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    The 0 Dark 30 Experiment

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    This post is more productivity-related than technical, so if you’re not into that kind of thing, look away now… Still here? OK, then, here goes. I’ve been spending some time thinking about different ways to get more productivity out of my days. Email...
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    Don’t forget to map the xap!

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    Was just updating one of my sites to the latest release of Graffiti CMS , in order to take advantage of Kevin Harder’s updated Slide.Show2 plug-in , using Silverlight 2, when I found that the site that worked perfectly on my local machine would no longer...
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    MSDN Developer Conference is THIS WEEK!

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    If you haven’t yet registered for the MSDN Developer Conference this Friday, January 16th in Reston, VA , you are running out of time! If you miss this great event, you’ll miss out on: Great content from the PDC, live and local, covering Windows Azure...
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    Survey – Camtasia and Silverlight

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    I like Camtasia Studio . It’s a very useful tool for recording screencasts, as well as for editing and producing video. All of my DevNugget videos have been recorded and produced using Camtasia. But one thing that’s missing for me is the ability to output...
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    microsoft SDKs

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    Ever want a single link that would get you to the current list of Microsoft SDKs to download? Now you have one .
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    Events this Week – January 26th, 2009

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…busy week this week, with lots of activities to choose from: Monday, January 26, 2009 7:00 PM: NORTHERN VIRGINIA SQL SERVER USERS GROUP - Main Session...
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    MIX09 AND VSLIVE DEALS

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    If you’ve been thinking of attending either MIX09 (March 18th-20th), or VSLIVE! San Francisco (Feb. 23-27th), read on…until February 13th, you can get $400 off the regular price of MIX09 registration: MIX09 is coming! Register by Feb 13 and Save $400...
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    New Release: Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0

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    Microsoft just released the first version of our Web Platform Installer : The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express...
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    Get Your Windows 7 Beta Download Now

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    The window (pun intended) for you to download the Windows 7 Beta is ending next month. So if you’ve been putting off giving the beta a try, don’t delay much longer. I’ve installed it on several laptops (including my ASUS R2Hv UMPC), and one desktop machine...
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    .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit

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    This has been out for a bit, but I was recently reminded about it, so I figured it was worth a post. If you’re looking for a resource to learn about (or share what you know about) some of the cool new enhancements to .NET 3.5 that came out with SP1, you...
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    CMAP .NET Essentials – Cancelled

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    I was slated to speak at the CMAP .NET Essentials SIG tonight in Columbia, MD. Unfortunately, that meeting has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. I’ll post an update when we have the date for the rescheduled meeting. Sorry for any inconvenience...
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    Virtual TechDays – Call for Content

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    Virtual TechDays is coming April 1st, 2009…want to share what you know? Submit a session below… ONE EVENT. ONE DAY. ONE WORLD COMMUNITY. DEFYING ALL CHALLENGES. TOGETHER. Call for Content Are you interested in sharing your knowledge with your peers around...
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    ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate Available

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    Here’s Phil Haack’s announcement , in part: At long last I am happy, relieved, excited to announce the release candidate for ASP.NET MVC . Feel free to go download it now (NOTE: The download page is having technical difficulties, so I linked to the MSI...
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    Quick Morning Link - Optimization

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    This one came to me via Twitter , a nice article with some tips on optimizing your web code (and images)…there’s more than a few (like further crushing my images) that I plan to implement: 15+ Tips to Speed Up Your Website, and Optimize Your Code!
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    ARCast.TV – David Platt on Why Software Still Sucks

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    Bob Familiar interviews David Platt , CEO of Rolling Thunder, on why today’s software sucks. There’s no other good way to say it. It’s unsafe, allowing criminal programs to creep through the Internet wires into our very bedrooms. It’s unreliable, crashing...
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    CDUG Pics

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    I’ve been meaning to post these for a couple days now…last week I was at the Capital DotNetNuke User Group , when Joe Brinkman came out to talk about jQuery in DNN. I snapped some photos, and wanted to share a couple: CDUG President Antonio Chagoury...
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    Caparea .NET Silverlight SIG Tonight Cancelled

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    Tonight’s inaugural meeting of the CapArea .NET Silverlight SIG has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for February 25th, 2009.
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    Now’s a good time to Ramp Up

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    In a challenging economy, one way to ensure that you’re ahead of the curve is to build your skills. Whether you’re just starting out, or have years of experience, there are probably skill areas that, if you pushed them to the next level, would help you...
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    The .NET Framework Client Profile, Explained

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    If you’ve wondered just what the new .NET Framework Client Profile, introduced in .NET 3.5 SP1, is and when it applies, you may find this explanation by Jaime Rodriguez enlightening. Share this post :
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    Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Available

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    In case you haven’t heard, IE8 RC1 has been released. Many improvements in speed, compatibility and more. And if you’re inclined to help improve compatibility even more for the final release, please consider installing the Report A Webpage Problem IE...
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    Silverlight 3 at MIX 09

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    So with Silverlight 2 having been out for a while now, you might be wondering “what’s next?” Well, the first answers to that question will arrive at MIX 09 in March. I’m looking forward to the sessions on Silverlight 3, and many more cool technologies...
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    jQuery and ASP.NET

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    I’m finding the more that I use jQuery , the more I like it, which is good since it’s now (as of the ASP.NET MVC beta release) being included with ASP.NET automatically. For those of us using Web Forms, rather than MVC, however, selecting elements by...
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    Hear about Windows 7 from Mark Russinovich

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    Sounds like a good event…last time I saw a panel with Mark it was very enlightening. Worth watching: Windows 7: To the Beta and Beyond --> ADD TO CALENDAR Date: Tuesday, February 12th Time: 11:00am Pacific Time Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of...
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    Windows 7 Beta 1 hotkeys

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    Brandon Paddock has a nice list of some of the new Windows 7 Beta 1 hotkeys . My favorite is the Win + + and Win + - for zooming in and out on the screen. As someone who uses Sysinternals’ ZoomIt pretty regularly during presentations, the fact that Windows...
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    Don’t use Delete Links

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    So says Stephen Walther (who recently keynoted the Reston MSDN Developer Conference ). Why not use Delete links in an MVC app? I’ll let Stephen tell you : I created a sample ASP.NET MVC application that I plan to post at the http://www.ASP.net/mvc...
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