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Jason Row .NET Development on the Canadian East Coast May 2007 Entries
MatchIT.ca - Matching Charities/Non-Profits with IT people who want to give back
The latest MSDN Canada Flash newsletter announced a new Microsoft program where they are attempting to get Charities/Non-Profit groups who have technical work to be done, and match them with local IT workers who want to give back to their community. I'm not sure when it launched but there's a almost a couple hundred people signed up and at the moment 25 organizations with 10 job postings. I'd say that even if you're not interested at least let some of your local NPOs know about this site and I know ......

Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:32 AM

Miramichi Pond Hockey 2007 Champions !
<reposted from my old blog> Ok so it's not the Stanley cup but I know lots of guys who grew up playing their own Stanley cup series outside on a frozen pond, lake, river, tennis court, or other piece of frozen water. I spent the first weekend of February playing in the Miramichi Pond Hockey Tournament in my hometown of Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. I played on a team with one of my brothers, a cousin, and another guy I play beer league hockey with and we ended up winning the Competitive ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:56 AM

A great interpretation of someone's first impression of Vista

<reposted from my old blog>

Chalain over on LiveJornal wrote about his first experiences with Vista on a new PC. Rather then just stating this feature is good, this feature is bad, he compared it to waking up and finding a beautiful woman in his bed. The part about the paperboy needing permission to deliver the paper is a hoot.

Posted On Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:54 AM

PureTracks to sell non-DRM music to Canadian subscribers
<reposted from my old blog> Last week, DownloadSquad.com has a post on how PureTracks is saying no to DRM. This is the Canadian music download store that I use to buy songs for my Creative MuVo N200 player and they are offering 50,000 songs that are free from DRM. And at .79 cents CND a pop, they're a bit cheaper as well. About a month ago, Derek Hatchard was saying something about how the music labels continue to suck ... and while I'll agree that Sony and Universal aren't making many friends ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:51 AM

Editing Community Server posts the hard way
<reposted from my old blog> My CommunityServer site is acting up a bit as it won't allow me to edit any of my posts. I thought it was a permissions error but after digging around for a bit I still can't find what it could be. I was going to spend some more time finding out what is wrong then I figured I could just use SQL Enterprise Manager to view and edit the text, which sounded simple enough. Instead I ended up learning a bit more about nText columns in SQL Server and how to write text to ......

Posted On Monday, May 7, 2007 11:26 PM

IT Certifications just became even more worthless!
<reposted from my old blog> Ok, I've spent 9 years in the IT certifications business, helping people learn the material they need to know in order to pass their Microsoft, Cisco, Comptia, etc exams. I've seen/heard of braindumps, know of companies that offer "exam prep" material which are essentially the real exams but this takes the cake. This company, PassVantage, will write the bloody exams for you !! This is unbelievable and makes me sick to think that there's a big enough market for this ......

Posted On Monday, May 7, 2007 11:23 PM

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