Viewing the Raw Xml for RSS Bandit Newspaper Views Using an Identity Transformation

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Ok, the title is a mouthful, but it addresses a concern with the new alpha version of RSS Bandit. As of the current build, the feature to view the raw XML before it is rendered by the stylesheet is no longer there.

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I'm Running .TEXT

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In case you’re wondering (and I know at least one of you is), my blog is hosted at WebHost4Life and is running .Text version 0.95 (or is it .96?). I chose it over DasBlog because of its SQL Server support, but I’m not sure that’s such a compelling reason given that configuration is such a pain. I’m hoping that Community Server will address many of the issues I have with .Text.

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A Big Snowfall In Alaska and a Walk In The Woods

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It’s been said that native Alaskans have 40 or so words for snow. Roughly translated, they all mean “Fuck! Get the shovel!”. It was a winter wonderland for my wife until I handed her a shovel and led her to the driveway.

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Moose Closeup

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Took this picture of a Moose wandering my parents’ neighborhood.

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Some Pics from Alaska

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This is the road out of Anchorage towards Turnagain arm. It’s around 10 AM and the sun is just about to rouse its lazy butt above the horizon.

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Snowboarded Today. It was cold.

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We went snowboarding this morning after finally getting in and to bed at around 3 AM last night. At the top of the quad, it was -1 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the coldest weather my wife has ever snowboarded in. She’s such a trooper. We won’t be going outside the rest of this vacation. ;)

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Projects Winding Down. Off to Alaska Soon.

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As with many blogs right now, my blog has been graced by the quiet sounds of tumbleweeds rolling by due to a long period of lack of use. The primary reason for my absence is an end of year push to get several projects completed before I head off to vacation.

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If You're Interviewing, Please Bring Several Copies Of Your Resume

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‘Tis the time of year to find a new job for many. Among many pieces of advice I could give you, I leave you with this one. When you go to an interview, please please please bring several copies of your resume. For your own sake!

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Outsourced...

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There are some things you just can’t outsource… or can you?

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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

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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