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John Grove, a friend of mine, has started blogging here at Geeks. John is going to cover subjects relating to some serious server room toys. Now I believe John has a niche area here, I can't actually find all that many blogs or even websites that cover his subject area in all that greater depth. So, John I would like to recommend that you put together a range of tutorial posts for us newbies. What's a SAN? ...
I am sitting here in my little cubicle breaking company policy by blogging at work. Now, this seems perhaps to be a reckless act, but I am in fact waiting to hear from HR about who I should give my badge so I can leave. It is time. I am leaving this place for what should be the last time. 6 years of memories is about to be put in an old shoebox, and placed in the back of the closet in favour of some new ones. I go not without a large degree of sadness. When I left the Navy, this place was my shelter ...
Community Server :: Blogs Before I came here, I started my blog over at my own ISP’s blogging service, that they had started on .text (my ISP is very very cool by the way). A few days ago Blogjet started giving errors on posting to it, and now I see why.. they have upgraded :D We cant login yet, I expect they will now make the authentication passthrough so I can use my regular account info, and they still need to clean up some of the template code.. my own blog looks b0rked http://blogs.xs4all.nl/blog... ...
As the other half of the driving force behind GeeksWithBlogs, I'd like to give you a preview of whats coming down the road… We're going to be adding several categorized subfeeds by developer (yes, this will include a Game Development feed as well) and ITPro. This will allow your brillant posts to rise above the noise and go exactly to the category you desire. The main feed will stay as it is. We think this will further strengthen our community and would love your feedback. We will continue ...
Jeff Julian was nice enough to let me start posting here, so he must think I'm geek enough to deserve a blog at geekswithblogs.net. So I guess that makes it official - I'm a geek. With a blog. If this is the highpoint of my life, I'm in real trouble! I've posted a short write-up about myself and what possessed me to take up blogging in two artciles over in the About section. If you're the least bit curious about either topic, please give them a read. Hopefully, there will be more interesting stuff ...
I have been toying with this idea for a while and I think it is a fitting response to Robert Scoble's “A new kind of conversation is needed With Microsoft” What I would like to see in a Microsoft blogging solution is the integration of Microsoft Speech technology. It is a twist on podcasting. It is the best of all worlds and it does a little something for the Accessibility community too. The idea occurred to me while I was driving (waisting) 2 hours to a client. I could have been writing ...
After a hectic schedule, I decided to give myself a break. So I decided that I will install Linux just for fun to refresh my memory on the linux front. It is also a small bet with my colleague that I could be productive and have fun with Linux just the way I work with Windows. I was arguing on the fact that there is no better learning platform than Linux. I've worked only on RedHat 7,8,9 distros that are distributed with magazines. There is this old joke about Open Source communities vs. Closed source ...
While the physical TechEd 2005 is over and now recorded for posterity, you can still use these great resources whether or not you attended: "Best Of" Tech·Ed 2005 Webcasts TechEd Podcasts From The Microsoft Podcast Team Regional Director GrokTalks MSDN Virtual Labs If you did attend TechEd 2005, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it totally rocked! Make sure you check out the Recorded Sessions now available. The adventure doesn’t stop there, however. If you haven’t ...
Okay, so I need to write a post that will impress upon the fine folks at Channel 9, including Jeff, why I need to get a free trip to this year’s PDC. Well, I should start with the obvious, I cannot spring for the conference fee, airfare and hotel myself. And even though my new employer seems to be awesome, I am not in a development discipline, so I cannot see them footing the bill either. So I am left to throw myself at the mercy of Microsoft. Now, I am not a developer. Okay, you’re not ...
I finished creating my virtual pc install for testing the betas of all the stuff I picked up at TechEd. I've got Windows Server 2003 R2, with IIS 6, SharePoint, SQL Server 2005, and Visual Studio 2005. I tried to get Visual Studio Team Server installed on it as well, but I had some problems with the data tier. Looking at other people's experience, this may be due to the beta not being very happy on a virtual machine...or could be because I missed a step. If you're installing VSTS, do it on a fresh ...
Interesting situation going on with Robert Scoble and the whole China/MSN situation… http://radio.weblogs.com/00... I personally think the very notion of freedom in speech is typified in blogging. The fact that MSN is even there opens doors to the freedoms too many of us Americans take for granted. My reply to him was… You have a unique position in the blog world, Robert. Nobody can truly understand how many influences, pressures, and other inputs you receive ...
Thx to Jeff for this great blogging site! Has anyone else seen these ads for Office? Does anyone else find them really stupid? We give them all our money to get office, and now they insult us because we don't upgrade.
Dave Caddick only started blogging recently has moved to us here at GWB. URL: http://www.geekswithblogs.n... RSS: http://www.geekswithblogs.n... As Dave would say … Sensational ...
working with the .text framework this weekend. our current project needs a blogging component and .text just makes sense at the moment. but dang. talk about taking over your solution. maybe i'm missing something, but the blog functionality has to sit on the root of IIS in order to function correctly and the httphandlers are chew up all the incoming traffic. so if all i do on my laptop is work with .text then i'm fine, otherwise i have to keep resetting my home directory. not something horrendously ...
A while back I attended a Microsoft internal briefing moderated by Eric Deily. This was a very informative presentation and I am grateful to Jeff Brand for getting me involved with the call. Here is an overview of some of things discussed during the presentation. Sorry about the delay in posting this information, but I just got my blog and have a lot of back blogging to do. :) Rich, Unified Configuration System Brand New administration tool with delegated admin support Componentized, Extensible Web ...
Karthik (from our Mobilizer Madness group) found me at the computers, and dragged me away from blogging this morning's sessions to go eat lunch. After lunch, I went to: CSI448 Optimizing Scalabilty, Performance and Availability with Systems Built on the .NET Framework This was a great talk by Ingo Rammer, because as he said this was based on current technology rather than talking about how Microsoft Scalability Server 2008 is going to solve all of our problems. He works as an architecture trouble-shooting ...
A while back I attended a Microsoft internal briefing moderated by Raj Pai. This was a very informative presentation and I am grateful to Jeff Brand for getting me involved with the call. Here is an overview of some of things discussed during the presentation. Sorry about the delay in posting this information, but I just got my blog and have a lot of back blogging to do. :) I used this information to create my C# 2.0 Whidbey presentation that I presented to my user group (CRINETA). If you are a member ...
This post will evolve with time. I wanted to share the resources that I myself use to troubleshoot the issues with MCMS deployments during my consulting assignments. I am just starting this post now but down the road I will also add step by step guide for things to check while installing and running MCMS 2002 installation in Production, Staging, Content and Development Environment. So keep visiting back to get more details. I can understand the frustrations that client face because there is no easy ...
I was at last night’s Geek dinner along with 150+ other Geeks and techies (and a few journalists as well, just for good measure). It was an amazing atmosphere at the restaurant and everyone was so happy to be there and talking amongst like minded people. There were people from all over the world, at the dinner ranging from American, India, South Africa and the UK. I have to say I was very impressed by the quality of people at the dinner; everyone I met had a pretty impressive resume. I have ...
When blogging from TechEd about sessions, to better your chances of making the post on TechEdBloggers.net, be sure to include a blurb about the event that we can quote you on and not just the play-by-play.  So far, I have been reading some amazing post, and even though I am at the event, I haven't been able to attend any sessions due to the amount of post which is ok in my book.  Keep up the good work everyone.
I would like to give a big thank you to everyone that made it to the Tech*Ed Geek Dinner (for history see the Scoble Geek Dinner). There were 11 of us at Bahama Breeze talking technology, swag, coding (or lack thereof) and Tech*Ed. It was a blast to finally meet Gretchen and Kevin as well as all the new faces. I love that by blogging you can create an online community and sometimes it translates in to real life. I also have to mention one of the neatest techie stories told: Brian Hoyt works for an ...
You can't handle an IP! Or get one for that matter. (I know, an overused movie quote) Chalk it up to day one glitches. Wireless in the Community Cabana and well... for that matter just about everywhere is stressed to the max. I haven't tried it upstairs in the halls surrounding the Track rooms but I imagine it is just as bad. The hardwire laptop table in the rear of CommNet was empty this morning and now it's every Man, Woman and Child for theirself because the struggle for one of those little purple ...
Well, I'm a newbie both at blogging and at TechEd so I figure I'll start 'em both now. There are dozens of excellent articles pouring out of TechEd Bloggers and I'm always saying, “Boy, if I were a blogger I'd link to that” because not only would the very few (read: wife) that read this want to know but I would like to be able to reference it again in the future. If you haven't checked out the TechEd Bloggers site do so now. The content is great leading up to the event and will only get ...
Now this is a real treat! Dave Caddick a well renown UK Citrix & Mobility expert has now started his own blog. In many cases it's all to often said but 'what he doesn't know isn't worth knowing' is very true in this instance. Annoying it's not here at Geeks as he does indeed have the cred to be with us, but never mind. As for the 'Wallaby Fan' bit? Well he's an Aussie so I won't even ask. Dave's style is unique, his blog is literally his notes raw and unabridged, so there is a real wealth of ...
Arright, here we go. This is my first blog. I will mainly be concentrating my blogging efforts on security because I know a little bit of it. Besides, security is a live experiment in how trends affect job market possibilities in Computer Science - since it is the hot button right now of course. The goal is to look back on the se blogs a couple of years from now when the industry has found something else and identify the moment/ times at which security started waning from the media spotlight.
For those of you attending the presentations on Team System yesterday... Here are the resources I spoke of: Books Introducing Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System Beta Edition Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide Integrating Agile Development in the Real World Directory of folks currently blogging about Team System (courtesy of Rich Hundhausen) ...
My name is Jeff Bagwell and I am an application Architect (Funny...I write that as if there needs to be a 12 step program for my profession). I focus almost exclusively on building large distributed systems using .NET and other Microsoft technologies...yes, Microsoft (feel free to insert your own punch line here). My current engagement is with a large multi-national corporation. I have been working exclusively for this company for over 2 years! The good news is that we have done some really great ...
Ted Pattison, one of my hero's, and author of the best COM book there is (COM whats that?) is blogging on Pluralsight (home of the Spoutlet) URL: http://www.pluralsight.com/... RSS: http://pluralsight.com/blog... can't wait for the first post ...
I was on a good blogging pace this month until a very nasty flu got ahold of me. Needless to say I have had a lot of couch and movie time over the past week and a half which, when I had the energy, allowed me to do some reading. If you read the title of this post you will know my latest book of choice was “SSL and TLS Essentials - Securing the Web” by Stephen Thomas. I think (maybe I just never noticed) this is one of the first books I have read that was published by Wiley Computer Publishing ...
Been a little busy the last few days, and I have a few blog entries to catch up on. Not tonight, though…in just a little bit I’m off to see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Since I’ll be taking the day off tomorrow (not “Star Wars flu”, I scheduled this day off more than two months ago), I’ll try to catch up on my blogging then. May the Force be with you ...

Bryan Corazza has just started blogging too.

"... From little seeds mighty trees grow ..."

First off, I am sorry I pulled Jason to the front of the class with my previous entry; I was just trying to make a point. As far as the main feed goes, this has been under review for some time because we know a lot of good information comes out of this site and feel it could be filtered better than we have done with one feed. We still want to offer the non-”Greatest Hits” feed, so you will still be able to get all the content from this community, but with our growth into other realms ...
You know, I'm to the point in my blogging life where I tell the whole SNR thing (Signal to Noise Ratio) to shove it. Chris recently made an earth-shattering, enlightened comment per one of my posts yesterday: “Now try actually blogging instead of just lowering the SNR.” And I just have a couple things to say about that. In this case, I'm not going to worry about being eloquent either, so prepare yourself (and no offense to the maintainer of this fine site, but I'm a little miffed right ...
As I’ve mentioned on my blog before, I recently got a new car. One of my favorite features is the MP3 player capability. I’ve really enjoyed being able to burn CD-R’s and throw them into the changer and listen to 100+ songs on a single disc, or very often a ton of personal development material. So, here’s my dilemma. I used to (in a past life years ago, I swear!) “borrow” music and other files from various sources. It started with the original Napster, then migrated ...
This is an interesting artcile on why corporate blogging is popular and why it works.
In investigating OnFolio (thanks to Spike's comment), I found that I could give it a URL to a web service. In OnFolio, you can specify your blogger settings. It supports standard blogging environments like blogspot, or, it can take a custom command. I created a web service that in turn calls SharePoint's Lists web service to create a new item in a SharePoint list (my 'Blog' list, in this case). I did this because the lists web service takes some fairly complex parameters in its "UpdateListItems" ...
Yesterday's KC .NET UG meeting was good, especially considering the speaker wasn't there! Jeff Julian and another guy (sorry, I don't know your name. If you read this, please let me know your blog address) talked about using RSS and blogs to get information and drive traffic to your website. Jim Erwin and Doug Butscher sat behind me and we had a good discussion about paired development, I'd like to see EnGraph try that sometime, but deadlines are already tight. Kyle Archer came along and he had a ...
Due to a recent run of beautiful Super Sunny Sparkle Weather© here onthe left coast of Canada all blogging was put on hold during the weekend for the enjoyment of the out of doors. But, as promised, here's my writeup of the Vancouver Beercasting/Blogger Meeting for April 2005.When we first got there we were warmly welcomed to Vancouver by Boris(thank you Boris!) and introduced to the whole group. Somehow it'seasier to remember names when there is a URL or blog name associated with them.The meeting ...
I wrote this on the plane, but didn’t get around to posting until now. Take it, Brandon from 2 days ago: Seattle was an absolute blast. I understand 100% why Chris Pirillo decided to move there after the first Search Champs program. I’m writing this now from the jet while we’re about an hour from home. I’m offline, so I won’t be able to link to other Search Champs related posts until I’m home. First, let me tell you a little more about Seattle. As I mentioned in ...
I typically run across a lot of articles hyping the art of blogging and all the good it does for businesses and people. You’ve likely heard/read all of them too. That’s why it was so interesting for me to read this article that claims businesses don’t care about blogging. So, now I’m interested in seeing what anyone who happens across my blog thinks about this article. In fairness, it does make some good points. Not, imo, the points it is really attempting to make however. ...
Other Search Champs that are blogging from Seattle include: Loic Le Meur – blogging from 36,000 feet! Halley Suitt likes the W hotel, and I can’t say I blame her ...

 I’m really happy to see the x64 community organizing so strongly around the AMD64 release of Windows.

You can see Extended64’s blogging page here.

Okay, I need to come out and admit something. I'm a rebellious youth. Yes, I admit it. And I'm currently in the process of rebelling against my parent, Microsoft. I'm jealous of all my development friends. They've dealt with a lot of non-Microsoft technologies in their history as a techno-geek and they can justify exactly what they like about <insert Microsoft technology here>. Well, I'm not one of these people. Believe it or not, I'm a very young techno-weenie. The first language that I did ...
My tudoes to all the new bloggers who have made GeekswithBlogs.net there blogging home on the net. I must add that a lot of people and some very notable names with I share my blog now. I am writing after a whole year - a very eventful one, indeed! I moved over from Pakistan to Australia, got a new job and also studying for a new degree. Witnessed the SQL 2005 Beta, BizTalk 2004 launch and now waiting for Whidbey. I have decided to write again because of my new job here - I am a Microsoft Certified ...
It has been a while since my last post and I have already gotten some emails asking me if I were still alive. I was really busy last few months working on our new product Plato Time, which was presented this year on CeBIT in Hannover. It is a workflow-based portal solution for personnel scheduling, time accounting and time registration. (I almost sound as if I were from marketing ;-). Anyway after my (too short) vacation i have finally enough time to start blogging again. I have even turned my RSS ...
Well, sit our hands time again…C’mon Robert…we expect a little better than this! See his post at: http://radio.weblogs.com/00... And, well, as much as I respect the guy, I wish he’d stand up a little taller and speak with force about all the good Microsoft is doing. I felt compelled to offer my 2 cents… I'm still confounded by all the rhetoric. I guess we have to accept the increased freedom derived from blogging and the rapid spread of information ...
For those who are wondering why I’m not blogging very regularly: It’s not that I’m lying on my back and sun-bathing on the beach or anything (which was never been an option since it has been snowing a lot), I'm just rather busy lately. I was doing a SP1 evaluation earlier, for which MS has granted me a prestigious award for ‘Most Valuable Debugger’. It’s a kind of a joke, but nevertheless I’m very proud and amused at the same time :-). I guess I will have ...
The new hard drive comes in. I replace the old drive with the new one and initiate an NTFS format. No problem so far, then the Windows install begins... BSOD!!!! This is the point where blogging the detail of what took place can possibly get me arrested (they'll never find the bodies). After two or three tries and getting either a blue screen or a 'cannot read file - skip or retry' message, on a new drive mind you, I thought about something else. I powered down the notebook and removed the 1gig ram ...
With a certain amount of amazement, I have followed anumber of posts today by Jeremy Wright from Ensight.org, on his apparent arrest and interrogation by border police and homeland security officials, apon trying to move to the US, to start work as a blogging consultant for McGraw-Hill, the fortune-500 media group.The details have been taken offline for now, for good reason, so I wont go into them either. But it basicly boils down to the US border-police and officials from the department of homeland ...
I had been off the blogging world for quite some time now. I was so swamped with work that I really could not collect my mind to write anything worthwhile. I recently bumped into a really sticky issue (and continue to remain stuck with that). We have a VSIP enabled COM DLL that uses a lot of ATL RGS code. Some of these values in this RGS file were dependent on some environment variables. Also the path to the satillite DLL and some project items were authored in the RGS file. I tried harvesting registry ...