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There are fires raging across California right now. So many people being evacuated, so many lives changing and being changed by this horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to all those being impacted. However, while I feel sympathy and compassion for those involved, my heart does more than cry a little for one woman. You see, while the fires in California burn hot, the flames of passion in my heart for this one woman have become a raging inferno that no shirtless fireman can quench. I've known this ...
It has been quite some time since I posted anything on this blog. My friend Ken IM'd me last week to inquire why I haven't been blogging. It's not that I haven't been doing things, it's just blog laziness. I find that blogging just isn't that high on my priority list these days. If I do come across something that I want to share, I'm more inclined to put it up on my team's Wiki at work. It's a matter of finding time to do everything. As an update to my previous posting re: HTC VOX. I got one from ...

I don't know how much blogging I'll get done the rest of this week, since I'm driving down to Omaha tomorrow for the Heartland Developers Conference (www.heartlanddc.com)

If you're going to be there, be sure to stop by the Magenic booth and say hello. I'll be attending sessions along with everyone else, but between sessions I'll be at the Magenic booth.

Drop me a line here or by email and let me know if you're going to be there.

Just to clarify, I am blatantly stealing this idea from Max Pool at codesqueeze. I met Max at the Alt.Net conference last weekend and had some really interesting conversations about blogging with him. He started his blog about the same time I did and is enjoying it just as much as I am. The one rather significant difference is that he also has a passion for the art of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and has created a very interesting and highly polished blog that has gotten all kinds of <blogEnvy>technorati ...
I am back to blogging after a vacation..! This time I had an issue with TFS Alert not working properly. You need to make sure that you have done the following setting properly: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server\Web Services\Services\Web.config <add key="emailNotificationFromA... value="TFSAdmin@Company.com" /> <add key="smtpServer" value="ExchangeServerName" /> Now you need to reset IIS or recycle the pool that "Services" application is linked with. ...
Recenly , i have moved to

http://weblogs.asp.net/mehfuzh

This will be my default blogging home from now and on. However  feeburner  address is same  as before, which is  http://feeds.feedburner.com/burncsharp.

Thanks,

Mehfuz.

Recently, I was asked to help build a web application that, like most custom dev projects, has its own RDBMS, and general application layers to present the data users are able to manage. The application has some simple workflows, but generally is simple CRUD stuff. Additionally, the client needs to be able to associate the data stored in the custom application with physical files which can range from 50-300MB each. At this point, anyone reading this blog is thinking...why are you blogging about this?? ...
Hi All, I have been posting both at this site as well as at my new blogging home of www.techagility.info for a few weeks now, and although I still have some tweaking to do on the graphics side of things, it's time to open the doors for all. I will probably still drop the odd post this way, but essentially all is now going to the new site. So the home page is at www.techagility.info and if you are after the feed then you can find it at www.techagility.info/feed See you there? ;-) ...
The excellent Nathan Dunlap posted on the 18th of September about Blend September CTP, and the new features he likes. It's very much in line with what I have been thinking too since I tried this latest edition, so I am not going to repeat it, just go ahead and read his post. (By the way, it's good to see Nathan blogging more lately, very happy about that :-) Read the rest of this entry » ...
Silverlight Cream #100 -- This all started on May 16th after MIX07 with so much Silverlight flying around, I found it hard to keep track of everyone, and thought I'd blog fun new things I found. From the email I received, it seemed like people liked the idea, so I continued. Then on August 19th, SilverlightCream.com made it's debut. Now I have a way to allow SL developers that I wouldn't normally be aware of send me links to their work. All I can say is Keep up the Good Work Everyone!! Ronan Geraghty ...
What started out as a simple blogging research effort quickly degenerated into a quest that was part endurance challenge and part existential masochism. I successfully completed a 50 mile ultra-marathon last year, but the mental and physical stamina required for that feat of endurance pales in comparison to this one. I challenge you to read through the entire comment section of Scott Guthrie's blog post announcing that Microsoft will be releasing the source code for the 3.5 framework and read every ...
I've got a large list today, I missed one from last week, and had one submittal this morning, plus found some good stuff in my travels: Andy Britcliffe has code for dynamically applying a Render Transform; Tim Sneath announced a white paper on Deploying Silverlight in the Enterprise; Michael Cameron blogged about Keyspline Animation and Drag Speed and Direction; Granville Barnett digs into Silverlight 1.1 in a second article on RIAs; Mark Dawson sets up a CodePlex project for a 1.0 3D graphics engine ...
I have been looking a bit deeper at the blogging side of things and investigating if it's worth getting a bit more serious, as well as having some great ideas about creating a Social Network, so based on this I have run up quite a few virtual Servers and installed DNN (DotNetNuke), Community Server, Movabletype and Wordpress, amongst others, both in Windows and Linux flavours and I have to state that from my pitiful level of Linux knowledge creating a LAMP server is not that easy. LAMP for the uninitiated ...
Phil recently blogged about a newly discovered security vulnerability in the Subtext blogging engine due to a flaw in the way the FCKEditor control was integrated. As far as we know, no one was seriously affected and both a fix and a workaround were found very quickly by the core development team. If you are running Subtext 1.9.x, a patched version of the Subtext.Providers.BlogEntry... is available as a zip file. After you download the patch (Subtext1.9.5-PATCH.zip 7.72KB) , unzip ...
Been out of touch for a bit.  Had a move back to the Bay Area (California).  I will be consulting part time for a local company here on SharePoint Technologies and otherwise taking a small break from the full time stuff.  I will be settling back into my blogging routine in the next few weeks.  Glad to be back with the living!
I miss having admin rights to my laptop. All my development work is done with Virtual Machines now and I'm locked down on my laptop so I can't install anything that is beta or not directly work related. That included Windows Live Writer which I enjoyed using to post to my blog. But no longer ! Scott Kingery has released Windows Liver Writer Portable version 2.0 (apparently I missed version 1.0) so now I can get back to blogging semi-regularly. [via Download Squad] ...
It seems every day on the Silverlight.net forum somebody is having trouble getting "Hello World" to run in Silverlight. On the surface, that wouldn't seem unusual, because it's something new. But then I look at the post and have to ask myself what is really going on. Why is it that everyone feels they must without a doubt have to learn Silverlight from the standpoint of the Alpha? It must be the masochistic side of software developers or something. We know there's pain involved in learning, so why ...
It has been a while since I last posted. Thanks to all the changes that's happening in my life. New job, new role, new technology and a new laptop. Anyway, so I heard that Word 2007 supports blog publication, which is a really neat feature. I got it set up with the following few steps Select publish to Blog Select 'others' for blog type Select MetaWebLog Type in 'http://geekswithblogs.net/... blog)/services/metablogapi.... There you go, start blogging away. Cheers ...

I've been blogging about the Drop Zone for a few months now, begging and pleading for anyone who could spare some change to hook me up with a donation. The event was last week, and it was a huge success for raising funds locally for people with disabilities! For all those that donated, I want to thank you for supporting the Mad Mexican in his stunt to rappel down a 17 storey building in downtown Winnipeg.

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It is traditional to open beginning computer programming books with a 'Hello World!' application. I'm sure the practice has continued throughout the world of blogs, and I am merely following the herd in determining what to write at the start of a blogging career. Since I've started following the blogs a few years ago, I've come to realize that I really need to work on my communication skills. I'm the typical hyper-introvert software guy and I feel that I'm in a position where I'm not going to grow ...
Here is some good news from sharepoint designer team Just surfed on this topic SPDataSource and Rollups with the Data View And i think it answers many of the questions on the forum on how to have a view of multiple lists cross sites and subsites etc..Although i have managed to do the same using some other workarounds i would alo find time to try this solution too. There are also some couple of other workarounds and also a webpart i found very useful I would be blogging on them very soon. Cya ...
So I was trying to configure Word 2007's blogging feature to post to my blog at GeeksWithBlogs, I noticed that it does so through a standard web server API called MetaBlogAPI, and it's pretty widely supported. I had no idea this existed (granted I may be out of the loop). It contains all of the functionality to add posts, view posts, and do everything blog related. Very handy. Check out my blogs API (granted you can't do much without my account credentials!): http://geekswithblogs.net/m... ...
I've known Kevin for a number of years as a friend and more recently as a co-worker. "G" has just started his blog at http://geekswithblogs.net/k... and is one of the .NET voices of St. Louis. Kevin's focus is on the Smart Client and especially in the area of Smart Client frameworks. In fact, he is giving a presentation on a framework that he has been working on for some time. It is quite worth the look. Glad to see you blogging finally Kevin ...
Silverlight Version Test by Tim Heuer; Silverlight Performance tips from Michael Schwarz for CPU usage and animation performance; Refresh Installation woes by Rob Connery with links to solutions; Tim Heuer's path to producing Silverlight; and Laurence Moroney's start down the path of how to learn Silverlight. SL Version Brought to us by Tim Heuer, I keep forgetting to mention this, but is one of those things that you use and then ask yourself "why didn't I think of that"?... I'm adding it to my sidebar ...

Thought I'd give the Windows Live Writer a try for blogging to GWB......please excuse this spurious post.

Ug, DIY, when will it end? As you may have guessed from my last post, the wife and I have been up to our necks in turning our new house (well it was actually built in 1840) from a building site into what is a home and trying to live here at the same time. It's a big project and living in 3 rooms of an 8 room house is far from easy and creature comforts like carpets and curtains are a premium, no point in all that jazz until the builders have finished renovations which our great British summer has ...
Smokers will get the title. Not that I'm a smoker - I'm just particularly well read. I have a theory - well, it's not really a theory - it's more of an idea. Theories have premises and at least some anecdotal evidence. Theories are like the hearings of science. You state your case and see if there's enough evidence to go ahead with a trial. Except in the world of science OJ wouldn't go free. Whatever. I have this THING - I like to be able to build or fix my own stuff. I change the oil in my car, ...
I have seen posts like this floating around and then the other day I listened to Hanselminutes where Scott and Carl discussed the subject. I figured my enthusiasm has been lacking lately and maybe this would be a good way to bump it up a notch. I need to find a new way to get Microsoft products to learn on. One of the clients I used to work for had been paying for my MSDN subscription. With that gone and my current company being a miser with the developer tools I need to come up with a new plan. ...
It's been a while since I last blogged. I'm still doing my xna stuff on the side however, now that I'm working, and I'm engaged again, I'm having smaller and smaller amounts of time to dedicate towards xna. At work though, I'm still playing with .net. :) I'm recreating the Inventory Application that I made last year. This time with Ajax, Crystal Reports and an SQL Server. It's extremely complex, with lots of parts to it. Parts Technology Work Orders - Add notes, Complete, Due Dates for Work Orders ...
Do you want to win an XBox 360??? YOU CAN by blogging about devLink. It's (past) time to start generating a buzz around the annual devLink conference in Nashville. If you are remotely close to the show, it is something that you shouldn't miss. Register here. See you at the show ...
There's an early list this Monday: "LiquidBoy' started blogging the building of his proposed iTunes app in Silverlight, and while Nested Master Page support in VS2008 isn't Silverlight, it IS Scott Guthrie! Later arrivals:. Also included a good front-to-back article on creating an Alpha application and deploying via streaming, and Tim Heuer reports the sessions at the VisitMIX site have been updated. Found another -- TetrisLight -- play only, no code Project Silverlight 1.1 - 'iTunes' application ...
The reason why I haven't been blogging so much recently is because my wife and I have bought a new house and it needs a lot of TLC. This is the Front room for example before the smaller fire-place (to the very left of the picture) was removed. After a steel girder was added to the roof to stop the chimney from falling down kind of left our bathroom in a bit of mess. And a hole in the floor ... But it's all worth it! This is the view from our bedroom window ... Anyway I hope you have enjoyed this ...
Just browsing on the geekswithblogs.net home page...and found that another blogger had posted their blog addition score. So I had to try it...looks like I'm about 50% addicted: 55%How Addicted to Blogging Are You? Mingle2 - Online Dating Oh well, guess I just have to try harder, eh ...
In light of Steve Clayton (Scored 81%) or Ben Tamblyn (Scored 82%) it would seem I have some work to do! 75%How Addicted to Blogging Are You ...
Welcome to Dev.Hell. I'm the Advocate, but you can call me Jason. Other people call me a complaining nerd. It's all good. For the last 8 years I've been a professional Windows applications developer. I live in Australia, although I just spent five years working in the USA. I've worked your standard client/server n-tier database apps, I've worked on CAD/engineering applications, I've worked on network security apps, and right now I'm working in the physical security space. I have a couple of side ...
Exactly one year ago, I started blogging at GeeksWithBlogs. This has been an amazing year for me professionally. Promoting WPF in my firm has been a tough but rewarding experience. I got to say, ever since I attended MIX06, I've been enthusiastic about the technology, and it became almost a passion to talk about it to my colleagues and managers. While I hadn't been blogging before, I had been very active in the JavaScript community, and continuing this work in the .NET / WPF community just seemed ...
My daily Silverlight 'Pick of the Litter' from the web, I will add on as I come across others Hours of Free Training on Expression Blend and Design Tim Sneath has been quiet for a while, but has blogged about free training at lynda.com -- videos there are generally pricey, so free is great, and there are apparently 6-1/2 hours worth with more to come... watch Tim's blog. Silverlight Isn't Just about Presentation... An interesting article by Tim going against the popular Silverlight==UI concepts. ...
I had a bit of a nightmare getting the previous post online. No matter what I did I was getting this error message "The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive". I had just installed beta 2 of Windows Live Writer, so I uninstalled that and went back to beta 1, but that still had the same issue. I then logged into the Web UI for my blog and pasted the contents of my post in their and got more errors. At this point I started to think that there was something wrong ...
My daily Silverlight 'Pick of the Litter' from the web, I will add on as I come across others Updated Silverlight Surface Demo Michael Schwarz worked the kinks out of his video addition to the Surface demo in Silverlight. How to create Silverlight Applications with Notepad If you can work without Intellisense, Michael shows you how to batch-build your Alpha applications! Embedding Silverlight Annotation in my dasblog post Updated Link! Julie Lerman has been blogging about Ink. Two in a row on Monday. ...
After spending a week in Alaska where I was pretty much isolated and out of touch with the rest of the world, what better way to dive back in to the connected world than spending a week at Tech·Ed 2007. I missed the early registration on Sunday by 10 minutes, even though the plane landed 1½ hours before early registration ended. Why did I miss it? Standing at baggage claim for just over an hour waiting for the bags to get unloaded. Despite being jet-lagged from crossing across from one side of North ...
ASP.NET: Updating RealSimpleBlog I decided to make an update (V0.5) to my RealSimpleBlog control. This control is used to display blog entries integrated in an existing webpage, without having to install a heavy infrastructure. Since it's a control, and not a framework like other existing blogging systems, it doesn't disrupt existing pages and integrates seamlessly without needing a lot of administration. To be fair, the control is still in an early stage, and I don't feel that I can distribute it ...
Cream, as in 'Pick of the Litter' is always subjective, but this is my list for today as I view my Morning Paper, and will add on as I come across others DLR and Performance Michael Schwarz is posting the results of some discussion and testing in Silverlight Running managed JavaScript in Silverlight In another Silverlight post from Michael Schwarz, he demonstrates running a simple JavaScript inside the Dynamic Language Runtime... code included :) Windows Live Writer Beta 2 released In a non-Silverlight ...
Next week, the streets of Orlando will be filled with Tech Ed registrants. Microsoft has held this event before in Orlando and I was able to get myself a free ticket from a friend in Redmond. I volunteered this year to be at one of the booths answering questions on IE7. I'll still be able to attend some of the sessions at Tech Ed and I'll be able to meet people as well. I'll be blogging about my days at tech ed and sharing what I'm learning there. Stay tuned... Technorati tags: Microsoft, Tech Ed ...
Today will probably be my last day of blogging for about a week while I am on vacation. I'll actually be on a cruise ship in Alaska so I won't have much (if any) internet or even cell phone access. I do get some free minutes on the ship's internet cafe, but it won't be enough for any serious work...and I can't hook my laptop up, at least without paying $0.50US per minute for access. After the cruise I will be at Tech·Ed 2007, so expect to see a lot of posts coming from that. See you there ...
Michael Singer posted an article on Information Week about Microsoft's seeming lack of community (Thanks to Scott for originally posting about the article on GWB). I think that he might have gotten some misinformation from less-than-reliable sources, so I wanted to go through his article and give a Microsoft-ie point of view. Let's review the article shall we? "Apple has one. So does the Java community, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is ...
Greg Galloway who I have known for a while now from his excellent contributions to BIDSHelper and the AS Stored Procedure project has recently started blogging. And he has a couple of really good posts, including one on doing ProcessAdd with a large dimension. Adrian Downes started blogging earlier this year with his blog: Establish. Execute. Evolve. In his initial post, Adrian stated that his blog would cover more of the "meta-stuff" which is great and he already has a number of good posts like ...
We've seen so many great fueds over the years, culminating with the biggest show of them all: Wrestlemania! Hulk and Andre...Hulk and Slaughter....Hulk and Rock... And of course there are many others...HHH, John Cena, Undertaker...but now we're looking ahead to our own geeky version of the big-dance, and the main event is shaping up to be a doozy.... Fresh off his recent fued with an unamed vet of the geek world, Justice has now seemingly become the target of Tim Hibbard! It would seem that Tim's ...
Wow! It's been a long time coming, but I've finally started my new blog on geekswithblogs.net! I'd considered writing my own blogging software to use on my website over at BrianHoff.com, and I'm sure I still will, but I think that this is the best place for it right now. So what do I plan to accomplish here? Well, this is where I plan to talk about everything I'm working on and everything that I think is important to technologists in today's business environment. I'll hit on emerging patterns and ...
Well, here I am in Las Vegas getting ready for MIX to start in the morning. I went over to the Venetian this evening to register for the conference. Got some decent bling and had dinner with an old friend. I'm excited for the general session tomorrow morning. Some good stuff is going to get announced. I'll be blogging on MIX '07 throughout the conference. Anything you want to know? Send me some feedback. Technorati Tag: MIX07 ...
Today I got an email from Stan Spotts asking about a post I did a while ago. during the beta of office 2007 I did blog a few times using word instead of the web interface. And somehow i stopped using it. Still not sure why this was. but well Stan noticed that using the instructions I directed to on JJulian's blog he wasn't able to setup his word to work with geekswithblogs. So here in short is the info you need to set it up When you choose to publish to your blog in Word 2007 you will be presented ...