Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps
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    [OT] Google sucks (or: Google likes me)

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    [Followup to yesterday's post ] Some of my posts are getting really high rankings on Google. Examples: The post on sharepoint development : #1 result on Google for "sps development " The post on a matrix joke : #1 result on Google for...
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    Winforms custom control - Hierarchy mapper

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    Last night I took someone up on a dare and whipped up a quick-n'dirty winforms control which allows graphically mapping connections between nodes in different hierarchial views (represented by treeviews). The connections are created by dragging nodes...
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    A-Y-SSN-A-B-T-U

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    This post of mine on the SelectSingleNode method (from Nov-2003) has been producing over 100 hits a day from Google (today it was over 200). And here is why: it is result #5 for when googling for SelectSingleNode! Just after MSDN which comes in 3rd...
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    No, you can't get the orchestration done on time

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    Owen Allen asks " Can you get the orchestration done on time? ", and goes on to mention that Biztalk " isn't your grandfather's ETL app ." While I agree that Biztalk is immensely powerful and provides an excellent development infrastructure, Owen's...
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    Is anyone doing any XAML RSS work?

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    I stumbled across Joe Marini 's XAML Blog Reader sample which is simply awesome. However it is just a sample and not a full fledged app. Has anyone run across a community based XAML RSS reader project? I would love to participate if there is one underway...
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    Testing Visual Blogger

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    Hmm.... Visual Blogger looks cool, but will it work? <hint: if you see this post then apparently it did> Update: It did work although I had to manually fiddle with the blog settings in the Configuration.xml file. The blog setup dialog is hideous...
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    New article on how to build the Links Web Part.

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    No, you can't have my Web Part, you can build your own. Sorry it took so long but I have been trying out so many ideas that, like any normal technology person, documentation was the last thing on my mind.
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    Using Access 2003 as a Smart Client

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    If a 'Smart Client' means being able to work online or offline and call Web Services then here is an example. This app lets you copy the WSSFAQ and view it in an Access form.
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    XmlDocument.CreateProcessingInstruction goes better with XmlDocument.InsertBefore

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    Note to self: Next time you need to add a Processing Instruction (PI) to an XmlDocument, ignore the MSDN documentation sample which uses XmlDocument.AppendChild . That sample isn't exactly incorrect, however it does result in the PI being appended...
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    Productivity, my way

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    I recently finished redesigning the topology of my home office - hardware, software and network - and my personal productivity has been soaring . I'll take a minute to brag ... err, explain... how the new setup works. First of all, this is my home office...
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    Is your Windows Update on?

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    Time to patch! Several critical Security Bulletins were released today so make sure your system is up to date. And If you haven't activated Windows Update yet - now would be a good time to start. Microsoft Windows Security Bulletin Summary for April...
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    On the MVP Issue

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    It seems to me that whenever you get a group of highly motivated and competitive individuals, there is bound to be some occasional friction. And everyone agrees that the MVP issue is a touchy one, especially for people like Roy and Rory who are both of...
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    Document Library Event Handler Toolkit Released

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    The sample in the Document Library Event Handler Toolkit (EventHandlerToolkit.exe) download introduces developers to the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services list events feature for document libraries. The download consists of two projects, SampleEventSinks...
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    Lots of new Biztalk 2004 content released today

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    While this has been blogged about ( ScottWoo , OAllen ) it really deserves a little more buzz: 1. Microsoft FINALLY released the Friggin help and documentation for BizTalk 2004. As a newbie BTS developer on a tight schedule I have been praying for...
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