Monthly Archives: July 2006

Ready, Set, … wait

I’m a blue badge! I’m official! This is a little overwhelming and I think I’m not quite sure what to think or how to feel. For the past two weeks I’ve been immersed in impatience waiting for when I could … Continue reading

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Let’s NOT get physical

While working with a couple of source control software packages over the last few months, I have been frustrated by what I saw as a lack of usability with the UIs. What I thought should have been intuitive took too … Continue reading

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If you’re into IIS…

Then you’ll definitely want to check out this episode of The .NET Show: IIS 7.0You’ll get some of the low down on just a few of the new features coming in IIS 7.0. It’s a little long (almost 90 min) … Continue reading

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Interviewing a replacement

Interviewing is always a tedious process. There are several reasons for this: people want jobs, recruiters want to fill those jobs, etc. In preparing to move to Redmond, I’m interviewing potential replacements for the project that I am leaving. I’ve … Continue reading

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Another VS05 gotcha

Periodically, my VS05 IDE will max out the CPU and just seem to hang. Terminating the IDE and restarting doesn’t seem to fix it. What I have found is that there would appear to be something being stored in the … Continue reading

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Keys, keys, get your keys here!

This is a post that just could not wait. LC posts on his blog how to determine what key was used to encrypt a piece of data in SQL 2005. Anyone doing encryption in SQL ’05 has GOT to keep … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges?

OK, everybody is giving Microsoft a hard time about trying to help keep your system up to date by gathering system information, but yet no one is saying anything about Apple doing the same thing!!!! Come on, folks!

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Ajax and tooltips…

Has anyone else run into this: put a input box in an update panel and then post it every second (simulating a save). Then mouse over to bring up the tooltip. The tooltip flashes with every cycle, even if no … Continue reading

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Entering a new and wonderful phase…

I have been doing consulting for many years and had felt that I would always be a consultant because of how much I enjoyed it. However, an unbelievable opportunity has presented itself. Microsoft has approached me to work for them … Continue reading

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Drool, drool and more drool!

OK, I know multiple posts within a few minutes are a bit chaotic but I just had to share this one. I had a hectic few days and missed this one posted Thursday, June 28th. The WPF team has released … Continue reading

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