digg gets some work done

posted 08/14/2006 09:33:04 by matt flesch-kincaid: 53, grade level: 10 commentscomments(0) linklink

even when you're on your way to owning the world, you still have to do server maintenance sometimes.

search engine friendly urls

posted 08/12/2006 22:14:20 by matt flesch-kincaid: 56, grade level: 11 commentscomments(0) linklink
i've reworked most of the links on the site so they use friendly urls rather than passing raw database IDs on the query string.

geraldo rivera you are a douchebag

posted 08/10/2006 23:20:00 by matt flesch-kincaid: 53, grade level: 10 commentscomments(0) linklink
maybe geraldo should spend more time with his head up his ass, and less time attacking the daily show and the colbert report. "they exist in a small little place where they count for nothing."- geraldo "douchebag" rivera. those two shows, which are one of few things worth watching on tv currently, and probably have a larger viewer ship than he ever has i'd just like to say i've hated geraldo since day one, clips of him getting punched, shot at, blown over by a hurricane etc. generally make me giggle like a school girl. it's too bad the sent him home from iraq after he gave out troop positions after being explicitly told not to. i think there was a few soldiers there who would have like to have thanked him for his quality, in-depth reporting. oh and the fact that he's on o'reilly, that tells you a lot about our little buddy geraldo. apparently he also attacked keith olbermann, who attacked back in a great clip on his show.

microsoft loves making me cry...

posted 08/08/2006 19:34:52 by matt flesch-kincaid: 62, grade level: 8 commentscomments(0) linklink
at work i was writing a data access layer for a project i'm leading and i discovered a fun little piece of craziness in vb.net. the data layer would successfully convert most anything i threw at it from the string that it started as to the dbtype that i specified for the parameter in the command object's parameter collection. however the trouble started when i tried to do something crazy, insert a value into a sql server uniqueidentifier column, and boom, it blows up throwing an exception saying it can't convert from string to guid. long story short after bashing my head against the wall trying to do the conversions to no avail, I finally start polking at the guid class in .net, which let me to the fact that guid has a constructor that takes a string. holy crap!!!! so it can convert strings to guids, but just not through any method that you would logically try. sure enough, convert my string to a guid and it all works. i hate you microsoft and i hope this is one of the 9 million little annoyances that's fixed in vb.net 2005