I must take a moment to send out a congratulations (though a day late) to Kent B. and his release of the new Ingenious MVC. I haven't had the chance to get into it much, I hope it should turn out to be as well conceived as its name. That being said, please support Kent and his hard work. This component should really help out for my current project, especially considering the "mess" that is the UIPAB. I am guessing that, as usual, Microsoft will wait till the last minute for generating something useful in this regard. Disapointing, yes, but the way of the industry.
As far as project progress, the basic Membership converter is complete, and I'm rather proud of that little app if I do say so myself. I'm almost two thirds of the way through the Role Provider, though I would like to use roles to exclude access to certain pages in the site, however the setting up of those rules seems to be relegated to the ASP.NET Configuration utility, which is great if you're running on a Microsoft SQL Server platform, but practically useless in any other context. Needless to say this is a good bit frustrating.
Also I would like to give a hello to anyone coming over to this blog from LiveJournal. It's good to see you here, and I look forward to any comments you may have.