March 2008 - Posts

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The Justice Gray Credit Card, get yours today! by Bil Simser

Capital One is offering the ability to design your own credit card . So I did. Naturally I chose the first thing the popped into my head. Fluffy Kittens? Nope. Giant Monster Trucks. No way. Hugo Chavez? Nah. Well of course, I picked my favourite blogger...
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searchme beta by Bil Simser

My better half turned me on tonight on a new search engine in beta. searchme.com is an interesting twist on an old thing. When you log in you get the main screen. Lots of black and kind of retro looking. Enter a search term and it dynamically fetches...
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New NHibernate users mailing list setup, join now! Operators are standing by. by Bil Simser

I'm always finding myself Googling an answer to a question about NHibernate (either that or I fire off an email to Oren, although I think I've used up all my chits with him now). The SourceForge project has a mailing list (several of them actually) but...
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Dell Inspiron 9400 Resolution Change on Lid Close Fix by Bil Simser

Wow. What a mess. For eons (ever since I got my latest Dell laptop) I've suffered from the dreaded "Resolution Change" issue. Close the lid (putting the computer in stand-by) and open it up again, only to find your resolution dropped down a notch (for...
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Omea Open Source, finally... but where? by Bil Simser

I've been using Omea Pro as my primary news reader for a long time now. It's one of the better ones IMHO as it let's me track RSS feeds and newsgroups (I don't use the mail integration). It's not as bloated as I found with RSS Bandit, chewing up memory...
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Another 30 minutes of your time by Bil Simser

James squeaked in our latest Plumbers @ Work podcast we recorded on Sunday night with his mystical editing skills. It took him just a little over 24 hours to post the podcast as we've switched the format over to a more casual half-hour of "3 guys and...
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Finding the AJAX Control Toolkit in VS2005 by Bil Simser

This might be old information to some, but I wasn't able to find the answer (very clearly) on the web so here it is. If you're building a new website with Visual Studio 2005 and want to use the AJAX Control Toolkit there are two different variations you...
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Heroes happen in Calgary, tommorow by Bil Simser

Just a quick note as I try to pry my eyes open this Monday morning. The Heroes Happen Here launch is going on in Calgary tommorow and myself, John Bristowe, and James Kovacs will all be there hanging out, getting drunk, and bashing Linux and Apple (well...
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WTF IE8 Testing Movement #24 by Bil Simser

Guess what kids? Install IE8 and you won't be able to go to Microsoft Update anymore (at least in IE8 mode). Yeah. You heard me. In my IE8 exploits tonight, I have to re-image the Mrs. Fear and Loathing's laptop (goodbye Vista, hello XP) so I wanted to...
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Happy Rendering Trails with IE8 by Bil Simser

Grabbed a copy of IE8 and installed it. I like to live dangerously. Here's some first thoughts. Developer Toolbar I have the IE developer toolbar installed so I can mess around with sites. It's still a toolbar, but in IE8 everything has become a giant...
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