Kevin W. Hammond

Developer Evangelist

October, 2006

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    How to grant ASP.NET access to certificate private keys on Windows Vista

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    One of the more painful processes on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is granting read permission to the private keys of a certificate. It typically requires a few trips to your favorite search engine, msdn.microsoft.com and running winhttpcertcfg.exe...
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    IE7 vs. Firefox 2 - is IE7 not loading images from cache?

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    Scoble knocks IE7's performance compared to Firefox 2 and I had to see it to believe it. Given I've been living in IE7 for months - and more recently with IE7 on Windows Vista - I've never given performance a thought, which tells me either that performance...
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    Say goodbye to laptops? I don't think so.

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    Has this guy ever sat inside a high rise office building or even the basement of a Midwestern home and struggled to get a reliable cellular signal? In his article about how once again the browser will make Windows irrelevant , he sings the joys of living...
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    Casa dé Hambone is Windows CardSpace-enabled!

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    Taking inspiration from Kim Cameron and how he CardSpace-enabled WordPress , I did the same with DasBlog 1.9.6264.0. casadehambone.com now supports logging into the administrative account using Windows CardSpace allowing me to throw the use of passwords...
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    Firefox 2 outperforms IE7 because Firefox doesn't do "the right thing"

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    As I mentioned here , Scoble points out that IE7 renders TechMeme slower than Firefox 2 . A true statement. Another true statement is that Firefox isn't respecting the <META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="now"> tag. Furthermore, Firefox doesn't respect...
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    Do you want authenticated comments in DasBlog?

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    DasBlog 1.9.6264.0 . Authenticated comments. Windows CardSpace . Working. Try it out right now by signing in with your information card and then leaving a comment on this post. Inclusion of your web page claim is optional; include during the initial card...
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    Streamlining my Information Card login process

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    I spent a little more time this afternoon polishing the info card login process on Casa dé Hambone . Let me know what you think. I really liked how sxcore and sandbox.netfx3.com are handling their info card login. Sxcore specifically has a nice way of...
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    How I created my own Windows CardSpace image

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    I've been getting my feet wet with Windows CardSpace and my self-issued card. In watching Kim Cameron's demonstration of how he integrated CardSpace with Wordpress , I saw his nifty looking card with his portrait on it. Right then and there I decided...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Object Test Bench Screencast

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    The Object Test Bench is, in my opinion, one of the lesser known features of Visual Studio 2005. The Object Test Bench provides a way for you to create instances of your classes within the Visual Studio 2005 IDE and then invoke methods on those objects...
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    Windows Vista RC2 upgrade broke domain membership

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    Turns out the 32-bit Windows Vista RC2 upgrade from RC1 broke my notebook computer's domain membership in an odd way. I could still log into the machine with my domain credentials, seamlessly access Exchange over HTTP via single sign-on, etc., but I could...
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    Who uses WSRP to avoid vendor lock in?

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    I'm really curious to know how many people actually leverage WSRP to run portlets in a variety of different portals. I'm not talking about writing the portlet here and running it over there. I'm specifically interested if people are actively writing portlets...
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