ASP.NET MVP Haacked

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ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks and
Tips Scott Hanselman mentions a new book in which he is one of the coauthors featured on the cover. Yes, they do look like they are throwing the twelve sided dice on a table with meticulously painted miniatures. If you have no idea what I am talking about, you have never embraced the inner geek.

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Zidane Possibly Moving To Los Angeles

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Zinedine Zidane I hear from a fairly reliable source that after the World Cup, Zinedine Zidane plans to move to Los Angeles to get into some kind of entertainment. That in and of itself is not exceedingly interesting. However, this source also tells me that Zidane has been offered a spot on the Hollywood United roster thanks to the other ex-French national team player, Frank LeBeouf.

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You've Been Haacked 1K Times

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Axe Well this post marks my 1000th post on this blog. Since I am totally on board with the base 10 system, that makes this noteworthy to me. If we all used the hexadecimal system (base 16), then this post would be my 3E8th post which really wouldn’t warrant me even mentioning it in the first place. Be glad we are on base 10.

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Open Source Distinction And Search

Scott makes a great distinction between Open Source code and Source Out in the open.

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Watching The MLS Is Like Self Flaggelation

This weekend I went to see the Los Angeles Galaxy play with my wife and some friends. What a disappointing game that was! Despite having discount tickets (only $10) we felt totally ripped off. During the whole game, my teammate and I were joking that “Ronaldinho would’ve made that play.”

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[SQL] Create a Job to Backup and FTP Your Database

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In two earlier posts I presented a couple of SQL stored procedures that I promised to tie together. The first procedure generates a random time of day and the second can be used to FTP a file from within SQL Server.

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[SQL] Stored Procedure To FTP Files From SQL Server

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This is another useful Sql Server Stored Procedure I found on the net written by Nigel Rivett.

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[SQL] Stored ProcedureTo Generate Random Time of Day

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Here is a function that will generate a random time of day. Later I will show why I am posting this particular query and how I am using it. It comes in useful when trying create random scheduled jobs in SQL Server. I made use of a technique for generating random dates via Jon Galloway.

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The Kinney Redesign

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Funniest Subtext Subversion Checkin So Far

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I noticed the following checkin message in the subtext commits mailing list today (this is the mailing list in which we can receive Subversion checkin notifications).

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Blog Moved Off Of WebHost4Life

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I recently moved my blog off of WebHost4Life where I have had it hosted for a couple years now. Apparently the traffic on my blog was causing a load on their servers. I never fully believed it was my blog’s fault since they didn’t give me any convincing evidence.

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UML Is Chinese To Me

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Money Jeff has a great post in which he compares UML to circuit diagrams and then asks, why doesn’t UML enjoy the same currency for software development?

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Finally Pulling Out A Win

So after a few humiliating losses (in both soccer leagues I play in), we finally have a convincing win last night (5 to 2) in the Olympic league (the more competitive one). I even had a goal off of a dangerous cross that the defender tried to stop, but ended up deflecting it into the goal.

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Calling Dibs On Blogging

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DibsI love working with other developers who are really excited about technology and the work we are doing. As is characteristic of such an organization, there is a constant flurry of IM messages and emails with links to interesting new technologies and topics.

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CoComment Now Enabled

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CoComment Logo My blog now supports CoComment tracking. Let me know if you run into any problems with posting comments.

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Subtext Reaches A Thousand

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Subtext Logo Steve Harman reports that Subtext reached 1000 downloads just recently on SourceForge.

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Development Abstraction Layer

Joel Spolsky totally nails it this time with his article on the Developer Abstraction Layer. This is one of his better articles. It is a tad on the long side, but well worth the read. Try to get it in your manager’s hands.

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Apologies For The Duplicate Posts

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If you are seeing duplicate posts from my blog in your feed aggregator, my apologies. I am dogfooding the latest development version of Subtext straight from the Subversion repository. Unfortunately, my unit tests did not catch the fact that I changed the link and guid elements from fully qualified to virtual URLs.

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Rainbow Portal Looks To Implement Subtext For Blogging

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Rainbow Eric Ramseur who works on the Rainbow 2.0 Portal project looks like he has made progress inimplementing Subtext as the blogging module for Rainbow. That is pretty sweet.

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One Red Paperclip

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Red Paperclip This is one of the most ingenious methods of self promotion I have ever seen. Not to mention an interesting way to obtain a house.

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