PeteL's Blog

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    Using the WebAdmin tool via IIS

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    This is not an officially supported scenario, but does work, and may be useful for some of you who don't have the resources to create user administration tools right off the bat. There are security implications when doing this, so you need to verify that...
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    Web Color Swatches

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    One of the hardest things about making websites look good is getting colour swatches that work. So, I'm going to start throwing some out there that you can use in your web pages. These are colors that typically work together, you may need to mute some...
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    Simple File Handler for ASP.NET 2.0

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    MOVED This content has been moved to my new blog at http://petelepage.com/blog/2005/12/simple-file-handler-for-asp-net-2-0/ Thanks, PEte
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    Ottawa Launch Event Pictures

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    I just posted the Ottawa launch event pictures on my website. I shot film using a Holga , a first for me. I usually shoot film using a Hasselblad , but this event I wanted to do something a little different, thus, we have this! http://www.bigbackpack...
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    The Migration QA Folk Dress Up

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    For some reason, the two people on my team who are mostly responsible for migration both dressed up today. I only had my camera phone with me, so I figured I'd post that picture...
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    RSS Reader Recomendations?

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    I'm looking for an RSS reader for the PC that will allow me to have different categories for different RSS feeds. So for example, I can group all the technology ones together, all of the ASP.NET stuff together and so forth. I'd prefer it not integrate...
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    Answers To Common Launch Event Questions - Back In Seattle

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    Wow, well, I'm back in Seattle and sitting at my desk here in Redmond today, and I'm stoked. The fact that VS 2005 is in your hands now is fantastic. I'm really excited to see and hear the feedback from everyone out there and how excited everyone is....
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    Ready To Rock! Launch Event In Ottawa

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    I just heard the Dev track here in Ottawa is so full that people are sitting on the floor! There are so many people who want to see the Dev Track presentations that they are actually having to turn people away at the door now! That's how exciting these...
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    Toronto - A Success; See You In Ottawa!

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    What a fantastic day! I'm back in my hotel after a pretty long, but very good day. Up this morning at the crack of dawn and over to the Toronto Congress Centre for the VS 2005, SQL 2005 and BizTalk launch events. This was the first of a 10 city Canadian...
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    VS Launch Tomorrow in Canada!

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    As I was getting ready this morning, I realized something kind of cool, and at the same time, a little scary. The last launch event I was at, I was in my teens, just finishing up high school, and working for Microosft as a high school intern. It was...
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    Removing Spam Comments from nGallery

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    Well, I guess one advantage of getting popular is that people seem to like to put spam on your website.  I had a commenting enabled on my nGallery web pages, allowing my friends to comment on pictures that I had posted. I noticed this afternoon though...
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    Styling Links - Making the Mundane Somewhat More Interesting

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    It's been a while since I've done a CSS style post, so I figure its about time, and today I want to touch on something pretty simple, the <a> anchor tag. Most anchors are pretty boring, some blue text that is simply underlined. Some people go a...
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    T-7 Days: The First Of The Canadian Launch Events

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    I'm super excited to announce I'll be attending 3 of the Canadian Launch events! Toronto - November 8th Ottawa - November 10th Vancouver - November 22nd These are going to be great opportunities to see what is up and coming from Visual Studio...
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    VS Ship Party Pics

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    Yesterday was a pretty good day, my team signed off on VS 2005 and we had our ship party. The party wasn't quite as exciting as previous ship parties, but it was still a darn good time. I've posted my pictures up online at http://www.bigbackpack...
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    New Microsoft Technology (joke)

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    Well, I think today is going to be a good day! November 7th approaches very quickly, and with it, comes the release of VS 2005 along with Visual Web Developer. But, more importantly, I found out about this new Microsoft Technology [Windows Media File...
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    Are You Going To A Launch Event?

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    With November 7th only 2 1/2 weeks away, many of the launch events are already booked, but you can still register for them! I'm going to be popping my head in at a few at the "Ask The Experts" area answering questions and such. You can find more info...
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    I See The Light & I'm Walking Towards It!

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    No, I'm not dying, and I'm not about to move groups, but as this week wraps up, a couple of really AWESOME things happen here for me and my team, that I'm really excited about, and I think you should be too! Okay, really, one you'll be happy about and...
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    Web Referral Tracking User Control

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    In my efforts to continue building my personal web sites, I wanted to see where my visitors are coming from and how they are getting to my web site. Unfortunately, my ISP doesn't provide me with any kind of stats or access to the logs, so I'm kind of...
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    Simple Theme Example (aka StyleSheetTheme)

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    One of the little projects that I've been working on lately is theme's and trying to start building a theme library for controls. So, to start that, I've created the following theme that you can use as a starting point, and from here, can start building...
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    RSS Aggregator User Control

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    I think this is probably the last of the fun user controls that I created for my web sites, but this one was one of the more important ones for my http://www.nocommonground.com website. When I created NoCommonGround, I wanted a site that would take all...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Security References

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    I don't like posting links to generic references all that often, though, I do admit to doing it here and there, but this is one that I thought was worth while for anyone who does any kind of ASP.NET development. Sure, it doesn't really make your website...
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    Links User Control

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    As I mentioned in my previous post , one of the more common controls I put on my web sites is a links page. I wanted the links page to be somewhat dynamic, easily updateable, without having to update the ASPX page. I wanted to be able to create a simple...
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    My Fine Art Photography Web Site

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    It's alive!* http://www.BBPPhoto.com My new fine art photography web site is up and working. I've got one more tweak to do, and then I'm all set! It's running some special stuff. Basically I'm using a back end photogallery web application that provides...
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    "Contact Me" User Control

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    Lately I've been doing some ad-hoc on VWD, creating a few web sites, and there seem to be two pretty common things I put on those web sites, a "Contact Me" page, and a links page. And seeing that there have been lots of changes to the email API's between...
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    Too Many Domains

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    Ugh, I think I just realized I have too many domains. And I'm most of them in some way at least! http://www.usualsuspects.ca - not in use http://www.bigbackpack.ca - in use http://www.bbpphoto.com - in use http://www.NoCommonGround.com...
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