Creating a GraphQL API Using AWS AppSync and DynamoDB with a bit of single table design

I did this as a little proof of concept for my client and thought I'll just map out my learning journey as a blog post. What will we do At…


Mac Tool Tip #1: Mailplane

I’ve been using gmail for a long time and have been using the web UI. Keyboard shortcuts enabled of course. Then I started realising the the…


Update firmware on Particle Photon using the CLI

Before updating the firmware on Particle Photon was a bit tricky. You can use the Firmware updater app on Mac. However I tried a couple of…


Water level notifier - home IoT, sending text messages using a Particle Photon

(This is also posted at medium: https://medium.com/@nippe/water-level-notifier-home-iot-sending-text-messages-using-a-particle-photon-f5cdd…


Docker Compose Config

Diving into docker compose files () there is a lot of keywords used. Some are obvious, others not. Here’s a little cheat sheet, not at all…


Starting with docker - tools and what they do

Last week I’ve been thrown into docker land head first and this post is just a few notes from my notes getting into it and figuring out the…


Summary of goals 2015

This is a post that probably is not of interest to anyone else but me. It’s just a way to keep myself accountable and thus hopefully…


Short post on env: node: No such file or directory problem

Trying to use the iothub-explorer (https://www.npmjs.com/package/iothub-explorer) node by using the npm package for Azure I run into some…


Small Lesson on Using Request in node.js with Form-data

I was playing around with 46elks.com api for sending SMS (it’s a Swedish Twilio). Trying to send data using request I got 404 Not Found all…


A Nerds Way of Keeping Track of When the Next Bus Leaves

This post is just me nerding out with a open api, raspberry pi, blink(1) and some node.js code. Background Outside my house, about 50 meters…


Document databases are not schema less

This has become a little pet peeve of mine and it’s a bit of a rant. So be warned and exit now :). I’m getting tired of people who are…


Fitbit Charge HR - a little review

On my birthday I got a Fitbit Charge HR. Here follows a little writeup of what I think of it. I have previously tested a few quantified self…


Re-installing a Mac and the Peril of the AppStore (for developers)

So my last Mac was my first Mac since the Macintosh LC II (yep that’s how old I am). So I’ve spent most of my time since then in windows…


Mac OS X - Pipe contents into the clipboard

Windows On windows I used to the time when I wanted some output (from a file or command) in the clipboard. or And then I went of and pasted…


Sticky Porperties on Azure

A while ago I wrote about Deployment Slots – A short intro on Azure. In that post I complained about that there was no way to keep some…


Hubot, Slack and Azure deployments - Part 2 - Getting TeamCity to Build

In the first post, Hubot, Slack and Azure deployments – Part 1, we looked at how to get Hubot up and running on Heroku and jacked into Slack…


Hubot, Slack and Azure deployments - Part 1

I’m aiming at doing this a multipart series (this being the first part). I will update this intro with links to the follow up posts as I…


Node.js version on Azure WebSites

When running node.js on Windows Azure there is a few black boxy things. One thing that I didn’t manage to find docs for is how the node…


Adding IP-address to Windows Azure Load Balancer

Background We’re running a cluster of linux boxes as Virtual machines on Windows Azure. They are load balanced using the Azure Load Balnacer…


Azure Deployment Slots - a short intro

We are running a lot of our API endpoints and websites running node.js hosted on Windows Azure as Azure WebSites. A while back Microsoft…


Getting WebStorm to use nodemon

Another note to self post. When writing node.js projects in WebStorm one of the major upsides is the debugging story. To hook that up you…


Kill off hung node.js processes

Venturing into node-land and swopping from Windows to Mac OS I’m going to start documenting a few “notes to self” here. If your node process…


I'm now a Certified Scrum Master

My employer Affecto organised so that a few of us could attend Scrum Master certification training. It was a good course and we had an…


Exploring It!

Read the book Explore It!: Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing by Elisabeth Hendrickson during the summer. All in…


Nice little cache library for Nancy

Built a little NancyFX app for a customer where multiple browsers now are pulling the Nancy web app. This tunnels trough to the backend…


Git, GitHub & TFS Online - Slides

Did a Lunch Learning session for my colleagues at Affecto introducing them to Git, GitHub and TFS Online. Real entry level stuff. It was…


Switch - mindmap anteckningar

Har precis läst ut boken “Switch – how to change when change is hard” AdLibris | Amazon | Bokus. En riktigt bra bok måste jag säga…


Gitk stopped working on windows

This is one of these note to self, hope it can help someone else, posts. I just upgraded my git to the latest version on my Windows 7 box…


Quantified House - Raspberry Pi and 1-wire

What Becoming a house owner I felt a need to mix in some nerdyness with all the home renovation. Lately I’ve getting in to the Raspberry Pi…


Presentation om SharePoint 2013 för utvecklare

Jag har precis levererat mitt första webbinar någonsin. Tror det gick hyfsat, otroligt svårt när man inte kan läsa av åhörarna. Här är…


Podcast I Listen To

I listen to a few podcasts and get a few questions what I listen to, so here is the list. Technology related Hanselminutes Good compact…


My top 5 read book 2012

So, I have written earlier about my re-ignited reading, much thanks to the Amazon Kindle. This posts comes out of that. Just to be clear…


A few stumbling steps with RestSharp

I have this little console application for creating tasks in Outlook. I usually use it from Launchy to create tasks fast ant trying to keep…


Reading Re-ignited

I’ve long been a person that wants to read a lot, but I seldom seemed to have the time. I didn’t want to haul massive books around on my…


Goal Summary 2011

Spend time with my daughter – I’ve spent a lot of time with my daughter. PASSED Be flexible – Hard to measure, my wife (the project leader…


Nailing those pomodors - harder than expected

Been working for 2 weeks now after my parental leave and it has not been pleasant to a variety of reasons. If we exclude factors out of my…


World Championship in Underwater Rugby

This is not a tech post at all. It’s just me plugging the World Championship in underwater rugby coming up next week. Why am I pimping it…


Yearly Goals - Half Time

I’ve stopped with the monthly updates due to some non-encouraging feedback. However, half-time is big so here’s the half-time update. Spend…


Notifications to iPhone/iPad Using Prowl and Prowlin in .NET

This post is a little coding for fun exercise showing one way to send push notifications to your iPhone/iPad from .NET. It’s also a…


Goals follow-up 3 of 12

Time for the third follow up on how this years goals are going. Damn time moves fast. Spend time with my daughter – going along nicely. Due…


Registering JavaScripts in your SharePoint/ASP.NET Project

Before going on parental leave I was involved in a fairly large SharePoint project with a distributed team. A question that arose for us was…


Goals follow-up 2 of 12

Time for the second follow up on how this years goals are going. Spend time with my daughter – Spot on! She is actually “helping” me write…


Using Polar ProTrainer on Multiple Computers (using dropbox)

I use Polar ProTrainer 5 to track all my physical training (running, underwater rugby, crossfit and so on). I also have multiple computers…


You say Tomato, I say Pomodoro

I’ve been playing around a little with the Pomodoro technique to see if I can increase my productivity (and effectively). For you that haven…


Goals follow-up 1 of 12

As my friend Johan points out, the first month of 2011 has reached its end. So how am I doing against the original goals? Spend time with my…


Goal Post 2011

So, this is the thing to do I have understood. To write up a “goal post” in the beginning of the year. I don’t mean a goal post as in the…


Getting Stated Unit Testing Your SharePoint Code with Moles

This is something that’s been on the back burner for a while for me. I haven’t gotten around to trying it out until now. I just want to…


Quick SharePoint Tip: Remove SharePoint Solutions

When working in a development environment you’re bound to get it dirty or someone else on the team make major refactoring’s. You need do…


A bit of fun with OData

So this post has really no big point. I started out by the fact that I’m a heavy user of Tasks in Outlook, as I have eluded to earlier…


Upgrade Your SharePoint Server 2010 License to Enterprise in Pictures

This post is very basic and probably not needed for most. But I got the question so I figure I’ll put it out there and hopefully it might…


Introduction to Deploying Solutions on top of SharePoint 2010

This introduction does not talk about how to deploy SharePoint itself but rather solutions on top of SharePoint that leverages the platform…


TrayWeek - Delivering Business Value to Myself

In Sweden, I don’t know why, we’re very week number centric. Questions like the ones listed below are not uncommon: – “What weeks will you…


FileNotFoundExceptoin when writing SharePoint 2010 code in Visual Studio

This is more of a note to self, how could I forget again, I’m an idiot post than anything else. So here it goes, if you’re writing a app…


Accessing Built In SharePoint fields

When you’re accessing built in SharePoint fields (such as Title) from code, do you go: Don’t! Have a look at SPBuiltInFieldId that keeps…


Dumping SPList Items to a Feature

I’ve been working for a while on a project and filled up the Site Collection Images list with a lot of images get the user experience going…


Good Write-up on ULS Viewer

Every now and then I get a gig where I go in to a customer to help sort out an exiting problem with their SharePoint environment (get us…


Neat Trace Writer Trick

This is one that my colleague Mattias showed me. When I code SharePoint solutions I’m always to put in some diagnostics logging just so that…


Multiple Exchange Servers in Outlook 2010

In my role as a consultant I’ve many a times been at a customer for months in a row. What happens then (at least for me) is I get a Exchange…


Potential Issues Installing SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 2

A while back Service Pack 2 for SharePoint was released. That’s all good. But unfortunately you might run into some snags installing it…


Adding outlook tasks fast (using Launchy with a little programming)

Being home from work with a stomach bug today I was thinking on how I can be more effective in what I do. One thing that popped to mind is…


Hiding Execution Window for Console App

Ever did a nice little console applications that does something smart and you’re satisfied with what it does but it’s kinda irritating that…


Getting a hang on twitter

This is just a fairly pointless rant on twitter usage, so if it don’t fall within your sphere of interest, stop reading now! 🙂 A while back…


Converting a Html News Page to RSS

This have been my little weekend project this weekend (ok, some Christmas preparations to). Background As some of you know I play underwater…


Getting into Twitter

Everybody is talking about twitter, tweet this and tweeting that. And I haven’t really got the point yet. So this Saturday during a Chili…


Adobe PDF iFilter now in 64-bit

Finally! Adobe released a 64 bit version of the PDF iFilter. You can get it here: https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID…


3 Weeks with Windows Server 2008 on My Laptop

A couple of weeks ago I felt that it was time to give my laptop (Dell Latitude D830) a clean install. I’ve been running Vista 64-bit on it…


Shortcuts that Saves Time

Hi there, this post is about being a little more efficient in your everyday work. These shortcuts maybe saves me half a sec every time I use…


A Sweet Little File Rename Utility

Every now and then I want to rename files in a folder according to a pattern. Mostly it is to hook up audio books in my iPod. Then I have to…


Consolas Font in Command Prompt

I am a font geek and I just love the Consolas font. I started using Consolas in Visual Studio and now I want it in more places. So I sat out…


Getting a "403 Forbidden" when trying to access the Search Settings Page

A while ago I stumbled upon this issue. Doing my usual day-to-day stuff on the SharePoint farm, I entered the the Search Settings page under…


Installing MOSS SP1 - The Order of Things

In my current project I last Monday ran in to some DST issues on our MOSS farm. As you can guess we had a DST (daylight saving time) here in…


Stopwatch class

In my current project we’ve reached a phase where we’re hunting down performance issues and are doing some light profiling of our own on our…


Net Stop Sens

This post is mostly a note to self, but hopefully it can save a little time for someone. I was just cranking up a new VPC to demo some…


Configuration system failed to initialize

Just encountered a problem that’s soooo simple to solve, but yet sooo frustrating when you encounter it. I was moving some code from my…


Iterating Over and Deleting SharePoint Groups Programmatically

Ever wanted to do something with the groups within SharePoint 2007 programmatically? Here is some sample code you might find useful…


FeedBurner Acquired by Google

This was news to me, tough with my low reader count I don’t hang around FeedBurner much checking my stats. Google acquired FeedBurner. I don…


They are here

… Final releases of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 that is! What did you think I was talking about? https://weblogs.asp.net…


Get your friends face(book)s in Outlook

OutSync_logo I was vaccuming our appartment the other day and to make it less boring I listened to an episode of Hanselminutes podcast. Yeah…


Stack Data Structure Vs. Recursion

A while ago I had an epiphany around using a stack data structure instead of recursion. Yeah, I know old news for most of you. But I don’t…


New Search Products Announced

I’m a little late out of the start blocks here. The 6th of november the public announcements came from Microsoft for a couple of new…


More on SharePoint Backup/Restore

First off we released a new whitepaper on the subject: Data protection and recovery for Microsoft Office Server 2007 in small to medium…


Stsadm backup/restore

Nice writeup of Bob Fox on how to use SharePoint’s built in backup tools (stsadm -o backup). He also talks about scheduling your backup jobs…


Code Behind Files in SharePoint?

Are you one of those people saying that you can’t have code behind pages in SharePoint v3? Heck, I used to think that it was the case. I had…


Back online

Hard disk failure, becoming a father and some nasty lung embolus sh**t has kept me offline and my server in a broken state. (No it’s not my…


Vista updates available

There is two major updates released for Windows Vista, they will probably be rolled up into Vista Service Pack 1, but if you’re like me and…


Vista Battery Saver

Just stumbled upon this little utility at CodePlex: Vista Battery Saver. Installed it on my laptop and it seems very promising. It can be…


Content Deployment - Gets to take a lot of cr**p

Yep that’s the way it is today. Speaking with my customers the Content Deployment feature in MOSS 2007 gets a lot of negative critique. Some…


MOSS Crawler User Agent

I’ve been trying to find out what User Agent string the MOSS Crawler uses when crawling http-sites. After writing a web app that logs…


Searching Document and Image libraries with MOSS

A client of mine wanted to use the MOSS search only to return hits from document and images libraries. My first idea was to use Crawl Rules…


Team Explorer in VS.Net 2005

I was at a client this week who are using Team Foundation Server as their code repository. So, I got an account fired up Visual Studio and…


Live Writer Beta 2 Available!

Live Writer just went Beta 2 and is available for download (this post is writtin in it). One of the new features is SharePoint compability…


Articles on Migrating from CMS 2002 to MOSS

The information on msdn how to do this has so far been pretty thin. Now it just got a little better, a two part step-by-step guide on how to…


Dropped off the blog radar

Uhm, 1,5 months since my last post… Not good, I really have to shape things up! I’ve been to busy for my own good. Anyway, as I mentioned…


Team Based Development with MOSS

Finally we released some guidelines on how to do moss development in teams! Haven’t had a chance to read it yet but just the fact that it’s…


Swedish Championship Playoffs!

Me and my team played two games today (underwater rugby) and won them both. This qualifies us for the Swedish championship playoffs. It’s…


OneNote in a Calendar

This guy have pushed the envelope when it comes to using OneNote this (click once) install enables you to see all your OneNote’s in a…


Vista Gems: Snipping Tool

This is probably one of those everyone-else-but-me-alread-know-about-this kinda moments. But in Vista there is a built in snipping tool…


Why did I not know about this feature in IE: Inline AutoComplete

This post by Sean describes what the Inline AutoComplete Feature is and how to enable it. I can not beleive I didn’t know about this! The…


Inline search for IE

While on the subject of additions to Vista this is a must have addition for Internet Explorer. Inline Search! What it does is pretty simple…


Start++ is tha bomb

Back when I was running XP I was a big fan of launchers, personally I really liked Colibri and Launchy. Could never decide winch one I liked…


Hooking Up SubText Blog with Google Analytics

This blog is running SubText as blog engine. It works great, the biggest thing I’m missing is stats. I don’t have many readers but it’s fun…


Manipulating Content Types Using the Object Model

Is really simple! Here is a small sample where I extend the content type ”Document” by adding the field ”Office”. Not really useful but…


SharePoint's SDKs Reached RTM!

And are available at MSDN downloads Get the MOSS SDK and ECM Starter Kit Get the WSS SDK and Workflow Starter Kit As you can see the ECM…


Create Junction Points Easy in Win XP

I’m rapidly outgrowing one of my disks on which I, among other things, have my audio library. So I really want to move it to another disk…


Burning my Feed

I’ve decided to walk down the path so many have before me. I’m burning my feed using FeedBurner. So, If you got an aggregator with any self…


Leveraging Solutions and Feature Framework in SharePoint 2007

This is a really good post on how to leverage the solution and feature framework in SharePoint 2007.


MossMenu Source Code Released

The MOSS team realized a little too late that they sealed the AspMenu-class for extension in WSS v3 / MOSS 2007. So doing the next best…


Understanding SharePoint Feature Receivers

In this post I’m going to try to explain what a Feature Receiver is in SharePoint 2007 and show you an example of how to use it. First…


SharePoint Tip

This is a great little time saving tip form Heather Solomon. When working with files in the style library for example, it’s a tidious…


SharePoint v3 Templates

Remember all those application templates you could download for WSS v2? Well, soon there will be a bunch of them for v3 as well. To be exact…


Telerik r.a.d editor for SharePoint 2007

I’ve used Telerik’s r.a.d Editor Lite for Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 before and I can say that it was not a dissapointment! I…


SharePoint Community Search

Lawrence Lui have set up a nice SharePoint Community Serach at Live.com. Nice going! SharePoint Community Search You can easely set up you…


Visual Studio Extensions for WSS

Finally we released Windows SharePoint Services extension for Visual Studio 2006. Templates available in this release is: Team Site…


Download Virtual Systems from Microsoft

Starting a couple of days ago Microsoft supplies a set of vhd (Virtual Hard Drives) containing MS products for download. I really like this…


My new USB stick

UPDATE 2017-02-04: My guess is that nobody reads this anymore but to be clear. TrueCrypt has been discontinued and is said to have a bunch…


Extending stsadm.exe

Ever felt like you wanted to extend SharePoint’s administration utility stsadm.exe with some of your own commands? Well now in MOSS 2007 it…


Active Sync in Vista RC2

Windows Mobile Device Center is part of Windows Vista but for some reason isn’t ActiveSync there out of the box. Not in the build I’m…


OWA on Exchange 2007

When I cranked up my Outlook Web Access this morning I was met the new Exchange 2007 GUI. Haven’t had time to play around with it yet but…


Scrumbuts

Just read this post by Eric Gunnerson, besides agreeing with him I really love the word Scrumtbut, as in ”we do scrum, but…”. Love it! 🙂


Get/Set Properteis Using Reflection

Just sometihing I had to do yesterday, getting and setting properties using System.Reflection in .Net, tought I share. Get property Set…


Book Review: Practices of an Agile Developer

Practices of an Agile Developer is a book written by Andy Hunt and Venkat Subramaniam published on The Pragmatic Programmer. What first…


Virtual PC 2007 Beta

Virtual PC 2007 Beta is now available and includes support for Windows Vista. Want it? Sign up for it here: https://connect.microsoft.com…


Creating GUIDs

I’ve been writing a lot of XML files for creating SharePoint 2007 features. Every element is identified with a GUID. That’s a lot of GUID’s…


Deprecated Features in SQL Server 2005

I’m reading up a little on SQL Server 2005 and found a couple of deprecated features worth noting. TIMESTAMP – use rowversion instead for…


Good SharePoint/MOSS Blog

I’ve been messing around a lot with the feature called feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007). When encountering…


Feed Reader

A couple of months back I went on a little rampage trying to find the ultimate feed reader for my needs. I tried a couple. Google Reader…


Pitching MOSS

Good post by Agnus Logan on how to pitch MOSS to customers. So I find it when I need it.


Foxit Reader - blazing fast

I’ve seen Scott Hanselman blogging about Foxit Reader for reading PDF’s a couple of times. So when Adobe started thier shit about not…


iPod De-Glorified

My earlier appraisals of my iPod all rapidly went out the window two weeks ago when it just died on me. After struggling with it to about…


Using VHDMount under Windows XP

I’ve installed Virtual Server 2005 SP2 Beta1 and was thrilled to find the tool VHDMount. It’s used to map up virtual hardrives (vhd’s) as…


A good book

This summer I’ve been reading The Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and David Thomas. And there is nothing else to do but to join the masses…


Windows Vista RC1 arrived!

Windows Vista RC1 is here, and it’s official!


Long Time No Say

Sooo, this blog been quiet far to long now. I’ve been on vacation and mostly disconnected. So this week has been mostly about starting…


How to view Office Systems 2007

Just returned from TechReady3 in Seattle. Me being a Information Worker consultant with Microsoft I focused on the upcoming Office Systems…


PC De-Crapifier

OEM PC’s usally comes with a lot of crap on them, if you (like me) don’t like that, check out this tool: The PC De-Crapifier Seems awsome!


Is a test without an assert a test?

Right now I’m reading a, so far, good article on the MVP pattern. The article Model View Presenter at MSDN Mag. The author is taking a TDD…


Cloning Objects

Quite a while ago I wrote a post about Obvious API’s. To solve that problem I ”Cloned” an XmlDocument object by creating a new and inserting…


Microsoft Robotics

This is cool, Microsoft Robotics Studio: ”Microsoft announces the Microsoft Robotics Studio, which offers end-to-end robotics development…


Software vs. Hardware Quote

A great qoute from todays meeting: ”Hardware breakes over time, software is broken from the start”. 🙂


More MSDN coolness

MTPS (Microsoft/TechNet Publishing System) is looking good. Why not build man pages of msdn using it?


MSDN got it going on

There’s a lot of exiting things going on at msdn, like msdn wiki beta. MsdnWiki.Jpg And also a beefed up search functionality and UI for…


To Read

Ever browsed around and felt that this is a page/post you want to read later. For me bookmarking doesn’t really do it, I tend to forget and…


Soccer World Cup 2006 Excel workbook

The soccer world cup of 2006 is about to start in just4 days, I’m starting to get nervous. Luckely I just came across this excel workbook…


Get Office 2007 Beta 2

http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/beta/getthebeta.mspx


Change computer name using wmic

I don’t know if you know, but there is a command line interface (CLI) for WMI and it’s called WMIC! It’s pretty powerful stuff. You don’t…


A programmer

”A programmer is a device that turns coffie into code!” 😀


CodePlex

A new initiative from Microsoft to support open source development. Ment to replace GotDotNet in time I guess (and it’s about time to) check…


Debug=True in ASP.NET

I have many a times wondered what the Debug=True/False actually does, well Tess answers that question in: ASP.NET Memory: If your…


Lawsuit-o-rama

What’s up with all the idiotic lawsuits now. I’m not primarly taking about the microsoft-google situation. Last week I read that Creating…


Sometimes I really hate computers

About a week and a half ago I sat by my computer att home and all of a sudden the screen went black. So I thougt my monitor broke down again…


101 Samples for Visual Studio 2005

Nice collection of samlple code for Visual Studio 2005 both in C# an VB.Net. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/downloads/101samples/default…


Unit testing custom property on a MCMS posting

I needed to unit test a method that retrives a value from a custom property on a Microsoft Content Management Server posting. This is how I…


Nifty tool for disk usage

Found a nice tool for giving a good overview of what is taking your disk space. Displays the result in a treeview and a treemap. Gives a…


Shrink VPC virtual hard disks

If you’ve been working with Microsoft Virtual PC you probably noted that the virtual hard disks (.vhd files) tend to bulk out on your host…


Security Best Practises for MCMS 2002

Microsoft Content Management Server 2002: Security Best Practises now available at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId…


PUSHD and POPD

Ever written a .bat-file to do som deploying or such. It’s usally a lot of cd ..-ing to get to the right path and keeping track of the path…


Productivity in Outlook 2003

This Monday I attended a course on how to work more effective in Outlook. The course is based on the philosophy in The 7 Habits of Highly…


Connection String Trix

Very often when starting out a new project with a backend database I have usally forgotten exaclty how to compose a connetion string. So…


Migrating from dasBlog to SubText

As I wrote in my previous post I changed my blogging software. In order to migrate all posts and comments from my previous blog i wrote a…


Changing My Blog Software

So, I’ve just changed my blogging software from dasBlog to SubText. Why? Hum, cause I felt like change. I tried to install SubText, wich by…


Decorating away -tags using Telerik RAD Editor with Microsoft Content Management Server 2002

I’ve latly been working on a MCMS 2002 project where one of the primary gools have been to make the public part of the site accessable…


Horror in the water

We played two games of underwater rugby this saturday and lost em both! First game was against Linköping in their home arena. We pretty much…


Speed up your VPCs

How do you sqeeze every little bit of performance out of your VPC? Well, here’s a nice post by Andrew Connell on the subject.


Sweden in Nordic Champions in Underwater Rugby

As I’m sure that all of you already know on the sunday of the 26th february there was a much more important game than the Olymic final in…


D-Link junk

The last weeks down times on my blog (as if anybody would have noticed) is on the conscience of my crappy D-Link DI-624 brodband router. It…


2006 Soccer World Cup in your Outlook calender

If you’re a soccer fan this is a must. Go to this post, download the zip-file and drag n’ drop it into Outlook. Voila! All the games in your…


Shipping and release schedules

In software today tighter release cycles seems to be the tune. To release something early to a targeted group and then continuous releasing…


Keyboard shortcuts in VS.Net

Nice little article if you wanna space out in using keyboard shortcuts in Visual Studio .Net: Ask The Pros: Keyboard Bashing With The Pros


Intellisense for Sql scripts

This is an issue that I been wondering about for years, why is there no intellisense for Sql code in Visual Studio (later version). I mean…


Presentation Anti-Patterns

Came across Jef Atwood’s post How Not to Give a Presentation today. Wich I got to say is both hilarious and truthful. Among the highligts is…


This and That 2006-01-29

Sony Reader – Is it the death of the pocket book? Probably not, but pretty cool. Project Elixir Source Code – Microsoft releases the source…


Blog Evilness

HAHAHAHA! Seems my blog is pretty evil: How’s your blog comparing?


Pimp up my windows

Wanna get that Vista look and feel on your Windows XP system? Or why not Mac OS X appearance? Well, check out this ”Tricking out the desktop…


Google killer?

Hmmm, we’ll se about that but it seems Microsoft is going to pick a fight anyway. I’m talking about the live.com concept. Check out what’s…


Save diskspace using VPC

Since staring at Microsoft I work a lot with VPC’s (Virtual PC) and that really bloated my hard drive. Found this post by Roy Osherove…


ASP.NET potentially dangerous Request.Form value

Everytime I get the ”A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client”-error I seem to spend a couple of minutes to…


A poor mans guide to avoiding road rage

I usually drive to work a couple of days a week (and commute the rest). Slow traffic is a big problem trying to get through Stockholm in…


TechReady Part I

So guess what, still raining in Seattle. Who’d guess. Anyway, I’ll try to wrap up some of my experiences here. First’s day’s keynote at…


TechReady in Seattle

I’m currently in Seattle attending the Microsoft internal TechReady conferance. I have not been able to blog like I would have wanted and…


Weird Sport

Sooo, in the subtitle for this blog I make a promise of expressing myself about ”weird sports”. Haven’t been much of that so far, so it’s…


Without a Cell Phone - The Horror

For the first time in about eight years I’m without a cell phone. It’s only for the week between jobs, but man do I realize the level of…


Ken Schwaber in Sweden

Ken Schwaber, one of the founders of SCRUM, is visiting Sweden in february. He going to give one Scrum Master Certification 2 day workshop…


Microsoft TDD Guidelines Removed

Microsoft listens to criticism and have removed the tdd page I wrote about in this post. The bad votes on the page tell a pretty clear tail…


Microsoft TDD Guidelines

It’s been spreading trough out the blog sphere. Microsoft released a set of guidelines for test driven development, witch can be found here…


Scrum Plug-in for Visual Studio Team System

I have not gotten around to trying out Microsoft Visual Team System yet, but for you who have and like SCRUM. This Beta 1 release of a Scrum…


Not to self on ASP.NET / SQL Server Performance

Always put the owner in a stored procedure the call: dbo.someStoreProc. http://www.robincurry.org/blog…


Renytterfilé (In Swedish)

Jaha, så var det fredag och jag och min fru tänkte att här ska det göras lite mysigt. Vi hade fått Delicard av min mor, bror, syster och…


The New iPod

Last week I got my new iPod, the one with video capabilities (60 GB). I never owned an iPod before, tough I have an iRiver mp3-player (flash…


Vildand (In swedish)

Jaha, i helgen hade man svärföräldrarna på besök och det skulle ställas till med lite fin middag på lördagen. Så vi begav oss i samlad trupp…


On to new and big challenges

Today (hmmm, it’s after midnight and I really should be in bed) it’s two months left until I leave my current position on Qbranch to start…


Pre-Compilation in ASP.NET 2.0

Seems Microsoft added a little command line tool for pre-compiling ASP.NET applications in ASP.NET 2.0. Nice not to have to write a little…


C# 2.0 Generics 101

Nice post of Scott C. Reynolds on Generics in C# 2.0 (yeah, I know everybody is talking about C# 3.0 now). It’s a very basic description to…


Is the answer to life, god and everything really 42? Or is it 47

I have a friend of mine who claims that the number 47 appears more frequently than any other number in our surroundings. So I’ve done a test…


Back to reality

So, I’m back from the wonderful beaches of Isla de Margarita. Still jet-lagged and facing a dull reality again (I start working Monday). The…


Newlyweds

After months of planning the big day finally arrived, and it could not have been better! I got married this saturday in Ransäter and it was…


Intresting blog

Found a, for me, new intresting agile related blog: Cory Foy [via Roy Osherove].


Upgraded to DasBlog 1.8 Gold

So, finally got around to update this blog to the latest release of dasblog (1.8 Gold). Now I’m hurrying away to a wedding but when I get…


Swedish summer

This summer really sucked in Sweden, especially Stockholm. I took a picture earlier this summer that sums it up pretty good, just had to…


This and that 2005-08-24

I haven’t exactly spammed this blog over the last couple of weeks, have I. The reason for that is that I’m about to get married soon so I’m…


Does Mort Know We’re Talking About Him Behind His Back?

Once again an awsome post by Phil Haack. Read it!


Nasty legacy code

My current project is to maintain a range of application for a financial/insurance firm. Trying to sort out a bug in some nasty legacy-code…


Fast working hackers

Microsoft added some sort of ”genuine serial number” check for using windows update. Though it was not very taught trough. Cracked in a week…


This and that 2005-07-29

July in Sweden is a month when almost everyone (except me) is on vacation and Sweden takes a break for a while. However working during this…


What makes a good consultant?

A couple of weeks ago I found my self in a situation where someone asked me ”what does it mean to be a consultant to you?”. Not at all…


Revensspjäll (In Swedish)

Kvällen var dock inte helt bortkastad trots SharePoint-strul. På vägen hem gled jag förbi Östermalmshallen i Stockholm och för att handla på…


What a night - Uninstalling SharePoint

Started out fair enough. Installed Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server to learn a little and take it for a spin. Realized when I installed it…


Error in dasBlog accessing Comment page

I’m just starting out with dasBlog (and blogging to as a matter of fact). dasBlog where apealing to me because there is no database needed…


Obvious APIs

Sat down today trying to get some legacy code under tests. I started out with a fairly simple test… I taught. All I got was the red bar, and…


Sweet keybord

I’m a very sporadic gamer now a days. But if I played more, this would by far hold the number one position on my wishlist!


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