My Very Own Search Engine

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Google
Beta Google just launched a neat build-your-own-search-engine feature.  You can choose sites that should be emphasized in the search results, or even restrict search results to that list.

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Mapping Drives Via Remote Desktop

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Here’s a little trick that I didn’t know about till Steve told me about it.  So that’s what those other tabs in the Remote Destkop dialog are for!

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The Misuse of the Space Shuttle Analogy

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Landing Jeff Atwood writes a great post about The Last Responsible Moment. Take a second to read it and come back here. I’ll wait.

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Atlas Web Application Project Template

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Dave (a Subtext developer) just blogged about a project template he created for creating Atlas applications using the Web Application Project (WAP).  This is wicked useful for those of us who prefer Web Application Projects over Web Site Projects.

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Art of the Job Post

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Lisa When I was a bright eyed bushy tailed senior in college, I remember wading through pages and pages of job ads in Jobtrak (which has since been absorbed into Monster.com).

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OriginUrl Supports Regular Expressions

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In a recent post I ranted about how ASP.NET denies WebPermission in Medium Trust. I also mentioned that there may be some legitimate reasons to deny this permission based on this hosting guide.

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Interesting Perf Lesson

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Tyler, an old friend and an outstanding contractor for VelocIT recently wrote a post suggesting one would receive better performance by passing in an array of objects to the Microsoft Data Application Block methods rather than passing in an array of SqlParameter instances. He cited this article.

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Why Oh Why Couldn't WebPermission Be Part Of Medium Trust?

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Source:
http://macibolt.hu/pag/goldilock.htmlThis is a bit of rant born out of some frustrations I have with ASP.NET. When setting the trust level of an ASP.NET site, you have the following options:

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Metrics For Your Open Source Project

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Steve Harman finds this gem of a site that generates interesting statistics and graphs for an open source website.  Just point it to your code repository and let it go!

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Remote Desktop On A Non-Standard Port

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For a project I worked on, we had an automated build server running CruiseControl.NET hosted in a virtual machine.  We did the same thing for Subtext (project is dead). 

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Dogfooding My Blog

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Just upgraded my blog to the latest version of Subtext in the Subversion 1.9 branch, not that you needed to know that. I just appreciate you letting me know if you run into problems leaving a comment and such by using my Contact page.

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Can't Sleep, Feeling Sick, So I Code

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Weird how coding on Subtext relaxes me. For the past couple days I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and getting worse.  The weird part is that anytime I try and eat something, there’s a terrible after-taste. And no, it’s not my breathe.  I couldn’t finish my pizza tonight.  Pizza!

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Tip For Managing Remote VMWare Server

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Quick tip for you if you need to remotely connect to a server with VMWare Server installed in order to manage the virtual server. 

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A Gotcha Identifying the User's IP Address

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Recently I wrote a .NET based Akismet API component for Subtext.  In attempting to make as clean as interface as possible, I made the the type of the property to store the commenter’s IP address of type IPAddress.

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Structuring Unit Test Code

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UPDATE: I’ve since supplemented this with another approach.

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Tivo For Your Registry

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Icon Ever prolific Jon Galloway has released another tool on our tools site.  When we started the tools site, I talked some trash to spur some friendly competition between the two of us.  Let’s just say Jon is kicking my arse so hard my relatives in Korea can’t sit down.

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Software Development Is A Religion

Jeff Atwood writes a great rebuttal to Steve Yegge’s rant on Agile methodologies.  I won’t expound on it too much except to point out this quote which should be an instant classic, emphasis mine:

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Comment Spam Relief In Subtext Coming Soon

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Personal matters (good stuff) and work has been keeping me really busy lately, but every free moment I get I plod along, coding a bit here and there, getting Subtext 1.9.1 “Shields Up” ready for action.

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Power Tools For Disk Defragmenting

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Disk Defragmenter

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TimeZones

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TimeZones Right now, there is no easy way to convert a time from one arbitrary timezone to another arbitrary timezone in .NET.  Certainly you can convert from UTC to the local system time, or from the local system time to UTC. But how do you convert from PST to EST?

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