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Great Info And Technology Updates Up On Microsoftcom This Week FONT Face

November 25, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | ASP.NET | XML
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Great info and Technology updates up on Microsoft.com this week:

New Voices Columns

At Your Service: Adding a Progress Bar to Your Web Service Client Application
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnservice/html/service11052002.asp

Ask Dr. GUI: Outlining a GDI+ Path with the .NET Framework
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnaskdr/html/askgui11192002.asp

Two for the Road: Creating Custom Controls with the .NET Compact Framework
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnroad/html/road11272002.asp

Web Team Talking: All Work and No Play¬Ö
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnwebteam/html/webteam11042002.asp

New Technical Articles

Visual Basic .NET Code Sample: Interacting with a Windows Service
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnvssamp/html/vbcs_InteractingwithaWindowsService.asp

Working with Custom Polygons in MapPoint .NET 2.0
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnmapnet/html/map_polygons.asp

Revised Articles/Columns

MDAC Road Map
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnmdac/html/data_mdacroadmap.asp

New Seminars

How Web Services Change Application Architecture
http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/includes/seminar.asp?url=/Seminar/en/Developers/20010410devt1-09/Portal.xml

Architecting an Application Using Microsoft .NET Framework
http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/includes/seminar.asp?url=/Seminar/en/Developers/20010710devt1-21/Portal.xml

Building .NET Applications
http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/includes/seminar.asp?url=/Seminar/en/Developers/20010710DEVT1-22/Portal.xml

ASP.NET with Visual Studio .NET
http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/includes/seminar.asp?url=/Seminar/en/Developers/20010710DEVT1-25/Portal.xml

Best Practices for Upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 Projects to Visual Basic .NET
http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/includes/seminar.asp?url=/Seminar/en/Developers/20010710DEVT1-26/Portal.xml

How to Develop an End-to-End Application with Microsoft .NET
http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/includes/seminar.asp?url=/Seminar/en/Developers/20011009devt1-32/Portal.xml

.NET Framework Overview
http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/includes/seminar.asp?url=/Seminar/en/Developers/20010109devt1-02/Portal.xml

New Chats

MSDN Chat Transcript: Introduction to Visual J#
http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/vstudio/vstudio_111202.asp

MSDN Chat Transcript: Windows Installer Custom Actions
http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/windows/windows_110602.asp

New in Downloads

.NET Alerts SDK
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/downloads/sample.asp?url=/msdn-files/027/002/104/msdncompositedoc.xml

Revised in Downloads

Microsoft .NET Speech SDK Version 1.0 Beta 2
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/sample.asp?url=/MSDN-FILES/027/002/091/msdncompositedoc.xml

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Wow A 512 Meg CF Card For 140nbsp Crapa

November 25, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Musings
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Wow, a 512 meg CF Card for $140?  Crap...and I JUST bought a 128 meg...

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I Used This Atari 10in1 Game To Open Up A Talk On Web Services Recentlynbsp Its A Great Tangible Example In Case Anyon

November 25, '02 Comments [1] Posted in Web Services | Gaming
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I used this Atari 10-in-1 Game to open up a talk on Web Services recently.  It's a great tangible example (in case anyone hasn't noticed) of technology advancing.  It's an entire Atari 2600 with 10 games and the video adapter all squeezed (or not) into the original Atari Joystick.

People keep asking me about it (not everyone reads Slashdot apparently) so you can get it at Avon of all places.  Here's a review from another proud blogging owner.

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How To Uninstall Windows Messenger 47 After

November 23, '02 Comments [2] Posted in Web Services
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How to uninstall Windows Messenger 4.7

After reading Scott Hanselman's entry on MSN Messenger 5.0, I decided to go and install it too...However, the problem that Scott pointed out about having Windows Messenger 4.7 and MSN Messenger 5.0 fighting each other popped up on my machine too. Here's how to uninstall Windows Messenger 4.7 (via Google):

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

If you're like me and running under a non-admin account - make sure you execute this from a command prompt with admin privileges ;) Enjoy!
[IUnknown.com: John Lam's Weblog on Software Development]

Good stuff from John...crap, I didn't think to even try digging into getting rid of Messenger 4.7...and I had just uninstalled MSN Messenger 5.0...ah well, time for some IM client soul searching...maybe I'll just use an Instant Messenging Aggregator like Trillian or Odigo...or, if I want to be loyal to the Web Services Cause, Jabber...

<WARNING FOLLOWUP="true"> - Steve points out that "you DONT want to remove Windows Messenger 4.7 on XP. If you do, you lose: Remote Assistance, Whiteboard and Application Sharing since MSN Messenger 5.0 doesnt support them."  Well, that settles it, I'm sticking with Windows Messenger 4.7 on XP, since I use Remote Assistance constantly.</WARNING>

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Sue Has To Go Do A 2 Hour Glucose Tolerance Test This Morning Im Going She Might Have Gestational Diabetes With This Perg

November 23, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Diabetes | Tools
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Sue has to go do a 2 hour Glucose Tolerance Test this morning (I'm going). She might have Gestational Diabetes with this pergancy too like with Jonathan. Man, she's pretty freaked and I guess I am too. Wish us luck. I had a GTT yesterday morning myself to see why I can't lose any more weight - I'm on the low sugar side.
[Sam Gentile's Radio Weblog]

I've been diabetic for about 8 years now, if Sue manages well, it will just be a few months again.  There are more tools to manage that situation than ever before.  God Forbid she is gestationally diabetic, which incidentally is incredibly common (about 5 percent of women, some say higher some say lower, but it's probably higher), I recommend (remembering I'm NOT A DOCTOR, just a DIABETIC):

  • Talk to an endocrinologist, or an ob who is VERY familiar with it
  • Take Humalog if you can and you doctor agrees, it's a great insulin - very fast acting, and leaves the body quickly
  • Use a One Touch Ultra - it's the fastest blood glucose meter, it needs VERY little blood and it's very small.  You can also check your forearms, and that saves wear and tear on your finger tips
  • Check blood sugar 4 to 8 times a day.  It will be a little more expensive, but knowledge is power.  You wouldn't check your plane's altimeter twice a day, why check your blood sugar similiarly?
  • Use some software management solution.  I recommend my GlucoPilot Diabetes Manager for the PalmPilot, but there's also InTouch, HealthEngage for the PocketPC, and others.

Be well, be positive, be strong.

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