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Posted On Thursday, October 28, 2004 10:08 AM

Lack of effort?
A couple of weeks ago I posted a message about the lack of interest on the part of the management group of the Knoxville area East Tennessee .NET User's Group. I also posted an email I received after several failed attempts to contact the group's leadership. I check the site two or three times a week but there is still NO ACTIVITY. I know things move a little slower here but if one meeting every three months is all I can get, I will join the Nashville group and drive a couple of hours once a month. ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 26, 2004 1:11 PM

Whatever happened to IE subscription services?
Does any one know? There are a slew of pages that I don't want to have to check manually to stay abreast of but that I want to read any new content posted there. I would love to be alerted when they are updated but I can't afford a personal assistant. I think they were called Channels in IE. Anything on the market like this for FireFox? IE?

Posted On Thursday, October 21, 2004 1:46 PM

Enterprises Prefer One-Time Licensing Fees
This is not a big suprise but 64% of purchasers prefer one-time license fees (the old way of doing things). Is anyone suprised by this? I understand why software companies want to do this, software development is not cheap, but as a consumer, I would be unwilling to shell out the cash every year. I do, however, pay for MSDN. That, however, has unlimited cost-to-value potential. http://www.ecommercetimes.c... ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 20, 2004 6:54 PM

Microsoft sets Summer Delivery Date for SQL Server

Posted On Wednesday, October 20, 2004 6:48 PM

ASP.NET/C#/.NET Framework Training Resources
I need a few recommendations for training for two of my co-workers who are going from ASP w/ JavaScript to C#/.NET Framework/ASP.NET. Shameless plugs won't be ignored but keep it civil. They are both very smart and I don't think they will have problems with C# and it's syntax because it is so close to JavaScript but the .NET Framework is a huge beast so they will definitely need help with that. Any takers?

Posted On Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:27 AM

C# Edit And Continue
Due to popular demand, VS.NET 2005 will have Edit and Continue support for C#. Look here.

Posted On Monday, October 18, 2004 9:26 AM

1st Ever Knoxville Nerd Dinner
It was a small turnout but I hope the next one is better. All in all, the dinner was successful and a lot of fun. If you didn't make this one, make it a point to come to the next one.

Posted On Friday, October 15, 2004 11:22 AM

Google Desktop
This is probably all ready widely known, but Google released their Google Desktop today. It indexes content from Outlook, Outlook Express, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, text documents, and even AOL IM discussions. It allows you to also search the web. How cool is Google? They rock.

Posted On Thursday, October 14, 2004 3:59 PM

Knoxville Nerd Dinner Tonight
Just a reminder that the Knoxville Nerd dinner will be tonight at 6pm at Texas Roadhouse on Kingston Pike.

Posted On Thursday, October 14, 2004 8:52 AM

WebDeploy(UnleashIT) + NAnt = New Tool
I have been persuaded to build a new tool that will use NAnt to compile ASP.NET projects and then push them to another directory, server, or FTP site. I thought about asking our publishing people to use NAnt and then WebDeploy but I don't like unglued solutions and surely there are others that need this functionality. I know VS.NET 2005 will be out soon but not every one will be going to be using it right away.

Posted On Thursday, October 14, 2004 8:51 AM

I am very impressed with #Develop. Mike Kruger et al are doing a very, very good job. If you are looking to join an opensource development project with some steam, a worthwhile vision, and credibility, you should really check this project out. It isn't quite up to the standards of VS.NET03 but for free it is INCREDIBLE. I would really like to see some of my favorite tools like Regulator and Reflector integrated with the IDE. The IDE does have a RegEx editor but it isn't Regulator and there is only ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:09 AM

A couple of VERY good posts
Here are two posts concerning development that I think would be beneficial for everyone to read: The first concerns the future of Microsoft's Application Blocks, or Blue Bricks. Many of us all ready use them in applications but before making a decision to use them in future applications, you should know what Microsoft has planned for them. The second concerns Microsoft's decision not to keep the Components tray in the designer. Be sure ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 12, 2004 12:55 PM

Two Things Big Biz Tycoon can Teach You
I was playing this game tonight and was doing really well but I made two critical mistakes that eventually caused me to go bankrupt. First, I tried to move into a new business industry-from children's toys to business software. There is no intended irony there. I discovered that in the game, as in a real business, entering a new market is extremely expensive. I had about $240,000 before the move and I didn't even get the research portion out of the way before I was out of money. Second, hire good ......

Posted On Monday, October 11, 2004 10:43 PM

Ed Kaim's Entrepreneur Tip#1

Ed Kaim is starting an entreprenuerial column. The first article was enjoyable and I will wait for the next one. Read up:

Posted On Monday, October 11, 2004 9:08 AM

Lack of Interest
For several weeks now I have been trying to raise the interest level for .NET in the Knoxville area with the local .NET user's group and I can't even get a response from them. The primary contact no longer has the ability to retrieve his email from his previous employer but hasn't updated the contact information on the site. I have been watching the meetings page for months and nothing has changed. What does Microsoft do about groups that are no longer active? If I continue to get no response and ......

Posted On Friday, October 8, 2004 10:00 AM

Google Easter Egg
A guy I work with just pointed this out to me. Type “French Military Victories“ in the search box. Click the “I'm Feeling Lucky“ button. A page will come up with a link saying 'Do you mean 'french military defeats'?' Click on that link and the page that loads is hilarious ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 6, 2004 5:19 PM

Seven GMail Invites
Geez, every one should have one by now. I have seven invites again and all I need from you is a blood and urine sample.

Posted On Wednesday, October 6, 2004 9:13 AM

Fixing the ASP.NET Authentication Vulnerability

Here is a great article concerning the recently discovered ASP.NET authentication vulnerability and how to fix it. Everyone should check this out if you code ASP.NET apps.

Posted On Wednesday, October 6, 2004 9:03 AM

Finally GMail Gets Contacts
I was beginning to wonder if GMail would ever add a contact manager but they finally did. It is somewhat limited but you can add as many phone numbers and email addresses as you want.

Posted On Tuesday, October 5, 2004 6:22 AM

Knoxville Nerd Dinner
Just a reminder that we are meeting at the Texas Roadhouse on Kingston Pike in Knoxville at 6:00 PM on October 14th. I have six confirmations. Anyone else interested?

Posted On Monday, October 4, 2004 8:47 AM

Yet More GMail Invites
It seems to me that everyone should have a GMail account by now but if you don't, send me an email. Please don't post your email here because I may not remember to remove it. I have 5 0 left.

Posted On Friday, October 1, 2004 7:50 AM

Interesting .NET/J2EE Comparison
Varad points to this study between development, deployment, and change requests that the MiddleWare Comany did between VS.NET/.NET Framework and IBM WebSphere/J2EE. I AM bias, I love .NET and pretty much despise everything else but I had the very unfortuanate experience of working with WebSphere and it was the worse time of my life. I would have preferred giving birth to a full grown Andre the Giant and I contemplated suicide every single day until it was over. I was not and am not a WebSpere guru ......

Posted On Friday, October 1, 2004 7:47 AM

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