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O(geek) Ryan Cain, running in time proportional to Geek. September 2010 Entries
Tom Bihn Bags–Worth the Money
For about 5 years now I’ve been carrying around the best recent TechEd bag; the messenger style bag from 2005. It served me well as it could easily carry 2 laptop’s, plus loads of additional tech gear; iPad, multiple external hard drives, cables, etc. My only dislike of the bag was that the strap never seemed that sturdy, and I occasionally had issues where the clip would reverse itself, making it very easy for the strap to come loose without me noticing. Unfortunately this past week the metal clip ......

Posted On Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:28 PM

The mapping of interface member [...] is not supported.
This is good to know, strange solution but it works: http://social.msdn.microsof... I created an Interface that my Linq to SQL classes implement so that I can create a generic function that will work across a few tables. When I used the double equals (==) instead of the .Equals() in my LINQ query I got the runtime exception: The mapping of interface member [...] is not supported. Changing my query up to use the .Equals() it runs ......

Posted On Friday, September 10, 2010 12:47 PM

Mobile Development Resources (iPhone & Android)
While building our mobile app I came across a few valuable resources for some of the specific issues I was facing, I thought I'd share those in case others were looking for similar info. Customized Color Progress Bar iPhone This one probably violates all UI rules defined by Apple, but we were looking to change the color of the progress bar for our app based on certain values. As the bar filled up, we wanted it to change to red so the user could quickly see while driving that is represented a different ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:58 PM

ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit and DotNetNuke Module Development
While working to get the AutoCompleteExtender control up and running in a custom DNN module, I ran across a forum post that said doing so "just works", which if you have previous ASP.NET AJAX experience and know what is and isn't in DNN is probably very true. Trying to get it to run for the first time though, there's a few items to be aware of. Getting Started First recommendation, go download Fiddler ( like now... no seriously go download it. If you are running ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 7, 2010 8:30 AM

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