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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Happy Birthday to Dave

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I once said he missed the point with Farhenheit 9/11 and he linked to my criticism (bringing with it a lot of traffic). I appreciated and respected that he could see my post as an attack on his position and not a personal attack.

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Watch "The Corporation"

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The Corporation I know I’m late to the game, but since I rely on Netflix, I’m always watching movies long after the general population has seen them. However, we just finished watching the documentary “The Corporation” and I couldn’t recommend it more if you haven’t seen it already.

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Using Embedded Resources for Client Script Blocks in ASP.NET

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A while ago Patrick Cauldwell highlighted a wonderful technique of using embedded resources for unit testing with external files.

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Too funny to pass up. President Bush Pays Tribute to John Lennon.

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This is too funny to pass up. Apparently some remixers have sliced and diced Bush’s snippets of Dubya speaking into a song that’s a mix of John Lennon’s Imagine and Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side.

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Give Readers a Choice on RSS Ads

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Well I didn’t get much of an on topic response to my question of whether readers would be bothered by ads in an RSS feed, but I did get into a nice chat about hosting at home verse with a service. Apparently Robb Allen has enough computers at home to supply a third-world country. Think about it Robb? They can really use it. ;)

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