Emacs Commands – Extension #10

Use your Emacs commands once again! If you have opened the Tools – Options – Keyboard page, looking for the “Emacs” keybindings, but only found disappointment instead. This extension is for you! To Install http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/09dc58c4-6f47-413a-9176-742be7463f92 To Use In order to finish the installation, you must open/create a project. This will prompt you for elevated permissions…

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5 years later – remembering Hurricane Katrina

I wanted to pause for a brief second to remember the 53 people in my hometown who lost their lives 5 years ago yesterday, when Hurricane Katrina took my hometown off the map. If a town doesn’t have any buildings, is it still a town? Waveland answered that question by surviving. For those of you…

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It’s official: A koala is not a koala “bear”

According to the incredibly awesome Catherine Eibner, I’m going to TechEd Australia!! And I found this out on the same day that I donated the last of my advance on my book royalties, bringing the Save Waveland Scholarship Fund to $29,008.34 cents. Thank you everyone for voting to get me down to Australia. This blog…

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Dear Seattle, Please Support New Orleans by Eating at Marcela’s Cookery

As a New Orleans native, it is my god given birthright to expose any so-called “New Orleans” restaurant that exists outside the state of Louisiana to be a complete fraud. Today, for the first time ever, I am using my birthright to declare Marcela’s Creole Cookery worthy of calling itself home. For my birthday last…

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Photos from the “Day after Mardi Gras” Geek Dinner in Mississippi

The day after Mardi Gras, I drove up to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for a Geek Dinner. We had a good turnout of 13 people, including several from out-of-state. 2 people drove several hours from Mobile, Alabama, and 1 guy even drove 6 hours from Tennessee!! I so get bragging rights for that. And since this was…

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Finally had lunch with my book editors, who are blogging and tweeting now

Last week, I finally got to meet my book editors. As I stated in the acknowledgements of my book, I never understood why book authors always profusely thank their editors. I used to think “aren’t they just doing their jobs?” until I had to go through the process. People often ask me why did I…

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I’ve been deep fried on Deep Fried Bytes – Podcast on book and CodePlex Agile development

http://deepfriedbytes.com/podcast/episode-15-visual-studio-tips-and-running-an-agile-team-with-sara-ford/ Wow, was i tired at the beginning or what? I was in the middle of my southern speaking tour, driving all around the south at all hours of the day and night. I called Keith at 3pm telling him my ETA and to get a pot of coffee going. The caffeine kicked in around…

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First .NET User Group created back home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

It feels weird not to append a # at the end of a blog title.  Oh Tip of the Day, what have you done to me? Anyways… I’m really excited to see a .NET User Group get created back home.  Shout outs to Keith Elder and Aubrey Cote for getting this party started. http://hubcitynug.org/ Speaking…

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The Twelve Yats of Christmas (12 days of Christmas – New Orleans Style)

I’m in New Orleans right now (Miss Gulf Coast to be exact), and I just heard The 12 Yats of Christmas on the radio today.  Hysterical.  Anyone from New Orleans will crack up listening to this. The music video is up on youtube of course, but check out Benny Grunch’s website (mute your speakers) to…

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My Channel 9 Interview: "Katrina Survivor: This box is all that is left of this person’s or her families belongings. Careful"

Yesterday, my Channel 9 interview went live that we did about a month ago on Blogging and Katrina (2 years in review), and of course, women in technology.  You’ll note that I’m still talking about the power toys stuff, because my transition to the CodePlex just happened the other day.  https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=348039 Thanks to Charles and…

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