Scott Hanselman

ATTN Portlanders - Pioneer Courthouse Square launched their new site

June 18, '04 Comments [2] Posted in Musings
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Hey Portland folks, Pioneer Courthouse Square - Portland's Living Room - launched their new site today.

I did their BrickFinder application in C# and VB.NET a while back as a demo application.  They had the whole thing in Excel until they hit the old 64,000 row limit.  They upsized to Access 2.0 and went on their merry way.  I updated them to VB6 about 7 years ago, and .NET last year.  This recent face lift was easy, and for me just involved stylesheet changes and no major recompiles.  It includes caching and a dynamically generated map of the square with your personalized brick highlighted.

If you are ever in Portland, check out the Elvis Brick. :)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Friday, June 18, 2004 7:33:50 AM UTC
I don't know why, but I wasn't able to use the find brick function on the site. It didn't allow me to just enter the search query, the validators on the other form always hit...
Friday, June 18, 2004 8:49:02 AM UTC
Ya, sadly they've just this week decided to collect information before a search. I warned them that it would decrease use of the finder. I'm sure they'll turn it off and see my way in a few weeks. Until then, put in random info.
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