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Hello TheRuntime!

I'm Thomas Williams, and I blog about SQL Server, Reporting Services, .NET, and development in general. My old blog at DotNetJunkies was in desperate need of updating - thanks to Jay for setting me up here at my new home! Please subscribe to TheRuntime main feed or my personal feed to make sure you stay up-to-date with my posts. More about me I work in the health industry in Frankston, Victoria, Australia and live with my beautiful wife Olivia and 3 young kids. I am an MCP (going for MCAD.NET) and a MCTS in SQL Server 2005. My full-time job involves writing software to...

OT: Merry Christmas 2006, and the year's blog statistics for Thomas Williams

I just want to take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas to all my reader(s). I'm going on leave this week so there'll be no new posts from me until January. I hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. As a quick review of the past year in blogging (which was pretty light on posts), here's some stats I gathered: Number of posts for 2006 - 30 3 Most Read Posts (web views) - Extract Contents from MSI Files (3,797) Infrequent Validation of viewstate MAC failed Exceptions in ASP.NET 2.0 Site (1,563) IdeaBlade DevForce (1,266) 3 Most Commented Posts - New...

OT: Networking for Introverts

It won't surprise people that know me that when Jason Haley points to an article titled "How To Network: For Introverts", I am of course going to read it. By almost anyone's scale, I am an introvert, and "networking" is one of the single hardest things for me to do. A typical schedule for the SQL Server User Group meeting that I attend in Melbourne will go something like "5:30-6:00 Networking and Pizza; 6:00-7:30 Presentation". My brain translates this as "5:30-6:00 stand around, look out the window, browse a book and eat a couple of slices of pizza, 6:00-7:30 the important...