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ASP.NET PodCast - Give it a listen

If you are not familiar with the ASP.Net PodCast , I strongly recommend that you check it out immediately.  ASPNet PodCasts cover information that is very relevant to .NET developers at all levels.  If you see the list of PodCast descriptions...
March 02, 2006 by admin

CodeCamp Orlando comes with a Community Credit Surprise

Orlando Code Camp is right around the corner.  March 25th, in fact, which is just over three weeks away.  The excitement is building and it is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss!   I will be there, as well,  giving...
March 02, 2006 by admin

You can win your very own USB Sushi Drive

The March Community Credit prizes have just been posted.  Some pretty wacky ones made it to this month's mix.  You gotta love the grand prize. It is a  USB Sushi Drive.  Yep, you heard right, it is a USB drive that looks just like...
March 02, 2006 by admin

Dwight Schrute Bobblehead Petition - The full story.

Have you ever come up with a really offbeat idea?  I get them all of the time, but unlike others who have the sense to keep their ideas to themselves, I tend to bring them to reality.  Not surprisingly, it doesn't always work in my best interest. ...
February 22, 2006 by admin

Microsoft ACE Award

I just received a Microsoft ACE Award in the mail the other day.  It is always nice to receive recognition, especially in the form of a 3 dimensional glass cube.  Okay, I am not quite sure exactly what it is made of.... crystal?  glass? ...
February 22, 2006 by admin

Best CodeCamp Ever!!!

I just returned from the Ft. Lauderdale Code Camp and IMHO it was the best Code Camp that I have had to honor to present at.  The term "Best", of course, is such a subjective term so let me explain further.  For starters, the location of the...
February 06, 2006 by admin

Got Code? Come out to the South Florida CodeCamp

If you are in the South Florida area on February 4th, be sure not to miss the South Florida Code Camp.  The beautiful thing about CodeCamp is that you get to hear about the latest technology from the local talent in the area.  That's right,...
January 26, 2006 by admin

We give stupid prizes to smart people

Woo Hoo!!!  I just published a new website, http://ww.Community-Credit.com , which rewards those who contribute to the development community.   The website mantra, "We give stupid prizes to smart people", says it all.  The prizes this...
January 11, 2006 by admin

SQL Server 2005 adds support for Null Values in the "For XML" clause

For those of you who have been using the "For XML" clause in SQL Server 2000, you will be happy to know that support for Null Values has been added to it in SQL Server 2005.  This may not seem like a big deal on the surface, though,...
December 14, 2005 by admin

The Best "Out-Of-Office" E-Mail Auto-Reply:

I came across this one and laughed out loud a few times..... "The Best Out-Of-Office" E-Mail Auto-Reply: 1: I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood. 2: You are receiving this...
December 14, 2005 by admin

Willy Wonka has nothing over XMLPitstop.com

Much the same way that  Willy Wonka's  Chocolate factory was dark for a while and suddenly came to life, XMLPitstop took  a bit of a break and has now come back to life with a number of new features, some fixes and alot of new plans for...
December 11, 2005 by admin

Top Notch Launch Event of SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and Biztalk 2005

I just came from the Launch event of Visual Studio 2005 in Orlando, Florida. It was a real treat for me on many levels.  For starters, this was the first time I ever helped to man an "Ask the Experts" booth.  It gave me a unique opportunity...
December 10, 2005 by admin

Setting the value of Password Fields in ASP.NET 2.0 (a tip and rant rolled up into 1)

     I just learned a great tip for setting the value of a password field in asp.net.  For those of you who have ever attempted to work with a TextBox where the TextMode is set to password, I feel your pain.  For some...
August 11, 2005 by admin

DotNet Pub Club - What a Beautiful Concept

I recently attended a .NET Pub Club event in South Florida and have been reflecting on what a beautiful concept this is.  For those of you who are not familiar with the PubClub concept, let me paint a bit of a picture for you.  The DotNet Pub...
August 06, 2005 by admin

No squirrels were harmed in the making of this cartoon.

I have had the fortune to work with some twisted technical folks in the past.  They definitely make the work day go by by so much faster with an offbeat take on reality.  I am currently working on a project with a friend of mine, Joshua Newman,...
June 05, 2005 by admin

TableLess CSS Design

Every now and then I discover that I really don't understand some technologies as well as I think I do.   I had recently been contacted by Dan Williams via email regarding some suggestions that he had about improving my websites. ...
February 24, 2005 by admin

The Click of Death

If I can vent for a bit.... The other week my hard drive crashed.  There were no survivors.  It just started making a clicking sound.  Apparently the clicking sound was the hard drive's way of saying goodbye.  I think that it was morse...
February 23, 2005 by admin

Can I CAPTCHA your attention please?

I recently had to handle an issue on my website raised by a Comment Spammer.  There must be a special place in Hell for these particular individuals.  If you are not familiar with the term, it describes those who post unwanted advertisements...
February 23, 2005 by admin

MSDN Code Camp: An outstanding event

I just recently presented two sessions at the recent MSDN Code Camp and found it to be one of the best events I have attended to date.   For starters, to give a  bit of credit to one of the primary organizers of the event, Morgan Baker...
February 23, 2005 by admin

Abandon Ship!!!!!

     One of my co-workers has described me as having an "abandon ship" mentality.  She refers to my tendency to drop an approach that I use, regardless of how much time that I have invested into it.  One example of this...
February 23, 2005 by admin


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