April 2008 Blog Posts

  • How long should it take you to get a new job at your current level?

    For me the answer to that question is about 1 month. If I get a contract position maybe less time, but in the last several tries it has been at least a month to find a good company/position. Last week I wrote about my personal struggles with the job situation. Some bad things happened to my business that put me a month behind in looking for a position (new business came last month that ended up going sour). I had enough money in the bank to cover my personal expenses for exactly 1 month which meant that if my margin for...

  • DLRScript update

    I have begun working on DLRJScript-JavaScript compatibility. I was actually successful running my first externally created JavaScript -- EcmaUnit 0.4 (which is a small JS testing framework). I did have to make a couple modifications. I’m becoming aware of the size of this job though. I’m currently porting a Mozilla-compatible XmlHttpRequest object which I think will work with all the major Ajax frameworks. I’m not sure which Ajax Framework I’ll actually target as the first on to run. I could stick with the man and make it work with the MS Ajax client library, I could go with Prototype that so...

  • Personal: Trying Not to Despair

    [This is a personal post that you may want to skip (or may not... there won’t be much technical stuff here, but I need to get this out] So my business (the one I started last January) is in bad shape. The reality is that if my business is hurting financially (which it is), then I’m hurting financially (which I am). I’m about to quit working for myself and go find a contract and get out of my home office for the first time in 2.5 years. That really hurts, but it is where things are. So what happened? Well, I have...

  • DLRScript 0.5 Notes...

    As you may or may not have seen, over the weekend I released a new version of my DLRScript project.  It’s coming along. It adds 3 things: File loading via the src attribute, better exception reporting for DLRJScript(it shows you what line of script code failed), and improved DLRJScript performance. File Loading I could probably write a bunch on this (and probably should in another article). Basically I am dynamically loading content (script files) from the server. I also extended HTML a bit in that you can now use the same script tag to load...

  • Welcome to the new TRT

    Ok, so you probably are reading this via RSS (most people do), so instead of forcing everyone to come to the site to see it; here’s a screen shot (IE7 although all other major browser see it just the same) Anyway, we are now using SubText (the blog software I originally wanted to use). There’s a gory story for why we are here now which I’ll save for a rant later. The only real thing you need to be aware of is that if you want your picture to appear in comments register your email...

  • "Not Dead Yet"

    Ok, so you are probably wondering what the heck is going on at TRT (TheRunTime). Well, we are changing blog software. I told the guys that I was doing it (and it's taking me longer than planned), and I'm guessing that everyone is either busy or is holding off on posting until I finish my conversion. Should be a matter of using the BlogML stuff, right? Well, it would be if I could produce a BlogML file for my blog (which when I transferred from CodeBetter was over 10mb... I know that doesn't sound like much, but evidently there is a...