SoCal Code Camp Video Stream

There is this cool site called that allows you to stream video from your phone to the net. 

Here are videos from the 2009 So Cal Rock and Roll Code Camp in Fullerton:

(Ok, so this may not be working in IE8.  It is working for me in FireFox though)

If you’re here at code camp, sign up on, join the event on and stream some video yourself! 

SoCal Code Camp Slide Decks

Ok, so I am finally posting the slides for my SoCal Code Camp sessions this weekend.   Get ’em here while they’re hot. 

Getting Started with Windows Azure (0.8 MB)
These are the slides from my "Getting Started with Windows Azure" talk at the CSUF SoCal Code Camp on 01/24/09

Get Started with SQL Data Services (0.5 MB)
These are the slides from my "Getting Started with SQL Data Services" talk at the CSUF SoCal Code Camp on 01/24/09

SQL Server Integration Services Control Flows (0.1 MB)
Given at the SoCal Code Camp in Fullerton on 01/25/09

SQL Server Integration Services Data Flows (0.1 MB)
Given at the SoCal Code Camp in Fullerton on 01/25/09

Thanks for those that attended my sessions!!  I hope you got something out of it.

SoCal Code Camp Rocks!

Have you ever gone to a Code Camp?  Don’t let the "camp" word scare you.  We don’t sleep in tents and sing kumbaya.  We don’t camp.  What we do is attend great sessions, on cool technology, given by great folks!  FOR FREE!

The first time I went to a Code Camp was the SoCal Rock & Roll Code Camp in Fullerton last year.  I was blown away with the breadth of content, the caliber of the speakers, the energy of the event and the pure dollar value of the experience.  The most amazing thing about it was that it was 100%, no strings attached, amazingly, FREE!  Did you hear that?  FREE! I am now a lifer.  These are true community events, put on by the community for the community. 

Many of the people that speak at Code Camps (including this one) are the same people you would pay to see at PDC, Tech Ed, MIX, whatever.  Take a look yourself at the list sessions & speakers.

If you are anywhere near Fullerton, CA (And by near, I mean within a 400 mile radius), you owe it to yourself, to come check out the SoCal Code Camp.

Things you will miss if you don’t come:




MWPSK & Google Analytics

I recently re-did the web site using the My Web Pages Starter Kit.  I needed to get google analytics setup on it, so here is what I did:

  1. Installed James Newton Kings sitemap handler
  2. Setup the website in Google’s Webmaster Tools
  3. In Google’s webmaster tools, the sitemap to the list of sitemaps
  4. When to Google Analytics, setup an account for my site and copied the tracking code they provide (here’s how to get the tracking code for an existing account).
  5. Opened the site in Visual Studio 2008, and edited the site.master file
  6. I pasted the tracking code I copied from Google Analytics to the bottom of the site.master file, just before the closing body tag (</body>)
  7. Saved the site.master!

FYI, I also copied the output of the file to a file in the root of the website called sitemap.xml . This way if there were any tools that looked specifically for the sitemap.xml file they would find it.

I let it sit for a day, and checked in on Google Analytics the next day, and I had stats for all of my sites pages. 

UPDATE: Based on the comments, I have created a zip file with my web.config and site.master files in it.  You can Download the sample files here

Xbox was Freezing! Works Now!

Our Xbox has been freaking out lately. Rock Band said it couldn’t find the microphone or the drums, The console would hang up at various places and randomly. I found this article on that made a few suggestions. I pulled the hard drive off and noticed a lot of dust. I took the console out to the garage and blew all the dust out with the air compressor. Lot’s of dust. After putting it all back together, everything seems copasetic.