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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about! September 2005 Entries
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Over the past several years one of the growing trends in the Internet space has been syndication, the process of providing a site's content through a machine-readable file (i.e., an XML-formatted file). Once a site's content is marked up in a machine-readable format, there are a multitude of ways that that data can begin to be utilized. The most common way is through aggregators, which are programs designed to periodically cull through a list of syndication feeds and download any new content. (There ......

Posted On Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:15 AM

Creative Zen Portable Media Center - $233.99

Buy.com has the Creative Zen Portable Media Center on sale for $233.99 after a $200 mail-in rebate. Hurry! The offer ends tomorrow.

Posted On Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:12 AM

DivX Create Bundle - Free Today

The DivX Create Bundle which includes a converter and pro codec is free today only.

Posted On Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:05 AM

How much of a geek are you?

A recent survey suggested that hi-tech jargon is proving tricky for many people to understand. Find out how technically smart you are with our quiz that tests how much you really know about the world of the web and computers.

Posted On Thursday, September 29, 2005 6:51 AM

Woot! X 10

According to the Wall Street Journal, Woot! is planning on expanding.

Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:20 PM

MicroPalm Almost Hits The Sweet Spot

I love Treo's hardware design, and I love Windows Mobile. The fact they are joining forces is a good thing to me. But it's not quite perfect. My perfect phone?

Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:14 PM

StarOffice 8

StarOffice 8, based on the soon to be released OpenOffice 2.0, is now available.

Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:46 AM

Everybody Hates Google

Google has bought rights to its first television show. Watch the entire season premiere of Everyboby Hates Chris.

Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:45 AM

Do You Know What Your Code Is Up To?

Centralized reporting of software failures is becoming more the norm than the exception (Pun intended) in major software packages such as Windows.

Posted On Monday, September 26, 2005 8:00 AM

Private Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Grouper allows you to share your files privately with an inner circle of up to 30 users.

Posted On Monday, September 26, 2005 7:39 AM

Getting Started with My.Blogs

My.Blogs is a collection of sample code that will show you how you can easily provide programmatic access to weblogs in the applications you build.

Posted On Monday, September 26, 2005 7:15 AM

Microsoft Windows Is Offically Broken

"[Longhorn] is so complex its writers will never be able to make it run properly."

Posted On Monday, September 26, 2005 6:59 AM

Returning a Comma-Delimited List of Related Records

There are times when we may need to provide a comma-delimited list of related records.

Posted On Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:48 AM

Primary Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Vista

I'll summarize the conceptually daunting amount of Windows Vista information Microsoft presented at PDC 2005.

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 6:20 AM

Internet Explorer is more secure than FireFox

The firm said that during the first six months of 2005, 25 vulnerabilities were discovered in Mozilla browsers like Firefox, 18 of which were rated as severe. Microsoft Internet Explorer, on the other hand, had just 13, of which 8 were considered severe.

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:51 AM

The Final Cut?

The engineer in charge, Gordon Bell, hopes to create a digital record of everything he sees and hears.

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:48 AM

Opera is Free, Forever

Opera is changing to a completely free model.

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:33 AM

Epic Empire

Looking for an “I hate Bill Gates” site.

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:28 AM

Office Space Extra Special Edition

Best Buy will be selling an Office Space Gift Box

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:21 AM

Song Price Increase?

Steve Jobs has been warning everyone that the greedy music industry is going to force him to increase the price per song.

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:11 AM

Already Bored With VB 8?

Let's start thinking about all the things we want in VB 9, so we can be disappointed when VB 8 releases.

Posted On Monday, September 19, 2005 10:34 AM

What, No Google?

Most popular employers among US computer science students: Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Apple

Posted On Monday, September 19, 2005 10:16 AM

How Microsoft 95 Became Microsoft 2005

Microsoft was already a powerful company, but at the time it looked like it might be heading for some real trouble.

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 11:27 AM

Exception Handling in Enterprise Applications

In this article, I suggest eight "Best Practices" to implement in Enterprise Applications, with code examples to show how it's done.

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 11:25 AM

Creating an Installation Page That Automatically Detects the .NET Framework Version

This white paper shows how one can create an application installation page that uses the userAgent string to detect which .NET Framework components are installed on a computer.

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 11:24 AM

Anatomy of a ProgressBar for ASP.NET

So, after much prompting from friends and visitors to my website, here’s an article about what’s involved in implementing a ProgressBar for ASP.NET – to highlight why it’s not so such a simple thing to do

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 11:23 AM

Free ASP.NET 2.0 Hosting

Hosting.com is pleased to provide FREE hosting plans for ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 11:20 AM

She Looka Likea Vista

Download Vista Icons and pretend you are living in the future.

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 11:18 AM

Open Source Code Finds Way into Microsoft Product

In a move that shows just how far Microsoft Corp. has come, and how pervasive open-source software is in certain areas, the software powerhouse is, for the first time, including open-source technology in one of its shipping products.

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2005 11:44 AM

9 Power Tips For ASP.NET 2.0

Jeff Prosise introduces 9 tips to power programming that have the potential to make a significant impact on the security, performance, and robustness of your code.

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2005 6:56 AM

Atlas Community Preview Site

ASP.NET “Atlas” is a package of new Web development technologies that integrates an extensive set of client script libraries with the rich, server-based development platform of ASP.NET 2.0. “Atlas” enables you to develop Web applications that can update data on a Web page by making direct calls to a Web server — without needing to round trip the page. With “Atlas”, you can take advantage of the best of ASP.NET and server-side code while doing much of the work in the browser, enabling a richer

Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:40 AM

Bill Dynamite

Note: The video is now available on iFilm.

Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:32 AM

Debug ASP.NET Without IIS in Visual Studio.NET 2003

This step by step approach shows how you can run Cassini, a secure, light-weight web server along with Visual Studio .NET 2003 to debug your ASP.NET applications locally.

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:35 AM

I'll Take Windows Vista SuperSize Edition

Windows Vista is scheduled to release in 7 different versions not including server or tablet editions.

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2005 7:44 AM

The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

Let me introduce you to the six dumbest ideas in computer security. What are they? They're the anti-good ideas.

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2005 7:32 AM

Campaign Monitor

If you are looking to do an e-mail newsletter for your business you should check it out.

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2005 7:19 AM

Microsoft Update

This new service replaces Windows Update and adds patching for Office, Exchange and SQL Server all in one place.

Posted On Sunday, September 11, 2005 5:16 PM

Internet Television For Geeks

Check the links listed under Blogroll - Video

Posted On Saturday, September 10, 2005 10:12 AM

Creating Expiring Web Pages

Scott Mitchell addresses a potential “hole” in last weeks 4GuysFromRolla article on Passing Tamper-Proof QueryString Parameters. By creating expiring web pages you can prevent replay attacks.

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 8:41 AM

McAfee and Microsoft Warn About ASP.NET Forms Authentication

McAfee published a whitepaper that helps developers understand how to better protect against replay attacks in applications based on ASP.NET. Microsoft also issued an article about the problem, which pertains to forms authentication.

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 7:00 AM

My Kai-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours

Kai-Fu Lee has nothing good to say about Bill Gates or Microsoft.

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 6:51 AM

Windows XP With No Firewall or Anti-Virus

Want to know what a Windows XP PC connected to the internet looks like without a firewall or anti-virus.

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 6:40 AM

Podcasting Is Real

Well, now that John Dvorak is officially on board, we can all rest easy.

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 6:32 AM

IdeaBlade-Lite (Free)

IdeaBlade is pleased to offer the IdeaBlade-Lite rapid application development (RAD) framework for .NET absolutely free!

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:34 PM

Don't Make Me Call Hoffa!

Jimmy Hoffa, the living one, not the dead one, is trying to organize the IT community into unions.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 12:22 PM

Creepy Advertising

This ad is just creepy...

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 12:04 PM

One More Shot At Harry

Here is a follow-up attack on Harry thanks to Phil Bumpe.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:19 AM

Hogwart Security

In the latest Harry Potter book, we see Hogwarts implementing security precautions in order to safeguard its students and faculty.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:14 AM

Is Your Firewall Leaking?

If you are relying on the Windows firewall, then yes it is. Microsoft has released a new patch, download it now.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:10 AM

NerdTV Has Launched!

The site contains a list of scheduled interviews for the remainder of the year.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:05 AM

Santa's Bringing Tech Toys

Toy companies are hoping that high-tech toys are going to be at the top of kids' wish lists this holiday season, as a flurry of sophisticated playthings hit store shelves.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:01 AM

Travel In Style

Commuting by air to your next programming assignment?  Travel in style on United as the Duke of Code!

https://www.ua2go.com/ci/JoinMileagePlus.jsp?jumpLink=%2Fjoinmp

(Be sure to check out the Title drop down!)

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 10:03 AM

LaVerna Evans Elementary Fund Raiser

My son is in the first grade and his school is doing their annual fund raiser. This year you can purchase items on the web by going to www.mrfundraising.com/store and enter a seller ID of la1406.

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 9:49 AM

Microsoft Brings .Net to Katrina Relief Effort

Microsoft Corp. is bringing the power of its .Net technology to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, delivering a system to help locate people displaced or missing since the hurricane.

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 9:23 AM

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1 Technology Overview

Microsoft has published the technology overview document for Internet Explorer 7.

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 7:10 AM

Web Replay 2 - Automated Web Testing

This article presents an automated software testing tool for web applications (Internet/Intranet) based on Internet Explorer.

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 6:52 AM

GPL vs. Software Patents

A new version of the GPL is due out for review in December but The Free Software Foundation is letting us know what to expect today.

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 6:47 AM

Katrina and Live 8

Join Live 8.

Posted On Monday, September 5, 2005 9:21 AM

Preventing Duplicate Record Insertion on Page Refresh

How do I prevent previously submitted form data from being reinserted into the database when the user presses the browser's Refresh button?

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 11:54 AM

Now Hiring: 2 Web Developers

My company is hiring 2 web developers immediately for my project.

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 11:48 AM

ASP.NET 2.0 Colorful Web Site Starter Kit

The purpose of the Colorful Web Site Starter Kit is to help you to create, modify, and use ASP.NET 2.0 Skins, Styles, and Themes to define the Graphic User Interface of your Web Site.

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 11:32 AM

Implement a Microsoft Word-like Object Model for Your .NET Framework Application

As good object-oriented (OO) developers, we develop our applications with rich architecture and with a reasonably good object model following the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern.

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 10:06 AM

NerdTV Is Almost Here

we're finally launching NerdTV after three years of fitful starts, mistakes, and hard work.

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 10:03 AM

.NET 2.0 Resources

Here is a quick blast of items that I have stored in Yahoo! MyWeb related to .NET 2.0

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 8:01 AM

Consumers Report AntiSpyware is #1

Yup, Microsoft took first place with it's AntiSpyware product by a fairly well respected magazine, Consumer Reports.

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 7:22 AM

The Architecture Journal, Issue 5

Microsoft has posted the 5th edition of The Architecture Journal

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 7:05 AM

Just Add Water

The new feature is called Freeze Dry and it is design to maintain state when patches are applyied and the computer is rebooted.

Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 6:57 AM

Making DHTML ToolTip Using ASP.NET

In this article we will mix DHTML and Asp.net to create a tool tip effect.

Posted On Thursday, September 1, 2005 12:40 PM

Building ASP.NET 2.0 Web Sites Using Web Standards

Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 has many features to help you design and build Web sites that are compliant with XHTML and accessibility standards.

Posted On Thursday, September 1, 2005 12:03 PM

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