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Monthly Archives: May 2004

Dude, where’s my XML?

As I looked over the TechEd session list, I was thinking “Where is the XML?”  A few years ago, there would have been DOM, hierarchical XML data, XSLT, and other sessions speaking directly about XML; every timeslot would have had … Continue reading 

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TechEd 2004 Day 2 (Tuesday)

Many great things today . . . too much for one blog post . . . San Diego sunny . . . must stay strong . . . TechEd is a marathon and NOT a sprint. 

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TechEd 2004 Day 1

This post is dedicated to Mark DiGiovanni who, although couldn’t make it to San Diego this week, I know is with me in spirit while I’m at TechEd.  You’re my boy, blue!  This morning was Steve Balmer’s keynote and just walking into the room … Continue reading 

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TechEd Day 0 Errata

A few details from yesterday I meant to include but forgot. I said TechEd attendance is 11,000 . . . this is still true, but 3,000 of them are Microsoft staff.  “Only“ 8,000 actual attendees. One of the Indiana whiz kids … Continue reading 

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TechEd 2004 Day 0

This post is dedicated to Darrell Norton who, although couldn’t make it to San Diego this week, I know is with me in spirit while I’m at TechEd. I came in yesterday (Saturday), a day early, so I’d be able to make the … Continue reading 

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R-Squared et al in C# (Math Class anyone?)

Ever try to program an R-Squared, Y-Intercept, and Slope calculator via a Linear Regression — the good old sum of squares and codeviates from math class so many years ago?  It sounds like an academic exercise, but this was an … Continue reading 

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Dude, I hate MS Access . . . TechEd take me away

Do I even have to spell this out for anyone?  I worked with a team that did so many access-to-web projects that we had a canned “Why Access Sucks for More than your Desktop” document ready to send as part … Continue reading 

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It’s starting to sink in that I’m going to Tech-Ed.  I leave soon and I started looking closely at the conference sessions — I’m going to have some tough choices to make regarding tracks and sessions.  To begin, I’m committed to … Continue reading 

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Daemon-Tools for ISO images

If you’re like me and often installing software to your computer, it can be a pain to burn ISO files (like the one you get from MSDN Subscriber downloads).  Daemon-Tools to the rescue.  It lets you create virtual drives and mount … Continue reading 

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New Corporate Site

The company I work for finally got rid of the Flash monstrosity that used to be our website . . . now we’ve got a clean HTML site with content management for the marketing and sales folks.  www.OptimizeIT.net  Still a lot … Continue reading 

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