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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about! January 2007 Entries
Hiring Senior ASP.NET in St. Louis
We are adding a senior C# developer to our team for an ASP.NET 2.0 product scheduled to be released in about 1 year. This is product development, not IT support, with a software development firm. This is all we do. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please let me know. Here is the official description: Mitchell Humphrey is a software vendor located in St. Louis, MO, with a nationwide client base. We are currently seeking a Senior Software Developer in our Software Development Department. ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 8:40 AM

Why Bill Gates Walked Off The Daily Show


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Posted On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 6:53 AM

3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures
I love mini-golf games. This one is releasing soon on Xbox Live. Hope it's good. "3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures," from developer Wanako Games and publisher Sierra Online, allows gamers to putt their way through 36 fun-filled holes of manic minigolf action on wild courses that range from the Old West to outer space and feature a bevy of crazy hazards and obstacles ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 6:45 AM

What Happened to Vista DreamScene?
Microsoft has an Ultimate Extra listed on their site called DreamScene that allows you to use video as your desktop. It was demoed at CES, promised at the consumer launch, and it is listed as a current extra on Microsoft's site: But it doesn't show up on my available Extras list. Anyone know what the status of this feature is? UPDATE 02/05/2007: Windows Ultimate Blog Microsoft is finalizing testing of Windows DreamScene ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:21 PM

Vista Launch Coverage
Bill Gates' Keynote The Today Show The Daily Show with John Stewart - Part 1 The Daily Show with John Stewart - Part 2 ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 30, 2007 6:24 AM

Sales Speak

I just heard one of the sales weasel's from the company next door use this phrase:

It's a win-win situation for all three parties.


Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 10:31 AM

Windows Vista - It Does Matter (a little)
Like the OS, hate the OS, love the OS and you're upgrading today? Well, it only really matters a little. The vast majority of consumers only upgrade to a new operating system when they buy a new computer. So what Microsoft needs to do is win them over at the purchase point. It's not going to come down to does Vista have this specific feature or not. It's going to come down to one of two things. First, maybe knowing Microsoft has a new OS will peek their interest into getting a new PC. If this happens, ......

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 7:04 AM

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Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 6:17 AM

Creepy Pig-Man Ad

Anybody else getting this creepy pig-man ad showing up in their geek blog?  I swear I can't even concentrate on the text with this Roseanne Barr love child staring at me.

Posted On Friday, January 26, 2007 1:55 PM

Live Search Web Service and SDK Released
Today we’re proud to announce the release of the Live Search Web Service (previously known as the MSN Search Web Service Beta). For those new to our search service, it allows developers to programmatically submit queries and retrieve results from the Windows Live Search Engine using a SOAP API. Anyone got any plans for this yet? ......

Posted On Friday, January 26, 2007 1:49 PM

Zune Scratches???
I use an Agent18 protective case for my Zune because I hate scratches. But the case itself gets scratched up very easily. I got into the case habit when I use to have an iPod, but I never needed one for my Creative Zen. So my question is, does anyone have problems with scratches on their Zune? Or can anyone recommend a better scratch proof case? I was thinking of trying the new Griffin case ......

Posted On Friday, January 26, 2007 8:25 AM

Gizmodo's Zune Review After 3 Months
After prolonged use of the device, their opinion has improved. First off, we have to say that the subscription service is great. Actually listening to songs on the Zune has been fine as well. Even compared to the iPod at three months, the Zune keeps charge longer when not in use. It's only one large scratch instead of millions of tiny scratches like on the iPod, so we'll say that the Zune really is a bit more sturdy. Playing back video has also been great. There were a couple of negatives, such as ......

Posted On Friday, January 26, 2007 8:20 AM

SubSonic Doc Finds a Home

Looks like my SubSonic document made it to the front page of the SubSonic project site.

Thanks Rob.

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 5:02 PM

Bill Gates on The Daily Show

Bill will be on The Daily Show this upcoming Monday.  Which means he will be all over Soapbox YouTube on Tuesday.

Bill Gates slated for 'Daily Show' appearance

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:07 AM

Block DoS Attacks in ASP.NET

Step 1 - Put C# file in App_Code directory.

Step 2 - Add httpModule to your web config.

That's it!

How it works:

This HttpModule monitors all requests and block requests coming from IP addresses that make many requests in a short period of time. After a while the attacking IP address gets released from blocking.

Download here

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 8:36 AM

Crappy / Free CD Case

Don't give out those homemade DVDs without a case.  Create a Paper CD Case.  It says, "Hey, I'm cheap, but I care.  So don't ask to borrow any money."

Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 4:56 PM

False Support Quotes
Years ago at my first tech job, my boss had me add a praise statement to our product literature that read like this: "I can't believe how easy it is" - John Somebody (I can't remember his name). This quote was taken way out of context. The actual quote was something like "I can't believe how easy it is to crash your software." I still feel dirty about that one. Luckily it never made it to print. In today's web world, it probably would have made it to the web site though. Much like this one.... A ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:20 PM

WebCam Gadget

Scott Hanselman has released a Vista SideBar Gadget for his AirLink Web Cam.  Changing it to work with your webcam or an internet webcam (use your imagination) is not difficult.

Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:26 AM

Java is Officially Dead

Steve Jobs has called it.  Time of death, Jan 13th, 2007 12:39AM.

Markoff: “And what are you thinking about Flash and Java?”

Jobs: “Java’s not worth building in. Nobody uses Java anymore. It’s this big heavyweight ball and chain.”

From Ultimate iPhone FAQs List, Part 2 in The New York Times

Posted On Tuesday, January 23, 2007 2:37 PM

How Many Geeks?
Mr. Owl, how many geeks does it take to announce the launch of ASP.NET AJAX? Let's find out. 1 - Chris Williams - In case you missed it... 2 - G-man - Microsoft Ajax 1.0 has been released! 3 - Vivek Thakur - MS AJAX 1.0 is out ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 23, 2007 2:08 PM

YouTube / Google Video to Zune
I've been using a plug-in for IE for about a month that saves YouTube and Google videos as Zune compatible Windows Media Video files in your video directory with a single click. It has a few bugs, sometimes videos do not save correctly, but it's a great add-on for archiving online videos and carrying them around on your Zune. Download YouTube Google Video downloader for Zune ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:04 AM

Training Needed
I need to put together training courses / materials for a new employee straight out of college. He needs to know C# and ASP.NET, and currently has little to no exposure. Currently I am leaning toward either Guerrilla.NET from developmentor, .NET Complete from KeyStone, or .NET Power Suite for Visual C# .NET from AppDev. Any suggestions? Anyone ......

Posted On Monday, January 22, 2007 4:56 PM

SubSonic 1.0.6 Released
The details of the release can be found in these two blog posts: SubSonic 1.0.6 Released and I Saw Mommy Kissing SubSonic. The two features I am most excited to see are: ForeignKey tables and Properties/Methods are now generated for each object to help with Querying Stored Procedure Output Params Download SubSonic. Do it now ......

Posted On Monday, January 22, 2007 3:35 PM

Great iPhone Quote

It's clear that the press bandwagon, which had been parked at Google's headquarters, has now moved to Apple's front door. And like usual, it's so packed there's not much oxygen to power brains for clear thinking.

- Michael Robertson

Here is the article it came from.

Posted On Monday, January 22, 2007 12:30 PM

Embedding Images in GeeksWithBlogs Posts

Right now, as many of you know, images uploaded to GWB are flakey.  If you don't want to clutter up your Flickr account and just need a place to upload one off images try All You Can Upload.  Just select a file from your computer to upload and you get a URL to past into your post.  Easy.  No registration required.

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 7:21 AM

53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without
A good collection of design techniques (including screen shots). Read 53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without Note: Right now the site is down. You can use the mirror site until it's back up ......

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 7:14 AM

Recover Your Pre-Loaded Zune Content

This forum post tells you where to get your pre-loaded content from if you removed it from your device.  Personally, I think that this should be a simple download from the Zune Marketplace.

Read Topic: Pre-Loaded content at Zunerama

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 7:05 AM

Save View State in Session

Scott Mitchell posted a good article today that explains how to store view state in session rather than sending it to the browser in a hidden form field.  If your view state is getting too large, check out this solution.

Read Persisting Page State in ASP.NET 2.0

Posted On Wednesday, January 17, 2007 4:10 PM

$1 Million Zune Accessory

$25 for the centerstage Zune case is acceptable.  It even includes free ground shipping.  Just don't try to get it 2nd Day Air :)

Posted On Monday, January 15, 2007 3:06 PM

Block IP addresses or entire countries to your ASP.NET site

Using this HTTPModule you can block or trust on single IPs or a range of IPs and also use a free webservice to block site visitors based on their country.

Get ClientBlocker 1.5

Posted On Thursday, January 11, 2007 9:54 AM

IE Developer Toolbar Beta 3 - Now Available

If you're not using the IE Developer Toolbar, you should be.  The newest version adds the ability to select a style and it will tell you which style sheet it was set in.

Here is more info

Here is the download

Posted On Thursday, January 11, 2007 9:30 AM

Download Microsoft AJAX Cheat Sheets

ASP.NET Resources has PDF cheat sheets for Atlas ASP.NET AJAX.

Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:07 PM

Recursive Queries in SQL Server 2005

Ever needed to query a self referencing table to build out a tree of data, such as a menu?  Rob Conery presents a very useful and fast way to do so using SQL Server 2005.

Read Recursive Queries in SQL 2005

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 2:23 PM

The Enchanted Office

Do you hear that sound?  That's all the anti-Microsoft people laughing at us again.

The Enchanted Office: Once Upon a User Interface

Posted On Thursday, January 4, 2007 11:35 AM

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