I was reading Scott Hanselman's feed today, and found out that he used to work at Incredible Universe in 1992. I worked at Incredible Universe in 1995 at the Phoenix location. This is now a Frys. Talk about a small world!
Another thing that we both have in common is that we both have medical conditions that need monitoring. Scott has diabetes, and I have allergies to milk and wheat.
Here's the blog article I was reading on his blog:
Update: I found a picture of the Frys that used to be Incredible Universe in south Phoenix.
I have been waiting for the VisualTips from Skybound Software, to work better on Vista. This control adds help functionality to any Winform control as a souped up tooltip. I'm playing with this on the server registration form. Since pictures are worth a thousand words, here's a screenshot:
This tooltip will be set to show up when you hover over the textboxes. I'm hoping that this gives a better experience to the user. This is going to make it into Beta 1, which will be out around August 1. This dialog will probably look a bit different by then as well.
I'm doing a presentation on Subversion to my local .NET User Group tomorrow night. I attend the Utah County .NET User Group. I'm also their webmaster.
This is the first time I have ever spoken at a user group. Fortunately for me, I have spoken in front of people a fair amount, so I'm not nervous. I've done consultant work on and off for about 7 years, so I've had to give plenty of presentations.
This will also be a good chance to show off PainlessSVN to a group of .NET developers. The user group's site is
I had to remove all features related to managing repositories under Apache. It would have taken me another 6 months to get that part as stable as the stuff I have working with svnserve repositories. I know that some people will be disappointed, but I wanted to push PainlessSVN out to market sooner rather than later.
It is on the roadmap, though. I will have a better idea of what the roadmap will look like after I release the first commercial version. I'm hoping that customers use the Feedback Center to request and vote on features that they will like to see.
I started development of PainlessSVN in September of 2006. I can't believe it's been already 10 months!
I just put up a zip file with this nifty text file splitting utility.
It also has a command line for those people that want to use it in batch jobs. Anyways, go to the Free Downloads to get it.
I'm still a bit behind on Text File Splitter. It's actually coming along nicely. I forgot how much of a hack the original code was. It's in pretty good shape now. I should be testing it tonight. I'm hoping to release this in the next couple days.
I noticed some quirkiness when running PainlessSVN after an install. I was testing the desktop icon when I noticed that the repositories werent loading. After about 20 minutes of stepping through the debugger, I noticed that the culprit was a hack. Well, it finally reared its ugly head and bit me.
This hack is for locating the ini file that stores your server's configuration info. I had it set to look at where the library ran. This hack got the wrong path when not run from the install directory. Well, I took the plunge and ripped out this whole hack. I now got PainlessSVN loading from the AppPath directory. This should make more friendly to Least-Privilege User Account in both XP and Vista.
I have the beta for Windows Server 2008 and I already created a VM for it. I will be testing PainlessSVN there shortly.