Jason N. Gaylord
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Hello, I'm  jasongaylord Jason

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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.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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Welcome Windows Vista!

Windows Vista was announced this morning…

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SQL Server 2005: Oops, Application Broken!

I came in this morning and to my surprise, my one app kept failing. It was a win app that used a SQL Server 2005 backend. I checked the error logs that it generates to find that the error stated that the password expired for the ‘testuser’ account. Luckily, this was a test application that didn’t need to be back online immediately. The ‘testuser’ account is both an NT account that I use impersonation with the app and also a SQL 2005 account. It took me about 15 minutes until it dawned on me that maybe I didn’t un-check the expire password option on the SQL account. Wow, don’t make that mistake in an enterprise environment unless you plan on changing those passwords and staying on top of it! I guess by un-checking it I just threw out a best practice.

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Zip Code Web Service and Weather Control For Download

You can now download a sample zip code web service and weather control that I’ve been working on. I’ve placed the project information on my website at http://www.jasongaylord.com/projects/webservice-zipcodes.aspx.

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Photo Gallery Project For Download

You can now download a sample photo gallery project that I’ve been working on. I’ve placed the project information on my website at http://www.jasongaylord.com/projects/photogallery.aspx.

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Remove Arrow for Shortcuts

Another simple, yet useful solution: http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/arrow.htm

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Exchange Public Folder View for Everyone

Microsoft May Purchase Claria

According to eWeek, Microsoft may purchase Claria, the company who owns Gator. With this in mind, eWeek has suggested that Microsoft may no longer have a strong interest in security. What do you think?

Usually I try not to display my opinion on these matters, but I can make an exception. I think that if there is a deal, Microsoft can then cure 50% of their issue with spyware. This can help save them money in the long run. Also, Claria does have some value such as a customer database, user behavior-tracking software, and other small software that Microsoft could always clean up and re-use.

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