HA HA: My Wife Will Tell You, I Sing Like This Guy...

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Check it out… EugeneMirman.com. No seriously, click on that link.

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Wow! Sasha Is a Resident DJ in Los Angeles

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Sasha is starting a US Residency at Avalon. Noticed this on Groove Tickets. That’s pretty sweet as he’s one of my favorite DJs.

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Work Is Crazy Busy, Vacation Soon

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Work has been crazy busy which has kept me from blogging much. We leave for Alaska on the 23rd and then for Japan on the 1st. I have a lot to get done before then.

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Google Suggest

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Not to just join the chorus, but I am blown away by Google Suggest. It’s a simple idea, but well executed - it guesses what you are searching for as you type it and presents the options as a list. If you’ve used the auto-complete feature in IE, you’ll get the picture.

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And You Thought Your Commute Was Harrowing. Live From Baghdad...

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My neighbor Chris blogs about the harrowing “commute” from the Baghdad airport to the Green Zone.

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The Server. The Server. The Server's On Fire.

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Participating in a Fox Sports World Soccer Focus Group

Fox Sports World is undertaking strategic initiatives regarding the branding, on-air look, and marketing of the channels. As a soccer fan (and a friend of an FSW exec) I’ve been invited to participate in a focus group to evaluate their projects tonight. My main suggestion will be start a new channel devoted to soccer. FSS (Fox Sports Soccer).

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Craig Says Tabs Are Evil, But I Like Them

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Bandwidth-gobbling RSS aggregators: foiled!

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This is great! Rather than wait for all the RSS Aggregators to properly use the If-Modified-Since header, implement it on the server instead via an IP address and User Agent combination. Now your first thought is probably “Wait, that’s not perfect. What about users of internet providers such as AOL which uses a shared pool of IP Addresses?”

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Why You Shouldn't Be Using a Password Of Any Kind

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Robert Hensing, a senior member of Microsoft’s PSS Security Response Team, writes this enlightening post why passwords are so 5 minutes ago.

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Unit Testing is a Poor Example to Demonstrate a Complaint About Methodologies

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Although I agree in spirit with most of Joel’s discussion of methodologies and rock star programmers, I’m in a bit of disagreement over the quote from Tamir he posts.

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Soccer And Rain

Soccer Ball Americans often have a low view of soccer players (though that is changing in recent years). They don’t think of the sport as physical as football or even basketball. However from my experience, soccer players are every bit as tough as their counterparts in other sports.

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An Improved Plugin for Using w.bloggar with RSS Bandit

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Recently I received some kind words from Scott Reynolds regarding my “excellent tutorial” on writing IBlogExtensions for RSS Bandit. Using my tutorial, he wrote a plug-in to send items in RSS Bandit to One Note. (There’s another plug-in that does the same thing here).

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Touched Some Dry Ice Today

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Ouch that smarts!

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In Toronto Today, Off to New York Tomorrow

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I arrived in Toronto today and am staying at a very nice hotel. It’s called the SoHo Metropolitan and it sure beats the Super 8 I stayed in at Tech Ed 2004 (next door to Adam Kinney and Eric Porter). It’s too bad I’m only here one night as I was hoping to have time to check out the well equipped gym.

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Creating Self Contained NUnit Tests Requiring A Web Server

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This is a fabulous post (did I just say “fabulous”?) on how to create self contained NUnit tests when you need a web server.

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Blogging and Rebuilding Baghdad

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My neighbor Chris is in Iraq as the #2 guy overseeing rebuilding projects as part of the Army Corp of Engineer. He’ll be over there for several months helping to rebuild the facilities necessary for providing clean drinking water and electricity.

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SQL TIP: Connection To SQL via Windows Authentication over VPN

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I’m posting this great tip so I can find it later and for your benefit.

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Rating Plug-In for RSS Bandit

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NOTE: This plug-in is no longer available or supported

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Hi My Name Is Phil And I'm A Blogaholic

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I think it’s about time to found a group devoted to helping blogging addicts deal with a new and pervasive addiction. This occurred to me the other day when my wife needed help putting away the dishes and I mumbled something about “Only 86 more entries to go in Scoble’s link blog.”

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