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Jeff Julian's Blog CEO of Enterprise Marketer January 2004 Entries
I have been SPOTed!
Well I am roaming around the house looking for signal, but so far this is the coolest watch ever!  I picked up the Suunto N3 tonight from CompUSA.  I have been getting tired of everyone else getting the coolest toy in the world, so I broke down and spend the money.  IM me at using “Action”, “Send a Message to an MSN Direct Watch” 

Posted On Thursday, January 29, 2004 7:42 PM
Check it out!  Drew and Kevin have done it again.  Thanks guys!

Posted On Monday, January 26, 2004 5:37 AM

Working with Bristowe on ESF
Last night, John Bristowe and I started discussing ESF and his Newsgator extension to support the spec. It is very cool. With Newgator 2.0, you can build your own extensions to support other frameworks and do whatever you want inside Outlook. He is wanting to make an ESF feed create Calendar events. His first try was very cool. If you don't know what ESF is, check it out here and please give us feedback. INETA is planning to be one of the first users of the format and Bristowe will be changing the ......

Posted On Sunday, January 25, 2004 6:06 PM

Working on my next presentation
This next week and weekend, I will be working on my next presentation. The topic is RSS, but I want to make it a little different than my original I used this summer. I have decided to take the XSLT portion out because lack of time to cover. I still plan to have some examples using XSLT, but I want to include server controls as well. So here is my question. What would you like to see in examples with this topic? I would like to have about 6 different examples that I can go into, but I would like ......

Posted On Sunday, January 25, 2004 5:55 PM

Infopath 2003 Developer Resource Kit
Kirk Allen Evans mentioned Thursday that you could send off the Infopath 2003 Developer Resource Kit. To my surprise, it showed up today. That was fast. Now I have to go check it out.

Posted On Saturday, January 24, 2004 1:15 PM


Today, I found out I have been MVPed in the area of XML.  Wow!!!!!!!  I am completely ecstatic.  If you see someone walking around in Kansas City without a face, just a grin, that's me! 

Congrats to all the new MVPs.

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:54 AM

Source Gear Vault
I am finally finished building my new machine. Last application, Source Gear Vault. One annoyance I have with the application is the fact that if you move it out of the “Programs” folder of the start menu, it will popup Windows Installer, and put another folder there. Annoying! The only way to remove it from showing, is to open the folder and mark it hidden. This is not a big deal to normal Windows developers, but I am anal. Here is a picture of my final start menu. ......

Posted On Friday, January 16, 2004 3:41 PM

It's Here!!! It's Here!!!
Picked up one of my new best friend (just kidding)(not really) from the UPS hub today.  Now I get to kill it to get all that DELL crap off of it and put XP Pro on.

Posted On Thursday, January 15, 2004 8:40 AM

Ellison will give up his role as chairman (Oracle)
Ellison's leadership at Oracle reined in...

Posted On Tuesday, January 13, 2004 10:02 AM

Argggg......Anyone else have this problem?
When running VS.NET 2002 or 2003, using multiple monitors, I get this little annoying extra window that popups up in the second monitor. You can't get rid of it unless you minimize VS.NET and use another window to repaint on top of it. Freaking annoying. Here is a photo of the culprit. ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 13, 2004 8:28 AM

Drew Robbins is here!

Drew.Robbins, one of the masterminds behind PDCBloggers, has blessed us with his presence on

Subscribe here.

Posted On Monday, January 12, 2004 10:37 AM

Amy, how do you want your Barbecue?  I can deliver it at the end of Feb. on my way to Columbus, OH when I speak at Drew Robbin's User Group, or I can mail it.  The first would probably be the best, cause you could hook me up with some books to giveaway :D.  Oh well, it was a terrible day for our defense, or lack there of.

Posted On Sunday, January 11, 2004 1:15 PM

Dottext.Web.HttpCompression is ready, download here
After some testing (thanks DonXML), I feel the syndication compression for .Text is ready. However, if you have any issues, please email me at I have included the source, binaries, and compiled changes from the latest release of .Text. I have been very impressed with the HttpCompressionModule integrated into .Text. My bandwidth is down even though the hits are up. As always, please backup your binaries and config before upgrading. With out further ado, here it is. http://www.geekswithblogs.n... ......

Posted On Saturday, January 10, 2004 6:38 PM

Bring in the New Year with a new laptop
Dude, I'm getting a Dell :D Actually a Dell Insprion 8600, and it's about time. Some of you may remember my run in with my backpack and laptop with the wireless card hanging off the side. Running in and out of sessions, I just put it in the wrong way and crack, no more wireless card. Since then I have went through another with the same results. This one has integrated wireless (centrino rules!) and a pretty hefty processor to boot. I ordered it originally online, but for some reason it considered ......

Posted On Saturday, January 10, 2004 9:22 AM

Dottext.Web.HttpCompression is ready for testing
After my previous post, I decided to take the approach I took with HTTP compression for the syndication feeds and re arch it a little bit. Originally, I changed the HttpCompressionModule's source to get it to work. This time, I used the downloaded binaries so it would have better compatiblity with the great tool. This should work with .94 and .95 but I have only tried it with .95. If you would like to check it out, please let me know. I want to have a few more people play with ......

Posted On Friday, January 9, 2004 10:03 PM

DevDays 2004 Site is up for the US

Posted On Thursday, January 8, 2004 6:21 AM

HTTP Compression added to the syndication feeds for
After reading Scott's post on the HttpCompressionModule, I decided to check it out. The MainFeed of this site is about 65k. With the compression tool, the compressed file size is about 15k. Not bad! The compression has also been added to the individual RSS feeds as well. Let me know if you see any issues ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 7, 2004 8:01 PM

2006 Lexus GS - Motor Show Photo
Updated: Sold the Lexus after horrible service from Local Lexus Dealership and bought a new Pathfinder! Podcast Studio! Looks like the new model of my car will be released in 2006 (right in time for Longhorn). Check it out ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 6, 2004 1:45 PM

Working on .Text
Right now I am adding some new features to .Text. The main feature is the ability to use and XML data store instead of the SQL database. This will make it possible to get the 4.95/month account for Webhost4life and run a personal blog. At the same time, it will support multi-blogs. This is probably going to take some time to finish, but let me know if this is interesting to you.

Posted On Monday, January 5, 2004 8:15 PM

Gallery Support is now available on

Let me know if you have any issues using Galleries.

Posted On Sunday, January 4, 2004 1:11 PM

Long weekend.

This weekend was all about .Text.  I have been working on the NewsGator plug-in for .Text and upgrading  I fixed a few issues with .Text services for the plug-in to support categories and I will submit the change soon, once I have a few testers. 

Posted On Sunday, January 4, 2004 12:03 PM is now 0.95
Finally got around to upgrading  If you have any issues, please let me know ASAP.

Posted On Sunday, January 4, 2004 11:57 AM

Wow, I am actually creating a Test post...but for good reason
If this works, I am will have a new .Text plug-in for NewsGator that supports both .94 and .95 post WITH CATEGORIES. Not only categories though, it supports multiple .Text blogs. It took me quiet a large amount of time because I had to clean code and support the multiple version of the .Text services. I will test it a few more times, then will be looking for some testers before submitting it to NewsGator. Let me know if you want to check it out for me. [Update] I had to change the .Text web services ......

Posted On Saturday, January 3, 2004 10:39 PM

.Text feature request!
I am working upgrading our blog system this weekend, but before I do, are there any request for new features that are currently missing?  I plan to build a File Provider that work via the file system or db (Thanks for the idea Scott).  Also a new .Text Newsgator plug-in with category support and multiple .Text blog posting.  What else? 

Posted On Thursday, January 1, 2004 6:59 PM

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