Posts for March, 2006

Bookmark: BTSharp BitTorrent library for .NET

I’ve been going through my email finding all the interesting links that I’ve sent to myself since Christmas. Here’s a link I found in the depths of my inbox to a nice looking BitTorrent library for .NET called BTSharp. I actually heard about it through an interesting interview with its creator on DotNetRocks and it […]
Published in .NET on Friday, March 31st, 2006

Connecting to Amazon Web Service through ASP.NET

I have had such fun this afternoon! I’ve been creating a little sample application for something I’m doing and I was sick of the Northwind database so I thought I’d try hooking up to the Amazon web service instead (and make fun of David Hasselhof’s 80s movies). I went the VS2005 Web References route and […]
Published in ASP.NET on Thursday, March 16th, 2006

WebResources aren't cached when debug is set to true in your web.config

On the subject of the ASP.NET 2.0 web resources, something very useful to know is they aren’t cached when debug is set to true in your web.config. My research suggests that regardless of this caching isn’t enabled at all on Cassini (aka the ASP.NET development server). It doesn’t seem to even cache static files and […]
Published in ASP.NET, Server controls on Thursday, March 16th, 2006

iPod number 2 dies.. is it time to move on?

My ipod is dead again. I’ve got about two weeks on my warranty so I guess I’ll go down to John Lewis again and get them to take it away and send me back a new one. I can’t say I’ve got much faith in another replacement ipod since my current one only survived about […]
Published in Programming on Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Why does Nortons Internet Security remove user agents from http requests?

Does anyone have any idea why Norton’s Internet Security program would filter out your user-agent details for security reason? I guess I can see an argument for hiding the referer if it was from an external site (even though I know I’m not going to do anything email with it like spread rumours that […]
Published in Web development on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006