Timing The Execution Time Of Your MVC Actions

I recently had the need to find out how much time elapsed during the execution of just my action, so I created a handy little action filter based on System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch.  This action filter adds the elapsed time to an HTTP header, appropriately named, X-Stopwatch.  I choose…

Anything For Sale By Owner

As I alluded in a post a couple of weeks ago, I have been a bad blogger. And I have neglected my community of readers. However I would like to tell you what I have been doing in the last couple of months while I have been neglecting my blog…

Vista Performance and Reliability Pack Unofficial Release

Please note: These fixes break all current methods of bypassing driver singing requirements except the good old F8 during boot (that you have to do every single time you start vista) If you are using Rivatuner, atitool and or Peerguardian on 64bit vista, you will have to use F8 every…

Why Linux Has Failed on the Desktop

I found this great article about Con Kolivas on Slashdot today: Linux is burdened with 'enterprise crap' that makes it run poorly on desktop PCs, says kernel developer Con Kolivas. Kolivas recently walked away from years of work on the kernel in despair. APCmag.com has a lengthy interview with…

Which web server is better under load, IIS 6 or Apache?

One of the many techno-geek religious arguments that comes up a lot is which web server has a faster response time under load, IIS 6 or Apache? I am happy to say somebody actually put this to a test using what is known as the Digg-effect, basically a constant hammering…

Waking Up Early - 15 Tips That Work

David Cheong, a fellow software developer, has some very good tips for how to wake up early on his blog. I personally use half of them to get my self out of bed in the morning. The most important one that I use is: I’ve found this to be…