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I've come to the realization that many people on community blogging sites (like GWB) don't know how to positively contribute to the quality of the site. Either that, or they just choose to completely ignore proper etiquette altogether (God knows I've certainly been one of these people in the past (right Chris?)). I'm writing this post for some of you here who could use a tip or two. I will not name names here in a public forum, but be aware that we're watching you :). So, without further ado, here ...
Someone sent flowers to my office today for Valentines day with "if only..." on the attached card. Now I have no idea who on earth would send them to me?! If you have any clue I would love to know who you think they are from?! If you sent them I would like to know... I am curious! I also got a card but I don't know who that was from either, I am assuming that the two things are totally unconnected... Maybe I am wrong on that front. I have no idea. :S Usually my Valentine's days are really uneventful, ...
Yesterday, EnGraph signed a lease for a real office!! Which means, I no longer will work from home. I like working from home, but I'm ready for a change and getting an office is the right move for the company. Kyle is going to have to drive a bit further than me as the office is in downtown Lawrence. Matt Strausz is going to join us in the office, as he also works from home. Very exciting. I would also like to welcome our new member to the team, David Collins. I can't put a fun little blue line under ...
When I first started blogging a few months back, I made a goal that I would try and post at least one thing each day. Well, I've been slacking. I know that I don't have a "fan base" or anything like that, but a goal is a goal, right?A few things have happened lately. I've been really busy doing "administrative" stuff at work. Not much development time. A friends father passed away the other day. So, anyway. Hopefully, I'll get better ...
Tomorrow I will put a one-page summary of the pros, cons, and who's who of corporate blogging along with a multi-point plan into the titular basket at the Basket of Ideas breakfast the healthcare organization I work for puts on every quarter. This will be my latest tactical maneauver in a two-year battle to get the word “blog” on the radar of my company's CEO. My previous efforts have largely involved me playing the role of Cyrano to the Sales and Marketing management's Christian. Unfortunately ...
Shahid Shah, known to some as the Healthcare IT Guy, did a “guest spot” over at Envisioning 2.0, a blog about healthcare marketing. For me, his article enetitled Pharma: Have No Fear of the Blogosphere is the perfect storm of blog entries, since I also work in the healthcare industry as an information systems specialist and my primary customer is the Sales and Marketing group. Mr. Shah's article discusses the lost opportunities and missed potential that the dearth of blogs in the pharmaceutical ...
Hi, My name is Michal Brzozowski. Like most people in this community I'm .NET geek. Two friend of mine Szymon Kobalczyk and Marcin Celej convinced me to start blogging here. I hope that someone find my post interesting.
Seattle here I come!! I'll be there for a week (2/5 - 2/11). So if anyone wants to hook up or hang out, send me an email. I'll be teaching in the day time and working on my book in the evenings, but I'll definitely have time for a beer now and then, or a game of pool, etc... Probably won't be blogging much during that week, but I'll definitely be checking email. There are, of course, certain folks and friends I'd LIKE to hang out with if they're available... but hey... I ain't picky ...
Add blogging capability to your VB 2005 apps with My.blogs: There's a great new article on MSDN about adding blogging to your VB 2005 applications. There's a video demo with Chris Mayo and all the source code here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... They go over adding both reading and publishing blogs in win forms and web forms in this demo. They also include a blogging VS snippet and add-in as well as the dll they are using and the source ...

I've been out of pocket for a couple of weeks.  Went home (Nigeria) for Christmas and New Year.  Visited Aruba immediately after that and finally just waltzed in the office last week.  Honestly, I need a vacation from the vacation.

Anyway, I hope to be back blogging shortly...

 

I haven't posted in a long time, I can't really say why exactly, I've been blogging for a few years now (mostly in other places and on different subjects), and I noticed that it comes in waves. There are no definite clues to when an additional wave will come. Suddenly I feel the urge to write to the world (even though not that many people read what I write), but it feels good to let it out even if it's not steam. So I'm back for now. What I'm writing about today is my semi-new hobby, wood-working, ...
First of all I would like to thank Geekswithblogs.net for setting up such a beautiful blog platform and also for allowing me to create a blog here. I already have a blog at msn ( http://spaces.msn.com/membe... ) and I have been blogging for last 6 months, I was looking for some more professional and more customizable blog platform... just few days back I came to know about the features provided by Geekswithblogs.net from one of my friends Mr. Ram Shankar Yadav and here I am writting my starting ...
Ah, so now for a topic close to my heart, seeing as I've got hold of my new C600 (did I mention that already? ;-) I'm keen to see just how much I can get the ActiveSync working *without* the MSFP. Now if you have any problems with ActiveSync I'd recommend you check out Chris De Herrera's site because this *ActiveSync 4.x Troubleshooting Guide* is the business as far as getting down and dirty with figuring out why the little Bleeep Bleep isn't connecting properly. The only reason I'm still strugling ...

This is my first blog, in geekswithblogs.net  I was searching for free blogging service that uses CS as blogging system. Atlast, I found it and now i can blog ....

John and I were interviewed by Microsoft's Michael J. Murphy on his show IT Heroes. In the first show, we talk about weblogging and our thoughts on the state of the blogosphere. Next week we will be discussing Podcasting. Enjoy. Geeks With Blogs Part I In this two parter we talk with Jeff Julian and John Alexander about blogging, podcasting and expoiting bleeding edge technology. Jeff and John are a couple of hard charging consultants for Visionpace, a Microsoft Partner http://www.visionpace.com. ...
I remember when I first saw blogging, at weblogs.asp.net... it was the de-facto standard for gettin info about all the new stuff... I was so eager to impart some of my knowledge, I asked for an account but was shoved under the rug... Perhaps it was because I wasn't a Microsoft employee... or maybe Scott was just busy... (I lean more towards the first And then a couple of things happened... First off, so many posts became political. Did I really want to read about how you love John Carey or how you ...
To date, I have mainly been blogging about technical issues and problems. I generally hold back my views and tend to form opinions as time goes by. I have some opinions now - these opions are to be taken in light of the fact that I am not an expert. I am just a simple guy trying to figure out a big bad industry- software security. These opinions do not reflect the opinions of my employers or anyone associated with me or them in any other way. These are my trawlings - my free thought. I have created ...
This time I found some other personality test on Tareks' blog. It's a “Blogging Personality Test“. I tried it myself, and here's the result I got: Your Blogging Type Is Clever and Witty Of all blogging types, you're the best with words.Almost every blog post you write has legendary quality.You have a perverse sense of humor and often play devil's advocate.Impatient and picky, you tend to go off on funny rants from time to time. WOW, this is encouraging :-).It seems all possible results ...
Well, probably should have started a blog a long time ago, but that's so easy to say when you're not doing 60-70 hour weeks anymore, or cooking dinner and changing nappies in between! The point there was that finding any spare time to 'blog' was just out of the question, however, blogging is now almost recognised as being a part of your job, if not a part of your career path (let's face it - it's mandatory within Microsoft for their emplyees, and countless other companies now have peoples KPI's linked ...
Over the years all developers have written a favorites tool or site to save our favorites between work and home. Well now Microsoft has a site that can do this for us, http://favorites.live.com/. It also has an import wizard that can upload all of your favorites from any browser! Now here is what really makes this cool in my opinion... There is a gadget at http://microsoftgadgets.com... that you can use add the favorites to your www.live.com homepage! For any of you that have ...

Ok so I am off to yet another try with the blogging part. Last time just proved to be a mere sign-up on the site with a NULL content through and through. So how is this time going to be different. I have added a not null constraint ;-) Hoping that this works out and do better this time.

When I started blogging roughly two years ago, I created a blog on Blogger. Did not blog a lot. Honestly I did not like the interface a lot. My Take#2 on blogging took me to a blog host called myblogsite. I recreated my blog there and posted a few blogs there. This time I was better. Posted quite a few entries there. Then came the bad news as i logged in last week. They were shutting down the site. Yikes. If Ray Ozzie can have a V3, why not me :)
_tprintf(_T("Hello Blog World\n")); Hello there. I am a software developer working with C++ and Microsft technologies for quite some time now. I will use this blog to share my experiences with the fascinating world of Microsoft programming. Currently I am working on developing custom resource types for Microsoft clusters. I don't see a lot of people blogging about this technology and in the coming weeks/months would try and discuss some of the cluster resource development issues. I haven't seen any ...

I know I havent been blogging much. Trying to get settled in over here and theres work to add on top of that.

Anyways a colleague of mine showed me this Media player which as he claims can play damaged VCDs, which to me is a great thing. Every so often I have come across a damaged VCD from the video rental home and had to be dissapointed.

VLC can also play dvd/vcd images.

Billy Hollis has really been blogging pretty regularly, which is nice. In his latest post he talks about how he is no longer using floppy disks. I've pretty much moved myself to a similar situation. I have a couple of small flash drives, that I've picked up from conferences, that I use to move files from one machine to another. If the files are bigger than my flash drives, then you just burn a CD real quick with the information on it. Of course, now that you can buy 1GB flash drives for approximately ...
I am starting blogging on this site by mentioning 3 most exciting and geek-gear I have received this c'mas. How cool. 1. iPOD- Ok, I am fashionably late for the ipod party but better late than never right. So, after using my Dell DJ for this long, I finally jumped on iPod. 2. iDOG- Doggy dog. I did not stop just at ipod. I have my own iPet. How cool is that. 3. Moto Razr Steel Gray- This makes me feel like a geek. supercool. Check out the pics in my image galleries.. scroll down ...
Hello All (5 of you), Due to a lot of changes lately in career and association involvement, I've decided to do my blogging over on an MSN Spaces site. I know, I know - real bloggers don't use MSN. That's ok - I don't mind being whatever that makes me. I'll keep this site going for my previous posts (as long as Jeff lets me), but all new posts will be at: http://spaces.msn.com/membe... The actual RSS feed is: http://spaces.msn.com/membe... I hope to stay in touch ...
Nick Barclay, another BI blogger from downunder, has just blogged about using Visio 12 as a BI client. It sounds interesting, things such as being able to associate areas of a map with KPIs or Measure from a cube sounds like it might have potential. It will be interesting to see how this comes off in practice. Chris Webb has also been blogging about Office 12 with some details about the BI features in Excel 12 ...
There can’t be many more pleasant ways to spend a cold December evening in London than with beer in hand in a room full to the brim with Geeks. Yep, last night I attended another London Geek Dinner with Robert Scoble at the Texas Embassy. Richard & Beth have managed to sum-up some of the weirdness of the evening in text and pictures which you can catch here, which now Robert Scoble has linked to. Being on the receiving end of a pair of chocolate nipples does tend to take one momentarily ...
In case you've been looking for a decent .Text blogging tool for the desktop, you should check PostXING. It's a WYSIWYG editor tool that outputs decent HTML (at least tags are lowercase, etc.), and allows you to edit previous posts, unlike "IMHO Instant Blogger" which was my previous choice. It includes built-in syntax high-lighting for C#, VB.Net, JScript and XML. Some of its other features include: customizable CSS stylesheet for the preview function, a crosspost function to publish the post to ...
I'm using the RSS Feeder .NET (http://rssfeederdotnet.sou... to post this entry. I'm working on our new error tracking features that planned to be incorporated in our client application, so that we can know whether our customers are happy or not using our application. Its similar like Windows Error Reporting Services or Office Error reporting. Event this RSS Feeder also incorporated with error reporting to send each exception to their tracking system at sourceforge. We're going to implement ...
Some people at Microsoft have been blogging this and I all hyped up on it. The possibilities are unreal. Data can now flow from mobile device to PC through the same program. I am drooling … Here is a quote from one blog: But where OneNote Mobile really shines is when you combine it with our efforts to merge the Analog and Digital worlds. Now you can take pictures of business cards, printed PowerPoint handouts, whiteboards, receipts, name tags, product spec sheets, etc. and all these photos ...
It is available at https://beta.microsoft.com. A couple of weeks earlier I joined the army of early BizTalk 2006 adopters (not adapters :) ). We started new project and it was compelling to use BTS 2006 given all the improvements it has plus promised production support for beta2. In this blog I'm going to document some interesting details of my BTS adventures to help others (and myself :) ) make the best use of this tool. There are other categories that you're welcome to check out and leave you feedback ...
One of my favorite recent blogs is Jensen Harris' excellent blog on the Office 12 user experience. As a former (and still occasional) instructor, I am very interested to see how they've re-thought almost the entire user interface for the next version of Office. I wasn't fortunate enough to get picked for the Beta 1 for Office 12, however. (Actually, its worse than that. I didn't even bother to sign up because I thought the Beta 1 would be available to MSDN subscribers. Oops.) I was very interested ...
If you've found my blog then it's only fair that I start out letting you know a little bit about myself and why I'll be blogging about the things I'll be blogging about. I'm in my 4th year teaching Computer Science and math at Monte Vista Christain School in Watsonville CA. I was a victim of the dot.com bomb and took the job because the school was as desparate for a math teacher as I was for the money they were offering ( a LOT less than what I was making in the software industry). I must be getting ...
Back on September 21 I blogged about my Internet Footprint - what do I get when I Google "Scott Miller +Wichita"? My Internet Footprint Microsoft posting suggested that potential employers may do just such a Google search to see what you are like, perhaps glean some info on your character that they may not see in a formal interview. Since Geeks with Blogs shows up in Google, it is part of this "footprint". Surprisingly, because of this I find myself blogging significantly less. Part of this is because ...
Okay, I finally made it. After some major complications I finally made it out to Sin City. Anyhow, I started this morning checking out the sessions that seemed to demonstrate VS 2005 new features and also how Microsoft was going to handle migration of ASP.NET from 1.x to 2.0. Needless to say I am impressed. I will be blogging on each of the sessions that I attended not only for your benefit but also for mine. This way I know I have to recall the subject matter. I will be posting those later today. ...
John blogs this: A tirade against SOA and Distributed Objects. This is an older post, but something I've been itching to comment on. As much as I agree with John that “fundamentally” objects should not be distributed, I believe that a large number of applications that are not (simple) “desktop” or “web” applications require distribution due to business reasons that I won't get into here. I think where MS and everyone else needs to get better is at educating the ...
By now you are thinking, what the heck is a title like this doing on a computer science teachers blog? Now that I have official entered the blog world and started dumping my thoughts/opinions into cyberspace I have also started reading many blogs that other people are writing as well. One thing I have noticed is that in many respects blogs have become an extension of the office “water cooler“, and other respects they are more like a intellectual symposium . Either case may very well have ...
After careful consideration, I have decided to begin blogging on my own privately hosted site: et.cairene.net. If you have subscribed to my feedburner feed (i.e., http://feeds.feedburner.com... then your subscription will follow. For me, it came down to this: I want more control than a community-hosted service can supply (free or otherwise). The quite reasonable changes here at GeeksWithBlogs resulted in pushing me to this conclusion, but I would have gotten there anyway. Thanks ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] What has probably been obvious to most of you out there is that I have been posting very infrequently lately. Part of it was because of a serious addiction that was caused by someone else. Another part of it was just my funk I get into every once in a while. You see, a couple of times a year I get into a downer where I don't do anything and totally withdraw into my cave as a hermit. Of course, it doesn't help when the cave you withdraw into has a stash like the one ...
Once again, I feel like way behind schedule - I haven't gotten around to blogging for a few days due to some work stuff. So in order for me to take time out for blogging, the subject has to be important...Now, I'm not exactly the first person out there to mention The New Generation of Microsoft Certifications, but it can't get mentioned too much. I was just about to commence my MCAD.NET training when this came out, but it's going to have to wait a while. The new exams are available from early 2006, ...
I stopped posting over the last few days due to the service changes at GeeksWithBlogs. They have decided to include advertisements on all of their hosted blogs and feeds. I can understand their need: the community is growing rapidly and it's costing more money to support. I would have preferred it if we (as a part of this community) had been given a chance to comment on this change and even been given the option of ponying up some money. My guess is that many members here would pay in advance for ...
Flock is an interesting web browser that has spun off from Mozilla FireFox. The folks at www.flock.com have extended the FireFox open source code to include cool features like: Favorites (=bookmarks) that are hosted on a central web server, so they can be accessed from anywhere on the net. They can also be tagged. The history of pages that you visited is searchable (at last!) Embedded blogging features that include posting to Flickr and easy aggregation of news feeds. Available for Windows, Mac and ...
My friend Dan Forhan who teaches at St. Peter Marian HS in Worcester MA is blogging about teaching oop. Here's what the students need help on according to a report from the Chief Reader David Reed: students did reasonably well, some confusion on OOP concepts ?? common error: not understanding class vs. interface e.g., interface definition with instance variables and constructor e.g., Set s = new Set(); instead of Set s = new HashSet(); ?? common error: not recognizing when inherited data/methods ...
The principal at Pope John XIII Regional High School in Sparta, New Jersey has recently declared that all students must take down their blogs or face possible suspension. WTF!? This sounds like a private school, and I would be the first person to pull my kids out. His intentions may be good, he is afraid of child predators, but he is way beyond his scope as a principal here. Schools educate, not control. It's up to the parents to decide how their children should be using the internet. If he wants ...
I finally did it. I mean, I know I should have done this a long time ago, but last week I finally did it. I went to microsoft's page, downloaded Visual C# Express and installed it. I must say, my first impression was absolutely positive. As a windows geek, the first thing I did was to create a new empty Windows Forms project. And just to see what was on it, I compiled it and disassembled it on ILDASM. There where two things that I found unusual and beautiful. First thing was inside ILDASM, and second ...
So instead of blogging about teaching asp.net with my students I'm blogging about the weather. It's bad here in Orlando, FL. The winds are very loud and strong and the rain is pounding on my roof. My queen palm which stands around 15 feet is leaning to its side. This tree has survived three hurricanes much worse than this one but the ground is full of water which caused the tree to weaken. I only hope that is all the damage I'll have during Wilma. Schools, government offices and some businesses are ...

I have just seen that Carsten Witte (German C++ MVP) has started blogging few weeks ago. Check out
his blog  about software architecture and more on  http://carsti.blog.de .

Welcome to the blogosphere carsti :-)

 

 

 

 

Now here is a real treat! Bill Gibson one of the key Architects on the Whitehorse team has started blogging and his posts so far have been insightful as more background about Whitehorse has started to immerge. Bill’s blog can be found here. So what is Whitehorse? Whitehorse is the Distributed System Designers in Visual Studio 2005, available in the Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects. More info can be found here. Whitehorse, the Distributed System Designer are not new ideas but ...