Very impressed!

I am super dooper impressed! I created a project in Visual Studio 2008, built a simple MDI application as a mock up example, saved it and put it in my repository.

Well, I wanted to mess around with the Mac today and possibly create the testing framework on it. So I got the files from the repository, and tried to create a blank solution in MonoDevelop so that I could just import the files from the project. Well I messed around for a little bit trying to add files to the solution…. and I still can’t seem to find what would be a “right click” function… So after messing around a bit more, I just opened the solution file straight from Visual Studio!

Then for giggles, I clicked build. It worked! I clicked run!!!!


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The widgets don’t render 100% properly but the fact that it compiles without a single change at all is incredible! The fact that it loads VS2K8 solutions and projects!!! Wow-wow-zoo-wee!!!!

Now I did some research and made sure that the project was using .Net 2.0 but I really thought I would have to do more than two clicks on my project for compatibility.

Now I’m off to more work! I want to get the NUnit framework loaded on the Mac, Windows and Ubuntu box. After that the Nant build files and finally I’ll feel nice and confident that I’ll have built a cross platformable framework for some potential application ideas.

P.S. I’m choosing NUnit as opposed using Microsoft build in testing framework for the whole cross platform compatibility

P.P.S. People reading this on facebook or just grabbing the RSS feed. You guys are missing out on the images that I’m attaching here. So make sure to check the original feed!

Systems updating like whoa!

Well, Vista Service Pack 1 is finally available for machines that have installed the Korean language pack and Ubuntu has just informed me that it wanted to update a whopping 115 packages. So I’ll let those occur as I drift off to la-la land.

It’s 85 degrees right now in NY and it’s night time. My AC is kicking on and off like a fat ninja in a kicking marathon. I think I need a fan to circulate the air so that the AC can regulate the temp across the entire 375 sqft instead of the tiny section by the unit.

I just got back from Wheeling again where I met a Cardiovascular surgeon. We had an interesting conversation about his software needs and I’m interested in starting a project for that request. It doesn’t seem to be that intense or involved. I’m going to work on a few Proof of concepts do some research to really see if the competition just flat out sucks.

Regardless, all is well and I’m excited!

On final notes, I’m going to respec my priest to the following for Oscar and my crazy wicked PVP group.

Ok we suck, but we only play 1-2 hours a week if that.

Our Nation’s Capital

Well to begin with, I’m writing this on a Mac. I’ve switched my blogs over to and I stepped outside of NYC this weekend to visit our nation’s capital, Washington DC.

I’ll go into some of the technical differences that I’ve experienced from working with the OS X, Windows, Unix and Linux environment.

However, I’ll digress over to my recent “vacation”.

So this weekend, my snuggle muffin and I decided to meet halfway in Washington DC. I took the Chinatown bus and she drove in to town. We found a great deal on a hotel and so we spontaneously ran off.

To sum up the trip, it was a trial of our patience and a continuous series of unfortunate circumstances. Regardless, my love stood by me, supported me and cheered me up. Then there were trying times for her as well so that I could do the same for her. I’m not entirely certain if the weekend was really meant to test the threshold of pain that couples must endure, or demonstrate the actions that both of us would perform to be there for each other.

To continue my discretion, I came home from my trip worrying about my sweet sugar pea the entire time but comforted when both of us got home safely and saw that everything back home was safe and sound. Our lives are extremely fortunate, because in the end we have everything that we could have ever needed. Plus a funny story to tell our grand children.

Onwards to MySpace’s blogger sucks for a few reasons. I can’t use their “Advanced” editor unless I’m on a windows platform machine. I can’t type my blogs on my Ubuntu box nor this Mac OS X laptop with a consistent look and feel. I also can’t access the blog in all locations due to MySpace being firewalled in so many locations.

I tried, sorry MySpace… I know it’s hard to write really good software but it is possible. Step up and I’ll come back and support your advertisement engine.

Finally, it’s UBER late and I’m still writing this entry. I just wanted to point out one quick different about Macs and Windows. Keep in mind I’m new to Mac, but I thought the whole point about Macs was being easy enough for someone with limited knowledge to operate.

Mac: Hi, I’m Mac
Windows: Hi, I’m Windows
Min: Hey windows, I want to install an app
Windows: Ok, double click the setup icon and click “next” until the “done” button.
Min: Wow! That’s intuitive… Mac, how about you?

Picture 1Me trying to figure out how to do a screen shot

OMG are you serious Mac?? Serious? How is this more intuitive than “Print Screen”, “Alt+Print Screen”…. I have to hit “Apple + shift + 4 + space”!!!!! You are NOT intuitive!!!

Ok that was side tracking from my original intent. To go back to installing software…

What the hell does this mean? So I want to install the latest version of Firefox… what do I do? Ohhhh I get it… get a double AA battery and stick it in the butt of a raging flaming fox. Then it will go into some folder with some artistic A on it.

Mac??? Ok, I thought people loved you for your super awesome interface?

So it turns out I have to go to my hard drive, then my applications folder. Copy the firefox icon to the application folder then copy it also to the docking bar.

Mac: PC guy is a fat unpublicized actor and his bottom smells like elderberry.

And with that, I’m off to la la land. Tomorrow I’ll continue my adventures of Mac Explorations and my rants of the Mac OS.