Tuesday, July 19, 2005

.Net compiling DOH!

Important .Net developer note: MAKE SURE that when you create make.bat files to compile your .net apps that you include the right type of target! I spent half a day trying to figure out why Console.Readline() didn't work in a console app of mine, and it turns out that I had the /target: compile option set to winexe instead of exe. DOH!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Saturday, May 21, 2005


Our dossier goes to China Monday. The official clock should start ticking in a few weeks. The excitement is building. Can you hear it in my voice?

Friday, April 08, 2005

China Group 33

So we got our final US approval from INS for our adoption from China. We are now assigned to a group of adoptive parents that will travel to China as a group to recieve our children when we are accepted in China. WOOT!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

RIP Terri

Well as we all should know by now, Terri Schiavo has died. If you want to un-install the Teri Schaivo Firefox Extension, just go to the extensions menu (On Windows, it's Tools -> Extensions. Highlight the extension, and click uninstall.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Terri Schiavo Status Firefox Extension

We all want to know how Terri is doing in real time, right? Well NOW YOU CAN . With the Terri Schiavo Status Firefox Extension.

Saturday, January 08, 2005


Tail.Net is a simplified version of the GNU Tail application. It watches a file
for changes, and prints the changes in those files to the console.

Tail.exe "Path To file to watch"

EDIT: All of my code is now here: http://code.google.com/p/utilsdotnet

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

File Snatcher

If you have a program that generates and deletes files, sometimes you may want to see what is in those files before the program deletes them. Trying to do this in Explorer can be very frustrating. I was trying to debug a problem one day and needed to peek inside some temp files that a program was rapidly generating and deleting. I whipped up this app to snatch a copy of these files as they are generated.


FileSnatcher.exe (directory to watch) (directory to copy to) (filter [*.*])

Get it here.
To install, just unzip onto your machine somewhere.
Requirements: Microsoft.Net platform. If you have XP sp2, you have it, otherwise, go HERE
The code is here: http://code.google.com/p/utilsdotnet/