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John Workman The Workdog's weblog.... a brain dump, of sorts. August 2006 Entries
Windows Live Writer needs plugin for Corporate Intranet
I'm very impressed with Windows Live Writer, and I'm sure you are tired of reading about it. After all, there is no shortage of blogs writing about this blog writer. Try to hold on for just one more :) I get emails from various groups within our office, be it the CEO, HR Manager, or IT Helpdesk. It may be a reminder about an upcoming maintenance outage, information about our benefit changes, or the state of the union. I've felt for a long time that it would be much better if some of these stuff was ......

Posted On Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:15 PM

Code Formatter Plugin for Windows Live Writer

I came across this post on Steve Dunn's Blog.  It's worth taking a look at.  It is a code formatter plug-in for live writer.  I haven't tried it out yet, but it looks very cool at first glance.

Posted On Thursday, August 24, 2006 7:46 PM

Georgia Aquarium in desperate need of help
It is amazing to me that so much time and money can be spent to build an Aquarium like the one that opened last year in Atlanta, and yet they can not seem to get their act together when it comes to technology. They seem to be doing their best at deterring people from visiting. We purchased season tickets the first week it was open (11/05). Unfortunately we made the mistake of purchasing them at the Aquarium instead of on line. Until a short time ago, we were unable to make reservations on line. This ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 6:54 PM

Count XML Elements in the DOM
I was asked this week to explain how to count the number of elements in an XML file. I quickly said to use the XPath count function and left it at that. After spending so much time using XSLT, I sometimes forget which functions are only available in XSLT, such as the count function. It didn't take long for this person to return for more answers. She tried to use selectSingleNode("count(//d... to return the count, which obviously didn't work. As I began to explain the correct answer, several ......

Posted On Thursday, August 17, 2006 7:57 PM

Now posting with Live Writer

This is my first post after installing Live Writer.  I appreciate the intro to Live Writer.  Once again, geekswithblogs keeps me informed.  I wouldn't have know about this otherwise.

So far, I like the interface.  If nothing else, it has a spell checker which I desperately need.

Well.... Here goes.

Posted On Thursday, August 17, 2006 7:34 PM

SQLServer Modulo (%) with decimals instead of integers
Someone asked me a very simple question, and I was so surprised at how difficult it became to answer. They wanted to know how to tell if a number is evenly dividable by another number. (e.g. If you have a case of 24, you can sell it in 6 packs, but you can’t sell it in 7 packs.) I quickly said to use the MOD function and check for a zero return value. I walked away with confidence that this issue was resolved. I’ve done this before, I know it works....somewhere. The problem is, that in ......

Posted On Thursday, August 10, 2006 8:17 PM

Visual Studio’s XSLT debugger
Last year I had written that I was having issues with Visual Studio’s XSLT debugger. That turned out to be an issue with not having installed the “Professional” edition when I downloaded beta 2. I have since corrected that problem and have been thoroughly enjoying the new features. I thought it was time to set the record straight. Although I’m not doing as much hard-core XSLT development as I had in the past, I’ve been able to make enough use of VS to point out some ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 8, 2006 8:35 PM

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