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    RCC 3 Liveblogging

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    So I'm blogging from my Smartphone (thanks, blogmailr!) at Richmond Code Camp. I'm hanging out with Robin Edwards (of Roanoke .net UG) and Tablet guru Frank LaVigne, discussing user group and code camp stuff. Frank will be at MEDC next week, and then...
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    Speaker Tips

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    With all the code camps going on this month (and next) in Mid-Atlantic, I thought I'd share some Speaker Resources , courtesy of the nice folks at CodeCampEvals.com . I've also been known to offer some tips on the subject myself...here's one from a couple...
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    Using Windows Movie Maker for Zune

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    One question I've seen come up frequently is how to convert xyz video format for Zune. If you're technically inclined, a great way to convert a wide variety of video formats is Windows Media Encoder . But Windows Media Encoder isn't as approachable for...
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    Interesting, if unorthodox, use of an Inkjet Printer

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    Using an Inkjet Printer to create video? The video below was created by printing on transparency using a Super 8-size template, then painstakingly cutting out the strips and sprocket holes: The first question is, of course, why? The answers are...
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    Reminder: Richmond Code Camp 3 This Saturday!

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    If you haven't already registered, git 'r dun ! The next Richmond Code Camp (number 3) will be held this Saturday, April 28th. If previous RCCs are any indicator, this should be a rip-roaring good time for one and all. The big event will be at ECPI Innsbrook...
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    KB vs. Search

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    So, back in the day, I was always a big fan of the Microsoft Knowledge Base . It used to be that I knew that if I got an error message in Windows, and typed in the first few words and did an exact phrase search, I could be fairly certain that I'd find...
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    Congrats, NoVa Code Camp!

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    While I'm on the subject of code camps, I should also offer an overdue congratulations to the folks who organized the Northern Virginia Code Camp on April 14th. Attendance was great, and everyone had a good time. Kudos especially to Jeff Schoolcraft...
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    Congrats, CMAP!

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    Congrats to CMAP on their first ever code camp ! I wasn't able to make it, having come down with a nasty cold, but all reports indicate that the event was a great success. Photos have been posted to the CMAP Code Camp website, so check them out .
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    Philly Code Camp Sold Out!

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    Pretty remarkable...the next Philly Code Camp filled up in a day! More evidence of the demand for great developer info...and don't forget that Richmond Code Camp III is this weekend!
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    See you at Tech-Ed!

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    I'll be at Tech-Ed 2007 in Orlando this June. For those of you who can't make it, I'll be sure to post lots of good info via my blog. For those who are going, please let me know via the Contact page on my blog, especially if you're from Virginia, Maryland...
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    The Hidden World of your Computer

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    See how your computer really works here . Published with BlogMailr
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    Philly Code Camp Update

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    The schedule and speakers for the next Philly Code Camp have been posted to the Philly .NET Website . Registration is also now open.
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    New version of Anti-XSS library for ASP.NET

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    There's an updated version of the Anti-XSS (cross-site scripting) library that I blogged about a while back. Check it out here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/security/aa973814.aspx
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    Life without instant email

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    You always hate to kick someone when they're down, but this story sure makes me glad that my mobile email isn't subject to a single point of failure. Not that the occasional break from email is a bad thing...once your hands stop shaking from withdrawal...
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    Fuel Cell Chargers Not for Sale

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    That's according to this article in PC World , which says that the rumor of a Microsoft-branded recharger, which I mentioned earlier this week , turns out to have been merely something we're ordering for giveaways at events. Which is still pretty cool...
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    Orcas Beta 1 ships

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    The Visual Studio team has signed off on Beta 1 of Visual Studio codename "Orcas". Somasegar has the skinny .
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    Storing data on CD/DVD

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    One of the things that I suspect many folks don't realize is that CDs and DVDs that you burn on your PC are not permanent media, particularly depending on what brand or type of media you use. Burnable CDs/DVDs (as opposed to professionally pressed media...
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    What is .NET?

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    My colleague Doug Turnure takes a stab at answering this FAQ. Worthwhile reading.
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    What's a Regional Director?

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    Here's one place to find the answer . And here's a profile of Brian Noyes , one of our local RDs in Mid-Atlantic, on the site. And I wouldn't want to forget our other RD, Vishwas Lele .
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    Reminder: CMAP Code Camp this Saturday!

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    Just a quick reminder on the latest code camp, and one you definitely don't want to miss. The first CMAP Code Camp is this Saturday, starting at 8:30am. Finally folks from Maryland can get all the code camp goodness without crossing the Potomac. Check...
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    Live Maps Collections

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    As a follow-up to his earlier post on the marketing (or lack thereof) of our mapping services, and in response to complaints about it being hard to use, my colleague Peter recorded a screencast showing how to take advantage of the Collections feature...
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    Fuel cell charger?

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    Interesting story in CIO about a company producing Microsoft-branded fuel cell-based recharging devices. Whether the speculated purposes are true (Zune and/or Windows Mobile devices), this sounds kinda cool. And since I own both, I'm very interested in...
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    Julie likes my coffee

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    So community guru and ultimate connected geek Julie Lerman was traveling through my neighborhood on the way to snowy Vermont, and having flight issues decided to hang out with my family overnight . It's always great to have a surprise visit from a friend...
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    Blister packs are EVIL!

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    SO I recently got a new gadget, the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 , which is very cool, but it reminded me of a truism that is unescapable. That is, that the blister packs that this and many other products come packaged in are completely...
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    Tim Sneath on Silverlight

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2007/04/15/introducing-microsoft-silverlight.aspx Published with BlogMailr
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