Hello?! Traffic lost!

Happy Earth Day! After seeing this article about ranking of cities with traffic congestion, it makes me wonder why isn't there an accompanying article about ways those cities are doing to ease congestion. Anyway, my point is that we're dwelling on the negative aspects of traffic and how horrible it…

Email strategy to save time and anquish

I have had times where I'd eagerly sign up for newsletters and updates via email as I want to know everything they know. It came to the point where I have gone down the deep end with subscribing to email newsletters and not able to opt out at times. Repeat…

Sex, Finance, and Email

As you may know, sex sells, so I have my blog title with the word "sex" in it. Just kidding. I wanted to talk about what Google is doing and how we need to be careful. Of course this post could potentially get me committed but it's just a perspective…

The Paleo Lifestyle

Had lost 15 pounds in 1 month(!) Double-chin gone. The kiddos loves veggies. As a family, we're pretty much eating only vegetables, organicially or responsbility -raised meat, and fruits. The go-to sites for the paleo lifestyle is nom nom paleo and Marks Daily Apple. Nom nom has great receipe ideas…

New blog

Inspired by a few promient bloggers, I've decided to move my blog to using ghost hosted by Windows Azure. It was easy to get going. I'm trying to write more, and I hope this blog would be a window to my life, family, and work. Pardon in advance of bad…

Surface Pro review

My son stuck in the Surface ProIt's been 2 weeks now since I got the Surface Pro in the mail. Packaging was nice, pulling tapes that has tabs at the end before getting the mother lode out of the box. Using the Surface Pro, you can be an coder, writer…

A CreateRiaClientFilesTask gotcha

Got a Silverlight project that builds fine on my computer, however, on a co-worker's kept failing with CreateRiaClientFilesTask cannot load asssembly or what-not. The gotcha -- I had set the web.config to impersonate a system account and that system account should have at least Modify access for the 'Temporary…

Son of 8-track inventor launches visionary online meeting software

Inventor Samuel H. Auld Jr. who held 26 patents on the 8-track stereo system would have liked to see his son, James Auld Sr., 45, launch his visionary virtual headquarters software today. Auld’s company is Universal Online Magic—and I have to say I understand the magic here.“My…

Deploying WCF RIA Services Redux

Installed Visual Studio 2010 SP1, Silverlight WCF RIA Services v1.0 SP1, but when I deployed it on the server, was getting the following error:Operation named '[complex method here]' does not conform to the required signature. Parameter types must be an entity or complex type, a collection…

Creating a dynamic ORDERBY in T-SQL

I'm in the midst of converting a Crystal Report into an Excel file output... While there is an increased benefit of more control over the output, however, I lose many features that Crystal has to offer. After weighting options, let's just say its much easier to create an Excel file…