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My cast-offs may be your treasure

As a web developer I like building new web sites, web applications, mashups, widgets, etc. Just like most other men I like shiny new toys and sometimes not-so-shiny older toys tend to become less used, become a little rusty and maybe even feel...


One Thought: Why Regional Conferences + Open Spaces Rock

I'm still trying to gather my thoughts after attending DevLink this past weekend. One thing that I want to highlight is how great these regional conferences are and how much they are a perfect fit for Open Spaces. [Much props to Alan Stevens for...


Community Server does Am I ___ or Not?

We're always working on something cool at Telligent, whether it be an entirely new product or some type of addition or extension to Community Server. Some good examples are some of the things we came up with in Hackathon II, including the couple...


Lan and Deon #3

Lan and Deon go to their local .NET User Group meeting...


I like VisualSVN

I'm not a big fan of Source Code Management integration with Visual Studio. I don't know, maybe VSS soured me years ago. When using Vault in the past I installed the Visual Studio integration tools once and uninstalled them a few days later. While...


Adding OpenID to your web site in conjunction with ASP.NET Membership

I recently added membership, accounts, login, etc. to the AspDotNetMVC site. While doing so I decided I wanted to support OpenID, too. However, I didn't want to go with only OpenID because I needed ASP.NET Membership in place to work...


How to use Kigg as a service from other sites

In yesterday's post I started providing some detail about my use of Kigg to add rating functionality to the AspDotNetMVC site. Because I wanted to integrate the ASP.NET Membership store between the two sites into an external database I started by...


How I got started in Software Development

I've finally gotten around to answering Michael Eaton's question: How did you get started in software development? How old were you when you started programming? How did you get started in programming? I think that the first time that I got...


How to decouple the ASP.NET Membership database from Kigg

This evening I posted an update to the AspDotNetMVC site that includes allowing voting on the ASP.NET MVC blog posts, buzz, articles and news that the site collects. You can see a page that uses it here: http://aspdotnetmvc.com/blogs. Rather than...


Now with a picture

I finally got around to adding a picture of me to this blog, thanks to some prodding (you know who you are!). After doing so I realized that this theme is getting a little bit crowded and dated. I hate to add to my to-do list but I'm now in search...