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    It's a girl!

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    Martha Annette was born to us yesterday at 3:47PM. Mom and baby are doing fine. Many thanks to all of you for your thoughts/prayers. Here's a picture of Martha Ann .
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    Hyper-caffeinated coffee? hmmmm....

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    I spoke to an Army Ranger on Tuesday, who has developed his own line of *extreme coffee* called Ranger Coffee: http://www.rangercoffee.com/ Just struck me as a natural fit to developers, who also tend to go long hours on very little sleep :-) ...
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    A lot of people don't realize my brother-in-law is quite the rocket scientist

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    Kudos to Tim Pickens , rocket scientist extraordinaire, and my brother in law, for yet another article, this time in Air and Space Smithsonian . http://www.airspacemag.com/issues/2007/june-july/In_Thrust_We_Trust.php?page=1 Aside from being in the Guiness...
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    Whose slide is it anyway?

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    A group of DEs showed up at the Greenville, SC .NET User Group last night. We had a great time answering questions, and the legendary Keith Brown did a security talk. To top (or maybe bottom) it all off, we did an improv show for them that we called ...
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    Silverlight Resources

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    Many thanks to Asli Bilgin, DE extraordinaire, for pulling almost all of this list together. · silverlight · Telerik RadControls – 3d virtual rooms using control based framework · DLR & IronPython · Silverlight developer reference ...
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    Don't miss the Geek Dinner tomorrow night!

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    Come on out to the geek dinner at Max and Ermas in Dunwoody . Come chat with other technical folks about the latest technologies, games, or whatever. Hope to see you there!
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    .NET Universities to be run in Charlotte, NC (5-12-2007) and Fayetteville, AR (6-23-07)

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    Microsoft MVP and Charlotte Developers Guild UG leader Bill Jones is up to his usual community magic, hosting the 2007 Charlotte Code Camp at CPCC in Charlotte. Carolinas Developer Evangelist Brian Hitney is helping coordinate a . NET University there...
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    MacWorld article says Vista more secure than Mac OS.

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    I was a bit surprised to see this in MacWorld. I'll offer zero opinion, as I think the article and it's presence in MacWorld somewhat take care of that for me. http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/04/30/daizovi/index.php
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    Technology perspectives

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    I got a fascinating email from Ian Griffiths this morning. It's always fun for me to read email from people that are considerably smarter than I. Even if the bulk of the email is indecypherable, I can still usually pick up a tidbit somewhere toward the...
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    Whats new in the .NET Framework 3.0

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    Given the interest generated from my last technical blog entry on the .NET Framework's definition and purpose, I thought I would follow up with a post that talks about the new features in the .NET Framework 3.0. At the risk of sounding self-obsequious...
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    Mobile Code Camp - Well done, guys!

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    I have to tip my hat to Doug Greene and Matthew Hughes of the Lower Alabama .NET User Group for doing such an excellent job with this Code Camp . You would have never known it was their first time to organize one, as things went off amazingly well. Good...
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    What is the .NET Framework?

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    This has to be one of the most commonly asked questions of me over the last 5 years. And much like Godfrey Saxe's wonderful poem on experiential perspectives, the answer varies highly by who you ask. Many of us who have been rolling in the .NET Framework...
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    Why it is better to run your applications on Vista

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    I did this whitepaper back in November. I have no idea why I never blogged it. Well, I guess better late than never :-) http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb188739.aspx It's called *The Advantages of Running Applications on Windows Vista...
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    Catching up with Shawn Wildermuth

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    I spoke with Shawn Wildermuth the other day, and got caught up on some of the stuff he's up to these days. He is fairly well known both in the ADO.NET world and now in the WPF space. With all the stuff that he's up to, I thought I would mention some of...
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    Alabama Code Camp 4 - registration is open!

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    It's time for another Code Camp in Alabama! This time we'll be in Mobile, on April 14th, from 8:00AM until 5:00PM. Check out www.alabamacodecamp.com for all the details. We have several of the South's top speakers coming in for this event, including several...
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    Jeff Prosise in Charlotte

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    Jeff Prosise is going to be in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, March 13, for an after work social/networking event. If you would like to swing by, details are at Brian Hitney's blog. http://www.structuretoobig.com/home/show.aspx?bid=255 If you live within...
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    User Groups in Atlanta, GA

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    Jim Wooley, Brendon Schwartz, and Matt Ranlett did a great job pulling together the Atlanta user groups into one place. We wanted to have this available at the Vista launch in Atlanta, but couldn't get it printed in time. So I figured I would at least...
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    Code Camp Atlanta - Great job, guys!

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    Wow! 270 or so of your closest friends discussing code in an open exchange. Great job, everyone! We had so many excellent pieces to this event. It says a lot about the people in our community that put it together. Thanks to Jim Wooley, Matt Ranlett, Dan...
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    Atlanta Code Camp is upon us again

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    Jim Wooley , Matt Ranlett , Dan Attis , Brendon Schwartz , and a handful of other folks have done a great job putting together another Atlanta Code Camp , despite my poor job of supporting them in their efforts. This Code Camp has a couple of seats...
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    .NET University is coming to Birmingham, AL

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    http://www.dotnet-u.com This coming Monday and Tuesday (Dec 11th and 12th), we will be offering free training on .NET 3.0 in Birmingham Alabama. The course will run in the evenings, from 6PM to 8PM, at Southern Progress. It is open to the public. If...
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    .NET University is coming to Atlanta!

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    The Atlanta VB Study group is kicking off our first .NET University in the Atlanta area tomorrow night, November 15th. For the next 4 months, they will go through the .NET University courseware . Noah Subrin will kick things off. Thanks to Jim Wooley...
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    Whats up with Wally

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    Wally McClure is popping up in all over the place these days. Wally is a ASP.NET/AJAX guru out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Here's what he's up to at the moment... Wally will be speaking at the Chattanooga .NET User Group on Tuesday, November 14, 2006...
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    Bring a lunch, and come join us in Atlanta to discuss .NET technologies

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    We're going to start having open Lunch/Learns at the Microsoft Offices in Alpharetta, Georgia on the 3rd Monday of each month at noon. At these events, I'll cover various topics around .NET technologies. If you can't make it to the facility, you can also...
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    .NET University is coming to Florence, South Carolina!

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    The Pee Dee .NET User Group is proud to present .NET University as a 4-part series during this winter ’ s meetings! Join us to get an overview of the next version of the .NET Framework (.NET 3.0), including Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation...
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    Inaugural .NET University at the Alabama Code Camp still has a few seats left

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    There are still a few slots left at the Alabama Code Camp ( www.alabamacodecamp.com ). You can register for Code Camp at the site. If you are coming, you are also welcome to register for .NET U (yes, it's a second registration) for the inaugural run of...
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