June 2004 Blog Posts
Recently I've been working on some .net code at Microsoft UK. Part of the daily build process involves checking the code submitted into source control against design guidelines, some of which are listed on MSDN. This is all very nice, especially when it's automatic, but a thought occurred, why is hungarian notation considered harmful?
Never heard of hungarian notation? In the DOS years Dr Charles Simonyi, Microsoft's chief architect introduced an identifier naming convention ...
I setup a netgear wireless router for T's mother last month, and went round to tweak it this week (spending an
hour scrubbing spyware off her laptop, roll on Windows XP SP2). I configured the router to allow me remote access,
setup a dynamic DNS host and told it to dump the intrusion logs into my inbox.
So I see this
Sat, 2004-06-12 24:45:26 - UDP Packet - Source:126.96.36.199,3919 Destination:192.168.0.2,1027
24:45? When did the extra hour in the day appear? <g>
Why is google guessing at files that I may have on my web site?
crawl10.google.com has tried to index
Even better, it doesn't believe the 404 file not found it gets back and tries twice. So what's going on here?
Those files don't exist on my site (the RSS feed is actually at rss.ashx),
I've never created a dead link to those files, I doubt anyone...
The SQL source on logging page referrals has been updated to create a last updated column, a trigger to keep it updated and a click count column. Thanks to Scott Mackey from www.scomak.com for pointing out I had missed that in the table creation sql, but the stored procedures were attempting to use the tables.
For geeks like me email and IM are great tools, you get instant feedback to your messages.
However sometimes people go dark, they don't answer emails and they're no longer on IM.
Today, via google I found out why
my friend Alex/squeaple was no longer responding.
Alex was the first developer I employed at Virtue
(Annelie being my real first employee, poor lass got all the crappy HTML stuff to do).
I can remember...