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Technical Writing, Experts, Reviews & Proofreading

Last weekend I read two books, one had to do with developing using web standards and another was Professional Development with Web APIs : Google, eBay, Amazon.com, MapPoint, FedEx (Denise M. Gosnell, WROX). I was prepared for the API book to be...


Update to Dayton-Cincinnati Code Camp Notes

I previously posted my notes from the Dayton-Cincinnati Code Camp that took place in January. In it I wrote the following as part of my notes about Brian Sherwin's session on SQL Server Reporting Services: Debug Local run Individual report (?) –...


Subversion error - certificate verification failed - with CruiseControl.NET

A few weeks ago I went through the exercise of downloading and setting up cruise control on my dev machine along with NAnt and some other tools (more on this later). The night before last I spent about 3-4 hours optimizing by build scripts to make...


Best comment heard at Home & Garden show

My wife and I were walking down an aisle at the Cincinnati Home & Garden show yesterday and heard the following from 2 couples in front of us: Wife #1 (to wife #2): Mary, Hi, how are you. Wife #2: Oh, Hi. I haven't see you in like two...


Upgrading to Enterprise Library 2.0 (January 2006)

A few days ago I installed the Enterprise Library 2.0 (January 2006) and converted an existing C# ASP.NET 2.0 application (which I had only converted from ASP.NET 1.1 to 2.0 a few days prior) from the Enterprise Library June 2005 bits to the new...


Task Manager menu bar missing - is it a virus!?!?!

My co-worker, well respected C# programmer, and world-class civil engineer had a tough time today with his Windows Task Mangager. At one point he found that his Task Manager window was open, but had no menu bar showing. He called me over...


Ash Wednesday

for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.


AK Steel and AEIF Lockout/Strike

As of midnight last night, under the threat of an AEIF (Armco Employees Independent Federation) union strike, AK Steel of Middletown made an aggresive move and locked out its 2700 man labor force. News reports this morning state that the union was...


Highlighting Search Terms

Might be able to make use of this is some of our work - nudge, nudge, wink, wink. And it is pretty simple to boot. (via Jason Haley's Interesting Finds)


ASP.NET v2.0 - AppDomain recycles, more common than before

Interesting news here. Something to take notice of for future reference. But as one of the commentors stated: "...who would ever create folders and files while the app is running? :) That's crazy talk, I'm sure only 65-85% of app devs do it."