Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Improving Your Audio: Pop Filter Edition

In Improving Your Audio: Hardware Edition, I focused on the importance of good audio hardware. No amount of post-processing is going to turn poor raw audio into a listenable podcast/webcast/screencast. It would be like trying to print a high resolution … Continue reading 

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Improving Your Audio: Hardware Edition

[ASIDE: Community Server (our current blogging engine here at CodeBetter.com) is swallowing the HTML5 <audio> tags in this post along with the Flash Player fallback. To hear HTML5 audio in your browser, jump to here with a browser that supports … Continue reading 

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TIP: How to Run Programs as a Domain User from a Non-domain Computer

As many of you know, I am an independent consultant and use my own laptop when possible. I’ve got all my tools set up the way I like them and everything else that I need to be productive. Given that … Continue reading 

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines

My blog has been quiet these last few months. With the economic downturn and various friends’ contracts being terminated, I am busy making hay while the sun shines. I have clients with paying work and so I’m staying busy while … Continue reading 

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How to Sysprep Windows Server 2008

I was going sysprep a base image of Windows Server 2008 this morning and followed my own instructions on sysprepping Windows. I went to the installation DVD and couldn’t find sysprep. A quick google later and a bit of poking … Continue reading 

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I Cry UNCLE!!!

Alright, alright. I give in. I’m finally twittering along with the rest of the planet. You can find me here: http://twitter.com/JamesKovacs You can expect witty banter, scintillating insights, and breathtaking news bites… 140 characters at a time. If you’re looking … Continue reading 

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Survey Says!

A big thank you to everyone who completed the ORM with NHibernate survey. The results have provided me with a lot of food for thought with respect to organizing future courses. Some answers were expected while others were surprising. Rather … Continue reading 

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Why Developers Are Interested in REST

I’m doing some WCF work for a client, specifically around WS-Security. I stumbled upon the System.ServiceModel.MessageSecurityVersion class today. Its static properties alone should explain why developers are craving simpler technologies like REST… WSSecurity10WSTrust13WSSecureConversation13WSSecurityPolicy12BasicSecurityProfile10 WSSecurity10WSTrustFebruary2005WSSecureConversationFebruary2005WSSecurityPolicy11BasicSecurityProfile10 WSSecurity11WSTrust13WSSecureConversation13WSSecurityPolicy12 WSSecurity11WSTrust13WSSecureConversation13WSSecurityPolicy12BasicSecurityProfile10 WSSecurity11WSTrustFebruary2005WSSecureConversationFebruary2005WSSecurityPolicy11 WSSecurity11WSTrustFebruary2005WSSecureConversationFebruary2005WSSecurityPolicy11BasicSecurityProfile10

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ReSharper 4 Goes Diamond

For those of you who missed it, JetBrains officially released ReSharper 4 last week. A list of new features can be found here. Most notably is full support for C# 3.0 and LINQ, but there are improvements in lots of … Continue reading 

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The Great NHibernate/Castle Giveaway

Earlier this week, I received three (3) complimentary copies of Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite with a MSDN Premium Subscription from S. Somasegar, Corporate Vice President of DevDiv at Microsoft. This very generous gift, worth $10,939 USD per copy, was … Continue reading 

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