Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

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    The ultimate CMS (Content Management Server) resource list...

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    ... is on Stefan Goßner 's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/stefan_gossner/articles/271524.aspx .
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    Seattle is a Bloggers Mecca

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    Thanks to Walt Ritscher for letting me know about tonight's blogger meeting and giving me a ride there and back. The event itself was geeky beyond belief - when I got there two guys were sharing a OneNote document on their tablets over the wireless network...
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    Human Workflow Services (HWS) - Just say no

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    In my Biztalk projects, I had several scenarios which sounded like a great fit for HWS. I spent a fair amount of time and effort but could never get HWS to cooperate. After a while I just gave up on it and advised customers to use standard Biztalk orchestrations...
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    Alphabet Soup, or: I'm joining the MCS COE APC AOS

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    I recently joined the Microsoft Consulting Services Center of Excellence, Application Platform Core Area of Specialization (or MCS COE APC AOS for short, or huh? for shorter). So, what is it? Lets drill down a bit: Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS)...
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    Back at Redmond

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    I'm at the Microsoft campus for a week of training. God I love this place... I really need to visit more often. I've got some old friends to catch up with, but I'm also hoping to meet some new ones. Are there any interesting blogger/geek/whatever dinners...
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    [OT] The ultimate BackDoor

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    While browsing a slashdot article (" Programmer Built Vote-Rigging Demo for Florida Politician ") I found a link to this brilliant backdoor : Ken Thompson 's 1983 Turing Award lecture to the ACM revealed the existence of a back door in early Unix versions...
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    האם משתמשים אוהבים לראות הודעות בשפות שאינם אנגלית?

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    אני בדעה שלא כדאי להציג כברירת מחדל הודעות שאינם באנגלית בדף הבית. הודעה זו מעניינת אולי 1% מהקוראים ושמשמשת כ"רעש" לשאר האוכלוסייה. אם כל ההודעות באתר זה היו מתחלקות שווה בשווה בין אנגלית, עברית, רוסית, סינית וצרפתית אז לפי חשבון פשוט רק כ-20% מההודעות...
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    The Infopath presentation to the .Net Architects User Group Rocked!

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    Last night was lots of fun. I delivered a 2 hour InfoPath presentation to the Israeli .Net Architects user group. This was my first time in front of this particular UG, and they are a pretty sharp bunch who were very interactive with questions and comments...
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    .Net Deep Dive wrap-up

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    Yesterday's ".Net Deep Dive" day at Microsoft Israel was a huge success. Over 1600 developers came to the event to hear about advanced development topics such as Agile/TDD and Production Time Debugging . Both of Royo 's lectures were packed , with people...
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    Geek Dinner - 11.28 - Tel Aviv

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    Kudos to Royo for arranging another Geek Dinner for the Israeli community. This time it is with an extra-special guest speaker - me! Time: 11.28.04, 9:45pm Location: The kosher El Gaucho Tel Aviv see Royo's invitation for more info.
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    Sucked into a black hole...

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    I have been neglecting my blog lately due to an insane project I got sucked into... Compressing 12 man weeks of work into 4 calendar weeks is harder than it sounds. I managed it though, and yesterday I handed off the final deliverable to the customer...
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    BlogWave wish list

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    Everyone's top request for the next version of BlogWave is support for authenticating proxies such as ISA Server. Rest assured that the next version *will* address this. Is there any interest in supporting enclosures? If so, please drop me a msg with...
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    [OT] Get Brains?

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    I dare you not to smile: NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials were red-faced on Friday after they discovered that clothing ads on city buses that appeared to promote reading suggested a love of books could be rewarded with oral sex. The advertisements...
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    Sharepoint Studies Roadmap

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    Gregory MacBeth recently posted an exhaustive 28-step roadmap for wannabe Sharepoint developers. IMHO some of the topics there aren't really required for Sharepoint development per-se (UML? UIP Application Block?) but the list is detailed and definitely...
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    BlogWave Update - Beta 1.5 released

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    This is a minor update which includes several bug-fixes, mostly in the WSS Adapter. See the change log for more details......
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    [OT] Coke takes over parts of the brain that Pepsi can't reach

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    I found this article fascinating... Official: Coke takes over parts of the brain that Pepsi can't reach An excerpt: Simply looking at a person's brain scan, the scientists were able to predict which soft drink the individual concerned was likely to prefer...
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    TaskSwitchXP = Sweet!

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    I just installed TaskSwitchXP and it is awesome ! This cool utility replaces the default vanilla Alt-Tab window with a snazzy preview including application thumbnails. It is especially useful when there are multiple windows of the same type open, such...
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    Loading XML data into your Infopath form with IXMLDOMDocument.ImportDom

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    This isn't a very common scenario, but every now and then the need arises to programmatically populate an Infopath form (from scratch) with data. After preparing the data in the required schema, my first thought was to do a simple “ ThisXDocument.DOM...
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    [OT] One of these links is not like the others...

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    I was googling "HL7" (for anyone lucky enough not to need to know: it is a healthcare-related interface format) and noticed the following targetted ads... Can you spot the odd link? All Things HL7 Tools, Consulting, and Training. Your source for HL7 solutions...
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    Updated Outlook Calendar Adapter for Blogwave Beta 1

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    Proving once again that Resistance Is Futile *, TristanK updates his Outlook Calender Adapter to support beta1 of BlogWave mere hours after it is released. And he even added a slick(er) new interface and an icon!
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    BlogWave Beta 1 - Released!

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    This took a while longer than expected due to some personal/family matters which have been consuming my free time lately... But enough about me! This release focused on improving the overall quality, with lots of tightening and tweaking in both the code and the UI. It is the first release which I feel good enough about to label as a beta. BlogWave v0.99.1 (Beta 1) Last Updated: 9/26/2004 Download Link: http://www.addysanto.com/blog/blogwave/blogwave_vB1.zip (522K) ...
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    The internet is growing... but Google isn't?

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    Someone over at http://www.anderoid.com/~seander/archives/000111.html noticed a very interesting trend: Google's index should be growing exponentially to keep up with the growing size of the web. Google's main page indicates that it searches 4,285,199...
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    Accessing WSS Document Libraries

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    I ran across this summary table comparing the four methods of accessing WSS content... This is documented but I hadn't seen it brought together so nicely. Kudos to whoever wrote it (if anyone knows where this came from, let me know so I can credit the...
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    TristanK's Outlook Calendar Adapter 1.1 for Blogwave

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    Tristan posted an improved version of his Outlook Calendar Adapter for Blogwave: Major New Features: Prettier icon, using the BlogWave Dynamic Wave Device*. Minor New Features : Ability to pick a specific calendar folder to publish. This is cool for many...
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    Why doesn't InfoPath tell us who is the current user? Turns out there is a good reason...

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    This is a question I have often asked, and been asked by virtually every customer I have worked with: Infopath's User object includes the following two methods: IsCurrentUser(domain\username) returns True if the current(ly logged in) user matches the...
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