ASP.NET MVC3 RadioButtonList

Small rant while I’m sorting this out – why oh why oh why doesn’t ASP.NET MVC3 ship with a RadioButtonList Html Helper? Yes I know I can roll my own, but surely, having implemented a DropDownList, they could have popped a RadioButtonList in there for us as well – maybe with an annotation on the model to say which I would prefer? There are just so many times when it just makes the data entry on the front end soooo much quicker for small lists to have radio buttons instead of a drop down.

It seems like such an obvious thing that should be in the core of the code…and I’ve spent a fair amount of time looking through the documentation, thinking I must be missing something. Grrrrr.

Linked In – Social Advertising – WTF?

Linked in Social Advertising
Linked in Social Advertising

So I’m opted in by default? WTF?

While I’m at it – how f-ing vague is the description:

When LinkedIn members recommend people and services, follow companies, or take other actions, their name/photo may show up in related ads shown to you. Conversely, when you take these actions on LinkedIn, your name/photo may show up in related ads shown to LinkedIn members.

I’m sorry, does that mean anything you do on linked in means they can then use your photo for “related” advertising? I’m not a lawyer, but it sounds like simply logging in to the service gives them the right to use my photo next to an advert that says “Hey there, Bevan thinks LinkedIn is great”.

Um….no thanks.