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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about! October 2005 Entries
CSS - In search of the One True Layout

This is a very good article on how to “easily” create a flexible CSS based layout. The design uses a three-column format but could be changed to two

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 10:29 AM

Happy Halloween!

The Worst Halloween Costumes Of All Time

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 6:15 AM

Visual Studio 2005 Now Available, Sort of

If you are an MSDN subscriber you can get the final release of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 now. Good luck downloading it. I haven't even been able to login.

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 5:12 AM

Call Me When They Release the XForm 360

SitePoint's latest newsletter is promoting XForms again. Now that there are working plugins for both IE and Firefox is it a good idea?

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:54 AM

Wanted: MCSAMCSDMCPDMCA

I remember whan all we had were MCSEs and MCSDs and by golly, we liked it! Now were gonna need an MCCA (Microsoft Certified Certification Analyst) just to figure out who is who!

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:19 AM

The Host with the Most

In an attempt to cut out the middle man, Microsoft will soon host SharePoint, Exchange, CRM and ERP apps for you. They will still allow hosting, so you have options for now.

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:01 AM

The Dilbert Newsletter #61, Now With Blog

Dogbert's New Ruling Class boasts 475,000 members. Each of you is so intelligently designed that you can survive a Category 5 hurricane via a process known as running away.

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:19 AM

Thou Shalt Not Blog

The principal at Pope John XIII Regional High School in Sparta, New Jersey has recently declared that all students must take down their blogs or face possible suspension.

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:09 AM

gBay

It was only a matter of time before Google tackled eBay, and that time is now. As early as next week Google will launch Google Base, an online auction system, that may be free.

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 6:50 AM

Debug ASP.NET Without IIS in Visual Studio.NET 2003 (Update)

Update to previous posting.

Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:25 AM

Microsoft @ 30

Check out Microsoft's site dedicated to the history and future of the company.

Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:25 AM

Yahoo Customer Service Sucks (Update)

I guess third time is the charm. Oryan finally responded with an actual answer to my question

Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 8:20 AM

Common .NET Performance Myths

Four common myths of .NET performance.

Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:04 AM

Yahoo Customer Service Sucks

I understand keeping the employment rate low in America is important. But does everyone really need a job? Let's use two in-duh-viduals at Yahoo customer service as an example.

Posted On Monday, October 24, 2005 12:53 PM

Calvin and Hobbes Snow Art Gallery

Ah, winter is almost here.

Posted On Monday, October 24, 2005 11:43 AM

Microsoft Falls Off The Wagon

Microsoft Corp. quickly backed off on a demand to portable music player manufacturers that if they chose to include Windows Media Player in software packages, only that program could be included, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reported Thursday in its update on the company’s compliance with its antitrust settlement.

Posted On Friday, October 21, 2005 6:58 AM

Top 101 Web Sites

PC Magazine has released a new edition of its Top 101 Web Sites. Not a lot of surprises. I have seen most of these sites. But I did find a few gems.

Posted On Friday, October 21, 2005 6:02 AM

Netflix Hosed By Hollywood

Netflix Inc. will postpone a test launch of its online movie download service indefinitely because of problems obtaining licensing agreements from Hollywood studios, Chief Executive Reed Hastings told analysts on a conference call on Wednesday.

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:16 AM

OpenOffice 2.0

It's official. OpenOffice 2.0 is now available.

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:12 AM

Build a Data Access Layer with the Visual Studio 2005 DataSet Designer

In this article by Brian Noyes, learn to use the new features in Visual Studio 2005's DataSet Designer to create Typed DataSets and Adapters to provide a data access layer for your applications. He then shows how to extend the generated classes using with help from partial classes features.

Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:54 AM

Free Book - Introducing Visual Basic 2005 for Developers

Get a focused, first look at the features and capabilities in Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and .NET Framework 2.0.

Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:48 AM

Why do you need a bigger monitor?

Next time HR wants to know why your old 17” CRT monitor isn't good enough, tell them it's costing them money.

Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:46 AM

Private P2P Video Sharing

Privately stream your videos to your friends, even behind firewalls.

Posted On Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:09 AM

Best of Visual Studio 2005 Launch - St. Louis - Nov. 8th

Get ready to dive deep and learn how Visual Studio 2005 will boost your power and creativity. We’ll explore the Visual Studio Team System, which significantly cuts the complexity of delivering high-performance, collaborative applications. We’ll also discuss how Visual Studio 2005 makes it simple to develop and deploy smart client applications, access key features of ASP.NET 2.0, and create rich, mission-critical solutions.

Posted On Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:03 AM

Get The 411 On Free 411

Try 1-800-Free411. It's free directory assistance, but of course you need to listen to an advertisement.

Posted On Monday, October 17, 2005 9:27 AM

Free Unlimited Online File Storage

I just found out about this site ShinyFeet.com. They offer unlimited e-mail space and unlimited file storage. For free!

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 10:00 AM

College Slang

How up to date are you on your college slang? Do you know what Exit Strategy or The Hat Toss means?

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 8:29 AM

Integrating PayPal into E-Commerce Applications with ASP.NET

E-commerce applications require user-friendly mechanisms for payment. Although e-commerce sites usually use full credit card processing gateways, offering PayPal for payment provides an option for those who don't want to send credit card information across the Internet.

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 6:57 AM

Chinese in Space

What if when China reaches the moon, their astronaut decides to do something crazy like replace our flag, or burn it?

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 6:51 AM

Web Fads

Web fads of yesterday and tomorrow.

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 6:38 AM

NHibernate 1.0 Released

The wait is finally over, NHibernate 1.0 has been released.

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:31 PM

HTML, CSS, PHP, and More Cheat Sheets

Lorelle on WordPress contains a list of web development related cheat sheets.

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:30 PM

Media Share Library Starter Kit

Learn how to build your own starter kit using Microsoft ASP.NET and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition.

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:22 AM

Microsoft's RSS Icon Proposal

Microsoft has proposed some new RSS icons.

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:14 AM

Asia's Salary Inflation

Apparently income is on the rise in Asia, and has been steadily increasing for a year.

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:08 AM

Ajax Mistakes

Ajax is also a dangerous technology for web developers, its power introduces a huge amount of UI problems as well as server side state problems and server load problems.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:11 PM

Charter's New Moxi Mate

The new Mate works like an extender over your cable lines allowing you to watch what has been recorded on a second TV.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:08 PM

Barney's Blog

For those of you who watch How I Met Your Mother, check out Barney's Blog.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 11:50 AM

Gargamel Makes Good on Threats

I always suspected that Gargamel was stock piling weapons of mass distruction.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 11:48 AM

Set Your Priorities

Custom development is that murky world where a customer tells you what to build, and you say, 'are you sure?' and they say yes..

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 8:01 AM

Generating Random Passwords with ASP.NET

The purpose of this article is to provide a random password generator for ASP.NET.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:57 AM

Displaying Browser-Friendly RSS Feeds

Read on to learn how I accomplished and how you can turn your site's feeds' markup into a more browser-friendly output.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:55 AM

Yahoo Podcasts Initial Verdict

Some reviews of the Yahoo podcasting service are starting to surface.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:52 AM

Google Reader

Google has entered the online RSS reader game with Google Reader.

Posted On Monday, October 10, 2005 11:46 AM

Yahoo! Podcasts

Yahoo has followed in Apple's footsteps (surprise) and added Podcasts to their service.

Posted On Monday, October 10, 2005 10:52 AM

Music Download Services Compared

Which service is right for you?

Posted On Friday, October 7, 2005 7:40 AM

Kid's Programming Language

Microsoft is promoting a new programming language aimed at kid's called KPL (Kid's Programming Language).

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 12:07 PM

Microsoft DVD - Fooled You

All of the news stories floating around about Microsoft created a disposable DVD and planning to go head-to-head against Blockbuster are fake. Just one giant internet hoax.

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 7:20 AM

Microsoft Makes First Bid To Purchase Supreme Court

Harriet Meirs, George Bush's newest nominee to the Supreme Court, was once an attorney for Microsoft.

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 7:16 AM

Linspire Releases Lindows NT

Linspire is finally entering the office place with Linspire Professional.

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 7:04 AM

SharePoint 2003 User's Guide (Free Chapters)

Two free chapters (5 - Template Lists and 9 - SharePoint Project Collaboration Solutions) from SharePoint 2003 User's Guide are available for download from TheServerSide.NET.

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 10:29 AM

Office 2003 Service Pack 2

Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2003.

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 10:20 AM

Star Wreck

Finnish spoof of Star Trek

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 7:39 AM

SyncToy for Windows XP v1.0

The easy to use, customizable application helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers.

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 7:33 AM

Hi-Def Commercial

I just saw my very first commericial in high definition.

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 11:49 AM

Domain Names Are Too Cheap

This is the perfect example of what happens when domain names become cheaper than a dinner at McDonald's.

Posted On Saturday, October 1, 2005 9:56 AM

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