Open Source Is Free Like A Flower

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Orchid Jeff “The CodingHorror” Atwood takes issue with the idea that software developers have any moral obligation to contribute to Open Source projects. And you know what? I agree. However I do take issue with his conclusion as well as some of the points that he makes in an attempt to bolster his argument.

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Soccer Statistics Can Be Painful

Soccer BallOne thing I love about my soccer league is that they have a kick butt website. The design isn’t much to look at, but the site is chock full of useful information both current and historical.

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HttpModule For Controlling Custom Headers

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In a triumphant return after about three months of not blogging, Barry “idunno.org” Dorrans has published an HttpModule for modifying custom HTTP headers in response to a throw away comment by Scott Hanselman in his post on P3P requests.

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CaptainHook Is On SourceForge

UPDATE: I long ago stopped supporting Captain Hook. This is a dead project.

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Open Source Recruiting Is Fundamental

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Update Corrected my pop-culture iconography mix up.

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VelocIT Tools Site

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UPDATE: Sorry, but this site appears to be down now. I’ll try to find the tools and upload them elsewhere.

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Scott Adams Solves The Middle East Riddle

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This is just too funny not to link to. Scott Adams, the author of Dilbert, had an epiphany recently which led him to solve the problems in the Middle East.

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Introducing CaptainHook - A Subversion Hook Framework For .NET

UPDATE: CaptainHook is now an Open Source project on SourceForge.

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Happy Belated Birthday To Us!

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My company’s official 1 year birthday was yesterday, and we didn’t even notice. I guess it is a good thing that we are so busy that we fail to notice our own birthday passing us by.

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The Demise of NDoc and A Challenge For Users Of Open Source Software

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My goodness. Today is Open Source News Day for me.

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Source Available vs Open Source vs Free Software

It is a common notion that there is a lot of ambiguity and disagreement around the term Open Source. While that has been true in the past, I believe that there is much more consensus now because the term has been refined and the taxonomy of software has been improved. Certainly there are still arguments, but I believe for the most part, there is a detente.

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Subtext 1.5.2 Minor Bugfix Release

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Subtext Logo The Subtext team is currently furiously working to prepare the Subtext 1.9 Daedelus release for your blogging enjoyment. Subtext 1.9 will run on ASP.NET 2.0 in Medium trust and contain a few new goodies, though those goodies have been kept to a minimum as the goal was to create a straight port to ASP.NET 2.0. The release date has not been set since my day job and another minor side project has been keeping me busy. My hope is to release somewhere around the first or second week of August.

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Is Community Server Open Source?

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Dave Burke makes the interesting claim that Community Server is an open source application. Whether this is true or not of course depends on your definition of the term Open Source. Here is Dave’s definition.

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Content Management For .NET

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Anyone have recommendations for Content Management systems for ASP.NET (ideally 2.0) that can handle a lot of traffic and allow for extremely customized site design? I am curious about which products are out there other than DotNetNuke and Microsoft Content Management Server.

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Pickup Lines In .NET

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Now this is the ultimate in geekery. K. Scott Allen posts pickup lines in .NET.

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Washington Mutual Upgrades to ASP.NET

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My company has a small business account at Washington Mutual. I handle a lot of our banking via the online banking website. For several months now, their online banking website has been an absolute pain to use. After logging in I would be unable to access features that are kind of important such as…oh…I don’t know… the register and bill pay!

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VelocIT Logo Design Case Study

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VelocIT Logo When we started VelocIT, one of the early tasks we had was to develop an identity. Identity development is an ongoing process that is really never over. Typically it starts with a flurry of identity building, then it tapers off as real work takes precedent. Every few years though, the process ramps up again as companies reinvent themselves or freshen their “look” for the next decade.

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Resharper Can Preview XML Comments as HTML

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Golly gee whiz but you learn something new every day. I was a big fan of Quickdoc viewer as a means to quickly view an HTML rendering of your XML comments directly from within VS.NET.

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Biking Ballona Creek

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creek Yesterday afternoon the wife and I took a bike ride along Ballona Creek. Now the word creek might conjure up an image for you of tall brushy trees on grass shores following the languid contours of a water way occasionally broken up by a small rapid or waterfall. Maybe the picture on the right reflects that vision.

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ASP.NET 2.0 Client Validation Javascript Bug

Bug I recently ran into a perplexing problem that I believe is a bug in ASP.NET 2.0.

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