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Quiet for a while - for good reason.

Yes, I have been quiet for a while. I was given notice a few days ago by my friend, Clark, that it was about time for me put up a post or two. Well, there is a reason I have been quiet. Big news has been coming - at least big news for me. Today,...


I'm going fishing this evening, but I doubt I'll catch one this big.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,15786265%5E663,00.html This evening I'm planning on taking my little girl (who believes she is the world's best fisherma..., um fisherperson) fishing to a little fishing hole my brother...


Thanks, but no thanks, I'll stick with NewsGator 2.0

I bought NewsGator Outlook Edition (or whatever it was called at that time) about 2 years ago for around $30 and plugged into Outlook and have been very happy with it to this point. Since that time, NewsGator has switched from a “selling” model to...


Sitting in Orlando Airport, waiting on baggage from Atlanta at 2:00AM

I'm not at TechEd this week, but between the web simulcasts of some sessions and stories like this one (from Eric Sink), I feel like I am. http://software.ericsink.com/entries/teched_07jun2005.html This may be one of the funniest stories that I...


Working with DNN 3.0

Just finished up my first “real” project with DotNetNuke: http://www.gettingconnecteddc.org I have played around with it for a while for some internal stuff, but this is the first one I've actually built for a client. We traditionally build our...


Interesting news on the Microsoft Office front

http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_jones/archive/2005/06/01/424085.aspx I think there are 2 points here that may affect us. 1. Probably the coolest – word documents, xl spreadsheets and even powerpoint files will be stored as XML with the format...


When a parent dies

I have this theory that from the time you can understand the concept of death you start preparing yourself for the day when a parent will pass away. As the years go by and you get older and your parents get older you realize that day is closing...


Rich Internet Clients

We, Onlinefocus, have been looking into Macromedia Flex recently and are considering it for some upcoming projects. It is an interesting technology and I'm having fun working in it right now (again more on this later). Interesting blog posting...


I like the XM Radio!

A few months ago my wife and I purchased a new GM vehicle - our first minivan to be exact. I know, like all of you I said that I would never do such a thing. I was shocked by my actions, but it makes a lot of sense. Since we want to keep the...


More RAM is always a good cure.

My workstation is a Dell 4600 that I got about this time last year. It originally came seriously underpowered with only 256 MB of PC3200 DDR RAM so I immediately bought an additional 512 and have been running 768MB for the last year pretty...