November 2005 Blog Posts
FolderShare has been sitting at "logging in" for 5 days now. No amounts of reboots, reinstalls or swearing fixes it. Funny, since they were bought out by Microsoft their message board has vanished so there's no way to ask for support. Shame really, as I was using it for something quite important to me and I don't know what to replace it with.
Component Factory are distributing the new release of DotNetMagic Krypton Toolkit; downloadable here. It provides user interface controls for Windows Forms, targeted at Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0. It's even free for commercial use. Best of all, blog all that stuff and lo, a free license is yours. Now, being a slut, I'd go for that. But if you go to the site I've linked to, and watch the demos, well, looks actually looks like a nice set of components. Bonus! If only it had a nice grid. Anyone giving away a decent grid? <g>
A posting on channel9 about Microsoft in Universities got me thinking. Hard. And the reply I posted there I think is "worthy" (as much as any of the stuff I spew here is worthy) of becoming a blog entry.
Sun got it very right with Java in academia, even though .net can be argued to be a better example of OO.
I'm doing a part time degree, for fun more than anything else (and it's
amusing to catch myself going way over the top in answers and have to
rewrite them because talking UML terms is not a good idea), and I asked