Yes! Moving from VSS to Subversion

I just received the good news from one of my clients that they installed Subversion over the weekend. We’ve all been wrestling with using Microsoft Visual SourceCrapSafe over the VPN (and yes, we tried out SourceOffSite which helped) but the sheer number of problems we ran into was overwhelming.

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Anyone Know Of a ASP.NET Connection String Custom Control

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Before I spend time writing my own, does anybody out there know of an ASP.NET custom control that can render a nice interface for specifying a connection string?

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London Terrorist Attack

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London Blast By now you must have heard that there was a Terrorist attack in London in which at least 33 are dead and many more injured.

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HowTo Support your Favorite Blogger

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Randy posts this summary list of tips from It’s a nice list to be sure, but I’ve always been partial to a big fat wad of cash.

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First Wi-Fi theft Case Prosecuted

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Know What You Really Think - Implicit Association

This caught my attention from Meta-Douglasp. From the home page…

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Hey Look! I’m a Rock Star!

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I don’t know who these people are, but How To Rockstar just wrote up my blog with a very nice review (thanks guys, I see you got the check I sent).

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Happy Fourth of July! Historical Outsourcing Lesson.

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Flag The United States is like your family, it’s got its problems and can seem dysfunctional at times, but you gotta love it, and it sure beats being in some of them other countries.

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The Evil Post

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Dr. Evil It’s an odd quirk of our taste for “round” numbers that we tend to celebrate milestones that are multiples of a power of ten. For example, a 10th anniversary is somehow more significant than a 6th anniversary. Likewise, a 100th post is more significant than a 73rd post.

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Sql Query Analyzer Template Parameters

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I’m not sure if this is common knowledge, but you can place template parameters in your SQL scripts and evaluate them within query analyzer. I think I learned this one a long time ago from a former fantastic SysAdmin, turned DBA, turned Developer, Tyler.

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Using RFC3229 with Feeds Does Not Validate

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In an effort to cut down on the bandwidth used by RSS feeds, Subtext implements the RFC3229 for feeds as proposed by Bob Wyman.

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Potential For A Subtle Bug in RFC3229 Implementations

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In a previous post I mentioned a problem I was having with implementing RFC3229. Well I got that one fixed, but realized that I had another very subtle bug. One that is potentially encouraged by the examples in the spec.

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Dream Hangovers

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Jaw Fragment From the title of his post, Dream Hangovers, I thought Robb was going to tell some story about another night of too much drinking and the painful consequences afterwards. Instead he talks about how realistic dreams can often influence your mood the following day.

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Exception Injection Using a Custom SOAP Extension

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You kind of get the feeling that Keith Brown has a beef with soap exceptions when he writes that SoapException Sucks. I won’t rehash everything he says here, but the gist of his complaint is that when throwing an exception from within a web service, the exception gets wrapped by a SoapException. What’s so bad about that? As Keith relates, the Message property of the SoapException class intersperses your fault string with a load of other crap you really don’t care about. Also, the InnerException doesn’t get serialized into the SOAP fault packet, so it is always null on the client side.

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Real Madrid vs Galaxy, July 18

Real Madrid Wohoo! The little lady and myself will be in attendance as we watch Zinedine Zidane, Beckham, Ronaldo, Owen, Roberto Carlos and the rest of Real Madrid completely overpower and dismantle the lackluster Galaxy when they play an exhibition game at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

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Making The Factory Pattern More Discoverable

Steven Clarke has an interesting post about the usability (or lack thereof) of the Factory Pattern.

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Ok, That Is Just About The Weirdest Thing Ever

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Federal Funding Cuts to Public Broadcasting

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If you’re a fan of NPR and KCRW, make sure your voice is heard. The House will soon vote on budget cuts for public broadcasting and the issue is being painted as a liberal vs conservative battle.

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DHTML Lemmings: Productivity Killer

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Lemmings Dare may singlehandedly be responsible for delaying Longhorn, VS.NET 2005, Yukon and many other products as legions of programmers (Microsoft and otherwise) lose productivity by spending their time playing DHTML Lemmings, a faithful javascript reproduction of the classic game Lemmings.

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Check Out My Shiny New Flickr Badge

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You know what, I do want to express myself, okay. And I don’t need 37 pieces of flair to do it.

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