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In this post, we will get ourselves familiar with one of the popular Twitter API – Twitterizer & the famous Facebook SDK which was recently released by Microsoft. We will be using them in quite few of our up coming project will be doing in the near future. Go to these pages and make sure you download the packages and have the DLLs ready. “Twitter”izer This is very famous .Net library to enable easy communication with Twitter. The official Google Code page for this is - http://code.google.com/p/tw... ...
Well, another year, and heck …. even another decade and 2010 is going to be such an important year, or kick-off year for technology that I thought I would take a stab at making some technology predictions on what I think might happen this year. Technology always has these “next thing” items coming forward that it is really hard to even really know what is for real. Technologies might be quite good – but it will also take additional things like community ground swell or true behind-the-scenes business ...
*Moved to: Solution - SEO permanent redirects for old URL’s?From time to time, your website structure may change. When this happens, you do not want to have to start from scratch with your Google rankings, so you need to map all of your Old URLs to new ones. This may seem like a trivial thing, but it is essential to keep your current rankings, that you worked hard for, intact.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Tech bloggers like to have a predictions post at the beginning of each year (or the end of the previous one). I’ve never actually written one before, although I have made year-ahead predictions in panel discussions for the now defunct NYSIA. Since there’s no panel this year, and since I’m taking better care of this blog, I’d thought I’d give clairvoyance a whirl right here. The following predictions are pretty random and probably not comprehensive, but I’m making it my new year’s resolution to prevent ...
A few weeks ago I blogged about the concept of a “joined” filter to apply filters to actions without attributes. I promised to demonstrate some practical uses, beyond the hello world example in that post, and now it is time to deliver :) Jimmy Bogard talks about how he does MVC view models using an AutoMapFilter to transform the model from the controller into the view model for the view. This is an excellent use of AOP to separate the concern of mapping from the concerns in the controller. When I ...

Can't seem to post here using Google Chrome. I get the message Post Must Have a Body.

This is posted from Firefox.

EnGraph is looking for an ASP.NET developer to join our team. We are a small company in Lenexa, KS that creates .NET applications for Paratransit agencies. A good candidate would be very comfortable with ASP.NET, Forms Authentication and JavaScript. A huge bonus would be knowledge of IIS, Google Maps API, AJAXPro, ActiveReports, WPF and SQL. We are accepting resumes immediately and look to hire as soon as January 18th. We would consider contract or full-time and we would require office attendance. ...
This year went by pretty fast. Actually the whole decade did. I celebrated my 3rd year at Magenic (back in June) and a few months ago decided to get back into the retail game biz. Reality Check Games was the name I used back in South Carolina, and I sold that store back when I moved to Minnesota a little over two years ago. Sadly, they ended up going out of business (for a variety of reasons I won't go into here) a while back. I thought and thought for a while on what to call the new store in Minneapolis, ...
As we head into 2010, we are surrounded by friends, relatives and colleagues making personal resolutions – usually focused around finances and weight. It seems that many people are committed to going from fat to thin…and the technological arena isn’t really any different. But my resolution is not about weight watchers, pilates, or whatever the diet of the year is. You have probably all know about the emerging battle between the Google, thin client model and the fat client approach of Microsoft. Microsoft ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Alexey Zakharov, Jeremy Likness, John Bruin, Andrej Tozon, Fons Sonnemans, Adam Kinney, Andrea Boschin, Al Pascual, Giorgetti Alessandro, Rob Eisenberg, Gill Cleeren, and Jeff Blankenburg. Shoutouts: Gavin Wignall has announced the Launch of the MSUK Partner Festive Game If you're in the UK, Tesco has this technology working: Silverlight-powered Virtual DVD now available from Tesco András Velvárt announced an interview by Karen Young when he was in Berlin: Another ...
I had wanted to post something this month so I thought I would post a list of applications or add-ons that I have found to be useful. So to get right to it I’ll will start with the add-ons to Firefox I like. For reference I am currently running Firefox version 3.5.6. Adblock Plus – Does what it says and works pretty well. NoScript – It works well but it may block a site’s functionality until you allow that site. Not a big deal for me or you but it may not be the right extension for everyone (I’m ...
Yahoo maps (maps.yahoo.com) is officially on top for me -- even though I don't like the interface any where near as much as Bing maps or even Google maps which is a distant second. This weekend we're traveling from our address in Georgia to an address in Alabama. Our subdivision is about six years old and to this point no one has been able to get directions from a mapping site. In fact, Bing Maps and Google Maps still don't know about us. Our destination is in a similar circumstance. I was surprised ...
I ran into an error at work recently when I went to deploy my new SharePoint site, which was a site definition inside a SharePoint solution file. I was deploying the site to our build server. I added the WSP to the farm, deployed it to the web app, and then went to create the new site based on my template. However, I got an error almost immediately, after clicking create. The error was “The template you have chosen is invalid or cannot be found”. I check to make sure that the solution had been deployed ...
Technorati Tags: Silverlight Silverlight 4 Beta enhances the building of business applications, media applications.New features include printing support, significant enhancements for using forms over data, full support in the Google Chrome web browser, WCF RIA services, modular development with MEF, full support in Visual Studio 2010, bi-directional text, web camera and microphone support, rich text editing, improved data binding features, HTML support, MVVM and commanding support, new capabilities ...
I have been producing a regular (regular for me anyway!) podcast on development topics for a good few months now. I have been hosting it on a small (and cheap) UK podcast hoster http://www.podcastfm.co.uk with mixed results. The two big issues were download speeds and a showstopper – it often went down for several hours at a time. Obviously this couldn’t continue. I have therefore now moved off podcastfm and over to channel 9 who actually do a pretty decent job of podcast hosting. This has consequences ...
Conventinal Way of Searching : When there is a requirement to add a Search feature inside a website to search through knowledge base the first thing that will crack our mind is to add a Free Text Search with some Keywords. If it is a SQL server we will hit a free text query over a specific keyword index else we might lookout for some third party indexing utility like lucene.net to to fetch best matching result for the end user. This is called Keyword Searching. The search key words will be like "CEO ...

I always think the market leader (aka Vonage) in any geek related product is just milking its gorilla game position, and so look for that hungry edge play.  In this case Ooma.  I did my standard Google due-diligence and searched on “magic jack sucks”.  26,000 and counting…  But the Ooma, not so much.  I use it as a 2nd line in my house strictly as my home office phone.  $250 for the initial box.  Quality has been fantastic.

“ooma sucks”, by the way, only gave 200 hits.

Today we had a little situation where to get the selected text of Dropdown in Jquery. As far as I know we can get only the value as given below $("#somedrop").val() This gives the selected value. I did a little google and found a helpful text in discussion forums . The answer will be simple. $("#somedrop option:selected").text() Please let me know if you have some other ways also. Thanks, Thani ...
I tried to format my camera SD-card and my windows comes up with the error: A little bit google helped: Starting management console as lokal administrator Start | Run | Open: runas /user:<LokalAdmin> mmc.exe Adding group policy snap-in File | Add/Remove Snap-In… | Add… | Group Policy Object Editor | Add | Finish | Close | OK Browse to security policy Console Root | Local Computer Policy | Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options Pimp ...
Over a year after vice president candidate Sarah Palin's email account was hacked due to a poor security question the question is still being used by popular wireless provider AT&T: Click here for a larger image This is the exact same question the hacker used the hack Sarah Palin's account: "...the Palin hack didn’t require any real skill. Instead, the hacker simply reset Palin’s password using her birthdate, ZIP code and information about where she met her spouse — the security question on her ...
If you google for “SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express” you will find a MS resource which downloads a 172MB setup. But this setup does not offer a separate “SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express” option. Why ever. So i startet a new search and i found this solution: Download & install the web platform installer http://www.microsoft.com/we... Start the installer and use the “customize” link in the Database section to activate “SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express” ...
I just love Linq in SharePoint. I think it is just an awesome way to write quick queries and get at data quite quickly. I've been working with it for a while on several projects and have been seeing some quirky things with it. First, the one problem that has been blogged about the most is that linq does with SPSite and SPWeb objects do not get properly disposed after they are used. You can google around for these issues and fixes. I implemented extension methods that properly disposed of the SPSite ...
So I've been looking for a long time for a good outlook iphone sync solution. My work uses exchange, and does not expose the appropriate ports outside the firewall to allow for good syncing. Some alternatives 1) Forwarding, gets the email there, but now I have to delete 2x 2) xpressmail or other carrier provided forwarding solutions - works great, but not offered on iphone or android! 3) 3rd party forwarding solutions - most not supported by iphone, and $$ 4) normal exchange - 100% solution, if your ...
A week ago I got a new phone. This was planned, and yet not planned. Getting a new phone working is disruptive, and I didn’t want that disruption on Thanksgiving week. However, Verizon somehow de-provisioned my old phone from its data network and told me it would take 5 days to fix the problem. That meant being without mobile email access, liekly for a week, so I reasoned that getting a new phone would be actually less disruptive than fixing the old one. So I deactivated my Moto Q9m Windows Mobile ...
Pfew... our presentation at the XpDays is done. You can find all the materials google code at this link: http://agileacceptancetesti... audience was great, and Pascal and I enjoyed it. We'll probably be trying to find something new to prepare for next year ...
Sorry for the delay in posting. I almost started a war of sort over my last ad “Don’t trust any one under 30?” on the social network LinkedIn. Well let me state right here this was an ad, with an attention getting subject line. Well on to my post for this week (yes I am trying to do post every week coming out by Monday. Since I last posted, I have spread my group (just a little bit) over the Internet. The group is now on FaceBook (as Gray Matters!), Google groups (as GrayMatters!) and webs.com (as ...
This took a lot of google foo and twiddling, so I figured I would post this. That, and I fully expect I'll be scratching my head a few weeks from now and wondering where I put my sample XML ;) The configuration file below assumes that you have included the bins from the following folders included with the NHibernate download (I use 2.1.1): <Your NHibernate install frolder>\Required_For_La... <Your NHibernate install frolder>\Required_Bins\*... And here's the App config ...
Today we are happy to be able to announce the availability of some Silverlight 4 book content. For existing Silverlight developers looking to get up to speed quickly with the features we are releasing the Silverlight 4 Overview. This is a little over 50 pages of content covering the new Silverlight 4 features. For the rest of this week using code SL4DaveBlog at checkout you can get the new Silverlight 4 content for only $5 almost half off the normal price. More details on the book site http://www.silverlightjumps... ...
Topic I will present an introduction to NHibernate and Fluent NHibernate. This introduction will not only discuss NHibernate in isolation but show its usage embedded in a realistic yet simple WPF application. All aspects of how to setup, run and extend such an application will be discussed. An important focus will be put on the differences between testing and running the application. Bio After receiving my Ph.D. of Physics at the Federal Institute of Technologies in Zurich, Switzerland, I worked ...
While google wave may be the future of communication, it's certainly not there yet. This wave robot allows you to register to get emails whenever a wave changes (or to get hourly, daily, or weekly digests). Now you can know when an important wave changes. in the future it will also provide RSS feeds for changes on a waves as well as providing webhooks to allow developers to perform their own operations when a wave changes. Add it to your wave: wavedigest@appspot.com check out the code and let me ...
Microsoft has released a new Facebook SDK Version 3.0 (other than their old not-so-great one) and it looks to have not just updated APIs but also wide range of features supported in many application types. Quoting a related blog post from c|net “The web services report” blog: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1... Microsoft on Monday released a software development kit for Facebook that allows developers to create Facebook applications for Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation. ...
Today a colleague ask me to help. On his system all ReSharper menus are grayed out. Also the Visual Studio Add-In Manager does not show this add-in. He tried: a new installation: without success, running with administrative privilegeg: without success, looking in event- and application-logs: no entries. After searching a little bit with old buddy google we found this message: Wild World of Visual Studio -- Mysterious Component We downloaded and installed the latest Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) ...
The tech influencers’ Twitter streams have been all aflutter this weekend, with talk of the Motorola Droid. Verizon Wireless launched its version this phone on Friday, and the techies are swooning. They love the screen, the Google Maps-based turn-by-turn navigation and the thinness of the phone, which still manages to sport a physical, slide-out keyboard. Most of all they love the Verizon network, which offers resilient service and ubiquitous 3G coverage. There seems to be something else though. ...

During installation of the SAP .NET Connector the setup throws this error because no Visual Studio 2003 could be found.

If you only need the assembly sap.connector.dll (for instance in cases of old projects which references this dll) you could ask google for downloading it ;-)

http://www.google.de/search?q=sap.connect.dll+download

In this Issue: Mark Miller, SmartyP(2), Goncalo Chaves(2), and David Anson. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher announced October 2009 version of Composite WPF(Prism) released and has some highlights from the release Damian Schenkelman posted a similar announcement: Prism 2.1 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF & Silverlight 3) just released (updated version for Silverlight 3) From SilverlightCream.com: MVVM with Prism 101 – Part 5b: ServiceLocator vs Dependency Injection Mark Miller continues with ...
Virtual ALT.NET (VAN) is the online gathering place of the ALT.NET community. Through conversations, presentations, pair programming and dojos, we strive to improve, explore, and challenge the way we create software. Using net conferencing technology such as Skype and LiveMeeting, we hold regular meetings, open to anyone, usually taking the form of a presentation or an Open Space Technology-style conversation. Please see the Calendar to find a VAN group that meets at a time convenient to you, and ...
I've been on a contract in this facility for over 4 years now. That's actually a good thing considering my age. I wouldn't be disappointed if I could stay here until I went out of scope. But that can't stop me from complaining... that's just the nature of the beast. In my first letter back home from basic training my Mother worried that I was ok. My Father told her "He's complaining, he's fine!" ... so I guess 39 years later things haven't changed :) Logic tells me that if a company is paying a LOT ...
This series is going to document increasingly complex usages of the jQuery UI Dialog widget. This first part of the series will demonstrate how to display the default dialog. Other series members: jQuery UI Dialog: Part 2 – The Modal Dialog The jQuery UI Dialog is a powerful client-side dialog control. It is bundled as part of the jQuery UI suite and as such it is available on the Google CDN. Some of its more interesting features are: Modal / non-modal dialogs Support for resizing and dragging Support ...
to download the source code please click here In the earlier post we have discussed little bit about the limited number of worker threads available in the thread pool of ASP.NET and we identified why we should always try to avoid to block those important worker threads. ASP.NET 2.0 introduces Asyn=”true” attribute in the page to handle asynchronous scenarios and under the hood this attribute tells ASP.NET to implement IHttpAsyncHandler in the page. There are more than one ways available in ASP.NET ...
I received an invitation to Google’s Wave yesterday (I have no idea why) and so I went immediately to go check it out. One of the first things I ran into was the suggestion by Google that I install Chrome Frame, so I did. I then accessed Google Wave fine, but didn’t really do too much. Today, I noticed while doing my typical browsing (using multiple tabs in IE8) that when I’d close a TAB, it wouldn’t close. It’d stay open for what seemed like minutes (I didn’t clock it) before finally closing. Then ...
This is an Open Letter to the Editor of CIO in response to an article posted on Computer World discussing the five problems that supposedly keep legacy applications out of the Cloud. Dear Editor, In light of your recent article about the challenges that legacy application face in migrating to the cloud, below please find a response which provides answers to 4 of the most problematic issues. We believe your readers would greatly benefit from the information, and we regret that we were not directly ...
Postings for blogs i write with Windows Live Writer. To support syntax highlighting a plugin must be used. Actualle source code is formatted with the plugin Code Snippet plugin for Windows Live Writer. Tested formatters The following formatters are tested, but in my opinion thats not a good decision: Insert Code for Windows Live Writer i miss the capability to specify a box which includes the source code content. Live Writer Source Code Formatter Plugin not convincing. Untested formatters The following ...
Well finally I am dedicating myself (again) to starting up a blog about good practices in Business Intelligence using SQL Server 2005 & 2008. So just to prove to myself that this isn’t a fad I’ve downloaded the Microsoft Live Writer to help me publish this thing. Now all I need is to make things look a bit sexy and we’ll be off! I hope at least some of these articles will appear in your google searches to help you out of some annoying and tricky situations in SSIS, SSAS, SSRS & the SQL Server ...
I am a great fan of Google Reader like most of the people here. I read lots of blog feeds everyday (at least 50 of them). If you are a Google Reader'er, you must be knowing a little icon stuff shown above every line feed called "X people liked this" It means there are people who express that they liked this feed. In the above case it is 100+ people have liked this feed. Now, I was trying to express my likeness about this feed. How to do this? I've not seen such option elsewhere in the page. Is this ...
I wrote on my main blog a small review for Office Live Apps - the Google Docs alternative from Microsoft.
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This whole IE6 mess starts out with PNGs. I'm not much of an image editor, (okay, fine. I can't crop a picture in photoshop to save my life.) but I do know that PNGs are pretty sweet. Basically they allow varying degrees of transperancy, and really, who can say no to that? IE6 can! One of our clients decided that they wanted a gradient in the header of their site. No problemo, we'll just whip up a gradient image and stick it in the background. That was easy enough, but oh wait there's a bit of an ...

Sorry, already promised out all of my 8 invites, so no begging :)

I agree with my buddy Rob when he says, "I hope that my dreams are not crushed when I actually start to get to use it."

I can't wait to see what kinds of neat things I can do with it!  More to come, as I crash into Google Wave...

The latest version of Ra-Ajax, 2.0.3, was released last night. This release has a couple of important bug fixes and a new Effect called EffectCssClass. This new effect was contributed by Karel Boek. EffectCssClass simply allows you to change the CSS class of a widget easily when doing chained and/or joined effects, like this: new EffectFadeIn(panel1, 500).ChainThese( new EffectHighlight(panel1, 700), new EffectCssClass(panel1, "className"), new EffectRollUp(panel1, 1000)) .Render(); Ra-Ajax version ...
I have been fiddled with Java Plugin on Google Chrome for a while but having a problem getting it to work even though I follow the steps on many websites. I finally tracked down the issue. It seems that Google Chrome searches for installed JRE plugin by querying HKLM/SOFTWARE/JavaSoft/Java Runtime Environment/BrowserJavaVersion If the value in there refers to the version older than 1.6.0_10, it will not work. To fix it, you need to install JRE with version 1.6.0_10 or later then modify this registry ...
There's a post title that'll screw with Google results. My fortune cookie from Panda reads: Avoid unchallenging occupations - they waste your talents. This is followed by what appears to be a little ad for Panda Express and Panda Inn (I guess those are the occupations that wouldn't waste my talents). Overall, I agree with the cookie, but I could use a little less challenge for a while. I haven't posted in a bit largely because of the challenge. Writing your own MVC framework from scratch is not something ...