April 2004 Blog Posts
Comment pages are an ego boast, pure vanity. They reassure you that some is reading
your pages or someone is listening to your comments on their pages. I'm not one to
skip an ego boast so a home brewed comments system is now available. If anyone is
reading that is.
Internet Explorer has faults. That's generally accepted even by people inside
Microsoft. There's the broken security model, lack of a pop-up stopper (coming in
XP service pack 2), broken CSS, broken PNG implementation and the ability for
spyware to plug into unpatched machines. None of those worried me much, I've
never had spyware get onto my box, I patch when new patches arrive, I don't use
transparent PNG and the broken CSS box model is workable...
A while back SharpReader stopped working.
When it went hunting for updates nothing ever happened and so I gave up trying to work
out what was going on after a while and chalked it up to the beta for Service Pack 2
for XP and hoped it would magically become alive once SP2 made it to release.
So all was fine until Simon Smith
released a beta of an...
I like seeing where users come from when
they reach my site. From that data I can see what google
search terms are used. One of the more frequent search terms is "SQL Trusted Connections",
a method of connecting to Microsoft SQL from your program without having to hard code a
username and password (obviously bad). A quick search shows very little web resources on
how to perform this in asp.net, so...