the headlight) something broke on the bike. About 200 meters after the light had faded for the morning i met a guy. He had just climed a steep hill and was not in a good mood. He probably also was a person very concerned with following laws and regulations. So, in a not very friendly mood, he shouted: “Maybe a lightbulb, don’t you think?” Of course we had passed each other before i could think of any good comeback. I laughed for while but then it has nagged me the whole day. This is the basis for a whole Seinfeld...
New Besson Euphonium
After some turbulent times for Besson they are now back…. with some
new euphonium models too.
That would be something to dream of
Pretty cool that a new Sovereign models is released. I always thought
that Besson had abandonded them for Prestige. The Prestige is just to
expensive for hobby-players like myself… maybe when I am a
Get more use from NCover
is just to good to be missed…
In my current project I have implemented an automated build process,
which includes some component testing done with NUnit.
Yesterday I also added the use of NCover (http://www.ncover.org) which
gives you some idea on how much that was tested. The reports from NCover
is not very easily understood, don’t give you any overviews and is not
easy to trace back to the code.
So, with this background my eyes was running with tears when i found
NCoverExplorer. A truly great and useful utility. And good-looking to
Be sure to get hold of the tool today:
And a big thank you to the “kiwi dude”. Great stuff!