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Archives / 2004 / May
  • New VS.NET CTP Out

    According to briankel, there's a new "hot" build of VS.NET 2005 CTP available that didn't make the attendee bag drop. Any TechEd attendee can pick a copy up at the Visual Studio booths in the Pavilion area.

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  • Coder to Developer, Take 1

    So I finally received my copy of Coder To Developer by Mike Gunderloy. I started reading it today, and so far I've gotten through the first two chapters, and both of which have hit points that I constantly think about at work starting a new project. I've also walked away with a better understanding of how I should be prepping myself as well as a new project prior to actually writing some code.

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  • TiVo Reader - RSS Aggregator for TiVo

    Okay, so my boss has gotten my brain churning on a new project, something that isn't work related (wahoo!). As you can see from the title of this post, I'm going to attempt to make a TiVo Reader, aka - a RSS Aggregator for TiVo.

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  • Free Home Media Edition Trial for TiVo

    After church today I was pokin' around the main menu of my TiVo only to realize that I somehow had the Home Media Edition working for me. This was truly a suprise since I hadn't bought it, but after a bit of searching on the community forums, I found out that they're doing a 30-day free HMO edition trial for all Series 2 DVRs. Very sweet indeedy since I've been plugging my MP3's to my TiVo all night while setting up the new entertainment center. Still gonna be a hard purchase for $99, though.

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  • New Entertainment Center

    So me and my girlfriend spent the better half of the last few days searching for and putting together a new entertainment center for the living room. After about 6-7 hours of driving around to different stores in the Bloomington-Normal, IL area, we had finally found one that we liked from Walmart. However, much to our dismay, when I went to go purchase it late last night, Walmart had only the floor model left and the model had seemed to be discontinued.

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  • Article Released: Drag and Drop ListView

    The past few days I've been working on a Drag and Drop ListView that allows you to reorder list items within itself as well as transfer list items to other ListViews. I took some time tonight to write up an article and post it on Code Project. Luckily my manager allowed me to share this control with the world, and so I'm doing so.

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  • Office Moving

    I just love it when I have to pick up my office space only to move, again. This is move number 5 in 3.5 years (I think?) for me at work. I guess they like to keep us on the ball, and again, this time its the same reason we've moved each time before.

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  • Outlook Remembers My Selection

    I just found a major plus about Outlook 2003 that I just love! I'm constantly setting flags and then digging into my "for follow up" search folder so I can easily access emails I need frequently. One email that I've been using a ton lately, is an email with several different login's and passwords for an application I'm working on. It turns out that jumping between folders within Outlook is extremely smart. Whenever you return to a folder, it re-selects which email/post you had selected last. Very handy when I don't have to dig through 30 emails to find the one I'm looking for.

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  • Large File Uploading in ASP.NET

    I posted this to the ASP.NET forums back in November of 2002, and, too much of my dismay, still is an issue and people are still having problems figuring this out. I don't really know how many times I've helped people with this problem, and just recently I had to do the same. So, for my own personal reference (mainly), and to share the information, I decided to re-post it in my blog...

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  • EmptyDataGrid - Bug

    I was working with my EmptyDataGrid control on a project at work today, when I noticed a bug that could affect just about anyone using it. It turns out that if you have Paging turned on, and no data is returned, the EmptyTemplate gets appended to the DataGrid after the Pager item.

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  • New BlogJet - Not Free Anymore

    Well as I BlogJet kept telling me that it was time to upgrade, I kept checking. Alas, today there is a new version. However, its not Beta anymore, and comes with a 30-day trial and a $19.95 registration fee. I guess I actually have to determine how much I like BlogJet over other free utilities now.

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  • Are we Greedy for Speed?

    I'm sitting here watching over my download from MSDN for the Longhorn 7.2 SDK, and I constantly find myself suspending and resuming the download. But, why? Well, because I think downloading the 700MB file at 40 KB/sec is just too darn slow, so if I suspend and resume, it'll jump to above 100KB to 200KB for about 1 more minute.

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  • Looping for Dummies

    Ahh, so I just had a revisit of why For loops are not as good as While loops sometimes. Most commonly, I try to avoid using While loops, but after trying to convert this Master Detail example I realized that I needed a While loop instead of a For loop.

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  • Free NFR VB.NET 2003 Standard

    Just saw this come across SlickDeals.net, but in short - you can get a free copy (not for resale) of Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard by just viewing and rating 5 movies from VB @ the Movies. This would be very cool, if I didn't already have VS.NET 2003, but I may just check out the movies & get a free copy anyway.

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  • Got GMail?

    GMAIL REQUESTERS: This is NOT a place for requesting GMail accounts. I IGNORE each one of these pleas for an account, and have ALREADY given away my 3 invites.

    I love when I write a post that starts with or has a title that makes me think of a movie, commercial, ad, or something just completely wacky. I guess this one relates to the "Got Milk?" ad...ohh good times.

    Anyway, to the point of this post, I wanted to just mention that I got an invite for GMail the other day. Which is really kind of sweet because I stuck my email address on the wiki at Channel9 like 2 or 3 days prior thanks to John Sands

    What little I've used it, I'm impressed. It's a very simple interface, and the threading of conversations / searching through email is just frigging sweet. So yeah, rock on GMail!

    Update: Found his blog, thanks John!

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  • TiVo

    So last night I took the plunge and bought a TiVo, and much to my dismay - $600 later, I have a working TiVo. I guess I should have done my research to find out that you need to purchase their subscription ($12.95 per month, or $299 for the lifetime of the box) along with the actual hardware. Either way, the investment will pay off in the long run. I've already setup several "season passes" to record the shows I watch most of the time.

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