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    Blog Paging via T-SQL Stored Proc

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    It's around two a.m. on a Sunday morning. I am finishing off a bowl of Frankenberry after completing some work to incorporate paging into my photoblog site. At first I thought I'd handle the paging at the application level and just do a simple query and...
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    Reasons Why You Should Not Introduce Your Parents to IM

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    They will ask you every time you change your display name. -- “What does ‘t-money’ mean?” They will talk to you every time you sign into your computer. They likely only have you and one or two others on their contact list so a toast saying you just signed...
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    A Few Interesting System.Drawing Posts

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    Here are a few posts on some fun stuff in System.Drawing that I found interesting. The first is a follow up to Omar Shahine's earlier post on a perf tip loading an Image from a Stream. The second I forgot to flag for follow up, but RSS Bandit has a nice...
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    Web Sites I Can't Live Without

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    Scott Mitchell asks on his blog what are the sites you can't live without. Here's mine: Outlook Web Access - my e-mail Google CNN / MSNBC / BBC News (I am a kind of a news junkie) Gizmodo / Engadget NBA.com Baby photo sites of my kid and my niece For...
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    XP SP2 and .NET 1.1 SP1

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    With all the articles and blog entries about these two recent service packs I was wondering if I would see anything interesting when I installed them on my laptop and home web server. The answer is no. Everything just works. My sites continue to chug...
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    Sink on the Micro-ISV

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    Eric Sink has a new Business of Software on the Micro-ISV (one person ISV) and is running a micro-ISV experiment to sell a winnable solitaire program. Eric says he will disclosure sales figures in future blog entries or columns. Should be interesting...
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    Totoro

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    We watched Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro last night. It's a story of two young girls with a hospitalized mother and a working father who move to a new neighborhood and discover the gigantic Totoro living under a nearby tree. Don't know how to explain...
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    Insomnia Leads to XFN Participation

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    Just set up a block on this site with some links from my opml file with XFN rel attributes, then I posted my URL on www.rubhub.com to get crawled. I wonder where this standard/proposal will go. Possibly nowhere, but it might be interesting to have RubHub...
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    Discovered XFN

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    I find XFN (XHTML Friends Network) via Tantek . What it is... XFN outlines the relationships between individuals by defining a small set of values that describe personal relationships. In HTML and XHTML documents, these are given as values for the rel...
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    Seeking CSS Opinions

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    Not quite sure what the "correct" behavior should be in the HTML below. What cursor would you expect to get when you mouse over the TD and why? <html> <style> TABLE.tbl1 TD { cursor:hand; } TD.td1 { cursor:move; } </style> <body>...
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    Red Whittaker Visits Microsoft

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    Dr. William "Red" Whittaker of CMU visited the research room at Microsoft today to talk a bit about Sandstorm, the robotic Humvee , and the Grand Challenge . In robotics, there are of two schools of thought in making mobile robots. There's a top down...
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    "What's on Your USB Keychain?"

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    In the spirit of Apple's old "What's on your PowerBook?" ads or even Gizmodo's "What's in your Gadget Bag?, I ask you what's on your USB drive keychain. Having just popped mine in after some months, I am surprised to find: a C# source file to screen scrape...
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    OWA Theme Fun

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    Nino Bilic provides the cool images and css for the OWA XBOX theme in a recent entry on the Exchange blog. Back in early 2003 when we were finishing up development on the product and many mailboxes at Microsoft were dogfooding our bits, OWA dev decided...
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    US & Iraq Opening Ceremonies Photo

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    I came across this photo of the US and Iraqi Olympic delegations at the opening ceremonies via this blog . Thought it was cool and interesting enough to share. Spending most of the weekend watching Olympic coverage. USA basketball comes on in a second...
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    Grandpa and Tech

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    The other weekend the man who begat mom who begat Tosh stopped by for a visit. Yes, Grandpa might be considered the 78 year old clone of myself in some ways, but when it comes to computer technology he was never current. I was trying to explain the TextAmerica...
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    "That's no moon..." Cassini Photographs the Death Star

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    via Engadget -- http://www.engadget.com/entry/1884557355723102/
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    HtmlEncode(string, TextWriter)

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    A friend pointed out the overload of HttpUtility.HtmlEncode today that I hadn't played with yet. No doubt every ASP developer has played with the version that takes in a string and returns the Html encoded string. This one will take a string and output...
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    KITT for Sale

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    Boing Boing reports that one of the original Knight Rider cars is for sale on EBay , complete with the scanning lights in the grill and external speakers that make that scanning sound. You know the sound. I was always an A-Team kid myself. If that black...
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    More Fun with Images (or System.Drawing Redux)

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    It’s high time I wrote another little piece on what I have been programming in my spare time. I mentioned before that I have been playing with digital photos, extracting EXIF dates with Omar’s photo library (very handy) and posting them to...
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    Isaac Hayes' Three Laws of Robotics

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    Some guy Shane posted “Isaac Hayes' 3 Laws of Robotics“ as a comment to this blog entry on Engadget . I laughed out loud. A robot must risk his neck for his brother man, and may not cop out when there's danger all about. A robot must...
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    Portable Media Center Players

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    All the gadget sites are talking about Amazon accepting pre-orders for these portable media center (PMC) devices . These are little hard drive based players that you can view recorded tv on (as well as pictures and listen to music). Both players offered...
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    New MSN Search

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    Sweet. MSN Search has a new release . Looks good too without all that clutter in my opinion. Searching for myself seems to produce the same results I would find on another site. Here's more info . This comes my way via Engadget . They have a comparison...
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    Seattle Times -- Bill Gates as Chief Blogging Officer ???

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    Seattle Times has a piece indicating that BillG might start a weblog of his own. Wouldn't that be cool.
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    Office Space Wars

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    Here is a parody of Office Space set in the Star Wars universe so you know, Darth Vader as Lumbergh and Jar-Jar as Milton. Funny stuff. http://www.public.asu.edu/~tiantang/share/OfficeSpaceWars.wmv
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    Image APIs

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    I have the opportunity to take lots and lots of pictures these days and share them with family and friends. You can guess why, but I am reluctant to be as open with my private life as say KC and David . Anyhow I decided to create a photoblog for our relatives...
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