It is appallingly wrong of me to not have written anything in over a year. One of my resolutions is to ameliorate the situation by trying to write at least one thing every month (sorry January). In this post I would like to announce that I have decided to take a position with Microsoft working with the Channel 9 team. I am thrilled at the opportunity to work for such a wonderful company that has defined my career as a developer for the past 10+ years.
I've found myself often looking back through old posts (the few I have) and being seriously fed up with the various and sundry cheesy syntax highlighting I had used for code. In that spirit I finally decided to get a proper one. The one I finally decided to use was SyntaxHighlighter written by Alex Gorbatchev. I liked it so much I actually went back to all my previous posts and "corrected" all of the cheesiness. Hoorah!
Lack of Posts
I have been a serious slacker when it comes to posting things! I have not completely finished the MVC Grid I was building. Many have commented that there are other (considerably better) implementations such as that in the MVC Contrib project. The purpose of the series was not to make a grid to end all grids; the purpose was to see if I could do it and learn anything along the way. I will try to get those posts coming again as soon as I get a chance.
Well, I finally upgraded to BlogEngine.NET 1.4 (patch and all). It took about 40 minutes or so (I was overly cautious of course). I am currently using SQL Server as the provider. Thanks to Al Nyveldt everything went smoothly. Overall, I like the widgets on the side. Everything else seems to be about the same (again I just finished installing). So far I like what I see!