Monday, 8 October 2007


After some Halo3 online play at the weekend I'm still bad at it.

There has been much written on the site about the stats not updating - well it's not surprising because of the sheer amount of data collected and the weekend is always likely to be the busiest time, but it's getting frustrating along with the lag in the game. There were several times that I got the first hit in only to take one and get killed.

So I would recommend the game but as these problems persist I'm looking forward to CoD4:MW which has a November release date. Hopefully they won't be as swamped as Halo3 servers in XBL.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Finished the Fight

Finished the Fight - Halo3 - last night. I must say that I was a bit disappointed in the last mission. Very little shooting and more about driving - oh well you can't please all of the people all of the time.

So it's now time to get all the skulls and terminals - whilst also looking at getting some MultiPlayer action in to get the rankings up.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Ajax Calendar Extender and Master Pages

I thought I might as well share this, if it's not common knowledge.

If you have a and you want to include styles based on the child page you can add the script into the page but this will result in an issue with viewing the designer in Visual Studio 2005. I eventually found a solution to add the stylesheet to the header in code:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
HtmlLink cssLink = new HtmlLink();
cssLink.Href = "~/default.css";
cssLink.Attributes.Add("rel", "stylesheet");
cssLink.Attributes.Add("type", "text/css");


On the calendar extender I was puzzled to see that when a user selected the date the control remained visible. To get round this use an image and the PopUpControlID of the extender and the control will disappear. By setting the text boxes to Enabled=false the user only has the option of using the image to get the calendar to show. I suppose you could use the TextChanged event but this would not stop user error.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Halo 3 Weekend

Had a few hours on Sunday to get through some more of Halo - only 2 levels to go then I can concentrate on the Skulls and other achievements.

Haven't had much chance to play the MultiPlayer but it's looking a bit tough to get the experience points needed when you have to finish 1st or 2nd in a 4 player game. Some people, on the forums, are asking if it would be possible to have more than 4 in a FFA (Free For All).