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Tagged: October 2005 Blog Posts

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Zoe's Cat

Zoe's Cat my daughter's pumpkin in the family pumkin carving contest

vistadb database for .net is released -- get a free copy

VistaDB 2.1 database for .NET has been releasedThis 2.1 update includes over 60 improvements, including new support for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2005. VistaDB is a small-footprint, embedded SQL database alternative to Jet/Access, MSDE and SQL Server Express 2005 that enables developers to build .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 applications. Features SQL-92 support, small 500KB embedded footprint, free 2-User VistaDB Server for remote TCP/IP data access, royalty free distribution for both embedded and server, Copy 'n Go! deployment, managed ADO.NET Provider, data management and data migration tools. Free trial is available for download.- Learn more about VistaDB- Repost...

informative graphics releases product for sharepoint

my friends over at informative graphics released their product for sharepoint this month. you should go check it out here: Brave Enterprise .NET

vs 2005 and sql 2005 ship

what?! microsoft ships on time? that's right baby: vs 2005 and sql 2005 have shipped. msdn subscribers can get them NOW.net redist will be available sometime today on microsoft.com/downloads update with download url:

new mcp certification info

Microsoft has released new details on the changes to there Certification programs to find-out how this will impact you check out the new site or the faq on the site.

data recovery begun

well, my attempts at using various livecds and other methods have failed -- and i fear my drive is unrecoverable...nonetheless i'm trying one last thing... as i put the boot cd in, this is what i'm greeted with:up a creek...

hard drive woes

right now (and most of the day) i've been looking at this roll across my laptop screen... File record segment 61292 is unreadable. File record segment 61293 is unreadable. File record segment 61294 is unreadable. File record segment 61295 is unreadable. File record segment 61296 is unreadable. about a million times... this is on a laptop i needed to get some data off of and haven't used in a while. booted up to "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" bsod -- wonderful. so as i look at chkdsk scan away, i'm weighing how much that data really is worth and if recovery is even an option...woe is me.

socal code camp open -- call for speakers!

want to go to the socal code camp and present? socal code camp call for speakers

asp/vb research jobs

After having a conversation with Brian Goldfarb (ASPNET Product Manager), I have better insight into these jobs below. This is a part of a study to research developer productivity. What is it? A contract job – it is not a long-term, full-time job. How much do I get paid? I won’t quote the terms here, but if you are interested, you should apply. I will say it probably averages around $50/hr. That’s it? Yeah, but they pay for all T&E: travel, a place to stay (this is not local to any of you), food, etc. How long is it for? They tell me about...

online bandwidth testing for VOIP

from greg hughes: Over at bandwidth.combandwidth.com they've added a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) test to let you check your Internet pipe for factors relevant to supporting VOIP phone services. The VOIPTEST "gives you the inside track to understanding how many VoIP phones you can support, evaluates the quality of your Internet connection and provides insight into your firewall configuration." Click to run the testClick to run the test. (it's free)

uninstalling pre-RTM builds of visual studio and .net 2

need to uninstall visual studio remnants? well, you can read the readme file on the release candidate (and the rtm when it is available) which also has this information: uninstalling visual studio 2005 pre-RTM versionsuninstalling visual studio 2005 pre-RTM

my random dream

i awoke today to a disturbing dream. now most of my dreams usually are a result of massive paranoia -- you know the ones where you plan out what would happen on a home invasion, how fast you could get to a weapon, where you'd tell your family to hide, all sorts of crazy stuff that nobody wishes will happen well, this morning i was shaken with something much more disturbing and random and for the life of me i cannot figure out where it came from... my dream: a backup dancer for Eminem.that's right: picture the mc hammer pants, hip-hoppin'...

cancun and atms

i was in cancun this past week on vacation... while walking around, i saw this atm for banamex -- look on the top...yep in plain sight it's a cisco router and a (didn't remember the brand) cable modem just sitting on the top of the atm. cables exposed and all. i guess i just found it kinda funny --


now this is pretty cool: flash earth flash app combination of virtual earth, google maps.

print to pdf

call me an idiot, but i didn't know about this tool: http://www.primopdf.com/ a free pdf-print-driver-type-thing that has full pdf features (security, etc.) a quick test showed a good output and the security seemed to work. i haven't tested embedding fonts, etc. but it's a good little utility.


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