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April 2009 Entries

The strange case of the disappearing Feature: AdapterGroup

AdapterGroups are in Beta 1 but will (likely) not be in Beta 2 of ASP.NET 4.0 This week I have the job of removing a feature which I originally designed for ASP.NET 4.0. This feature is 'AdapterGroups', so what is it? As you may be aware ASP.NET has a capability which allows switching how a control is rendered based on the capabilities of the browser the user makes the request for an ASPX page using. One of the ways this using a feature called Control Adapters. Even though these were originally designed to support mobile browsers, one of...

posted @ Monday, April 27, 2009 9:07 AM | Feedback (3) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET 4.0 ]

Little hack: CSS Combiner / Minifier ASP.NET Control

CAUTION: When I say hack I mean it...this is in NO WAY production's just a sample at this stage. If it causes your dog to explode, don't blame me! I thought I'd throw a work in progress online for people to have a play with. This is one of my little pet projects (I'm not allowed to write code at work...not a dev as I'[m always reminded!). So, what does it do?   Well, one of the major performance issues for current websites is the number of...

posted @ Friday, April 24, 2009 1:59 PM | Feedback (3) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET Code Snippets ]

A history of what comes next...(totally random!)

This is basically a brain dump...watching / reading too much Sci-Fi :-) Was thinking about the Technological Singularity and how it could happen...which lead me to a different slant on the topic...Be glad I usually spare you these strange mental spasms! I kinda liked this one tho' Starter phase: transparent electronic retinal implant Uses nano electrodes to stimulate the retina given specific wavelengths of infrared light. A minor modification would allow the use of this device as an optical overlay. A very small camera may be implanted within the vitreous fluid of the eye, allowing the instantaneous interpretation...

posted @ Sunday, April 05, 2009 2:18 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Random ]

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