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Recently I was tagged by Russ on the Justice Gray challenge. Personal Something I have been attempting over the last few years is to be healthier. What does that mean? Well for my wife and I that means making healthier decisions when we eat. We find the good substitutes. Over the past two years we realize that is not enough. A healthy diet is a good step in the right direction, but you need that level of exercise to be the catalyst for a healthy lifestyle. -I think I want to run in something, probably ...
The age-old question. And the first answer should always be: "Yes." Because they both use the same .NET Framework classes, they both compile to the same intermediate language, and there is functionally no difference between the two. Syntactically, they are different, but they can both do the same things. That being said, I will admit that I have a bias towards C#. I am currently working in VB, but that's not completely by choice, that's just what my current group uses. I like that because I'm learning ...
So recently I have been trying to play with VS Orcas and Silverlight but hit a huge wall. After installing Orcas, the silverlight add-in for it and the silverlight Alpha runtime I still was unable to view any silverlight content, the same "Install Silverlight" graphic would appear. After some considerable google time I found this link from Walt Ritscher and one of the comments did the trick. Basically... 1. Close IE72. Un-install all versions of silverlight runtime3. Delete the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{... ...
So a few days ago I was ranting about how Google might not be such a great company to invest in if their management is as bad as I think it might be. And now, we have more possible proof that Google is not exactly Fortune 500 material. Hey, I love tech companies, but just why is Google so lauded? Their search results are horrible, the app looks like something college kids threw together over a weekend. What really baffles me is why no one else has really improved on the search engine either. Before ...

Spring has it, Enterprise Library has it, Google's been using it.  Check out a framework that Google's been using for production, now open to the public

Guice wholly embraces annotations and generics, thereby enabling you to wire together and test objects with less effort than ever before. Annotations finally free you from error-prone, refactoring-adverse string identifiers.

google-guice - Google Code

I've had a code similar to the following: string sSql = String.Format("Column1 LIKE '%{0}%'", StringValue); fareRows = dataset.Table.Select(sSql); And DataTable.Select method returned me "Cannot perform 'Like' operation on System.Int64 and System.String". System.Data.EvaluateException: Cannot perform 'Like' operation on System.Int64 and System.String. at System.Data.BinaryNode.SetT... op, Type left, Type right) at System.Data.LikeNode.Eval(D... row, DataRowVersion version) at ...
Well guys... If you have read my previous blog post about Guice and you are using only .net technologies you might got little bit worried of that why you can’t use such a nice framework. Don’t worry, there is a project going on at Google called Titan that inspired by Guice. It’s still in the beta stage though. It’s a pre-release version and they don’t recommend it using in mission critical applications. Titan is a new take on inversion of control for .NET 2.0 applications, inspired largely by Bob ...
"Good morning everybody, you're tuned to Computers 2K7 on sports radio 850 The Buzz" and so began this mornings show as we do every Sunday morning from 8am - 10am here in Raleigh, NC. You can download the show from the show's website. How to Print Contents of a Directory Here's a link to the Microsoft Word MVP FAQ Site that contains the steps to print the contents of a directory. Scroll down and check out the "If you don't have Outlook" section. That page is contributed to by fellow Microsoft MVP ...
Doing some R&D works on GWT a few weeks back, I really fascinated on the Google frameworks. Next Google framework I’m gonna puts my hands on is Guice: Google way of implementing Dependency Injection. That isn’t a company assignment but I think its worth to learn and try. Guice (pronounced "juice") is an ultra-lightweight, next-generation dependency injection container for Java 5 and later. If you have ever tried out to achieve loose coupling to the ultimate extent you really should know about ...
I have to build a new mapping application and replace an existing one. We are looking at three possible options: MapQuest, Microsoft's Virtual Earth, and Google Maps. The first two companies were easy to contact and get pricing, but I never realized just how horrible Google's support is until I attempted to get actual commercial pricing numbers from them. First, the information for businesses is not on their website. I need hard numbers for a Fortune 500 company, not some sample HTML code for a personal ...

 I am not sure what the long-term play is here, but Google has "signed a definitive agreement to acquire Postini" a leader in email security and compliance solutions.

I had a problem on one of our home pc's tonight where Spoolsv.exe was pegging the CPU at 100% usage. I couldn't find any knowledgebase articles concerning it and a Google query only turned up safe-file results. I ended up discovering that the problem was in the MS Office Document Image Writer spool. There was a job (apparently from almost a year ago) stuck in the queue at 67% complete. I canceled the job and everything has returned to normal. Go figure. I have been unable to find any information ...
So for those of you who have one, or are interested in how this is progressing it might be worth while checking out http://hackint0sh.org/forum but it's quite clear that Apple's blaze of Hype and Publicity could be bringing with some rather unwanted attention? ;-)) Files in iPhone reveal overseas plans for T-Mobile, Vodafone Posted Jul 4th 2007 3:09PM by Ryan Block Filed under: Cellphones That iPhone firmware leaked this week? Well, as found on the iPhone Dev Wiki it's been cracked open, its files ...
Google its a essential tool for my life especially for my forgetfull brain.... I have decrease extremealy the use of paper notes as well as my IQ decrease because I no longer need to memorize stuff s.. I just dump everything on my gmail, google docs, videos or pictures.... On a normal day.. when I have to write phone numbers, data that I need to keep forever (except for very personal info.. I dont trust any web server for that), I gmail it to myself and later on I just need to search... just realize ...
For those of you who don't know, for years now I've been one of the in-studio co-hosts for Computers 2K7, a call-in radio show on Sunday mornings from 8am - 10am on 850 The Buzz in Raleigh, NC. We had some good calls and talked about a number of topics this morning. Each week the show is available for download on the Computers 2K7 page. Problem with XP Auto Login and the .NET Framework We had a caller who was experiencing a problem with the auto login feature of XP and the .NET Framework. From Start ...
After coming back to Australia from UK we were a bit disappointed finding that the FoxIQ was not all it's cracked up to be - at the moment it looks like the best bet is quite possible the Topfield 7000, with Dual HD Tuners and HDMI, it sounds like a good chance? TiVo coming to Australia in 2008 - but will network squabbling kill it? By Adam Turner Wednesday, 30 May 2007 Forget Topfield. Forget Beyonwiz. Forget everything. TiVo could finally drag Australian television into the 21st century and change ...
I had a look at one recently and when online the response time just getting to the basic high volume sites like Google News, MSN, etc. was just painful and made me think that I was working with Dial-up. The real core of the issue is that Apple is using Cingular (AT&T) and their EDGE protocol. Which from what I hear is stuck in < 100 Kbps mode. Now, I have Verizon's broadband and when tethered through my USB cable I did a speed test (www.SpeedTest.net) and got 1.2 Mbps dowstream and 0.7 upstream ...
Quote from the internal Microsoft mailing list message published in the post: Many of you were asking for the feedback I received from my interview with the former Google employee I hired into ABC Development as a Sr.SDE. Here it is. This candidate is also a former MS employee who left the company and founded a “Start-up” called XYZ. XYZ was purchased by Google and he was hired on as a Senior Software Engineer II / Technical Lead. Here is his take on Google’s environment as well as areas Microsoft ...
The post is a cautionary tail of the latest episode of common sense versus cool. AJAX is a great technology that allows webpages to have much richer content. Google Maps was the turning point for this technology as it brought the technology to the attention of the Technorati that has enjoyed a superficial level of hype ever since because it is encompassed as the lynch-pin of Web 2.0. The key part of AJAX is Javascript which is a language that all mainstream browsers, no matter what operating system, ...
Lately, I have started using Google Reader for my feeds when Outlook 2007 decided it didn't want to read my feeds anymore and I started missing valuable content. I absolutely love the interface of Google Reader, it is very fast a with the HotKeys, it feels like a desktop application. However, the add subscriptions functionality is less than desirable. Inside IE it will freeze up quite often and just sit there bubbling green goo out of the beaker. To get around this issue, I created a IE Search Provider ...
OK, so let's stop right here, this is getting silly isn't it? Is it April the 1st? ;-)) Virtualization on your iPhone? June 20th, 2007 by Alex Barrett No, Apple hasn’t made any announcements about virtualization for the iPhone, but all this reporting about VMware ESX Lite jogged my memory of a conversation I had recently with XenSource CTO and founder Simon Crosby. While talking about Xen 3.1, Simon mentioned that since Xen is an open-source project, some developers in the consumer electronics space ...
Not a big crowd but we were able to pack into the conference room at www.beanstalknetworks.com and it made for a very pleasant and interactive session. Here are many of the links we explored tonight: www.silverlight.net - Go to "Get Started" to see what to download and install. You will find many of the demos there. www.visitmix.com - Mixx Conference had many silverlight presentations, demos and hands on labs. http://dev.live.com - Free media storage up to 4 gb. http://blogs.msdn.com/brada... ...
Some interesting news via bink.nu I have been using Ubuntu via VMware at home as a safe Browser/Internet facing device and even the 6.x version is very slick and easy to install - adding other Open Source apps via the Internet is a breeze. If you haven't tried Linux yet because you thought it too dificult then I'd encourage you to try this. I'm hoping for a Novell DVD of Suze to drop at my door shortly and I'll be giving that at run and see how it compares? Microsoft's Windows Marketplace: "Ubuntu ...
I have a Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 which I totally love. I've been almost obnoxious in referrals to friends. The Laser is definitely worth the additional cost. But now that I have a new laptop with VISTA Ultimate I am having trouble when using Quicken Deluxe 2006. The scroll wheel only scrolls up - even when you are scrolling the wheel toward you. A quick search on Google shows others have experienced this same problem with Quicken and some other applications when using VISTA. So far the fix seems ...
This blog has moved to http://www.douglasmarsh.net You will be redirected in 10 seconds. I use virtual environments for all my BizTalk development. I have several base machines that I clone to use as my actual development boxes. A couple of days ago, I was installing Microsoft Updates to my current BizTalk Dev Environment and one of the updates failed to install. The culprit was the Critical Update For Sql Server 2005 SP2 KB934458. Since, the update, while critical didn’t directly affect me, I ignored ...
This past week I have been using ASK.COM instead of Google and Live. Pretty well after a few days I realised that there isn't actually all that much between theses search engines, after performing rudimentary comparisons on searches they all pretty much come up with comparable results sets. I'm no expert in search algorithms but then who is? What's the point when you find what you're looking for using any of them? Ok so my intention with this post was to bore you senseless with examples but then ...
Lately I’ve spent a lot of time playing with VS.NET “Orcas” Beta 1 and focusing on the language enhancements to C# in the new compilers. As an instructor who teaches the languages and as a developer of large frameworks for clients, the first thing I’m interested is the language enhancements. Then I dive into the addition “add-on” type features (read: WPF/XAML, WCF, Workflow, etc…) So far I’ve found some really intriguing features (like LINQ) that I like and think have some value but which won’t dramatically ...
We've got a custom control that consists of 2 radio buttons, a "normal button", and a text box, all on a single line. Internal to the control, I have all 4 of member controls lined up so that all the text is on one line. So far, so good. Except for one thing. When I put my control on my form, I can not get the text on my form to line up with the text on my label, and I end up manually futzing it into something that resembles "it's place". Where are my alignment functions? I guess it's off to google. ...
I am in a training class all this week in Toronto at the EMC office in Burlington, ON for EmailXtender. Usually I am a well prepared traveler having consulted for many years. For some reason though I forgot my power adapter for my laptop on this trip. I sought out the local Best Buy to see what a universal charger (like the model from Kennsington) would set me back - Yikes! $125.00 CAD. I have my Blackberry so I thought I could make it through still having email and internet access from the device. ...
My daily Silverlight 'Pick of the Litter' from the web, I will add on as I come across others Silverlight 1.1 - How to Create a Media Player Chad Campbell has created a 31-minute 'walkthrough of creating a media player' in alpha video. admitted first video, but great content! ... I look forward to seeing more, Chad :) Programming HTML with C# The subject didn't get me, but reading a bit of what Tim Sneath said made me wonder if he was hiding in the AZGroups meeting last night. System.Windows.Browser ...
I was checking Google Reader this morning when I came across a post by Download Squad entitled Firefox's popularity is repeating Microsoft's dominating mistakes all over again. But when I click through the link all I get is a single comment: "I don't even know where to begin on a rebuttal for this one..." Did Download Squad get a bunch of backlash and take it down? Or is this just a temporary bug? If anyone else has the full article in their feed reader or browser cache, please post the content in ...
Here is a simple example, lets try and find the following address: 240 St. Joseph Ave, 94115. Live Maps / Live Local / Local Live / Virtual Earth finds it with no errors or warnings. Yahoo Local Gets the right location after using the closest match "240 Saint Josephs Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115". Web 1.0 Mapquest can't find the address but it does suggests the correct location. Ask Maps & Directions can't find the address but focuses the map on the correct zip code. Google Maps can't find the ...
Let us not beat around the bush, Google is the default search engine for much of the Internet, I need look no further my blogs site visitor statistics for evidence of that! 46% of my visitors come via search engines and 93% of those come via Google. So thank you Google for sending me nearly half of my readers! Ok so Google is popular but I'm not married to Google, I don't own shares, so my loyalty only comes from Google being good at it's job and helping me find relevant sites after entering my search ...

This is absolutely hilarious.  To make a point with Google at the BooxExpo America, a publisher took a couple laptops from the Google booth.  He returned them later with this beautiful quote: "there wasn't a sign by the computers informing him not to steal them."

Engagdget has the whole story.

The Google Maps API blog talks about adding driving directions to their API. This is something that I am excited about adding to Where's Tim. I've had directions to me on my real time GPS site for a while (see the post here), but I've always just shelled out a url to maps.google.com. Now I can retain the users of that feature on my site and not have to send them away (hoping that they will come back). This is also big for the mashup "industry" as well. Visually understanding where an object resides ...
Today Google announced Google Gears at their Global Developer conference. The blurb says ... Ok so it doesn't take a genius to work out that it's a client side data cache. Client side data caches are not new and architecturally speaking it's always cool to make 'chunky' data calls because a 'chatty' application will reduce the performance and the users experience of an application and that's it! do not pass go do not design a 3 tier application with everything on the client. Gears is about 'To do' ...
Just read on the GPC Press Release site that Google is starting work on a new open source platform enabling all of its online apps to have offline capabilities. Sounds intriguing. Google Gears marks an important step in the evolution of web applications because it addresses a major user concern: availability of data and applications when there’s no Internet connection available, or when a connection is slow or unreliable. As application developers and users alike want to do more on the web—whether ...
Tony Fish of AMF Ventures recently blogged about bothered 2.0, the issues of Mobile and the internet. It seems to be that Tony has a few different ideas on mobile to some of the big boys like Google and he sees one of the big barriers for the key players as being identity. The reasons for this.... identity information is something that most online companies are trying to get out of people, I mean how many different sites do you have to log onto when you want to do something, how many different usernames ...
I need to create client to web services that are documented by providing samples of SOAP messages, but there is no WSDL file available. I've done a Google search and bookmarked a few links, that can help: XSLT that transforms from XSD to WSDL and related Spring Web Services(inJava) Rick Strahl 's Syncing up external WSDL Schemas with a stock .ASMX Web Service? WSCF - Web services Contract-First, for real soapUI is a free and open source desktop application for inspecting, invoking, developing, simulating/mocking ...
When I have a new task/project, it is often required to research existing solutions on internet. Usually I do a Google search, open a few links, quickly browse them and want to save urls for future references. The simple and convenient way is in IE create favorites subfolder for the project and save URLs as favorite. However it has two disadvantages- 1. Favorites are stored locally on the computer and not easily shared between home and office or with collegues/friends. 2. You can’t add extra notes ...
I have a base class with a lot of data members and I wanted to create a constructor in derived class, that will take a base class as a parameter and assign all data members values from the parameter: class Derived: Base { Derived(Base baseClass) { //Assign all data } } The function is almost like Copy Constructor, so I tried to search Google for it. There is a discussion on MBR IT/.NET 247 : how to implement a C# copy constructor . where Jeffrey Tan from Microsoft Support suggested : public extendeddatagrid(MyDataGrid ...
According to a recent article on TechCrunch, the RSS feed management company Feedburner is in the closing stages of being acquired by Google for around $100M US. According to their source, who is rumored to be close to the deal, it is all cash and mostly upfront. The deal is likely to close in 2-3 weeks ...
A few months ago, Phil Haack wrote about a phenomena being referred to as Search Driven Development (SDD). If you don't know what Search Driven Development is, there is a great article on LinuxWorld by Ken Krugler and John D. Mitchell. According to them article About 25% of a developer's time is spend [sic] searching for information. It's well spent, though -- finding reusable code can get a project done on time and with high quality results. I don't know about you, but (like Phil) I find that Google ...
Did you know you can complete the website URL using some hot keys of your keyboard? If you are using internet since considerable time, you must be knowing it and have been opening the .COM websites in the browser by typing the website name and pressing the hot keys "CTRL + Enter". Did not get it still? Let me give an example. To open http://www.google.com in your web browser, you need not to type all text you see but just type "google" and press "CTRL + Enter" and it opens the Google website. This ...
I've been using NewsGator for a while now (my post about switching to it), and it's not bad, but I discovered the mobile version of Google Reader last night. This morning I found the Homepage reader widget and that was the nail in the coffin of NewsGator. The mobile version works so slickly on my PPC6700 and I've always liked the UI of the web version. So thanks NewsGator, you've been good, but I'm all google now. Technorati tags: NewsGator, Google Reader, PPC6700 ...
I'm not talking about books, although I do think people should read more books. I'm talking about text they see on their computer screens. I know that the interfaces today are not the best thing ever, and I know that you should get images and videos instead of text, but there's still no way to do all that in a practical manner, so we still get a lot of text in our computers and we should be used to it, but apparently we are not. I'm impressed how people just click "ok", "yes" or "next" to the messages ...
In this eWeek.com article and Reuters, Microsoft is pursuing a deal to buy Yahoo!, Inc. as a result of increased competition from Google. The two companies have had informal talks over the years about this possibility, but this time it looks a little more serious. According to Peter Lobravico, of Wall Street Access: "It's been talked about for a long time, ever since Google came into the picture. I can't imagine a more perfect deal. You can't find a stronger buyer than Microsoft and while it would ...
Last month, I talked about the new SnapShots and mentioned that Snap is working on adding new SnapShots. They have added some new Shots and updated some existing ones. PhotoShot™ PhotoShot puts an entire online photo album into a Shot. PhotoShots can be triggered by links to files hosted on Flickr, Photobucket, and Picasa Web. Reuters CompanyNewsShot The latest custom shot leverages Reuters' global news capabilities and the Snap Shots platform to deliver story headlines for publicly-traded companies. ...
In writing my last post, I came across an excellent plugin that allows you to insert a video from MSN Soapbox, Google Video, YouTube, MySpace Video, Yahoo! Video, muveeMix, and myvideo.de. This plugin is extremely easy to use, but it does require you to know the URL of the video ahead of time. As you can see, you have a lot of formatting options when inserting the video and can modify everything except the link after it has been inserted. The plugin also provides an options dialog where you can set ...
The Day of .NET in Ann Arbor 2007 has come and gone. What a great event it turned out to be! Thank you to the 205 (!) people who attended, including registered attendees, speakers, organizers, on-site sponsors, and even a few walk-ins. Despite an issue with the air conditioning, everyone seems to have had a blast, and all indications are that we'll have even more people at the next event! Speaking of the next Day of .NET in Ann Arbor, there is a possibility that we will hold the event twice a year, ...