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Version 2.0 - Added OPML for
I added OPML this morning to Alpha I have been working on. Next step, I want to add a few of you to this testing, if you are interested, send me a quick email with the bloggers you want in your feed and will try to get you setup for testing. ......

Posted On Friday, September 29, 2006 11:57 AM

Share It from the Geekwithblogs Main Page

If you visit the main page of, you will notice the, digg, and reddit link at the bottom of each post.  This is a quick feature I added and plan to add to the feeds and blogger sites.  Do everyone like this?  What other sites do you use like this?

Posted On Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:00 PM

Version 2.0 - First Look at
We are still under development, so this is not a beta release to the public, but I thought I would let you in on what we are coming up with. This is a sample of the first piece we are adding to Geekswithblogs 2.0, Customizable Feeds. We will have a tool that will allow you to search through all the bloggers on the site and pick the ones you would like to aggregate. Also, the site will have the ability to create several of these feeds so you can ......

Posted On Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:58 PM

Interview with Chris Williams and Doug Turnure about organizing the SC Code Camp

At the South Carolina Code Camp, John and Dru interviewed Chris Williams and Doug Turnure and discussed what it took to organize the event.  If you are thinking of doing a Code Camp in your area, or want to learn from the experience of any tech events, this is a good listen for you.


Posted On Thursday, September 28, 2006 7:35 AM

Here in St. Louis
Tomorrow I am giving a presentation on WCF for the St. Louis DevCares event. I decided to come early so I could get away from the office and focus on getting my demos ready for tomorrow. Once I arrived, I remembered the STL .Net User Group meets on the day before ours, so I stopped by and chatted with Scott Spradlin, who runs the group. This however was not an uneventful day. Due to some database server issues, GWB was running like crap to be blunt. That and with an abnormal amount of traffic for ......

Posted On Monday, September 25, 2006 7:27 PM

I leave town for one weekend without Internet access and ... starts going Deadlock crazy.  Sorry guys, I am working on the problem now and I hope this will fix these issues permanently.  Bare with me this morning if you see the site go up and down.

Posted On Monday, September 25, 2006 4:29 AM

D'Arcy - This video is for you
When I heard D'Arcy received the ubur Mac today, I just kept thinking of this video. This video does have some bad language so be warned: Today I was suppose to take out my old macs to a gun range (field) and go to town with a shotgun and glock, but bad weather stopped that. Maybe next time I am at my inlaws we can do it again and I will have a nice video for the mac users to cry about ......

Posted On Friday, September 22, 2006 8:04 PM

Would these features be cool for Geekswithblogs
I have been brainstorming with other community members lately to find what the next compelling features of Geekswithblogs would be. We have lots of ideas but the two that stuck out in my head are: Tagging System Feed Generation System What do you think? I hear often that people want a smaller communities that have a focus (Don was nice enough not to mention us as a bloated community). These sites are starting to pop up and are getting lots of traffic. Even though the content is similar on our site, ......

Posted On Friday, September 22, 2006 6:43 AM

Geeks With Blogs guild has been formed

After digging and digging for members (why don't GWB members play this game again), we finally have our Guild on Duskwood!


Check out the Green Monster tabard to fit with the site!

Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2006 7:40 AM

First South Carolina Code Camp Interview - Greg Young - Is Ready For Download
Greg Young, a "part-time" member of this wonderful community, was nice enough to record a show talking about Debugging in .NET 2.0 and X10 gadgets. Greg is definitely one of the brightest guys I have met in a long time and we had lots of good conversations throughout code camp. I will publish more podcasts next week from the event and continue until we leave for HDC! Download: http://download.podcaststud... http://feeds.geekswithblogs... ......

Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2006 5:42 AM

Geekswithblogs Guild on Duskwood is almost formed!

We just need a few more signatures on the charter and we will have the guild ready to go.  A few Microsoft people are joining as well, this is what helped us get over the hump.  If you want to join, I will be online tonight after 7pm CST and whisper me with your location and we will find a place to get your signature.


[Update: My characters name on Duskwood is Darthnode]

Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:54 PM

Review our trip at

If you want to recap our trip and see what we did, visit

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:33 AM

The Podcasts Recorded on the Road Trip
Here is the list of all the podcasts were recorded in the car on the way to and from the South Carolina Code Camp: Day 4: Thank you for your messages (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 19:41:09 GMT) Day 4: The Casualty (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 19:02:40 GMT) Day 4: A Stop at Dave Ramsey's offices (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 12:55:13 GMT) Day 4: Saying Goodbye to John (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 12:40:40 GMT) Day 4: Back Back Seat Podcast (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 10:32:56 GMT) Post Code Camp Interview (Sun, 17 Sep 2006 09:26:15 GMT) Reality Check Podcast ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:36 AM

The bad part about driving across country
We had so much fun on this trip. I did most of the driving on the trip, because I am most comfortable behind the wheel and I have never been able to drive that much before. Being in the car with these guys on the way home from 6am to 2am was great, never a boring moment. Then something happened that just changes everyone's memory about the trip. Dru and Joseph were passed out in the back and something was telling me to quit driving for a second and take a break. After 3 24oz coffees with 3x caffeine, ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:00 AM

Heartland Developers Conference - Podcast with Joe Olsen
Joe Olsen, who is the most interviewed person by Podcast Studio, delighted us again with an update on the HDC 2006 event in October. This event is going to be awesome, and if you are attending or thinking about attending, this is a must listening to podcast for you. The Podcast Download Heartland Developers Conference Website ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:44 AM

Visited Financial Peace Plaza (Dave Ramsey Show Studio) on the way back from Code Camp
On the way back from Code Camp, we stopped in Nashville to drop John off at the airport and get lunch. Well being only a few miles from Financial Peace Plaza, where Dave Ramsey records his radio show, and driving the car, I took us by the building. It was very exciting to see where the show and program I have been listening to everyday for 2 years is recorded and produced. This picture we took was from the back of the parking lot because there was something going on upfront and this was as close ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 10:15 AM

Watch us now!

We are 1/3 of the way through our trip so watch and listen to us as we travel to SC.


Watch us here!

Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:35 PM

Joe Olsen of the Heartland Developer Conference will speak with us today
Today, John and I will interview Joe Olsen of the Heartland Developer Conference to kick off the Road Trip. Joe has been organizing the HDC for a few years now and the event is awesome! Last year, John and I traveled to Iowa to attend and record from the event and it was my favorite event of last year. I am very excited about the HDC06 event in Nebraska and if you are considering attending, think fast, they are almost sold out. We will release this show via the ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 5:03 AM Road Trip Kickoff!
Tomorrow morning at 11 am, Joseph, Dru, Tim, and I will be leaving Kansas City to head to the South Carolina Code Camp. Why is John not going? He is, but he is speaking in Birmingham for INETA and will be driving to Nashville to meet us around midnight. The trip is estimated at 16 hours and since we have 5 drivers, we are going all the way through. Tim and I have been working franticly to get Where's Tim and ready for the road trip podcasts. Tim has been adding Podcasts and Photos ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 4:59 AM Results for my new DSL Line Upgrade
I recently upgraded my DSL line when I called AT&T to remove CallNotes (so annoying). The sales rep asked my if I wanted to review the rest of my account and see what is now available. As this usually means you can save money, I agreed. When we got to the DSL portion, the Pro line I was paying for was $39.99/mn at 3 mb/s which doesn't seem that bad. She asked my if I wanted to upgrade to the Elite DSL Line Plan and I started drooling. I asked, "What is an Elite Plan?". She said, "It is our 6 ......

Posted On Friday, September 8, 2006 7:48 AM

4 days and still holding strong
Well Friday I quit smoking and now I am on day 4. I wish I could say this was the first time I have tried, but I believe I am on number 5 of this round of smoking. I quite 2.5 years ago for a year, but when things were going crazy with Brandon and the brain doctors, we started again. Well that is all clear and there is no reason to continue, so we quit on a 3 day weekend. What was my weapon of choice this time? Commit Lozenge! Patches suck and they aways peal off and leave soars on your skin. I have ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 5, 2006 5:01 AM CREW Shirts for South Carolina Code Camp
John, Joseph, Dru, Tim, and I now have shirts for our road trip to the South Carolina Code Camp! Our corporate model - John Alexander - was nice enough to show off the shirts for those of you not attending: Front of the Shirt (unless John is wearing it backwards) Sleeve with Logo Back of the Shirt ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 7:23 AM

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