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It has been I have posted to this blog, and I am hoping a blogging writer (such as Word 2007 or Windows Live Writer) will help me to post more often. Unfortunately although I have seen recommendations for Windows Live writer, I have not been able to install it successfully. Hence this test post through MS Word 2007.

The long-anticipated (at least I anticipate it) Home for the PlayStation 3 has been in beta for probably close to a year if not more. The beta was initially as a sign-up type deal but now Sony is adding more people to the Home beta via a download on the PSN. Yesterday, a PS3 Home Theme was placed on PSN allowing for users to download and instantly be submitted to be included in the Home beta, expanding later this month. Just downloading the theme won't automatically guarantee you get in, they will ...
The Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting on Thursday, August 7th at 5:30 pm at Centriq Foss to discuss WIndows Workflow Foundation here is some information: Featured Product/Topic: 2007 Microsoft Office System Recommended Audience: Developers Creating Custom Workflows with SharePoint Presented: Jeff Julian Sponsor: AdvantageTech - Food Provider for the Meeting Date: Thursday, August 7th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm ...

So I made it.
I am officially part of the blogging community. I am exited to give back some experience I gained over the last years. 

Every day I benefit from people's experience - so I feel it is only fair to give something back to the community

In this spirit  - let's get started!

 

I'm going to be blogging on various .NET related technologies. My first post is going to kick-off with a how-to on using the spell check web service with SharePoint Forms Services. Enjoy! http://geekswithblogs.net/s... ...
There's something surreal about blogging by the campfire watching the sun rise. I'm out with my boys on a guys day out. Ok, I didn't post this from the campfire but I could have since I had cell signal and can tether my phone... But I resisted the urge. What you've got here is what I happened to jot down while my boys were sleeping. More on my blog at Blogging by the Campfire ...
And here it is. Another blog. Seems like everyone has one these days. Except me. ...Until now. So yeah, I've finally decided to enter the blogosphere, whatever that is. It's not like there's anything roundish about the folks who write blogs. Except maybe near the belly. Ahem. Where was I? Oh, yes, blogging. So yeah, I'm blogging now. Mostly this blog will involve me posting about my pain developing software and the salves I used to soothe it. It will mostly be C# oriented, 'cause that's where I spend ...
Mark Monster on Networking, Rich Griffen on Tweening and Baby Smash, Matt Perdick using WrapPanel, Bart Czernicki on SL and Multi-touch panels, Corinna Barber with 3 videos on Designer/Developer, Dan Wahlin on layouts, Laurence Moroney's SL2 book is out, and Bill Reiss on developing games for SL and XNA, and a SL Game contest. I didn't get this out on Wednesday because I was doing a presentation for a bigshot from my client's East Coast office, and oh... he didn't show, and he didn't call, and he ...
So, while trying to start services on my new MOSS dev server I ran into a couple of problems this week that are worthy blogging material. Problem #1: The first is that when I created applications for my Default SSP these applications were not showing up in the application drop down in the SSP creation process. The solution? It turns out that System accounts like Local System and Network Service are not allowed as valid application pool identities in MOSS for SSP applications. Problem #2: When I went ...
Sorry folks... only 1 interview this week. I've been busier than Gil Gerard at a one hour buffet. Our guest this week is my very good friend Jason Olson. Jason works for Microsoft now, but I knew him when... although that's a story for another day. Here are my NINE Questions with Jason Olson. 1. Where are you from? Now, Kirkland, WA (just outside of Seattle). As a child I was from McMinnville, OR (which had the adoring nickname of McHickville). And no, I'm not a hick. 2. Ok so we know you work for ...

I've decided to start a second blog. Some of the articles will make it to this one, however, more specific ones will stay only to the new one.

http://www.visionsofafar.com

It uses the Blog Engine.net v1.4 Blogging Software. It set up really easy, and I like it a lot.

Denislav Savkov on VSM, Mino with a SL PhotoGallery, Alex Golesh on app performance, Avi Pilosof with "War on Terrier", Michael Schwarz reports SL2B2 update, Alex Knight on VSM, Peter McGrattan on initialization via SL server control, Lee on DataGrids and ListBoxes, and David Anson on shrinking XAPs. Open notice to Tim Heuer, Brad Abrams, and Karen Corby just to name a few ... you should send email to xclusivesalman at yahoo dot com (Mashook Talpur - 26-167 cantt bazar, Karachi Sind, Pakistan) because ...
Fons Sonnemans with RollMenu, Frank LaVigne with Community Megaphone SL Map, Martin Mihaylov on LINQ to XML in SL2, John Stockton with What is Silverlight, and How to Learn it, Felix Corke on Designing a SL2B2 skin, Michael Washington with Silverlight Notepad, Michael Scherotter with IE8 Forward/back in SL2, Expression Blend Team resource links for VSM, and Tamir Khason on Actual Width/Height. Yes boys and girls, this is what happens when you take a weekend off from blogging ... so I'm posting this ...
While GeeksWithBlogs was down, I was able to continue blogging thanks to the blog hosting service provided by Blogger.com for my blog mirror. I posted an article there comparing jQuery Corner with the AJAX Control Toolkit, which you can read about at:
http://knitinr.blogspot.com/2008/07/rounded-corners-comparing-jquery-with.html
Well, I’ve been out from blogging for a while and thought I should start blogging again. A lot has happened since my last blog: 1. I got a new PC/Server It has two(2) Dual-Core Intel Xeon CPUs, 8GB of ECC RAM, and five(5) Seagate 73GB SCSI 10,000RPM HDDs. I’m converting it into a workstation/gamer to run Windows XP x64 (Corporate Edition), Windows Server 2003 R2 x64, Tiny XP (stripped down version of Windows XP Professional for gaming), and Topologi-Linux (run Linux inside Windows). You can view ...
This Sunday, I went to dotNETwork 5th gathering to see how interesting it would be to have some Silverlight fun followed by SOA and Patterns and Anti-Patterns goodness. It was a really fun day, and here comes its writing as I saw it. Starting Out (No tech – you can skip) The day started by meeting Mohamed Samy (the SOA guy, and my friend!) at 10 AM, getting some sandwiches (and coffee for me as I didn’t have sleep the night before), then, going to the buses place in El-Sekka club (as neither of us ...
Hey all, I’m still blogging about my very interesting trip to dotNETwork 5th gathering, what Yasser said about Silverlight 2.0 and Mohamed Samy said about SOA Anti-Patterns. This will be coming late tonight (God Willing). I just had a sudden graduation project documentation help request to have to in its writing to start final printing. But I still have my OneNote pages and those are still going to be converted to blog post(s). I write this to confirm the writing though latency. This post is likely ...
I LOVE being a .NET User Group Member, but I was raised by a hippie mother who believed in activism. She believed in getting involved. I guess a bit of that rubbed off on me. I wanted to get more involved in the .NET community this year, and I am having a blast doing it. One thing still rubs me the wrong way about the .Net community and the IT industry in general: they don't consider Kansas City a player in the IT world. I've blogged about this before. I see conference after conference being held ...
People ask me why I blog so much. You know, why I turn a 9 word sentence into War and Peace? Maybe I'm a comment whore. When I blog about semi-personal stuff, I do so in part because I enjoy the feedback and comments I receive. Some posts receive more than others. Some post receive none at all. My technical posts tend to fall in that last category. I've found that my somewhat funny, somewhat rambling blog posts usually get more of a response than my terse ones. For example: I installed a new router ...
When browsing around the net today, I realized that I had never claimed this blog as my own on Technorati. I claimed the old Vitamin CH, but never this one. When I went to do it, I saw that the process has changed somewhat. Instead of just posting the usual "ignore this post, I am just claiming my blog" type thing, I thought I would post how to do it. (Warning: The process didn't work as planned for me. I would love to hear from those for whom it did work about how to make it work!) The first step ...
The Magenic Technology Summit has kicked off with a bang and things are going great! We're located at the Microsoft offices in Downers Grove, IL and the attendance is great. Greg Frankenfield (Magenic CEO) started things off with a brief introduction and welcomed everyone. Both of our keynotes went off without a hitch. Jay Schmelzer (Microsoft) had the first keynote, and he was followed by Rocky Lhotka (Magenic) Now that the keynotes are out of the way, we're taking a short break and reconfiguring ...
I received this in e-mail today: We wanted to let you know we will be eliminating Profiles, the feature that allowed you to set up separate DVD Queues under one account, effective September 1, 2008.Each additional Profile Queue will be unavailable after September 1, 2008. Before then, we recommend you consolidate any of your Profile Queues to your main account Queue or print them out.While it may be disappointing to see Profiles go away, this change will help us continue to improve the Netflix website ...
Two submittals today... I'm trying to keep up here :) -- Koen Zwikstra announces Silverlight Spy for B2, and Silverlight Girl lists SL Games on Mashoo. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Spy for Beta 2 available I haven't been blogging the intermediate posts by Koen, but those of you that read his blog know he's not been absent, he's been hard at work and woohoo.. he has SilverlightSpy ready for all of us to take advantage of for all the SL2B2 goodness... that's going to be the first thing I ...
I saw Kung Fu Panda tonight. It was a great movie, I really enjoyed it. However, as much as the escapades of the animated creatures and the feel-good message was a huge hit for the kids, I kept finding myself drawn to the adult themes in the film...specifically as I compare them to my own career in software development. So I give you the Kung Fu Panda Parallels to Software Development post! So without giving too much of the plot away, let me give some of the movie plot away... Po is a Panda who works ...
14 posts in the last 24 hours! -- Silverlight Girl with "Bumble Beegger", Piotr Puszkiewicz on solving the FF3 problem, Ivan Dragoev Animating ListBox items, Richard Griffin with more B1-> B2 goodness, David Anson with XPS Viewer B2, Jeff Paries with B2 Toys for Tweets, Lee with Drag/Drop Grid Rows, Florian Krüsch updated Triangle Control, Jeff Wilcox on UnitTest With SL2B2, Corey Schuman on NBC Olympics Viewer, and Dave Relyea on prettying up the Slider. I've added a couple new finds as bloggers. ...
1,000,000 Yeah, I know tracking page hits is iffy, but I just picked one metric and went with it... it's not the one for marketing guys showing a 'page' hit for every item on the page, and it's not the most restrictive one. I was using the analog stats from December, 2005 to April, 2008, then DiscountASP.net switched me to SmarterStats and I had to find one of the metrics that closely matched what I'd been getting before. Either that or just forget the whole thing! I put WynApse.com up in December ...
Okay, I didnt know what to expect this being my first Apple WWDC. I am a vetran of ten Microsoft TechEd’s and a couple MECs. For the most part, Microsoft has cold the logistics of feeding, moving and running over ten thousand people around in an orderly fashion. People would joke about the strictness of the lunch ushers or the “soda and cookie nazis” that guarded the coolers and treats until just the right moment. We laughed at the guards that made us go a certain way and managed the ebb and flow ...
Everyone is streaming in trying to find the optimal seat. After four hours of waiting in line, I don’t care where I sit just as long as I am sitting. There are large plasmas all over the place which is good – from my vantage point, Jobs is going to be a dot. Huge applause – Al Gore is here in the audience. From my seat: More cheesy pre-show music … 10:01 AM PST Still waiting, people still streaming in. Whomever was in charge of the herd\logistics should be shot. Microsoft owns them in this regard ...
On the heels of yesterday's 17 links, there's 11 today, and at least one other hidden away. I've got posts by Rob Houwelng, Andrew Brown, Ashish Shetty(2), Joe Stegman, Jeff Paries, Pete Brown, LeeOnTech, Darren Mart, Adam Kinney, Koen Swikstra, and Jesse Liberty. Quite a few people have been updating their Beta 1 pages to Beta 2. Jeff Paries' Design With Silverlight site has the Bird Hunt and Tank Combat games updated including the downloadable code. From SilverlightCream.com: Fragmenti Picture ...
I've got 17 links here tonight... Welcome to SL2B2.. :) ... Many are by the same folks, so I'm just going to list names: Scott Guthrie (duh), Michael Scherotter, Joel Neubeck(2), Kathy Kam, Walt Ritscher, Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth(2), David Anson, Tim Heuer(4), WPFEDevCon, Mike Taulty/Mike Ormond, and Mike Snow. Wow... what a bunch of links! ... I tried not to pull all the "Silverlight 2 Beta 2" links since we're all posting that. There are a lot of people echoing the information on Silverlight.net, ...
Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is Released! This is almost an afterthought since people have been blogging it for the last hour. My take is that it's not over until Scott Gu posts :) ... well, that time has arrived, and Silverlight 2 Beta 2 has arrived as well, along with VS2008 and Expression Blend support is available from the link above. Scott Guthrie has a blog post about it, and Shawn Wildermuth has 3 really nice posts up (so far)... he's been patiently waiting for about 3 days :) I'm sure there are many ...
Joe Healy, the Microsoft genius, who has planned this upcoming weekend In Between Events, asked for a head count from all of us who have planned events for this coming weekend. I was asked some time ago to head up the DotNetNuke Events for the day and we have 173 coming to that event. The room sits 210 so we have room for more! There will be over 1200 coming for the Saturday and Sunday events. Check out the inbetween site to see what's going on. This event is free and the only thing you need to pay ...
I am going to take a short break of blogging for a couple of months. The reason is simple: I have been working on a book about Silverlight 2 since September last year, and we are in a phase now where I need to concentrate on that exclusively, and put other activities aside. I might post the occasional article from time to time, but until mid-Summer, it's going to be write write write. Read the rest of this entry » ...
I have blogged on GeeksWithBlogs for a long time and I have enjoyed every second of it. For the past couple of days I have been working on my own blog and today it has been launched. I will be blogged at www.azamsharp.com. I will miss GeeksWithBlogs and I thank everyone for creating such a wonderful blogging community. As of today (May 27 2008) this blog is officially closed. Please update your links to www.azamsharp.com. Thanks, AzamSharp ...
Wow.. 11 entries since about this time yesterday! - Denislav Savkov on sockets, Florian Krüsch on SL2 & Audio, Mario Meir-Huber's MVT Charts, Joel Neubeck with spherical collisions, Jeff Wilcox on storing clipboard info with SL2, Lee animating Listbox items, Pete Brown's part 2 of his Chat Client, Expression Blog on KeySpline Animation, Todd Miranda on re-using storyboards, Jesse Liberty's Intro to Blend part 3, and Daniel automating Markup in VS. From SilverlightCream.com: Sockets and their ...
Ok, say that 5 times real fast :) The things a person finds themselves involved in while trying to grub through the day and leave enough brain cells functional for Silverlight before crashing out... At my client's facility, we had a server with our web apps and other folks' apps that not only was past it's prime (aren't we all), but the lease was up. Let's not ignore the fact that we had another server with our Oracle database on it go down the same path close enough behind that we switched them ...
In case you haven't seen it yet from your other OneNote sources... Mike Tholfsen, renowned OneNote song writer and test manager is now blogging about OneNote and Education. Mike is known to several of the OneNote education folks in Seattle as the OneNote Ninja. He is going to be blogging about how OneNote can be used in education from kindergarten to adult education. I am happy to see this whole in the blogosphere filled. OneNote is a great tool for educators and students alike. The ability to take ...
I have to force myself to focus on book stuff this week, so I am taking a blogging hiatus until after Memorial Day. After Memorial Day I am going to post the two code examples I promised. I also have a meeting and will be in Baltimore from Friday to Monday. I am visiting my Aunt in Baltimore, Aunt+Uncle in Philly, and my grandmother and her husband are going to visit us all in Philly on Sunday. This is the first time my boyfriend is meeting my semi-normal family, so it's a huge deal. I will catch ...
*Moved to: Creating a SharePoint SolutionOver the next few weeks I will be blogging my escapades in developing an application solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. I have entitled the application "MOSS Time Off Management" and it will be up on CodePlex for all to follow @ http://www.codeplex.com/mos... (coming soon). The idea behind this application is twofold:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
So I got a comment on my twitter post yesterday asking if I was going to blog during TechEd as well. Yes, of course I'm going to blog about TechEd and the sessions that I attend. You can't attend it all and I always find value in blogging about sessions that I attend as well as reading the other attendees blogs, especially when i'm unable to attend a conference. If you see me at TechEd and want to chat, please grab me by the shirt and pull me aside. I love to chat about anything SharePoint any time! ...
Live blogging the session with Markus Egger and WPF. First of all, seriously, Markus needs to walk around with a claymore or a broad-sword. He's got that Highlander vibe going on. Anyway...soon to start...gotta try and figure out how to land a hotel close to where Chris Williams is staying at Tech Ed... Hmm...I didn't know Markus founded CoDe magazine...kewl. Win-Forms is frozen in time...WPF is the new UI platform that investment will be made into. Benefits of WPF - Usage of graphics processor which ...
In case any of you has been wondering why I'm not blogging so lately although I have many topics interested in (See my Google Reader Shared Items), and have already mentioned topics I should be blogging about, I was getting many "last minutes" exams and quizes lately at university. This is going to remain for a while. I'm having exams May 21st to June 3rd, and already had vacation from work that has just started. The same applies to blogging I guess, but with small difference, that sometimes while ...
I posted the following post on The Server Room forum at Ars Technica ————————————————————— Hi all,Maybe I just haven't looked hard enough, but I get the distinct impression that sysadmins, for some reason, are not very community-oriented. If you look online for developer communities, you find a fantastic amount of forums, websites, and blogging communities. When I wanted to start blogging about my sysadmin adventures, I looked for communities similar to developer sites like geekswithblogs.net, Channel9, ...
As you may or may not have seen, a few people have been blogging about Professional ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB on Amazon.com being $16. Being in the UK, I thought I would check it out. Turns out its just as cheap: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pro... I've just ordered mine :) ...
Tamir Khason with a WPF article, Jon Davis on SL/Entity Spaces, Nikhil Kothari on Default Commit, Jeff Prosise on Page Turning, David Anson on IValueConverter, and Michael Sync with a Rich Text Editor Demo. I spent some time in the database yesterday clearing out dead links (that I knew about), and making sure if you selected "Blog" and hit search, you'd only get one of someone. That dropped the total number of articles by a bit, but not much -- 948 this morning, and we now have a valid blogger list ...
ChrishayUK on Isolated Storage, Page Brooks with a Color Picker, AdamJTP with a Lightbox, Jaime Rodriguez with a Viewbox, Jonas Folles on Interactive Video, Bob Familiar on SL2 RIA, Christoph Husse with SL2 Rich Text Editor, and Ineir with a WrapPanel. Lots of goodness... controls today... Lightbox, ViewBox, WrapPanel and holy crap... a Rich Text Editor... not to count other ineresting articles, read on... From SilverlightCream.com: Isolated Storage (Quota.dat) ChrishayUK digs into Isolated Storage, ...
I can't believe I did it. I am the first to reach the 1,000 post mark on GWB. I know Chris and D'Arcy had the lead but I never gave up and I have finally reached the unthinkable goal. I know what you are thinking. The front page only shows that I have 741 posts. But that number is incorrect. You see that number does not include posts I made on my previous blog that I intended to port over, my posts about my weight loss that I never posted but obviously should have, and my draft posts which I never ...
So Justice Gray announced the winners in his "What Justice Gray Means to Me" blogging contest, and unfortunately I didn't win. The top prize went to Russell Ball, with another award going to Jeremy Miller (this has more to do with a secret man-crush Justice has for Jeremy than the blog post in question I think...). Russell won some *fantastic* prizes...and by fantastic, I mean if you're a 30+ something man and are interested in the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus prancing around the stage, then I suppose ...
Eric Hexter is blogging about testing SL, TeamLive is using SL, Ola Karlsson on Semi-transparent SL, LeeOnTech with Drag/Drop Part 2, Karen Corby's Part 3 of SL2 Networking, Michael Palermo with a create your own SL Game video, Pete Brown on WCF Duplex Commo, and Jesse Liberty on User Controls. From SilverlightCream.com: Eric Hexter Eric Hexter has been blogging about Testing and Silverlight, and asked if I thought it was worth a mention... absolutely Eric... you guys had me when I saw the "LosTechies" ...
D'Arcy and Chris are now closely competing for King of the Mountain on Geekswithblogs.net. Because I am interested in this fight, I created some charts to demonstrate the battle over the time these guys have been blogging. Enjoy. Total Blogging Over Time Post Frequency Per Month ...