Phil Wheat's Knowledge Matters

This blog started out as "Developing SharePoint" but has expanded outside of that exclusive domain to a number of other areas concerning Knowledge and the various forms and representations it can take.

June, 2008

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About Phil Wheat

Formerly "Developing SharePoint", I'm reworking my blog to find a way to cover the increasing number of topics that I end up being asked about.  My core interest remains in Knowledge Management, but the more knowledge we gather and put in an actionable form, the more I get called on to comment on DOING something with that knowledge.  Thus my quest to redefine the blog and pull a common thread through the topics.

 And we'll have a Unified Field Theory any day now as well...

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    Are you a SysInternals Fan?

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    If you are (I know I am) then you'll be happy to know that there's now a single location to go for all of the SysInternals tools.  It doesn't look like there's new versions of them all, but there's at least now just one location to go looking for...
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    OK, now THIS is cool

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    If you're old like me and remember Memeograph machines, this should be something interesting.  And if you're a spring chicken and don't - look at what your elders had to put up with in school (at least on a smaller scale.) http://cephaloprint.olympe...
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    Austin Innovation Camp this weekend!

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    I'll definitely be there - and I'm probably bringing the robot kit.  You can find information about where and when at http://innovationcamp.pbwiki.com/ - don't forget to vote for or create a session!  There are four tracks, and right now it...
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    Are you intelligent?

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    Just checking - yesterday was Alan Turing's birthday!  I missed it with all the other stuff going on, but it's a cool thing to think about. I spent a lot of years considering Turing tests and such, so it's interesting to see the day come by. ...
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    Zombie time

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    Looks like " Left 4 Dead " now has a release date.  I think I'm going to have a busy fall.  With Spore coming in during September, and a number of other games finally releasing in the fall, I'm going to have to be pretty aggressive...
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    Found it!

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    When I was back in undegrad in Aeronautical Engineering, one of the professors at my campus had a great little car.  I finally found it (I think) at the Tiny-Cars post on haha.nu! This was the coolest thing ever, as it was as long as a regular car...
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    If you're into design

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    This may be your washbasin.  One of the reasons I'm into TechShop is that I would be able to make stuff like this for my wife without paying the huge "cool" premium that these guys tend to command!
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    Playing the software game

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    I found an interesting audiocast on IT Conversations   (as a quick note, this is also where the famous Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror and Joel Spolsky now host their Webcast - Stack Overflow .)  The audiocast was about the fact that cellular telephones...
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    Architecting for Internet Scale and Usability

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    With all the fun we've been having lately - I just wanted to post a pointer to the last ArcReady event we hosted.  Architecting for Scalable and Usable Web applications.  Twitter , are you working on it?  I've been a fan since last year...
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    Ran out of time today

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    I had meant to put up a show today on the Semantic Web meeting last week.  Michelle , and GeekAustin have both had some great coverage (I even saw Silona there, but didn't get to chat with her), but I wanted to make a few comments myself.  Hopefully...
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    The best tool for teaching programming

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    I get asked the question "What is the best tool for teaching programming to young kids?" a lot.  My answer (and not just for young kids, but for adults who haven't programmed before) is just about always - a set of RoboRalley !  Why...
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    SharePoint Extensions For Visual Studio 2008

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    I'm lagging here a bit, but I did want to point over to the release a couple of weeks ago of the VS2K8 version of the SharePoint 2007 Extensions.  I'd already noted the documentation which was released with the VS2K5 version, but you can find the...
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    Upcoming IEEE Wireless Hive Networking conference here in Austin

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    Just got word on this - looks to be very interesting and a great topic for a couple of months before Maker Faire - hopefully everyone can will get excited and we can see the "Connected environment" start coming together around the area! ...
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    Robotics Mediacast

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    If you've been following the Robotics Studio stuff, I've just caught up on a series of Robotics Mediacasts that I'd found.  There are some nice things going on there around Robotics as an industry - but it seems they finished their run for now in...
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    More Mediacasts

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    I also found the TED talks I keep hearing about.  I have a bit of a mixed opinion on them - about half are great, and half are... well not what I'd expect.  I love the guys talking about changing the word, but not so interested in the guys juggling...
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    Since I'm on Mediacasts

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    One of the mediacasts that's making me try to work in WorldCon in Denver again (Can I do 3 whole months on the road?  But it would be interesting to be in Denver NOT for a contract) is Escape Pod .  Escape Pod is audio editions of various short...
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    Speeding up Vista boots

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    Catching up on posts, and saw that Bryant Likes (over at my former company, Avanade) had picked up on an easy way to tell Vista to use multiple cores even through the boot cycle (for edge cases, it only uses one until it gets things up an rolling.) ...
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    A quick tweak here and there

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    As you may notice, I fixed my archives column being... Less than left justified. :-)  If you're running the EBE, note that all you have to do is go into the Monthcount.xsl for the theme of your choice, and then add a wrapper around the row template...
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    Now THERE's someone doing some productive work with Robotics Studio!

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    Angel Lopez was pointed out to me as someone who's really gotten into Robotics Studio. I went to check his blog at http://ajlopez.wordpress.com/2008/06/22/distributed-agents-and-fractals-using-dssvpl/ and was incredibly impressed. He's not only put together...
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    Red Food Coloring and Karo Syrup

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    When I read "If Chins could Kill" by Bruce Campbell, one of the things I found out was his lust for Red Food Coloring and Karo Syrup.  It's in several of the chapters and is a great metaphor for simulating those things that are too distasteful...
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    Virtual Worlds

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    With Dave Bost's Virtual CodeFest sessions and the work that Zain Nabulsi's been doing on Second Life, I thought I'd make a couple of comments on Virtual Worlds and some of the things I've seen through their evolution.  So Show #11 is about where...
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    The data source control failed to execute the update command

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    Just had a question about getting this error when working with a Data View in SharePoint 2007.  The person was doing everything right to do CRUD on a SQL table, but was getting the above error on update.  The mechanism itself is very appealing...
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    AppDev is doing some cool things.

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    I'm probably one of the last to note it, but AppDev.com is offering one free training CD-ROM.  I've seen people do it, and always love to get some additional items, but if you check out what they've got, it gets even better.  They offer both...
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    OK, maybe they're not as evil as I said last week.

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    I still have to wait until Wednesday but, the SporePedia is now up.  Just seeing the different creatures is enough to get my attention, but I found a nice tip on the side - "How do you see one of these Creatures in your Spore Creature Creator...
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    Silverlight Image Search

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    One of my team, Jared Bienz, has just finished up a great video on using Silverlight (and LINQ, which comes with Silverlight 2) to create a nice Image Search application.  We've talked a bit about how much can be done in 24 hours at HackDays, but...
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