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    Last Pics from PDC

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    ... unless something funny happens at the airport. Click here.
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    More pics from PDC

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    More pics can be found here . Mostly from the Ask the Experts session.
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    Some PDC Photos

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    ... can be found here . More to come.
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    System.Xml in Whidbey

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    Drew is real-time blogging this session, so you should see some more feedback soon. XmlDocument is dead. Was great in its time, served its prpose, is now on its way out. XmlDocument bared all. It s howed its internal structure, which made it...
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    Don Box Quotes - Scooped

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    I was going to post a couple DB quotes myself, but got scooped . In one of the Indigo sessions, Don was talking and just transitioned from Reliable messaging into Security. Just as he paused, the lights came on bright. " Did you notice at some point...
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    Session Notes - ASP.NET Whidbey Stuff

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    XML stuff in Whidbey This session was entirely too full, people were out in the halls. Too much stuff on DataSets. XML Designer has enforcemnt of XML 1.0 rules within the designer. Designer now supports DTDs. Use a toolbar button to generate a schema...
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    PDC: Pre-Conference Info (XML and Web Services Pre-Con)

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    Like Drew and Benjamin , I attended the “.NET - The XML and Web Services Perspective“ presentation by Don Box , Tim Ewald , and Martin Gudgin . For those hoping to hear a lot of scoop on Indigo and the future of XML in .NET, you really aren...
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    PDC 2003 Community App

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    If you are at PDC, you can go to http://pdcvibe and download the PDC 2003 community app. Sure, there are some quirks with it (it overlays the task bar at the bottom of the screen, and the navigability is less than desirable), but it is still a very cool...
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    PDC - Saturday Recap

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    Yeah, yeah... long flight, flew through smoke, same stuff you heard. Got to MVP event late, and missed the stuff that I really wanted to see. I got to meet my MVP Lead, Ben Miller , and a couple co-MVPs. After the MVP event, we went to the Wilshire...
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    SharePoint Free Book Chapters

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    You can download free chapters on SharePoint from the new Exchange 2003 book: http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/companion/5517.asp#Companion%20Content
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    Valid XHTML From ASP.NET

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    I decided that the new site I am developing should be checked to conform to the W3C CSS and XHTML recommendations. So, I created a few pages in ASP.NET, pulled up the HTML validator before publishing, and... This page is not Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict...
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    Yuppie Refined on a Rival Saturday

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    The Car Some background: when my wife and I got married, I bought a Jeep Wrangler. My wife shortly after bought a Mazda Miata. You know the drill, newly married DINKs (Dual Income, No Kids) out living it up. She had her Miata for three years, and the...
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    CSS Zen Garden

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    I have been doing less and less with XML at my clients lately. This is not completely by my customer's choice, either: much of it is driven by me. As a background, my role within Applied Information Sciences is Software Architect, following the roles...
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    Ft. Worth User Group Double-Up, Awards, and Bench Time

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    Two for One in Ft. Worth On October 14th, I will be presenting to the Ft. Worth User Group on “XML in .NET”, focusing on the XML classes in .NET. We will be looking at how to combine XML and ASP.NET together to roll our own web services...
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    Greenville .NET User Group

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    On Tuesday, Sept 16th, I will be speaking at the Greenville Spartanburg Enterprise Developer's Guild in Greenville, South Carolina on “XML in .NET.” I have been doing a lot of presentations on ASP.NET Internals and Exceptions in .NET, so it...
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    That's some rough food

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    My son went to the doctor today for his routine checkup.  We mentioned that he is extremely active (he just turned 3, so “active” is really relative).  He seems to have 2 speeds:  sleep and high gear.  The doctor said he seems normal, but suggested we...
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    XQuery at PDC

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    Here comes XQuery Ready or not, XQuery is on the way with the W3C finalizing their recommendation and many of the major vendors starting to ship implementations.  XQuery is to XML what SQL is to relational databases, a comprehensive query language...
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    Knoxville Tennessee User Group

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    I am presenting tonight to the East Tennessee .NET User Group in Knoxville, Tennessee on “Exceptions in .NET”.  I will be covering ASP.NET exception handling, exceptions and COM interop, and the Exception Management Application Block.
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    Turns out Monkeys Like to Code VB, Too

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    "Humans and higher primates share approximately 97% of their DNA in common. Recent research in primate programming suggests computing is a task that most higher primates can easily perform. Visual Basic 6.0 ™ was the preferred IDE for the majority of...
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    SQLXML on Windows 2003 Server

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    My previous entry noted that SQLXML 3.0 SP2 Beta 1 is posted, but I have not been successful in getting it to work with Windows 2003 Server yet.  For anyone else having difficulty, Bryant Likes posted the steps to make SQLXML work on Windows 2003 Server...
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    Really Sick of Syndication, Technology Meets Reality TV

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    New Technologies OK, that gets the geeks reading this one.  Really, I am not working with new technologies, but rather integrating .NET with some fairly old technologies.  I am doing a lot of work with marshalling between COM and .NET.  OK, maybe that...
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    SQLXML 3.0 SP2 Beta 1

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    SQLXML 3.0 SP2 Beta 1 is available for download .  It seems that the "catasrophic failure" issue I had when parsing large updategrams is fixed.
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    Algorithm Efficiency on ASPAlliance.com

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    My ASPAlliance article, " CS201 - Programming Fundamentals, Part 1 : A Simple Linked List, and Algorithm Efficiency ", is up on ASPAlliance.com, and I have already gotten some great feedback. I LOVE this article! In his first article on ASPAlliance...
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    Handling ValidateRequest errors within a Page

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    I have seen a couple posts asking how to process the errors caused by the ValidateRequest feature in ASP.NET 1.1.  People want to know how to trap the error within a single page and do something with it rather than let the error bubble up to the Application_OnError...
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    As long as we're ranting...

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    We went to a liquor store to buy a present for a friend's birthday as well as a gift for the hostess.  We bought a nice French Cots du Rhone (Louis Bernard for any wine snobs reading this) for the gift, and decided upon a Firestone Merlot for the hostess...
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