This blog has moved... notice #2...

For various reasons, the biggest being my desire to play around with .Text, I’ve moved my blog to my own server at http://blogs.duncanmackenzie.net/duncanma following the 3 leaf model when they moved, I thought I should post this notice a couple of times…

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This blog has moved...

For various reasons, the biggest being my desire to play around with .Text, I’ve moved my blog to my own server at http://blogs.duncanmackenzie.net The first post over there shows the app that I wrote last night and then used to copy all of my posts and categories over from this blog to the new location……

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Removing Word's Formatting from text before pasting into .Text or other apps...

The age-old question of ‘how do I avoid putting funky Office HTML into my blog postings’ came up on an internal email list today, and one of the answers was a pointer to http://stevemiller.net/PureText/, which I had never heard of… but it looks cool! “Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a…

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I'm thinking about installing .Text into my own web-site...

And maybe the Forums code too… Nothing against www.asp.net, but I’m just thinking it might be interesting to host my own blog… moving seems disruptive though, leaving a large number of my posts here, new ones there…. what do you folks think? Have you thought about hosting your own blog… are you already doing it…

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Ok... I can finally read my comments again...

I’m sure I’ll be one of many commenting on this, but the recent updates to .Text on this site are a wonderful improvement. For the past while I had been unable to really sift out the good comments from the bad, so real (non-spam) comments to the VB or C# FAQ sites, and to this…

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Previews of articles...

A couple of weeks ago I posted my “Quick Poll” Coding 4 Fun column in its unedited form… was that useful? If it was, I can continue to do that with my articles … basically posting my version of them up in advance onto www.duncanmackenzie.net and then redirecting that to the real article once it…

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New Coding 4 Fun Article up...

Add a Quick Poll to Your Web SiteSummary: Duncan Mackenzie describes his process to build a “Quick Poll” using Visual Basic and ASP.NET.Recent discussions have motivated me to add some ‘anti-repeat-voting’ code to this sample… I’ve finished up most of the changes, so grab the sample from the article if you are interested and then…

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With things like AOL and other proxies... how useful is IP Address in figuring out duplicate votes/comments/etc... ?

I’m playing around with my voting control and I was thinking of (in addition to a cookie based check) querying to see how recently this IP address had tried voting and if it was within ‘x’ seconds, rejecting the vote… Something more extreme, like rejecting any second vote from the same IP seems wrong, since multiple…

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I'm thinking of adding login/registration to my personal site...

Not sure what scenarios this will be used to enable in the long run, but I might play around with some web services (with authentication) and a few ‘prototypes’ for articles and MSDN features that I’ve been musing about… Do you run a personal site?Do you have any form of authentication?What do you use to…

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