Yet another way to waste time….

I’ve really got no free time to speak of, but when a couple DVDs arrived in my mailbox yesterday, I just had to run the install.



For the record, when using Virtual PC, 128MB or RAM is not a large enough allocation for Longhorn…. 🙂 It could only do 4-bit color at 640×480 and was slooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww.  With a 600MB allocation on a 3.8GHz machine it’s not bad (considering it’s a very early release and hosted on Server 03) . 


Now to install Whidbey.  Unreleased products running on unreleased products.  That’s a recipe for a crash if I’ve ever seen one.

CF Application Idle Timer

Ever want to have an application idle timer for you CF app?  Maybe to pop up a login screen, power down a peripheral or log off a network?  A recent newsgroup post prompted me to write one, and in VB of all things.  The thing that took longest was figuring out that VB.NET doesn’t actually have an application entry point and call to Application.Run unless you modify the project settings.  And this is supposed to be easier than C#?


At any rate, the code is in the OpenNETCF Wiki.  Expect a C# version in the near term.  In fact I’m going to work on a set of IMessageFilter implementation examples, so if you have any ideas or things you’d like to see, let me know.

OpenNETCF Consulting, LLC

Well, we’ve gotten most of the details worked out and have hung out the shingle.  OpenNETCF Consulting is open for business.  If you’ve got a project or a need for a consultant/contractor with solid Compact Framework experience, contact us

Not that I really think anyone questions our capabilities, but to dispell any doubt, just look at our company resume.