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INauseous() Shawn Cicoria - Solution Architect, Craftsman and Artisan - INauseous() - Main Blog Here: www.Cicoria.com August 2006 Entries
Just Vista Capable? Why not Vista Premium?
Choose an Inspiron Notebook. This is disappointing. Been waiting for the Merom (Core 2 Duo for Notebooks) to come out and Dell has em. Only problem is they’re not Vista Premium (full Aero experience). I don’t get it. You put all that power into a machine and it’s not possible to qualify as Vista Premium? I think this is a typo or they just don’t have their marketing together. The machine that I looked at has a 256MB ATI card (which is actually part of AMD now). Aero should ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 29, 2006 1:35 PM

SQL Dependancy Cache Support with 2005
With SQL 2005 & ASP.NET 2.0 Microsoft added a great feature that provides a non-polling cache invalidation mechanism. Then there’s the non-polling capability too. Generally, with the polling method, you need to run a few setup steps to extend the table you’ll be polling with a trigger. Then, the framework itself, using configuration file settings polls the table (stub table not the original) for changes. However, with SQL 2005, the framework leverages Service Broker and notification ......

Posted On Sunday, August 27, 2006 11:46 PM

Toshiba MP3 Filing.
OET List Exhibits Report. Well, it’s coming zune… Cool feature called “DJ” – you can send music realtime to up to 4 or 5 devices for immediate play. Also confirms WiFi configuration, etc. ......

Posted On Sunday, August 27, 2006 11:21 PM

Consuming RSS From a WCF service using POX encoding and a WPF Client
In the continued interest of those working with POX (Plain Old XML over Http), here’s an article in the Windows SDK “Beta” documentation on how to read RSS via WCF, with code. Beware that the link may change as the SDK get’s to RTM, but if you search the SDK documentation for the text “RSS WCF POX” you should come up with the link/code. Consuming RSS From a WCF service using POX encoding and a WPF Client ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 8, 2006 6:52 AM

FIOS Is here!!!
Today, the Verizon installer got FIOS up & running at my home. So far, for $35/month (compared to $50/mo. with my previous provider) the upstream is right @ 10Mbit/sec and downstream 1.9Mbit/sec. This is about a 25% increase compared to my previous provider. Now, I may have had better throughput with the old provider if I had upgraded my Cable Modem to a DOCSIS 2.0 version. I had an old SB4100 that’s been around for 5+ years. Could’ve been the bottleneck. Don’t know, and don’t ......

Posted On Monday, August 7, 2006 2:35 PM

POX - Plain old Xml in WCF
For those of you working with simple Xml over Http services, WCF has support for what’s called POX (Plain Old Xml) as part of the July CTP. This question comes up many times when I talk to both architects and developers. Many point to the fact that they either have very simple services running for some time or all they need is an Xml payload to be serviced on a request/response exchange pattern over Http. With WCF and POX support, you now have the ability to work with that pattern either with ......

Posted On Monday, August 7, 2006 9:34 AM

Sandcastle Document Generation for .NET - NDoc is no more...

NDoc has gone legacy.  Sandcastle is here to pick up for .NET 2.0

Download details: Sandcastle.

Posted On Saturday, August 5, 2006 2:44 PM

Running UNIX applications on Windows...
uwin/uwin.mm mm document. The UWIN package allows UNIX applications to be built and run on Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95 with few, if any, changes necessary. UWIN source and binaries are available under the open source Common Public License 1.0 at AT&T AST/UWIN open source downloads. UWIN contains: Libraries that emulate a UNIX environment by implementing the UNIX Application Programming Interface (API) Include files and development tools such as cc(1), yacc(1), lex(1), and make(1). ksh(1) (the ......

Posted On Thursday, August 3, 2006 8:17 AM

Kirk Allen Evans' Blog : Why Can't I Find a List of Zip Codes, Cities, and States?
Kirk Allen Evans' Blog : Why Can't I Find a List of Zip Codes, Cities, and States?. Kirk, who’s part of the team that I just joined @ Microsoft (that’s another story…) has a post on Zip Code lookup and interaction. There’s a number of comments on how to get the data and a few good pointers: USPS as an API http://www.usps.com/webtool... Zip code DB http://sourceforge.net/proj... Yahoo Geo Coding API http://developer.yahoo.com/... The ......

Posted On Thursday, August 3, 2006 7:03 AM

Microsoft Codename Max
Microsoft Codename Max. This just showed up… Microsoft® Codename Max is your opportunity to try a new, exciting and constantly evolving experience from Microsoft. Today Max lets you make beautiful photo slideshows to share with your family and friends. And it recently began showing you the latest news updates from around the world. What will Max do next? Stay tuned ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 1, 2006 8:26 AM

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