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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Aggregate Functions in LINQ

I found a great post which summarizes aggregate functions in LINQ. It includes examples for Average, Sum, and Count. Check it out at http://www.dev102.com/2008/04/16/how-to-use-aggregate-functions-with-linq-to-sql/. As always, you can test your functions by using LINQPad which is available at http://www.linqpad.net/.

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Updated RSS Feed

I’ve updated my RSS feed on this blog to use my FeedBurner account. Be sure to change the RSS feed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/JasonNGaylord. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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Copy Source As HTML in Visual Studio 2008

I needed Copy Source As HTML support in Visual Studio 2008. Luckily I came across this post today with a walk-through to set it up in VS 2008. I can’t wait for Microsoft to get this into Visual Studio. Too bad there wasn’t a Windows Live Writer add-on for it.

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Still Some Openings for TECHbash 2008

We still have some open registration for TECHbash 2008. Be sure to visit http://techbash.com/registration to register for the event. We’ve confirmed some great speakers from some great companies including, but not limited to, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, and Nortel. Joe Stagner will be presenting the keynote presentation.

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Register Today For TECHbash 2008

[![TECHbash 2008 May 10th at Luzerne County Community College](http://techbash.com/Site_Images/marketing/announcement01.jpg)](http://techbash.com/registration/)

Since its inception in 2005, TECHbash has evolved into the premier technology conference in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Join an estimated 300 Developers, IT Professionals, CIO’s and Industry Experts from Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and host-state, Pennsylvania. This one day event brings together a broad spectrum of Technology Professionals to network, knowledge share and discuss existing technology solutions to business challenges, as well as preview prerelease products on the bleeding edge.

This year, we expanded to three tracks offering more presentations and providing you with more content choices representing a greater breadth of Industry insight. We will open the event with a keynote presentation from the unstoppable juggernaut, Joe Stagner, Program Manager for Microsoft’s Web Tools and Platform Division.Attendees will have the opportunity to:

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How To: Properly Reference A JavaScript File

Wow. After 2 hours of pain and suffering, I ran into my own daily WTF. I had some script contained within a .js file in my web. Like many times before, I created a reference to the script in the header. However, the script would only work in the Internet Explorer family and not in Firefox. After some aggravation (and my Starbuck’s Pike Place Roast kicking in) I realized that the MIME type was set to text/jscript instead of text/javascript. I wish we can modify IntelliSense locally to get items added/removed as needed.

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Mario Brothers in JavaScript

I came across this post and found it to be an interesting implementation of Mario. The game is written in 14kb of JavaScript. Check it out at http://blog.nihilogic.dk/2008/04/super-mario-in-14kb-javascript.html.

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Expression Blend Tip: Modifying the Rows or Columns of a Grid

It took me a couple of minutes to realize that RowDefinitions and ColumnDefinitions of a Grid are in the Advanced Properties of the Layout category. For more information about using a Grid to layout data, you can read more on Scott Guthrie’s blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/pages/silverlight-tutorial-part-2-using-layout-management.aspx.

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XAML Tip: Adding a Line Break to a TextBlock

I’m just starting to mess with XAML as I’m looking to see what I can do with it. As I come across some pretty basic tasks that I’m struggling with, I’ll post about it in case any other newbies run into the same issue. One of my first tasks was to create some text on a canvas. However, I couldn’t figure out how to do a line break. After searching Live and Google in an attempt to find something, I finally did (on page 3 of each engine). There is an object called <LineBreak/> that will perform a line break in your text. For example: I’m just starting to mess with XAML as I’m looking to see what I can do with it. As I come across some pretty basic tasks that I’m struggling with, I’ll post about it in case any other newbies run into the same issue. One of my first tasks was to create some text on a canvas. However, I couldn’t figure out how to do a line break. After searching Live and Google in an attempt to find something, I finally did (on page 3 of each engine). There is an object called <LineBreak/> that will perform a line break in your text. For example:

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Searching Twitter Posts

I was reading a post by Michael Arrington about his enjoyable weekend and learned something. It has nothing to do with chickens. I always knew there were services that archived Twitter posts, but I was never satisfied with anything I found until this… Tweet Scan. It’s a great service. By all means check it out!

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