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June 2009 Entries

I haven’t had many opportunities to blog lately because I have extremely busy on some rather demanding/challenging back-to-back projects lately, but a couple things happened recently that I want to announce… FIRST: This last Friday (June 19, 2009), I was called into my General Managers office at Magenic and informed that I had been promoted to Principal Consultant. This is something I have been working towards for some time, and I am very excited about the new responsibilities and challenges that ......

I've been working with MVC for a little bit lately, and I've run into a really bizarre problem. I'm hoping someone can help me figure it out. Everything "appears" to work fine when the page first loads. I have a dropdown with three values and a chart which displays some data based on the value selected in the dropdown. Making a selection from the dropdown causes a roundtrip to the server. (This is good) I can SEE new data if I step through the code in my View. (This is good) The dropdown displays ......

Recently XNA 3.1 was released and I think one of the coolest additions by far is the use of Avatars in game. Really brings a lot of ideas to mind. The Creators Club site has posted their rules for Avatar use. My comments are inline. Xbox LIVE Avatars are unique and personal items you can make available to players. We have a very specific set of rules for Avatar use to prevent abuse. Any Xbox LIVE Indie Game that contains Avatars must be Peer Reviewed to check for the following prohibited content: ......

The INETA Regional Speakers Bureau was announced today. I’ve been fielding questions on Twitter ever since the news came out, so I figured I would share some of the most common questions with you here, until we can get the INETA site updated. Q: Why should I do this? Who does it benefit? A: This program benefits User Groups and Speakers alike by providing funds for events. Speakers get increased exposure. UG gets a speaker. This also helps the group discover people adjacent to (rather than just in) ......

June 9, 2009 – Twin Cities Developers Guild Meeting, featuring Mike Benkovich When: 6:00 PM. Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435) MAP Mike Benkovich Topic: Advanced Debugging with Visual Studio 2008 The system’s down, things are broken, what do you do? Before they panic you whip out your trusty Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 instance and attach to the troubled process. Use the tool the way it was meant to be used, quickly to identify the issue and save the day. ......

Next INETA:Career Webcast - June 4, 2009, 6:00 PM ET Unlocking the hidden value of your organization through people, technology and innovation... The implications of collaborative innovation are many—the most important being its potential to reshape not just individual enterprises, but whole industries, perhaps even entire economies. Hector believes in investing in innovation in good and bad times. This session covers the alignment of business and technology to create a flexible environment that ......