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Sadly, our web server here at work is still running ASP.NET 1.1. Sigh. This hasn't been a problem for me, but this latest project requires a lot of work that we've done in newer versions. Also, I'm growing soft and using the improvements often. As a result, here's a list of improvements I really miss now that I'm having to work in 1.1 again: Code Snippets. I was working on a class to decrypt our query strings, and all of a sudden my snippets are completely missing! Not really, they just didn't exist ...
I’m currently working with a data table that stores member information. In the table itself, the member’s first and last names are each stored as the following respectively: mbr_1st_nam mbr_lst_nam I don’t know who chose these names, but this definitely begs for reconsideration. 1 and l are too close in design in some fonts, and when playing around with large amounts of TSQL in terminal like fonts, I don’t want to have to strain or waste additional time wondering if that’s an l or 1. So what do these ...
Last weekend I had to travel out of town for a funeral and the flight out was one I don't want experience again. So what happened? I got to the airport early, but evidently that isn't a requirement for the flight crew. We were told they were coming in on another flight and hadn't arrived yet. Oh, and by the way the maintenance crew is looking at the breaks of our plane. Great! The crew finally arrived, but they decided it would be better if we didn't fly this particular aircraft. So an hour later ...