Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Email Urban Legends

This morning while listening to the radio I heard a story about a woman receiving an email. The email she received talked about a girl being approached in a parking lot by 2 guys looking to sell perfume. As the story goes, she received some scratch and sniff samples from these men and ended up passing out. While she was out, she was robbed.

This isn’t a true story. In fact, there are many false stories or “urban legends” that are passed around via email. Folks who have not heard these before are likely to forward these legends off to coworkers, family, and friends.

If you are in an environment that receives similar emails, you should make your users aware. There is a website called Snopes.com with a listing of various email hoaxes. Users (or administrators) should delete these emails and not forward them off. The scariest thing about this is that some day a virus can accompany one of these emails!

-- Just some food for thought.

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Microsoft / IDSA PC Design Competition

Microsoft is looking for a new PC design…

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Changes To MSDN Subscriptions

With Visual Studio 2005 being released hopefully later this year, MSDN will change its subscription levels. The newest option is a fairly expensive one offering a full Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite. The renewal price for this option is $4598 a year. The next tier of options replace MSDN Universal. Users with MSDN Universal subscriptions will be able to upgrade to Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects, Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers, or Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Testers. The renewal price for each of these options is the same as the current MSDN Universal price of $2299. Microsoft will also keep the Visual Studio Professional, MSDN Operating Systems, and MSDN Library Only Subscriptions.

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MSDN Code Camp Presentations - Part 2

The other Code Camp presentations have been posted on the PhillyDotNet.org website at http://www.phillydotnet.org/LinkClick.aspx?link=378&mid=1031. If you are attending the MSDN Code Camp, be sure to download the slides and examples from the site.

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MSDN Code Camp Presentations

My MSDN Code Camp presentations and code samples are available for download on my website at http://www.jasongaylord.com/talks. The samples and slides were written for Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 2. The talks include an Introduction to Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0, Membership for ASP.NET 2.0, Personalization for ASP.NET 2.0, and Web Parts for ASP.NET 2.0.

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ASP.NET 2.0: No Compile Pages

If you have a large ASP.NET website, you may want to turn off compilation of your non-code ASP.NET pages. You can do this by setting the CompilationMode property of the Page directive to Never. If you aren’t in the mood to check all pages, let ASP.NET decide. In the web.config file, set the CompilationMode property in the <pages /> section to Auto. This will allow ASP.NET to evaluate each page and decide whether or not it should be compiled.

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Windows Server 2003 SP1 Compatibility Issues

Microsoft has issued a list of applications that are compatible with Windows Server 2003 SP1 and a list of applications that have some issues. You can view this list by visiting http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;896367&spid=3198.

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Folder Views in Windows

A user requested that their Windows folders all appeared in the Detail format. Many IT users like to see each folder they browse to appear in List format. To set this, open up a folder and choose View > List. Then click on Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and click the button Apply to All Folders. Its a simple task, but an annoyance to those who prefer to have their folders a certain way.

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Adobe to Purchase Macromedia

Adobe Systems will purchase Macromedia according to sources…

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MSDN Code Camp in Philadelphia

The .NET Valley User Group will be attending the MSDN Code Camp in Philadelphia, PA…

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