HttpWebRequest and the Expect: 100-continue Header Problem

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Apparently I’m not the only one to run into this annoying problem. When using the HttpWebRequest to POST form data using HTTP 1.1, it ALWAYS adds the following HTTP header “Expect: 100-Continue”. Fixing the problem has proved to be quite elusive.

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You've been hacked: now what?

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And I thought he was talking about my site…

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Gotta have it! Commodore 64 in a Joystick

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C64 miniThis press release announced a joystick that has a C64 mini console in a Joystick with 30 games including California Games. I absolutely loved California Games! Especially hacky-sack and surfing.

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An Even Better TimedLock

Wow! After posting my update to the TimedLock class entitled TimedLock Yet Again Revisited…, Ian Griffiths posts this gem which outlines a solution to one of the problem’s with my approach to keeping a stack trace.

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When Soccer Players Attack ... me

fightThis weekend I nearly got into a fight while playing soccer. To give you perspective, this is a friendly co-ed game with a group of people I’ve played with for six years. Player ages range from the early twenties up to fifty something.

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TimedLock Yet Again Revisited...

lock In an earlier post, I updated the TimedLock class (first introduced in this post) to allow the user to examine the stack trace of the thread that is holding the lock to an object when the TimedLock fails to obtain a lock on that object. This assumes that the blocking lock was obtained using the TimedLock. Ian Griffiths pointed out a few flaws in my implementation and I promised I would incorporate his feedback and revise the code.

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Is Bush Choosing Stupidity?

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DubyaThis interesting piece on Slate presents the idea that perhaps Bush chose “stupidity” early on as an act of rebellion and has stuck with it even after beginning to get his act together. An excerpt:

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The Blogging Syndrome

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The other day while at the gym, I started regaling my friend with a story about my weekend trip to San Jose. Just as my storytelling juices started to flow, he interrupts and says,

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Joke of the day

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One day at kindergarten a teacher said to the class of 5-year- olds, I’ll give $2 to the child who can tell me who was the most famous man who ever lived.”

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Silent Treatment

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Found this on Slate. It’s a funny little anecdote written from the perspective of the wife who decides to take a 48 hr vow of silence.

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Ergonomic Chair

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I finally received an ergonomic chair at work through Workman’s comp. It’s a nice Neutral Posture brand chair with a tempurpedic seat cushion. Hopefully my back will start to calm down.

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Blog Recommendation Server: AmphetaRate

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NOTE: This service is no longer available

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What makes people think they can manage a software team?

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I love this quip from Joel Spolsky’s foreward to Mike Gunderloy’s Coder to Developer.

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Using RSS Bandit on Multiple Computers

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RSS Bandit LogoThe latest version of RSS Bandit (v1.2.0.112) now includes rich support for synchronizing the state of RSS Bandit across multiple computers (such as you computers at work and home). Find out how by reading the online docs here. Click on the item “Using RSS Bandit from Multiple Computers”.

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Marshmallow-based speed-of-light measurator

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Marshmallow ManThe physics geek and marshmallow lover in me thinks this is awesome.

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It's not a Disney world we live in.

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NPR Reports that Disney is blocking its Miramax division from distributing a Michael Moore film that is critical of the Bush administration. Disney is known for its tight control over the cheery image its theme parks present to world. Unfortunately the real world is not so sanguine.

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I'm not posting on my blog today.

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Sorry, but it’s been a slow news day for me and I’m really tired from this weekend. Unfortunately, I will not be posting anything on my blog today. Tune in again tomorrow.

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And the "Harsh" award goes to...

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AP - A middle school basketball coach who presented a “Crybaby Award” trophy to a 13-year-old player has been fired from his coaching job, and the board of education wants him out entirely, officials said Wednesday.

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Weekend Update: Drove to San Jose...

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Rock The VoteThis weekend I drove up to San Jose to hang out with Mr. Oba and his woman Cara. You can’t toss a rock there without breaking a window of some high-tech company (whoops! Sorry E-Bay). Driving to his apartment, I passed Canon, Hitachi, E-Bay, Bea, Sun, etc….

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Good News! I'm going to Tech-Ed!!!

I managed to swing a deal where I pay for it now and get reimbursed later. It solves the budget and politics issue. Woohoo!!! Hope to see you all there. Be sure to say hello.

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