Tuesday, February 15, 2005

For Sale: 2001 Suzuki SV-650S

Yes, my motorcycle is for sale. It's a 2001 Suzuki SV-650S with 13,000 miles. I've had it for two years and it's time to move on. I've made a few cosmetic modifications to it like removing the rear fender, replacing the rear turn signals, and installing higher clipons from a Honda Hawk GT. The factory 12.5k service (adjusting the valves, basically) was done at the local Suzuki dealer, Trans-Am.

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Visual SourceSafe and RSS

I was looking for a way for Visual SourceSafe to tell me that someone has checked in changed files. I found SSMonitor (email notification) and Visual SourceSafe Journal Monitor Service (email, IM, or custom) but it was VSS RSS Generator that really delivered a great solution: an RSS feed that listed the check-in changes.

VSS RSS Generator runs as a Windows service (nice) but it's very CPU intensive (not nice), consuming about 1.5 minutes of CPU time per database per run. And I had to change some code in the inner foreach loop to reduce the memory footprint from 150MB to 15MB. But in general, it works very well.

The company I work for uses Bugzilla to track bugs and enhancements. In the check-in comments, we post either the bug number or a URL to the bug like: http://bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1186. The next step is to autodetect these URLs and reformat to make them clickable from within an RSS reader.

I wonder if anyone else has taken the VSS RSS Generator's source and improved it? If so, we should talk. Drop me an email, please...