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well after installing subtext and lurking around, i decided i was sick of the “designed by tech” skins.  don’t get me wrong, most of them were good, but let’s be honest…they are designed by non-designers most of the time.

after hunting around, i realized that i’d been playing around with ruby on rails lately and as well with typo.  i remembered that an author had created a pretty cool theme for typo called ‘origami’ — well i downloaded it, deciphered all the references and created my swag at a subtext skin based on that.

lo and behold, what you are viewing is it.  (note: if you are viewing/reading this through an rss/news/feed aggregator/reader, there is nothing to see here, move along). 

if you want it, you can download it:

there are three files in the zip — one of them is clearly labeled README.  if you don’t follow the steps and email me, i’m going to send you moldy bread from my fridge…seriously please read.

i’m making some modifications to subtext to include better tagging visibility and may put those up soon.

have fun!

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i’ve moved the blog to subtext from .text 0.95.  i never got around to getting community server running correctly for me (importing data, etc.) so i figured i’d stick with the easier config…

anyhow, deployment turbulance may occur, apologies.

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i just got an email from preemptive about obfuscatin seminars coming up — might be interesting to check out and learn more about how they do/recommend it.  i’m sure in part it will be a commercial for their products, but they do have good ones (and the community edition is included in visual studio)

here’s the details — i’m sure the links were for my email address response, so if you register it will likely throw off their campaign marketing counts, but oh well…

The next series of webinars from PreEmptive Solutions will focus exclusively on best practices for developers. In the first part of the year, we focused on describing the functional components of obfuscation, the role of obfuscation in risk management and selection criteria for an enterprise obfuscation solution. Over the next three months, we will present specific tips, techniques and competencies that developers can leverage to protect their code, simplify their development process and improve the quality of their work.

Best Practices of Obfuscation Part 1- Optimal Configuration and Use
When: June 26th 1:00-1:30 PM EST
Presented by Gabriel Torok: President of PreEmptive Solutions
Participants will develop an understanding of the best practices in applying fine-grained obfuscation to maximize obfuscation value and simplifying the configuration and the build process and IDE integration to further simplify, standardize and streamline development.  Topics covered will include: Using Declarative obfuscation, Strong naming an obfuscated assembly, Dealing with Reflection, Configuring and using Incremental Obfuscation, Integrating Dotfuscator into your build process, and others.

Best Practices of Obfuscation Part 2-Competencies Needed Before Adding Obfuscation to Your Build Cycle
When: July 24th 1:00-1:30 PM EST
Presented by Jason Haley, independent consultant/analyst and author of the soon to be published white paper, Obfuscation best practices for developers.
Obfuscation and the impact of distributing obfuscated code can impact virtually every stage of an application's lifecycle.  If your organization needs to maximize protection and minimize the level of effort and complexity,  this session will articulate the competencies required to effectively integrate obfuscation into a development lifecycle.

Best Practices of Obfuscation Part 3- Gotchas for Developers Obfuscating .NET Assemblies
When: August 21st 1:00-1:30 PM EST
Presented by Jason Haley, independent consultant/analyst and author of the soon to be published white paper, Obfuscation best practices for developers.
There are always surprises in every development project, obfuscation does not need to be one of them. Participants will drill down into the most common issues that .NET developers face when obfuscating assemblies and the options available to manage them.

Register for all three - we hope you can join us!


Sebastian Holst
SVP Sales & Marketing
To register please start here

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the team system (trial) bits are now available for download to everyone!  now you don’t have to wait to order, or be an MSDN subscriber to try them…

remember, these are LARGE image files…be patient.

download at:

Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition 90-Day Trial

Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite 180-Day Trial 

Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Trial Edition

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gardens point has released a beta of their ruby.net compiler.  they say this is not a bridge, but a true compiler.

check it out: gardens point ruby.net compiler