The possibility of leaving .NET behind

I’ve been rather happy with ASP.NET and especially with ASP.NET MVC. I’ve got to say that C# and especially Linq is just a plain pleasure to use. I have no issues with the programming side. Ever since I’ve gone from running my own Windows Server to using shared hosting it’s been one headache after another. […]

Shoutcast Radio server

I helped a friend set up his Shoutcast server for his web site. It was a fun project and I really enjoyed it. I may have to install one for myself one of these days. 🙂 Check out Polish New Castle for polka goodness 24 hours per day. 🙂

Dynamic Javascript using ASP.NET MVC

Create a new MVC applictaion Open /Views/Shared/Site.Master <script src=”/Scripts/script.js” type=”text/javascript”></script> This doesn’t point to anything yet Open Global.asax Add a MapRoute routes.MapRoute(“Javascript”, “Scripts/{scriptFile}.js”, new { controller = “Scripts”, action = “Index”, scriptFile = “script” }); Now /Scripts/script.js points to Script/Index Add a view for CssController/Index <%= Url.Content(“~/Content/test.jpg”) %> Change contenttype in page directive of Views/Scripts/Index.aspx […]

Dynamic CSS using ASP.NET MVC

I’ve been considering the usefulness of adding a CSS management system to my CMS that I’ve been working on. Here are the steps I’ve taken to implement it. Create a new MVC applictaion Open /Views/Shared/Site.Master <link href=”/Css/Site.css” rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” /> This doesn’t point to anything yet Open Global.asax Add a MapRoute routes.MapRoute(“Css”, “Css/{cssFile}.css”, new { […]


While reading about a recent question concerning @@Identity and the reasons to use SCOPE_IDENTITY() instead I experimented with LINQ to get the SCOPE_IDENTITY() results. using (var dbc = new siteDataContext()) { dbc.Log = Console.Out; repertoire newSkill = new repertoire { skill = “a new item” }; dbc.repertoires.InsertOnSubmit(newSkill); dbc.SubmitChanges(); Console.Write(; } It seems that calling the […]

Working on Bible Verse Tags for ASP.NET (C#)

To do: build Regex to detect bible verses in tags put in named back-references find a way to choose different tables with LINQ make it work for an entire chapter add error messages move it to a class file instead of in the page run it from the filterText method if IndexOf(“[bible]”) !=-1 fix toVerse […]

Firebug primer by Hugo

For those that are not aware Firebug is a add-on for Firefox, and is essentially a development debugging tool, that allows you to inspect various aspects of a web page. It has become – for those that have used it for a while – one of those indispensable tools that make day to day coding […]