Posts for June, 2006

New link for IE drip memory leak detector

I found a link to a new page for the really useful drip tool which looks for IE memory leaks in javascript code. There’s also been a new revision of the program by the guy who’s hosting it.
Published in Javascript, Tools, Web development on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

An easier way to add toolbox components from assemblies

The other really cool thing that I learned this week was an easier way to install components from assemblies into the toolbar. In the past I always thought you had to do the slow and frustrating right click on the toolbox and then “choose items” to eventually bring up the “choose toolbox items” dialog after […]
Published in .NET on Saturday, June 10th, 2006

UserControl template areas

ASP.NET smartie pants Scott Guthrie has linked to a really interesting article about supporting templated areas in ASP.NET controls. This is aimed at people doing user controls, but the same thing will work if you want to have a templated area in your own custom control. I’ve created a little sample that shows how to […]
Published in Server controls on Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Getting SecondLife to work on linux

The other thing I needed to do to get SecondLife to run on my linux machine was actually installing the SecondLife program. 1. Grab the files from the server and extract them wget http://secondlife.com/downloads/viewer/SecondLife_1_9_0_21.tar.bz2tar -xjvf SecondLife_1_9_0_21.tar.bz2 2. Run the secondlife script in the extracted directory: ./secondlife Pretty simple when you have a linux guru like […]
Published in Sysadmin on Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Installing NVidia drivers on Fedora

I wanted to use the nice graphics card in my linux box to play Second Life so I needed to install the right drivers to make it do all the 3D acceleration stuff. To test whether it was installed I used a program called glxgears that you can run that does some 3D rendering and […]
Published in Sysadmin on Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Bookmark: web developer toolbars

Here’s a quick link for myself for the web developer toolbars you can install for Firefox and IE6. I love them because the web developer toolbars make doing clientside work so much easier. They give you tools to find out information about the page that you’re working on without having to do a million alert […]
Published in Browsers, Tools, Web development on Monday, June 5th, 2006