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Looks Like I Switched Just In Time

Looks Like I Switched Just In Time

DonXML reveals that Optimum Online now blocks port 25, the port for outgoing SMTP traffic. This means that you can no longer run a mail server on your Optimum Online connection. I can still send outbound mails to SMTP server, but I wonder for how long. It’s only a matter...

More On Recent Longhorn Changes

More On Recent Longhorn Changes

ZDNet interviews Bill Gates on the recent changes to Longhorn and a collection of reactions from the Blogosphere. [found via Alex Barnett’s Blog]

Longhorn to Ship Without WinFS

Longhorn to Ship Without WinFS

I came across this news story about WinFS being excluded from Longhorn and went to Channel 9 to confirm it.  Sadly, my hopes that this was just a rumor were dashed, when three stories down, I saw Jim Allchin, Microsoft Group VP explain that tough decisions needed to be made...

Only You Can Stop SQL Injection Attacks

Only You Can Stop SQL Injection Attacks

Whenever I mention SQL injection attacks to a group of developers, I am alarmed at all the blank stares I get. Fortunately, there are steps you as a developer can take right away to stop them from doing massive damage. Perhaps, the easiest and most disciplined approach is to never...

Weblogs.asp.net is Like a Box of Chocolates

Weblogs.asp.net is Like a Box of Chocolates

To paraphrase Forrest Gump, “Weblogs.asp.net is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” From surreal poetry to quasi Freudian short stories, you get more than you would expect from a techie site. You can never quite know what to expect. I don’t think Java...

Best Pocket PC Apps

Best Pocket PC Apps

Here are the best apps for the PocketPC according to PocketPC Magazine. [Found via Nauman Leghari’s Blog]

Happy Birthday to the Internet

Happy Birthday to the Internet

The internet is now 35 years old. Think about it, the internet has seen Disco come into fashion, go out of fashion and back into fashion and out again. When the internet started, green or amber CRT terminals were cutting edge technology and 4k of RAM cost about $100,000. Today,...

Strange New Mouse

Strange New Mouse

I just saw this post including pictures of a new Microsoft-branded Mouse called the S+ARCK. It looks like something they found on the set of Stargate. They come on orange and blue.

Global Controls in ASP.NET 2.0

Global Controls in ASP.NET 2.0

Now here’s another reason to get excited about Visual Studio 2005, global user control declarations. The best part is that you can define a control inside the web.config file and reference the control right in the page, instead of having to declare the control on each and every page. [found...

Gmail Invites

Gmail Invites

I’m giving out some more Gmail invites. Just promise to tell everyone you know about www.franksworld.com and email me at frank at franksworld dot com.