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There’s something quaint and charming about Yankee Magazine. It’s about as New England as a magazine can get. Whenever I pick up a copy, I feel like I am taking a trip thru time. With all the colonial era sights and sounds of New England, hayrides, ice fishing events, tall ships converging on an old port town like Mystic or Newport, and everything else old, classic, and New England in general, I can’t believe what I found. On the Yankee Magazine website, they have listings for podcasts, ...
Well, I've been harping on an idea for a while now, and instead of waiting for others to get on board, I decided to see what I could do myself. I started making the code, and to get a quick and dirty version up and running, it was actually pretty simple. Here's the high level logic of my initial run:1. Get an OPML file.2. Load each feed for that OPML file.3. Parse the content of each item in each feed and pull out each URL.4. For each URL, keep track of the domain. If the domain isn't in the list, ...
I was getting p*ssed with the bugs (i.e. its intermittent crashes etc.) in the current beta version of Sauce Reader (i.e. v.2.0.1) so I thought I might as well check if there had been an update on the site. What surprised me was the greeting message on their site. "Synop has closed for business. We're very proud of all we've accomplished both internally and by working closely with our customers and users. We appreciate all your interest and support. The Sauce Reader product and source code are for ...
Steve Rubel started it. He's posted his list of 10 indispensable blogs - the ones he would take on a desert island with him.Then, he created a Technorati tag so everyone can participate.Side note: adding tags for Technorati is pretty simple! Just add a link to (for examle) http://technorati.com/tag/1... with a rel="tag" in the link. Nice!Ok. Back on topic. My ten blogs I can't live without. That's tough, but here's my list. If I read your blog and don't list you, please don't be offended. Getting ...
So I finally managed to get Vista Beta1 installed not with out some hassle but if I had read the release notes (who does that) I would have found the answer. Basically the installer which is based on Windows PE not the old text mode cannot create a the partition that is required to install on. I used an XP install to create it then installed over the top but the release notes give a procedure using "diskpart". So once I had managed to install it and it booted, it was quite noticeable that the marketing ...

I've decided to bring myself up to the times and syndicate to a few RSS feeds and get a decent reader.

I've found Pluck that looks like a good all around reader, gonna give it a try.  http://www.pluck.com/display.aspx?download

What is a Podcast? Below is a definition of podcasting pulled from Wikipedia that provides you with information about podcasting, its roots and some of the techincal aspects surrounding podcasting. The following is provided free from editing and I take no credit for this wonderful explanation. Podcasting, created by former MTV VJ Adam Curry, is a term that was devised as a crisp way to describe the technology used to push audio content from websites down to consumers of that content, who typically ...
Ok, this is my first post, so I'm still trying to figure out what am I going to write and how to organize my thoughts. I figure you just have to start doing it... I want to talk mostly about building a website and all the challenges that involve doing it. I started doing the site as a hobby a year and a half ago, while I was working on the road for months at a time, and as a way of getting more practice using ASP.net. The website is called tripspotting.com, and it's a photography community. I like ...
Well....I just came back from my vacation, and in the first week back I found out about 3 great websites launching. Our Canadian developers (or developers anywhare) will be very happy to have these resources available to them MSDN - Vista Developer Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/w... The site reflects a new design based on the Windows Vista look and feel. It hosts nine new technical articles that describe all the developer innovations in Windows Vista Codezone (www.codezone.com)) Codezone ...
Messed around with the IE 7 beta today. I was hoping that it would run as a stand alone app rather than integrating, but it seems to be o.k. no problems with running as default for visual studio. I'm really digging the tabbed browsing experience; yeah i know firefox already had it. its nice to see it in the ie world now too. The RSS feed discovery is a nice addition as well. Its cool that it lights up as it finds the feeds and gives you the option of setting a favorite for it. 7 doesnt seem to be ...
Something that Rory Lowe said in one of his talks was that software developers are renovators and not innovators. This does make you start to think, what was he classing as an innovator. Yes quite often developers are asked to re-invent the wheel, but where does "renovation" stop and innovation start? I have a different idea on this one. Innovators are people who see an opportunity, or a market and have the skills and ambition to create a product or service to fulfil that market. I would love to ...
My VMware install is complete and running. As I hinted to in my previous article the video display on setup and first boot is terrible. After first boot I was able to find out it was running at 4–bit color. :-) No wonder it looked bad. Anyway… it’s the VMware video. The install went without error. Vista b1 will install on VMware v5 build 13124. Now… it’s just no fun without decent video so in comes VMtools. This is where is goes down hill, a little. First off the VMtools ...
Not long ago (I’m talking days here) I watched a Channel 9 video of Sanaz Ahari and Steve Rider - Start.com where they talked / demoed the start.com/3 project. This project is part of the MSN “Sandbox” Honestly, it’s pretty neat. A drag and drop start page rich with RSS support, collapsible sidebars etc. it makes for a cool experience. If you want to skip the silly trivia questions and get right to the site is is at www.start.com/myw3b. When you check it out be sure and click ...
This is a nice little screensaver from MSN. You can download it here. It will cycle through a folder full of images and also display RSS feeds, local weather and desktop search options as well as Messenger info and email status. Very nicely done. My family photos never looked so good!
Why do webmasters disable the context menu? Surfing around today I found www.webtechgeek.com and decided to subscribe to the RSS feed there. Considering I was using IE at the time, I was going to right click the RSS feed, copy the location, and paste it into my RSS reader. Boom, warning box: You do not have permission to right-click. Dumb. Why is it so important that one not right-click on the page? What is so valuable? Plus, it is so easily defeated: Right Click on the page and continue to hold ...
Grid Thinking My friend Maarten has had this project going for some time now, I didnt even know about it Its kinda hard to summorize what he is trying to do, i think it can be best described as a particapatory collaboration and data disssemenation platform. Can you tell he was enspired by EPIC? Some quotes from his Grid Thinking blog, which he seems to be using as a scratchpad for his thoughts more than anything else at the moment: For the past year i'm loaded with thoughts due to what’s happening ...
» Blog Archive » Money for Nothing So I was listening to the latest Gillmore gang and what they where talking about struck a chord. They where discussing how Live8 was consumed by about 5 million people via AOL’s streams, and how the consumption of such media was shifting from the broadcast model to the remix model, especially in the under-35 age group. Do-it-your-self content provisioning. Customize what you consume! Well I have to admit, it was the only time I had actually considdered ...
From: BlogJet weblog :: MSN Spaces API Carnage4Life, of the MSN Spaces team, posts on his blog, that MSN Spaces will be supporting the Metaweblog API soon. Or at least, a version of it Our current plan is to provide an implementation of the MetaWeblog API with some methods from the Blogger API while using HTTPS/SSL for security. These APIs are widely supported by various weblog applications and already have a vibrant developer ecosystem around them. The API will enable people to create, edit and ...
I have been toying with this idea for a while and I think it is a fitting response to Robert Scoble's “A new kind of conversation is needed With Microsoft” What I would like to see in a Microsoft blogging solution is the integration of Microsoft Speech technology. It is a twist on podcasting. It is the best of all worlds and it does a little something for the Accessibility community too. The idea occurred to me while I was driving (waisting) 2 hours to a client. I could have been writing ...
Visions of the Future: EPIC has a Sequel!! My Friend Maarten reports that there is a new version of the EPIC flash movie out. Dont think its very fresh. They still have Google buying Tivo in 2004, which you can no longer mention if you want to maintain that 'suspension of disbelief'. Also, I see no mention of RSS and Podcasting, while I think they are part of this 'history' of the personalised mediascape.How about p2p? In the land of increasing media, would it not makes sense that a system like Google ...

Congrats to Chirs Pirillo! Chris seems to gone full text on his RSS feed. He has also made lots of changes to his blog. I approve of all of them. I wouldn't even mind it if he put ads at the bottom of the posts. Thanks Chris for making the blogosphere just a little easier and cooler for everyone.

I like to keep my eye on the MS Downloads RSS feed and noticed this one coming through today. If you think you may need the hotfix you can find it here. I have not had an opportunity to use SP2 in production yet, so I have not come across any of these issues first hand, but from their descriptions I can see why Microsoft has released a public hot fix rather than waiting for SP3. This software patch includes fixes for the following issues: HTML Viewer Style Sheet Configuration Property Missing from ...

Do you guys submit your personal GWB RSS feed to submission sites... or is the main GWB feed submitted everywhere already anyway?

Please comment.

 

Being involved in the development of an aggregator I can feel the urging need for a way to standardize different kinds of content like blogs, bookmarks, music, photos, video and more in order to share and consume that data. Get the iTunes feed and you only see the title of the song.Get flickr's feed and nothing to describe the photo as well. Unfortunately RSS and Atom were not designed to handle data other than feeds. Enter XList, the new way to represent data in an aggregated world.If it can be ...
Oke.. this is damn cool. http://del.icio.us/rss/jemi... del.icio.us has implemented a schema of system tags. if you post a link to a file of a certian filetype, del.icio.us will automaticly add a system tag, like the one featured above: system:media:audio If the system tag is for an audio file, calling a url like the one above, results in an RSS feed that will add the linked-to mp3 or wav file as an enclosure in the rss feed. This basicly means that by simply adding a link to an ...
http://del.icio.us/jemimus I have been using this for a while now, and its just great. You know, its the first thing that has ever given me a reason to use Internet Explorer’s Links bar feature.. or Firefox’s for that matter: As you can see I also keep my two ultimate reference links on there aswell. For those of you who havn’t seen this yet, Delicious is a free service, perpetually in Alpha, which is basicly a ‘social bookmarking’ tool. In other words, every bookmark ...
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After John and I recorded a Podcast yesterday with the Podcast Team at TechEd, we found out they only have an RSS feed for their videos, no site. As many of us bloggers know, people like to view post outside of an aggregator as well. So I created a list of the Podcast that you can view from your Media Player without using a Podcast Aggregator. So check it out and watch for John and my Podcast soon. http://strategery.geekswith... ...
I am addicted to tutorials, tweaks, recipes, howtos--whatever you want to call them. I can't learn enough new skills and tricks. A whore I am. I typically pass on the information I find to friends and family through email; however, it is obvious that a blog is the better media for such communications. While I am often happy learning new tricks in my specialized computer life, I enjoy sharing more general information. Analogy warning -- I would love to learn how to do surgery; however, learning how ...
OK. This is out of sequence. I know that. I'm just getting this stuff up here as fast as I can. This post is for user group members everywhere, but is primarily written for the members and leaders of the Enterprise Developers Guild. We've got a group to be proud of guys, but I'm sure we'll make it even better. Sunday at Tech Ed was INetA Summit day. We've come a long way in the last year. We meet with the Culminis folks - the "INETA" for IT Pros. We have a lot in common, but we have some significant ...
I've always wanted to touch on this, after reading a few blog posts about the problem. I see the problem as sending too much info (high level wise) out to all of your consumers (rss aggregate readers) Consider the fact that aggregate readers form the bulk of the blog post requests, I still haven't seen any effort to streamline THAT traffic... I've only really seen efforts to scale back on the “web interface” for the blogs... which in a way is good, but not the answer, again making the ...

I'm sure most people already know this, but there is a category specific RSS feed from Microsoft for Knowledge Base articles. Very cool and helpful. You can subscribe to only the ones you care about...

http://support.microsoft.com/selectindex/?target=rss

Netscape 8.0 has been released. BFD, right? It's based on the Firefox framework, so if I want that I should just use Firefox, right? After all, it's slower than Firefox and who wants a browser to be slower? It has that abomination that allows it to use the IE rendering engine for specific pages (or even by default) if you want. Ewww...why would you mess up that clean Firefox browser by polluting it with IE?All of those are valid criticisms, as is my basic one that I haven't seen a version of Netscape ...

For the 4 to 6 people (do my parents count?) that read this blog, you may be want to look at my new site. The rss feed for the new site is here. I will continue to post my truly geeky posts here and I will use my new site for posts that blur between technology, business and management.

Finally, Audible gets RSS feeds.

Audible RSS Feeds
Yesterday's KC .NET UG meeting was good, especially considering the speaker wasn't there! Jeff Julian and another guy (sorry, I don't know your name. If you read this, please let me know your blog address) talked about using RSS and blogs to get information and drive traffic to your website. Jim Erwin and Doug Butscher sat behind me and we had a good discussion about paired development, I'd like to see EnGraph try that sometime, but deadlines are already tight. Kyle Archer came along and he had a ...

Apparently some G-mail users now have access to “Google Clips” – which lets them view RSS feeds inside of Gmail.

 

is OUT on MSDN Subscriber Downloads!!

They didn't send out anything over the RSS Feed or mention it on the MSDN Subscriber home page, but if you look... sure enough, there it is. I'm downloading it as I type this.

C.

When it comes to desktop search, Google has the right idea. Right now I use the MSN Desktop Search app. I think it’s great, and I think when you compare the base install of MSN DS to GDS, MSN wins. But that’s not the end of the story. Today I found this: http://desktop.google.com/p... Just look at some of the plug-ins that other people have written for GDS. Right at the top, there’s one that hooks it into the normal Explorer search bar. MSN should offer you that option right ...
Josh Ledgard (and apparently everyone else BUT me), is excited about the new MSDN Forums Beta. Unless they’re planning on adding an RSS feed (and I don’t see any indication of that), count me out.Why? Simple. I do everything in Outlook. I use NewsGator for my RSS Aggregator. It also can be an NNTP newsreader, but I don’t like how it formats my messages, and it’s awkward to post to NNTP newsgroups with it. Also, since I use it to post to my blog, and it can only handle one ...
There is a wonderful opportunity to see Beta 2 of Visual C# 2005 Express Edition in action. As you may or may not know, beta 2 of the Express Edition tools will not be released for a few more weeks, but the Express Edition teams at Microsoft are sponsoring a series of 3 one hour live MSDN Webcasts hosted by Bob Tabor of LearnVisualStudio.NET. He'll be building an entire application (an RSS Reader) from concept to deployment using the upcoming beta. They are free, and only require you signup at Microsoft's ...
It has been a while since my last post and I have already gotten some emails asking me if I were still alive. I was really busy last few months working on our new product Plato Time, which was presented this year on CeBIT in Hannover. It is a workflow-based portal solution for personnel scheduling, time accounting and time registration. (I almost sound as if I were from marketing ;-). Anyway after my (too short) vacation i have finally enough time to start blogging again. I have even turned my RSS ...
Dear Microsoft, Over the last year or two you’ve done some great things. You’ve also done some stupid things. Here I will point out both the good and the bad, and attempt to clearly contrast what you should keep doing and what you should stop doing. Good thing #1) Microsoft Office 2003. This was a great product to begin with. But more important than that was your follow-up. The swift, decisive implementation of InfoPath and OneNote SP1 with countless features that developers and users ...
A lot of times I post to this blog from my favorite coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds. They have free WiFi access. It's unsecured, but there's no annoying capture portal, and the speed is on par with most any cable modem (that is what it's connected to, after all). However, I also often do some reading at Panera, as I am tonight. The connection here is also unsecured, but it has one of those annoying capture portals that takes forever to present a kind of miniature EULA and then forward me to Panera's ...
Joe Wilcox at Microsoft Monitor has some interesting comments about the Flickr deal. He shares some insight into the future of the MSN/Google/Yahoo competition. I think there are some important changes underway for the internet. For years the Web has been loosely connected in a very static, impersonal fashion. That’s changing. Google changed the way we find information on the web. But that was only the beginning. Now we’re sharing information and content with services like Flickr, Blogs ...
I posted some comments a few days ago on the MSNsearch blog regarding the “MSN Found” site. Basically, I think the campaign is garbage. And I think it could have been great. If you want to know what I think they should have done (and still should do) go read my comments over there. Scoble said something on there that got me thinking. He said that kids 10-18 are using RSS more and more to keep tabs on their friends (using sites like LiveJournal, Xanga, MSNSpaces, etc). He’s right. ...
Ok, you perhaps already know that there are components out there that will let you syndicate the contents of SharePoint sites. Rss Syndication may or may not be a welcome alternative to SharePonit alerts but lets face it for alerts regarding a site I'd prefer the Rss route, I am sure we all hate inbox clutter. So here is a list of few of the Rss syndication systems out there - Syndication Generator from Maurice - Rss Syndicator by Sig Webber - SPSynd by DevHawk Out of those 3 the one I prefer is ...
Visit it from here http://www.itquestionbank.com/testing This site is even contains RSS feed, wow great.....
It seems like that issues I was having with the Microsoft Watch have been fixed. I have re-subscribed to the rss feed. http://www.geekswithblogs.c... | Comments ...
Robert Scoble: How I read 1000 Weblogs a day. 1. Use RSS!- Faster to load pages through RSS rather than browsing to every site manually.- You only get the sites that have been updated. No need to check every site for new content.- Content can be used by others.- Not stuck with a browser, you can use your RSS reader of choice. 2. Word of mouth.- Firefox has become so popular through word of mouth. 3. 9/11 and the Tsunami- Robert created a PubSub feed related to the tsunami. Any blog post related to ...