ScriptReferences to ScriptResource.axd for GAC’d assemblies are problematic in server farms

Ok, I just discovered a nasty little problem with ScriptReferences to script files that are embedded in assemblies that are installed in the GAC… starting with System.Web.Extensions itself. First, in case you’re not already familiar with this subject, the way scripts are referenced when they are embedded into assemblies is by building a URL to […]

ADO.NET Entity Framework’s CompiledQuery when using anonymous projections shows why C# needs “mumble” types

Ok, that’s a really long title for a post, so what the heck do I mean by all that? Well, I’ve started working with the CompiledQuery class and I’ve run into a language limitation problem that almost makes any kind of performance gain I might get from CompiledQuery not worthwhile when using projections due to […]

NIN: The Slip

The new Nine Inch Nails album, titled The Slip, was just released. The album is completely free to download. I’ve just started listening so I haven’t formed an opinion yet, but the first two tracks are straight up NIN recipe and I’m liking it so far. Oh and, unlike Ghosts I-IV (which I also love), […]

Zune now offers TV shows

Alright, finally! A step in the video direction for Zune. Starting today Zune now offers a plethora of TV shows for download from the Zune Marketplace. Microsoft really should have been out of the gate way before Apple’s ITunes with this stuff because they already had all the content for the 360. These are pretty […]