Here’s an nice article about coding standards and the “Standards by Committee” anti-pattern.
I bought some used Sport seats and ordered new seat covers and foam from Mid-America Motorworks.
Installing the covers was pretty easy with my nephew Rob’s help. I think they turned out pretty nice:
It was my first time at HPR, and I really enjoyed the track. It has a lot of elevation change and technical features.
I had to cut the trip short due to the weather forecast threatening to strand the Corvette in Denver for the rest of the week, but I’m planning to attend their next event there in June.
Is your hard drive getting full?
Ever wonder where all that space is being used?
Wonder no more! WinDirStat will show you exactly which folders contain the files that are taking up the most space on your drive.
This is a great tool to use whenever you want to clean up your drive. It will display a sorted list of your folders and show you what percentage of space each one is using, then you can drill down into the folders to find the larger files and optionally delete them.
Great program! Check it out!
I spent a significant amount of time today tracking down a problem on one of our web applications.
One of our customers complained about seeing the infamous This Page Contains Both Secure and Nonsecure Items warning every time they viewed any of the site’s pages with Internet Explorer.
This error occurs when you are viewing a web site over an SSL (HTTPS) connection, but there are one or more nonsecure items on the page.
In the end, our particular manifestation was due to having numerous iframe objects embedded in our pages with their src properties set to either
The fix was to change all of these to use
I found several resources online that were helpful in getting to the bottom of this problem:
The first is EricLaw’s excellent blog posting on the subject.
The other is this checklist for ruling out the possible causes.
I drove the Corvette back to Colorado from Oklahoma yesterday.
I left OK at around 6pm Central time and drove straight through. I encountered very heavy fog the entire way across I-70 in Kansas, then as I crossed the Colorado state line it cleared up for a short time before I encountered very heavy snow.
Once I reached the foothills around 5am, the snow started to stick and the roads became very slick and icy. As I’d been driving for around 12 hours and hadn’t slept since 7am the previous day, I decided that it was a good time to take a break. I called for some roadside assistance and had the car towed to a nearby service station where it would be safe and my wife came to pick me up in the AWD sport ute.
After a few hours of sunshine, the roads were completely dry and we drove the Corvette the rest of the way home.
We had a great weekend at Texas World Speedway with TrackGuys! I saw a lot of old friends and met some new ones too.
The Corvette ran great and was very strong!
I would like to thank Bo Woody at APS Automotive in Oklahoma City for tuning my car on very short notice. He did a great job and I would like to recommend him if you need any performance work done on your car!
The car made 438 horsepower on his Mustang Dyno, which I understand equates to around 500 HP to the rear wheels on a Dynojet.
7725 Northeast 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73141-1426
I was in OKC this pass weekend getting my Corvette prepped for the TrackGuys TWS event. This will be the second track event since the new motor was installed, and the first time back to TWS since the old motor bit the dust.
I swapped out the cat-back for a stock C5-Z06 Titanium exhaust. It is significantly quieter and should make driving the car on the street a bit more tolerable without a noticeable loss of power.
I’ve been wanting to adopt one of these new-fangled distributed version control systems for some time now, so I decide to dive in and find out what all the fuss was about.