April 2007

For a while now I've been backing up my important data to a removable 80GB USB drive (two actually - one for on-site storage and one for off-site).  I've been using a utility called SmartSync Pro which I've routinely recommended to friends who want to back up their files to a removable drive.

Read more 
Category: 
24
Apr
2007

Tuk Tuk's in Bangkok

I doubt I'm generating enough traffic on the site yet for this to have the effect I'd love it to - but you never know...

A friend of a friend was passing through Bangkok a week ago - and we'd arranged to meet for dinner, as well as enjoy the beginning of the Songkran Festival.

Read more 

NOTE - see Part Two of this article here...

I've recently been working on a component for a client that requires several implementations of a base class and interface including internal class dependencies.

Read more 
Category: 
09
Apr
2007

Why 58bits?

58 was the order number I was given for the first smoothie I ever ordered in China. When my order came up the guy shouted 'wu shur ba!', 'wu shur ba!' (58 in Chinese). I shouted back 'wu shur ba!' and collected my smoothie. I couldn't stop saying it for a while after that. Everywhere I went I kept saying  'wu shur ba!'  Obviously my friends in Shanghai thought I was mental. =8-)

Read more 
02
Apr
2007

My First WPF Application

For a while now I’ve wanted to build a small application that would take a set of images and generate a set of previews, thumbnails and metadata xml ‘sidecar’ files that I could upload to my blog (I have a gallery viewing ASP.Net control that reads the directory structure and displays the gallery - and yes I have rendered image on the fly using an HTTP handler and GDI.Net in the past – but I pr

Read more 
Category: