Thursday, March 30, 2006

Another year of poor coverage

Living in a Canberra sure has some problems. One of the biggest problems is the AFL coverage. Channel 9 have the rights to the AFL with foxtel picking up the remainder of the games. The problem is that Channel 9 also have the rights to the Rugby League, which is always shown in preference to the AFL.
Tonight, the Saints take on Westcoast in the first game of the season. Unfortunately, channel 9 have decided to hold off the coverage until midnight so they can show the footy show..

No problems, I have foxtel.. I can just watch it there.. Nope.. it's not being shown until 11:30pm.
Turns out, Fox Footy is showing the game from 9:30 in NSW, QLD, SA, WA, yet ACT misses out...
Anyway, that's the end of my rant.. I can't wait until next year to see how much better the Channel 7/10 consortium do with their coverage...

Thursday, March 23, 2006

ODP.Net Beta Released

Great news, oracle have just released a beta version of ODP.Net (oracle data provider for .Net) for .Net 2.0.

This release is awesome for the following reasons:

  • Support for the Provider based Factories
  • Connection String Builder
  • Data Source Enumeration
  • Schema Discovery
  • VS2005 integration and support for debugging stored procedures

Best of all, ODP.Net should now work out of the box with Enterprise Library 2.0 without the need for writing provider factories and wrappers around the old Version..
Here are the links:
What's New