Picnic Box

We brought the load of yesterday’s grasses to the transfer station. On impulse, we stopped at the Picnic Box for lunch. It was good and made me feel almost human again.

I cut down the small grasses.

Have seen some fine films on Netflix this week.

More .NET Hell; Trimmed Grasses

“Parser error”. I converted the site to an application running under the .NET 4.5 application pool. Too many hours wasted.

I’m still sick but cut back the three remaining big grasses in the back yard with the electric hedge trimmer.

Watched a superb film “Reluctant Fundamentalist” directed by an Indian filmmaker Mira Nair.

Visual Studio Nonsense

This works: CodeBehind=”~/Schedule2016.aspx.cs”
This doesn’t: CodeBehind=”Schedule2016.aspx.cs”

From “Tortures of the Damned”:

This option is no longer available in VS2013, but you can accomplish the same thing by selecting your project in the Solution Explorer, then going to the Project option on the Menu Bar. Near the bottom you will see the Convert to Web Application option. This will generate designer files for all the *.aspx pages in your project that don’t have them, but be aware that this may not be what you want if you have a mix of CodeFile *.aspx pages and CodeBehind files. This will also convert CodeFile pages to CodeBehind files. (Courtesy Joisey Mike)

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Stupid Thing This Week

James reports that a bunch of parents were parked in a fire zone at the high school during a fire alarm.

Alarms were ringing, people were leaving the building, but no one moved their car.

A fire truck arrived, honked repeatedly, and eventually the dimwits moved.

The irony in all this is that the parents were waiting for their kids to get out of class. A driver’s ed class.

Dear Sandernistas, Shut Up

President Obama’s observation this week that the meda hasn’t started seriously vetting Bernie Sanders’ ideas is spot-on. Also, Sanders keeps harping on the same old Republican line, and it’s wearing a little thin: Clinton makes too much money from the wrong sources and voted for the Iraq war 12 years ago. The Iraq war was a big mistake and she’s admitted it. As for money in politics: the anti-Citizens United arguments sound more and more like red-baiting from the 1950’s, tilting at windmills when the real issue is a lot deeper. Money contributed to political campaigns is used mostly for television advertising, correct? TV political ads appeal to emotions not to reason. A gullible and poorly educated public is the real problem, and that’s a much tougher nut to crack than whether a billionaire wants to risk cold cash on a proposition that’s 50:50 at best.

“No Possibility of Honorable Disagreement”

“Obama routinely speaks of his critics as if their motives couldn’t possibly be rational or decent. When Republicans balked at his proposal to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to enter the United States (a proposal I favor), Obama jeered. “Apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans,” he said. “That doesn’t sound very tough to me.”

“When GOP lawmakers resisted raising the debt limit, Obama tweeted: “Are they really willing to hurt people just to score political points?” Efforts to repeal Obamacare he attributed to cruelty — the “one unifying principle” for Republicans, the president told reporters, is “making sure that 30 million people don’t have health care.”

“With Obama, there seems to be no possibility of honorable disagreement. Oppose something he wants, and you are a bought-and-paid-for stooge, or a denier of science, or a peddler of fiction, or a scoundrel who puts party ahead of country. He isn’t the only one who talks this way, not by a long shot. But he is our only president, and how he expresses himself matters. When presidential rhetoric is mean and contemptuous, the whole public square is befouled.”

Jeff Jacoby, boston.com Obama regrets polarized rancor. He should. January 24, 2016

How consistent with my experience with online supporters of Bernie Sanders. I wonder if Jeff Jacoby is correct in pointing the finger at Obama for what is actually an American tradition of coarse disrespect for political opponents.