Subtext Progress Report

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Subtext Logo For the past several days, I’ve been consumed with working on the Subtext blogging engine (not to be confused with the Subtext programming language). It’s been the most fun I’ve had writing software since, well, since working on RSS Bandit as a matter of fact. ;)

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Look, Nobody Really Cares That You're A DJ

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This just cracks me up. Especially after reading #1 through #3 and then you get to #4, I can’t stop laughing. If you’ve been these various venues (rave, dance club, hip-hop club, etc…), you’ll totally get this humor.

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Awesome Music Video. What Happens When Your Work Follows You Around?

Music Video Screenshot This is quite possibly one of the coolest music videos ever.

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What a Shitty Day

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Today has been an awful day, starting just past midnight, I lose the database for my site. Later, I played in the most dreadful soccer game ever. We only fielded ten players, but the other team only had seven showup to start! Yet, they managed to put three in the back of the net by half-time.

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The Trouble With Choice

As a developer, I like choice. For example, WiX doesn’t currently support managed custom actions. You can hack it together, but they won’t support your endeavor. Personally, I want the choice to shoot myself in the foot with a managed custom action. Hand over that gun!

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Oh the Irony! Hilary Rosen Complains About DRM

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Yes, THAT Hilary Rosen. The RIAA’s former top attack dog Hilary Rosen is complaining about DRM on music. This is an interesting topic for her first post on Arianna Huffington’s new blog. Does she not realize the inherent irony of her complaint?

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Haacked.com Is Back Online

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a professional developer, it is that “TIP” is bad. Never Test In Production! Unfortunately in my case, it was past midnight, I was tired, and I had two query analyzer windows open, one to my local host, and one to my website’s database, both with the same database name

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ASP.NET 1.1 database cache dependency (without triggers)

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Jon Galloway delights with a meaty post outlining a method for creating a SQL Server database cache dependency without the use of triggers. It’s an interesting read and worth looking into.

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Microsoft reverses its position on anti-discrimination bill

From Scoble’s blog we hear that…

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Microsoft Gives Me the Warm and Fuzzies

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Scoble has posted Steve Ballmer’s email on public policy engagement and outlines the thought process behind the reversal.

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Google Web Accelerator Can Mess With Your Web App

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Greaaat. Another thing to worry about as a developer. You’ve deployed your slick new Wiki or some other web app and Google comes along and starts deleting content. ;)

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Correcting Inaccuracies. Getting Involved in Subtext.

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Tentative logo Ken Robertson points out some minor inaccuracies (none intentional) in my announcement about Subtext concerning Community Server.

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Anybody Know of a Control for Building .NET SqlConnection Strings?

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I’m looking for a Windows Forms control or dialog used to both parse and build connection strings by walking the user though selecting a server, database, etc…

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You Have To Love Irony

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This quote from Sharp as a Marble just cracks me up.

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What To Do When CVS Fails to Create Lock Directory

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I’m posting this in the hopes that it helps someone out there with the same problem because I just KNOW how often you’re adding files using CVS. It’s the little spark that gets your juices flowing while sitting at work daydreaming about how much you can’t wait to use CVS again.

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Subtext Roadmap

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This document describes the goals for future versions of Subtext as well as a plan for achieving them. The goals for this roadmap are the following:

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Announcing Subtext, A Fork Of .TEXT For Your Blogging Pleasure

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sub text\ Function: noun\

  1. The implicit or metaphorical meaning (as of a literary text)\
  2. A story within the story.
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Google Web Accelerator - Let Google Watch You Do Everything...

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UPDATE Wow, check out the privacy policy for Google Web Accelerator… On second thought maybe I’ll hold off on installing that.

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Talk About Getting Sidetracked

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I started off planning to write a quick installer for a little something I’m working on. Unhappy with the limited abilities of Visual Studio’s Setup and Deployment project, I finally started playing with WiX.

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How to Have the Benefits of Tables and Eat Your CSS Cake Too

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You’ve heard CSS purists beat it into you over and over again that “Tables are bad, umkaaay?”. But man, what a pain when you’re trying to do something as simple as a web form and you want the labels to align to the right and the controls to align to the left.

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