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OMG, a new lesson! Will wonders never cease? So I ran into an interesting issue setting up a WCF service to consume an MSMQ queue. I won't bother you with the details of how to actually build a WCF/MSMQ service; there are plenty of tutorials on the subject. I want to share with you an interesting error that I ran into and the surprisingly simple fix. ......

I just bought an awesome geek mug and thought I'd share:

Computer: Tea. Earl Gray. Hot.

 

You can get it too, if you head over to Cafe Press.

 

 

 



So, by now you've probably heard of the Windows Azure news coming out of PDC; it's rather hard to avoid the media blitz. It looks useful. Being able to easily deploy and scale services would be a big help, frankly -- if I could ever convince the Kool-aid drinking anti-PC Penguinistas that control our network to agree to such a system. Snowball's chance. ......

So it turns out I'm a PC. Are you?

I've been having trouble getting into this whole I'm a PC thing. I am a PC.

But I'm also a Mac and a Penguin.



If you are looking for a new fantasy novel / series, look no further than The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I won't bother you with a complete review; that's not the purpose of this post. But I will tell you that it's a well crafted novel and well worth the read. If you haven't read the book, this post will make little sense to you, so go buy ......

Normally I very much agree with the things Jeff Atwood has to say. In the case of this post, however, I must take issue. What begins with a decent intro into the concept of deadlocks eventually ends with Jeff deciding to use the NOLOCK table hint to allow dirty reads of a table that had been locked by an update statement. He concludes with a complaint ......

Ok, imagine the following situation: You are a developer and you want to keep up with the latest technology, so you update Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1, installing .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 as part of the update. You then proceed to continue with your ASP.NET application, building a nice neat AJAXy application. Everything works fine on your ......

I had thought I would do my first Lesson Learned about my control for the upcoming Silverlight Contest, but recent events changed my mind. A phrase has been bandied about alot at work lately, a phrase we've all heard and uttered in one form or another at least once in our software careers. It exists in numerous variations, but essentially boils down ......

In case you haven't heard, there's a programming contest going on. It's the Silverlight Control Builder Contest and you've still got time to play for fabulous prizes and the awe of your fellow geeks! I'm gonna enter. Are you? Wait, you haven't had the chance to mess around with Silverlight? Neither have I! Won't it be fun ......

And here it is. Another blog. Seems like everyone has one these days. Except me. ...Until now. So yeah, I've finally decided to enter the blogosphere, whatever that is. It's not like there's anything roundish about the folks who write blogs. Except maybe near the belly. Ahem. Where was I? Oh, yes, blogging. So yeah, I'm blogging now. Mostly this blog ......

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