Wednesday, 04 May 2005

Dave Bettin was right - it was worth the trip to Charleston in Omaha for a steak lunch. Wow. Much better than back in Oregon, for sure. It's been more than 15 years since I was last here. Now I see what they're all talking about.

Interestingly, the locals also say the best steaks get shipped out of Nebraska to people who will pay more. Hmmm... How do I get on that list??

There's this really, really bright thing in the sky, and when I go outside my eyes involuntarily squeeze shut. Anyone have any idea what that is?

Fast trip (too fast), nice people, heading back home this evening.



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Wednesday, 04 May 2005 10:37:25 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Monday, 02 May 2005

Lots and lots of SharePoint Portal Server related live webcasts coming up - here's a list of all the sessions (many are repeated):

Fri, 06 May 2005 TechNet Webcast: Getting Back to Normal: SharePoint Backup and Disaster Recovery (Level 300) Live Webcast
Thu, 12 May 2005 See how the Microsoft Office System can dramatically impact work productivity through collaboration Live Webcast
Mon, 16 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Mon, 16 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Tue, 17 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Tue, 17 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Tue, 17 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Wed, 18 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Wed, 18 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Wed, 18 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Thu, 19 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Thu, 19 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Thu, 19 May 2005 Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: SharePoint Portal Server 101 (Level 100) Live Webcast
Thu, 19 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Fri, 20 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Mon, 23 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Mon, 23 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Does SharePoint Portal Server Hosting (Level 300) Live Webcast
Tue, 24 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Wed, 25 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Wed, 25 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Programming with the SharePoint Object Model Live Webcast
Wed, 25 May 2005 TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Performance and Capacity Planning Best Practices and Lessons Learned (Level 300) Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : SharePoint Services and Sites Architecture Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Behind the Scenes – Site and List Definitions Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 See how the Microsoft Office System can dramatically impact work productivity through collaboration Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Portals in an Adaptive Enterprise Live Webcast
Thu, 26 May 2005 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site Development and Customization Workshop : Working With Web Parts Live Webcast
Fri, 27 May 2005 TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Best Practices for an Implementation (Level 300) Live Webcast
Tue, 31 May 2005 Microsoft Business Solutions Webcast: Boosting Corporate Productivity Through Portals and Collaboration (Level 100) Live Webcast
Wed, 01 Jun 2005 Improving Case Management Live Webcast
Tue, 21 Jun 2005 Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: SharePoint Deployment from Test to Production Live Webcast



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Monday, 02 May 2005 08:58:56 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Microsoft has a couple of online webcast workshops on secure coding coming up:

Sounds interesting. Secure coding is critical - much more so now than ever. Every developer of any web app should be required to become and stay proficient in secure coding.



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Monday, 02 May 2005 08:54:36 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Not exactly a predictable couple of cities for me to be traveling to, but I am off on a whirl-wind trip to Toledo, Ohio and Omaha, Nebraska. Lots of IT and security kinds of things to think about, check out and make decisions around on this trip, which makes it fun in a way. I'll be back home on Wednesday night.

I'm not sure the fun actually compensates for a bad back and hours upon hours of airplane time (getting to Toledo is going to be rough), but at least I will have the good fortune to fly on a CRJ aircraft all the way back to Portland. They are smaller than your average airliner (it's a regional jet), yet they tend to be more comfortable, quieter and faster.

And thanks to Mike for feeding my dogs and cat while I am away.



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Monday, 02 May 2005 08:12:36 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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A little something for my developer friends...

Not that I'd recommend doing this in a production development environment or anything (there, that's my IT guy disclaimer), but this is great for goofing around on a play box:

Of course, you won't get any of those cool generics or partial classes that go along with the v2.0 framework, but you can at least target v1.1 and still use the new VS IDE.



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Monday, 02 May 2005 00:40:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Saturday, 30 April 2005

NEC's IT Guy Games: 2005 is underway - so go check it out and play.

Hardware_hurlYou can play as often as you like, and keep working to earn better scores (some of them are freaky amazing high scores). And the end of each competition period, one winner takes home a 61-inch NEC plasma display. The games run April 1 through September 30, 2005 and will be played on the following schedule:

  • Hardware Hurl April 1 – May 13
  • Projector Protector May 16 – July 1
  • Office Obstacles July 5 – August 12
  • Cube Luge August 15 – September 30

The IT guy games test the following skills:

  • keypad dexterity
  • keypad speed
  • mouse dexterity
  • mouse speed
  • visual speed/patterns
  • hand/eye coordination

Go play now - play often and play hard - Geeks go wild...



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Saturday, 30 April 2005 22:13:54 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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