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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. Probably the coolest – word documents, xl spreadsheets and even powerpoint files will be stored as XML with the format being fully…

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 in…

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 well…

Eye Opening Vacation

Rory posted yesterday about his vacation revelation . It was interesting reading for me as I had the same experience last summer while taking two weeks off to visit Charleston, SC.  I checked my email twice while I was away - just to make sure…

Recent experiences with mapping software for web use

About a month ago I was doing some R&D for a project we were contemplating taking on.  Our portion of the project was to design the front end of a kiosk application for a large national retail company.  They wanted to do a pilot of a couple of dozen…

USPS Package Delivery How do I hate thee... let me count the ways.

Amazon has a shipping facility in Lexington, KY.  I live about 25 miles north of Cincinnati, OH.  It is about a 2-hour drive from Lexington to Cincinnati.  Cincinnati is the main post office in this area and all mail emanates from there and is then…

Back in the saddle

Wow, it has been a while since I’ve sat down in front of this FreeTextBox interface and written anything.  No, Ben Kanpurn, I have not given up on my blog.  I’ll use the same excuse as everyone else who ignores their blog for a short period - I was…