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    For Sale - 2 Metallica Tickets

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    I have 2 general admission tickets for the Metallica, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, and Mudvayne show on 7/11/2003 at Turner Field.  Doors open at 1:30 pm, show at 3:00 pm. Asking face value for tickets - $79.00 each .
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    More Love for Paul

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    DGG and Wally are showing Paul some love. Selfishly, don't share the love too much for Paul... we are hoping to hire him soon!  (And if this creates a race for him, then all the better for Paul!)
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    Great CSS Link

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    Always trying to accumulate great CSS resources. This one is for the "CSS Shark". http://www.mako4css.com/Basics.htm
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    A Context for XML Complexity?

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    Don writes that XML in its entirety had become more complex than COM ever was.   I disagree with this statement on its face. I agree that there is a huge family of specifications surrounding XML, but each specification is just built upon the XML...
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    Getting XML from Somewhere Else

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    I see this type of question often.  I want to get XML from another URL.  In MSXML, I used the ServerXMLHTTP component.  How do I do this in .NET? The simple answer is that the XmlTextReader allows you to specify a URL in its constructor: public...
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    What's Wrong With XmlDocument?

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    So, what's wrong with System.Xml.XmlDocument in .NET?  Plenty , according to Joshua Prismon : To use XMLDocument and Datasets, you have to have the full tree in memory. If you are concerned about loading only branches of data at a time, the System...
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    Parameterizing SQL Calls

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    Damian Barrow is having some problems with parameterizing SQL calls and performance.  He is effectively parameterizing the following SQL statement: exec getCustomers 'ALFKI' Notice that this is a call to a stored procedure for SQL Server, providing...
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    Removing Namespaces in XML, Security in ASP.NET

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    An Update - 05/19/2004 Instead of looking at XSLT for removing namespaces, consider using a specialized System.Xml.XmlTextWriter to remove XML Namespaces . -ed. ASP.NET Security The Patterns and Practices Group introduced " Improving Web Application...
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    Not Ashamed to Cry This Time

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    I started writing something about how cool Maverick is and how the struts implementation seems obvious yet unfamiliar to many .NET developers. Frankly, I could care less about technology right this moment. I have 2 dogs that are like my kids.  We have...
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    .NET Posters

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    Dave Wanta recently posted on the DOTNET-CLR mailing list that a new set of posters for .NET 1.1 are available for download .
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    Increasingly Frustrated

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    I had installed Outlook 2003, Infopath, and OneNote on Friday, and really haven't had time to look at them.  The install for them went, well, not great.  The install for Office 2003 took a really long time, and there was no indication that anything was...
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