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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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Sprint Acquires Nextel

In a very interesting cell phone battle, Sprint announced today that it was acquiring Nextel. The $35 billion merger will make Sprint the 3rd largest cellular provider behind Verizon Wireless and Cingular Wireless. Cingular purchased AT&T Wireless last month. Who knows what’s next for the wireless market. For more about the Sprint acquisition, visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6716519/.

On another note (for you race fans), I wonder if the Nascar Nextel Cup will now be called the Nascar Sprint Cup.

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NOAA Web Service

I just came upon the NOAA web service link on the ASP.NET page of MSDN. I thought I saw this once before…

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Virus Scanning for Smart Phones

I read an article earlier today about virus scanning for smart phones. This eWeek article can be found at http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1737171,00.asp?kc=ewnws120804dtx1k0000599.

I wonder when they’ll come out with virus scanning for microwaves. ;)

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.NET Valley Event: December 15th

On Wednesday, December 15th, .Net Valley and the University of Scranton will host .NET Debugging and Error Trapping. The presenter will be our very own Rachel Appel. For directions, please visit the directions link on the website. Room information can be found on the event page.

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Forcing File Downloads or File Names using ASP.NET

To force a file to download using ASP.NET (or classic ASP for that matter), you must add a header to the page. The header should look similar to:

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Closing on my House/Land

This Thursday I’m finally closing on my house and land. I will post some pictures of the land soon on my website.

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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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