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Not a new product, really… just a new way of using it. First off, I’m still using Newsgator with Outlook. And for now I’ve kept my normal Newsgator subscriptions and folders on my desktop… but I’ll likely get rid of most of them soon. I already have on my laptop, except for some of the super high traffic ones like blogs.msdn.com. So how am I getting the rest of my feeds? By using Newsgator E-mail Edition. How does it work? Newsgator makes all of my RSS subscriptions ...
Mike Torres gave his list of 5 problems with MSN Spaces. I think all of those things could use fixing… but I have a list of my own. 1) An API. I want to be able to post entries from Outlook/Newsgator and without having to use the browser (although I do think MSN’s browser editing control is the best I’ve used). 2) Ink support. Maybe this is a bad idea for those of us with awful handwriting J But I would really like to see a posting option for Tablet PC users that uses a simple Ink-enabled ...
Usage of my blog has been sporadic the past few weeks. This is mostly due to not being able to effectively blog at work, because for some reason, Blogjet is not able to communicate properly through our proxy. Probably for the same reason RSS Bandit wont collect feeds here, so I use Bloglines for my RSS browsing at work now. I have actually opened a call on the issue, and the network guys will be looking into it when they can; I told them it was ultra low priorty. But the guy agreed that if it was ...
UPDATE: You can read my responses to some of your comments, or continue commenting here. Scoble has posted some comments about both iPods/MP3 players and MSN Music vs. iTunes. His point seems to be that Microsoft and their partners have failed miserably when it comes to marketing the iPod’s competition. I agree with a lot of what Scoble has said. Microsoft has made a great platform and several manufacturers have made superior products to Apple's (heck, I own an iRiver and a Rio Carbon). Unfortunately, ...
IT ConversationsI just wanna plug IT Conversations for a sec here. IT Conversations is a network of high-end tech talk-radio interviews, discussions and presentations from major conferences delivered live and on-demand via the Internet. It's a one-person labor of love. Doug Kaye is ITC's host, producer, developer, writer, interviewer and engineer. He launched IT Conversations in June 2003 and produces three to five programs each week. Been listening for a while now, one of the first podcasts I subscibed ...
Here was a cool resonce I got from the technet team, regarding RSS feeds of technets "whats new" page.I really hope they expedite their roleout of RSS support througout the Technet site, though I must say, a quick browse though some of the MS IT Pro community sites shows quite a lot of synticated content! Cool.. time to add some feeds! --------------------Hello, Thank you for your inquiry on our plans to add an RSS feed for TechNet update notifications. As you may know, we already offer RSS feeds ...
This is my reply to Derek Lakin on his post about Podcasting. Dont confuse the content with the concept!I think its a shame that Podcasting is continually compared to blogs, because the scope of podcasting is much larger. Most people have nothing interesting to say, thus, giving the tools to the masses, may they be blogging tools, may they be a microphone, the result is a majority of drivel. The crux of podcasting is its time-shifted nature. This concept is of course not new, quite a few public and ...
I've been a Firefox + Thunderbird user for years now, been following each and every release. I like the combination of two different utilities. I never did like the Netscape suit (you remember Netscape Gold ?). Two lightweight utilities that supply most all of my needs. I completely abandoned Outlook Express once Thunderbird was stable, though I still use IE most of the time. I was especially excited when looking at the release notes before downloading the latest version of Thunderbird (congrads ...
You know.. it amazes me how often I have to explain to fellow techies what a blog is. Just ordinary non-technical people.. oke.. fine.. but my fellow geeks?I dont know how it is over there in the states, or the rest of the world, but here in the Netherlands its a pretty unknown fenomenon. Its worlds and worlds appart from the online world that I inhabit, where I read and participate daily on stuff like; the inpact of blogs and personalized reporting, rss (spam), backtracks, corperate blogging, podcasting, ...
I am not sure if this has been already done, but I think it’s about high time someone started consolidating a list of tools that are out for SharePoint. I am thinking of something similar to the SharpToolbox. Of course the list will not be huge like the CSharp list at SharpToolbox, but I think we’ve got enough to go around. So let me start it off by providing the ones I know, you guys can contribute by adding the ones you know to the comments system of this post, and I will update the ...
Was catching up on my Rss feeds and noticed that there we a bunch of SharePoint tools released, almost as if it was Christmas already. Here is the list with my first impressions SharePoint Explorer This is a neat tool except for one annoying issue i.e.; the lack of validation specially for entering the ‘SharePoint Url’ in the Settings tab. If the URL is entered without a trailing ‘/’ it throws an exception, and oh yes when you enter your credentials for the WebService to use make sure nobody is looking ...
I just got an email about a new Managed DirectX website that went up. The site is “The Z Buffer”. It has a good number of resources for anyone interested in Managed DirectX, and it looks like ZMan has gotten off on the right foot. He just posted an interview with the lead developer from Tin Soldiers: Alexander The Great, the first known retail game released using Managed DirectX. If you want to stay up on the news posted at “The Z Buffer”, you can find the RSS feed here. Enjoy, ...
I need to start posting here again. It’s been far too long. I may be moving this to the new MSN blogspace though when it completely comes online. You can check it out now if you can read Japanese, or can suffer through a translator. I went through the process and signed up for a new blog there. The RSS feed works well, which is fortunate, because I can’t seem to read anything else on the page. UPDATE: The site is available in English now ...
I (We) were so excited about coming to India.Finally we are in 'Our' India. Our excitement and expectations were rising the day I decided that this November December I am going to India. Day by day November got closer and it was time to fly. Most of my friends called me up to say 'BYE' and to wish us safe journey. Even in Singapore I caught up with two people who were only my online friends for few years now but had never seen or spoken to them over the phone. We had the chance to meet them at the ...
SharePoint Portal Server developers' home on MSDN – RSS FeedThis is a highly usefull rss feed if you are into Sharepoint products, thanx to Arpan Shah, (I am guessing of the MS Sharepoint team), for that.SharePoint Portal Server developers' home on MSDN – Main Site ...
Oke.. here is a breakdown of what my daily morning and commute looks like.6am, alarm goes, get up. Walk into living room (usually naked), turn on laptop. Get the shower going (takes a minute to warm up), laptop has awoken from hibernation (I rarely log on or off), start ipodder (or doppler, depending on stability of current build), shower, get dressed, gel, teeth, check status of podcasts.. quit ipodder if taking too long (you cant cancel individual feed downloads.. for fucks sake).. take XDA out ...
I have just launched a new web site: http://sharewareblogs.com The web site attempts to be the single source of news from the shareware world, and to bring more attention to shareware. For so long, the tech news has been dominated by slashdot and the likes, who don't like shareware all too much. Because of this shareware never got the attention it deserves. All of this will change right now. Hope to see all of you posting there. Right now members are approved automatically, so you can just sign up ...
http://www.itconversations.... to the newbies session of Bloggercon III, hosted by Rebecca Mackinnon, hosted by IT ConversationsI have only gotten halfway through it, due to being interupted by arriving at work.. *grumble* . but I found the first half of this session extremely intersting and thought-provoking.I have some comments on it so far. First off, it seemed to be that there was not much clarity about the difference between hosted blogging services, such as, for ...
I use Blogjet to update my blog, I find it a very pleasant tool to use have have registered it.I am, however, somewhat frustrated with the lack of updates of late. But then again, its author Dmitry has been ill for a while.Installed Firefox 1.0 yesterday, and installed the plugin to "Blogjet this".. very handy (You need version 0.4 for use with Firefox 1.0). I was also pleasantly suprised to see a "Blogjet This" plugin for RSS Bandit. Perfect!However.. Blogjet still suffers from the blogger.GetRecentPosts ...
It's been quite a while since I've blogged, and I decided to return to the fray today... I've been quite busy at work, and since I don't have a connection at home I can't blog from there. I found myself spending most of my time at work doing work (as it should be I suppose), and not finding lots of time to post blog entries. And that's a real pity because I have an ever growing list of blog ideas queuing up. Today I want to write about the WiX toolset. Most of my working life currently revolves around ...
A couple days ago, I posted how we finally got a RSS feed up. The problem is since we are hosted on UNIX, I couldn't put a nice blog system like .TEXT up. We are moving to a Windows based server soon, and then I can use something like that. Anyways, I still wanted a RSS file so I found a RSS generator called RSS Builder built by Wim Bokkers. The only problem I had was that RSS Builder didn't support the comments tag. Since we don't have an actual blog, I wanted to put an email address in the comment ...

If you would like to support ESS in your systems, you might need a icon. This one follows the typical RSS layout.

This one is follows the XP icons

ESS, Event Share Specification, is currently in it's 0.91 version and will be where it will stay until something major is needed for future usage. It is drafted format, it was sampled for usage inside an RSS container element. We took this approach because at the time, RSS was the most popular source of syndication, but wouldn't always be. Now that Atom is gaining popularity, I have decided to add an appedix to the specification with a sample usage of ESS inside an Atom container element. The sample ...
I’ll start this off by saying how much I like my current setup of Outlook + MSN Premium + Newsgator. Together these products have changed how I go about my day. I happen to think it’s pretty cool. Today I got thinking, though, about how much cooler it could be. Picture this: Microsoft/MSN buys Newsgator. Microsoft integrates Newsgator’s online services with MSN. That is, the now free Newsgator Online Services become part of the free MSN/Hotmail package, and the premium services ...
Been spending my free week online, just reading stuff, and now listening to podcasts.. uhm.. digital broadcasts... those.. incuded..mp3.. things.. lolQuite a few people commenting and critisising the fact its called PODcasting.. IPODder... etc.. As you dont actually need an Apple IPod to do it.. Been having a lot of problems with Sauce Reader, my current RSS reader. Until about 2 weeks I was using Sharpreader, but its been ages since an update, it lacks features, it still doesn't propery do digest ...
Now this is wow, I was waiting for this for a long time and finally there is a provider who is supporting email access using feeds and which can be read in a news aggregator. Gmail has done it again. Now one can receive Gmail email into RSS aggregators using ATOM feed.Now my Gmail account is still not updated and I cannot see this option yet, but I am excited by this news. Also looking forward to other options as shown by Nathan Weinberg on his blog. Some other related news can be found here. Tejas ...
Well, the RSS feed over at Managed World is now up. Quite an interesting journey if you ask me. The bummer about the current setup of Managed World is that all the pages are static. So, all the files are just plain, static, HTML files and the RSS feed is just a plain static XML file. I want to be using GameDev right now so I'm fine dealing with that. Plus, just because the files are static doesn't mean I have to hard code it all :). Since I *am* a programmer, I wrote a quick little Windows Forms ...
I am now using Sauce Reader as my aggregate RSS app, mostly due to a recommendation from my employer. He likes it better than RSS Bandit because he says you can update your blog from within Sauce Reader. I think that is a great idea however, I now have to figure out how to configure Sauce Reader to work with this site. It has an option for .Text enabled sites but I think the RPC path is wrong. Has anyone else managed to get Sauce Reader to work with geekswithblogs? Gerry ...
I think one of the things that RSS is missing is a GUID for each news item. I subscribe to most of the feeds on MSDN but not all of them. So, if something is posted that is Visual Studio-specific will probably get posted on the MSDN feed, the Visual Basic feed, the Visual C# feed, and the .NET Framework feed. So, I will have to mark each of these four items as read. Why not just give the news item a GUID and when that GUID is marked as read, it will be marked as read everywhere. Just my $0.02 ...

Ted Roche has written an article on the FoxPro developer center about how to create RSS feeds from FoxPro. Definitely interesting seeing the creation from another system.

Off the intravnews rss feed intraVnews 1.1 Released intraVnews 1.1 has shipped and is now available from the download page. Kudos Peter ...
While checking my referrer today, I found that I had been refferred by Terrar.com website, upon checking I noticed that is is a RSS search engine. Worth checking. The 5 minute trailing of the website , I found the following things:- 1) It is not as updated as Feedster 2) I found it as faster as feedster 3) The neat feature is, I can query for a think and then open the preview of that website on the same search page instead of opening 10 other webpages***** 4)The feature of “Results box to put ...
The Developer of Fanganfinder (which is a good tool to use too) has created a new tool called URLinfo. I should say it is a very useful tool for people who are allways into finding and exploring more things about a site, webpage and many more things about it. It is a web based tool that has many functionality's under the same page. Below is a summary of functionalities that the tool consists. One can browse through many important pages offering useful services under the same page instead of visiting ...
Thom Robbins, our D.E. here in New England has a cool app in preparation for our Mobility Day tomorrow. He has a very informative post and the install package for the app. It's a News Reader for RSS built entirely on the compact framework. I am installing it now, go check it out. Also, if you're in the area and want to learn something about mobile development, check out the mobility day link! ...
When I look at my referrers list, I am amazed at the number of people who still search for this abandoned Microsoft product and find my post on Microsoft's April Fool MSDN RSS listing. (Hint for all you searchers --- it was a joke. The program was not posted for download.) I was reminded of this today by reading Dvorak's latest column on “The Bottom 10: Worst Software Disasters.” There, proudly at #10, is Microsoft Bob version 1.0a. In case you did not know, Microsoft Bob 1.0a combined the contents ...
Patrick Points to the fantastic resources for SharePoint that are hosted on GotDotNet. What I want to know is when did this page get published? If I had known about this stuff earlier it wouldn’t have been easier to develop a tool (A Parser for STSLogs) that I already have – grrr! I perhaps need to keep a closer watch on the MSDN technical articles section in future. It would surely help if you could Subscribe to an RSS feed for a particular section in MSDN (wishful thinking J ) Hmmm looks like there ...
Back when geekswithblogs.net was my own personal blogging system :D, I used jjulian.geekswithblogs.net as my blog's home. Well when I decided to move over to .Text I lost this sub-domain functionally but have always wanted it back. Well now we do. If you are a blogger on geekswithblogs.net, you can now reference your blog with "your-blog-name.geekswithbl... and it will redirect it to "geekswithblogs.net/your-bl... Pretty cool, eh? So now all the old links that pointed to my original RSS ...
Earlier I posted about the new Reuters RSS feeds that were made available on Reuters.com recently. These are news feeds which provide news headlines by category as well as the first sentence of the story and a link to the story as it appears on the Reuters.com website. I decided to play with them myself using ASP.NET 2.0 and I thought that I would share with you the details on how to use these RSS feeds with the DataList and XmlDataSource controls. The XmlDataSource control is an outstanding new ...
CNET RSS Feed Item "Microsoft buys Lookout to boost search. The acquisition comes two weeks after the launch of a revamped MSN search. Source: http://news.com.com/Microsoft buys Lookout to boost search/2100-1032_3-5271825.... Just imagine how Powerfull Outlook would be if they provided it as a freebie companion ...
I hate to say this, but I think that the browser wars are back - and back in a big way. The reason - well, I think partly for these little thoughts and concerns that are going around my head today and yesterday. I am having more and more problems browsing around the Internet as time goes on it seems and I am getting slightly annoyed about it - so I am thinking - “I wonder what it will be like to use THIS browser here?”. I was a big Netscape user till Netscape 4. Once IE4 came out - I ...
Yesterday, the XML Coverpages pushed a story on EventML. This is the first I have heard of it, but didn't get time to read it when I first saw it, so no worries. Tonight, Kzu pops in and says, “Hey look at this”. After reading the RSS module portion of the draft, it looks a lot like ESS. Because it is so close to the ESS 0.91 specification, I don't think we will get the adoption we need to compete against this one. I still hope to promote ESS, but this looks like the fly swatter that ...
Now this is just amazing. One new blog every 5.8 seconds according to a calculation that Steve Rubel has linked to. Which means that 14896.55 blogs in one day. This is amazing. Yes PR people and advertisers should start focusing on bloggers now. 14896.55 new blogs are created everyday. Out of these 14896 new blogs I am assuming that 14000 are new bloggers. New to blogging world. They will devote nearly 2-3 days initially on their new project of blogging.This is the time to get new bloggers facinated ...
Now this is the most interesting info bit for me today. I can now track FedEx parcels by using RSS feeds. What can be more fun for a receptionist or a admin person in a office who has to track several packages on a daily basis. Now the answer is you can save heaps of your time using RSS feeds for FedEx parcels. Ben Hammersley has created a tool for tracking FedEx parcels using RSS. Damn, cannot trace anything as don't have any genuine FedEx bill nos. at this stage. Via. Geek News Central. Tejas Patel ...
That's right! Launched at TechEd Europe just hours ago. Go to the VS 2005 Express Homepage for all the details. You can also read the Express Team's Blog. You can also check out the C# RSS Reader sample application that comes with the C# Express Edition. How about an Express Edition of SQL Server 2005? You got it! Oh, and did I mention that these are available to ANYONE! No MSDN subscriptions required. Also announced at TechEd is the MSDN Product Feedback Center. Now that's cool! Wow! What an exciting ...
Tariq links me to Thimal's blog who created a script to get Gmail email in RSS feed, looks like my dream is coming true, I will be using it soon as soon as I get some time off this evening. Good work. Thimal, why does it need a web server? There is also a link to Gmail backup Script on this blog, but here it is http://ilia.ws/archives/15_... Tejas Patel ...
Tim Ewald is back to blogging with a great new article: XmlSerializer sans XSD. After recently playing with the XML Serialization attributes on classes for a project in InfoPath, this article hits perfectly to show you how to create classes based on an existing XML File. For my project in InfoPath I pretty much worked the opposite way and created a class with the attributes to be serialized down through a web service. The Invoicing sample with the InfoPath SDK gives a great example of this. I was ...
Steve Rubel linked to me a new tool called Amplify. Well I have this habbit of spending my precious 5-10 minutes after a tool and see if it interests me. Obviously this looks like a collaboration tool to me. Did not like the tool, it's bulky toolbar and the way in which 'Amps' look. Here is one example and here is another. I just see as sharing the Amps as a major problem. I have'nt registered (no wonder why) but for each and every new Amp, I have to create a new link and keep on sending that to ...
This has been a nightmare thought for me for a while now. I don't know what new might come up tomorrow, but I am worried about viruses/worms that might enter our systems through RSS feeds or news aggregators. Technical guys and security experts, is this possible? I am sure anything is possible but how, in what format and when will this start happening. Is it any better if Antivirus companies start integrating their product with News aggregators or vice versa. I for sure will look forward to much ...
A couple of days back I ran into an issue regarding the DevHawk Rss Syndicator and access rights on lists. Here is a link to that post. Since it was a requirement on a portal implementation effort I was occupied for the last couple of days to find a work around for this, coz it could be a serious issue depending on how you've setup security on your SharePoint sites. Fortunately Philip Colmer came to my rescue by pointing me out to this entry on Austin Wheats blog. Austin explains all the issues with ...

Three new RSS feeds available on the MSR site.  Subscibed!

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