Technology

Teched 2005 – ASP.net Master Pages

One of the great sessions I attended was about ASP.Net 2.0 and Master Pages. The idea is that you can create a master page that all other pages bind from. This concept is similar to a tempate design but with a master page you can lock in certain page variables and attributes that you would like an entire site or area …

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TechEd 2005 – Update 2

I have been so busy here in Orlando, I have not been able to post any more info. I have attended so many sessions and Cabana’s that I am overwhelmed. First things first, IIS 7.0 will rock. They have taken a modular approach to how you can configure and extend IIS. This allows an administrator to either lockdown a server by …

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Great Google Information

Here is a link to the google factory tour . They talk about a lot of the new services they will be offering and some that I have mentioned before. They have screen shots of the customized home page, RSS feed adds, and even some info on translation. I really do like google (I know I have said this before). Their …

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IE toolbars

It seems to me that there are a ton of IE tool bars out there. And every program you install tries to add another. I understand the functionality of a toolbar and how useful they can be, but come on. How many do we need. So I started thinking of what I use. And wanted to see what others thought. I …

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IIS Security Enhancements

There is a fantastic document over at Microsoft about the updated security features of IIS 6.0 vs IIS 5.0. It is a very good read and has some great information. You can find the document here (www.microsoft.com). I admin many IIS boxes at work and frequent many IIS user lists and sites to add information about security and hardening. This document …

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Podcasting and SiriusRadio

It looks like one of my favorite PodCasts is going to be available on Sat radio. Adam Curry is working with Sirius radio to deliver a Podcast channel – You can read the news release here . Or visit Sirius Radio for more info and a free 3 day trial. I was playing with getting Sat Radio for a while. I …

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Command Line Tricks

I am a command linke junkie. I have always been, both a linux and windows user and find it is difficult to switch from linux to windows when using the command prompt. In particular, the ls command on linux is similar to the dir command in windows. I found myself always typing ls on a windows machine and getting the “unknown …

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Skype does it again

I cannot say enough good words about skype. This time they were on the ball enough to survey me after one of my phone calls. Asking me to rate the call for both quality and service. way to go skype. The more a company can find out about their clients the more they can help improve any issues. www.skype.com

Wireless Extensions

I have been working on 2 wireless projects recently. One is for myself and the other is for a client. A client is in need of blanketing his office and home with wireless access to share his DSL line. To ensure that the space, over 200 Meters is covered, I used a modified Linksys Wireless router. I chose the Linksys WRT54GV2 …

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Content Spamming

Sorry to all, if you have been trying to add posts / comments to this site. I have had such an issue with content spammers, that I installed a captcha program for wordpress. Captcha is an acronym for “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart”. It is that graphic you see on sites like Ticketmaster or below …

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Cell Phone Towers

I was driving from Holland, MI to Grand Rapids, MI yesterday and started realizing the number of towers along the highway. For some reason I started to count the number I saw from I196. Heading East twards grand rapids, I counted 17 towers. Of the 17 I think that at least 15 were cell phone towers. This got me thinking of …

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Gmail Mobile

I have been a huge gmail fan since I got my first account. Now that gmail is up to 2 gigs of space how can you resist. I have been thinking of ways to utilize my gmail account other than an aggregator for thoughts, files, and other email accounts. I finally decided to try and use the system for email relaying. …

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Riding the Bus

Last week I had some service done to my car. I decided it was time to take on the task of riding the bus (City bus). I knew that my car would not be available for 3 days so that ment I had three days to ride the bus. So on Sunday night I googled for the Grand Rapids, michigan bussing …

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