Monday, July 25, 2011

Feel That You're Feeling [Live]

It's amazing that this concert took place in New Orleans in December 1980 when Maze featuring Frankie Beverly were in there prime.  I personally experienced the brillance of this band's sound when we went to see them live on June 17th, 2011 (at Chastain Park in Atlanta, Ga) some 30 years later.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Debugging in Release mode Fail

I was trying to debug into a Controller Action in MVC to inspect some local variables, when I kept getting this strange warning in Visual Studio:

Cannot obtain value of local or argument '<this>' as it is not available at this instruction pointer, possibly because it has been optimized away

After much gnashing of teeth, I finally realized that I was running in Release and not Debug mode.  Doh!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Paling around with jquery templates

For the past couple of days, I've been playing around with jQuery templates which is currently in 1.4.6Beta1 and will officially be part of jQuery 1.5 road map.  Simply put, jQuery templates provides a mechanism to build powerful templates on the client that can be rendered with JSON data.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Going down the .NET Dependency Rabbit Hole

After playing with Ruby on Rails earlier this month and becoming truly enamored with it's ease of use, succinct style and dynamic nature I was dreading going back to .NET development.  I thought my saving grace might be working with ASP.NET MVC which I have a growing respect for, although somewhat tempered after playing around with RoR.  That being said, I've spent the better part of two-full days trying to reconcile dependency issues with several OSS projects I'm using and unfortunately NuGet didn't solve my problem, but got in the way in some respects.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Atlanta Falcons 2010 vs Atlanta Falcons 1998

The Falcons are having one of it's greatest seasons in franchise history.  In fact, the Falcons (who are currently 12-2) have won 12 games in a season for only the 3rd time in franchise history (1980 & 1998 being the other two teams).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RubyMine 3.0 and RVM

Continuing on my journey of trying to learn Ruby/Rails 11 days before X-mas, I decided to test drive RubyMine from JetBrains and initially it had an issue with detecting rubies (ruby interpreters) I had installed via RVM.  I quick posting to the JetBrains's forum resolved the issue, but it did make me think just what are the benefits of using RVM as opposed to just installing Ruby and Rails system wide...