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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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IE8 CSS Improvements

The IE team posted a blog entry yesterday at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/09/08/microsoft-css-vendor-extensions.aspx. Apparently they are now going to support certain CSS properties and attributes to comply with CSS 2.1 by tagging them with -ms-. For a full list, be sure to visit the blog link above.

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Microsoft's Explanation of Seinfeld Advertisement

After many technology professionals and marketing organizations questioned the first in a series of advertisements involving Bill Gates, Jerry Seinfeld, and Microsoft, an explanation was delivered. Earlier today, Microsoft published a response to several questions regarding the first advertisement; first by sending an internal message to employees of Microsoft, then by posting a public explanation at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/windows/featureStories.aspx?story=660dee9e-9606-4e77-843e-ed81d83c0bfe.

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Technology In Political Views

I usually don’t like mentioning anything political in my blog. However, this I found interesting. BetaNews has written several entries regarding the democratic and republic president and vice-president candidates. Here they are in order of publish date:

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IIS7 Integrated Mode and Global.asax

In IIS7, there are two modes for ASP.NET application pools: classic mode (only mode available for IIS6) and integrated mode. Integrated Mode offers quite a bit with IIS7 and is the recommended mode for application pools (more details at http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/244/how-to-take-advantage-of-the-iis7-integrated-pipeline/). One of the changes is that the Integrated mode does not have access to the HttpContext during the Application\_Start method in the global.asax. It also has an affect on HttpModules and HttpHandlers that reference the HttpContext as well. You’ll want to keep this in mind when building your application structure.

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The First Microsoft and Seinfeld Advertisement

Mary Jo Foley posted a summary of the first Microsoft advertisement that played during tonight’s NFL game. Her full blog posting can be found at http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1569#comments. For those of you that want to see the video, here it is:

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Update Google Chrome Using Visual Studio

That’s right. You can build and modify Google Chrome using Visual Studio 2005. Google has provided instructions to setup your environment. You can then download the source from Google’s Subversion repository or download a tarball to build. Check it out at http://dev.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/getting-started.

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Google Chrome Vulnerability

Many developers, including myself, have installed the initial beta of Google Chrome. However, downloaders beware. There is a new vulnerability (or old depending on how you look at it) with Google Chrome. For more information, check out the full ZDNet article at http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1843&tag=nl.e539.

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Initial Google Chrome Review

I listened to the announcement of Google Chrome this afternoon and also flipped through the comic book that Google released yesterday. My initial reaction was that Chrome is going to be just another browser that I’d need to support.

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Google Chrome Released - Live Blog Script

Google Chrome has been announced and will be released at 3pm EST on September 2nd. More details to follow. All times below will be in EST.

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Improvements in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

I was just checking out the improvements the team has made in beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8. While I haven’t had time to mess with all of the improvements, I see lots of opportunities to create enhancements for my sites to allow visitors to get what they are looking for faster. Be sure to check out the full list of improvements at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/08/28/part-i-better-everyday-browsing.aspx. You can download IE8 Beta 2 at http://www.microsoft.com/ie8.

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