Ubuntu 8.10: Intrepid Ibex Released!

  2 min read   LINUX, NEWS, OPERATING SYSTEMS
With the amount of coverage surely to be taken by Windows 7 we can’t forget the other side of the force, Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex was released a few hours ago. Believe it or not I actually stayed up waiting for it to hit the servers, then hopped over to the iinet FTP server (mirror’d by the Internode servers also) as the 3FL Mirror (Westnet) wasn’t up to date (it is now! ...

Going Deep: Inside Windows 7 with Mark Russinovich

  1 min read   INTERNALS, WINDOWS
If you like discussions about deep internals you’ll most definately have subscribed to the Going Deep series on Channel 9. Today they just released a fascinating interview with Kernel Guru, Mark Russinovich – of Sysinternals fame, who is now a Technical Fellow at Microsoft. One of my favourite books would have to be Windows Internals 4th Edition, and reference it quite frequently. ...

Windows Se7en: So it begins…

  2 min read   WINDOWS
Unless you’ve been living under a rock under the Apple tree you would have heard that a little company in Redmond WA has been working on a new version of Windows dubbed Windows 7 (which is what it will actually be called for once!). At PDC today, Microsoft finally unveiled the much-anticipated release of Windows 7 and handed out pre-beta bits to atendees (tagged _6801. ...

COOL TOOL: Throwaway the CDs & DVDs, use your Flash Drive + UNetbootin to install Linux!

  3 min read   LINUX, TOOLS, WINDOWS
I’ll admit it, I still have a floppy-drive attached to my maturing beast, which is primarily used as my day-to-day development box. Floppies come in handy for that odd install of XP or below that require RAID drivers (though you can just use nLite and bundle it by default). But what about the CD-R’s and DVD-R’s in the days of Cloud Browser based Operating Systems (funny)? ...

HOWTO: Running ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax Toolkit 1.0.x in .NET 3.5 / SP1 IIS

  2 min read   .NET, DEVELOPER
We had a bit of a dilemma at work today, we just sent a version of a web application we’ve been working on for the past few months to staging (testing) to our client. Our client mentioned a move to .NET 3.5 is pending on the boxes there and that they need to ensure the products we ship are compatible. ...

HOWTO: Network Monitoring with nTop in Ubuntu

  2 min read   HOW-TO, LINUX, OPERATING SYSTEMS
ntop is a network probe that shows how much the network is being utilised with very little overhead and impressive graphical representation via the web. Its definitely a must-have tool if you run a fileserver. The version of ntop on the ubuntu mirrors is 3.2.x, so I set out to update to the latest release this weekend (3. ...

TIP: Quick tip on how to Debug ASP.NET Web Application Deployed in IIS

  2 min read   .NET, DEVELOPER
Heres a real quick tip (+ info) on how to debug a ASP.NET Web Application/Site when running inside IIS itself. After the launch of Whidbey (Visual Studio 2005) we didn’t really need to have Internet Information Services (IIS) installed thanks partly to the bundled hosting engine (based on Cassini). But sometimes – just sometimes� 🙄 – when you deploy your ASP. ...

NAnt: Signing Satelite Assemblies Fix

  2 min read   .NET, DEVELOPER, TROUBLESHOOTING
I’ve been using NAnt to build our source trees at work (via TeamCity ) and came across a somewhat annoying issue when it comes to signing satellite assemblies. Problem Background For several of the projects we use the CSLA framework by Rockford Lhotka, the framework doesn’t ship a redistributable binary blob. ...

Google Chrome Released!

  1 min read   NEWS
Google has entered the browser wars with their own take on how the web should be with Google Chrome. They just released the first beta for Windows XP / Vista today so go on and download a copy. First impressions : WOW! Its ridiculously fast – taking Digg and PageFlakes as a benchmark – and the memory footprint is quite a lot better (23Mb) than the Firefox (68Mb – Safemode), Opera (41Mb) and Internet Explorer (52Mb) counterparts. ...