Better than Halo 3

Better than Halo 3 is having Wolf ET working again. Not sure what Xtra/Telecom have done, but I’m now getting <100ms pings to some NZ/AU servers. But the numbers are ~0 on most those servers, so I’ve been playing on (~200ms ping). It is an etpub server, with XP save on, and a simple 3 standard map rotation. Very fun to have gaming working again… still using the handle Schit

It’s only better than Halo 3 because I don’t have an XBox 360 or any version of Halo.  I’m happy if anybody else wants to resolve that problem.

Visual Studio: Multiple startup projects

I have just been blessed with knowledge from 11 times MVP Chris Crowe. I was down in IS Land, complaining about how Visual Studio became unstable when debugging many instances of the same solution. And Chris drops the bombshell that you can launch and debug from the same instance.

Low and behold it’s true, and now I’m even considering moving more projects into the same solution, just to simplify the debug launch process…

So the steps are:

  1. right-click on your Solution in the Solution Explorer
  2. click of Properties
    Steps 1 - 2
  3. select Startup Project
  4. select Multiple startup projects:
  5. change the Action from None to Start or Start without debugging
  6. use the Arrow to change the order of the projects starting up
    Steps 3 - 6
  7. press F5 to run them all…

For more information here is the MSDN link

CODE CAMP BootCamp 2007 – hosted in Christchurch, New Zealand – GET YOUR SELF ALONG!!!!!


A Code Camp for the mainland! 

 1: private string Message = "Welcome";
 2: private string Register = ", please register today!";
 3: private string Name = "Guest"; 
 5: Console.WriteLine(String.Format("{0} {1} {2}", Message, Name, Register);


Trimble Navigation, 11 Birmingham Drive, Addington, Christchurch. Map Here  ( that is where I work )


Speakers are confirmed and sessions are close to finalised. View speaker details here.


You can view a list of sessions here

Most sessions at Boot Camp are 55 minutes in duration and will be held in one room. If we have enough speakers and topics then we have space for a 2nd stream – this is looking very much a possibility…..

The following is a tentative list of topics we would like to see covered. Once we have a final list of speakers we will be able to narrow this down a little.

  • .Net Framework 3.5
  • C# 3, VB 9, Dynamic Runtime & Languages
  • ASP.Net, ASP.Net Futures, SilverLight
  • LINQ, ADO Entities
  • Windows Server 2008, IIS 7 ( I will be me presenting this session ), SQL 2008
  • Architecture, Methodolgies, Patterns & Practices

If you are in Christchurch the weekend of November 3rd & 4th ( if not then why not! ) then drop in and participate ( this is a free event put on by the Christchurch .NET Users Group and a number of volunteers )

Please REGISTER your interest now – we need to have at least 130-150 people – just a hint – there are free prizes that you do not want to miss on the days.

We are talking products that can cost $1000s of dollars – and USD $ as well not that it means as much as it use to but these are YOURS to KEEP if you are the lucky winners…..


Registration NOW OPEN! Please complete the form below. We will email more details of Boot Camp as they come to hand.

As Boot Camp is a free event and our funding is limited, we ask that you only register if you are sure you are coming. If you do change your mind later and have to cancel, that’s fine too, but please let us know via email to

Contact Details: If you have any questions, suggestions or want to offer sponsorship, please contact us at

WE WANT YOU – Register at

Stolen 100% from Chris Crowe