Archive for May, 2008

C# Database Connection Example Program

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

We were given a programming assignment in my network programming class that is defined as below. This is my solution to the assignment. I know it isn’t the best code in the world, but it works and will hopefully help someone else who is in need of knowing how to connect to a MSQL database using C#.

Write a program that will connect to the Image Database, list the categories from the category table then when the user selects a category in the list, show the name of all images in that category in another list box. To access the database, you will need to be logged into CSEVPN. (more…)

New Urinal Video Games Launched in Belgium

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Interesting article on the advances of modern technology. I never thought that I would be able to play video games at the same time as going to the bathroom. But some genius in Belgium has developed a game designed to be played by patrons of the a local bar. All I can say is “WOW”. Someone has way to much time on their hands. Here is a link to the article. Enjoy!

Multicast Network Chat in C#

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

In my network programming class CS3670 at UVU (UVSC) we had an assignment to write a multicast chat program that would allow everyone in the class talk in the same chat window. This was used to show that we were able to use the multicast addresses and to also demonstrate our use of the UDP client libraries. Here is my solution: (more…)

C# (C Sharp) Console and Input Program

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Well, I’ve started a network development class at UVU (UVSC) and I have to quickly learn C Sharp to be able to get my assignments and labs done. Here is my version of the first lab (which is a simple hello world style lab) (more…)

Microsoft AlphaImageLoader crashing IE 6

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I’ve been developing a website for a local group that supports the arts (www.scera.org). The client called my place of work and mentioned that some of their users were having difficulties with IE 6 locking up. After spending several hours on the issue, I discovered that Microsoft has a bug, that causes the filter to no work properly when the images are preloaded. So to fix this issue I had to do the following: (more…)

Iron Man Review

Monday, May 19th, 2008

I have been incredibly excited for this summer to come. Why is that you may ask? Well, there are several very exciting movies coming out in the next few months. I saw Iron Man last week, and I must say, overall I was very impressed. The special effects were great. The script was well written (a few of the comic book movies have had some dumb lines). Everyone that I have talked to has enjoyed the film. Even the wifes of my friends and co-workers have enjoyed it. This isn’t just your typical super hero comic book movie. It is fun for all. I recommend you watch it and, make sure that you stay through the credits. There is a scene with Nick Fury, I know of several people that were confused by this scene. But this leaves the door open for a lot of really good things.

Cloverfield Review

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Being as how I am heavily opinionated, I decided to write a review about the newly released on DVD film Cloverfield. It is produced by J.J. Abrams. It took a while to get used to the HandiCam style filming, (similar to The Blair Witch Project) but I eventually decided that I enjoyed it. To sum up the movie, I have three words to describe the movie: Lame, Lame, Lame. (more…)


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