Web 2.0 Goodness!

Posted 02 May 2008, 01:02 | by | | Perma-link

Wow, look at me entering the new web dawn already!

I've finally implemented some Web 2.0 goodness, there's now some tagging on this site - go check out the Albums if you don't believe me ;), clearly I've not finished tagging everything - and Zach's name is going to be the biggest thing on the page by the time I've finished - he's in nearly every picture we've taken since December 2004!

However, like the blogs, they aren't truely web 2.0, as they aren't user generated, but then, that's what our SEO guys tell us to do as well...

On top of that, it's all been powered up with Linq to Sql goodness, more posts on my trials and tribulations with that to follow (things like Enumerating over your results from Stored Procs; How to get a single entity from a Linq Query; etc) - in case you hadn't noticed, the albums are based (loosely now) on the Album Component of the Personal Web Site Starter Kit - there was so much dubious code in there (that's still in the recently updated, Linqified one) that I've cleaned out - not closing the files it's opened from the file system etc - I thought these were supposed to be "Best Practice Showcases" as well as "Hey, look what you can do" type things?

I've also got to get back to the MCMS and .Net 3.5 series now the site has finally launched - I also need to add to that a post on How to get MCMS development started under Visual Studio 2008.

Clearly, I'm going to be busy...

Filed under: Plans, Site Updates

The joys of using .Net 2.0, .Net 3.0 and .Net 3.5 with MCMS

Posted 25 January 2008, 16:45 | by | | Perma-link

Well, I suppose I’d best admit it – otherwise there’ll be no more blog posts for a while. The current project I’m working on is still in MCMS – an issue with the clients deadline and us get the team up to speed with MOSS really – however we are using the latest versions of the framework – so that means ASP.NET 2.0 on the server, and taking advantage of the features in .Net 3.5 where appropriate.

The main things we’re using so far are:

(Seeing as the first item on that list has been sitting on my hard drive for about two weeks now, I guess this is going to be an instalments piece - I’ll update the list with links as things are posted)

Filed under: AJAX, ASP.NET, MCMS, Plans

Excuses, excuses

Posted 03 June 2004, 08:56 | by | | Perma-link

Ok, well, once again it's been some time since I last updated this, and as you may have noticed, I haven't really posted about Unreal in some time…

I've changed the focus of this blog from Unreal to Development; whether it be code, Dungeon Siege, X2, Flight Sim or Unreal related.

Hopefully this way I'll be able to post a bit more info.

Now for the excuses - I broke my arm last week, so don't expect any major work on this in the next week or so :(

Filed under: Excuses, Personal, Plans

Final note

Posted 18 July 2003, 18:21 | by | | Perma-link

Oh yes, final note…

May well think about porting all this over to .Net and C# soon… mmm, compiled code…

Which will probably involve a bit of a redesign…

Anyway, laters.

Filed under: Plans, Site Updates

Beat Surrender

Posted 20 July 2001, 11:15 | by | | Perma-link

Other News: I'm currently working with Matt from beatsurrender.co.uk to bring you some forums. Basically, we didn't want to pay for this, and all the freebies are a bit limiting, or very poor, so I thought I'd build one. He's supplying the design expertise, and I'll be doing all the backend and database work… Currently it's an IIS, SQL Server application, but it may be reworkable, if you're interested let me know… but I may have to give it to centaur… I'll keep you posted - expect to do a fair bit of this over the next few weeks…

I'm still planning on finishing off the Unreal Level, just a bit of a back burner atm, saving up for a wedding before I can buy expensive 3D software ;)… Also I must finish a few more tutorials…

Filed under: Excuses, Plans

I have all the files on CD

Posted 02 February 2001, 09:39 | by | | Perma-link

Ok, so I have all the files sorted out on CD, and they'll be appearing on here soon…

I'll also be adding a few notes and the like to talk you through the creation process and my thinking behind the level at the time.

Filed under: Games, Plans, Unreal

Jumping on the band wagon

Posted 31 January 2001, 13:01 | by | | Perma-link

Ok, everybody else seems to be doing them, or has done them, so I'm going to attempt to do one too… (Although I'd understand if you didn't hold much hope out for it, looking at my previous success with diaries elsewhere…)

But anyway, I'm going to collate a load of information I've picked up from numerous sites, provide links to others and so on and so forth, hoping to help you by providing something useful at the end of it.

So yes, you may have guessed from the URL, I'm going to start with my Unreal Tournament level I've been building, it's in its fifth re-build of the main floor plan, and currently has a load of Building Blocks in place, and some rather unwieldy textures in one of the texture files, which is why it's not up on the site yet…

I'll go and write up some FAQ type bits on another page soon so that this page doesn't get too huge Wink

Filed under: Games, Personal, Plans, Unreal