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I am retiring this blog and replacing it with two new blogs: My technical blog will cover .NET, SQL Server, etc. and will be hosted on asp.net. My personal blog will cover triathlons, running, family, etc. and be hosted on blogspot.com. Thanks aspadvice.com! Read More...
I just uploaded the slides and samples from my 3 talks at the March 2009 DevConnections conference. The Talks: ADX201: Coming Up to Speed with LINQ LINQ (Language INntegrated Query) is one of the new features provided with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Read More...
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services has been out about 9 months or so now and I've finally gotten a chance to dig into my favorite reporting server product. My top five new features: Ability to render reports to Microsoft Word format. This Read More...
I am putting out a call for abstracts to present at the Fall 2009 Microsoft ASP.NET Connections conference in Las Vegas, Nov 9-13 2009. The due date for submissions is April 5, 2009. For submitting sessions, please use this URL: http://www.deeptraining.com/devconnections/abstracts Read More...
I contributed a blog post to the Microsoft MVP Summit 2009 Blog on Lucy's Legacy Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. If you enjoy paleontolgy/archeology/history/African culture and will be in Seattle for the MVP Summit or some other Read More...
Lately, technologies like ASP.NET MVC (which hasn’t even been released), and client-focused AJAX have dominated the mindspace of the ASP.NET community. But in reality, most ASP.NET developers are still primarily focused on the server and using WebForms. Read More...
This was to be the week of a few easy runs and lot of carbs. It was time to enjoy my hard work and get psychologically ready for the race--the California International Marathon (a point to point race from Folsom to Saramento). I had been battling sciatica Read More...
Just posted my session materials from Microsoft ASP.NET Connections, part of DevConnections Las Vegas, Nov 10-13, 2008. The updated materials, which can be found here , include both slides and samples for the following talks from the show: Data Control Read More...
Note: the original post had several errors in dates. All the errors, I believe, have been corrected. Howerver, the URL of the post still uses the original, incorrect date but I don't want to change that URL. Sorry for the confusion. I am putting out Read More...
I just posted my slides and samples for a new talk I presented at the Fort Wayne, Indiana .NET Users Group. I thought the talk went well and hope you enjoy the slides and samples which you can find along with materials for several other talks at my downloads Read More...
FWIW, I found it helpful to create this table to compare the query syntax of C# and VB and how it translates into SQL. C# LINQ VB LINQ ANSI SQL from From FROM select Select SELECT where Where WHERE orderby Order By ORDER BY join Join JOIN group Group Read More...
Have you seen the BBC article on shared keyboards being dirtier than a toilet? A consumer group named "Which?" swabbed a bunch of keyboards in their own offices and cultured the swabs. "Out of 33 keyboards swabbed, four were regarded as Read More...
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Race Day Sunday, May 4th came for me at 5:30 AM. I awoke before the two alarms I had set went off, which was good because I managed to get up, dress, eat, and leave without waking the kids. And with only waking Suzanne briefly before she dozed back off Read More...
My marathon career started when I was 14 while a freshman at Archbishop Molloy High School in NYC. I had run cross-country and indoor track and there was a bit of gap before outdoor track was to start. My brother Bill and some of his friends decided they Read More...
I finished my sixth marathon yesterday, the Eugene Marathon , and missed qualifying for the next Boston marathon by a mere 15 seconds. My time: 3:36:14. The qualifying cutoff time for my age/gender group: 3:35:59. Bummer. Overall, a great race. Perfect Read More...
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