No joy – WP7 emulator in Parallels 7

For a couple of years I have been running my development environments completely virtualized – there are many benefits in being able to quickly change operating systems and toolsets for working in different environments. With advancements in virtualization technology my original gripes with running things virtualized have more or less entirely disappeared. Unfortunately my virtualization environment of choice Parallels 7 on OSX has failed me terribly, I blame Microsoft too for forcing me to use […] Read more »

Reflections on three days at Tech Ed

This is my third day at Tech Ed 2008 in Barcelona, the breadth of the technologies and languages that we as .Net developers now need to at least understand and preferably master to some degree is enormous. I believe that developers will need to specialize more explicitly on certain technology areas to remain productive in the future. It has been impossible to master all of Microsoft’s products for many years now but up until a […] Read more »

Add intellisense for any file extension in Visual Studio 2005 or 2008

I have been messing about with some template experiments in dasBlog using Notepad++ and Visual Studio 2008. That is changing the site layout by editing homeTemplate.blogtemplate, dayTemplate.blogtemplate and itemTemplate.blogtemplate for a dasBlog Theme. These files are basically html files with dasBlog specific macros for inserting the blog functionality. Notepad++ First off I love Notepad++ as a replacement for Notepad.  I have had a hard time doing more complex things in Notepad++ due to my addiction to […] Read more »