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INauseous() Shawn Cicoria - Solution Architect, Craftsman and Artisan - INauseous() - Main Blog Here: www.Cicoria.com April 2007 Entries
Hammer Storage - myshare - Simple NAS Device 1TB for about $450
I've recently been testing out Windows Home Server Beta. The concept is simple and Home Server is much more than just a NAS device. It adds a bunch of capabilities for keeping various devices (up to 10) on your home network backed up, along with a place to safely keep your network based data on a server. However, I needed something simple & straightforward that would just plug into the network and give me some safety along with significant space. Along come Hammer Storage myshare http://www.hammer-storage.c... ......

Posted On Sunday, April 29, 2007 4:34 PM

Using Hosted WF's in your site and Hosting WF Designer - Not really..
A while back I blogged about this site, www.NetFxLive.com . this site is a WF designer that doesn't host the WF designer, it's pure AJAX, etc. However, somebody sent me this this email illustrating it's possible to add workflow to your blogs. Now, I haven't tried this or validated it works. I haven't even looked inside the main src tag included javascript from the script tag. I do see there's a few new Activity types - doGoogleSearch, GetTraffic, WorkflowProbe, AjaxRequest/Response... Add a Workflow ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 18, 2007 9:29 AM

External USB Drive Caddy & Upgrade Kit - Apricorn

Apricorn has a nice package that includes a case/caddy for a 2.5" notebook drive in both SATA and ATA interfaces are available.

What's really nice is there's an EZ Upgrade kit that includes software, that you boot from a CD and allows you to copy your current drive over to the new one.  Then just swap out the drive and you're playing with more space.... 

Link to Apricorn

Posted On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:57 PM

patterns & practices: Visual Studio 2005 Team System Guidance
The P&P folks have released guidance (videos, documents - HOWTO, Guidelines, Explanations) on using VSTS. This is a collaborative effort of P&P, the Team System product group, and folks from 3rd parties. Welcome to the patterns & practices VSTS Guidance Project! The purpose of this project is to build some insightful and practical guidance around using Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. It's a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, Team System team members, and industry ......

Posted On Sunday, April 8, 2007 10:11 AM

LINQ an aid to FoxPro (dBase, Clipper...) folks...
I didn't really think of the connection until I read this post from the Oak Leaf folks... http://oakleafblog.blogspot... dBase, then Clipper (from Nantucket) was my first development environment on the PC. That was quite sometime ago. Ashton Tate was a huge presence in the market and these were really productive environments. With LINQ, as the post points out, you get very similar syntax to what FoxPro (dBase, et.al.) had (or do they still have ......

Posted On Friday, April 6, 2007 7:57 AM

Buck Hodges : TFS tools on CodePlex (April '07)
While the TFS team didn't put everything into the 1st real release of TFS, they certaintly are getting tools/powertoys/helpers/gui... out there to the community in real time. Driven by the initial need to ship, the TFS team clearly had to make some feature choices in order to meet the late 2005 schedule on the 1st release. That's just the dynamics of shipping product. However, what they've done is put out, on a psuedo supported mode (non PSS or is it CSS now?), tools that make the TFS experience ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 8:10 AM

Windows Live Writer and Community Server 2.1 - Note to self....
When initially setting up Live Writer with CS 2.1 it has some issues with the initial setup. Basically it doesn't work - at first. After some sniffing, it's getting an Http 301 redirect that causes it to fail. So, if you type in the site as http://www.cicoria.com/..... to the metablog api endpoint, it fails. However, just strip off the www and change to http://cicoria.com/.... and your good to go ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 8:01 AM

CPU Temperature Monitor - Minor updates...
Couple of small bugs on unhandled exceptions. Need to uninstall & reinstall. Simple Temperature monitor utility that sits on the system tray providing CPU readings. Only verified to work on Toshiba Models. See previous post for details: http://cicoria.com/CS1/blog... Source Code Installer ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 4, 2007 8:04 PM

Tech Ed 2007 - Working the Technical Learning Center...
I'll be at Tech Ed 2007 in Orlando from June 2 - June 8 working the Hands On Labs (HOL) and Instructor Led Labs (ILL). So, stop by and visit :) http://www.microsoft.com/ev... ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 4, 2007 12:55 PM

Paul Allen finally releases small form factor device - FlipStart

Just wondering if anyone's had their hands on a physical one and can provide some real honest feedback.  At $2,000 it's too expensive just to try out.  It looks mostly like a large personal communicator.

Frankly, if I could just get that fold out plastic screen and hookup that up, with the fold out keyboard to my MotoQ, I'd be happy.

Link to FlipStart®

Posted On Wednesday, April 4, 2007 6:09 AM

LINQ for NHibernate...
Here, in the continued foray into LINQ and the 3.5 (Orca's) release, is an implementation of LINQ over NHibernate. http://ayende.com/Blog/arch... Oren Eini provides a starting point, if not a great example of how LINQ can be expanded to work with data represented in different forms. Hosted up on SourceForge right now in subversion there's also a zip download on his site (NHibernate.Linq.zip (2234082 bytes)). Now, all I need is LINQ for my keys.... (car keys that ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 4, 2007 5:13 AM

LINQ is seemingly more powerful than simple ORM
It seems the LINQ guys have done a great job of optimization inside of the LINQ namespace (System.Linq). http://blogs.msdn.com/jomo_... If you take a look at this post, then subsequent comments and a response from the author, you'll see that the System.Query.Func dynamic delegate done in LINQ gave the same performace as a C++ version in the previous comment. Not that scientific, but curious. However, note improved performance of 900% comparing the ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 4, 2007 4:47 AM

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