XMLUrlResolver: Using Embedded XSLT Resources in C#

Over the last week or so, I have been searching for a method to properly include XSL files via xsl:include within a .NET embedded resource. Apparently, using GetManifestResourceStream() (via an Assembly) wasn't good enough (it wouldn't

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What I've Learned So Far

So far, my internship has been going great! I've had many opportunities to work in a new environment, and I've been able to tap into one of my more underused skills: programming. Since I've been working for Independent, I've been able to learn a lot of new concepts; not only in programming, but in some of the operations of a business. Here is a brief overview of some of the things I have learned, or am learning.

The .NET Framework

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WordPress for iPhone

The WordPress for iPhone app is great! So far I've enjoyed using it with a couple of new blogs that I have setup (including my own). Having the ability to blog while on the to will help a lot with me actualy trying to get content on the web.

A few of the features I really like:

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iPhone 3GS and OS 3.0 (and the Palm Pre, too)

The new iPhone looks pretty cool, but it really is a minor upgrade. Besides the few hardware improvements, such as the increased processor and ram, as well as the new digital compass, not much has changed. If there is one feature that I would want from the 3GS, it'd be the digital compass, if not only for the new tomtom app that will be coming out later this summer (although, it should still work with the 3G).

I am very excited for the 3.0 release, though. Spotlight, the iCal updates, and copy-and-paste are my most anticipated features. Just over a week to go before I can update my iPhone!

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My First Week at Independent Printing

Let me start off by saying: this past week was incredible! It's hard to think of where to start; there are so many things that happened! Check out the rest of the post to see how things went.

The Company and the People

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I've Been Busy

It's time for a blank slate, time to start something new, and time to actually be fully productive. For the last couple of years, I've actually wanted to work on my site, but the problem was mainly time. I've always tried building custom solutions for my web site (i.e. generated a new Ruby on Rails application just so I can blog and post to a portfolio), while I was working on making other people's custom solutions. Since I no longer, or rather, never had that amount of time to dedicate to my web site, I have decided to go a new route: WordPress.

I've experimented with WordPress a few times, mainly to put together my sister's web site, and every experience has been a pleasure. So, as I was getting ready to create a site for my wife (also with WordPress), it finally dawned on me: why don't I do the same? I already had a new design that I pushed out a month or so ago, and I already had some experience with WordPress, it only made sense to do it.

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