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  • dbutscher *sighs* One of the disadvantages of coordinating #c4c2011: You don't order enough Five Guys, you don't get no Five Guys :( about 1365 days ago
  • dbutscher Starbucks, we ask that you caffeinate and fuel our teams for one more day of this fabulous geekend. #c4c2011 about 1366 days ago
  • dbutscher Dale Carnegie, of "How to win friends and influence people", is buried in Belton Cemetery. #c4c2011 is building a site for them this wknd about 1366 days ago
  • dbutscher Special shout out to Premier Tech for rockin d'Bronx pizza for lunch! Thank you! #c4c2011 about 1366 days ago
  • dbutscher Day 2 of #c4c2011 starting up... I already smell code cooking! Yum! about 1367 days ago
  • dbutscher #c4c2011 is wrapping up for the night. Can't say enough thanks to everyone who's participating. See you tomorrow! about 1367 days ago

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Doug Butscher Nothin' but .NET!
So Apple released iOS5 yesterday, and Apple servers are getting slammed with people trying to download iTunes 10.5 and iOS5. I downloaded and installed iTunes 10.5, plugged in the iPad, and clicked Check For Updates. "You're on 4.2. You're current!" - it says, or something like that. You would think clicking Check For Update over 100 times would have ......

Below is the current list of charities that will be receiving free software implementations at the 3rd Annual Coders4Charities event on March 26-28, 2010 at Centriq Training in Leawood, KS. 1st Breath 1st Breath is committed to providing education, advocacy, and public awareness of stillbirth in addition to assisting families and medical professionals ......

Coders4Charities 2010 planning is well underway! For those of you not familiar with the event, C4C is an event where developers, DBAs, graphic designers, business analysts and other geeks come together to provide free software implementations for local non-profit organizations over the course of one weekend. This is the 3rd year for C4C, and it will ......

I was IM’ing with a co-worker recently, and both of us were working on writing Unit Tests for code we had just completed. He was saying that his car was having trouble, was in the shop, and that they really didn’t know what was wrong with it. I was going to tell him to not take any excuses from the mechanic, when the RhinoMocks IgnoreArguments()option ......

Just stumbled across some pretty cool functionality with Jet Brains ReSharper 4.0 (you may already be familiar with it, but who cares, it’s still cool!) Basically, ReSharper has a Surround With tool that allows you to surround a selection of code with… more code. It comes with a bunch of predefined templates, like if..else, using, while, try..catch ......

I was trying to regenerate a Silverlight proxy, but I kept getting this error: Turns out, Win 7 sometimes adds an <extendedProtectionPolicy policyEnforcement="Never" /> element to your Web.config. Here’s the workaround according to the Silverlight Web Services team: On Windows 7, when you use the Silverlight-enabled WCF Service item template, ......

Just a quick post to talk about the Smart DJ feature in the latest release (Version: 4.0.740.0) of the Zune software. There are several web sites that read from a database of music-listening user preferences, and display music maps based on an artist or song (music-map.com, for one). Zune has taken that one step further with their Smart DJ feature, ......

I bought a Dell Studio 17 a few months ago, and as much as I love it, the TouchPad is like crazy-annoying sometimes. Not too long ago, touchpads starting allowing scrolling functionality by sliding your finger up and down the right-most side of the touchpad. Cool feature, but it forced me to stay more to the left side of the touchpad. The wonderful ......

Just a quick post to show my appreciation for the KCDesignCore user group support tonight. I'm sitting here at Johnson County Community College, Reigner Center, Room 255, to be exact, and I'm witnessing the magic of over 20 Kansas City graphic designers working on a flyer for the event. The KCDesignCore group meets the first Thursday of every month, ......

What a lot of fun today was. The last session is going on right now, and there are still a lot of attendees hanging around. We had about 190 registered, and a little over 100 actually showed up. A little more drop off than we would have hoped, but still a great turnout. I would have thought some sessions would be more popular than others, but there ......

The Kansas City .NET User Group will be hosting a Day of .NET on Saturday, December 6th from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. It will be held at the Centriq Training Center in Leawood, KS (map). The day's training will consist of three main tracks: Developer Architect SharePoint Feel free to mix and match, attend half a session, or whatever suits you. Breakfast ......

Clint Edmonson called me out on this trip down memory lane and, since I want to use up as much of his Google juice as I can, I thought I would jump in.Initially, this very much reminded me of those "Surveys" that go around in chain e-mails and (gasp!) MySpace pages, but this idea quickly caught my interest. Here is the current link(ed) list: Michael ......

Very happy to announce that the KC .Net User Group site is live! The site is intended to announce upcoming meetings and presenters at the User Group, and to promote the adoption and use of the Microsoft .NET framework and related technologies to the Kansas City community. It will be evolving as future needs arise, but I think it's a great starting point ......

Last night (July 22, 2008) I presented on Windows Communication Foundation vs. Web Services at the Kansas City .NET User Group. I talked about Web Services, and how they existed in the .NET 2.0 Framework, and compared them to the new WCF framework in .NET 3.0 and 3.5. There was a turnout of 57 developers, and Modis brought Gates BBQ! I've uploaded the ......

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