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March 2007 - Posts

22 March 2007
My Copy Of Professional Community Server...It's Here!
Got home from work today and found a pleasant surprise waiting for me: My copy of Professional Community Server arrived today! First thing to do is snap a shot of me with said book and send it over to Jose to be posted on ProfessionalCommunityServer.com . Then it'll take a tour around the country (and... Read More...
20 March 2007
Unable To Open URLs After Upgrading Windows XP x64 To Service Pack 2
I recently upgraded my Windows XP x64 installation to Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 (for those not in the know, SP2 for Windows 2003 also applies to XP x64 since they are the same code base) only to run into an issue where clicking on any urls/hyperlinks from desktop applications (Outlook, Word, etc) generated... Read More...
19 March 2007
Digweed, The Cinematics, Seattle, Horses...It's Springtime!
The weather is getting warmer, which can only mean one (of several) things: Lots of stuff to do in and around Charlotte! This coming Thursday (the 22nd) The Cinematics are playing at a local venue (they are kick arse...anyone in the area should definitely check them out, it's at Neighborhood Theatre... Read More...
16 March 2007
Save Internet Radio
Streaming internet radio is in trouble . The basic premise is as follows: On Friday March 2nd, the U.S. government (specifically, the Copyright Royalty Board, or "CRB") announced its determination of the royalty rates Internet radio webcasters must pay the owners of sound recording copyrights to license... Read More...
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09 March 2007
VB.Net Equivalent to C# 'As' Keyword -- TryCast
[Update] Apparently the TryCast keyword was introduced in VB 2005. That miffs me a little. Actually, that miffs me a lot since this project is on .Net 1.1 with no plans to move to 2.0 any time soon. [/update] I've been plagued blessed by inheriting a VB.Net app as one of my projects at work. I am not... Read More...
04 March 2007
Required Reading -- Framework Design Guidelines
I've been slacking off a bit on my new Programming Paradigms category. Besides the usual "I have a new job and I'm busy" excuses, I've also been reading the daddy of all .Net Programming Paradigms books: Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries by Krzysztof... Read More...
04 March 2007
Your Database Administrator Is Your Best Friend
Let's face it...as developers we're expected to know a lot of stuff about a lot of things: Database design, application design, numerous languages and constructs, testing, debugging, etc. I don't know about you guys, but my head can only hold so much information before an implosion is imminent. Do yourself... Read More...