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*Moved to: Feedburner, no Google…As some of you may know, Feedburner (http://feedburner.com) was acquired some time ago by Google… But they are now actively migrating their content to Google servers (http://feedburner.google.com) and I have taken the plunge… if you are having any problems with my feeds then please let me know so I can rectify it… If you have not yet taken the plunge it is a fairly simple process and should not impact your existing posts and URL’s…Read more...Follow my new blog on ...
Unwrapping my new Wolves wall calendar I realized its time to do some prognosticating. I've blown the dust off my Nostradamus predictions book, taken some fresh tea leaves and smeared them all over my cracked crystal ball (it rolled off my desk last March and I haven't taken the time to get a replacement) and I'm ready to peer deep into the future... Oh yeah, don't hold me to these. :-) Google Acquires IKEA: Google figures the best approach to gaining ground on the computer desktop is to buy the ...
Lately I've had a few people approach me after speaking engagements or conferences and ask for some advice on becoming a .NET developer. Sometimes this has been moving into IT from an unrelated field or other times it's just been a transition of existing development skills into .NET. Now if you have been in this industry for awhile (and had any success) you have apparently demonstrated at least some capability to migrate your skills from one newly released technology to the next. In 2009 it's hard ...
Honestly, my eyes lit up like it was Christmas all over again when I read the updated MSDN Events RSS on my google reader. Some Louisiana love is finally on its way this month, here is the low down: MSDN EVENTS - AZURE, DEBUGGING AND MOBILITY SESSIONS INCLUDE - Demystifying Azure: An Overview of the Azure Services Platform for Developers - Deepen your Debugging: Tips and Tricks for the Visual Studio 2008 Debugger - Developing for Windows Mobile Devices FREE ADMITTANCE Enhance your coding capabilities ...
Update: Since then I found a much better tool to geocode pictures and edit other information encoded directly within the picture: Microsoft Pro Photo Tools. I wrote a new blog post about this tool. Read the rest of this entry » ...
Here's a quick overview of what was most trafficked in 2008 on WTFNext. This is made possible by the results from Google Analytics and unique pageviews that have been recorded since early November. I'm using this information to gauge what is being found as useful and to help make WTFNext as useful as possible. What I've learned from the results is in general, the posts I make are useful to someone. Which is great news to begin with. Also, I've decided to start a separate blog soon on Second Life ...
For 2009, I've resolved to start participating and giving back to the technical Internet community. For years I've been searching (even before Google - gasp) for technical info online, and selfishly (or mercifully, depending on your point of view) withholding the bits I have to offer. As a brief introduction to me, I am one of those multi-hat types. Depending on the job, I spend anywhere from 30-70% of my time doing hands-on technical work (including coding, but also configuring all the knobs and ...
In the post below I am going to run down a short-list of some of the less-popular performance tips and the reasoning behind them. There are loads of blog postings and articles on asp.net performance enhancements, and I urge you to check those out as well. Onto the good stuff... Session.ReadWrite versus Session.ReadOnly It goes without saying that using the Session object will incur some performance overhead so if possible it should be turned off in the web.config. That said, If you’re using the Session ...
So I had hoped my first blog post would be along the lines of .NET development but it looks like it was Delta that motivated me first. Stand by for some fun with LINQ to SQL coming soon! Dear Delta Customer Care, I remember being about 8 years old the first time I flew Delta. To this day I remember being taken to the cockpit and being awed by the array of buttons, gauges and instruments. In fact, I still have a toy Delta aircraft and a pair of wings from that trip, although they are buried deep in ...
As I'm a fan of planes, airports, maps and google (oops, there I said it ...) I like to discover how the big airports of the world look like from the sky. This evening I had a look at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and found something strange. Have a look at this map (http://maps.google.com/map... A plane being photoshopped ...
I was working on configuring a ArcGIs 9.3 Server with MOSS & WSS. Works great untill I enabled Security on the ArcGIS Server for the Map Service. Once enabled, You cannot disable the security using the Server Manager. But I wanted to. I was not prepared to rollback my Virtual machine. EDN search & Google search brought me information that was not all that useful. If you have enabled the Security setting on ArcGIs 9.3 server and wanted to disable the security : Just do the following on your ...
I've just spent that last week building a translator, allowing us to convert a new customers catalogue data into a form our sales system can cope with. Luckily the source data was XML, so it was already in a form I could use, but there was no schema, and the structure was a bit flaky in places. I started off trying to read through the data, but the structure was just to messy, in the end I figured out I could probably do most of the grunt work with XPath. This approach seemed promising, and I got ...
Today, a few people were looking for how to start Explorer in a specific folder. I thought that it was an interesting request for two reasons; seemed like something that could easily be tried and the source code is available with Platform Builder. So first, I tried it. There are several ways to try it, I chose to use Run from the Start menu. In the dialog, I typed in “Explorer \Flash Disk” and there was the answer, Explorer started in the \Flash Disk folder. It took less time than a Google search. ...
History I have to admit that I’m a browser laggard, I haven’t installed Google Chrome, and I was a late comer to upgrading from Firefox 2.x to Firefox 3.0. I wasn’t always like this. I actually used to pay for Opera rather than deal with Internet Explorer back in the days of Windows NT4 days. Recently I’ve been lazy. Firefox 2.x had all the stuff that I used to pay for in Opera; tabbed browsing, opening entire folders of favourites etc. So the following may not come as news to some people in terms ...
New iPhone owners will commonly ask themselves how they can sync their Google Calendar with their iPhone calendar. Or maybe how to sync their Gmail or Google Reader items with their iPhone readers. If you do a web search you’ll find some applications that will actually do this, but don’t waste your time. You want to go to the source, straight to Google, instead of going to Joe Bob Simpleton who has written some half thought out iPhone app to sync these things. So here’s what you do: Turn on your ...
I know the title for this post isn't appropriate. Please bear with it or give any suggestion for the title... Im used to work on VS2005 but recently i've installed VS2008 on the same machine. Being a lazy person i rather prefer typing devenv on Run then doing multiple clicks. But when i installed VS2008 it overwrote the VS2005 settings i.e. now VS2008 opens whenever i type Run->devenv. As im still doing lot of development in VS2005 i cant open it from Run. I've looked on Google to revert back ...
[If you are looking for a quick answer, jump here.] Yesterday morning was probably one of my least favorite in recent memory. I arranged to take the day off to go shopping with my wife, but I had to check-in to make sure everything was okay at the office. I checked my email from home and found that there were suddenly two issues reported on my project that was scheduled for an update in production that night. Needless to say I had to address the problems. It turns out that neither were more than ...
I am organizing a monthly lunch where local software developers from the Ann Arbor, MI area will get together to talk shop. It will be a very informal meeting where anyone is invited. We will meet on the third Thursday of every month, which means this month will be on December 18th at 12:00 PM. If you are interested in the updates for this group, please subscribe to the Google Group: http://tinyurl.com/AANerdLu... For the first meeting, I will challenge you to bring a nerd with you! Bring someone ...
In this issue: Bill Reiss(3), Mark Monster(2), and Nigel Sampson. From SilverlightCream.com: Embedding a F# class library in a Silverlight 2 Application Bill Reiss has three new posts up this first one is on F#, the other two are on game development. The F# one is interesting because he produced a template for us that produces a C# SL app and an F# class library... good stuff! A simple Silverlight game particle system Bill also has added a particle system inherited fro CenteredSprite that gives you ...
In this issue: Pete Brown, Tim Greenfield, Boyan Nikolov, Jesse Liberty, Mike Ormond, David Justice, Tim Heuer, Chris Szurgot, Matthias Shapiro, Budi Kurniawan, Mike Snow, Martin Grayson, and Azret Botash Busy folks... I've still got a backlog and I was only slow a couple days :) From SilverlightCream.com: Pie Chart Styling in the Silverlight Toolkit - Cross-Slice Gradients Pete Brown gives us the benefit of his excursions in the chart control plus his conversation with team members, and he ends ...
If you are getting the message... This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer ...whenever you try to click on a hyperlink in a mail message when you are in Outlook or in a Word document, it is primarily because your default web browser has a 3rd-party setting that doesn't work and play well with Office products. For example if you are using the FireFox web browser, try changing the default web application to be Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps: ...
This weekend I'm heading to Kansas City for the first time. Why? I'm speaking at KCDODN (aka Kansas City Day of .Net) (Un)fortunately the event registration is full, but I hear there is a waiting list available. To see the schedule, and get on the wait list(?), you can visit http://kcdodn.eventbrite.com/ I'm pretty stoked about it. This is my first Day of .NET talk. I've spoken at User Groups, Code Camps, the MVP Summit, CodeStock, Codeapalooza and even a couple of HDCs, but no "Day Of" yet. It's ...
Steve Ballmer raised the Search Challenge to MVPs at 2008 Summit, with the words, “I’m going to ask you one week switch your default, one week. At the end of the week…I’ll want feedback, how was your week, what happened, what did you like, what didn’t you like … Can I make that deal with you? (Cheers and applause.) That’s the deal.” I was there, I agreed, so here goes... I'm giving up Google and going to use Live Search for one week. For one week I have the opportunity to provide feedback every time ...

 

There are several possibilities, however one of the most common reasons is the combination of Internet Explorer version 7 and the Google Desktop/Toolbar. For some reason, the plugin does not seem to be compatible. Try removing the Google Desktop and/or Toolar.

 

In a previous post, I discussed how to identify the technologies you want to learn and come up with a personal learning road map, so to speak. But when it comes time to dive into one specific technology, how do you go about learning something new? In fact, I almost always ask that question during developer interviews. The most disappointing answer I get to that question is, "well, I will Google it and read articles about it." That doesn't really show a very deep level of enthusiasm or commitment. ...
If you haven't seen Google analytics before, you ought to know this: it rocks. You'll get great reports on everything from geographic location to browser to flash version (Why no Silverlight version, eh Google?) See example awesomeness here: Obviously I've only recently set this up. However, since it is up and running and working great, I figured I'd show you how to get yours up and running as well. Firstly, sign up for Google Analytics. Then afterwards, Google will provide a script to monitor the ...
I got hit with an interesting and troubling problem at work today. I won't go into specifics, other than to say it was an ASP.NET problem I hadn't encountered before and I was stuck. So I thought about it and pinged one of my twitter friends who happened to be an ASP.NET guru (and insider) and she thought about it for all of about 4 seconds and said, oh yeah... I hate that, here's a link. And wouldn't you know it, the link was to a blog right here on GeeksWithBlogs.NET. The blog entry totally solved ...
I'll admit it. At first I didn't get it. Microsoft's cloud computer platform Azure levels the playing field in an incredible way. Think about it: You have a great idea for a company but getting it it up and running is going to require a huge financial investment in server hardware to get the thing to a reasonable scale. You can't afford that, so maybe you try to get venture capital (how's that going to work out in this economy?) With Azure you can build your app and deploy it on Microsoft's infrastructure. ...
One of the timeless articles among the lists of "must reads" for programmers, The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric Steven Raymond, was written to expose how the open source community can succeed. The article exposed commercial software construction as an unyielding entity that is structured and secretive, where only those closely involved understood the inner workings. Similarly, open source was associated with the bazaar, as a thriving community where everyone is involved, and the internal structure ...
I saw "big" news today that Google released a search app for the iPhone that lets a user search using their voice as input. Wow - I'm impressed. That's pretty groundbreaking. Those of us using Windows Mobile Live Search have had this feature for some time...sorry Google/iPhone zealots! FWIW, I'm not really bashing Google - they do their core function (search) very well. I just don't get all the swooning over Google/iPhone ...
If Babel Fish hasn't let me down, that title should read, "Welcome, honored visitors from China!" But if it doesn't, I couldn't tell you. (UPDATE: John Workman and a Chinese friend have provided a better translation. Thanks!) Ever since I added Google Analytics stats to the Ulterior Motive Lounge archive, fully two-thirds of my visitors there have come from China. And tonight, someone found my Geeks with Blogs site via this referral string: http://google.cn/search?q=u... Yep, that's ...
According to my Blogflux search engine results for the last month, Google has not just cornered the market, they have virtually snuffed out the competition. Engine Hits Percentage Google 17596 98 Yahoo 202 1 Ask Jeeves 36 0 AOL 35 0 MSN 18 0 Search.com 6 0 Technorati Tags: SEO,Search Engine,Blogflux ...
After installing .Net 3.5 SP1 on the existing server, that runs .Net 2.0, I've got the exception: Source : mscorlib Message : An error occurred creating the configuration section handler for system.serviceModel/bindings: Could not load type 'System.ServiceModel.Config... from assembly 'System.ServiceModel, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934... Filename : c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Fr... Line : 100 Errors : ...
I prefer to use web-based solutions when possible, but the other day the publish feature of google docs wasn’t working right, so I needed to install Windows Live Writer. I quickly found out that WLW doesn’t play nicely with Windows Server 2008. Since WLW is written in .NET, I just installed it on an XP virtual machine and copied the Program Files folder over to my Server 2008 machine. Simple. Technorati Tags: Windows Live Writer,Server 2008 ...
So my wife and I sat down to watch "Strangers" last night. We tried to watch it for Halloween but our youngster was so hyper from candy overload it was hard to get him to bed. My rating would be: 6.5 stars out of 10 Summary: Overall, not a bad movie to watch and was entertaining for a horror flick. Liv Tyler, I thought did a good job with her acting. In many parts she betrayed really well how freaked out someone in that situation should have been. Scott Speedman on the other hand couldn't get less ...
I blogged years ago and voiced my disappointment of Google taking books, scanning them, databasing the contents of the books, and then making these books available to end users in "chucks". I am a computer book author and have written 18 books (two more on the way) and I wrote in my old blog post about why I didn't care for this move and how it really hurt me as an author. Back then, I wrote about the issue: "The problem is (at least for publishers and authors) is that let's say there is someone ...
*Moved to: Infragistics WPF I am currently getting to grips with the Infragistics WPF controls that they call NetAdvantage for WPF. So far I have found them easy to use, but the documentation of examples is very lax. Do not mistake me, these components are fantastic and do way more work for me than I would care to do myself, but if you Google a particular piece of their API invariable you will get pure documentation and no samples. If you are lucky someone has asked a specific question about it and ...
Rapid Development with Python, Django, and Google App Engine Guido van Rossum (Google) Learn how to create great web applications quickly on Google App Engine using the Django web framework and th... Painless Python for Proficient Programmers Part I ---- Alex Martelli (Google) Python is a popular very-high-level programming language, with a clean and spare syntax, simple and regular semantics, a large sta... Painless Python for Proficient Programmers Part II ---- Alex Martelli (Google) Python is ...
State of Ajax: The Universe is Expanding Dion Almaer (Google) and Ben Galbraith (Ajaxian.com) The Ajax revolution is complete: Sophisticated JavaScript user interfaces are nearly ubiquitous. Yet, ... Advancded Gadget and UI Development Using Google's AJAX APIs Derek Collison (Google) The Google AJAX APIs can be used to build sophisticated Gadgets and UI controls for your website. For instance,... A World Beyond AJAX: Accessing Google's APIs from Flash and Non-JavaScript Environments Vadim Spivak ...
Building Scalable Web Applications with Google App Engine Brett Slatkin (Google) In this session we'll cover techniques you can use to improve your application's performance when you surpass a sim... Best Practices - Building a Production Quality Application on Google App Engine Ken Ashcraft (Google) Once an app is out of development and has thousands or millions of users, a developer needs to... Working with Google App Engine Models Rafe Kaplan (Google) Google App Engine Datastore Models have a ...
Gears Case Studies: Zoho offline on Gears, Buxfer secure and offline finance with Gears Raju Vegesna (Zoho), Ashwin Bharambe and Shashank Pandit (Buxfer) This talk presents two case studies on Gea... HTML5, Brought to You by Gears Aaron Boodman (Google) HTML5 is a new set of proposed extensions to HTML that radically improve the capabilities of web applications. However, without implementation... Creating a Client-Side Search Engine with Gears Brad Neuberg (Google) Come see how Gears can be used ...
GWT and Client-Server Communication Miguel Mendez (Google) It's a rare Ajax application that doesn't need network access. To the despair of many a developer, though, there are almost as many ways ... Reusing Google APIs with Google Web Toolkit Miguel Mendez (Google) We like to say that GWT brings software engineering to the crazy world of Ajax, and of course straightforward code reuse is a cor... GWT Extreme! Ray Cromwell (Timepedia.org) In this session, see Google Web Toolkit used in exotic and ...
Extend the Reach of your Google Apps Environment with Google APIs Jackie Bodine, Ryan Boyd (Google) and Ron Hess (Salesforce.com) Google Apps already gives your organization an out-of-the-(virtual... Spice up Your Web Apps with Google AJAX APIs Mark Lucovsky (Google) Integrating Google Search into a website can be simple using the Google AJAX APIs. Mark will show how a few lines of JavaScript ... Visualize your Data: Google Visualization API The new Google Visualization API lets you access multiple ...
Google I/O 2008 was a big event and exposed many Open Google technologies which can be used for making Internet Applications Fast, Easily & Economically. It shows, at what speed Google is growing itself and making the Internet grow. I will log the Video links, of this event, available on YouTube. I know it is already 5 months old, but I am trying to make a collection of some important ones (according to me), at one place... I will divide it in 9 parts, and here goes the videos for Part 1: Keynote ...
Part 1:Google App Engine enables developers to build their web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. Part 2:Google Software Engineer Brett Slatkin builds and deploys a sample guestbook web app on top of Google App Engine. Part 3:Google Tech Lead Kevin Gibbs walks through the Google App Engine stack: 1) scalable serving infrastructure; 2) python runtime and libraries; 3) SDK; 4) web-based admin console; and 5) scalable data... Part 4: Python creator and Google Software ...
As far as I can remember my home page has been google. But recently I started using iGoogle instead since I wanted to have all my bookmarks which I keep in Google bookmarks to be accessible easily, also I wanted to keep an eye on the blogs I read through Google reader. A few days back iGoogle layout was changed and google has introduced what they called a canvass view. I for one like it since I can now have google reader load in a tab or in full screen mode without having to go to the google reader ...
So, I’m a student at University of Phoenix and my curriculum will eventually cover Java. Having only worked with C, C++, C#, and VB (6, .NET) I have never tried Java on any development level. Ideally, I’d like to know Java for its portability, and then I could program for my BlackBerry ;) I rummaged through the eBooks that I have access to as a UoP student and found one that is most decidedly the book I’ll be using in my future course, The Fundamentals of Java Introductory Course by Ken Lambert and ...
I published SimpleTracker, is a simple service that will accept a tracking number or package id from major shipping companies (FedEx, USPS, and UPS), and spit out an RSS feed which you can then subscribe to in your favorite feed reader (FeedDemon, Google Reader, Outlook, Bloglines, etc). Oftentimes I’m obsessed with knowing where my packages are and why they aren’t on my doorstep yet. Now I’ll always know, without having to keep visiting the tracking website over and over! :) Technorati Tags: FedEx, ...
Recon: Abandoned WWII Munitions Facility Debrief: While at work on Friday, I had that itch to go do some exploring. It had been a long week and I wanted to put my brain in a different gear for a while. Shortly after that I got a text message that read "I'm thinking about checking out this old WWII munitions site." Sounds like just what the doctor ordered. The plan, as with any recon, is to locate and identify. So we figured on rolling out there in the daylight, looking around and then grabbing a ...
ODUG Vice President Kurt Amstutz will be talking about the recently released Map Module at next Tuesday's Orlando DotNetNuke User Group meeting. I've been busy writing my chapters for the DotNetNuke 5 book and didn't make the last meeting. I'll be at this one. I recruited Kurt last spring to put this presentation on. Here's some information on the module: The DotNetNuke® Map Module project is an initiative crafted from very popular smash up DotNetNuke® Map Module, originally called GoMap. The module, ...