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A coworker and I discovered the other day that we got an error when we tried using CAST on a parameter in the same line as the procedure call. For example: EXEC [procname] @param1, CAST(@param2 AS DATETIME) result: Invalid syntax near 'cast'. That statement didn't work till we separated it into two lines, like so: SET @param2 = CAST(@stringdatevar AS DATETIME) EXEC [procname] @param1, @param2 I haven't been able to google up any proof that the first call should cause an error, so it would be greatly ...
Well now that the girl geek dinners are finished for the year and DDD4 has been done, I am back looking at what is going on in the mobile space. With Le Web 3 on this week and not being there I thought I would see what is being discussed. The first thing that was brought up today in light of the event was Rudy De Waele's recent article about mobile and the web 2.0 phenomenon. The article makes for an interesting read and touches on a few subjects close to my heart. Mobile 2.0 vs Web 2.0 and the differences ...
This time it's an Application rather then a website. And I seem to like it this way more - the UI is nice and snappy, no need to clog the dataline on the device with UI [HTML]. I am completely foregoing Pocket Maps from Microsoft - since this does Directions and always up to date Traffic. If you have WM5 device and you find yourself looking for maps or directions [one day you would] - you need to check it out - http://wls.live.com/ You can find detailed comparison to Google maps online service here ...
Alex posted about an interesting article (click here) that talks about how Google has an immense amount of info on all of our search queries, and the possible danger to our privacy. I guess here's my take though: Google is not a non-profit, for the betterment of the internet organization. It's a company. Although their search engine is free to use, that doesn't mean that us using it means that we're not bound by their rules as far as data collection and how that is used. I think maybe we've gotten ...
This is a very interesting article about how Google knows your every move: http://www.motherjones.com/... I don't think there's proof that Google has done anything completely crazy yet (depending on your stance on China and the whole bit), but I can see a day when, for example, somebody says they have proof that a candidate for president searched for "join communist club" or something controversial like that, when really the candidate's eighth cousin was using the computer ...
I just remembered something annoying that happened yesterday.  I can't remember what my search terms were, but I added a word to the search and got a greater number of results!  As far as I understand it, that should never happen.  I've contacted Google about this once, and they somehow fixed it the last time. 
I have been working on a cool new plugin for Team Foundation Server and decided it was time to run the msi to see how it worked outside of the hive. I created the msi and tried to run it on my Vista machine and found that it kept failing to install. The reason for this is that it was not running as the Admin. When I right-click the msi there was no option to run it as the Admin, so I had to Google around to see what I could find out. I ran across a post (forgot the link) and found that I could kick ...
using System;using System.Collections.Generic; namespace HelloWorld{ public class AboutMe { private string name; private int age; private List<string> stuffs; public string Name {get { return name; }} public int Age {get { return age; }} public List<string> Stuffs {get { return stuffs; }} public AboutMe(string param_name, int param_age, List<string> param_stuffs) { name = param_name; age = param_age; stuffs = param_stuffs; } } class onStart { static void Main(string[] args) { AboutMe ...
I think the next big (and good) Nugget in GUI web development is on the horizon. (And not just in the .Net world.) I've always said I will never limit my focus to any one technology. You pay me to write Java, I'll write some Java. You pay me to write .Net... done. I admit I prefer .Net, ANet (Asp.Net.) and ANet's most recent flavors: MS Ajax, MS AJAX Toolkit, etc. Even though the graphical web has been evolving for several years it has been lacking to say the least. AJAX has successfully regenerated ...
Hello! My name is Charlie Kilian. Welcome to my new tech blog, Cödenfreude! I've blogged before as a political blogger. Chances are, though, that you don't actually care about that. If I'm wrong, well, Google is your friend. I should probably introduce myself. I'm a software developer from Omaha, Nebraska. I specialize in .NET development -- both Windows Forms and ASP.NET, though recently my focus has been on the latter. I work for Lutz Software, which is a division of the accounting firm Lutz & ...
I was trying my luck at writing macros for Live Search that I discovered this: the search query size restriction on Live. In my macro, I included a lot of site lookups and on testing by providing user input the combined query didn’t show any results. By my guess, I reduced the site list, and the results appeared awesomely! :) After a bit of looking into, I found out that the size of the search query for Live Search is not as great as Google’s! I, first make a search for: Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello ...
AZGroups used to have a 'Blog Roller', which consisted of the latest couple entries from any of the member's blogs. I liked going there and being able to read the 'headlines' and decide what I wanted to read rather than either go through each blog in order.Squeet came along, and maybe that's when the roller went away. Squeet works great, and I have a bunch of feeds being emailed to me at home and at my work email address. This is an excellent solution for me, working inside a restrictive environment. ...
You're going to be hearing a lot more about the Social Geocoding service, NavXS. It's MySpace meets Where's Tim. These guys do it right. They have a Windows Mobile client, a Java client, Google Maps interface and a rock solid permissions model. They also have a blog here. Technorati tags: NavXS, Social Geocoding, GPS, location sharing, Where's Tim ...
Within {and probably outside} the Blog-o-sphere I am but a pimple on the ass of society. None the less I'm not sure if I should find it amusing or alarming that my most popular post is in reference to a problem installing Live Messenger titled Windows Live Messenger Installation Error 1601, 1603 & 1635 . With 6516 web views this is a Google Ader's dream. Unfortunately I am not among the beneficiaries of Google Ads... So listen up Live Messenger team, there are a lot of people out there struggling ...

Look no further than http://www.discountasp.net/ - google for a promotion code and youll get 6 months free too. I have been using them for the last year or more and would recommend them.

I had a working demo with BTS 2004, InfoPath and WSS. The WSS site contains 3 views based on filters on a field from the InfoPath form. After playing around with it for a while I re-published the InfoPath form to the WSS site because I had done some changes and the filters on the WSS views disappeared (because the field on which they were based was republished). This caused the following anyoing error: The adapter "WSSLib" raised an error message. Details "Server was unable to process request. --> ...
Matt Dunbar & Co. did a fantastic job putting together GIS day at Kansas University. My favorite part of the day was judging the student competition. Seven students gave ten minute presentations on unique uses of GIS. They showed everything from a geographic boundary of where grits are consumed (apparently South Carolina is the capital of all that is grits) to a traffic analysis of SW Douglas Country in Kansas. The winner was Lincoln Lewis. He showed how to make GIS data pretty using a suite ...
I'm loving Google Desktop these days. The first couple of versions they came out with were garbage, but they have really cleaned up the performance of the indexing engine. If you uninstalled Google Desktop like me because it was pegging out your CPU, try it again now. It's much better. Here are some shortcuts that I use on a daily basis: 1) Pressing Ctrl twice on your keyboard will bring up a search box. From there you can type in your search phrase and it will search your desktop and google.com. ...
How to Make Your Web Site Sing for You Original NYTimes Article http://www.nytimes.com/2006... THE idea that if you build it, they will come, might have worked for Kevin Costner in the movie “Field of Dreams,” but it certainly does not hold true for Web sites. Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image T. WalentaBuild a bad-looking small-business site filled with poorly written text, and your potential customers will go away. Build one that is attractive, compelling ...
This week my students were learning how to create a new container for their dotnetnuke site and how to skin as well. Creating a container requires students to create a css file that includes the font, family style and color of the heading that they want. .CompSciContainerTitle { font-weight:bold; font-size:200%; color:#339933; } An html file is then created which includes An html file is created which includes: [SOLPARTACTIONS][TITLE][VIS... [SOLPARTACTIONS][TITLE][VIS... these are dotnetnuke ...
It's my second personal/social post in this technical blog. I am participationg in Russian Bard Club "Southern Cross" . I've recently noticed that the club's web site is not shown in Google. Even if it is out-of-date and not complete, it's better to have it searchable, because at least some info can be interesting. I hope that this link will help Google to crawl it ...
Update: I changed the feed to default to partial length, only the first 1000 characters of the article body. To change it to get the full body, add another querystring parameter named full with value true, ie: http://www.textbox1.com/exa... Output any newsgroup as an RSS feed in a half dozen lines of code. Thats pretty impressive, really. How? With RSSBus and a little script that calls RSSBus NntpOps. Here's ...
I find my GWB blog at the first link of Google for the key word with my name "Mohammad Ashraful Alam". There might be several thousands "Mohammad Ashraful Alam" in this world, but Google knows me at first. Not only in the web search, Google picks two of my pictures in the Google image search as well as, for the same key word. The same thing for web search happens in Yahoo! and MSN search as well as. What I am guessing is, search engines are putting higher priority for the bloggers. Hah! So finding ...
ok, so I still haven't figured out the whole combobox thing, but the drop downs are working fine, and so that's no big deal. The system is working, so I was shifted to different projects. I am working on all these special reports, and now they said HEY we want to make this new website, so can you make it. We want all this stuff and want it in 2 weeks. WOHOO, so I'm a webmaster now. It's a crazy corporate world, but I LOVE the high stress, and the success of completing something with impossible deadlines, ...
This article focuses on the motivation factors behind software developement and encourages you to score your company. Being Set Up to Succeed Having Excellent Management Learning New Things Exercising Creativity and Solving the Right Kind of Problems Having a Voice Being Recognized for Hard Work Building Something that Matters Building Software without an Act of Congress Having Few Legacy Constraints The author believes most large companies would be lucky to score a 1, and most companies in general ...
This bus has been parked by our office for so long, that it shows up in satellite view on Google Maps. Technorati tags: Google Maps, long term parking ...
I just read Kathy Sierra's latest post Why does engineering/math/science education in the US suck? and once again find myself fired up about teaching again. This fire was first lit when I read Paul Grahm's Hackers and Painters. Since then I have been trying to figure out how I can share the things that I think are so important. Now that I am fired up again I find myself thinking "What is my next action?" For the longest time, I thought it was to go and get my Masters or PhD in Computer Science, however ...
I've been giving Google Reader a spin and I'm finding it very easy to get used to reading my RSS feeds through it. They've done an excellent job with the UI, as usual.But then I needed to find an old blog entry from Oren Eini's blog (a book recommendation for a fantasy trilogy of all things) and I've discovered that Google Reader is missing something very important. Something that Google is almost synonymous with - a search box.What and odd surprise - there is no search feature (that I could find) ...

I have to say I have mine set to use google suggest (UK)

www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=en&complete=1

US version

www.google.com/webhp?hl=en

Type what your interested in and choose from the results.

How useful is that!

Cheers
G

Problem I have exposed an orchestration as a web service using the WSE 2 web service publishing wizard. I am wanting to use kerberos to sign and encrypt the message, however i have turned off the server policy as i dont want to force it as a requirement until i can get it to work. When i call the web service as intended with a kerberos token signing and encrypting the message i get the following error: System.Web.Services.Protoco... System.Web.Services.Protoco... ...
http://googleblog.blogspot.... Usage: 'Google' as verb referring to searching for information via any conduit other than Google.Example: "I googled him on Yahoo and he seems pretty interesting."Our lawyers say: Bad. Very, very bad. You can only "Google" on the Google search engine. If you absolutely must use one of our competitors, please feel free to "search" on Yahoo or any other search engine ...
Hey guys it a great news for developers like me, who can now search for a desired code from Google! As per Google....... " Google Code Search helps you find function definitions and sample code by giving you one place to search publicly accessible source code hosted on the Internet. With Google Code Search, you can: Use regular expressions to search more precisely Restrict your search by language, license or filename View the source file with links back to the entire package and the ebpage where ...
Google Code Search There is yet another brand new service from Google named as Google Code Search. This service designed to make it easier for computer programmers to find bits of code online. Google Code Search will make it easier for software developers to find programming code directly, without having to search forums, most of which are open source code.http://www.google.com/... ...
This review is about the book ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks and Tips. Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc on end May 2006. 7 MVP's decided to put their knowledge together and create this book. The MVP's are: David Yack, Joe Mayo, Scott Hanselman, Fredrik Normén, Dan Wahlin, J. Ambrose Little, Jonathan D. Goodyear. If you are a ASP.NET developer you have propably already heard of these guys and if you haven't you need to take your work more seriously.This book is for experienced ASP.NET ...
I was trying to tweak my blog a bit yesterday, so I did some research on "Custom CSS Selectors". I didn't figure out how to do what I wanted to do (still researching), but I did figure out how to do a number of different things. A lot of the info I used, I got from this post by Josh Ledgard. I had to modify his directions a bit to add search to my blog, but it's pretty close. I changed my subtitle to the following: .NET Data Practices<div id="s">Blog Search<br><input class="BS" type="text" ...
The last few days I've been playing around with Google docs. Its pretty neat. Its google's take on writely and irows both rolled into one. Its not bad, it also supports exporting the spreadhseet/document to popular document formats (e.g. xls, doc, pdf etc). tags: Google, Goolge Docs Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Microsoft's foray into the cross-platform realm of Web functionality development is now official. Today, the company released Beta 1 of what it now calls ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 - essentially its Web development toolkit for Asynchronous JavaScript. Betanews states: The Microsoft's goal at this point is to develop a series of small libraries that a browser can load into memory as necessary -- rather than loading one huge library -- that will give Web developers the framework for implementing on-page controls. ...
Joab Jackson published an article in National Geographic that give a very basic introduction of GeoRSS and a couple examples of it's use. One of the examples was Where's Tim!! GeoRSS is a way to add geographic information to an RSS feed. Most generically, it is used to add a latitude / longitude point to an item. To add GeoRSS to your existing feed, add the namespace to your rss element like this: rss version="2.0" xmlns:georss="http://www.ge... xmlns:gml="http://www.openg... ...
Yes, I'm about to say something good about Google. Don't faint. There's an article on BusinessWeek about how Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products at Google runs her meetings. This is extremely valuable advice. I've been to too many meetings over my career that have been essentially failures, because they didn't follow these simple rules. Her main points? Set a Firm Agenda Assign a Note Taker Carve Out Micro-Meetings Hold Office Hours Discourage Politics, Use Data Stick To The Clock As they say, read ...
I've tried to create Enterprise Library Exception Handling Policy similar to described in Take Exception To Critical Errors With Custom Application Blocks , but I wanted to use standard Logging Exception Handler.However the LogCategory combo-box was empty and I wasn't able even save the configuration file due to error:"the value for LogCategory can not be null".It wasn't obvious for me that I have to create “Category source“ under “Logging Application Block“ first.It is not ...
I wanted to jump in on this discussion, mainly because I am very passionate about these Web 2.0 apps. Honestly, I don't care if they are aptly named "Web 2.0", or Web 3.0 or Webbies or what ever. What I do care about is they are accessible from pretty much anywhere I can get an Internet connection. As I posted here, I'm really open to these applications. As stated in Chris's post (here), not everyone needs every feature of a wordprocessor like Microsoft Word. In fact, I don't even need all the features ...
Tom Hollander doesn't think so. Admittedly, Tom is part of the p&p group at Microsoft, so his opinion might be biased. Every couple of years, the tech media giants get together to hold a secret meeting. According to my sources, it takes place in a cave, deep underground, somewhere just east of Wagga Wagga. The main order of business is to choose the next technology that will be the death of Microsoft... this time for certain. Past appointees, in chronological order, include Netscape, Java, Linux ...
I dig this XKCD comic so much that I subscribed to it in Bloglines last week. Here is one that I particularly enjoyed. Also, here's a funny Far Side that I saw recently: Posted from Google Docs ...
Google announced that you can now view Google Homepage Gadgets on any website. Earlier this year, we released a gadget that is basically a mini Where's Tim. You can still add this gadget to your Google Homepage. But now, thanks to Google, you can also now view this gadget on any website. I have placed it on my blog, just under the GWB ads. The gadget works just like Where's Tim. It updates automatically every 15 seconds, and the icon turns green when I am moving and red when I am stationary ...
Google Labs has come out with a new means to find source code online. Google Code Search is a feature that returns hits from within posted source code. It did not take long for me to ignore the main page and set the advanced search page as my shortcut. So far, it seems heavily weighted towards Java (not surprising), with less available from C-based sites. The results layout also needs more differentiation between each separate result -- things blend together too much. More to follow as I use the ...
I have always been fascinated by the logical puzzles which require you to invoke your brain and use the logical half of it and get a solution off it... where you have aptitude, not just the math solving skills... where you can develop ways how to approach a problem...Mostly I have seen such puzzles being asked in Microsoft interviews and Google interviews to test logical / creative skills of the candidate... one I myself took for Infosys technologies in India... I would encourage guys to add to the ...
Here are two assembly signing gotchas I ran into today: 1. I had two assemblies, A and B, and A had an [InternalsVisibleTo(”... attribute (my concrete scenario, A is the “main” assembly and B a unit tests assembly). Everything is peachy! Then I go and sign them and compile: boom! Compilation fails with the following error message: “Friend assembly reference 'B' is invalid. Strong-name signed assemblies must specify a public key in their InternalsVisibleTo declarations” ...
RSSBus is good for more than just generating RSS feeds or helping you easily create an API for your data or services. Its also useful in easily outputting other formats as well, such as KML (an XML format for Google Earth). For example, recently Tim posted an example of using XmlTextWriter to generate KML. For most of ius, its not rocket science, but compare his code and the ease of writing it with how it can be done with RSSBus. With RSSBus you can just literally write the XML and plug-in the values ...
arghh ... that is what I said when one of my senior ask me to work on system.reflection and the moment when I google this query I start crying becuase there is not much help available on internet. so I got disappointed but blieve me reflection is not that difficult really. Please check the new artcile of asp.net 2.0 category for more information about System.Reflection check the followig link http://geekswithblogs.net/a... cheers. ...
I've been working exclusively alone on a project for a while and have as much liberty as any developer could hope for. I'm a blessed man. Nonetheless, I have tried to kind of "pretend" like I am working in a team environment that has regimented deadlines. This is mostly due to integrity and partly due to prevention for laziness...how easy is it to constantly be researching solutions without implementing them? There was a necessary period of growth in skill sets that had to occur and while I certainly ...