Adding a Windows Service Description

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When building an installer for a Windows Service in VS.NET 2003, conspicuously missing is the ability to specify a description for the service that is displayed in the Services applet.

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Ordered a Tablet PC

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So after much deliberation, I’ve decided on the M205 with a 60GB hard-drive, 512MB Ram, and a DVD-CD ROM drive etc… etc..

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Last Game of the Season

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Soccer Ball Today the soccer team I started playing with had their last game of the season. This was only my second game with them and we were playing the first place team in the league. This team was much slower than our last opponent and not as skillful, but were known for playing very dirty.

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Ali G Translator

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Ali Gif you’ve watched da show yous probably ave wondered, ow can i attract da wicked bitches dig dat awesome omeboy? da secret is to learn to bang dig im? well in da house’s your chance to learns da ons and out of ali g-speak. respek!

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This is So Me

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If blogging had been around when I was a kid…

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Deploying ASP.NET Apps With UnleashIt

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I answered a question about ASP.NET deployment in a newsgroup recently where the person asked which files should he deploy when moving his site to a production server.

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RSS Bandit Synchronization Using GMail Drive Shell Extension

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If you haven’t heard, RSS Bandit can synchronize its state (feedlist, read/unread, etc…) across multiple machines. I wrote about it in the RSS Bandit docs.

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SOAP vs. REST in the Real World

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There’s a lot of focus these days on SOAP vs REST and the proliferation of WS-* specifications. Sometimes you wonder if WS-* solves problems that aren’t all that common or have already been solved.

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Comment Spam

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Spam Adam tells me he doesn’t support comments nor the CommentAPI because he doesn’t want to deal with comment spam. So the day after admonishing him for being anti-social, I get hit by a slew of comment spam pointing to porn sites and selling Ginzu knifes. Did you know those things can cut right through a can?

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Why Not Convert HTML to XML?

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Pat Gannon (no blog) makes a great point in the comments on my post about using regular expressions to parse HTML. He says:

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Using a Regular Expression to Match HTML

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I just love regular expressions. I mean look at the sample below.

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Bloglines subscription

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Weird. I did a google search for an entry in my blog and one of the results was a bloglines account that had my blog subscribed. I was basically seeing all the blogs that some bloglines user was subscribed to. Is that a feature of bloglines to expose your subscriptions like that? Or is that a privacy flaw?

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Dare Makes a Move to be More Social

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Dare Obasanjo, the project lead on the RSS Bandit project (of which I contribute) is leaving his post as a Program Manager on the XML team at Microsoft to work as a Program Manager on the MSN Communication Services Platform team.

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Partisan Bush Joke: Intelligence Riddle

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Since I like to stoke the fire of partisanship… This joke was sent to me by my friend Walter.

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Whidbey Update

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Scott Guthrie has returned to blogging with a tremendous piece on his team’s effort towards reaching “ZBB” or Zero Bug Bounce.

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VIDEO: Funniest DUI ever.

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Just watch the whole thing. It’s not that long and you won’t be sorry. VIDEO

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Row based testing in MbUnit (i.e. RowTest)

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Jonathan de Halleux, aka Peli, never ceases to impress me with his innovations within MbUnit. In case you’re not familiar with MbUnit, it’s a unit testing framework similar to NUnit.

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It's no iPod, but it is 100GB

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Xclef Saw this on Gizmodo. It’s bigger and not as nice looking as an iPod, but it is 100 GB.

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FUNNY: Alternate word meanings...

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My friend Michael who lives in London for now sent me this.

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Workspace Pictures: Work and Home Offices

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I know a lot of people like to post picturesof their workspace online. Not sure why (vanity!), but they just do. So I thought I’d jump on that bandwagon and do the same.

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