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MVC Slides from Atlanta Code Camp

>> Click here to download the slides/ demos << Thanks to all who came and apologies to those who came and found standing room only – I intend to record these demos and host them soon, watch this space. The … Continue reading

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Custom Building a Modern Mountain Bike

This was a dream bike build for me and lots of readers share the dream, so here goes: Build or buy? Building means you specify all the components. Even $5K bikes often come with pretty lame wheels, crank sets, cassette … Continue reading

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Atlanta User Groups I recommend

A friend just asked me what .Net groups are good these days. Atlanta is the Software Capital of the South which means we have many great groups in town and I watch them all for interesting topics, but these are … Continue reading

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Jan 2009 ASP.Net MVC Slides

Update: The Release Candidate has been released. The demo below works fine with it too. >> Click here to download the slides and second demo. << Wow! We had a fantastic turn-out last night, interest in MVC must high!  Not having … Continue reading

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TurboTax vs TaxCut 2008

TurboTax has been wonderful over the years but the 2008 price totally made me baulk. An eye popping $229.80 this year for my needs: $49.95 Premier inc Rental Properties + $34.95 Per State $109.95 Business including S Corporations H&R Block … Continue reading

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Deleting data before donating

This was so easy I felt obliged to blog it. Under our house rule ‘not used it in a year, so it has to go’, our old P4 laptop is being donated. It held old tax records, Microsoft Money files etc which … Continue reading

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IIS7 Gotcha – COM Error 80040154

We have all seen the 80040154 COM error. Normally the solution is to run regsvr32 on the com dll so it is registered on the machine. “System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {D1CB0D81-7D2B-4064-9AC7-D0D88DEC3D16} failed due … Continue reading

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