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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ASP.NET Webcast - Google Presentation

Dale Michalk has posted the code from the Google presentation that he gave last month. The code can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/dalemi/archive/2004/12/07/277972.aspx. The presentation was about using the Google API with ASP.NET 2.0. Great presentation Dale!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Portable Firefox

One of the issues with IE, Netscape, and Firefox is the inability to make your cookies and favorites travel around with you. Of course there are third party utilities and services to assist, but it’s not flawless. One Firefox developer decided to change this. He created a portable version of Firefox. Visit it here: http://portablefirefox.mozdev.org/.

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ASP.NET Performance Tips

Rob Howard has recently wrote an article for MSDN discussing ASP.NET performance tips (MSDN - January ‘05). This seems to be additional tips to the original ASP.NET performance tips (QuickStart Examples).

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Microsoft Offers New VS.NET Package

Microsoft has recently released Visual Studio.NET 2003 Special Edition. Included in this edition is Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The price tag is less than $800 for the full version and $600 for an upgrade. This system will allow a developer to create a true web development environment. For more information, visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/se/.

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CISCO PIX IOS for sale

The CISCO PIX IOS is now for sale. But, it’s not by CISCO. Back in May the IOS was picked up by a group of hackers. Now, that group is selling the IOS. For more information, visit the recent eWeek article: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1710415,00.asp?kc=ewnws110304dtx1k0000599

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Article Review: Integrating PayPal with a .NET Application

When visiting the ASP.NET website, I noticed that today’s featured article was about integrating PayPal into a .NET ECommerce application. I must say that the author, Rick Strahl (president of West Wind Web Connection), did a fine job explaining how to use the PayPal component. The example he has shown with the step-by-step instructions is phenomenal. Check it out at http://www.west-wind.com/presentations/PayPalIntegration/PayPalIntegration.asp.

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ICANN Approves .POST and .TRAVEL

The ICANN organization has approved two new domain extensions: .post and .travel. .Post will be used for Post Offices internationally. .Travel will be used for travel agents, bed and breakfasts, hotels, etc. To find out more, visit http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-27oct04.htm.

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Ziff Davis Offers Virtual Security Tradeshow

Ziff Davis has scheduled a virtual security trade show for November 30th through December 1st. There will be online keynote presentations including:

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Reminder: October .NET Valley Meeting

As a reminder, the October .NET Valley meeting will be tomorrow (Wednesday), October 27th. For more information, please read http://weblogs.asp.net/jgaylord/archive/2004/10/14/242603.aspx.

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