Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact

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Building a "successful" blog...

Yes, I know there are tons of posts on other blogs that describe how to create a "successful" blog. Since, I've been bloging for over two years now, I thought I'd share some things that I've learned. Below, in the order they came to mind, are some tips for building a successful blog: Make sure you have an RSS feed. This one is crucial, otherwise how would people subscribe? Pick a main theme to center your blog posts around. For instance my blog centers around .NET and web development. ... [More]

ASP.NET: Extend BoundField Control - Add MultiLine support

I've been working with the data controls and it's somewhat cumbersome to use a TemplateField control everytime you want to just have a MultiLine TextBox. So, I decided to extend upon the BoundField control to add MultiLine support. It is actually rather simple to do. Using the BoundTextBoxField control in the page: <%@ Register Namespace="CustomBoundField" TagPrefix="custom" %> <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server"><Columns><custom:BoundTextBoxField ... [More]

Polymorphic Podcast: Awesome .NET Podcast!

I've searched for quality development related (specifically .NET) podcasts, and there really aren't very many. The Polymorphic Podcast is an awesome .NET podcast with some really great content. I really recommend checking it out. Listen: Polymorphic Podcast