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29 December 2006
Five (Or So) Things You Didn't Know About Me
All the cool kids are doing it (notably one of my favorite bloggers, Alex Barnett so if he's doing it , why not): During my tenure at boarding school up north, I was an alpine ski racer (downhill and super-g being my preferred events) and did reasonably well. Unfortunately my career was cut short for... Read More...
28 December 2006
My Last Holdout Switches To Community Server
Hell hath frozen over...Bob has moved from subText over to Community Server (more info on his site here and here ) with some gracious help from BlogML . My job as a CS zealot here in NC is now done; most of the local bloggers I know are now on the CS platform. What's funny is that they have all run into... Read More...
25 December 2006
AMD Opteron 180 Dual Core Processor Upgrade -- Thank You Santa!
I've been in the market for a dual core processor for a while now, but have been waiting for some of the prices to fall as well as just letting the dust settle over at AMD to see what panned out for their socket 939 architecture. Santa was kind enough to bring me an AMD Opteron 180 Dual Core this year... Read More...
15 December 2006
Microsoft Releases Bug-Fix Version of Visual Studio 2005
Via eWeek : Microsoft has released to manufacturing Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, which features fixes for user-reported issues. Service Pack 1 of the development platform also includes more than 70 improvements for common development scenarios, including new processor support for code generation... Read More...
15 December 2006
Comments Temporarily Disabled On
Comments will be temporarily disabled on due to some database issues (meaning I messed something up and am in dire need of a db restore...working with my hosting company even as I type this). I also will be moving my site to a new server within the next day or so, site uptime will be affected... Read More...
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13 December 2006
XNA Studio Express -- Requires C# Express?
While I don't plan on being the next John Carmack , I was pretty stoked to see that XNA Studio Express went RTM recently. Except for one small problem...XNA will only run on machines with C# Express installed; the full blown non-express SKU's (Professional, VSTS, etc) aren't compatible. I do realize... Read More...
08 December 2006
JetBrains Omea Pro Now Free
I can't find a link on the Jetbrains site with this announcement...I came across it in my feeds earlier this week; Omea Pro from Jetbrains is now free . I've been using Omea Reader for quite a while now as my main NNTP/RSS aggregator and absolutely swear by it, even if it is a bit resource heavy. Omea... Read More...
06 December 2006
Digitally Imported Radio -- Techno Channel
Digitally Imported Radio (my favorite streaming music choice for years now) recently added a new channel to their repertoire: Techno . AAC stream , 96k stream , and 32k WMP stream locations. Not for the faint of heart, but it's great stuff to code to. Casual electronica listeners might be thinking to... Read More...
04 December 2006
CS Tidbits #25: Disable Stale Spam Comment Auditing
I've been in the process of building some Community Server add-ins lately (namely a couple of Control Panel add-ins) and stumbled across today's tidbit: Comments that are deemed as spam (they have accrued enough points to be considered as such) and are also flagged as stale (they've been sitting in your... Read More...
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04 December 2006
Casino Royale -- Fantastic Flick
I managed to catch a showing of Casino Royale over the was excellent . The Wiki sums up a lot of my feelings about the picture...IMO it's a great movie that just happens to be a Bond flick. No deluge of cheesy one-liners or over the top special effects, the action sequences are as raw as... Read More...
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