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Entries for August 2005

No Tech-Ed this year

For those that have asked, I won't be attending Tech-Ed Australia this year. One of the disadvantages of being in my own business now is that I have no corporate training budgets. The advantage is that most things can be found online (Tech-Ed US v...


ASP.NET Color Pickers

I'm implementing some changes to Private Messages to allow the administrator to further customize the look from the standard 4 colors to virtually any combination. So now the trick is the best way to get the user to input a color, I know there ...


Database Versioning/Changes

I received this question today:- I was wondering what tools, if any, you use for tracking changes you make to your database and returns the needed SQL..  Of course this can be done manually, and VS.Net will track changes.  Just wonderi...


DotNetNuke 3.1.1 Friendly URLs

Now that DotNetNuke 3.1.1 is out, you may notice some changes in the way it renders URLs with special characters. (There were also any remaining issues fixed as well) The new algorithm is to examine a parameter and rewrite it the path of the URL ...


New Speakers

I've spent the majority of the weekend tidying up the house as I move into a new section of the house designated of my office. To celebrate the move I picked up a new set of Altec Lansing surround sound speakers as shown here:- http://www.altec...


Doing the Mambo!

So I checked out Mambo today. An open source content management system for PHP. It took me a while to get it going, but I ended up using the following to make my job a whole lot easier:- MSAS - All in One Installer (Apache/PHP/MySql). You can...


Ordered Alienware

At the end of last week, I finally ordered an upgrade for home desktop PC, it's a little over 3 years old and has performed well over that time. I've now upgraded (awaiting delivery) of a brand new Alienware Aurora 7500. Here are the quick s...


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