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Only 30 HTML Style Tags and Not One More
All style tags after the first 30 style tags on an HTML page are not applied in Internet Explorer. http://support.microsoft.co... Seriously? It’s been a limitation since IE 4.0 so maybe it’s not as bad as I think it is. Interesting number though. You’d think it would be 32 or 64 or 65767, not 30. Maybe it really is 32 but 2 are used internally. Who knows. Just be aware ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:36 AM

HTPC - Windows Media PC – Step 3 – The Post Analysis
So, I’ve been using this Windows Media Center setup for a year now. Here are some random thoughts about it. The two TV Tuner Cards had to be placed side-by-side on the motherboard since that was the only configuration it allowed. They get very hot. I purchased an additional internal fan to help keep them cool. Every now and then if it needs to reboot while hot, I get a bluescreen during the boot process. I can only attribute it to heat since it boots fine if I let it cool off a while. (Very annoying ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:05 AM

HTPC - Windows Media PC – Step 2 – The Purchase
On July 21st I received a tweet on Twitter from Engadget pointing to an article entitled “Build a Blu-ray / TV Tuner-equipped HTPC for under $1,000” That day I essentially used the shopping list from that article to load my shopping cart on Newegg.com. I slept on it and finally completed the order the next day – July 22nd. No fancy shipping. (As a matter of fact most of the items had free shipping.) My boxes arrived on my doorstep last night – July 23rd. nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Steel HTPC 2000B ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2010 5:54 AM

HTPC - Windows Media PC – Step 1 – The Decision
For a long time we haven’t had any kind of paid television service at home. No cable, no satellite, nothing. We live in the St. Louis metro area so we get all the basic stuff over the air for free – all the major channels including PBS. That also means we don’t have any of the fancy gadgets – no HD receivers or monitors – and especially the DVR. One of those would be really handy around our house. When the digital transition happened, I just got one of the cheap boxes and put on the TV in the bedroom ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2010 5:53 AM

Microsoft’s Brian Goldfarb to Keynote #STLDODN
This year, for the first time, St. Louis Day of .NET is excited to have a major keynote address delivered to the conference. We are pleased to welcome Brian Goldfarb, Microsoft Director of Product Management for Developer Platforms to the stage on Friday, August 20, 2010. Most recently, Brian has been seen on stage at PDC 2009 with Scott Guthrie, demonstrating the Microsoft Silverlight 4 client for Facebook. He was heavily involved in MIX10 in Las Vegas, and spoke at the Open Source Business Conference ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:52 AM

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