Sunday, March 7, 2010

Geek Post Monthly Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 1

Geek Post

Volume 2 Issue 1

January 2010

Hippolite Musings

Tena Koutou Katoa,

Last year, I started this newsletter.  I managed 11 weeks before year end.  This was a bit much, so this year I will probably end up doing monthly.  I have two months to catch up on.  Here goes…


Developer News

Grenada Village Online

This is where I continue the saga of documenting my learnings from actually putting a web site “out in the wild” (I usually code within a nice, safe, Intranet).

This month I learned how to actually implement Profile, Membership and Role providers. 

  • The first learning was that there are three providers!
  • Secondly, put it all in the Web.config (see below). 
  • Point all three providers to the one connection string for your application’s database. 
  • Then, create all the objects (tables, views & stored procedures) that the Providers expect to find there. 
  • The code for creating a script to generate the objects is this: aspnet_regsql -S (local) -E -A all –sqlexportonly <filename>

Telecom News

XT has developed a glitch…

People are working on it.

I’m not directly a cause nor a cure for the problem.

We’re all being impacted in some way or other.  For example, Production change requests are under closer scrutiny to ensure nothing exacerbates the situation.

That’s all I have to say on this subject at this time.

Product News

ReSharper 5.0 for Visual Studio 10

Can’t wait to get VS10 RTM, so I can upgrade ReSharper!

Partner News

I met Telecom’s new Microsoft Technical Account Manager

His name is Antony Willis.


Situations Vacant

Customer Service Representative- Faults Mobile- 26th April

  • Requisition ID – CUS020ZB
  • NZ-Auckland
  • Permanent - Full-time
  • Job Posting 08/Mar/10

Complex Billing Specialist

  • Requisition ID – INF022CU
  • NZ-Christchurch
  • Permanent - Full-time
  • Job Posting 05/Mar/10

Systems Engineer - Networks

  • Requisition ID – ENG0209K
  • NZ-New Plymouth
  • Permanent - Full-time
  • Job Posting 05/Mar/10

Training News

In January, I sat and passed Exam 70-561

  • TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development
  • Should have been easy, but there was a whole lotta extra stuff
  • e.g. Sync Framework, LINQ and ORM with the Entity Framework

Trainer News

Nothing new



Nothing New


Events Schedule

In this section, I highlight dates, times and venues of events either I am presenting at, or of interest to METTLE.  I’m available for bookings.

Date Event Venue Speaker
11-Jan-2010 First day back at work Telecom Wellington James
19-Jan-2010 Exam 70-561 Auldhouse, Wellington James
25-29 Jan 2010 SharePoint 2010 Ignite for Developers Microsoft, Wellington Wayne Ewington
22-26 Feb 2010 Exchange 2010 Training Auldhouse, Wellington ?
22-Mar-10 Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Launch All Over The World Various
21-23 April 2010 PASS European Conference Neuss, Germany Various
18-May-10 NZ SharePoint Conference Bay of Plenty Lots


Digging Whales

We had recently moved from Tennessee to Mississippi. Our four-year-old son, Jeep, came home from church one Sunday, excited about the Sunday school lesson. "My teacher taught us all about the whales," he announced.
"You mean Jonah and the whale?" my wife asked.
"No," he said, "Jacob and the whales."
"I think it was Jonah," my wife corrected. "He was swallowed by a whale in the ocean."
But Jeep knew his lesson. "No, it was Jacob. He moved out into the desert and when he got thirsty, he dug some whales."

—Pat Apel, Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Christian Reader, "Kids of the Kingdom."

No comments:

Post a Comment