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So today I had a nice surprise waiting in my inbox: I dove right in: A simple search for “coffee, Westport, Kansas City, MO” yields the following: Notice none of the businesses are highlighted in red, meaning that none of them are my “anchor” right now. This is where it gets interesting. After clicking on Oddly Correct Coffee Bar, the businesses shown ......

This handy MSDN blog post already details 8 (yes EIGHT) different ways to backup your SQL Azure Database. But the easiest technique of all, by scheduling a job using Windows Azure Mobile Services, isn’t even mentioned. Perhaps this is because WAMS is so new and still in Preview mode as of right now. This technique does not use a 3rd party and is 100% ......

Many of you probably already know this, but the Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 is now available: There’s several “Technology Improvements” in this release, including Easier customization of TFS columns in the backlog Kanban board Extended support of Windows Store unit testing Extended browser support of UI testing ASP.Net and Web Tools 2012.2 (Release ......

--------- UPDATE 12/06/2012--------- Note: this issue should now be fully resolved on Geeks with Blogs as of this morning (12/06/2012).Some interesting background: After installing the hotfix, IE10 would suddenly no longer login to GWB at all (!!!). So the patch initially made things worse! An additional fix was required to ensure IE10 would parse the ......

Today is my 10th business day working at Geeks with Blogs. I'm phrasing it in "business days" because Thanksgiving completely screwed up my mental days-at-my-new-job clock. Plus it just sounds geekier. In fact, now that I'm working here, I need to make an extra effort to be super geeky. Maybe even Uber. Here's my plan so far: Wear sandals to work. Check. ......

Preamble: The Homes for Hackers house in Kansas City had Google Fiber installed last Tuesday. We immediately saw hard-wired speeds of ~700mbps up and down. CRAZY fast. (screenshot courtesy of @mikedemarais from Threed.ee) I was talking with a colleague and both of us have no idea what to do with that much bandwidth. Then I received this text this morning: ......

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