Kevin W. Hammond

Developer Evangelist

January, 2004

  • Kevin W. Hammond

    Setting up the Nano Cube

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    If you read my earlier post, Finding Nemo and Customer Service , then you know that I’m setting up a nano reef. Well, today’s our first day back from vacation and visiting family, and I’m making good on my promise to my daughter. We...
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    Left Lane Law (aka. one of the most stupid new laws of 2004)

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    Left Lane Law - While traveling on an interstate highway, a vehicle may not be driven in the left lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle. This prohibition does not apply to authorized emergency vehicles while engaged in official duties...
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    Configuring IIS6 for Team Development

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    I started this paper a while ago and simply haven’t had the chance to buff ‘n polish it for publication. However, enough people within Microsoft have derived value from it that I thought posting it here may allow the general public to derive...
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    Livestock introduced to the Nano Cube

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    The Nano Cube cycled nicely – complete with measurable ammonia and nitrite spikes – and stabilized in just over a week, though it did require some addition of pH buffer to raise the pH. After the water tested out great at the local fish store...
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    I'm no terrorist, but I do like my cigar even when we're on Orange alert

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    I was stopped at about 12:30AM this morning by the Winnetka police as I unwittingly turned off the main road that runs from the north side of Chicago up through Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka and beyond, and onto a little dead-end road that...
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    Do I really need to know XAML?

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    Is it really necessary that I learn to program in XAML, or can I safely rely upon tooling to handle the dirty work for me? In the world of WYSIWYG form designers, is it really necessary that I understand the language beneath the form? For example, if...
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    Bring back the Acrobat 5.0 interface

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    Am I the only one who finds the Acrobat 6.0 interface to be somewhat alien in the world of the Windows desktop? Acrobat 5.0 felt much more like a native Windows application. Acrobat 6.0 feels like something I’d get with a Java application trying...
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    TheServerSide.NET

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    The folks who brought us TheServerSide.COM , one of the strongest Java community sites on the web have just brought us TheServerSide.NET ! I’ve found TheServerSide.COM to be full of useful information for Java and look forward to similar great content...
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    Why is Scoble sending me Junk Mail?

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    Consistently, Outlook 2003 treats some of Scoble’s posts as Junk Mail. Actually, I find it kind of cool that the integration between NewsGator and Outlook 2003 allows for Outlook’s Junk Mail filters to kick in. Now to figure out if these posts...
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