Arrested Development – Great Show!

July 29th, 2008 § 1 comment § permalink

WHY did Fox cancel this show?! Gob and Buster were my favorite characters. (Watch it FREE on Hulu)

Buster: “Where’d Annyong get that juice box?”
Annyong: “Annyong.”

Buster: “I decided to sleep in the car so my snoring wouldn’t bother you. And I left that recording of my snoring so you wouldn’t know I’m gone.”

Gob: “Hey, maybe that’s it. Maybe we should do to the Japanese what they do in their movies. Build a miniature city, put it outside the window, tell them it’s far away. It’ll look real if you squint. God knows they’re squinters.”

Gob: “Hey, guy. They tell me you’re the actor who plays Marta’s brother, Tio.”
Spanish actor: “Como?”
Gob: “Oh, you’re gonna be in a coma, all right.” – Double Click a Word, Try It.

July 28th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

I just read a short article on 43 Folders and wanted to read the full article. As I was reading, I came across a familiar word, but did not really remember the full meaning, so I wanted to look it up. I scrolled over and double clicked “dilettante“. BAM a window pops up and I think it’s another annoying advertisement. I glance over and there is a full definition of the word! Nothing but awesome, so I had to post it ASAP.

I tried clicking other words, small ones long ones, people, places, everything I could think of, but find almost everything. The coolest feature is the query does not just search the word, but instead the context the word is used. For example, try clicking on “LONDON” at the very beginning. FAILED! But it’s okay. It is only returning what it was told to query on.

I wish some other websites like and other development websites had something similar to this, but instead pointing to API/SDK documentation and stuff.

Secure Vantage Technologies is Hiring.

July 15th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

Shh, keep it on the hush-hush. We’re not posting this public on our website, but I’ll put the positions and basic requirements here. If you are interested (or know someone who is interested) on the complete details, please email me: tnguyen [at] securevantage [dot] com.

Principal/Senior .NET Developer (Houston, TX)
-Windows Forms, GUI, backend, Client-Server, WPF, Silverlight

Principal/Senior Report Developer (Longmont, CO)
-Reporting Server and SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 experience

SqlException: Invalid object name.

July 10th, 2008 § 1 comment § permalink

SqlException: Invalid object name ‘dbo.sometableName’
Actual name: ‘foo.sometableName’

Mappings for table schema and table names are in the view:


NHibernate: Let users update/modify .hbm.xml file. That’s just too much work to have users set that up on installation.

Manual SQL: Create a class that will hunt down the schema of a table from the view. This just seems ridiculous!

Any ideas to dynamically find the schema of a table?


July 3rd, 2008 § 1 comment § permalink

This is the first time in my life I’ve actually run into an OverflowException when converting a string value to C#’s Int32. It’s time to upgrade and beef up the application to handle Int64 in certain scenarios. Time to play with the big boys.

The max value for an Int32 is 2,147,483,647.
The max value for an Int64 is 9,223,372,036,854,775,807.

Here’s my Event Log:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Secure Vantage Audit Collection Admin
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Date: 7/3/2008
Time: 1:39:23 PM
User: N/A
Could not update AuditCollectionAdminServices.

System.OverflowException: Value was either too large or too small for an Int32.
at System.Number.ParseInt32(String s, NumberStyles style, NumberFormatInfo info)
at System.String.System.IConvertible.ToInt32(IFormatProvider provider)
at System.Convert.ToInt32(Object value)
at SecureVantage.OpsMgr.Consoles.Services.AuditCollectionAdmin.DataAccess. AdtAdminData.GetStats() in C:\apps\opsmgr-consoles_BUILD_0.2_Beta\src\Services.AuditCollectionAdmin\DataAccess\AdtAdminData.cs:line 66

So what the hell is Audit Collection Admin Services? It’s a BETA product I’m currently fine tuning for SecureVantage. WHOOOHOOO!

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