Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The AJAX Control Toolkit Modal Popup Extender's Postback

I spent the good part of a week and even had to work on Saturday to figure out a problem developing a webpage for work. I was trying to get the AJAX modalpopupextender to postback data from a gridview back to it's parent form. After asking several resources and posting my question on several forum's I discovered that what I was looking for was not a capability offered through ASP.net, I had to do some funky work arounds I found here. I'm trying to post this solution everywhere I can so that the next unlucky person to tackle this problem might find some solace at one of my solution sites. Happy coding!

Thanks again to aspdotnetcodes.com.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fast and Testimony Meetings

I was just reading up on Fast and Testimony meetings as we have ours this Sunday due to Stake Conference being the first Sunday of November. I came across the following statement in Ludlow's Encyclopedia of Mormonism:
"The fast is officially broken by partaking of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper."

He goes on to explain that,
"In modern scripture, fasting is described as 'rejoicing and prayer' (Doctrine and Covenants 59:14), which implies that it is more than just abstaining from food."

I've always not understood why in some places we are told to forego food and liquids for 24 hours and other times we are told to skip 2 meals. This quote seems to go along with the skipping two meals if we start our fast the night before and don't eat until lunch the next day. What do you think?

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Sad, but True

"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read 'President Can't Swim'."

~Lyndon B. Johnson

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

No More Junk Anything

If you're sick of all the telemarketing calls you get, mortgage insurance offers, pre-approved credit card offers, SPAM, etc., the following website has all the answers on how to opt out of these so-called "services."

http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/toptenoptout.html

Sunday, October 14, 2007

On The Waterfront, "2 thumbs way up!"


I had heard that this was a great movie (it's considered one of the top 100 movies by many critics on IMDB.com) but I've been leery about believing too much in what the world thinks of entertainment. It's not just the newer movies either, we've watched some highly acclaimed old movies that we will never see again (e.g., The Manchurian Candidate).

On the Waterfront was truly worthy of the 8 Oscars it won. It was awesome, probably becoming my favorite movie, just surpassing Cool Hand Luke. It was uplifting, introspective, and good entertainment. When the show's over you find yourself wondering, "Am I going to live my life being D&D or am I going to be a canary?" Are we going to sit back and let the Terry Mulloys of the world battle evil on their own, or are we going to join their cause, no matter the consequences, because we know what we are doing is right?

"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it." This famous line takes in a lot more meaning within the context of the movie. Terry realizes that "short-end money" is no way to live a life, he knows what his potential is and could have been had he made better choices and had people around him to support him. He doesn't let this thought keep him down though, he sees the individual efforts of several men who have stood up against evil and were stopped cold in the process. He isn't afraid of this, and with some guidance from the priest his effort to uphold Good, along with the effort of those who died in the process, ends triumphing over Evil.

I don't guarantee you'll like it, but if you're looking for something uplifting and with a good story line, some action, and a little romance, watch it.

Friday, October 05, 2007

LifeHacker: a wealth of invaluable information

I stumbled upon a new blog, Lifehacker.com that is either one of the best blogs to follow or the worst. The best because it gives suggestions and solutions from how to get rid of headaches or organize your tangled globs of yarn to some of the coolest and geekiest downloads/hacks. The worst because it can be time consuming reading every single interesting post. At any rate, it has something for everyone. I thought I'd list some of the coolest posts I've found there over the last few weeks:
Anyways, I recommend checking it out. Since there are easily more than 10 posts a day, you may want to consider using an RSS reader (e.g., Google Reader). Happy blog reading.