Archive for November, 2006

Confession… I’m a Luddite

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Sunday our current TV died. The screen suddenly decided to only display a bright fluctulating line across the middle. It was a bit like sharing our front room with a Cylon - the campy 80s version. Mildly amusing for half an hour or so but by Tuesday the lack of ...

The Excel LCID Proxy and “closure”

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

A while back Eric blogged about How VSTO solves the Excel LCID or Locale issue using a transparent proxy object. While I didn't write the original code I did spend a fair amount of time working on it. The LCID Proxy ensures that all calls to the Excel OM are called using ...

Maps and Mapping

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

  Several of my fellow bloggers have discovered this neat toy for creating World and US maps with visited countries highlighted. My effort can be found on my climbing blog.   This is really an interesting use of GIF technology. A far cooler peice of mapping technology is Virtual Earth map control. I'v been ...