Wednesday, December 31, 2003

2004, here I come I've never really believed in new years resolutions since I think that if you want to improve upon yourself in some way, any day is a good day to start. There are however some things I am looking forward to in the new year. These are: (in no particular order) .NET 2.0 - especially its support for generics and improvements... (291 words, 5 Comments)

Monday, December 29, 2003

Request For Comments: The "feed" URI Scheme Dare Obasanjo has posted an RFC for the feed: URI Scheme as implemented by SharpReader, RSS Bandit, NewsGator (in next release), NetNewsWire, Shrook, WinRSS and Vox Lite. Please post any comments you may have on this RFC on his weblog.... (46 words)

Sunday, December 28, 2003

IE Security Vulnerability Exploited The security vulnerability in Internet Explorer that was published a few weeks ago has been exploited. Not only that, it's been done almost exactly as I commented (envisioned?) here on Sam Ruby's blog, only using spam instead of a weblog entry. This is the spam email I received: Viewing the html-source revealed that the "click here" link does not actually... (306 words, 15 Comments)

Thursday, December 18, 2003

.NET XML Serialization Bug There is a bug in .NET's XML Serialization routines that can serialize an object to XML which will subsequently throw an exception when you attempt to deserialize it. This happens when a string that is being serialized contains an unprintable character like char(1). This will get serialized to , but fail on deserialization :-( The following code will reproduce this... (316 words, 12 Comments)

Monday, December 15, 2003

Hotmail spam What's going on with hotmail? I used to get a couple dozen spam messages a day on my hotmail account, but now all of a sudden I have only 2 spam messages over a three day timespan. Since my account is setup to not delete spam but move it to the junk folder first, this must mean either hotmail has... (85 words, 14 Comments)

Monday, December 8, 2003

The ultimate geek's birthday present This is your last chance. After this, there is no going back. You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. Looks like Rory's found a way... (103 words, 1 Comments)

Saturday, December 6, 2003

RIP Blogshares I just found out that blogshares is truly mimicking the stock market: after a long bull market that made many billionaires, they crashed and went under. Darn - I should've cashed in my 500M when I still had the chance! For anybody willing to pick up where Seyed left off - he's put up the code and domain for sale.... (98 words)