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    Don't Leave, Frans

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    So yesterday Frans Bouma posted his concern about weblogs.asp.net becoming less of a .NET community site and instead a pulpit for MS employees (as a result of all the GotDotNet bloggers moving here) and wondered if it's still appopriate to criticize Microsoft...
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    SportsML

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    I am kind of interested in applications of XML. To be sure, it was an interest in RSS which led me to write my random thoughts about things on this blog. Recently, I blogged an update about the MathML spec. I have heard of projects such as ChemML (CML...
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    GIMPS finds 40th known Mersenne Prime

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    From www.mersenne.org ... On November 17, 2003 Michael Shafer's computer found the 40th known Mersenne prime, 2 20,996,011 -1! This number "weighs in" at a whopping 6,320,430 decimal digits! This is also the largest known prime number, surpassing GIMPS...
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    InfiniteHoops.com and Google AdSense

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    I decided to sign up for Google AdSense and start serving content specific ads (in this case basketball specific) on my InfiniteHoops.com pickup basketball site. The Google team first reviewed the site and suggested that I push more content outside of...
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    Finance for Geeks

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    Eric Sink has another article on the business of software on MSDN. This time it's Finance for Geeks . Fantastic series. Good info for new software shops. I wish there was more about SourceGear's early days, decisions they made, problems they had, etc...
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    Newsweek Interviews Bill

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    Here's an interview of Bill by Newsweek's Steven Levy. A little bit of Longhorn vision, a little bit on security, a little bit on charity.
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    MathML Working Group Notes Published

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    From the W3C Weekly News - 16 November 2003 e-mailing: MathML Working Group Notes Published The Math Working Group has released "Units in MathML," "Structured Types in MathML 2.0" and "Bound Variables in MathML" as Working Group Notes. MathML is an XML...
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    The Business of Software Column

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    I hadn't checked out the MSDN column page in a while so I decided to hit it up and see what's new. I discovered a new column about the business of being a small software shop by Eric Sink (the non-legend), which I think is very interesting. I am interested...
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    InfiniteHoops.com -- the first month

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    My .NET authored site for pickup basketball has been up for just over five weeks now.  I have signed up 76 users and this number seems to have really plateau'd out.  I have added such features as RSS feed of the NBA news that I find interesting (which...
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    XBOX Wireless Adapter

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    Picked up the XBOX wireless adapter on Friday. Works very nicely. Setup was ok. It seems to work with WEP alright. I am also using MAC filtering and this didn't seem to work, although I am sure I have the correct MAC address specified. Anyhow, I had to...
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    Monitoring ASP.NET Applications

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    MSDN TV has a nice episode with Erik Olson talking about various perfmon counters you can use to monitor the health of your ASP.NET site.
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    InfiniteHoops.com -- the first week

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    My pick-up games and all things basketball web site - InfiniteHoops.com - has been up for just over a week now and I thought I would give a quick report on it.  In seven days time, I had signed up 55 unique logins or “players”, which I think...
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    InfiniteHoops.com

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    Today I announce my .NET authored site InfiniteHoops.com , which is a kind of sports scheduling engine.  It took a while to get all the pieces together to host this thing myself.  Pulled together new hardware, new code, domain, dns.  Now there's a Dell...
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    [OT] Quicksilver Review

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    I have been looking forward to the release of Neal's Stephenson's Quicksilver for some time. Now Amazon tells me it's on its way to my place, and in fact, Stephenson himself is making an appearance at Microsoft tomorrow. Anyhow, Slashdot has a review...
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    Class to convert HTML into XML -- SgmlReader

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    Handy. A class to convert HTML into XML. It's old, but news to me.
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    Creating a new web project at the root of your web server

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    Q. How do I create a new project at the root of my websever? A. In the New Project dialog, you should not choose the “ASP.NET Web Application“ template, but rather the “New Project In Existing Folder“ template and give it some...
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    Referrers page

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    The referrers page is really interesting, especially the URLs coming in from Google or Yahoo.  A while back, I wrote an entry on some trouble I was having setting up ASP.NET 1.1 on XP and the aspnet_regiis -i solution, and I am getting lots of hits for...
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    PocketFeed

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    I got my hands on a PocketPC Phone Edition recently with a spiffy unlimited data plan so promptly installed PocketFeed , which was recommended to me by Dustin Mihalik  in my comments.  Thanks Dustin.  Works pretty well when the connection is good.  If...
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    IWAM account is NOT granted the impersonate user right for ASP.NET 1.1 on a Win2K SP4

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    Ran into a strange “Access is denied” problem running a web project on a Win2K domain controller that uses impersonation.  The exception was coming from somewhere outside of my code and early.  Application_BeginRequest would fire, but it threw before...
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    Exchange related blogs

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    Scoble points to an Exchange related blog and in reading through it I find a link to another one.  There's a couple OWA tips listed which is very cool. http://hellomate.typepad.com/exchange/index.rdf http://www.exchangetrainer.com/exchangetrainerrss...
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    Radiohead

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    Hurray!  Got tickets for Radiohead tomorrow night in Seattle (well not Seattle, Auburn, suburb, whatever).
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    Viewing one page without having to be forms authenticated (the registration page case)

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    Q .  How do I remove an individual page from having to be forms authenticated to view it?  I don't want to reorganize my site to have a wide open directory containing only one page.  I just want this one page accessible.  It is a registration page for...
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    Word-wrap in Visual Studio

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    If you're like me, you heard about word-wrap in Visual Studio and weren't impressed.  Maybe you read this article , or maybe you watched this MSDN TV episode .  But you could not see a use for it.  You're detail oriented.  You take pains to format your...
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    Setting VDir authentication method with web setup project

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    How does one set the vdir authentication methods in a VS web setup and deployment project?  Basically, I would like to turn off anon and windows integrated and turn on basic auth with my setup.  I hope I don't need a custom action for this.  Looking for...
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    Hubble Mars Pics

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    Space.com has some pictures of Mars taken by Hubble this week.  K and I checked out the real thing last night.  The sky was perfect for it, but doesn't look like people up in Seattle will be able to see it tonight.
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