Welcome back (to me)

Hi Dear Reader. Eons ago I kept my blog over here on http://blogs.msdn.com/jblizzard, but then moved to my own site, http://snowstormlife.com/blogs/bliz. This evening, on a lark, I looked back here and yes, my old blog is still working, and I was even able to retrieve my old password. And just over six years later I’m…

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My new blog home at www.snowstormlife.com/blog

I must be crazy.  I’ve left the safety and warmth of http://weblogs.asp.net to move out on my own.  No longer will my posts be displayed on that central page, ready to be viewed by the masses.  Nope, I’m now on my own, but using .Text as my blog engine. Why?  Just for kicks.  I created…

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See you at the Boise NETDUG meeting Thursday evening...

During the general meeting, Cory Isakson and I will be talking about state management for web sites.  After the general meeting the MCAD SIG will meet.  See you there!

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Cool shirt....

Last month I though I saw a cool geek shirt with the slogan “got msil”.  Turns out that the shirt didn’t say that.  But now David Scott has created a real version of the shirt.  Be the first geek in your user group to get one!  Very cool…

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Finding things...

Heh.  Someone out there needs to know what to do in a snowstorm.  How do I know?  Well, weblogs.asp.net now has a cool stats section that shows referrers (thanks Scott!).  Someone did a Yahoo! search for “what to do in a snowstorm” which returned one of my posts: “Do that newsgroup thing…”  So remember, the…

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Agility...

Scott Stanfield from Vertigo Software gave a talk last night at the Portland Area Dot Net User Group (PADNUG). He made an interesting comment, with the net of:  If you’re going to fail, you want to fail fast.  That way you can figure out what went wrong, make changes, and try out something else.  If…

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What's in a name...?

Quite a bit.  Otherwise, why would a grown man, driving to work in his car, have tears coming down his face while listening to names being read by children?  September 11, 2003.  Two years later, and it still seems just like it was yesterday.

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Top 10 reasons...

For using the .NET Framework…. for System Administrators for Developers

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Getting certified...

So how did you prepare to take a certification test?  Did you use the MS Press study guides? Exam Cram series?  Other non-study-guide books?  Hands-on experience?  Sample exams?  Newsgroups?  MSDN?  GotDotNet?  Quickstarts?  WWW.ASP.NET?  Other?  Did you buddy-up with anyone or go it alone? What worked for you?  What didn’t work for you? Just curious… Follow…

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