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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PDC 2005 Sold Out

The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference has officially sold out. There is now a waiting list. If you’re interested in attending and have not yet made reservations, visit http://www.microsoft.com/pdc for more details.

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XBox 360 Pricing and Features Announced

The XBox 360 pricing and features have been announced. The XBox 360 Standard will sell for US $299 while the XBox 360 Premium will sell for US $399. The difference between the two is that the Premium will come standard with a wireless controller, 20 GB removable hard drive, XBox Live Silver subscription, XBox Live headset, HD-AV Cables (instead of standard cables), and a Windows Media Remote Control with DVD playback. Both systems will have high definition capabilities. Other items will include removable faceplates (est US $19.99), wired controller (est US $39.99), wireless controller (est US $49.99), HD-AV Cables (est US $39.99), 64MB Memory Unit (est US $39.99), Play & Charge Kit for wireless controllers (est US $19.99), rechargeable battery pack for wireless controllers (est US $11.99), wireless networking adapter (est US $99.99), XBox Live headset (est US $19.99), Universal Media remote with Windows Media and DVD capabilities (est US $29.99), S-Video AV cables (est US $29.99), and VGA HD cables (est US $39.99). The launch date is still on track for Christmas time this year.

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New Security Enhancements for ASP.NET 2.0

Brian Goldfarb posted a link to one of the lists regarding a new read about the ASP.NET 2.0 Security Enhancements. It’s pretty interesting. Check it out here.

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Internet Explorer 7 - Initial Bugs

I’ve been using IE 7 now for over a week and noticed a few bugs.

  1. Visiting some web sites that utilize the browscaps.ini file can cause unusual 500 errors for the sites. I’ve seen this while visiting www.skmmenu.com. This has been documented on the skmmenu project board at http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/messageboard/thread.aspx?id=a8ee64df-8f2a-483f-8594-10aaa66988ce&threadid=29bb6250-e618-4b99-b382-942ae04d18d1. It appears that IE 7 has a version listed as 7.0b. The final release will drop the ‘b’.
  2. IE has always stored the URL history in IE. It still does with IE7 unless you disable it. However, if you use the URL drop-down box and choose URLs, at random (and speed of clicking), you will receive error messages like ‘“www.msn.com” is offline’.
  3. When using add-ins like the Google Toolbar, when popups are blocked, the browser changes to the second tab.
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Moving Next Week

I’ll be moving in next week and will not be online. I’ll be back online the week of August 14th.

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ASP.NET Podcast: AJAX (Show 11)

This podcast covers a concept called AJAX, Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. AJAX allows web pages to postback without a page “refresh.” Be sure to check this one out!

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.NET Valley Chooses Community Launch Team Leader

NET Valley has chosen their Community Launch Team Leader to be Lenny Jankowski. Lenny has been a software developer for a number of years and has experience in both Visual Studio and SQL Server. Please join us in congratulating Lenny.

For more information about .NET Valley, visit www.DotNetValley.com.

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.NET Valley Event Tonight!!! - Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery

I know this a bit late, but tonight .NET Valley will host Exchange Server 2003 Disaster Recovery by Michael Murphy and Creating an Intranet using .NET by myself. For more event information visit http://www.dotnetvalley.com/Events/304.aspx. To sign-up for this event, visit http://www.dotnetvalley.com/signup.aspx?eventid=304&sourceid=blog1.

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New Address/Phone Number

You can get my new address by downloading my VCard from my website or by sending me an email.

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Paying To Read Blogs??

While doing some browsing this afternoon, I came across PixelPass. With this, bloggers add “one line of code” to their template pages of their blogging engine to create an obscure image over the blog. For readers to read the blog, they must click the link and pay. Personally, I think this company is smart in doing what they are doing as I’m assuming they are one of the first ones. They’ll be rich soon and laughing at me. However, I don’t think you should force someone to pay just to read your blog. If that’s the case, write an article and publish it somewhere. What do you think?

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