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A Novel Marathon
How much can you write in a weekend? I couldn't have answered that question prior to this weekend but now I can. This is in regard to this other post I made: Programming vs. Writing a Novel Now I don't want any hate mail from all you jealous guys because I will get all the babes being as cool as I am (just kidding honey) BUT I did crank out close to 20,000 words this weekend...and that is just plain awesome...or sick depending upon your perspective. I got into a groove Friday night and stayed up ......

Posted On Monday, November 24, 2008 12:02 PM

WSS vs Portal Server Service Pack mismatch
Ok. I have dealt with mismatched version numbers between servers countless times in both SharePoint 2003 and 2007 when transferring data between two environments. What I had not run into (until today) was the fact that WSS 2.0 can be updated (SP3) while Sharepoint Portal Services was bone-stock-out-of-the-box. It took me a bit to figure out what was going on. I was attempting to restore a 2003 site into a test environment but was getting the dreaded "Your backup is from a different version of Windows ......

Posted On Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:34 PM

Programming vs Writing a Novel
Besides programming I am working on a personal project -- writing a novel. This is a project I started in 1994 and dropped shortly after due to other things in my life at the time. I have recently picked it back up. I have always enjoyed writing and the exercise has been strangely cathartic. Basically the rough draft is around 75,000 words, slightly less than half done. I'm a little worried about getting everything into 200,000 words but I will burn that bridge when I get to it. I don't know the ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:29 AM

List Does Not Exist
In working through an issue with workflow I stumbled across an interesting 'feature' of workflow and MOSS. Essentially I have a "Project Sites" root web where I am creating child sites via a workflow: Project Sites Child Site 1 List 1 List 2 In these child sites I am creating some lists and setting alerts on them based upon things that happen in the workflow. In attempting to create an alert on a list, I received a "List does not exist" error. In stepping through the code and inspecting all the objects ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:34 AM

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