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Vacation Pictures
We've been on vacation this week. I've been taking pictures with my new camera phone. My moblog is at

Posted On Thursday, February 10, 2005 11:12 AM

Three Tips for Your First Presentation
Do you fear giving a presentation? I remember not too long ago when I would be required to give a five-minute presentation in front of a class. I thought the world would end. I don’t have what it takes to be a great presenter. That’s what I thought back then and I still struggle with that thought today. I’ve been making technical presentations for about six years. I regularly present at regional conferences, user groups and companies in my region of the US. I generally get great ......

Posted On Saturday, February 5, 2005 7:14 PM

A West Coast Geek Dinner
I'm having a fun week out here in Redmond. On Tuesday night, I was able to attend the East Side Weblog Meetup organized by Anita Rowland. It was a lot of fun to finally be a part of something that I've observed from afar. One of the coolest things was sitting across from Robert Scoble and between Lora Heiny and Betsy Aoki. Three famous names of people who turned out to breathe oxygen, eat regular food and, well, be normal! I witnessed Robert discover the crack in the bottom of his Tablet PC and heard ......

Posted On Thursday, February 3, 2005 7:29 PM

Day of .NET II Sold Out
Sometime during the early morning hours, the Day of .NET repeated event “sold out”. We're so excited about this in Columbus because it really shows the demand for .NET education and solutions in this region. We're already talking about another event with new content for next quarter. If you couldn't get registered in this round, keep your eyes and ears open for the event next quarter ......

Posted On Thursday, February 3, 2005 4:11 PM

Is the Exception Handling Application Block a Security Risk?
Chris Kinsman made the following comment on my earlier post about the Exception Handling Application Block: I also thought it was cool at first, however think about it. You are allowing external entities, i.e. end users, decide how errors should be handled in your code! Can you imagine the security holes this could open up? they can actually change the flow of execution, etc just by changing policies. What do you think? Does the exception handling application block open security holes? What are the ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2005 3:09 PM

Keynotes at Conferences
Why is it that keynotes at conferences are always twice as long as the individual sessions? It should be the other way around. If sessions are an hour and a half long, the keynote should be 45 mintes (one hour max). If you can't communicate the marketing message (keynotes are always marketing) in that period of time, your message is not concise and will not have an impact.

Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2005 1:58 PM

Security Application Block in Enterprise Library
The new Security Application Block in Enterprise Library provides a few advantages over the old application block. It looks like it will be a lot simpler to use. Notably, it no longer appears designed around Authorization Manager’s peculiarities. In fact, it comes with an authorization implementation that does not depend on Authorization Manager. There are a few concepts to understand when using the Security Application Blocks: Authentication Authorization Roles Profiles Every person or system ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 2:50 AM

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