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a web mail developer

September, 2004

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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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    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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    Writing Solid Code

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    I've just finished reading Writing Solid Code , which it seems everybody at Microsoft has and recommends. I think one of my past dev leads bought each of us on the team a copy. The odd thing is that it's having immediate effect. Maybe that's not odd,...
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    First Impressions on VoIP

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    K and I signed up for AT&T CallVantage voice over IP at our place and last week the D-Link DVG-1120M telephone adapter (TA) arrived. I spent some of the weekend integrating the thing into my home network. I run a Linksys wireless access point / router...
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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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    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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    Offended by a Robot

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    One of the sites I run on my home web server is my baby photoblog for my friends and relatives. I built it during the fantastic paternal leave Microsoft gives its employees (one month off at full pay!), and I am still actually really into it. I recently...
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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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    Are styles illegal on COL elements?

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    Consider the following HTML: IE displays the background color of the second column blue, but Firefox does not. My question for you CSS pros out there is: Is the background-color style not supported on COL elements? (or is there something I can do to make...
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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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