Visual Studio Is Hungry.

December 30th, 2005 § 1 comment § permalink

So we decided to use VS on a web project. Well, after adding a few pages, controls, and such we apply a *.css. Something cool thing you can do with Visual Studio .NET 2003 is select certain controls and change a common property of those controls, in this case, the CssClass.

I highlight about 10 controls, change the CssClass property and BOOM, my computer goes into an ultimate freeze. CTRL+ALT+DEL lets me see that devenv.exe is taking about 95,544K of memory and about 93%-99% of the CPU resources! It locks up for about 10 minutes!

All it needs to do is all the property tag and value to each control, which is only a text file. Any insight on why VS would consume so much memory to change one property of 10 controls?

(May I remind you that I’m using a Centrino 1.7GHz with 1GB of RAM. The minimum requirements for VS.NET 2003 is way below this.)

Viva Las Vegas, Baby.

December 24th, 2005 § 1 comment § permalink

Vegas: $20 on red. | “Be my wing man.” | Binion’s $5 steak, potato, and veggies. | Star Wars’ penny slots. | Ho Chi Minh’s sister. | “Because I have a PSP” | I’m up $5, cash out! | Roman P, you still in Vegas?

Walkway. Statue of Liberty Brooklyn Bridge. PEPSI!!! Monte Carlo.
COCA COLA!!! Mmmm.... I Coulda Won This. KA Sold OUT! CLOSED?!
Sin City, Indeed Lobby of the MGM. The Warmer. Sign. Front of MGM.
Street View of MGM. NYNY, LV. Crazy Waterfalls. Walkway to NYNY. Street View.

What I’ve missed out on:
Dustin got an AE-86, that whore.
Sohel uses insecticide to wash his car.
Christmas shopping…I should start, huh?
Having that special someone for the holidays.

Kashif, I did it: Monday evening through Thursday evening without a laptop! When I came back, first thing I did was pass out, but after I got up, I turned on my laptop to see what I missed:
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Programmers
Insect/bug Macros
Evolution whispers some secrets

And I Thought I Knew HTML…

December 17th, 2005 § 2 comments § permalink

Well, according to, I know nothing of the term “HTML”. Their validator blew up everything (Shey, thanks for this information). So I put up my home page there to validate…19 errors!

Then again here are some stats about other websites:
Google: 47 errors. (Redirects to for some reason)
MSN: 0 errors.
Sun: 8 errors.
Cisco: 186 errors.
Ebay: 243 errors.
Microsoft: 0 errors.
Amazon: FAILED.
Adobe: 0 errors.

Does that mean that W3 Consortium is whack? Microsoft and Adobe seem to be on top of their game on the validation.

BTW: Check out this awesome post.


December 15th, 2005 § 3 comments § permalink


Below are some screen shots of what this thing can do. If you’re developing websites, this is a awesome.


Other than being free, this tool will help you find those pesky missing table tags. I can’t tell you everything that’s useful about this tool, just use it. Trust me, if you’re developing websites, this is freaking AWESOME.

Spyware and Finals.

December 11th, 2005 § 1 comment § permalink

Spyware: I hate it. I hate the fact that companies who make anti-spyware also make spyware and force you to buy their software to remedy the problem.

Finals: I hate it. I hate the idea of having one more final, but then again…there is only one left in my undergraduate career.

Time to clean, backup, and reformat the machine for a fresh start of a working life and a new year.

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