Mini review: ”The Bronx”

So, while
shopping for new music last saturday, I picked up the debut CD from The
Bronx
, on account of the fairly
glowing review
from DSC‘s Patrik
Hamberg
. I’ve only listened to it once, but so far I like it. Like a more chaotic
version of The Hives, or perhaps more like
a modern day version of The
New Bomb Turks
. I think this record has room for further growth.

Other records purchased this Saturday:

Opinions on those records may be forthcoming.

Looking for statistics

Most of you that are reading this and are in their late twenties or early thirties
probably had a home computer of some kind. When I was 10-12 there were basically only
two machines competing on the Swedish markets: Commodore 64 (the 800-pound gorilla)
and the ZX Spectrum (the underdog). Later the two main contenders became Amiga and
the Atari ST, of which the Amiga was slightly more popular.

I wonder if there is a correlation between one’s first computer and one’s career path?
My thesis is that people that cut their teeth on the ZX Spectrum are more likely to
have turned out programmers than those that began on the C64. My reasoning is
that as a Spectrum owner, one was more socially isolated than a C64 owner would be
(read: less people to trade games with), which have always been an important prerequisite
for the budding programmer.

Quickies

Entombed rocks

So, here’s a mini review of friday’s Entombed gig: ”Like a steamroller with a groove”.

  • Nico does a good job of filling Jörgens shoes bass-wise, but it’s hard to look as
    cool as Jörgen when he’s doing the devil sign.
  • I’m amazed of how easily the band switches from old songs to new and back again. I
    think ”Revel in flesh” (from their first album, ”Left hand path”) was
    followed by ”Retaliation” (from the latest album, ”Inferno”)
  • Still no ”Night of the Vampire” in the setlist. Pretty please with sugar on the top,
    bring it back!

Yesterday’s gig at Club Nirvana

I had nothing planned for yesterday, so I was happy to learn that Sub
Rosa
, Brazen Riot and Calm was
to play at Club Nirvana. The last time
I saw Calm I had never heard of them, and they blew me away with a chaotic show,
with most of the band spending most of the time in the crowd rather than on the stage.
I am happy to report that their show, now with a new singer, is still as chaotic as
ever.

Sub Rosa (emo-ish noisy pop) and Brazen Riot (New school hardcore) were good too.
I got CD’s of both these bands by some nice people randomly handing them out to audience.
Is this a new trend?

Tonight, Entombed will perform a not-very-publized
gig at Lilla Mondo. I’ll be there!

IIS suxx0rz

Why can’t IIS read files that are on either a SUBST’ed drive, or on a drive mounted
into an empty folder? What kind of low-level file access trickery is it doing that
makes it fail these simple file operations?

I did check out CassiniEx (mentioned earlier) a
little during the weekend. The initial Hello world experiments went well, and accessing
stuff from VS.NET was no big problem either. Debugging failed, though (”make sure you’re
member of the Debugger User groups” — which I am), so I’m looking forward to Kiliman‘s
promised blogging about how to debug code running inside of CassiniEx.

Keith Brown on managed code security

This is
an interesting article about code security in the CLR, and how little teeth the declarative
security features in the CLR have when it’s running fully trusted code. I did know
that some naughty things (like calling private methods) was possible using reflection,
but I was under the assumption that IStackWalk.Deny() trumphed
most anything. In the article, Keith shows how to malicious code can get around that
and also AppDomain separation — if the assembly it’s in is marked as FullTrust.

Fully trusted code can get around all of the CLR’s built-in security
features. That’s why it’s called fully trusted – it must be trusted to do the
right thing.