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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Using Generics For Custom Providers To Reduce Code Duplication

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Here is a quick little nugget for you custom provider implementers. I recently scanned through this article on MSDN that describes how to implement a custom provider and found some areas for improvement.

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The Must Read Book Of The Summer

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Jim Holmes and James Avery announced that their new book Windows Developer Power Tools is going to be published in November.

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The Solution To The Landfill Problem

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Arizona Tea You probably didn’t know this, but this blog is more than a technical blog. It is also your source for solving all the world’s problems. For example, there is the age old question, “Where did the matching sock go?” Did you notice the extra amount of lint in the dryer? Problem solved.

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Which Subtext Skin Do You Use?

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Subtext Logo Okay, it is survey time for all you Subtext users! I would like to know which Subtext skin you use for your blog. Please leave a comment with the skin that you use. If you use a custom skin, then just say Custom.

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Anyone Need A .NET Open Source Rss Library

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I have been considering using a separate library for generating the RSS and Atom feeds in Subtext. My first thought was to use RSS.NET but I noticed that there seemed to be no recent activity.

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More On Medium Trust and Trackbacks

In my last post, one of the restrictions listed when running in medium trust is that HTTP access is only allowed to the same domain. It is possible in web.config to add a single domain via the originUrl attribute of the <trust> element as described by Cathal.

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Configuring Log4Net with ASP.NET 2.0 in Medium Trust

UPDATE: Mea Culpa! It seems like Log4Net has no problems with medium trust and an external log4net file. I have written an updated post that talks about the problem I did run into and how I solved it.

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Maybe The Apple Ad Is Not So Wrong After All

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Apple Ad Recently I poked lighthearted fun at one of the recent Apple commercials called “Network”

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Picture of the Moment - Geisha Trio

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A while ago I had the idea of posting a picture of the day. Of course I didn’t mean every day, but the title might lead one to believe so. Therefore in order to reduce confusion, here is the next photo in my Picture of the Moment series.

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I Used To Work For Fun

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Jeff asks the question, “Isn’t programming supposed to be fun?”? Ha ha ha, naive little bunny. As if the person who invented programming had fun in mind. Silly rabbit.

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Bulletproof Sql Change Scripts Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA Views

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Bullet Working as a team against a common database schema can be a real challenge. Some teams prefer to have their local code connect to a centralized database, but this approach can create many headaches. If I make a schema change to a shared database, but am not ready to check in my code, that can break the site for another developer. For a project like Subtext, it is just not feasible to have a central database.

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Resilient Plugins Part Deux - Granular Control

Plug I got a lot of great feedback from my post on Building Plugins Resilient to Versioning, which proposes an event-based self-subscription model to plugins.

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Should Subtext Move To CodePlex

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Seems like every day now someone asks me if I plan on moving Subtext over to CodePlex. I figure it would save me a lot of trouble if I just answer this question here once and for all.

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Apple's Unintended Compliment To PCs

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You’ve probably seen the recent Apple commercials with the two guys holding hands. One introduces himself as a PC and the other introduces himself as an Apple Macintosh. They hold hands because they speak each other’s language. Along comes a Japanese woman representing a Japanese digital camera who sidles up to the Mac guy and holds his hand. The Mac speaks her language too. If you haven’t seen it, you can click on the image below to see it on YouTube by clicking on the image below.

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Why Store Your Data In A Relational Database?

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With Ted Neward’s recent post on the morass that is Object-Relational mapping, there has been a lot of discussion going around on the topic. In the comments on Atwood’s post on the subject, some commenters ask why put data in a relational database. Why not use an object database?

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Nice New Skin For Subtext

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Tim Heuer just published a sweet skin on his blog. He has made it available for download and with his permission I hope to include it in the next release of Subtext.

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Building Plugins Resilient To Versioning

UPDATE: Added a followup part 2 to this post on the topic of granular control.

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Crazy Lightning Storm

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Lightning StormWe just had a short lived but crazy loud lightning storm. I was up late working on Subtext because I couldn’t sleep when I started hearing the loud clap of thunder. The eerie part is that between the thunder claps, it was relatively silent outside until the next thunder clap.

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