Archives - March 2009

Alt.Net Houston Tweetup Friday Night

If you haven't registered yet for Alt.Net Houston , there are a few (single digits) spots still open for the conference. Friday night after the opening, there will be a tweetup for those who want to hang out late into the night (or up to 11pm). Look to @jeffreypalermo for the location....

The flow of team software design

This week, I taught another installment of Headspring's Agile Boot Camp, part 2. On one of the days, I lead the team (class) through a team design session to add some rather involved behavior to the software system used in the class. I started out by putting on my customer hat and laying out the release...

MvcContrib v1.0 Released! Download now

Now that the ASP.NET MVC Framework is released, it's time to release MvcContrib as version 1.0 . Download it here . MvcContrib started very shortly after the first CTP was released for the ASP.NET MVC Framework. Since then, lots of folks have contributed LOTS of patches to the project, and there are...

Now running Dell Precision M4300 with 6GB of RAM

I did quite a bit of research into memory capacity of the Dell Precision M4300 laptops. We use those as well as Lattitude D830s here at Headspring . The chipset is the same, just the case is a bit different (and video card). Folks have had mixed results on moving to 8GB of ram, so I decided to purchase...

ASP.NET MVC v1 is released - go download it now

Congratulations to the ASP.NET MVC team at Microsoft. They have just released the next version of ASP.NET. It is available for download here . Good job to Darcy Lussier for watching the site ....

Party with Palermo: Tech Ed 2009 edition - save the date!

Party with Palermo will happen in L.A. before Tech Ed on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 7PM . Mark your calendars, and plan your travel accordingly! I will be announcing details in the next few weeks. If you are a potential sponsor, you can view the sponsorship details on partywithpalermo.com and/or contact...

Full-day seminar on ASP.NET MVC available on April 17th, 2009

I will be giving a full-day seminar at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The seminar isn't expensive, but it isn't free. ($125 - low, low price for a full day of training). Details below: ASP.NET MVC in Action featuring Jeffrey Palermo, Headspring Systems Friday, April 17, 2009 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM...

A lesson in installer testing at the expense of Adobe Premiere Elements 7

My wife is putting together a video for her brother's wedding, so I purchased Adobe Premiere Elements 7 , at the recommendation of Blake Caraway . After some frustration that the serial number I was granted did not work, I tried to get it to work on my laptop just to be sure I wasn't screwing it up somehow...

MvcContrib Release Candidate posted to CodePlex - now with more consolidated packaging

Eric Hexter has posted another MvcContrib Release Candidate to CodePlex. The RC build is 0.0.1.846, and we are planning to release verion 1.0 shortly after the ASP.NET MVC Framework goes RTW. Here is Eric's description of the packages. MvcContrib = this contains MvcContrib and MvcContrib.TestHelper assemblies...

Time Warner Digital Phone is broken, and so is their customer service

My home phone service hasn't worked in about a month. I have Time Warner Digital Phone service (or had). I have spent much too much time on their automated phone system and talking with customer service reps. I've done the diagnostics, scheduled the tech appointments and even had my wife sit at home...

New class: ASP.NET MVC Boot Camp developer training

I'm currently developing the curriculum for an ASP.NET MVC Boot Camp . This class is going to happen even if we have to run it on the Release Candidate because the framework is coming to RTM very soon. This is a 3-day course, and we will go deep and fast. This course is NOT for people new to ASP.NET...

KB963676 fixes Visual Studio 2008 SP1 crash on Vista x64

I blogged earlier about VS 2008 SP1 crashing silently when pulling up a web form or master page designer. KB963676 is what I have been waiting for. It was made public just last Thursday on 2/26/2009, and the hotfix fixes the crash for me. The KB description is as follows: "Uploading both MSI and CBS...