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Random thoughts, notions and assorted ramblings

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    Some people really need PowerPoint training ...

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    So ... I spent the better part of this evening working on 2 presentations that I am delivering for the first time next week. Of course, I usually try to find existing PPT decks and then customize them from there ... why reinvent the wheel, right? Usually...
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    KatrinaSafe.com -- Day's end

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    Well, we're close to calling it a night here at the Austin MTC. Everyone is tired and honestly, some nerves are beginning to wear thin. That happens when you have a bunch of type A personalities in a high stress situation crowded into a small room all...
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    KatrinaSafe - Waiting on test ...

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    Another day here in Austin with a lot of progress on KatrinaSafe.com. Right now, I'm waiting on test to approve the next push of the Smart Client application. We've added the functionality to allow case workers to match evacuees with the inquiries .....
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    HAL-PC C# SIG August Meeting and *VS.NET 2003 Raffle!*

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    I will be presenting an Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0 at HAL-PC's C# SIG August meeting on August 11 at 7:00 PM. On threat of lynching, I will make sure that all demos are in C# and that there is no VB to be found anywhere in the building! :-) Where...
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    Events on New Orleans and Baton Rouge ...

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    At the end of this month, I will be spending some time in South Louisiana and, in conjunction with Momentum , will be presenting as some free, open-to-all-who-come events in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. What will I be doing? A full day of cool techie...
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    New Version of Acrylic Available!

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    If you saw my previous post about Expression ( A Graphics Tool for the Graphically Challenged ) ... well, there is a new version of Expression (codenamed Acrylic) available now from http://www.microsoft.com/expression . It's a very, very cool tool...
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    HDNUG Christmas Party ...

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    HDNUG is trying something a little different this year. Instead of having their regular monthly meeting in December, they will be having a Christmas party for HDNUG members. Also, the HDNUG Christmas party will be on December 16th rather than their usual...
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    ADNUG/CACTUSS Presentation - Feb 15

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    For their February meetings, the Austin .NET User Group and the Capital Area & Central Texas Users of SQL Server will have a joint meeting at the Microsoft Austin office. This joint meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb 15 (CACTUSS' regular date)....
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    Installing the Express Versions

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    Well, this didn't happen when I first installed the Express Editions (Web Developer Express and SQL Server Express), but when building my demo image for the Express products using the bits downloaded from MSDN Subscriber Downloads, I ran into the same...
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    KatrinaSafe - We have our first matches!

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    It's an exciting time here right now. We just ran our preliminary matching code and found that we have 9 nearly perfect matches ... First Name, Last Name, and DOB. That's 9 folks found that were lost. I'm sorry ... but I'm about to cry here. This...
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    KatrinaSafe at PDC BOF Session

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    If you are going to the PDC, there will be a Birds of a Feather session that will talk about how technology can be used to respond to a disaster like Katrina. It's called "Katrina Relief through technology" and will be on Monday, September 12 at 7:00...
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    KatrinaSafe - End Game

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    For those of you that have been following, we released a new version of KatrinaSafe on Friday. We accomplished quite a bit on the web site from an architectural perspective that involved a great deal of refactoring, but little new functionality. The Smart...
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    Very, very scary stuff ...

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    According to EWeek, spyware researchers at Sunbelt Software, makers of CounterSpy, have discovered an apperent identity theft ring that uses spyware to hijack confidential data from users. He [Subelt President Alex Eckelberry] said the log files included...
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    A Graphics tool for the graphically challenged ...

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    Have you seen Microsoft Expression (Code Name Acrylic) ? If you haven't, you should really check it out. Certainly, it's not as powerful as PhotoShop, but it's a LOT simpler to use. Right now, there is an early beta available from the site ... with a...
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    In the quest for more speed ...

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    Always, always there is the quest for more speed from my computer. I admit it ... I'm impatient and I like to have a fast computer. What geek doesn't? So ... with that in mind, I went down the path of my yearly system upgrade. It's not as radical as...
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    Compuware and Microsoft present: Find Security Vulnerabilities in Your Applications Before Hackers Do

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    How does a buffer overrun work? What can I do to protect myself from SQL Injection? How do hackers exploit vulnerabilities? Please join Microsoft and Compuware for a comprehensive look at the answers to these questions. We will provide guidance on...
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    ASP.NET 2.0's Best Kept Secret?

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    I don't know ... maybe it is. What am I talking about? The Health Monitoring features of ASP.NET 2.0. It's one of the new services APIs that have been added into the ASP.NET runtime -- like membership, profiles, roles, etc -- and it's just there waiting to be used and/or extended. ...
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    Security Event Content: Dallas & Lafayette

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    Here's the content from the security events last week. Dallas Security Summit : Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle Lafayette TechSouth: Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle Secure Application Development Principles and Best Practices
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    Cool Whidbey Demos

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    http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/clr/bcl/demos/demos.aspx The CLR team (or, more specifically, the BCL team) has a bunch of really cool demos that showcase new functionality in Whidbey’s Base Class Library. The obligatory “Hello World”...
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    KatrinaSafe: 1 Year Later

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    It's funny ... today is, of course, 9/11 ... and the five year anniversary of the most horrific attack on the US since Pearl Harbor. Yet, as I look at my blog and it's history, it is also the day (only a year later) that I left Austin and signed off the...
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    Reinvigorating the Blog

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    Well, if anyone is still reading this, I'm quite surprised. I've not written in here for quite some time. There's been a lot going on, mostly personal that I won't go into here. Also, to be honest, I've had a hard time thinking of stuff that hasn't already...
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    Austin Interop Event

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    Six User Groups in Austin go together to do an event. What to talk about? Interoperabilty of course! It's the Austin Interop Event and it's all about interoperability between J2EE and .NET. So what's really cool about this? First, great speakers, with...
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    Austin Whidbey Express InstallFest

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    The Austin .NET User Group will be hosting a Whidbey InstallFest as a special event on Wednesday, August 18th at the Austin Microsoft Office (where ADNUG usually meets). We will be installing the Express versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005...
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    InstallFest Frequently Asked Questions

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    We heard a lot of questions over and over and over again at the Houston .NET User Group InstallFest. To try and save time, energy and my voice, I’m going to post some of the most common ones here, as well as links to more information. Can I install...
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    Houston Community Leaders Appreciation Night ...

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    Well, we had a “Community Leader Appreciation Night” for Houston last night ... we got a suite at Minute Maid Park, had hamburgers, hot dogs and beer and generally had a good time. It was great to hang out with a bunch of other geeks and watch...
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