I am using Vista, Yes I am, defying and ignoring all those saying "Wait till SP1" or "What's wrong with XP?" guys, I'm sure you all know those and can relate.
My main excuse was that I need to program WPF apps, and in vista it will look much better, oh well, whatever.
Anyway I was and still very open minded about each and every innovation, I think I'm one of a soon to be extinct group that uses UAC in its' default configuration, yes it bogs me to approve every rename I do, but I see the reasoning around this subject, and I feel safer to know that nobody renames files without my consent.
I am NOT a vista expert, I don't know all it's features, but I trust the maturity of vista to let me know when something that I am used to will not work the way I think it does.
For the last few weeks I've been using SSCE which has the potential to become ass' kicking product in your arsenal.
Yesterday I needed to rewrite all my tables at my SSCE file (long story...), I made a copy of that file and erased to original.
Went to my Sql management studio and created a new sdf file in the same location of my previous files.
I don't know why, but somehow something went wrong and the file was created not in the right place. The management studio gave no warning and I unaware went straight to the fun part of rebuilding my tables.
I rebuilt my first table and wanted to check it, happy I went to my VS, and started looking for my new file....
hmm.... not where I expected it to be, funny.
Silly me, I went back to management studio, and started playing hide and seek with that file, where are you? I asked my dear friend mr.studio?
the answer is here right under my nose:
Well of course , c:\windows\system32... what the hell. never mind...
start pressing H franticly, "found you... you can come out now..." nothing... I must be more fatigued than I realize, Was it c:\windows\system ???
Strange, going to back to management, let's try to reconnect...
well it WORKS, haa, Start->Run->C:\Windows\system32\HumanClientDb.sdf->Enter
Message opening: "Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows\system32\HumanClientDb.sdf'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again." I'm starting to lose my balance here, I'm a "uber programmer" can't find a damn file?!
One of the coolest features in vista is new build in index based search, let's give it a try... surprisingly still nothing.
OK, OK you win I'll go do something else...
New day, new energies, new threats, I'll find you you little *** and will gut you, Yes I will.
Your honor I call "ProcessMontior", do your magic. And finally.... (building tension...)
Shiny, I fount it, residing in... what the hell? VirtualStore?
Well Vista guys, Microsoft Evangelists, it will be very nice, I think that next time please let me know, a hint, a clue, small feature in Explorer something!!!!
Funny, A tune just popped out from my memory and I began to whistle it.
...little patience, mm yeah, ooh yeah,
Need a little patience, yeah
Just a little patience, yeah
Some more pati... (ence, yeah)
I've been walking these streets at night
Just trying to get it right (Need some patience, yeah)
It's hard to see with so many around
You know I don't like being stuck in a crowd (Could use some patience, yeah)
And the streets don't change but maybe the name
I ain't got time for the game
'Cause I need you (Patience, yeah)
Yeah, yeah well I need you
Oh, I need you (Take some patience)
Whoa, I need you (Just a little patience is all we need)
Ooh, this ti- me....
Till next time, Adios.