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A brief look at the Google Chart API

I needed a simple chart control. I briefly thought about the new ASP.NET Chart control , but that is .NET 3.5 and my current code base is still .NET 2.0. I probably could migrate the code to 3.5 painlessly enough, but “if it ain’t broke…”. I have…

Eeebuntu Netbook Remix and OpenGeeeU

Eeebuntu Netbook Remix and OpenGeeeU

For the last couple of months I’ve been using Eeebuntu Netbook Remix on my Asus eee PC 900. I’m a true blue Windows user and have been since Windows 3.1 and MS-DOS before that. But I’ve dabbled with various Linux versions over the years to keep up…

Adding 1TB drive to WHS

This is part 6 in a series about building an Eco-Friendly Economical Windows Home Server. Part 1: In search of an Eco-Friendly Economical Home Server Part 2: In search of an Eco-Friendly Economical Home Server 2, Electric Boogaloo Part 3: A Cheap…

Customizing Graffiti The Amazon aStore Chalk Extension

Customizing Graffiti The Amazon aStore Chalk Extension

In my last post, Customizing Graffiti: Chalk GetQuerystringValue , I promised that I was brewing up a really good Graffiti example/tip that would combine a lot of the customizations that I’ve written about recently. Are you ready for this? This one…

Customizing Graffiti Chalk GetQuerystringValue

My last Customizing Graffiti post was a simple little thing. This one is just as simple - the GetQuerystringValue Chalk extension. I had a need for pulling a value from the querystring recently and using it my view markup. I was sure that something…

Customizing Graffiti Chalk GetAppSetting

Continued Graffiti goodness. Here is another Graffiti customization - the GetAppSetting Chalk extension. I recently put this one together so I haven’t grown to love it as much as the RedirectIfSinglePost extension, but it is very handy to have…

Customizing Graffiti Chalk RedirectIfSinglePost

In my last post I promised a wealth of Graffiti posts would soon be flowing from my finger tips. Here is my first and probably my favorite Graffiti customization - the RedirectIfSinglePost Chalk extension. I have used this on every Graffiti site I’ve…

Review, CodeMash, and Preview - More Graffiti

It’s a late Saturday night in early January and I’m drinking a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, downloading the Windows 7 Beta, catching up on my RSS reader, doing a year-end inventory and analysis and thinking about my goals for the new year. The “new year’s…

Real-time code reviews with CommitMonitor

Real-time code reviews with CommitMonitor

After reading DaveD’s blog post about using CommitMonitor back in March I downloaded it and have been using it since. CommitMonitor is a small tool that lives in your system tray that monitors SVN repositories for new commits. Up until recently…

What are people saying about me?

What are people saying about me?

I was catching up on some blog posts this evening and one of them sparked an interest in sharing. Earlier this year a couple of other devs and I were gathered around talking to Jeff Blankenburg while he was cleaning up after doing a presentation…