Kevin W. Hammond

Developer Evangelist

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    Complex Types Serialized to the Wrong Namespace by WCF

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    Have you recently tried to migrate an existing ASMX Web service to Windows Communication Foundation, and discovered that the complex types you've so lovingly hand-crafted for the XmlSerializer don't work the way you expect? Are you having to resort to...
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    Expression Web and Expression Blend to be available to MSDN Premium subscribers!

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    I just provided some behind-the-scenes commentary over on my blog regarding Somasegar's announcement that we are making Expression Web and Expression Blend available to anyone with an MSDN Premium Subscription .
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    My Recommendations for the Ultimate Developer Rig

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    Interested in what I would focus on if I were building the Ultimate Developer Rig? Well, I just posted some commentary to my blog regarding my recommendations for the Ultimate Developer Rig as being built by Scott Hanselman .
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    Do as I say, not as I do - use UniqueID, not PPID

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    If you've watched my screencast on How to use Windows CardSpace with ASP.NET Forms Authenticaiton , then be sure to check out the latest update on my blog, Do as I say, not as I do - use UniqueID, not PPID , for an important security update.
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    The Secret of Successful Telemarketing

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    Take a lesson from Game Stop . Their automated system called me today and left a voice mail. It got my attention right off the bat with, "Attention Halo fans!" Every other automated telemarketing pitch I've ever received on my cell phone was immediately...
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    Casa dé Hambone makes an apperance on HanselMinutes

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    In this week’s edition of HanselMinutes on identity , Scott Hanselman and Carl Franklin chat about information cards and Windows CardSpace. Scott gives me mention for the work I did to enable information cards and Windows CardSpace on www.casadehambone...
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    Early SVN patch of DasBlog 1.9.6264 with information card support available

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    Rather than wait for perfection, I'm making available an SVN patch of my work-to-date for information card support in DasBlog 1.9.6264. You can get it here from the Casa dé Hambone Download Center . Due to the dependence in my current build on Microsoft...
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    Information card sign in without validation

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    I'm testing out a slightly modified information card login process on Casa dé Hambone . Previously, I validated your email address in your self-issued card. An email was sent to your email address asking you to click a link to activate your account. Currently...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Reviving Casa de Hambone

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    I'm actively working to revive casadehambone.com as my personal blog site. Much debate and internal wrangling is going on about moving my corporate blog to here or not. I've been speaking with a couple of my blogger friends and there's a distinct theme...
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    Anyone played with a Dell Latitude D620?

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    I'm looking to buy a new workhorse of a laptop and came across a Dell Latitude D620 that's pretty pimped out. I've got a few Dell small business servers at home but have yet to own one of their laptop products. I've always been impressed and envious of...
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    Did Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework slip through the cracks?

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    I've been plagued lately in that whenever I create a new unit test, I have to manually add a reference to the Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework assembly. I'm left scratching my head wondering why I have to do that and if I've done...
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    Beware the Virtual PC undo disk and moving between computers

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    I've been staging a new set of virtual machines for running my Team Foundation Server demos and stuff. I'm using a Seagate 100GB 7,200 RPM USB 2.0 drive to move between my 64-bit desktop machine at home and my Toshiba laptop from work. In most cases,...
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    Where Art Thou, O Spammer?

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    I just spent more time than I care to admit cleaning up the comments on blog. I cannot help but laugh at the sheer stupidity of these comments and the endless varations of the "Great article! blah blah blah <insert stupid link here>." Its times...
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    Jumping on the Camtasia Studio Bandwagon

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    I traded some mail over the weekend with Ron Jacobs and Keith Combs about using Camtasia Studio from TechSmith for video podcasting. Ron, the godfather of ARCasts, made it clear to me that the way to go is Camtasia. Keith has provided some great guidance...
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