# Monday, November 06, 2006
Since integrating Phil Winstanley’s error reporting code into our first ASP.Net project we've made a number of useful alterations to the way we use it and I thought we'd take another dive how it's used including riding yourself of spambots, 404 errors and a few other useful methods.
Monday, November 06, 2006 6:59:55 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [6]  | 

Matt Smith sent me this today which made me laugh, the housing market really as gone crazy...


£95,000 sounds a bargain to me!

Monday, November 06, 2006 4:52:11 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, November 04, 2006

This is still unconfirmed and somewhat word-of-mouth etc atm but if you check out Ian Moulster's blog you'll see his post about Microsoft giving away free copies of the release version of Vista and Office 2007 check out his blog post to find out more.

Hopefully we'll hear more before DDD Day

Saturday, November 04, 2006 10:58:14 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

Once again playing joker could have got me in trouble while chatting to Doug from 27Seconds last night:

(21:21) Tim™: hold this thought, I've gtg shopping (bitch's come home)
(21:21) Tim™: I'll prob email you over the next few days
(21:21) Doug: Did you really just call S a BITCH?!
(21:22) Tim™: yes

In this case, I was referring to my darling Stacey (see below) so I was (of course) using the well known acronym “Beautiful Independent Totally Chilled Hottie”!

My Princess Stacey

Saturday, November 04, 2006 12:12:38 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 

After the fun and games we had with IE and sorting out an old CSS design for www.technikfloor.co.uk on Friday when I saw this pie chart I thought it was an excellent summary of a modern web designer’s life.

Personally I feel my Teal coloured slice is smaller but hey!

Time Breakdown of Modern Wed Design

Originally posted at: http://www.dangerouslyawesome.com/2006/07/02/throwing-a-wobbly/

ASP | ASP.Net | Business | General
Saturday, November 04, 2006 12:12:12 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, November 01, 2006

This is a useful Regex that Craig wrote today, it pulls out various info from an apache log file.

private static Regex __Regex = null;  
internal static Regex _Regex  
        if (__Regex == null)  
            __Regex = new Regex(@"(?<remoteHost>[^\ ]+?)\ (?<remoteIdent>[^\ ]+?)\ (?<remoteUs"
                + @"er>[^\ ]+?)\ \[(?<requestTime>[^\]]+?)\]\ \""(?<request>(?<r"  
                + @"equestMethod>[^\ ]+?)?\ ?(?<requestPath>[^\ ]+?)?\ ?(?<reque"
                + @"stProtocol>[^\ ]+?)?)\""\ (?<statusCode>[^\ ]+?)\ (?<sizeByt"
                + @"es>[^\ ]+?)\ \""(?<referer>[^\""]*?)\""\ \""(?<userAgent>[^\""]"
                + @"+?)\""\r?\n?"
                RegexOptions.Compiled & RegexOptions.IgnoreCase & RegexOptions.IgnorePatternWhitespace & RegexOptions.CultureInvariant);
        return __Regex;  

Update: Craig's finally started writing about it, you can read the article here: Apache Log Fun

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 5:21:16 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
All about my day at Prodrive with my shiney new RX-8
Wednesday, November 01, 2006 4:57:45 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, October 30, 2006
The tendering process can be a daunting when you know what you’re doing, but what about if you don’t know what you’re doing? I’ve tried to summarise the process for those of you who haven’t gone through it before have also covered some of the finer points. This is in follow-up to my last article about How to price your work.
Monday, October 30, 2006 5:50:52 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, October 29, 2006

Having lived in Cornwall for most of my life I had never encountered a Jehovah witness before and before moving up to Birmingham I think I’d only had 2 encounters –both in someone else’s flat so we invited them in for a chat (the usual studenty type malarkey where you grill them on anything that comes into your mind).

Anyways, after moving to Birmingham it was a good 2 years before I would get to meet another and being somewhat tired after work I just told them to go away. Then today we had another pair come around, I’m not particularly religious but push come to shove I’d class myself as a Quaker (yeah yeah save me the oat’s jokes) but it got me thinking, why do they do it? Why do they go around knocking on people’s doors just to be told to P off? Are the free tea and biscuits and grillings from bored/drunk/high students REALLY worth it? Seriously though, WHAT is the point?

Sunday, October 29, 2006 1:26:17 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [2]  | 
# Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I don’t know about you but I had always thought Orange were the mutt’s nuts when it came to service so after a few years on other networks we decided to give them another try as their tariffs weren’t much more expensive than the competition.

All was great, we signed up and were told that we’d get a load of cash back because we’d signed up a number of phones etc but when it sounds too good to be true it probably is, we’re now coming to the end of our 12month contract and we’re still chasing the credit we’re owed which leaves me wondering whether I want to remain with Orange at the end of the term.

It’s not like we’ve not tried chasing them, I call both the Orange store representative we have AND the customer service centre every month when I get the bill, I’ve also popped in a few times with all the signed paperwork. I don’t think I’d mind sitting on hold for an hour at a go to get through to a representative if I knew that at the end of the call I’d get somewhere but alas we’re still waiting…

Surfing around Google I see I’m not the only one, then I stumbled across this petition which, oddly enough, is run by one of our newer clients. So if you’re also having issues with Orange’s Customer Service go sign it and lets sort this out!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 6:04:41 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  |