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Murray Gordon Interview from South Carolina Code Camp
Sorry for the delay, with the servers moving and writing a book, I have been swamped with work. I will get these out again, along with the recordings from HDC as soon as possible. Murray Gordon, member, recorded this show with us talking about his presentation and what he does on a daily basis. This is a great interview if you are working with legacy systems and using .NET as the client. Listen Now ......

Posted On Saturday, October 21, 2006 9:31 PM

We are Live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Man these servers are smoking fast! If you are experiencing any problems with the site or just want to tell me if it is fast or not, email The move went very smoothly and SQL Backup from Red-Gate Software is awesome! Technorati Tags: Geekswithblogs,Servers ......

Posted On Friday, October 13, 2006 9:52 PM

Confirmed : Site Will Be Down from 8PM - 12AM CST Tonight

I have confirmation that we will be able to move the sites tonight. 

Posted On Friday, October 13, 2006 12:03 PM

Ok, maybe not tonight

Due to a scheduling conflict, tonight did not work for the move.  I am as disappointed as you as I am still in the office waiting on the hosting provider.  Hopefully we will get this thing going by this weekend.

Posted On Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:05 PM

Need Support for
Whenever you guys need support, typically you dig around for my email or using the Alexander & Julian Inc. site to contact us. Well this is hard for you and hard for us to manage. For that we now have and a support tool suite to help us manage this process. Please use this email for any issues or questions you may have about the site. ......

Posted On Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:57 AM

Site Will Be Down Tomorrow Evening - 8PM CST
I will be taking the site down tomorrow at 8PM CST for most likely 4 hours to transfer files from one farm of servers to another. The majority of the leg work has been done, now we just have to move files. The new servers are loud, and fast....raaaaaaaaaaaaa.....but they don't sound good because they are free, because that they are not. (Capital One Commercial Reference) It is very cool to see 4 graphs on the web servers for processors, makes me drool. SITE DOWN THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2006 - 8PM-12AM ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:51 PM

Can you smell the new servers?

Such a wonderful smell isn't it?

I am now in the configuration process to get the boxes up, but we are probably looking at a move tomorrow evening so the site will be down.  I will confirm that however before I do the transfer.

P.S.  Dual Core Xeons are amazing!

Posted On Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:52 AM

We have purchased the new equipment for
The new servers will be hosted at FullControl Networks here in Kansas City. Currently they are being setup by their staff and should be available for me to configure soon. Yesterday I visited their facility here in KC and I must say I am very impressed. They have everything you would want in a hosting company and they are local for us. Something comforting about knowing your sites are hosted just a few miles from where you are. If you are in the market for dedicated hosting, I would highly suggest ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:42 AM

Geekswithblogs is moving hosting companies
DiscountASP.NET has been amazing to us. The hosting is excellent and we can't be happier with their service. That said, our site has outgrown what they have offered us as the original solution. Since they do not provide dedicated services, we will be moving the site to another hosting firm that does. This means more power and more control for us. I haven't finalized the server configuration and purchase yet, but it should happen within the next 48-60 hours. We will then announce a date and time the ......

Posted On Monday, October 9, 2006 5:47 PM

Virtual PC Environments - Differencing Disk Tip
After a machine of mine became consumed by a project, I have been building a new set of disks latest for my use during new projects. I always build my VPCs using differencing disk. For those of you new to this concept, it allows you to build a disk off of a parent disk and all changes at that point will go to the new disk. With the environment changing on us constantly with different releases of products, it is critical for you to get your project up quick. Here is my example: As you can see, I am ......

Posted On Monday, October 9, 2006 12:15 PM

We yelled! MSDN Subscriptions Listened
We have been asking for a better way of testing these CTP that Microsoft has been pushing for the past few years (that we asked for) so we can just get in, test away. About a year ago, many people started asking for virtual environments that are setup with the IDE changes or .NET changes in the CTP. I just noticed last week, MSDN Subscriptions now has disks available for September CTP of Orcas. This is awesome. Now I can start playing with the tools without installing on a side laptop or creating ......

Posted On Monday, October 9, 2006 10:02 AM

Garmin Nuvi Update
When we went to SC for Code Camp, I moved my Nuvi from the Xterra to the rental van. I had a lot of trouble getting it out of my car since it has stuck to the windsheld and ended up tearing a bunch of the rubber off to get it out of my car. When we arrived home, the same thing happened in the van and I had to scrap it off the window to get it out. This left it unusable since it would not stick to any window at this point. Finally after a few weeks of putting up with no GPS, I called Garmin on Wednesday ......

Posted On Saturday, October 7, 2006 1:08 PM Turns Three This Weekend! Happy Birthday!
Wow, it is hard to believe it has been three years as a real community. Sunday marks the three year anniversary of the site as a community, not just my blog. I had written a blog engine that worked for my own, but after a few months of trying to build the admin tooling, I contacted Scott and got this site working with .Text. Hard to believe it is still running the same engine, with a few tweaks. That said, we really need to move into the future. We have started designing the strategy of GWB 2.0, ......

Posted On Friday, October 6, 2006 6:34 PM

Hosting was down, sorry

Today our hosting company had an outage.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted On Friday, October 6, 2006 11:41 AM

Dave Ramsey Live Event - Kansas City - May 5, 2007
And I have my seats!!!!! Not just regular admission seats, but the Platinum VIP Seating. Michelle and I have been on the Dave Ramsey plan for a little over a year now and we are totally kicking debt in the butt. When we started, Dave was only on in KC a Christian radio station with probably 10,000 watts since I could barely pick up the station where I live. The station dropped the show and I moved my listening to XM. Dave kept mentioning new cities he was visiting, but never KC and why would he without ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 3, 2006 6:48 PM

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