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Today the site was down for a short time.  All should be well again :).  Sorry for the inconvenience.


 

If you have a .Text skin that needs hosting for others, look no further. Geekswithblogs.com/TextSkins.

 

If you haven't noticed, we have a couple new skins for .Text available on geekswithblogs.net. Lighty from Julien Cheyssial and Lighty-Blue from Christopher Frasier. I hope you enjoy.

 

Here are the links to my republished articles on Microsoft Academic Site.

ToString() or not ToString()?
http://msdnaa.net/Resources/display.aspx?ResID=2288

ToString() or not ToString()? That is the question. One of the many misconceptions of the .NET Framework occurs when a developer adds characters to the end of a string after the string is created and expects the same concatenation to occur in memory. In reality, it doesn't happen this way.

Check Your Email With Style
http://msdnaa.net/Resources/display.aspx?ResID=2290

Have you ever wanted to write your own POP3 email client? Well now you can with the help of my C# example. This article explains how to use .NET to connect to a POP3 mail server, and it provides the different commands to use with the server to get the results you want.

Transforming XML Into RSS
http://msdnaa.net/Resources/display.aspx?ResID=2292

My previous article, "Translating RSS With XSLT," went over the steps of changing RSS into HTML. In this article, I will discuss the ability to convert XML into RSS using XSLT. You may be thinking, "Why would I want to do that?" With the example in this article, I hope to answer that question.

Translating RSS with XSLT
http://msdnaa.net/Resources/display.aspx?ResID=2289

RSS, Real Simple Syndication, is an XML dialect used by bloggers to hold their channels and entries. Other sites use RSS to describe the content on a page or recent articles they have written. XSLT is a language used to transform XML documents into other documents. In this article, we will be transforming RSS into HTML. I will demonstrate how pulling and transforming information describes my articles.


 

A a member of two INETA committees, I feel user groups are one of the most important entities to make developers the best they can be.  If you don't attend your local user group, you need to stop coding and head right over.  On the left bar of the Main Page for Geekswithblogs.net you will find a list of the next user group meetings with INETA speakers.

 

Congrats!

Kotomi Rachel Robbins was born at 12:13am on October 14th, 2003! At birth, she was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 21 inches tall. Aya and Kotomi are healthy and doing great!
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I created the ability to block a post from the mainfeed but not the individual's blog themselves.  It is just a bit in the blog_Content table and I had to change the stored procedure “DNW_GetRecentPosts” to only grab post with the bit turned on.

 

I finally got SMTP access and the Blog Contact Pages are functional. 

 

Discover Blogging with iBlog Software

You've heard about blogging—here's your chance to get started with your own online journal or web log ("blog"). iBlog software (US$19.95 value), free until November 25, 2003 to .Mac members, lets you focus on what you want to say without worrying about formatting, archiving, or site maintenance. iBlog publishes your weblog right to .Mac, and integration with iLife makes it easy to add photos and movies, too.

Looks like .Mac users will be blogging now, when will MSN catch up with Apple and AOL.

 

It looks like the new blogger Jeff Wolfer will be starting at PRL directly after PDC. This is going to be great for our team (Matt Watson and I). Congrats Wolfer.


 

I have been getting some feedback from people who would like to have a blog here.  If you would like one, email me.

 

Looks like we are off to a good start.  If you know anyone who wants a blog without the hassles of blogging about a particular topic, please send them my way.  The future plans will have a Main Feed that will be monitored by the administration before putting it up so you can blog about whatever without making people frustrated that are looking for geeky developer entries only.

 

I would like to welcome you to geekswithblogs.net, free blog hosting for the developers.  Thanks to .Scott for assisting me with the .Text installation.