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SteveB is animated, but didn't do the dev monkey dance for us. He did reference it J. HTML5 getting love and IE9 … great, great, great is Steve's take. IE9 – good demo showing how it uses the power of the PC to support HTML5 in IE9. Video and canvas… full HW acceleration kicks Chrome's ass in fps and smooth display. Cool javascript additions for sites ......

So I got back the results of my filed grade dispute with University of Phoenix, and evidently my Marketing 421 instructor, Cassandra Baker, still refused to give me the 7/10 of a point I needed for an A. What's the point of a grade dispute process when the instructor is unreasonable yet the faculty members decision is final? As I mentioned in the original ......

For personal reasons, almost 30 years ago I left school to enter the workforce. I decided late 2008 to go back to school and finish my degree. After the expected loss of credits for a transfer, from Temple University to University of Phoenix, I'm now about 75% done. The experience has been interesting. Classes are time compressed, only 5 weeks each. ......

I got this when I tried to install the source code on Windows Server 2008 R2, and this was an issue with EntLib 4.0 as well. The solution is the same now as it was then, but since I had a new OS install I didn't recreate the fix. I had to add a registry key: DisableMSI REG_DWORD value 0 It goes here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software... ......

This stuff drives me nuts. I'm all for hardening servers, and reducing security footprints, but I always want the option to allow me to get work done versus securing my system. I use Windows Server 2008 R2 as my laptop OS for a number of reasons I don't need to review here. It's pimped out to work like Windows 7 for most things. But my DVD writer is ......

So I downloaded the ISO from MSDN Subscriber downloads two days ago and installed it on three different computers. The first one is a Dell laptop that's running Windows 2008 R2 and had VS 2010 Beta 2 on it. I first uninstalled beta 2, which took a while and caused some wierd error with my network driver. At least, it was the only thing that I was running ......

New CTP for Microsoft Codename "Dallas", catalog for Data. Data as services. Expose data sources through the cloud. Dallas Service Explorer used to find and configure services, preview data, see in Atom format, invoke as RESTful service, pull into Excel into new PowerPivot add-in through Atom. Uses Astoria (OData now). Demo used NASA data service. Showed ......

So I've not received a response, which is about what I figured would happen. I started looking for information, and found H.R. 1200 (House) : American Health Security Act of 2009. I'm not a politician, lawyer, or minion of Evil, so I'm not sure about some of this. I didn't yet find a Senate version of this either, but from reading this bit I have a ......

After reading the April 13th newsletter from my state Senator, Bob Casey, I decided to send a reply. The following is the text of that message. The work week is almost over and I've yet to see a response. Your April 13th newsletter stated that one of the issues you plan to work on is "the important work of reforming our health care system." I have some ......

I'm fairly disappointed with the Republican party, being a somewhat moderate Republican. I'm even more dissapointed with the news media and the one-sided coverage they're providing. It seems that everything I might possibly want to know about the personal lives of McCain and Palin, and their families, has been covered in excruciating detail, but I can't ......

Been a bit busy, including a job change that's had a lot of effect on me. I now work for SunGard Higher Education as a Lead Systems Architect, working on a new project using Microsoft tools and platforms. This has so far been all positive for me, and includes some really interesting work. Also signed up for the PDC, so now I've got to see what (private) ......

The Philadelphia chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is pleased to announce the IT Architect Regional Conference, the largest event in the Philadelphia area to address the pressing needs of IT architects today. There are over 15 seminars and two tracks separated by specialty: Enterprise and Software Architecture. Architects ......

The primary hard drive in my Vista media center (Dell XPS 410) died a hard death, so I got a new drive and started rebuilding. Well, it turns out that my Vista DVD is pre-sp1, which means the SATA driver I needed wasn't there. I tried getting one from Dell downloads, but it didn't work. I got to the point in setup where it SAID it was copying files, ......

Mitch Ruebush, Don Urbanic, Brian Mitchell and I met a few months ago to initiate a local chapter of the IASA. and the time has now come to have our first meeting. Our chapter president, Mitch Ruebush, will be moderating the first meeting. Here are the particulars from his invitation e-mail: You are invited to IASA - Philadelphia's first meeting on ......

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