It's the Little Touches - Trillian and MSN Messenger.

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Yesterday I wrote about a neat Trillianfeature that highlights words with their Wikipedia definition.

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Pensamiento de Cancun (Thinking About Cancun)

DataGrid With a Title Row

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One thing I’ve found annoying at times with the DataGrid control is there’s no way to specify a title to be displayed above the headers. Being lazy, I often resorted to adding a label above the data grid followed by a br tag.

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4/20. Where'd Your Coworker Go Around 4 PM?

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In some circles, today’s a very special day. And 4:20 today is a special time for this special day. If your coworker has a serious need to take a smoke break around 4 o’clock today and comes back with a lot of munchies, you know what’s up.

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Where Do These Bruises Come From?

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Elbow Yesterday Akumi pointed at my elbow in shock and asked me what happened.

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Google Ads as Blog Decoration

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Since I mentioned that the Family Guy was no longer cancelled on my blog, I’ve noticed that Google Ad Sense has been displaying a Family Guy banner ad on my homepage.

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Community Server Licensing vs .TEXT

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Before you upgrade to Community Server, be aware that they’ve turned it into a commercial product. Yes, there is a non-commercial license available, but it requires you to display the following image at the bottom of every page.

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Community Server Fix for Posting Comments from Feed Readers and a Rant for Good Measure

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Jayson Knight has been cutting his teeth on the latest version of .TEXT now called Community Server trying to get it’s RSS and CommentAPI support to work.

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The Collapse of Boolean Logic

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What will this code write to the console?

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When Drinking Flaming Shots

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…be sure not to spill…(animated gif)

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Misspelling Might Be Your Friend

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Looking through my statistics today and I noticed that I received a lot of hits from this post about Google Maps using satellite photography.

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Threading Tips: Never Lock a Value Type. Never Lock "This"

UPDATE: As a commenter pointed out, the original code example did not properly demonstrate the problem with locking on the this keyword within a normal method. I have corrected this example and wrote a better example that demonstrates that this problem still exists even in a “normal” method.

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RSS Bandit v1.3.0.29 Released

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This is a bug fix release. Check out Dare’s list of fixes to find out more.

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Beware of @@Identity Theft in SQL Server

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In T-SQL, you can use the @@IDENTITY keyword to obtain the value of the identity column when you insert a new record. For example, the following query inserts a record into an imaginary table and returns a result set containing the ID of the inserted column.

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Family Guy Uncancelled. Long Live Stewie!

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Stewie This is old news, but I am so glad that the Family Guy is “uncancelled”. It truly is of “The Simpsons” caliber of humor.

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AddressInfo.cs: Converting State Codes to State Names and Vice Versa

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I’m feeling a little uninspired to write anything interesting because my hands are hurting from the keyboard pounding I’ve been doing. Instead, I thought I’d dig up this really simple (and hopefully useful) AddressInfo class for you. The code is extremely basic, but it might save you the hassle of typing all fifty states (and some territories and the District of Columbia) and their two letter postal codes into your own class because I did it for you! Free of charge!

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Putting My Resume Online

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UPDATE: 2014/05/13 I lost it when I migrated it and honestly i don’t feel the need to have it up at the moment.

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My Brother Visited Last Week

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Brian had some sort of conference to attend, so I didn’t get to see much of him. But last Thursday he was at Venice Beach so I took a break from my work and drove out there. Soon enough, we got to doing that which all brothers must do when they haven’t seen each other in a while.

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Writing For Magazines. Suggestions?

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For some reason, I’ve always wanted to write a book. It started off as a desire to write the next Lord of the Rings classic, but has morphed into writing a reasonably useful technical book.

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Slight Redesign of Haacked.com

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So I spent a bit of time today to “refresh” the look of my site. On the face of it, it’s not a dramatic change, but under the hood, I tore out the table driven layout and replaced it with a CSS driven layout.

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