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So I was talking to our COO today - and I mentioned some difficulties we' ve had in finding new notebooks that fit our requirements. Like a lot of companies, we don't want to move to Vista. We bought a couple Vista machines (Vaio's) and they pretty much suck out loud. So we decided to stick with XP Pro. And a couple of us who actually set up the new ......

When a web host goes bad. I've totally lost faith in WebHost4Life. I've been with the service for a few years now and I was comfortable with their performance level - namely that they would have occasional downtime, the tech support wouldn't be spectacular and they would probably cram more sites on each server than passengers on the Calcutta Express. ......

Smokers will get the title. Not that I'm a smoker - I'm just particularly well read. I have a theory - well, it's not really a theory - it's more of an idea. Theories have premises and at least some anecdotal evidence. Theories are like the hearings of science. You state your case and see if there's enough evidence to go ahead with a trial. Except in ......

You might hit a user group. And this Thursday the newest one hits - Chip Lemmon's New Jersey User Experience (NJUX). The groups I attend on a semi-regular basis include the .Net group out of the Microsoft Iselin office, the .Net group out of the SetFocus office and the SQL group out of the SetFocus office. The general theme among most groups is everything ......

Untitled Page This is what my wife told me this morning. She told me this after I was instructed not to use my laptop on my lap. Which is okay for her to do, I guess, because she's a woman. And there's less to, damage, down there. She can be kind of a nag sometimes. 'Rob - don't drive 90 mile per hour.' 'Rob - wear your seatbelt.' 'Rob - be careful ......

Although I have a (self imposed) long list of to-do's for a client's site, I've had a gnarly Firefox issue in the back of my mind for a while now. I wrote a picture gallery application - thumbnails on the side, larger space in the center - click on a thumbnail and get the larger version in the center. Unless yer using Firefox. I used an asp:ImageButton ......

I'm in the job market, and unlike in years past, I'm actually busy weeding thru e-mails, telephone calls and scheduling interview after interview. What the hell is going on here? And these interviews are going on for over 3 hours! Seriously, this is cutting into valuable nap time. I was at an interview this morning for over 4, count'em, 4 hours. Unfortunately ......

Hello. Welcome. Hey. Nice to see you. An informal beginning to a suitably informal activity. And not a very interesting first post. I am a computer programmer who practices web development. And I've never had a proper presence on the web. So I'm taking some steps to fill that hole. No, I don't always write in such short sentences. No, I'm not trying ......

I have a sister in law. She's a pretty nice person. She's a doctor who works in a hospital. Apparently there's this software system in the hospital that doctor's use to prescibe medication. She can't use it. Because her name has an Irish spelling. In other words, her last name has an apostrophe. You know, like Paddy O'Drinksalot. Or Seamus O'Beatwife. ......

I think my first posting with this title was so good I'm going to continue the thread as a whole category. I'll hide names to protect the guilty, but I've heard or seen a few more examples of bizarre programming that make me twitch. I'd love to get some more feed back - so feel free to commiserate or share. There's one last point, which is, as absurd ......

Search Engine Optimization A cursory search using the term Search Engine Optimization turned up the topic of sitemaps – and one link I followed went to a tutorial on www.seochat.com entitled, Put Your Site on the Map with Google Sitemaps (written by Dan Wellman). I learned that sitemaps are simple xml files that basically lay out a map of your site ......

Don XML must be right when he says there's a strong developer community in NJ because these days you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a user group. And if you happen to be swinging a dead cat in the Berkeley Heights area you might hit Chip Lemmon's new group. Chip has been itching for months to start a user group and it looks like he's ready to ......

I should have posted this news earlier, like when I accepted a job offer three weeks ago, but I've been busy - so technically this is old news. With two weeks spent at a new job it's official - I'm off the bench and back to work. It was an interesting job search. The market for .Net developers seems to be very good (I can't speak for other programming ......

Just saw registration opened up for New Jersey Code Camp - Part Trois. Check out www.njcodecamp.org for details. If you haven't heard of this little phenomenon - it's an all day event put on for developers, by developers. Code Camps are great opportunities for developers to get together and learn from each other. It's not your standard INETA or Microsoft ......

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Sep 06
Here's a tip that will likely serve no good purpose to anyone. In Visual Studio if you highlight a file in the Solution Explorer panel and drag it to an active display code file it creates an html hyperlink. This is the kind of thing that probably falls into the category of basic VS knowledge, but like most people I never read the manual so it feels ......

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