16. April 2008 00:34
Last weekend Nas and I were speaking at the Pittsburgh Code Camp and we had a great time and we meet a lot of great people. While in the speaker room we met Amanda Launcher and she introduced us to http://twitter.com/. If you don’t know anything about it I would suggest going out and taking a look because to my understanding it’s the next new fad. I would think that “twitter” is something that could complement a blog or if you don’t have much to say at one moment. To my understanding you are only allowed 140 characters per post and you can do it from either you’re phone or IM.
Nas and I didn’t have a chance to sit in on any other sessions because we were doing some deep dive discovery on FBA and MOSS (MySite) configuration and trying to really understand how and why it’s configured the suggested way. I must say its pretty complex at first but it gets a lot simpler once all the SQL permissions are set correctly on the FBA database. Once we got done with this I spent more time on InfoPath Forms Services/FBA and got everything working correctly for my demo but when I tried to do the demo I couldn’t get logged into the SharePoint site because of some “unknown exception”. When adding FBA to SharePoint it has been really unpredictable and frustrating for me. I’m hoping that I can get all the bugs worked out by the Richmond Code Camp on April 26th.
11. April 2008 22:48
Nas and I yesterday drove up from North Carolina to Pittsburgh threw Virginia and West Virginia and we really enjoyed the mountains. This morning we are getting ready to head over to the Pittsburgh Code Camp and finish preparing for our sessions this afternoon and meet some of the other speakers. It’s been a long time since I’ve been here and I totally forgot how beautiful the downtown is when you come out of the I-279 tunnel into downtown. We planned on going to the Pirates and Reds game last night but storms kept rolling in and out and we just stayed inside and worked on are demos instead. Nas and I have had a great time traveling together to all these different cities and getting to meet all the local speakers and we are hoping to get some more chances in the near future.