ClickOnce trouble when offline

Today I was building a ClickOnce demo for a conference when I had to find out (bad surprise!) that deployment from a web page (the default “publish.htm” on localhost, e.g., that Whidbey generates) does not work if the machine is not connected to a network. You get an “Activation of … failed. …” error, and…


Trying out Lonestar

Just installed a recent build of Lonestar (Tablet PC v.next) on my old Acer Tablet PC. I’m amazed what they did to the TIP and the recognizer! This really improves usability a lot. Also, the new Context Tagging Tool which allows you to attach context information (known as factoids in SDK v. 1.*) to arbitrary…

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Content moved from blogs.gotdotnet.com

Thanks to the nice folks from MSDN – they managed to move a lot of blogs (incl. mine) from blogs.gotdotnet.com to blogs.msdn.com, including content. Great work!


Free as in “puppy”

Speaking of religions (see my last blog entry): there is another new religion today (at least in parts of the IT world), and it’s called “free software” (or “open source software”, which practically means the same thing, if we leave out any nitpicking about definitions). John Carroll wrote a nice commentary “A response to Richard…

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Environmentalism -the new religion

“Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists.” Read Michael Crichton’s “Remarks to the Commonwealth Club”, get the facts and judge for yourself. I think Crichton has an excellent point here, Julian Simon would have agreed wholeheartedly (read his…

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Happy New Year!

A great, happy, and successful 2004 to all of you! Let’s make 2004 the year of Whidbey and Yukon 🙂 CU L8er…