Carroll and the Call

The Outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Boom-ville ‘hawks that day:
The score stood 28 to 24, with but two minutes more to play.
And then when Kearse missed deep right, and Matthews did the same,
A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, if only Carroll could get but a red zone ball –
We’d put up even money, now, with Carroll and the call.

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WPF XAML MenuItem Styles

I recently began working with WPF for the first time.  I was doing this outside of my job on my own time (which is sometimes quite limited).  I had never worked with WPF before this venture.  I decided to download a trial copy of Microsoft Expression Blend 2 to check out the designer side of WPF.  The first thing that I noticed was the menus.  The menus had a black background with white text and the submenus had white borders and white menu separators (pictured below).  I decided that I liked this look and set out to implement this using Visual Studio 2008.  This entry describes how to create this menu.



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Welcome, Jury Duty, and Technology

Hello, this is my first entry for my personal technology blog. I hope to provide some useful information and even some rants & ramblings here on my blog. I would love to hear your feedback, so please post comments about my blog entries.

I am actually writing this blog entry from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida as I perform my civic duty (Jury Duty). So I thought I would start off my blog by discussing some of my thoughts, findings, and observations about Jury Duty and even about how technology plays a role in Jury Duty today.  Well, here it goes…

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