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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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    Use ASP.NET Data Binding to Bind Directly to XML (sans DataSet)

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    As I mentioned in my previous blog post about binding, any object that supports IEnumerable can be used as the DataSource for data binding in ASP.NET.  If you are processing XML, the XmlDocument class does not support IEnumerable (after all, it is a tree...
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    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary...

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    Remind yourself of why July 4th, 2003 is a great day in Anytown, USA. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/index.htm
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    Go Braves!

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    In a stunning display of infielder prowess and magnificent pitching... OK, I can't say that with a straight face.  The Braves lost 20-1 .
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    Creating Thumbnail Images and DataBinding to a Repeater Control in ASP.NET

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    I know there are controls out there that accomplish this same task, but I couldn't help but roll my own just to say "I did it."  This example shows how to dynamically create thumbnail images using the System.Drawing namespace in .NET, and how to use those...
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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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    This Ain't Dallas, and this ain't Dynasty...

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    We are off to Dallas, Texas tonight, driving through. We will be in the area 5/19 - 5/23. If anyone in the Dallas area is up for a couple cold beers, please leave comments to this thread.
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    The Job Situation Things have started popping for me after a month of unemployment. I did a free training seminar yesterday that landed a 15-seat training course on ASP.NET. I am really excited about this bit of work. I have also gotten several promising...
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    Dates in XML Schemas: Specifying your own date format?

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    This topic came up in the win_tech_off_topic list, and it caught my attention. The concept is that specifying a date in your XML document that does not conform to ISO 8601 format cannot be validated as a date type, but rather you must contrive your own...
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    Unseen yet expected web logs

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    Here are some of the folks that I would like to see web logs for and have not yet seen (if they exist, someone please comment with the feed URL). I included the only known URL for them where appropriate. Aaron Skonnard Dimitre Novatchev ...
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    Not Another Teenage Blog

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    First, the smurfs did it. Then "Bring It On" included the line about being "a cheeracracy." Was I the only one who saw the comedy in the cheerleader bit in "Not Another Teenage Movie"? "Cheerific!" And then life immitates art . Glad I am not the only...
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    Organize Your OPML

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    I really like the ability to organize the subscriptions I have within SharpReader and RSSBandit. However, the tree view metaphor makes organization cumbersome, espeically if you come up with a reorganization scheme. I decided to group my subscriptions...
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    The Pinedale Shopping Mall Was Just Bombed By Live Turkeys. Film at eleven.

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    Monday night's Atlanta .NET User Group presentation went off with nary a hitch. Inspired by one of my favorite "WKRP In Cincinatti" episodes , I added a little something extra into the presentation. Nobody was hurt, thankfully. I will be in Chattanooga...
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    What the Hell Was That?

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    I got up around 4:00 am to work on a proposal for a potential client. Fixed myself a stiff cup of coffee, and started writing. About an hour later, the house shook to the point that pictures fell off our wall, books fell off shelves, and magazines piled...
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    XSLT as a Bigger Hammer?

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    Turns out that my post about using XSLT to convert CSV to XML hit a nerve with some folks. Robert thought it would come in handy, while Dare thinks it is convoluted . Dare suggests tokenizing the strings into a string array and iterating through the...
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