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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Bad SQL Mistake For One Forum Goer

This isn’t funny, but it is. It should be a daily WTF. Wally just sent me this forum post where someone deleted a little more than anticipated. It sounds like this guy can be in quite a lot of trouble… http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1263379&SiteID=1. I’d recommend setting up backups on your SQL server next time.

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Need To Set Bounds for onscroll to Work

Sonu Kapoor over at DotNetSlackers.com has, not only a great site, but also some great AJAX controls. He’s always looking to improve his controls and today he stumbled across something. He was working on a prototype where he had a div nested inside of an AJAX tabControl. The div had the property onscroll set. When the div was inside the tabControl, the onscroll function didn’t work. However, outside of the tabControl, it did. Turns out he missed adding the CssStyle to set the proper height/width of the div for the overflow css property and onscroll javascript function to work properly. It’s a really simple thing to overlook.

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Microsoft Expression Studio 2 Ships

This afternoon, Microsoft announced that it was releasing Expression Studio 2 and the containing products. The suite includes Web 2, Blend 2, Design 2, Media 2, and Encoder 2. Expression is Microsoft’s competition for the Adobe Creative Suite. The biggest highlights in the new version include Expression Web’s ability to design PHP pages and increased support and tools for designing WPF and Silverlight applications.

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Full Schedule Released for TECHbash 2008

The TECHbash 2008 session schedule has been released. Registration begins at 7:30am. During the registration period, a continental breakfast will be served in the dining room. The keynote presentation by Joe Stagner will begin at 8:30am with breakout sessions to follow. Lunch will take place at noon in the dining room and we may have some activities going on during that time. The final breakout sessions will take place after lunch with a presenter Q&A following that. To wrap up the event, we will be holding a raffle. Some raffle prizes will require that you are present to win. More details about the raffle prizes, our “Pick-A-Prize Auction”, and our SWAGbags will be announced next week.

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Count in LINQ using Lambda Expressions

I had a table that contained a couple of columns defined in SQL 2005 as tinyint. In SQL, I’d generally write something like:

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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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