Absolutely Nothing. Say It Again! (Configuration Section Handlers)

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Ian Griffiths points out why he doesn’t like configuration section handlers much, and one of the primary reasons is how they require extra “cruft” in order to tell .NET about the handler. I have to agree for the most part. I’ve always wanted a #region tag for the App.config file just to hide that junk away, but that’s pretty much a cop out. Cyrus points out how the C# team was ambivalent about even having a region tag in the IDE.

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Strong Bad says, "File Not Found"

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Brad Wilson (thanks!) pointed me to this hilarious 404 File Not Found page. Give it a second to kick in (I promise, no zombies will scream). It has my favorite (and as far as I’m concerned, the funniest) character on the web, Mr. Strong Bad himself. If you haven’t acquainted yourself with Strong Bad, now is the time!

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Frustration with the StringDictionary class.

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Today I ran into an annoying nuance of the StringDictionary class (located in the System.Collections.Specialized namespace so as not to be confused with the other imposter string dictionaries). It’s not a bug, but I feel the API for it could have been slightly better on this minor point.

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The Very Last Configuration Section Handler I'll Ever Need

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UPDATE: In ASP.NET 2.0, there’s an even easier approach that supercedes this one. I wrote about it here.

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Now that's a 404 Message!

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For the uninitiated, a 404 message is a page that tells you that the file you requested cannot be found. Apparently, this site decided to have fun with it.

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Cheney Drops The F-Bomb on the Senate Floor. Omarosa Is Proud.

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CheneyIt’s funny to me that this makes the news.

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More On Fahrenheit 9/11

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So I’m definitely going to see this movie this Friday. Regarding the reviews I posted on Saturday, Koba makes the following good point in my comments section:

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Congratulations Adam!

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Xamlon, Inc announces that Adam Kinney, aka Mr. Longhorn Blogs, has joined their team.

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Sequoia National Park

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We went camping in Sequoia National Park a couple of weekends ago, a weekend which happened to coincide with our first anniversary! Somehow I convinced my lovely wife that a weekend of camping in the woods among the bears is much preferable to a stay at a nice hotel resort. I mean who wants to be pampered and massaged?

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SQL TIP: Selecting Random Selection Of Rows From A Database Table

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I found a nice tip for selecting random rows from within a SQL Server 2000 database. Well actually, pseudorandom. Since my undergraduate thesis was on the topic of pseudorandom number generation, I might as well be precise. For some reason, my non-geek friends find it awfully funny when I mention pseudorandom numbers.

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Reviews of Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael MooreI found this scathing review on Slate of Michael Moore and his upcoming flick, Fahrenheit 9/11 I have yet to see the movie but plan to soon. It’s good to read a critical review to make sure I have a balanced view of the movie.

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Margaret Cho's Revolution

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Margaret Cho RevolutionWe recently saw Margaret Cho try out some new material in Claremont. I think she’s absolutely hilarious and poignant. Some say she relies way too much on her Korean mother, but having a Korean mother myself, I think she’s spot on with the impression.

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How To Build IBlogExtension Plug-ins for RSS Bandit

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RSS Bandit Logo Plug-ins are a powerful way for users to dynamically enhance the functionality of an installed application. Is there a high priority feature you want that is low priority for the developers? Perhaps you can write a plug-in.

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Syntax Highlighting Revisited: SnippetCompiler.

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Snippet
CompilerRegarding Syntax Highlighting, Daniel Turini pointed out that SnippetCompiler has the ability to export code to the clipboard (and to a file) as HTML.

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Hilarious Euro Cup 2004 Video

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PeleI’m a huge soccer fan so I had a good laugh at this funny video.

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Syntax Highlighting. Converting C# (et al) to HTML.

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I’ve probably read a hundred or so posts of people looking for a way to syntax highlight source code listings in HTML. Maybe I’m the last to discover this site, but http://www.manoli.net/csharpformat/ is the answer for me so far. Just cut and paste some C#, VB, html/xml/aspx code int the text box and click “format my code” and voila! You get some clean HTML displaying nicely formatted code.

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The meaning of Impedance Mismatch

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You’ve probably heard the term Impedance Mismatch thrown around when discussing object relational mapping. I’m sure it comes up every morning at the water cooler. Maybe you’ve even thrown it around yoursef a few times. Do you know what the term means?

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Self-Contradictory Word Of The Day

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Quick! What is the definition of the word moot? I’ll use it in a sentence.

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Bill Bryson Scoops Prize -- for Science Writing

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A Short History of Nearly Everything I’m right in the middle of reading this book right now and I can’t heap enough praise upon it. This is a worthwhile read.

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FUNNY: Fahrenheit 9/11 Poster

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