the tape deck

So anyway I was at uni in my first year 1987, nothing to do and no money. My mate Mike had a tape deck, it was stereo but he had thought it would be cool to separate the right speaker so he could have the sound all around his room. Unfortunately, he did this with little or no knowledge of electronics and a saw and afterward realised he had cut thru the main circuit board leaving the system inoperable. He gave it to me in a carry bag, wires were broken, the case was in two, it was a "right...

Duck -Day 3

You can't get too complacent in this game, I had a terrible day today, I have created 1 entity model Entities.edmx generated from the SQL db and that had been fine all day. Suddenly it stops working and I'm getting the error: MetadataException: Unable to load the specified metadata resource I tried deleting and recreating the edmx file, no change. Renaming it then changing the code, still nothing. I checked the connection string, it was creating and it looked...

Duck Hunt – Day 2

Started putting the app. together, using code first even though I have some legacy SQL Server tables I'd like to include, lets do this right! I've got a basic wish list of modules I think are essential to finish before I can get beta testers near the code: Registration Login and password management Invoicing Expenses Customers Timesheets Projects Sounds like a lot at the moment, but if I can get the bulk of it done it will have been worth it. I'm not sure how much detail to...

Duck Hunting

Ok, I'm not really hunting ducks! Let me explain further, I am a developer and I'm about to undertake a 30 day experiment in order to fast forward the application I want to develop. This application is called business duck (I know, sounds silly but please read on) It is a service that will help people manage their businesses and hopefully stay afloat during that all important first year. I am a commercial freelance developer and when I'm working on contract for someone 9-5 I know a...

insanely great

Steve Jobs dies, it's taken a few days for what this means to me to sink in. I guess I'm more empathetic to say Steve Wozniak or maybe Bill Gates than Steve jobs, as they are more technical, I can still admire Steve Jobs communication skills and vision. Years ago in the late 80s I was a Mac developer (not working for Apple directly) up until 1993/4 when I bought my self a PC and learned VB. You had to be in that scene in order to realise how bad Apple had become over the 10 years of Steve...

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