Complex Types Serialized to the Wrong Namespace by WCF

Have you recently tried to migrate an existing ASMX Web service to Windows Communication Foundation, and discovered that the complex types you’ve so lovingly hand-crafted for the XmlSerializer don’t work the way you expect? Are you having to resort to MessageContracts to obtain the serilization behavior your desire? I recently wrote a lengthy post over…


My Recommendations for the Ultimate Developer Rig

Interested in what I would focus on if I were building the Ultimate Developer Rig? Well, I just posted some commentary to my blog regarding my recommendations for the Ultimate Developer Rig as being built by Scott Hanselman.

Do as I say, not as I do – use UniqueID, not PPID

If you’ve watched my screencast on How to use Windows CardSpace with ASP.NET Forms Authenticaiton, then be sure to check out the latest update on my blog, Do as I say, not as I do – use UniqueID, not PPID, for an important security update.

The Secret of Successful Telemarketing

Take a lesson from Game Stop. Their automated system called me today and left a voice mail. It got my attention right off the bat with, “Attention Halo fans!” Every other automated telemarketing pitch I’ve ever received on my cell phone was immediately deleted or promptly hung up on. But here was one that knew…


Casa dé Hambone makes an apperance on HanselMinutes

In this week’s edition of HanselMinutes on identity, Scott Hanselman and Carl Franklin chat about information cards and Windows CardSpace. Scott gives me mention for the work I did to enable information cards and Windows CardSpace on There’s some great content about how information cards can (and I believe will) change the way we manage…

Early SVN patch of DasBlog 1.9.6264 with information card support available

Rather than wait for perfection, I’m making available an SVN patch of my work-to-date for information card support in DasBlog 1.9.6264. You can get it here from the Casa dé Hambone Download Center. Due to the dependence in my current build on Microsoft.IdentityModel.TokenProcessor, you will require .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio 2005 with the Visual…


Information card sign in without validation

I’m testing out a slightly modified information card login process on Casa dé Hambone. Previously, I validated your email address in your self-issued card. An email was sent to your email address asking you to click a link to activate your account. Currently, I’ll take whatever claims you provide in your self-issued card and sign…


Streamlining my Information Card login process

I spent a little more time this afternoon polishing the info card login process on Casa dé Hambone. Let me know what you think. I really liked how sxcore and are handling their info card login. Sxcore specifically has a nice way of using a GET to kick off the process which eliminates the need…


Do you want authenticated comments in DasBlog?

DasBlog 1.9.6264.0. Authenticated comments. Windows CardSpace. Working. Try it out right now by signing in with your information card and then leaving a comment on this post. Inclusion of your web page claim is optional; include during the initial card selection if you want your web page linked to your name when leaving a comment….