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Thursday, October 30, 2003
1:26 PM
October 30,2003
ASP.NET is not whta MS said it was or tried to say it is since you are just letting some one lese write you jscript so to change stuff you have to learn jscript very well which is not what MS was impling when they start all the ASP.NET hype. There are some great things in asp.net, the speed is awesome, ado.net speed is crapy at best ( 5-7 seconds to create a connection is the worse I have every seen) but the controls give you some great chances to build some cool web apps, just check out what you can do with a asp.net datagrid control, http://www.dotnetjunkies.com/Tutorial/ShowContent.aspx?cg=841522c9-ffbd-4c57-bd48-f62b55057ff3&forumid=4117 , they show hierarchical data in the grid.  way cool since it is not built in to the grid.

This site has some good graphics and cool tools, http://oxyx.oxygen-inc.com/
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003
10:05 AM
October 29,2003

I read about this cool USB drive that takes your desktop with you, it is a cool item, you can read about it here, http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1361681,00.asp  , and also here http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103_2-5080056.html. The maker is Forward Soultions, http://www.fwdsolutions.info/ ,  and you can see it on there web site here,  http://www.4migo.com/ , and view a demo right here http://www.4migo.com/demo.html

Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
6:26 PM
October 28,2003
Today I found a good site to look for stuff called http://www.overstock.com and the coolest thing is shipping is just $2.95  on all orders that is sweet.  They have computers stuff but alwso watches, clothes , tickets and tons of other stuff.

Here are a couple neat things, the first is this domain registrant , it is a great name http://www.maddogdomains.com/ , the logo says Mad Dog Domain & Cattle Company, is that great or what.  The second is this company called Domains By Proxy, http://www.domainsbyproxy.com , that will hide your registrants info and show theres instead, no email no nothing becasue they give you an email alias. Pretty Slick!!!
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Friday, October 24, 2003
1:57 PM
October 24,2003

Ever what to see you system perfmon info without using perfmon, well here is a free little app that will do that for you, http://www.samurize.com/ .  It dispayes it on the desktop, or over your app and you can click right though the meters to the application running. To read more about it go here, http://www.samurize.com/modules/xoopsfaq/index.php . there are scripts to display other stuff it appears but great tool for developers that need to watch something and see the app at the same time.

Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Thursday, October 23, 2003
5:38 PM
October 23,2003

Found some cool stuff. There is a great toolbar/shell for Windows XP( 2000 is support but have not tried it there) called MobyDock at http://www.mobydock.com , it is free.  And then there are some great icon's at http://www.foood.net for XP and Mobydock. Also, good icons at http://glyfx.com .

Here is a link my buddy Mike sent me that is the Officially Launch Event Of Office 2003 that Bill Gates did on October 21, http://www.microsoft.com/Office/launch/billgates.mspx

Well, he is a fun site , http://www.mensa.org/ and if you want to play around and test your IQ online try the MESA Workout Online, you will find it in the menu on the site .


Ok, the fastest car runs on batteries this is way weird, http://www.dwra.net/dwrastreamliner.htm

The weather Channel and weather.com once again top my list of weather sites, http://www.weather.com/services/xmloap.html  check it out all you developers

Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Monday, October 20, 2003
3:39 PM
October 20, 2003

Well today i have fun a site that could be usefully to some, http://www.kbAlertz.com that scans MS KB for new postings.  Also, found these web sites about .NET stuff
http://www.ineta.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=2&tabid=14, this is a good list of people of .NET programmers in the world.
these sites I found listed on sites about .NET but did not come up for some reason but really look like they should, http://www.adoguy.com and http://www.123aspx.com

and then this is a interesting site, http://www.microsoftregionaldirectors.com/ , I have not been able to read much of the site yet but will could be useful

Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Sunday, October 19, 2003
6:44 PM
October 19,2003
Here are a couple of hardware sites that I found in The Processor newspaper, the fist one is http://www.iwill.net , has some cool mini-pc cases and then there is http://www.antonline.com that has new and even better used pcs and servers at good prices.
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Friday, October 17, 2003
3:01 PM
October 17,2003
This is a cool idea, http://www.officescape.com/index.asp 
this is the same basic idea but in the UK http://www.easymailbase.com/index.htm
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Thursday, October 16, 2003
12:13 PM
October 16,2003

It amazes me that the calendar , cards, and gift people or the world can just make up holidays and special days to get us to buy crap.  Today is National Boss Day in case you did not know that. You got it that means that today you should have picked up or sent  your boss something which includes the owner/president/ceo/cio,coo/cfo/cto/and those others at the top of the food change , managers, and supervisors. So if you are at the bottom all of those above you are a boss to you so that is a bunch of crap you should have sent or purchased something for.  So tell me this, where is the day they do that for the others , we all know the secretaries have a day, a whole week on some calendars, but i do not recall a mail room person day, a file clerk day so when are we going to see those.  Really I want ot see the Nerd Day, ie the people that make all those other poele jobs easier and if they want could really make it so that those others are not needed at all.   If  I remember the Boss gets something from us everyday , we have to do what every they tell us or they can tell us where to go, and we get something from them every day, money ( well usually unless they are scaming you and not telling you that in a fews days when I usually guy you money to pay you I am not going to )    :-)       

Death to calendar, card, gift  people unless they make a Nerds Rule The World Day.

Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
1:45 PM
October 15, 2003

Found this interesting read on software money making, http://software.secrets-exposed.com/?hop=tbcook.bflbfl, it is a book called Software Secrets Exposed

Now , I got a memo today that said they needed a data bank, itshould have been a  database, does that mean i get to make deposits and withdrawls :-)  . 
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
11:05 PM
October 14,2003
Fun this Company called ShipItForYou.com , d-link and some others uses them to sell from there web plus they ship the stuff for you. Very interesting idea, http://www.shipitforyou.com/

this is a fun page, http://www.clickfire.com/acronyms , a list of computer acronyms

Bandwidth Speed pages on the internet, some are better than others but this one lists some good ones and has the all import upload tests which is the big factor and makes your great cox cable connection look like crap and you realise that you are way over paying to download really fast and upload slower than a adsl line.  Enjoy, http://bandwidthtest.info  .  If you need a good quick  www.speed-test.net and then there are these two that are pretty good ones to do as well ,  http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest and http://www.dslreports.com/stest
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Monday, October 13, 2003
12:58 PM
October 13, 2003
This is a little device that seems to work for 15 bucks, http://www.wirelessweek.com/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA3415

Here is info about laptops, I knew that alot of them looked the same but he is the secret about who really makes them,  http://www.powernotebooks.com/Name_Brand.php3 

Here is a good place to get .NET information on Data Access with ADO.NET, http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/daag.asp ,
here is the a best practices for Using ADO.NET from MSDN , http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnadonet/html/adonetbest.asp

Man, MS does a terrible job of putting out infomration on JET Engine. They added a feature that was need and never publisjhed it as a new feature or anything. I read tons of access articles and never once have I seen any one talk about being able to get the value of the last auto-increment value/@@Identity , here is a link to an article about doing it. Man, i could have saved a ton of time with this, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;232144  . Another couple of them that they did not talk up are Stored Procedures and View , http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;275561 , The views are ugradable to sql server and the stored procedures even though not like real ones will allow parameters which would make them much easier to upgrade to sql server without changing code. 
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Saturday, October 11, 2003
10:39 PM
October 11,2003
cool util that will create flash files without buying flash and much easier , http://www.swishzone.com
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Thursday, October 09, 2003
11:29 PM
October 9,2003
OK this is funny nerd stuff, worst server names from Netowrk Computing Magazine , http://www.nwc.com/showitem.jhtml?articleID=15200581&pgno=1#top , these are actually server names people sent in.
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
2:27 PM
October 8,2003
This is a cool site and gets cooler each time I remember about it, The Terra Server, http://terraservice.net/ , from Microsoft and other companies like HP , Extreme Networks and other vendors.  All the site does is server up USGS aerial imagery and USGS topographic maps of the US. The cool new thing is that they have a web services that you can use, http://terraservice.net/webservices.aspx 

If you have not heard or seen about the new Windows Xp Media Version, check it out, http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/ , it is the ultimate in merging you pc and tv.

And then Sony has a New PlayStation, PSX , coming out, by Christmas in Japan I hear, http://ps2.ign.com/articles/421/421027p1.html?fromint=1
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
10:22 AM
October 7,2003
Here is a great site for SQL server information from Microsoft titled MS SQL Server Product Documentation , http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/productdoc/2000/default.asp 
you will find the BOL for 2000, CE, and 7 plus system table map , SDK, and other great info.
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Friday, October 03, 2003
3:15 PM
Ocotber 3, 2003

Looking for a simple progess/status  bar for your asp.net app, tyr this one http://www.aspnetpro.com/NewsletterArticle/2003/08/asp200308bm_l/asp200308bm_l.asp

Is is an article about creating asp.net page templates, http://www.fawcette.com/vsm/2001_12/magazine/columns/aspnet/

Saw a cool menu ssytem from www.imint.com , it has paid and some free ones.  I saw a cool free tree and butoon applets.  When look at one I found this site http://come.to/@lbers , way cool site.  From there I found a site that has a java applet tool and a flash creation tool that is free that will create and email you the falsh file and the html to make it work, http://www.anfyteam.com 
This is a cool product, http://www.demicron.se  kind of like flash but way cooler for 3-d

Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
Thursday, October 02, 2003
9:34 PM
October 2, 2003
I was checking out my site log and found some interesting browsers listed, like the google bot, http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html , that indexes the pages
but also saw this one from  NameProtect , http://www.nameprotect.com/botinfo.html , that is search for search of a wide range of brand and other intellectual property violations ( what a cool way to try and make a dime) and then also this one,  http://sitecheck.internetseer.com , from SiteCheck is InternetSeer's Web mapping and monitoring system.
Posted By: Blaine Trimmell | Permalink
12:14 AM
October 1,2003

Wow, It is the first day of October already.  Put the big thing this year is the Do-Not-Call-List , you can read the Do-Not-Call-List Act of March ,2003 here http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c108:H.R.395:

Here is stuff from the FTC, http://www.ftc.gov/os/2003/01/tsrfrn.pdf
and then the FCC, http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-03-153A1.pdf
and this is good sellers/telemarketers info , http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/dncbizalrt.htm

After read lots of stuff on this, I will be surprised if they can very make any of this stick. There are loops and privacy and all kinds of public information problems. It really appears like an attempt by the FTC and US Congress to raise money.  They are going to be killing lots of trees to keep of with this in businesses.  The tree huggers should be fighting this thing. :) One thing I did read that made me laugh was that the FTC said the registry will be available on-line and a business has to access it there ( so if a DOS or a worm or the Internet is down in your area you will be screwed) and that help to get access will be available during regular business hours. Never says what that is and since all the yelling is about getting calls during dinner I would thing that the help service would be there during the peak times of the calls and when people should be access. Once again government rule and law makers are idiots and the employees of government are idiots ( I work for a state agency, I will tell you most of them are. They would never be able to get a job and keep it in the real world. They are lazy, unskilled , and lack communication skills, and we will not even talk about customer relations skills) .

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