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    Really smart people go to Code Camps!

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    Frank LaVigne, one of the smart folks planning the upcoming Richmond Code Camp , sent me the following, which demonstrates conclusively that really smart people know that Code Camps are the place to get even smarter:
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    Trading Card

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    I was recently IMing with my colleague Rob Caron, who has a couple of neat cartoon caricatures of himself that he uses for his blog and his IM avatar, which reminded me of my own "comic book" character, which was created as a part of a promotional series...
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    Programmer Humor

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    If you like this, I take all the credit...if you hate it, it's all Frank's fault: Q. Did you hear the one about the OO programmer who got really trashed and ended up in jail? A. Yeah, they busted him for drinking and deriving. Ba-dum-kish...
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    Richmond Code Camp Call for Speakers

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    Earlier, I posted the nifty pic Frank LaVigne put together for the Richmond Code Camp . Now he's got another one for their Call for Speakers :
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    Creating Add-ins for Visual Studio 2005 using C#

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    Ever wanted to create an add-in for Visual Studio? Well, this KB article walks you through the process of creating a simple add-in that inserts the current date and time at the insertion point in the editor. You can expand on this to create your own custom...
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    CMAP February Meeting

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    Wow. Hard to believe it's February already. This comes from my friends at the Central Maryland Association of .net Professionals : Central Maryland Association of .net Professionals Tuesday, February 7th - 6:30 PM CMAP Main Meeting UMBC...
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    Richmond Code Camp coming April 22nd!

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    The next code camp in Mid-Atlantic will be in Richmond, VA on Saturday, April 22nd. Here's the event info: Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:30 AM - 6:00PM Location: ECPI Technical College 800 Moorefield Park Drive Richmond, VA 23236 Registration link coming...
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    Pittsburgh Code Camp Call for Speakers

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    Here's the Call for Speakers for the Pittsburgh Code Camp. Want to share your expertise with your fellow developers? Check it out: http://www.pghdotnet.org/CodeCamp/speakers.htm
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    Upcoming User Groups

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    A reminder of some upcoming user groups in the Mid-Atlantic: Tonight, February 27th, the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group will host their monthly meeting, this month on SQL Server 2005 and Reporting Services. A reminder that tonight's meeting...
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    They Write Code!

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    Frank shares an interesting noir description generator (warning: some salty language).
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    Who says Microsoft doesn't love script developers?

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    Soon you won't be able to swing a dead cat without hitting a copy of the February CTP (Community Tech Preview) of Windows Vista (you can get it on MSDN subscriber downloads now). I've installed it on a couple of machines already, and so far the experience...
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    Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group - February Meeting

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    MICSUG meets every second month on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM in Microsoft's Reston, Virginia facility. At our next meeting, Brian Noyes of iDesign will speak about Connecting Smart Client Applications with Windows Communication Foundation...
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    Richmond .net February Meeting

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    Speaking of user group meetings, I'm doing one...tonight! That's right, you can see ME...live and in person, talking about the Provider Model in ASP.NET 2.0! Please contain your excitement. :-) Actually, providers are indeed a pretty important part...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Toolkit

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    Since I'm planning to talk about the Provider Model in ASP.NET 2.0 at several user groups this month (including Richmond .net tonight, Maryland ColdFusion User Group on the 14th, Capital Area .net UG on the 28th, and BaltoMSDN on March 15th), I wanted...
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    Win a Trip to Vegas or a remixed XBOX 360!

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    Want a chance at a free trip to the MIX 06 conference in Las Vegas next month and a cool custom XBOX 360? Then you ought to try your hand at "remixing" the MIX 06 website. Here's how it works. You download the CSS for the MIX site here , create your own...
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    Nostalgic for 80's-style video gaming?

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    Well here's your chance to relive it, courtesy of the Source Fource ! They've released a video game modeled on the classic space shooters of the 80's. Even better, for you bit-twiddlers out there, the source code is available, so you can try your hand...
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    Sharepoint Blog

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    For those of you who are interested in Sharepoint information straight from the source, the Sharepoint team now has a blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/
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    NoVaSQL February Meeting

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    From my friends at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group : Everyone, Good afternoon. The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its second session for 2006 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers...
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