Tablet PC Question? M200 Or Not M200?

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Toshiba M200 So I am in the market for a Tablet PC and after a bit of research, the Toshiba Portege M200 is the top contender for my hard earned dollar.

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Complaint Letters for Personalized Plates

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My favorite “offensive” license plate is:

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.NET SP1 Can Break HttpWebRequest (and certain RSS Feeds)

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If you installed SP1 for the .NET framework, you may notice that certain feeds are broken and return an HTTP Protocol Error. Dare looked into this and posted an explanation and workaround to the problem.

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Loud Music Might Collapse Lungs

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Whoa! I saw this on Wired News. If anyone is in danger, it’s me. I love getting right up to the subwoofers and feel the wind generated (of course wearing my etymotic earplugs).

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Ego check...

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I think Chris Anderson is totally wrong here. I am currently the smartest person in the room. I don’t CARE if I’m also the dumbest person in the room. He’s still wrong. ;)

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The Boing Boing Effect

Wired printed an article recently (I wish I could remember the title) that discussed the network structure of relationships and fame. For example, imagine individuals as nodes in a big graph. Join the nodes by drawing directional vertices that indicate whether a person knows of another person. An arrow drawn from Bob to Alice indicates Bob knows Alice. The fact that there’s no arrow from Alice to Bob indicates Bob’s a total loser (or stalker).

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NAnt Build File For Rss Bandit

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Recently I blabbed on and on about how to create a sane build process. One question I’ve heard in the past is what’s the point of a setting up a big formal build process when you have a very small project, perhaps with a team of one or two?

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Judge Dismisses Kobe's Rape Case

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According to Yahoo News, Kobe Bryant’s Rape case has been dismissed by the judge. So now begins the civil trial?

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Joke Of the day: Restroom Etiquette

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Restroom (A funny story I heard from somwhere. Supposedly its a true story.)

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Added A Privacy Policy

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I recently added a Privacy Policy for this site to the top navigation bar. I did this after reading this blog post. Having a privacy policy is one of the conditions for the iTunes affiliate program.

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We're Having A Doggie!

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Italian GreyhoundSo after much deliberation and research, we’ve decided that we’re going to provide a home for a dog. In particular, we hope to adopt an Italian Greyhound from a rescue center. A rescue center is basically a foster home for dogs rescued from the dog pound. A rescue typically specializes in finding homes for a specific breed. For example, there is a Labrador Rescue, a Poodle Rescue, etc…

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PHOTO: When Nerds Protest The RNC.

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Kyle sent me this classic photo from a friend of his, Brad Kagawa, who was at the RNC protest in New York. Brad scrambled across the march to take a picture of the geekiest protest sign he’s ever seen.

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Statement Graph Reflector Add-In Makes Pretty Flowcharts.

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Peli has a post about a new Reflector Add-In he will release soon. It generates a statement graph from the body of a method. It’s a nice way to produce a flowchart and visualize the “flow” of execution within a method. See an example below:

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Get Your GMail Invites Here... (UPDATE: All out)

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I have a few GMail invites to give away. If you don’t mind having a profit driven corporation scanning the contents of your emails in order to target you with ads, then post a funny comment with your email address. Or just post a bland comment. I don’t really care.

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Burning Man 2004 Starts Today!

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So today, loads of clean people will be driving through the small town of Gerlach into the temporary city of Black Rock City. Trust me, they won’t stay clean for long, and will definitely bring home a souvenir of a nice coating of Playa dust over everything.

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Be A Real Political Geek, Buy The </bush> T-Shirt

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In the comments section of the post about the geekiest protest sign, Clara points out that tshirthell.com sells a t-shirt with the end Bush tag (seen below).

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Congratulations Kyle and Cara!

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We just got back from their wedding reception in San Francisco and we had a great time. I can see that you two will be very happy and I was honored to take part in the reception. Also, many thanks for the iPod, an overly generous gift, but one I will make good use of. I now finally have an iPod. Wohoo!

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Joke Of The Day: Kenny the Rooster

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RoosterThis farmer has about 500 hens, but no rooster, and he wants chicks. So, he goes down the road to the next farmer and asks if he has a rooster that he would sell. The other farmer says, “Yep, I’ve got this great rooster, named Kenny. He’ll service every chicken you got, no problem.”

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Custom Source Control In CruiseControl.NET?

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I’m in the unlucky position that CruiseControl.NET doesn’t support the source control provider (Seapine Surround SCM) we use here at work. Briefly looking at the source code for CCNET, I noticed that I could create support for Surround SCM by implementing the ISourceControl interface via inheriting the ProcessSourceControl.cs class. However, before I go down that road, does anyone know if I can add a custome source control provider as a plug-in?

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World Officials Ask Hamm to Give Up Gold

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Riiight. You know kid, you did nothing wrong, but we’d like you to give back that gold medal anyways. We mistakenly gave it to you and we’d love it if you corrected that mistake for us. While you’re at it, I also had an accident in the bathroom we’d like you to clean up. Thanks, now there’s a good kid.

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