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October 2005 Entries
30, definitely more respectable than 13.
A few more 17 post days would be really good. ;-)

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 10:03 AM

My Blog is only worth $5,000.
Obviously, this shows that I need to get moving on this thing. My blog is worth $5,080.86.How much is your blog worth ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 10:01 AM

Soemthing for those Flash(y) People
A good article on Flash and .NET on CodeProject.

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:56 AM

Symantec is Annoying Me (Again!)
As I detailed here, I’ve had some problems in the past with Symantec’s support. Now, it’s their product division that I’m mad at. Why this time? Well, I’ve been a longtime user of Norton Systemworks. I think the first version I bought was 2000, and I’ve re-upped my subscription every year. I know a lot of people have had trouble with it over the years, but WinDoctor has worked wonders for me at being able to avoid wiping my computer every few months, which was ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:55 AM

VS 2005 goes gold

Visual Studio 2005 has been released to MSDN subscribers.   What do you mean you haven’t downloaded it yet?

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:37 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about Generics
Fundamentals.NET FrameworkTool SupportBest Practices Very much worth a read ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:35 AM

Do you still visit any FTP sties frequently?
If so, engadget has a post for you on mapping your FTP sites as networked drives.

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:33 AM

Another Blog from part of the p&p Team. This time Security Guidance
Check it out.

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:31 AM

PDC Videos available

In case you haven’t heard, some of the PDC videos are now available.  I highly recommend checking them out if you have the time.

(And I don’t normally recommend videos, so that means something…not sure what, but it means something)

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:29 AM

Events/Delegates in C#

I like Events/Delegates in .NET.  I use them quite often.  However, I don’t like the MSDN docs on them.  Even with 2.0.  I think the documentation takes a very simple process and makes it seem like it’s brain surgery.

Here’s another excellent article that makes it simpler to understand.

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:28 AM

Beta Test MSN Messenger v8 (and beyond)
Here’s a post on how to sign up for the upcoming Messenger Beta.  Note that sign up does not guarantee participation.  So, it’s more of an “application” than a sign-up.

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:26 AM

IM Encrypter

Until there’s a solid business-friendly IM, I can see something like this getting some mileage.

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:24 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about the ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model
IntroductionMembership ProvidersRole ProvidersSite Map ProvidersSession State ProvidersProfile ProvidersWeb Event ProvidersWeb Parts Personalization ProvidersCustom Provider-Based Services (Hands-On) All very good ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:22 AM

.NET Control Development
I have two or three favorite coding authors, people whom I devour every word they write, because I know I’m going to learn something essential from them.   Dino Esposito is one of them, and as usual, he writes a great article on control development with ASP.NET.

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:15 AM

A .NET State Machine Toolkit
There is a very nice state machine on CodeProject.  It’s presented in three parts: part I, part II, and part III.   Me, I like simple and flexible tools.  This is both.

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:12 AM

Sql Server Transactions
David Hayden has a good HOWTO on properly implementing SQL Server transactions in ADO.NET. Where was this entry two years ago when I was writing a data layer? I had to figure out all of this myself, and it wasn’t pleasant. Which brings up a better question. Why didn’t I blog about this and finally beat Mr. Hayden to something? Well, there’s still hope for me for next month. Been working on a little something that even he might be impressed by. ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:08 AM

Not a good month for far
Well, this month I’m certainly not anywhere close to the 2 post-a-day goal that I’ve set for myself. As a matter of fact, I haven’t had a single blog entry in 17 days. Things have been really hectic at work and at home, and I just haven’t been able to devote the time that I’ve wanted to. I haven’t even taken my laptop out of the case at home in about 2 weeks, which must be a record for me. However, I do have quite a few things I want to link to, so I’ll post ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 8:58 AM

NHibernate - Yet Another .NET O/R Mapper
I wonder if it’s time for another acronym, YANORM, for these things? Anyway, NHibernate 1.0 has been released. It’s a port of the Java Hibernate relational persistence tool. It looks pretty nice, and I am a big fan of O/R Mappers and Code Generation, but I’m having a hard time keeping up these days. Frankly, that’s a good thing. It shows how important this is, and how many people are interested in the topic ......

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 9:49 AM

New Security Features in VS 2005
Brian Johnson (PM Microsoft) has written a great MSDN article on the upcoming security features in VS 2005.  Definitely worth reading.  Twice.

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 9:36 AM


This is sooooo cool, it’s beyond description.  Adding this file to the root directory of your ASP 2.0 app shuts it down.  Scott Guthrie discusses it in detail.

My only concern?  How easy will this be to attack?

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 9:34 AM

Code is Model?
I’m not sure what to think of this. A few months ago, I would’ve praised it up and down. Object Thinking has colored my opinion on articles of this nature now (and I really need to start posting about that book—stopped reading it for a bit and need to get back to it). Perhaps when I finish the book, I’ll be able to incorporate this into my Object Thinking world ......

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 9:29 AM

Optimistic Concurrency in SQL Server Databases
Once again, Dave Hayden hits one out of the park when discussing Optimistic Concurrency in SQL Server.

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 9:25 AM

C# 3.0 Features

I stumbled across a great blog entry on C# 3.0 written from a Java developer’s perspective.  He’s impressed, but not awed. I’d say he’s more disappointed in Java advancement than excited about C#’s. Still, a good read about what’s ahead.

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 9:17 AM

Qumana 2.0 vs. BlogJet
Ok, I've played around a bit more with Qumana 2.0, and it's defintely worth a look. I think it's a better tool than BlogJet. It just lacks a little in support of the various API's and hosts. They'll get that given time. Right now, I'd say they're tied, but if BlogJet doesn't radically improve soon, this battle is over. This post is with Qumana, but I'll probably stick with BlogJet as long as I'm on this blog (moving soon, hopefully), as Qumana isn't very friendly to .Text (no Categories). Technorati ......

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 8:32 AM

Qumana 2.0
Congrats to the folks a Qumana for releasing v 2.0 of their blogging tool. It looks rather slick, but still doesn’t work with ModBlog. That’s ok for me, however, as I’m nearly ready to make the switch to BlogSome. I’ve figured out how to get my posts from here to there, but it’s going to take some effort on my part, so it’s now a question of when I’ll have time to get around to it ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:38 PM

Microsoft and Yahoo! in IM deal?
If I wasn’t using Trillian, this would be big news to me. Now playing: Echo, The Bunnymen - People Are Strange ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 8:52 AM

FairTax News
Neal Boortz was in Indianapolis last night promoting the FairTax book. He was at a book signing in Castleton. I hope that you attended if you have questions about the FairTax. I didn’t because I had a little work around the house to do, and I’m sold on it already. Mr. Boortz is also broadcasting from his Indianapolis affiliate this morning, so you can catch him on WXNT – Newstalk 1430. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but there are still stations that broadcast on the AM ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 8:33 AM

Star Blazers!
I’ve been a big fan of Star Blazers since I first saw it on TV 25 years ago. I can still remember the theme song: We're off to outer spaceWe're leaving Mother EarthTo save the human raceOur Star BlazersSearching for a distant starHeading off to IscandarLeaving all we love behindWho knows what danger we'll find?We must be strong and braveOur home we've got to saveIf we don't in just one yearMother Earth will disappearFighting with the GamilonsWe won't stop until we've wonThen we'll return and ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 8:10 AM

It's Gada.Be a Great Search Service
There’s a new search site at You can use it like you would Google or any other engine, but that’s not it’s strength. It’s meant to be used right from the URL! Type your search as an address, like, and you’ll find some of my recent blog entries as well as that I’m apparently a staff assistant at Notre Dame. Except that doesn’t look like me, and I can’t stand Notre Dame. Ok, so there’s another Chris Breisch ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:35 AM

In an earlier post, I blogged that Flight Attendants were upset about the movie Flightplan, and that I was further encouraged to see the film because of that. Well, yesterday I got my chance. I’m not sure exactly what the Flight Attendants are in such a snit about. Do they make mistakes? Sure, but I don’t think any of us are about to believe that they’re perfect and never talk about the passengers behind our backs. The movie itself? Pretty good, although when the suspense gives ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 5:24 AM

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