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SharePoint Custom Web Parts from Cheers (The TV Show)
So there I was -- another day of writing slick AJAXified custom SharePoint web parts. This was a simple one. A series of dropdowns that cause subsequent dropdowns to be re-populated with increasingly restrictive data. Planet Continent Country etc. But, when I changed the planet choice to be "Earth" the continent choice DID populate with the continents on earth but it caused a complete page round trip -- not the smooth AJAXified action I expected. Plus, my UpdateProgress panel wasn't being displayed ......

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:49 PM

Duplicate GUID Encountered?
My friend Todd Kitta and I were having a discussion on GUIDs. He said that one day he compared the number of possible GUIDs to the number of grains of sand estimated to be on all the beaches on the earth. Number of GUIDs 340,282,366,920,938,463,463... * Grains of sand 75,000,000,000,000,000,000 * I guess that's why we don't typically put in error checking to detect duplicate GUIDs. It hasn't yet, but if it can happen, it'll happen to me. Technorati Tags: Programming * Numbers ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:51 PM

Midwest User Group tries Open Space Technology
The June 30th meeting of St. Louis .NET User Group tried something new -- a meeting following the Open Space Technology. OST is a method of running meetings of groups of any size. Essentially, it's a self-organizing process where the attendees construct the agenda and schedule DURING the meeting itself. How can this be? There's no way this would work. Chaos I say! Well, we did it and I think it worked out quite well. For those new to the idea, here's a quick outline of what we did. Everyone showed ......

Posted On Sunday, July 6, 2008 10:29 PM

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