Tag | RSS Posts

Recently I wanted to setup up an RSS feed reader and blog item display window on our website. In order to do something different (and because I'm inherently lazy), I thought it would be cool to use Microsoft's XSD.EXE tool to gen. the classes from an XML schema for RSS 2.0, write a bit of code around this and use it on our site. My primary interest was to consume the RSS feeds coming off various sites and use the blog channels I was interested in. So, the tasks that needed doing were: Validate the ...
You can find this post, and more, on my new blog here. Last night, Dan and I went to the geek dinner Dave Winer hosted for Robert Scoble. While I've been to many parties and dinners full of geeks, this was my first "geek dinner." There was an interesting mix of people: entrepreneurs from Web 2.0 startups, various software developers, many bloggers, and other assorted geeks. The highlight of the evening for me was the discussion that started just before the restaurant closed. We adjourned to the parking ...
Via Duncan Mackenzie, Kent Sharkey and Coding4Fun. The topic of this MSDN Coding4Fun article is a little applet which scrolls through the latest posts. Very neat. Duncan hacked it to read his RSS feed instead. The "how to" should be available on the Coding4Fun site soon. So here is the original version: and Duncan's modified version pulling down my RSS. Let's see if it works! Looking forward to checking out the source code ...

Off the Wired RSS Feed

“Michael Robertson, the bold but oft-sued genius behind MP3.com and Linspire, brings the iconic and frequently prosecuted Norwegian media hacker to California for his latest venture. This should be interesting. By Annalee Newitz.”

Source: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,69261,00.html

Here's an HTML page containing javascript functions for displaying an RSS feed in nicely formatted HTML. Licence Agreement: To use this work, you, the licencee, agree to purchase, me (Tim Huffam) a pint of beer. <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HT... HTML RSS Viewer </TITLE><script> var rssDoc = new ActiveXObject("MSXML2.DOMDo... rssDoc.onreadystatechange = popData; function displayRSS(path){ mainTitle.href = ...
Thought it was about time there was a xsl template for allowing you to view RSS... so here's a basic one I've knocked up.. feel free to use (note that I've added some jigery-pokery so it caters for encoded embedded html within the rss description element). I'll follow this post with another one showing how to acheive this using javascript (ajax style). To use, just save the following xsl to a file, then add a reference to it in your rss feed with the following line: <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" ...
Sean Carton has created a list of his top ten web fads that today make us cringe. You know, I think every one of these has been built into Microsoft FrontPage at some point. Portals - News tickers, stock quotes, personalization, forced registration, Web search boxes, link lists…no content was too much (or too irrelevant) in this "more is more" trend. Splash Pages - Unfortunately "rage" was also the reaction many users had when they had to sit through interminable rasterbatory gimmicks to get ...

Microsoft has proposed some new RSS icons.

And now they are being attacked.  Is this a case of leave good enough alone, don't change standards, or Eveybody Hates Bill?

Over the past several years the popularity of website syndication through XML syndication standards like RSS and ATOM has flourished. Originally, syndication feeds were the domain of technical sites (like 4Guys, which has an RSS feed of the most recent articles) and blogs. However, more and more mainstream sites are picking up on the trend, helping information consumers stay up to date with a website's content. Typically sites that offer a syndication feed provide a little orange button named XML ...
Google has entered the online RSS reader game with Google Reader. I had a hard time getting it working at first, and it was hard to tell if it was working at all. For example, the style sheet would stop working and I would get a plain html file. And I would subscribe to a new feed, but I could not see it until I would close and re-open my browser. But now that I have my feeds setup, the actual reading part seems to be working. They have some bugs to work out, but in the long run, I think it will ...
Scott thinks that desktop aggregators have no future. I have to agree. I used to be a FeedDemon user. FeedDemon is a great piece of software, and Nick is smart enough to allow owners to install it on multiple machines - however I found it annoying having to maintain new and removed subscriptions between my work and home installations. Since FeedDemon was purchased by NewsGator I haven't tried the new beta's - for all I know they provide a method of synching subscriptions between installations now, ...
Daan from Matirsoft pointed me to their Browser PA product. Developed in .Net, this thing has so many features its amazing. While it won't tear me away from Bloglines, this is one neat and feature packed tool: Multi-engine web search (including blog, print, and video searches) Read RSS feeds IE Favorites and History organizers (much better than the one that comes with IE) System tools like IPConfig, DNS query, etc. Explorer-style interfaces for folder browsing and tasks ...
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 9:28 am The Asp.Net Atlas Community Site.If you are still not aware of Atlas( AJAX in Asp.Net)Have a look at these siteshttp://msdn.microsoft.... 9:00 am Sharing Session Or create a Common Session SpaceIn IIS we can create a Virtual Directory(VD) and inside the Virtual Directory we can create another Virtual Directory. For ExampleTestParent>>Te... I have a VD TestParent and inside VD TestParent ...
WOW. The excitement around the upcming launch is just huge. In the first 24 hours over 2000 people registered for the launch tour. Seven days into registration Toronto alone is passing 1700 dev and IT Pro registrations. This is the best response we got from the community for ever since I have been on the MSDN Canada team, some 2.5 years! For all the details, visit www.microsoft.ca/launch2005 . Tune in your RSS readers to our launch bloggers at http://www.microsoft.com/ca... ...
I don't know much about XML standards, so maybe Jeff can help me out with this. I think there should be a location based standard that RSS aggregators and future websites (like Where's Tim) can consume. There would only need to be a few items needed.- Title of location- latitude- longitude- Time stamp- Web linkPeople could syndicate their current location, companies could syndicate their store locations. Cell phone companies could have a standard data format for their location based services. As ...
A recent survey suggested that hi-tech jargon is proving tricky for many people to understand. Find out how technically smart you are with our quiz that tests how much you really know about the world of the web and computers. What is Javascript? How many colours in the VGA display standard? What is defragging? Where would you be found grinding, kiting and pulling? What does RSS stand for? In computer terms, what are cookies? If you had Bluetooth on your mobile phone would that be If you were to Podcast ...
Lots of people have been comparing the new Google Blog Search with others like Technorati, PubSub, and Bloglines. Until the last few days, I've been using Bloglines and Bloglines Citations to keep track of blogs talking about or linking to my own blog or my company's RSS feed. Now I'm finding that Google is doing a better job. For example, a search on Bloglines of all blogs for "IP*Works!" gives me two results (really one, since both of their results are the same blog post!) A search on Google Blog ...
Tris Hussey (I checked this time, and it IS Tris) has some thoughts about RSS Readers. I agree with her that we need a new metaphor, and that none of the current approaches is really the “best”. However, for me, at the moment, it’s NewsGator, as I’ve mentioned before. If I can’t read your blog in Outlook, I’m not going to read it. There are other options than NewsGator for this now, although I don’t remember specifics. Outlook for Office 12 will have this ...
CSS Cheatsheet + great tutorial, print and hang on the wall in front of you:http://home.tampabay.rr... online, live how texts with different style looks like on screen:http://typetester.ma... way to show adds inside content: box punch:http://www.meyerweb.c... text/icon on links on hover using pure CSS, outstanding concept:http://www.meyerweb... CSS layouts:http://www.thenoodl... ...
The .NET class library for Blogger 1.0 is ready for testing. The download is: http://www.worldwideweb-x.c... Blogger API C# Example: GetUserInfo (Blogger 1.0) Blogger API C# Example: GetUsersBlogs (Blogger 1.0) Blogger API C# Example: NewPost (Blogger 1.0) Blogger API C# Example: EditPost (Blogger 1.0) Blogger API C# Example: DeletePost (Blogger 1.0) Blogger API C# Example: Get Post Info (Blogger 1.0) Best Regards, Matt PS> The MetaWeblog API is coming next... Blogger 2.0, Atom, ...
I'm working on an entire suite of blogging/syndication components and don't intend to stop until I've just about implemented every major client-side protocol that exists. .NET and ActiveX components are already available for Blogger 2.0, Atom, and RSS at Blogger 2.0, Atom, RSS components. The Blogger 1.0 and MetaWeblog .NET and ActiveX components are finished and in testing phase. In both cases, all components are housed in a single DLL: Tortuga.dll for the ActiveX, and TortugaDN.dll for the .NET ...
I have decided to move my blog from Blogger over to GeeksWithBlogs. My biggest reason for doing this is that GeeksWithBlogs is a community of technical people focused on the Microsoft platform. Blogger is, well, blogger: A community of everyone on the planet who blog. With the change, I'm also changing the name to "Expert Texture". Since I use FeedBurner to manage my feed, I am able to keep my existing RSS feed, which is here. Also, I have duplicated this post between the two blogs ...
... but I think the idea is a good one. We'll see how it goes. Just keep checking back for updates... or if aggregation is your thing, you can find an RSS feed here. I plan to post random thoughts, rants, and photos. Some articles on C# (“c pound” to those who have experienced Phong) might show up if I find something I would consider worth writing about ...

Today I have released a bug fix version of RSS Feeder. Everyone is requested to get the version 3.2.9 and not use the previous ones because they create duplicate post in outlook.

http://rssfeederdotnet.sourceforge.net/

Thanks for reporting the bug.

My RSS Feeder.NET is now scoring between top 15th to 19th in Source Forge's most Active project. I feel proud that it's the only .NET application that has scored this high. Thanks to all of its users.http://rssfeederdotne... case you don't know about it, RSS Feeder is a RSS Feed aggregator & Blog Tool. You can use to blog to variety of blog engines including WordPress, B2Evolution, .Text, Community Server etc. I am blogging to this blog using my baby!You can be fully MS Outlook dependent ...
I published two Smart Client articles. I hope these might be of your interest:.NET 2.0 Smart Client + .NET 1.1 SOA based Serviceshttp://www.codeproj... RSS Feed Aggregator & Blog Smart Clienthttp://www.codeprojec... MSDN article of mine will help you understand the architecture I have followed: Implementing Word-like object model for your .NET apphttp://msdn.microsoft.co... ...
Our friendly SharePoint “Microsoftie” Mike Fitz has dropped us a big one. He has a post listing out some of the features of V.Next. Just looking at the ‘listed features’ which I believe isn't all of them, theres only one thought on my mind; i.e. “Woah!!!! Thats awesome, ME WANT NOW!” RSS. Everything about sites, lists, libraries, etc., can be syndicated via RSS automatically. Blogs and Wikis. Templates and features in the box. Content Types. These aren’t ...
The new UI for Office 12 is very cool. I have maintained for years that most people haven’t needed any of the new features of Office since Office 97. The one exception to that has been Outlook, however quite a few people don’t even use that as they use something integrated with their browser or some type of webmail (Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail, etc.). Finally, Microsoft has given us a reason to upgrade. Office 12 looks like a suite that people can actually be more productive with at doing the ...
A number of things were talked about; The new Expression suite, particularly 'Acrylic'. I know a graphic artist who wants to have look. Personnally the Windows Work Flow (WWF mmm) and Office 12 were the main points of interest. They could both be very useful. The workflow diagrams reminded me of the BizTalk ones. Things to note; (mostly from yesterday) when you print a web page, you can get it to print correctly on 1 page; RSS support within Outlook (what took them so long :) One of things I'm going ...
It was interesting that they only allowed photography of Bill Gates for the first minute of his presentation. Also, you weren’t allowed to use your laptops in the crowd as well – so I ended up taking my notes on paper instead of doing it with Microsoft Word like I normally do. Oh well. So, there was a lot said at the Bill Gates keynote, so I will only go through what I think were the highlights of the presentation. Video – Bill started off with a bit of humor and presented a video ...
Microsoft has published the technology overview document for Internet Explorer 7. Security seems to be the central focus of the document. Malware protection will be employed by protecting against malformed hyperlinks, enchanced address display controls so users know which site they are on, cross-domain scripting attack protection, spyware blocking with bundled AntiSpyware, and running in protected mode. There will also be a new security status bar, a phishing filter, and full control of add-ons. ...
“We run accross organizations where they do a daily build, but people don't check in frequently. If developers only check in every few weeks, then a daily build doesn't do much for you.” Martin Fowler - http://www.martinfowler.com... The first step in continuos integration is to make either a clean build (build every project from stracth) or make an incremental build. Regardless of the build type, the first step in build process is to get the changes from ...
Ok I know I lost a couple posts, and I'd like them back but I don't want to recreate them from memory (ok ok I CAN'T recreate them from memory)

so if any of you read my blog via RSS feed, and have my latest two posts still in your reader or mail client, drop me a line and we'll figure out a way for me to get them back online. Of course the comments will be gone, but at least I'll have the posts back.

Thanks!

So the guy from IBM who contacted me originally, also gave my name to a collegue, who is currently involved in streamlining the IBM Xseries resources, meaning, all the download and support stuff for the eServer Xseries family of products. We spent about an hour last Thursday on the phone, going over various pages, and I had the opertunity to give my opinion on them, and I had some idea’’s of my own aswell. He will be getting back to me on the changed they are making. I have said it before, ...
The Technorati script in the sidebar of my blog turned out the be the reason no one could comment on my blog posts. The script was hanging and stopping other code on the page to load, most notably the comment stuff. I removed the Technorati script alltogether, as I didn’t feel it was giving any added value anyhow. Instead I have added some script for Del.icio.us, which lists the last 5 links I have bookmarked, neat! I am also thinking about replacing all those old static blogroll links with ...
I have completed moving all of my boomarks (425) from del.icio.us and a9 to Yahoo! MyWeb. Many of the bookmarks fall under tags: .net, .net articles, .net libraries, agile, architecture, asp.net, asp.net articles, asp.net controls, open source, programming general, programming software and web design. You will find an RSS feed to my bookmarks on the left menu. If you would like to join my community and see all of my tags, just send an invitation to Yahoo! user scottkuhl ...
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, ...
Scott Schecter has released a new version of NukeSyndicate, the DNN 3 podcast feed module. Its open source, supports RSS 2.0, and looks great.
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 ...
I tried out My MSN a few months back, and it looks like a great service. I would never have considered using it, however, because it had a ridiculously HUGE banner ad right at the top of the page. I was so disappointed that I sent some feedback to the team. Imagine how surprised I was to receive a response to that feedback today, from "Justin", a program manager on the MSN.com Portals Team. Here it is: Hi, My name is Justin and I?m a Program Manager who works directly on the My MSN site. You?re receiving ...
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 ...
Someone posted this in the Podcasters mailing list.  Thats right, C-SPAN is podcasting. Just don't link to them. From http://www.c-span.org/podcast/, at the very bottom of the page:

"No C-SPAN podcast or RSS feed may be displayed on any website, including personal websites."

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 ...