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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' ...
If you can't get an account for Google Mashup Editor, take the tour. Neat, huh? Then download RSSBus! If you do have GME, use RSSBus to generate feeds that you can use inside GME. Have some data that you'd like to quickly expose in an RSS or atom feed? RSSBus. Tags: google mashup editor, mashup, mashup blog, rssbus, rss ...
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, ...
<reposted from my old blog> My CommunityServer site is acting up a bit as it won't allow me to edit any of my posts. I thought it was a permissions error but after digging around for a bit I still can't find what it could be. I was going to spend some more time finding out what is wrong then I figured I could just use SQL Enterprise Manager to view and edit the text, which sounded simple enough. Instead I ended up learning a bit more about nText columns in SQL Server and how to write text to ...
I've tried to investigate slow load of UpdatePanel. It works quick enough in FireFox, slow in IE 7 and even more slower in IE6. I found a few related links: In production make sure that <compilation debug="false"> is in your web.config(tip from http://forums.asp.net/threa... Delayed load with an UpdatePanel and similar post. The top 10 mistakes when using AJAX recommends do not put everything in a UpdatePanel. "Are you making these 3 common ASP.NET AJAX mistakes?" suggest to use ...
Ok, let me start off by saying that I like MS stuff. No really, I mean that. Is it perfect? No, of course not. Some of it is very, very good, however, and worthy of appreciation. Some of it is even fantastic. I'll certainly accept that not everyone likes it, nor would I expect this would be any other way. I work in all day, most everyday, and make my living writing code for their products in their development tools. Does this make me biased? Maybe, but I am not sure. I do find it interesting that ...
It's been a long time since I last posted, I have been really bad lately I know. Work, life, changes on the horizon. You know how it is... Every once in a while for the past two years I have been getting comments about Gmail problems which I wrote about in the past. However, in the past few weeks I have been getting hammered with comments and mail concerning Gmail. It seems like people are having connectivity problems that last for days(!) and it's not only affecting overseas users but lots of people ...
I picked my new flat because the location was perfect for my beautiful 5 year old daughter. Easy access to parks, rivers and shops would fill our weekends with adventure and discovery. Having carefully selected the ideal location for my fledgling family, I then reached for my pc and checked that broadband was available. I was in luck (my move could proceed) but my broadband supplier quoted 10-15 working days to move over my account. 10-15 working days is 3 calendar weeks by my calculations. Could ...
I was delighted to find out that Local Live is able to search by airport codes. Google Maps also has this feature for some time, I don't know for how long, as such small updates aren't usually announced, so it's not clear who was first and who just caught up. Anyways, it was interesting to see how each map handles this task. Apparently, both pretty much suck, but each in its own lovely way. Local Live can search by three character FAA airport code, i.e. DFW is the identifier for Dallas-Fort Worth ...
It's a great keynote going on this morning out here at the Venetian, learning about the newest of the new from Microsoft. The new beta bits for Silverlight 1.0 are now available for download, with the RTM is coming this summer. And surronding Silverlight is also the announcement of the featureset to be included in Silverlight 1.1. For that Laurent already mentioned some of the great news. Especially important is that a scaled-down version of .NET will be included in that v1.1 release. We've been ...
Another great move from Goggle . They have called out a number of popular book writers to come for launch and just have talks. This has to be something worth viewing. Do you agree ?? Quote from Authors@Google Homepage: The Authors@Google program brings authors of all stripes to Google for informal talks centering on their recently published books. Through the program, we invite authors to our Mountain View headquarters as well as our New York, Santa Monica, and Ann Arbor offices, where they treat ...
Hot Potato, a company and project that aim to narrow the gap between text and video, making videos easier to index and search. I and Tamer Zaki carried out the implementation of version 1.0 of Hot Potato's proof of concept project, providing some of the very basic functionalities for the complete project. The set of ideas for Hot Potato used to be considered confidential. This is no longer true. Here's a quote from Adam's [SK Co-founder] Announcement: There is a company called Hot Potato that is ...
Lisa brought up an interesting point about RSSBus - some people are confused about what it does. Thats because it does SO MUCH. I have some 'splaining to do. RSSBus gives you the ability to access all of your data sources in the same way and in the same format. The beautiful thing about this is that it opens up so many options for what you can do with the data in a small amount of time. I like to say that RSSBus is three things: It's a feed generator. RSSBus gives its users the ability to create ...
Wavepad conversion software from NCH Swift Sound Once or twice a year, I need to convert a mp3 to a wav. I've usually rebuilt my computer since the last time I converted a file so the software I used is gone. I then spend a hour on Google sifting through all the malware. Hopefully that will never happen to me again. Technorati tags: audio, conversion, mp3 to wav, nch swift sound ...
I haven't searched google or anything to find a solution but has anyone else found that their SQL Server Agents just randomly stop running? I've had this problem with a couple of my SQL Servers off an on for the last two years. I have a large number of scheduled jobs that run that massages data to feed into other software systems on a daily basis. Every now and then some of the sql server agents will just stop running and I have to manually go in and start them. I can't seem to reproduce the problem ...
Check out instruction #23 on Google Maps directions from New York to Paris. Good stuff :) Technorati tags: Google Maps ...
Last night, I set up Matt Strausz of SmartStart up with Live Writer and Flickr4Writer. He has already started using it on his latest post about their Ignition Interlock device. Disclaimer - I built Matt's site a couple years ago (including the very cool "Find a shop" Google Map app) in exchange for links to Where's Tim, random car repairs and a case of beer :) Technorati tags: Matt Strausz, SmartStart of Kansas, Live Writer, Ignition Interlock ...
I've added Snap Preview Anywhere to my blog. It generates a popup window with a preview of the site for links in my posts. Firefox users will recognize the same technology in the GooglePreview extension, and extension that does this for Google searches. If you're looking at this post in an RSS aggregator, or off the GWB main feed, you probably won't see it. You'll have to go to my blog directly to see it in action. Still, it works if you get redirected there, or click on the link in your aggregator ...
Ever since I've upgraded from IE6 to IE7, I've noticed that whenever I reopen my Internet Explorer, all my toolbars get messed up. It's as if they are reset to the original "factory" setting, regardless of how carefully I've tweaked them before previously closing IE7. Clearly something was wrong, but to my surprise the fault lay not with "Evil Microsoft" but with the "Benevolent Google"'s beloved Google Toolbar(!). I've learned here that the Google Toolbar uses some evil voodoo ("hijacks ITBarLayout ...
A couple of weeks ago I've had the pleasure of attending outbrain.com's "friends night out". A small get together of bloggers, outbrain.com crew and sympathizers. Not only was it great fun, it was also educational as Dr. Nahum Sharfman (of shopping.com fame) gave a short talk about the recent web 2.0 startup boom. Dr. Sharfman's bottom line seems to be that nobody knows what's going to catch on and what isn't, with the one exception that a viable business model should be the prerequisite for anyone ...
So last I was trying to create myself a nice little web page for domain. I've had this domain for about two years now and I still don't have a web page for it, just sub domains and such. So I finally got around to making a website for it. I've got quite a bit of experience with C# and asp.net so that was the logical choice. So I threw together a page template in a MasterPage and then put it up... The table that contained everything wasn't centered. So I went back into the code, told the div surrounding ...

Er, well, uh, so far, just the one way I suppose.

I'm looking into other ways to edit this blog.  I'd like to be able to hook MS Word (2003 or 2007) into the .Text blog system, or even Google docs, but I'm too busy to try it right now.  If anyone has any real cool, techie way to do it, please post.  I'm always up for the new and novel.

Thanx in advance,

 

Dave

Today I started working on the security layer of a web application. I won’t divulge the details of what I’m working on, but we can call it PaymentSystem.One of the requirements of this project is to hook into an old database. The company is still using applications that use this data, and it’s not going to be changed for a few years. Because it will be merged with a larger corporate database in the future, I have to maintain flexibility.I took a look at the database to figure out what was going on ...
As somebody who's building his career around Microsoft, I feel I should do things the "Microsoft" way, which means, among other things, using Microsoft Live Search instead of Google. Unfortunately for Microsoft, this isn't working. I wanted to know how to turn on tracing in IBM's XMS for .NET library (see http://geekswithblogs.net/.... Entering "ibm xms trace" (without the quotes) in Live Search resulted in a collection of useless links that just happen to ...
*Moved to: Team Server Hmm!I got an interesting question from our SQL Server DBA team in London today. They asked if you can integrate team server with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. I had a look at the software and could not see TFS source control in the list, so I did a little google and found: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server MSSCCI ProviderRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I have to admit that the first sight I laid on this link New! Get FREE breakthrough broadband with Google TiSP (BETA) under the big G's search box, I was so excited. Not only because it's FREE, but the word "breakthrough" which caught my breath. After 20 ms reading the link How TiSP Works, I can only regret for the end of the once-a-inovision-hero. I like the sense of hummer google presented here, but what I'd really like to see is a real respectful technology breakthrough rather than a cheap joke. ...
I was looking for something simple to get the file name for the selected file of an OpenFileDialog in C# today. Of course you can parse the string looking for backslash, etc. It annoyed me that there was no FileText property or something similar which returns this little nugget. After a short Google search, I found that the System.IO namespace contains Path.GetFileName. This helpful little static method returns the filename given a path (Path.GetFileName(string path);) (supported in 1.x, 2.0, 3.0). ...
I'm running into this a lot lately with developers who are using EntLib for the first time, particularly the Data Access block. You create a new project, you use the Enterprise Library configuration tool, you have your first db line like Database db = DatabaseFactory.CreateDatab... and you get an exception that is talking about some ObjectBuilder version 1.0.... that cannot be found, type initializer exception, etc. You're completely lost, you lose faith, you Google it but ...
[reposted] I'm one of the few people who doesn't use MSN Search nor the Google Search toolbar but I happened across the IFilter.org web site today. It's maintained by Scott Stonehouse, who I went to University with, and he created it when he couldn't find ifilter information in a single spot. Apparently the IFilters will work with IIS Index Server, Sharepoint, SQL Server, and Windows Indexing Service and are used to index file formats in addition to the default types. So if you're looking to index ...
[reposted] Every so often I like to Google my name and see what comes up (and curses to Jason Row the photographer for getting the top 2 spots today!). I then thought I'd check my wife's name to see what appears and what do you know, Google returns a result pointing to the profile page for the Community Server account that I created for her. I haven't even told my wife about this account yet and even when I created it I don't remember making any entries in the blogs, photos, forums, or other sections ...
The Google Maps API blog talks about adding support for GeoRSS enabled feeds on Google Maps. That means you can take the Where's Tim Messaging Feed and view the last 50 message people sent me on Google Maps You can also take my location feed and view it on Google Maps. Since my location feed contains Yahoo Maps, clicking on the GIcon will show a Yahoo Map on the Google Map! Technorati tags: GeoRSS, Where's Tim, Google Maps, Yahoo Maps ...
A minor beta update has been announced on the RSSBus blog (read about it here). Last summer I talked about how RSSBus gives you the ability to pipe together feeds and items from feeds. One of the really cool features of this new beta update is a new RSSBus script keyword: <rsb:pipe>. This new keyword simplifies the piping of feeds. I no longer have to use nested <rsb:call>'s, instead I can just put a series of calls inside the pipe and they are automatically connected and what comes out ...
Sometimes I wish I could bill crap software companies for the time I waste testing their latest releases. I just wasted 60 minutes of my life I will never get back because they have known bugs in their software that they encouraged me to download and install without any warnings. ZoneAlarm now proudly announces it is a CheckPoint company. However, clearly a company that doesn't check their releases properly. I upgraded to 7.0 due to a notification from my 6.5 suite encouraging me to do so. I've never ...
Alex Iskold posted a great article here http://www.readwriteweb.com... Which made me think of another blog entry that I read here by Ismael Ghalimi http://itredux.com/blog/200... ... and after looking thru the various comments got me thinking about what it would take to provide a SIMPLE API over the Web. 4 Hours later, it came up with this http://www.universaldatafee... and this http://www.universaldatafee... ...
Woot! I've just received an SMS from Google Calendar reminding me of an event due in an hour. The greatest part? I'm in Israel. Who would have thought Google would support this feature for a market as small as Israel? Here's a list of carriers supported by Google Calendar: "Which mobile providers does Google Calendar support?". Currently 2 of Israel's cellular carriers are supported: Orange and Cellcom. Who's missing from the list? Pelephone of course. That company always ends up last in the race ...
After hunting around on Google for a few minutes, I was not able to find the person who may have originally taken these photos...but I was able to find the original sculptor. All of these pencil sculptures are the creation of Jennifer Maestre an incredibly talented woman. The pencil sculptures are made up of hundreds of pencils cut into 1 inch sections and sewn together. The original gallery of pencil sculptures is available as well as some additional ones. (Disregard the JavaScript error that displays...I've ...
It's been a while since I checked the state of add-ins for Windows Live Writer, and there are quite a few now. Some of the more interesting ones: Insert Video Insert a video from MSN SoapBox, Google Video, YouTube, MySpace Video, Yahoo! Video, muveeMix and now myvideo.de videos. Usage is easy, just click on the Insert Video link, then copy and paste the link into the text box. Alternatively, you can now just paste the video link into the blog entry and the plugin will do the rest. Now fully compatible ...