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  • I'm Going Open Source!

    Hmmm... not sure I really ever thought that I'd ever be the person saying those words, however, the day has finally come... hell has frozen over... open source is now in my vocabulary and I am embracing it wholeheartedly.  I'm definitely still a newb in the OSS space, very unfamiliar with the vernacular, tools are foreign, approach is ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 3, 2015
  • Transition Physical Machine To Virtual

    I'm writing more so as a reminder to myself... What I am trying to do is transition an older machine, one that is "semi-retired" but still contains some stuff that I need every once and a while for work purposes and I'd rather not muck up my new installation with these tools. So enter virtualization ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on June 27, 2014
  • Cambridge, England, UK

    Next Monday, I'll be headed to the UK (Cambridge) for a "vacation".  As it turns out, this is also the home of Red Gate software, makers of SQL Toolbelt, ANTS Profiler and .NET Reflector. I'll be spending some time with them while there; so if you have any questions / comments you'd like me to pass along, feel free to ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on March 19, 2012
  • End of year wrap up (2011)

    BLOG I'm currently in the planning stages to rebuild this site.  I've delayed doing this for a long time since I didn't want to "break links"; however, one reason why I don't contribute as much as I used to is the fact that I enjoy the comment interaction.  Thanks to blog spam, I had to disable anonymous ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on December 23, 2011
  • Thank you...

    I'm honored to receive the Microsoft MVP award for being an "exceptional technical community leader who actively shares their high quality, real world expertise with others". Thank you to all of those whom have helped to make this possible; and thank you Microsoft for noticing.
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on July 1, 2010
  • Fort Worth .NET Users Group - January 20th

    If you're in the area, don't miss my presentation: What's New in .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1. Additionally, I've decided to extend Microsoft's extreme generosity by giving away a copy of MSDN Premium **WITH** Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite!!!!!!  Yes, you read that correctly!  It's the edition ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on January 3, 2009
  • Where I'll Be (Where I've Been)

    If you'd like to see me in person, here's a some of the places you can have such an opportunity. If you'd like to have me appear at your event, please feel free to use the contact me and we can discuss the specifics.Where I'll BeFebruary Catch Wrestling Seminar featuring Tim McFatridge @ FMU Fort Worth, TX, ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on March 2, 2006
  • Key Events in Microsoft History

    While searching for some of the information for the BASIC Timeline, I came across a word document that outlined many of the key events over the life of Microsoft Corporation.  I'm not sure of the original author of this document (if you know who you are, please let me know so I can give you credit).  1/1/1975  The MITS Altair 8800 appears on the ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 27, 2003
  • Timeline: BASIC to Visual Basic .NET

    1964 Dartmouth BASIC by J.G Kemeney & T. E. Kurtz @ Dartmouth CollegeJohn Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz invents BASIC (Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) and its compiler. The first BASIC program is ran at 4 a.m. 1st of May, 1964. 1965 The term Hypertext coined by Ted Nelson. 1969 Dartmouth BASIC fifth version by J.G Kemeney ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 27, 2003