Brian H. Madsen
Computer says no

What’s your professional development plans for 2011?

January 17th 2011

At the beginning of each year i sit down and try to knot out what i feel worth spending time on for the coming year. 2011 being a new year got that same treatment. I’ve found that this leaves less time wasted and categorise my efforst into three main groups. Major, Minor and AdHoc.. What […]

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LIDNUG is now an open group

January 17th 2011

LIDNUG is now an open group – What does this mean? well, for all sense and purposes LIDNUG will continue to be the #1 spot for .Net. This was a feature that was introduced a little while back by LinkedIn – It used to be so that all group discussions were closed and only accessible […]

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The Gu puts up links to his “Best of 2010″ blog entries!

January 17th 2011

How extremely convenient – Scott Guthrie (i’m sure his new nickname should be Megamind) has just put up links to his “Best of 2010″. All neatly categorised for us! Been through most of the links so far and i have to admit i agree with him. One comment on his entry states “Scott, you are a […]

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What’s good for you, is good for me!

January 15th 2011

Since i left the army back in the 90′s and taken on a full-time desk job (IT Consultant) I must admit that i’ve gotten a little soft around the edges.

In my defense i’m a lazy shit – yes, that’s a defense because it’s obviously the truth. That is however changing and one of the things i’m doing these days is to take my young Rottweiler puppy with me on a nightly walk.

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Queensland IT Flood Relief – AU MVPs seek your support

January 15th 2011

The Queensland Flood IT relief team is a group of volunteers who are collecting spare PC’s, printers, servers, from companies all across Australia. We will then service, and rebuild them with an aim to send them to people in Queensland who need the support to get started.

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Woah – more 2011 releases – Project Orchard hits v1

January 14th 2011

This is exciting times indeed – first we had theannouncement that NuGet, WebMatrix and ASP.Net MVC 3 was being released this week – but now we also had the news come out that Project Orchard hit version 1. Orchard is community driven project, aimed at creating reusable components for the ASP.Net platform and there’s some […]

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Get a free 30-day Windows Azure and SQL Azure pass

January 13th 2011

Get yourself a free 30-day pass to Windows Azure and SQL Azure: Site: http://www.windowsazurepass.com/ Promo code: MPR001

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Microsoft offering disaster storage solution for businesses in Brisbane affected by the flood.

January 13th 2011

Over the recent week, business and residents in the Brisbane area has been hit by a massive flood – this has seen 10 people lose their lives already (of those 10, 5 were children) – and everybody are putting in their bit to help where they can. It’s times like these where we really see what […]

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Working with LINQ? then why the hell aren’t you using LINQPad?

January 12th 2011

In all honesty, LINQ is a brilliant addition to the .Net framework – and it’s a breeze to work with…well..sometimes. it’s those times you think “Man, it would be really nice if we had a great tool to help me out here”… Enter Stage Left – LINQPad – i cannot praise this application enough and […]

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WebMatrix, ASP.Net MVC 3 and NuGet launching on the 13th of January

January 12th 2011

Wow – i knew 2011 was going to be a cool year and already in January we’ll be seeing a few cool things released by the ASP.Net team! Both WebMatrix, ASP.Net MVC 3 and NuGet are being launched on the 13th of January, 2011 – all will be revealed in full at CodeMash and you can […]

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