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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 ...
Did you ever wonder why your system at random times hangs? Sometimes it comes back after a few seconds (could simply be paging) but at least once a day I wish I would be able to know why the system is responding so slowly. Before going into kernel land I must confess that I have never written a device driver so my knowledge to kernel mode debugging is quite limited but on the other hand if you did not do this either you will have a much easier time to follow me. Some hangs seem to be Heisenbugs which ...
In my opinion Internet Explorer, which is one of the worst product from Microsoft! (Sorry, no offense! its just my opinion and I guess most others feel the same who thinks browser should be more innovative in making us more productive) How much time it takes to load the about:blank page. why Ctrl+E doesn't go to search box? sick of useless extensions/accelerators, why cant i do paste and go in address bar? why can’t i drag a tab out of tab group? does it ever pass ACID3 test ? Does it ever pass ACID ...
Wow! Last month’s meeting was terrific! Claudio Lassala’s presentation rocked. Also, the format of the meeting worked so well we’re going to stick with it for the Wednesday, October 28th meeting. This month FredNUG has another great speaker lined up. We’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, Antonio Chagoury will present Mash-Up Your DotNetNuke Using RESTful APIs. This sounds like an informative presentation covering a variety of key technologies. The scheduled ...
Yesterday I changed my twitter username from @Mohamed_Meligy to just @Meligy. Why? I have been thinking about this step for a long time, as my tweets are relatively long, and when I want to to allow people to re-tweet. With my old username, I used to have to write at max 120 characters per tweet to allow re-tweet (leaving 20 characters out of the real 140 characters limit to “RT @Mohamed_Meligy: ”). With my new twitter username I can use up to 128 characters (leaving 12 for “RT @Meligy: ”). I know ...
Environment: Windows server 2008 Web Edition + IIS7 + .net 3.5sp1. I had following error while trying to install SQL 2008 express: It happens after click on “Install” button, when setup collected all necessary info, such as installation path, db server settings, etc. Google found 20+ topics on forums, newsgroups and ms connect, but they hasn’t solutions, or solution is for CTP version of SQL 2008. I start setup with admin privilegies, update windows server, repair .net installation – it’s useless. ...
IE is by far the largest used browser. However, one of the common myths around IE is the security, performance and that it doesn't support latest web standards. Many of the other browsers have openly mentioned in the past that using IE6 is so 2006 days, download blah blah etc., advertising for their browser and thereby conveniently hiding the subsequent IE releases. It strange how people still compare IE6 after which there are 2 releases with all the modern browsers of today. The reality of the fact ...
Some of you who use Firefox (FF) might know about a Firefox plug-in called “IE Tab” which allows you to view a page/tab using the Internet Explorer (IE) rendering engine INSIDE Firefox (so, if some page displays better in IE, you don’t have to leave FF and go open an IE window). Now, Google is doing something similar, but the other way around! Google has recently released “Google Chrome Frame”, a plug-in for IE that allows you to view a page/tab using the Google Browser “Google Chrome” rendering ...
Just a quick reminder to all interested. Udi Dahan will be joining the alt.net beers night next Wednesday in Mechelen.If you also want to be part of it, drop me a mail or add a comment on the google group thread. I'll take care of it.Look at our google user group for more info ...
ASP.NET MVC Reports in ASP.NET MVC Integrating OpenID in an ASP.NET MVC Application using DotNetOpenAuth Microsoft Chart Controls to PDF with iTextSharp and ASP.NET MVC Setting Up ASP.NET MVC with NUnit for Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition ASP.NET MVC ExtJS using LINQ Using ExtJS Grid with ASP.NET Ajax WCF WebServices & C# How To Get Started With Selenium Core And ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET MVC Cheat Sheets ASP.NET How to Implement Trackback Handler in ASP.NET How to Implement Pingback Handler in ...
Well, this isn't going to be a long post, but I recently had an experience at work that enlightened me to just how good the Support @ Microsoft really is. A Little Bit of Background Well, a little bit of history on this topic. At work, it's kind of a tradition, as it probably is at many organizations, that when someone leaves their screen unlocked that you change their desktop wallpaper and lock their computer for them, just to kind of remind them that they forgot to lock their screen, and comically ...
MVVM == Model View ViewModel Pattern is a MUST follow pattern in Silverlight (WPF). here is why… Problems it solves: •Tight coupling of layers (ex a query in the UI) •Unit testing is hard/impossible, only functional testing is possible •Assures codes still works correct after a change •ViewModel •Provides View with data model and behavior •View will bind to ViewModel •Wraps data access entirely In light of new technologies like RIA services (which provides CRUD) operations out of the box it is imperative ...
I've been troublshooting some Application Log issues for a client today, and found multiple instances of Commerce Server error 4116, which all message that goes something like this: The Commerce Server runtime has detected that more than # instances of the SiteConfigReadOnlyFreeThreaded object have been created. Creating many SiteConfigReadOnlyFreeThreaded instances will negatively affect the performance of the site. Please refer to the Commerce Server documentation for the recommended use of the ...
In the SSRS Reporting Environment, you may never encounter this error and you live a happy and easy life. We all know an SSRS report can easily ping your server to 100% CPU if you decide to export a 120 page report, to PDF, with charts, etc. etc. You may get a complaint that performance suffers in another application while running the reports and you want to fix it, but do not know how. Then one day you or someone at your firm has decided to do your SQL Server a favor and separate out SSRS from the ...
For many customers the ROI on software licences is one of the key factors when purchasing software, so when deploying an e-Commerce solution the level of return for frameworks, and CMS platforms such as Commerce Server and MOSS are quite justifiable, however it is the extra features – such as the Store Locator that is difficult spending licensing money on. The current store locator within CS 2009 is based on a commercial Microsoft Virtual Earth web-service, which is provided for non-developer used ...
George Mauer gave a great presentation at the Greater New Orleans .Net User Group last Monday. It was titled “You Can’t Dance the Lambda” and it was all about lambdas in .Net. He did a great job explaining lambdas so even people new to them should have come away with a good understanding. Here’s the follow up email he sent out: Thanks again to everyone that attended our meeting yesterday and a double thanks for all the kind words afterward. We had sent a tentative goal of 15 regular attendees by ...
Even though this is 4 years later, it should be of some help to put away some of the SEO myths: http://www.buzzle.com/edito... I think something very interesting to me (surprising, but ingenious) is that Google even tracks how long your site is up and the change of link (how many links to your sites are added each day) and use that to calculate page rank. It's something a lot of SEO are overlooking (maybe purposely) and something that just can't be manufactured (well, considering ...
Last Time… we looked at installing and setting up VisualSVN Server to be our Source Code Management (SCM) system. With our SCM system all set up, now we need to take a look at how to best take advantage of its features. We’ll look at common folder structures for code repositories and what they folder do/mean. Just about anyone who has used some sort of code repository has probably seen this structure: This is a very common pattern because it highlights the three main things you want your repository ...
VisualSVN Server Last time, we talked about Source Code Management (SCM) systems and why you need them. Today we’re going to set up our choice of SCM: Subversion. I used to install Subversion server on a Linux machine and dedicate that box to being a SCM system. The problem I always had was getting it set up and getting it authenticating against Windows credentials. Not long ago, someone turned me on to VisualSVN Server and I haven’t looked back. Here a quick set-by-step for getting a subversion ...
Gmail was down a few days ago. That's a big deal, right? Or was it?Shamelessly reproduced from http://www.modelmetrics.com... It's a bit outdated with this recent outage, but the idea behind the post renders exactly how I feel about it.Gmail experienced an outage in Europe overnight. There’s some handwringing and frustration about it. But you know what? I don’t care. Here’s why.1. The last significant Gmail outage looks to have been in August. ...
For those of you using Gmail and the integrated Gmail chat client you could be affected by this bug if access to the Google talk server is blocked by a firewall or another method. The past 2 weeks I noticed that Gmail is using 100% of one of my processors when I am at the office. Access to the Google talk servers is blocked at our firewall so my Gmail integrated chat client is disabled when in Gmail, at least that is what Gmail tells me. See the attached picture on the right. However, when the integrated ...
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One of the sessions I did in St. Louis Day of .NET is about Intermediate WPF. It seems to be one that people seem to have liked, so I’m making the materials available here first for those that may be interested in playing around with it. The overview description was made before the material is done, and I was not able to show 3D graphics within the sample; my apologies. In any case, there’s really no text out there that defines what is Intermediate WPF; so I just created one . The session goes through ...
ClickOnce is a fascinating technology which you get right out of your Visual Studio IDE. For those unfamiliar with ClickOnce, it’s basically a deployment technology which allows developers to publish their windows-based application to a webserver or network share. Any updates to the application can easily be deployed to the client. You can read more here. I’ve been using the technology with almost all my project deployment. This time around I had to change my strategy a bit. Basically our network ...
Wednesday the 2nd, well spent most of the day at Work Scours, taking tests to see if I qualify for grant to take classes for a CCNA. I passed but, boy was my mind tired. Found an interesting news article on Inside Tech, called Stalk Your Way to a New Job. “Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying to suss out the guy who’s interviewing you next week? Facebook him!” I used it to find a person I knew at company, I used to work at and found his Email. Also found ...
It is a known fact that IE attempts to sniff out the mime type of files as they are downloaded. That is, IE checks the extension of the file, the content type, etc to try to determine if there is an application on the client PC that has been configured as the default for that type of file. So, when downloading a file with a .txt extension, it would offer to open the file with Notepad, or Excel if the file had a .csv extension. This is fine most of the time. But, occasionally, developers may want ...
Use this link (http://www.google.com/apps... to check the status of a Google service (like gmail, gtalk, etc..). Technorati Tags: google,service status ...
Yes I know it's been a while since I blogged about my *favorite* development tool... but that's only because I haven't had to touch it! That smooth series of events was shattered yesterday with me experiencing the Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat in multiple cycles... and as you can guess it involved Crystal Reports. So here's the deal... I'm working inside what a fellow developer called a 'Draconian' environment. .NET 2.0 is the 'standard' although I installed 3.5 SP1 on this box (and either ...
Well, I crashed and burned tonight. I knew the information, but I had one small problem, that kept my demo from working. I added the SchemaNameConvention to the Data project for handling database schemas, and added it to the Fluent NHibernate conventions list. I SHOULD NOT, however, have changed the code for getting the Id of the domain objects. What this does, is it looks at the object and determines, by domain signature attributes, which property mappings need to be mapped as an Id not a property. ...
When you create a new Silverlight project, VStudio asks you to add web site project to host that Silverlight application, that’s great and a time saver: Visual Studio creates for you a new web project that contains the SL XAP application inside a folder called ClientBin, each time you make changes in your SL project and compile that XAP on the web project will get updated. So far so good… but what happens when you want to add more Silverlight projects and linked them to the current existing web project? ...
At Google, we like to reflect the ever-changing world of our users through the logo designs on our homepage. These ‘doodles’ celebrate scientists, artists, local events or special dates and are designed by our original doodler, 31-year-old, Dennis Hwang. We’re now giving you a chance to design a doodle for us, through our doodle competition, Doodle 4 Google. If you are currently a student in any school in India (between the 1st and 10th standards), then this is your chance to have your doodle be ...
As many of us are aware, hosted exchange providers are popping up everywhere...and with good reason as there are tremendous benefits to this model. There are two models of hosted exchange. The first one has been in existence for a long time and is also referred to as managed exchange server. Essentially this is a dedicated Exchange server or server farm that serves only one organization. Many large entities have been using this model for ages through providers like Ceryx (winner of Microsoft’s 2008 ...

 

Galen Ward: Google is supposed to be an unbiased search engine, but they are hurting consumers by using their dominance to become a king maker for their own, increasingly inferior products.

New Google is the old Microsoft - TechFlash: Seattle's Technology News Source

I didn’t leave work until 8PM this evening. I was wrestling with a JavaScript/JQuery problem and it became a personal battle to bend this application to my will. (Maybe in some future post I’ll talk about how horrible that is.) So I didn’t get it before I left, but I came home and started hitting it here on a test project. There seems like there are probably some scripting conflicts in our project (we have the JQuery stuff and prototype in there), so it didn’t take be but about a half-hour at home ...
http://timheuer.com/blog/ar... Tim Heuer talks about confirming a delete from a Dataform control. http://mtaulty.com/Communit... Mike Taulty got the chance to talk with Ellison-Taylor about the Silverlight 3 UK Launch. http://blogs.msdn.com/delay... ...

I have switched from Google to Bing and am liking what I see.  If you are still hesitant to make the switch try out this site where you can see the results from both with every search you do.   www.bing-vs-google.com/

I have to admit I use "Google" as a verb.  However, using "Bing" as a verb ... hmmm... not so sure on that yet.

It is interesting to hear about a new competitors in the space of lightweight operating system for browsing internet. By the hype created by the media, most of the people in the world already heard about Google Crome OS. But many people don’t know about the other competitors in the same space. Many people might not know about the Microsoft project called “Gazelle”. Like Chrome OS, which is built on top of Linux, Gazelle isn’t really a new operating system. Rather it is a layer that extends the browser’s ...
Simplified (Inaccurate) Background About OpenID Some websites allow you instead of registering and logging-in (meaning re-entering the same information you entered before in so many other sites), to enter what is called Open ID URL, which is a URL given by a another website that you already logged in and has your information (called OpenID provider). Once you enter the URL and continue, you get redirected to the OpenID provider confirmation page whether you want to be able to login to the new website ...
The ease at which anyone can build a personal brand is one of the most profound implications of web-based social networking. Thanks to the advent of ubiquitous (and free) social networking applications, everyone in the world is limited only by their imagination on how to go about building their own personal brand. Keep in mind that your goal in building an online personal brand is to enable people to quickly determine your credibility, and what they can expect to consume from you when they come across ...
A long overdue “brain dump” of stuff that I found interesting. Development related: WPF vs Silverlight A detailed look at the differences (and similarities) between the two. “Size vs features, full trust vs sandboxed” Changes to the compatibility modes in Windows 7 – new to me. Meet “RunAsHighest” A nice drill down into Azure Table Storage, REST and the ADO.NET Data Services Story - Interested in ORM? Then IMHO you have two main choices right now. The ADO.NET Entity Framework (.NET 3.5 SP1 and above) ...
Yet another internal .NET Team email in my current company, Injazat Data Systems, that I sent yesterday, and am sharing with you as well. jQuery: · Simplify calling ASP.NET AJAX services from jQuery · Use jQuery and ASP.NET AJAX to build a client side Repeater · Reordering invoice lines using jqGrid and TableDND extension · LA.NET jQuery Posts/Articles Agile · Implementing Scrum ASP.NET · Web Development With ASP.NET Learning Material (Course - Source: MSDN Ramp up Learning Program) · ASP.NET Articles ...
Some time ago I wrote a post No Copy Constructor support in .Net framework. and was adviced by Tim Hibbard to use reflection like this. I've created Copy method to copy Fields(not only properties, and found that the private fields of any base class are not copied. The article Where are my fields? « Andrew Smith explains that it's required to iterate base classes. But when looking in the Google for the solution,I've found the suggestion for serializable objects: MemberInfo [] sm = FormatterServices ...

I enjoy binging and googling and get what i am looking for in this wide world of internet.  But then what if i want to bing and google search....  Well, now I Bingle at http://bingle.pwnij.com/ and get my results from both searcher.... keeps Microsoft and Google Happy. 

Now go and Bingle my name and see the magic...

 

*Moved to: Finding features: ConversationsHey, well the dentist was fun! And I have had time to install Office 2010 on my wife's Windows 7 laptop. I will try to put together some of the interesting features… This is nice. Much better than the Google Mail one and is starting to make more sense the more I use it. I am connecting to my Google Mail via IMAP and this example illustrates the feature nicely.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...