Installer Fun

31. December 2009 One-Time 0
I typed up a rather long rant about how much I hate dealing with installers. There were a few features that I was lamenting not being easy and affordable. Then, as is often the case with me, my rant proved to be a humbling experience as I realized I was doing something wrong. What started ...

More 64-bit fun

30. December 2009 One-Time 0
Earlier, I wrote about the “strange” error I was getting while trying to run XUnit on my project. I just got another error that troubled me. It’s Greek To Me uses a 3rd party DLL that handles converting from trial to full version. It’s not a .Net DLL, so I have to use it as ...

XUnit Error: System.BadImageFormatException

28. December 2009 One-Time 0
As I said in my last post, I’ve been trying out XUnit.Net for a project I’m working on. When I loaded the assembly in Visual Studio, wrote my test and tried to execute it, I kept getting this error: System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly ‘ItsGreekTests, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’ or one of its dependencies. ...

New Tools: XUnit.Net

27. December 2009 One-Time 0
For the first 6 years of my professional developer life, I worked in a group that did twice yearly releases. Typically one in April and one in November. To do this, we had about 4 months of “open development.” Small bugs were fixed, and specs and designs were done during this time. We then had ...

Randomising a list in .Net

25. December 2009 Howto 0
I’m working on a flash card program for Koine Greek.  I actually wrote it about 3 years ago using VB6 and MS Access.  Not exactly a graceful combination, but it was the tools that I had available.  Recently, my old Greek prof got back in touch with me and asked me to make it available ...

Uncovering UNC Paths in .Net

23. December 2009 Howto 0
Today, at my real job, I came across the need to upload some files from a .Net app to a central server.  These are files the users will choose to include in some quotes they generate.  That means there will probably be a network share to hold a collection of these files and the end ...

Long time coming….

20. December 2009 One-Time 0
Well this is the maiden voyage of the PaleLocust blog.  It’s taken me just about all day to get this blog up and running.  As usual, I did something stupid which inhibited progress. About a month ago, I finally hosted palelocust.com and pushed up a little web project I had been working on.  After playing ...