# Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It is times like this when I can’t figure out if I am awake or still dreaming when I see new cell phone technology like these. Sprint still requires the two year service agreement where TMobile does not and both phones would cost the same at about $300. I had a monthly discount with my previous employer Volt at about 8% off per monthly bill, and it looks like I have got another 8% discount with T-Mobile monthly bill with the new job I start with this Thursday for doing testing on Windows Vista with the Windows Division through Aditi staffing agency as another temporary Microsoft contract. This will most likely go to the middle of March, and then I’ll look for work again.

 

T-Mobile Wing: http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/Detail.aspx?device=acc8102d-4506-4eaa-bc2f-9c7b8ec1b1e0

 

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Sprint Mogul by HTC: http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASApp/onlinestore/en/Action/DisplayPhones

 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007 4:54:05 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Monday, November 12, 2007

Dear Friends and Loved one,

It has been a long time waiting for this, and I do appologize profusely for the delays. But it here is! Our very own highly prized and long awaited Complete Compendium of Jill Feyerherm and Matthew Klump’s photo gallery is back online at http://home.klump-pdx.com/ngallery for anyone that wishes to see some amussing history of our lives as well as the many challenges we have overcome and also the many good times we have shared. The comment feature is no longer available for this portion of our website, so anyone wishing to comment may do so by sending them to my wife Jill (jill@klump-pdx.com) or myself (matthew@klump-pdx.com).

Thank you all, god bless, and enjoy

-Matthew

Monday, November 12, 2007 8:39:49 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Monday, October 1, 2007

I was thinking about how interestingly I had rather suddenly and unexpectedly bumped into our good and funny guy Rory Blyth! I was very fortunate to happen to drop by Rory’s blog this Sunday, September 30th, 2007 since tomorrow is Rory’s last day as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. I was very moved by his life experience that he mentioned over the last three years of his fun at Microsoft, and I felt compelled to write him back a short reply:

 

My friend Rory,                                                                                                                                    

My encounter with you in building 25 cafeteria, the building where my present contract has placed me, was very enlightening, and also definitely a sign. It was a sign that I am not all that far behind you in the direction that you are headed in back to my home of 29 years, Portland Oregon after my present contract with Microsoft comes to its natural conclusion. For the longest time, it felt like my stay here in Redmond/Bellevue/Issaquah was more like a pilgrimage for spiritual knowledge, and then slowly as months turned into year, it felt like a Babylonian Exile much the same way that the two ancient Jewish nations in the land of Israel known as Jerusalem and Judea were banished from their cities and forced to live in captivity within Babylon. Their temples destroyed, and their people enslaved by the Babylonians because they did not heed the warnings of God's chosen prophets. They could not do something so simple as to obey God's laws and precepts that were handed down to them by Moses himself. Yes, it was the Ten Commandments that we know all too well. I too also believe that I've gained invaluable experience during my time at Microsoft. My skill levels have finally advanced to the point with software programming in testing and development that I stand a much stronger chance of gaining software engineering work in Portland Oregon that has always been my dream.

Rory my friend, if you happen across any contacts in the Portland area you happen to know of since your headed back to Portland and tomorrow is your last day at Microsoft, do you think you can put in a good word for me over at the Pack West Microsoft office in Beaverton, OR? Or anyone else you happen to bump into kind of the same way that you and I bumped into each other over in the Building 25 cafeteria?

A friend once said to me that the greatest joy happens in helping someone else, and perhaps even if that person is a somewhat of a stranger. I could not help but think about how you have been since the last time we met as business acquaintances. I'm glad I read your blog today since it spoke to me a great deal about being away from home and wanting to see family again.

-Matthew

http://www.klump-pdx.com

 

 

Monday, October 1, 2007 7:08:53 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Sunday, August 19, 2007

In response to Gloria’s story in the Seattle Times and the out pouring of support and prayers by her faith community, my faith simply demanded that I write to her a short note:

Dear Gloria,

Both I, Matthew James, and my wife Jill of St. Louise De Mariliac parish in Bellevue, WA have heard and read of your story from the beginning, especially by my wife Jill.
We are also members of the anointed Knights of Columbus Counsel 4385 at St. Louise parish and also the Young Adults Group Ministry of St. Louise De Mariliac, and all of us extend our prayers out to you for speedy healing and a complete recovery. And if this is not the will of our most holy Lord God Jesus Christ, that he whose heart lights every dark place in this world, take you Gloria to his bosom as you enter into the throne room of God to live forever and reign with the holy family, Saints, and hosts of heaven, one God, forever and ever,
Ah men.
Many of us wish that we could follow you as you are reborn from this life to life everlasting in the next. Like infant children who do not understand, none of us who are still disciples of Jesus here on Earth are meant to understand what life with him is like until our faith walk in his glory on Earth is at an end. The Gospel of Jesus tells us over and over again not to fear, and that through faith we are saved.
To my knowledge, you have done exactly this, so you have nothing to fear, and when the time comes for his second coming to you, your rebirth as your are given victory over death will be glorious!

This is my prayer for you and my belief as told to me by his word, the one true Living God.
-Matthew

Post page: http://www.klump-pdx.com/blog/2007/08/19/Prayers+For+Gloia+Dear+Gloria.aspx

Sunday, August 19, 2007 8:17:55 AM UTC  #    Comments [1]Trackback
# Thursday, August 9, 2007

If you ever happen across an IIS web server that absolutely REFUSES to behave properly and render web application requests for clients as a good little web server should, then check out the fix for x64 ASP.NET 2.0…

1) Check that you DO NOT see this:

 

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>aspnet_regiis -lv

2.0.50727.0     Valid           C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\aspnet_isapi.dll

1.1.4322.0      Valid           C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\aspnet_isapi.dll

2.0.50727.0     Valid           C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\\aspnet_isapi.dll

 

2) If you do, then do this:

 

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>aspnet_regiis -ua

Start uninstalling all versions of ASP.NET.

..............................Start uninstalling all versions of ASP.NET.

.........................

Finished uninstalling all versions of ASP.NET.

.

Finished uninstalling all versions of ASP.NET.

 

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>aspnet_regiis -lv

Cannot find any installed version.

 

3) Finally, to make your IIS 6.0 webserver host on a X64 Windows OS, do this:

 

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322>aspnet_regiis -i

Start installing ASP.NET (1.1.4322.0).

Finished installing ASP.NET (1.1.4322.0).

 

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322>aspnet_regiis -lv

1.1.4322.0      Valid (Root)    C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\aspnet_isapi.dll

 

4) And also this to set x64 ASP.NET as the default and root version to finally resolve the version conflicts:

 

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>aspnet_regiis.exe -i

Start installing ASP.NET (2.0.50727).

.............................................

Finished installing ASP.NET (2.0.50727).

 

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>aspnet_regiis.exe -lv

2.0.50727.0     Valid (Root)    C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\aspnet_isapi.dll

1.1.4322.0      Valid           C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\aspnet_isapi.dll

 

-Matthew

Qwest Vendor - SAT Build System

 

Thursday, August 9, 2007 7:27:33 AM UTC  #    Comments [1]Trackback

I have installed an interesting application - BlogJet. It's a cool Windows client for my blog tool (as well as for other tools). Get your copy here: http://blogjet.com

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination." -- Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 9, 2007 7:22:18 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Sunday, April 22, 2007

If your favorite buddies are as happy as ours are in their sandbox-latrine:

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Then you know what a headache life can be when you Litermaid Automatic cat litter box by Applica Incorporated can be when this wonderful consumer product since slice bread decides to break down.

If you encounter the same situation that I did where I couldn’t get the litter rake arm moving again regardless of whether the device was plugged into an AC power outlet or powered by batteries, then follow these simple steps to get your automatic Littermaid cat box rake arm moving again:

1) Un plug all power supplies from any AC outlet and remove all batteries.

2) Where the rake arm would normally move all the way up to the receptical side to depress to two switches: Press both of these rake arm retraction switches, simultaneously ten times, and in a row as shown in this picture. The switches are located at the end of each track on each side of the litter box:

3) Wait 5 minutes.

4) Plug you AC power back in or put your batteries back into the Littermaid cat box.

5)  Your scoop/rake arm should be moving once again, and everything as working again just fine!

If these touble shoot steps helpped for you, please feel free to comment your experience below.

Sunday, April 22, 2007 4:27:05 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Tuesday, March 27, 2007
In the infancy of my career as a beginner programmer, I learned from the very beginning that planning and design is usually 60% of our work, and following through with implementation is 40% of what we do. Deploying a server is no different from deciding exactly on the topology of the server, to the thumb twidling of waiting for the status bar to reach 100%. In the end, a machine that started out as a workstation will never be a server, and reciprocally a sever will never be a workstation. My reality consumed a good two months in the wrong direction, and my hope is will help as a warning from my experience.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:08:10 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Sunday, December 24, 2006

I wish to dedicate this public message to all my friends of old who are continuing to try their best to make the most of life:

The first part of this post I would like to further dedicate to Karen Hansen, who I finally had the distinct honor of meeting with her new husband after 25 years of life in separate directions at Linda Gustofson’s Chocolate and Champagne party. Karen, if you are able to read this, send me an email, so that we add you to our Christmas Card list, and of course if you ever happen to be in the Seattle area or just wish to write back and forth. If you ever wish to chat, I can be found on MSN Messenger under my email for login (matthew@klump-pdx.com). If would also be great if we could get your email address as well as your husband’s so we can stay in touch. I will send an email to my sister Sara just in case you happen to contact her.

Erindale Cannon:

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My wife Jill with Erindale’s new baby Angelina:

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Joya was not with Erindale when she took baby Angelina with her that day to Jill’s and Erindale’s favorite Coffee Shop in downtown Monmouth. We did, however, finally get to meet baby Joya again that day since she was experiencing a “time out” earlier that day by the surigate parents Grandma and Grandpa. Joya is growing up very quickly into the young toddler she is now. I was not able to capture a picture of her, but the best was I could describe her is very healthy for a child her age, eyes of both her Mother and her Father, and long brown curls of locks.

We wish you the best, Erindale, Joya, and now baby Angelina. May you all find room in your hearts to bring your father, Art Mcgee, back into your lives as a complete and loving family once again… In Jesus name, we pray for this to be a reality, ah men…

 

Sunday, December 24, 2006 2:39:37 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Monday, December 4, 2006

All Internet Explorer users —> NOW HERE THIS! <—

There two more gotch’yas I’ve recently stumbled across that I hope to save everyone that same trouble from:

1)      If your friend has provided you a login to his website running IIS and without 128-bit SSL, HTTPS encryption, make sure you disable “Enable Windows Integrated Security,” or you’ll be forever disallowed to login to your friend’s site.

2)      Don’t ever expect to use Internet Explorer for access to your favorite FTP sites anymore. For security concerns, FTP access is turned off in Internet Explorer 7.0. You are now restricted to use FTP access only through an Explorer Window to keep your files and password from being sent in clear text across the wire.

I hope this helps for everyone that is a Windows or Internet Explorer out there, and we’ll see you at the next blog entry.

Monday, December 4, 2006 10:10:46 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Hey Gang,

I’ve gotten my enlistment set and approved through autosecure as:

//depot/... //a-mattk-YonaSeverManagementDepot/...

//depot/sources/test/... //a-mattk-YonaSeverManagementDepot/sources/test/...

 

When I try to execute:

sd sync -f -w //depot/sources/test/…

I get:

//depot/sources/test/... - no permission to protected namespace; see 'sd help permissions'.

I do have access to the main portion of the depot because when I execute sd sync -f -w //depot/...

I’m getting a different result from earlier as:

Request too large (over 200000); see 'sd help maxresults'.

Meaning it’s definitely trying, but something else is wrong, maybe the view mapping to get the source code.

Mean while I’ve been trying desperately to execute a successful xcopy command from my friend's network share, but currently is not working since every other subfolder has an offending file whose name is too long (greater than 255 chars).

This can be worked around by having xcopy renaming all the offending folders and files with the /N switch which will execute the copy using the generated short names. This pretty much ruins everything since after the copy, I’m not able to read or tell exactly which is what since now my build source differs from the original.

Since manually copying the depot will never work, what would you suggest to fix this?

So, what is the answer behind door number one Bob? Du, na, na, naaaaaaaah......

!! ROBOCOPY !!

Yes my friends, ROBOSCOPY will solve all of your copying needs, no matter HOW OBSCURE your soucre control tree may be...

All you have to do is faithfully believe in your self as a programmer, be a devout user of Microsoft .NET (MS Windows also helps), have a firm belief in God through Jesus Christ to deliver you from all of your programming difficulties, and go to the URL http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en to download the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools for Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003. Within the tool kit you will find ROBOCOPY plus a large expanded set of the cmd32 commands you are already used too. Have fun, have a great HAPPY THANKS GIVING and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, and let me know if this works for any of you... (Post comment down below)

(Post comment down below)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 11:09:08 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Friday, October 6, 2006

By now you probably noticed several new photos that were posted from events occurring over the summer. If you haven’t checked that out yet, it may be found here. I haven’t yet had a chance to clean up the comment spam left by several other visitor, so if you wish to comment on any of the pictures there, please use this link to do so. This particular gallery is hosted from home, so please be forgiving if your connection is slow. Thing started off with a BANG, this summer with the first event being the Renaissance and Fantasy Fare in Gigharbor, Washington, next it was off to the Yamhill Valley Winery for wine tasting through Neighborhood House Association with offices in Multnomah Village of Portland, OR. About three weeks later after that we went waver runner ridding with my man Greg Martin, and also hiking  out by Snoqualmie-Pasqualmie (sorry for the pun) Falls for a short Jill hike to see the falls, the power generation station, and the great Lodge that is there at Snoqualmie. Great prices I hear for the loading… A few weeks later after that it was off to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands where Jill’s parent purchased a new vacation home, soon to be retirement home. We most especially enjoyed the the sunset just over Victoria Island on the other side of the channel. It was also a tremendous pleasure to Orcas out hunting for food in the channel on just the opposite side of the Island. Too bad I wasn’t able to get a good enough photo to be seen to place with the other photographs. The light house you can see there is the vantage point from where we saw the whales. The final and of course must relaxing time I was able to enjoy with just one day with Grandpa and I fishing at the inlet to the Salmon River. The fish you seen me holding there is a 27 pound fish I caught out by a part of the inlet our guide called “The Trojan’s Helmet” and that I’m barely able to lift becuase of it being so full of meat and salmon eggs. Yes, I just so happen to catch and eat a fall Chinook Salmon that was on her way up river lay her eggs in louse gravel to continue the population of the Chinook Salmon species, right up until the point she smelled the herring bate at the end of my fish hook. The fish that you see Grandpa holding is a 15 pound fish that our tour guide, Scilus, had hooked and Grandpa had reeled in.

This first week of October has been kind of depressing is I lost my first opportunity at full time with Microsoft since I am still a hard working software engineer. This second weekend may even get more depressing since taxes for the precious year is due by the end of this month, oh woopty-do, lucky me. Generally speaking about life as a human on Earth, we must balance the good with the bad, and hope someday to be in a place we never have to worry about loss, hurt and suffering again.

 

Friday, October 6, 2006 5:08:23 PM UTC  #    Comments [2]Trackback
# Monday, August 14, 2006

Instead of our typical stay at home Friday evening and watch Stargate Science Fiction, we spent a wonderful and relaxing evening at the horse races when we were unexpectedly invited by Jill’s work place American Engineering to come on down and enjoy the races at Emerald Downs Horse Race Track. I have to admit to you all that I did my best to understand how to read the statistics sheet for who is going to be the next winning horse, but I untimately conceided to my own inability and left all the betting up to Jill:

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Monday, August 14, 2006 10:05:17 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Tuesday, August 8, 2006

The first paragraph of Chapter Fourteen of “We Believe, A Survey of the Catholic Church” by Oscar Luke, speaks directly to my God-given spirit in regard to the time I have spent here in Washington since I was brought to Microsoft on April 17, 2006, just two days after I was baptized and my wife Jill Feyerherm confirmed into the Catholic Church on the evening of Saturday, April 15, 2006 at St. Cecilia Parish, Beaverton, OR:

“Actions speak louder than words,” Study of our faith is meaningful only if it motivates us to act in a manner consistent with the teaching of Jesus. “What good is it, my brothers and sisters in Christ, if someone says they have faith but do not have works? Can that faith save them? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear, and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,’ but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (The Gospel according to Saint James, Chapter 2: Verses 14 through 17)

Since we moved, most probably the simplest (and at the same time) the most difficult thing we have really needed to do was to find our local Saint Louise Parish of Bellevue, Washington and get involved over our heads with sharing, ministry, friends, and faith in God through Jesus Christ. One of our works is known by the Archdiocese of Seattle, presided over by his grace – Archbishop Alex J. Brunett, as an offering and a tithe of One Percent of everything we receive as income as a bare minimum to further the cause of the Archdiocese ministries and seminarian training. Another good work was handled last Sunday by my beautiful wife Jill when St. Louise Parish was promoting back-to-school supply stock up for all the children of the Parish not able to receive their own supplies. We helped out that day by giving away rulers, pencils, and calculators for the other children of the parish to use as they need them. Even so, I really find a much greater sense of peace if I can secretly and personally help someone for however the best way I can give to help that person out the most. This is critical, because is means I can perform the good work and be praying to God at the same time, and really know that he is listening.

The greatest benefit this is as a result of striving to continually give better works is it makes me feel very humble and greatful to be around such wonderful catholic friends that believe as I do, and especially more pleasing to God even though sometimes he understands that sometimes I slip-up and knock my hallow sideways. What is most important is that no matter what may happen, no matter what life may through at us, we always return to back to God with our needs. One of biggest mistakes we as a people of God could make is thinking that we can rely on our own strength to physically and emotionally handle any problem that life here on Earth will give to us. It is my understanding that my strength alone is absolutely finite, a grain of sand on the rolling beach, and God’s strength is the infinite number of other grains of sand combined. By this fact, especially Jesus Christ including and all the hosts of heaven, all the martyrs, all the saints, especially St. Albertus Magnus, St. John of God, St. Peter, St.Mary our most blessed virgin mother of God, St. Francsis of Asissi, St. Clair, St. James, St. Joseph, St. Cecilia, St. Louise, and also for the love of all our departed loved ones is why I choose to put God’s strength first before any ounce of my own for all time.

So I ask you, if you also believe, or would like to know more about what it is like to put God’s strength first, I implore you to please place a comment or email me at matthew@klump-pdx.com about your need, and I will be able to help you get started with some great resources that can help you to understand what it is like to place God’s strength first in our lives through Jesus Christ. I cannot begin summarise how everyone’s walk with God will be by putting his strength first before our own through faith and good works for other people, but I can say that the magnitude of the problems you may be feeling right now will seem insignificant in comparison to what God has in store for you and for all of us.

I thank you for reading about my thoughts this day, and God Bless You both Now and Forever, Ah men.

-Matthew

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 4:05:52 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Thursday, April 20, 2006

3rdDay@Microsoft

Hongwei (one of my new work partners) and myself might look goofy, but we had to grin and giggle while going throught the process to setup my work station. For such a large body company as this, it is understandable that the process for bringing onboard a new employee as myself might slow to a crawl.

I currently get to share office space with five people, but I have to admit that I have absolutely no complaints. Even being considered to work at a place as prestigious as Microsoft. It really is quite an honor.

Thursday, April 20, 2006 8:24:34 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback
# Friday, February 24, 2006

This is probably the only time you’ll hear me rag on someone in this forum since I am leaving in a few months to go have some fun at Microsoft, so here it goes:

So I was happily moving along, doing my 2006 Code of Conduct Training when I found I could keep pressing the <<NEXT>> button on each presentation slide and BYPASS all of the required questions for credit. The next thing I know, I am writing an email to AskComplianceTraining@qwest.com about not testing their web application.

Dear Qwest Corporate Compliance:

I develop software and web applications myself, and I found a BUG in your software/web application for the code of conduct training!! First of all you guys should be more through about testing your software and web applications more throughly before you deploy them. Secondly, I specifically selected to do the training with the low-bandwidth 56k or less options to go though the training. Having done that, I was able to select each objective topic and keep pressing the <<NEXT>> button over and over without answering ANY questions until my browser came back to the objective home screen and the topic I was SUPPOSE to cover crossed out. In this way, I was able to eliminate every objective topic without the accountability of reading the topics, knowing the topics, or being tested by answering the questions. This obvious bug appears to have completely defeated the purpose of the 2006 code of conduct training. I hope this tidbit of warning will prompt some fixes in the next release.

-Matthew, DV76

Friday, February 24, 2006 8:23:05 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]Trackback

I have lived in Portland, Oregon for nearly twenty nine years now, and it seems that no matter what we decide to do with our lives that God always has the final say in who stays and who goes including circumstantial events in our lives that just so happen to appear out of no where. Yes sir, whether we like it or not, God is always there helping us to get out of jam ups along the road of life.

That just so happened to be true at this time in my life because I have applied for and have been accepted to work at Microsoft in Redmond, WA doing Windows CE mobile development testing. So naturally Rory Blyth’s discussion on Windows Mobile will be a huge benefit for what I’ll be assigned to do. God is leading me North out of Oregon in virtually the same way he lead the Hebrews out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, and he is not being subtle about this since we’re having to leave many family and friends behind.

As we embark on this fantastic journey down the road of life, we remember all the good times spent in and around all of Oregon from the cost, to the cascade mountains to the high deserts and lava caves. We will miss you Oregon, and also be right next door!

Friday, February 24, 2006 2:45:55 PM UTC  #    Comments [1]Trackback
# Thursday, January 5, 2006

For anyone that has been using the Beta 2 and the new final release (Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition) version 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727–4200) using the Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727, I am afraid that I may have some bad news for you and for the team that released this version at Microsoft.

The symptoms of the bug that my IDE was experiencing when I was using the Beta 2 version was exactly the same as what Scott Hanselman said here. This would now be the third complete manual uninstall and reinstall of the new final release (Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition) version 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727–4200) using the Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727, and the usual started happening again:

The certain keyboard keys became non-functional such as the enter key. arrow keys, ctrl, alt, backspace, and shift keys ?!?!

NONE of the .NET Framework tool modules would load, or “the referenced assembly could not be loaded” ?!?!

The answer is some what trivial with ONLY 20/20 hind site vision after the source of the problem was identified. Your user setting file for Visual Studio 2005 some how corrupted itself during the installation or IDE loading process, and you must have the environment reset your user data file “again, which we all know should have been tracked and eliminated in the Beta 2 version.”

Quite certainly, the last time I checked we are all still human, including Microsoft, and we make mistakes. Even so, while the product was in Beta 2 version, I believe that knowledge of this problem existed way before the RTM date of the final release and SHOULD HAVE been taken care of. In stead we see this sort of thing propagating to the next version which sort of, kind of, just so happened to be a final release. I can already see the maintenance cost going though the roof…

Any who . . . to fix this nasty bug, close Visual Studio 2005, go to the root install folder for your version of Visual Studio 2005 and enter the following commands:

cd C:\<<install root folder>>\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\

devenv.exe /ResetUserData

or if provides yet another unexpected nicety use:

devenv.exe /?

command to uncover exactly what switch option will reset the user settings file and YOUR DONE!

To be quite honest, without reading a post like this to get the solution, you will probably think that your development environment is totally and utterly useless.

Hope this helps, now get back to work!

Thursday, January 5, 2006 11:10:04 PM UTC  #    Comments [1]Trackback