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Brian Schroer Don't Call Me Mort! October 2009 Entries
Coders For Charities St. Louis
I had a great time this weekend at the first St. Louis Coders 4 Charities weekend. Over 60 people showed up to create or revamp web sites, applications and networks for nine local charities: Our team ported three United Way web sites to DotNetNuke:, http://www.211southwestilli... and http://www.100neediestcases... (Those are the “prevamp” sites – The revamp sites look about the same, but will be much easier for “normal people” to administer.) There was plenty ......

Posted On Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:49 PM

No animals were harmed in the making of my notebook
I get lambasted (which has nothing to do with cooking baby sheep, by the way) every time I blog about spelling, grammar or pronunciation, but… It’s pronounced “mol-a-skeen'-a”. Those trendy Moleskine notebooks are not made from mole skin. (Although, for all I know, Moleskine might be Italian for “mole skin” – The company’s “legendary” claims seem to be a bit hyperbolic. The brand wasn’t registered until 1996: ......

Posted On Friday, October 16, 2009 2:12 PM

Sweet TweetDeck Upgrade
I installed TweetDeck v.0.31.1 last night, and it has all of the features on my wish list: keyboard shortcuts control over the positioning of notifications (I moved them down to the lower-right corner – They used to be in the upper-right, and always popped up covering up the Firefox search box just as I was about to use it) notifications now show the contents of new tweets, not just a count of how many there are ......

Posted On Friday, October 16, 2009 1:58 PM

“Classic ASP” Debug Include File
Last month, I had the “opportunity” (as we’ve been trained to say) to do some maintenance on a “Classic ASP” site. I’d forgotten how painful that can be, but it was made a bit easier by dusting off an old tool from the dark ages. It’s an “include” file for debugging based on a Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal article by Jonathan Goodyear from way back in February, 2001: It automatically dumps out cookie, form, query string, session and application variable ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7:25 PM

Woohoo! I won something stupid!
Beware of geeks bearing gifts... I just got notification that I won one of the monthly "stupid prizes for smart people" from Community Credit. Thanks to David Silverlight for founding this great program. I'm sure productivity in my office will soar once I install my new Desktop Swing Ball: I've only started blogging regularly recently, and am working on overcoming my natural shyness to try to volunteer to help out more with the St. Louis .NET community. I hope that sometime in the near future, I'll ......

Posted On Thursday, October 1, 2009 1:29 PM

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