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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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    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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