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OK, yesterday somebody on weblogs.asp.net or gwb pointed out PGtGM. Whoever it was I am really thankfull. Sorry for not remembering who it was. I saw the link yesterday opened it up in the browser and went home. So today I have no clue who linked to it, and a too lazy to go through the gazillion feeds looking to see who pointed it out. Again thank you for pointing that out. Anyways Thimal and I were musing today how we could get the GMail Notification into the Trillain mail notification Window. Basically ...
I came across SPSRssGen today. OK so this is another one that needs to go onto the list of SharePoint syndicators. Strangely enough it was DevHawks SPSynd that led me to this tool. I was looking to overcome a small issue, where when a user is requesting a feed for a SharePoint site, and if the user does not have rights to view a list, SharePoint throws an UnAuthorizedAccessException (which as far as I know cannot be swallowed), and this spoils the entire feed. So spent an entire day fuddling over ...
Wonderbug, I am moved. I agree with what you say. “Rape is one of the most agonizing and harrowing of experiences that a woman can go through. The most excruciating part is that often women DO NOT SAY NO, for the perpetrator may be their own boyfriend, husband, friend or relative, and they are ‘expected’ to give in to his demand and keep silent about it. And if they have been raped even after saying ‘no’, they do not report it for they fear the backlash that will follow, ...
For some unknown reason, I had been navigating the web for blogging tools that plug into Outlook, let me read and publish blogs (I try my level best to avoid going on the web and writing blogs!). So, here are the results that impressed my close friend and collegue, Deepak Gulati, tons! So with him impressed, am sure these are good :) 1) Download RSS Bandit (news/RSS aggregator written in C# and is free!) from http://www.rssbandit.org/ow... and install it. 2) Download Bloggar from http://www.bloggar.com/. ...
I'm a big fan of NewsGator for reading my RSS subscriptions in Outlook, but I don't like the way it handles NNTP. I do highly recommend NewsLook for that purpose, which has just gone Gold. I've tried several different methods for handling this one, but Simon's seems to be the best and most stable. Try it out! ...
I see many bloggers (from the ones that I read) advertising on their blogs now and some of them tell me that they make good enough money to pay for their web hosting and few don't or find it difficult. When it comes to advertising on blogs people have different opinion here of whether to have ads. on blogs or not. Mostly the people who don't have their own weblog site say that ads. on blog dillutes the relation that they share with their readers while the users who have their own websites for blogging ...
I have been reading blogs for some time now and have had the greatest of intentions in maintaining my own, only to be put on hold for other "past due" items on my to-do list. Well I finally "bit the bullet" and am up and running. Since attending the PDC in Los Angeles this past October, it has been of high importance to learn more on RSS feeds and the whole blogging idea. Pretty cool!
Reuters has released a whole slew of new RSS feeds. These RSS feeds provide the latest and greatest of news and television. Check out the following site for more information. Included RSS feeds: NEWS Top News Business News US News International News Politics Entertainment Technology Science Sports Health Oddly Enough (funny) Life and Leisure Television World News Business Entertainment Life ...

Charlie...is...da...man!

Now I just need to convince him to post a RSS feed link so I can gobble his feed with my NewsGator.

P.S. This guy has some strange dreams which makes me think he watches wayyyy to much sci-fi stuff.

OK, so recently I had to format my machine, yes it is still the HP D530 SFF, So I formatted it, and when the time came to set back up my newsreader, I was thinking that all I would have to do was import the OPML I had earlier exported. I think you can guess what I am doing right now (well not right now, but just a fewminutes before posting this). Yes I was going through 3000+ posting just ticking offthose ones that I have already read. So heres a thought to all you RSS Aggregator coders out there, ...
I went to TechGuru's blog and read a heading 'Gates Reading Channel9?!', curious I followed all the links and yes, Bill Gates is talking about benefits of blogging and RSS, his presentation even has a picture of Channel 9, I am sure he must had a glance of Channel9.com by now. Microsoft Watch quotes Gates “Gates called blogging and the RSS Web content syndication service a "very interesting phenomenon." He suggested that by using RSS as notification system, customers can "get the information ...
I upgraded to RSS Bandit 1.2.0.112 and I love it. Most of the shortcomings of the previous version are fixed and I am very impressed. It is a great new application. If you are searching for a new aggregator or that great first one, download and try it from SourceForge ...
Here’s the comment I posted to Scoble’s blog about the RSS vs. Atom debate that’s been sparked by the W3C’s invitation to the Atom developers to work toward standardization. To me, this is not a VHS vs. Beta argument but rather very much like a DVD+RW vs. DVD-RW argument. In both cases, both formats can be interpreted by about 99% of "reader" devices. Nowadays most DVD recorders can burn to both formats as well. The only difference is in the label that's on the media. A few ...
Abhishek Kant says “Why blogging is not my cup of tea!!! “. I was linked to Abhishek's Blog from Anand. Abhishek gives 10 reasons on why he think he should not be blogging and I don't agree completely with any one of those. Here are my responses:- Abhishek Says:-”1. I have to be connected to the internet for the same. - Most of the times i am without a computer leave aside internet connection.“ Not necessarily Abhishek, you don't have to continously blog for whole day, write ...
Kewl, this is kewl, trying out and reading more about OneNote Service Pack Preview is getting me more excited with all the new things I can do along with all the new things I can try. If one has installed Preview 1.1 than they can import OPML files to OneNote now, here is the tool along with the code ( I think the author's name is Joshua Allen) and the other story is a tool is being developed by Omar Shahine called RSS2OneNote. You can launch the application even through IE, put in the RSS feed, ...
He acabado una beta :P de la libreria para generar rss de acuerdo con la especificacion Rss 2.0, concretamente me he basado en la explicada en http://blogs.law.harvard.ed... , a excepcion del elemento textInput, pues no le veo utilidad ninguna. Ademas soporta la generacion directamente en System.IO.TextWriter, como pudiera ser el response.Output de una pagina o el guardado directo en disco. Ejemplo de uso:Elph.Rss.RssBuilder rss=new Elph.Rss.RssBuilder("titulo... ...
Estoy encontrando divertido todo lo relacionado con el rss, con el pretexto de montar un generador de rss en el trabajo me he adentrado un poco mas en este mundo, y realmente se ve q tiene su gracia. Estoy a medias de acabar una pequeña clase q paarsee un rss segun la especificacion de Rss 2.0 Quando la haya acabado ya la posteare por aqui. PD:este post lo he echo probando la version beta de blogjet, tiene buena pinta, aunq le falta el poder subir imagenes desde aqui al blog de .text, pero bueno, ...

An unusual use of RSS - Event log monitoring!!!

 

See here : Event Logs from RSS

Another informative article on MSDN DasBlog: Notes from Building a Distributed .NET Collaboration System , it covers the following topics:- Part 1: The Weblog PhenomenonWeblogs in the Software BusinessWeblogs as an Enterprise Communication and Collaboration ToolPart 2: Weblog Technologies and ApplicationsRSS Publishing and Aggregating Information via XMLReferrals Sparking Discussion and InteractiondasBlog: Implementing a Weblog EnginedasBlog: Requirements, Considerations, and SolutionsSummaryResources ...
Yeah, so I lured you here with promises of indiscretion. I tried out a new aggregator named Pluck and I have been using it for about a week now and I can't really sing it's praises. The problems I have encountered are: It seems to slow my entire machine down. It doesn't update me when there are new comments. There seems to be a few visual bugs. Sometimes, when I start Pluck (it runs in your browser; novel idea, eh?), it shows the feeds I am subscribed to but when I want to look at the contents of ...
Update: I have a later post on Microsoft Bob here. When I came back from a trip today, I found an interesting item in the RSS feed for MSDN Subscription Downloads: “Microsoft Bob 1.0a was posted to MSDN Subscriber Downloads on March 31, 2004.“ I found that difficult to believe, so I looked at the XML of the feed itself. <item><title>Mi... Bob 1.0a< /title><pubDate>Wed, 31 Mar 2004 16:36:35 PST< /pubDate><description... Bob 1.0a was posted ...
So far I was getting software vulnerability informatoin from SecurityFocus.com, but today I found Open Source Vulnerability Database website. “OSVDB Synopsis:OSVDB is an independent and open source database created by and for the security community. The goal of the project is to provide accurate, detailed, current, and unbiased technical information on security vulnerabilities. The project will promote greater, more open collaboration between companies and individuals, eliminate redundant works, ...
Let me complain to myself first, I was so busy with my work, with reading all the blogs and putting entries on my own blog (here), working on my University assignment, my personal studies, checking all the forums, replying email, my wife, my friends, surfing Internet and now there is one more thing added to it and it is Microsoft's Channel9 website. I have spend nearly 10 minutes on the forum so far including resitration, my first complain, why is'nt Microsoft Passport integrated with the website ...
Aaron Skonnard writes an article on MSDN Magazine April 2004 issue explaining about blogs, RSS , thought might be handy link for people who are entering late into blogging world and get themselves upto mark with the basic information. Tejas Patel ...
I had been a fan of Google News for many reasons but now I see and use Yahoo news which can be found at http://news.yahoo.com, one thing I really liked about Yahoo news was that I can reorganise it rather than sticking to their format and above all ( the best reason I will use it for) is it has the weather channel, which is important for me to know ( you would know what I mean if you are living in Melbourne ;) ) The other thing I liked was the linkage with audio and video news.Some other services ...
Now all the Pakistani Blogs have a place the can call home! Based on the popular .NET .Text blogging tool. It’s a Free and easy way to blog. http://weblogs.com.pk An Introduction to WebLogs A Weblog site contains pages comprises of the short posts submitted by the weblog authors. The posts can be of variety of types, giving the author feel of journal or a cyber diary. The weblog space provides an author a platform to publish their words, thoughts and ideas of mind. The author can publish a ...
Speaking of open source, how cool is Mozilla's Firebird? There are a few features that I (like everyone else who's used it) think are useful. Tabbed windows, Adblock (I try to block only the overwhelmingly annoying ads -- you know, the ones that take over 1/3 of the page), pop up blocking, and one other feature: open a group of favorites in tabs. This last feature doesn't make the lists too often, but I think it is great. Try this: Create a folder in the bookmark favorites bar. Put a few links in ...
OK, two days back I talked about Onfolio and then I read a commnet from some gentleman pointing towards Contentsaver and he said that it was better than Onfolio and I would have to admit, it is more better than Onflio in many ways, more features, did I say more features that I might use on a daily basis, has more or less similar features than Onfolio but has many other unique features as well.The software interface is similar to that of Outlook. I like how documents, webpages and links can be converted ...
Well first of all, let me admit this, today is the first time I have read Dan Gillmor's weblog in a bit of details and I had in my RSS feeds for nearly three months now.I just was not trying to read his weblog and thought his journal as boring for my reading requirements and I did not feel the same today. Today I went through the process of trying his journalism in Newsgator and soon I was getting into it. I read quite a few entries from him, but I concentrated on Chapter 2,3 & 4 of his new book ...
Robert Scoble writes on why RSS is better than using Web browsers, I liked the way he has explained it, it simple lay man terms and with calculations which makes it more easier for some people to understand (even the stubborn people). Would completely agree, where getting content from a website is concerned RSS really helps, it's all the same content anyway but I find it more easy to read. Now from the list of sites that I am subscribed to, the only time I visit those sites are if I want to see the ...
I got 15 free passes to the security symposium and I am holding a quiz for my INETA based user group in Karachi, The initial response has been over whelming. I am currently thinking of some tricky questions that I will mail to all people on the DNUG mailing list by Monday, and the first 10 participants with all questions right will win a place to the Microsoft Security Symposium being held at Marriott, Karachi on Wednesday the 17th. More information about the event is available here. I also mentioned ...
Now that metadata is the buzzword du-jour we have to exploit it and make it the most used word all around the globe. It all started when Cameron Reilly sparked an idea about sharing music playlists among peers in order to know who has the same taste for music. Great idea. I suggested him about using XML and defining some vocabulary for consistency in the future exchange. Now that everybody is talking about metadata and WinFS, what if we could also share info about pictures, videos, books and games ...
Well I just love making RSS and using RSS to make other things, I can't help it. Today, for my fifth example, I wrote a simple RSS to WordML transform. WordML is a very robust dialect. I can't believe how many elements actually go into producing WordML. Very interesting stuff. If you are looking for the best resource for information on XML and Office 2003, check out “XML in Office 2003 - Information Sharing With Desktop XML” by Charles Goldfarb and Priscilla Walmsley. Tons of good information ...
Tonight I used the iTextSharp libraries to transform RSS into the iTextSharp XML dialect, then transform it into PDF. This library is awesome and open source. If you haven't checked it out, I suggest you do. It is a .NET implementation of a Java library set called iText so some of the method names might bug you :D. I forgot how clean (and dirty) C# can actually be until I opened the source to make it support stream as input to the XmlParser instead of the filepath string it supports today ...
Adam Kinney has definitely been doing some cool stuff with Longhorn. I think he topped himself this time. He just realized a pre-Alpha (or Alpha?) version of his RSS Aggregator, Ocel, for Longhorn. Nice work Adam ...
One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone updates an item of an RSS feed. I understand if it is really necessary, like a fundamental problem with the sample or your information, but if it is a spelling error or something very small, LEAVE IT ALONE! Most news aggregators will announce an edited item as new. If you didn't know this or edit your items whenever, I suggest subscribing to your own feed and set the interval to 10-15 minutes. That way you can feel the pain you are inflicting on everyone ...
In recent times I have been seeing a lot of enthusiasm and awareness going on about performance. for instance Cowell Shah has an interesting article comparing performance between 9 different languages it makes an interesting read about how languages supported by .net perform comparing to each other. http compression topics are being most talked about especially after this post by scott and now GWB started giving out RSS feeds with compression on :). Sudhakar has a write up about HttpCompression on ...
Dude, I'm getting a Dell :D Actually a Dell Insprion 8600, and it's about time. Some of you may remember my run in with my backpack and laptop with the wireless card hanging off the side. Running in and out of sessions, I just put it in the wrong way and crack, no more wireless card. Since then I have went through another with the same results. This one has integrated wireless (centrino rules!) and a pretty hefty processor to boot. I ordered it originally online, but for some reason it considered ...
Yesterday I saw a link for http://kbalertz.com on http://www.asp.net; I had heard of kbalertz before but had never visited. Last night I went to the site and was very pleasantly surprised at the functionality of the site, including the total ease with which I could sign up for alerts by email on some of my favorite MS technologies like Infopath and Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS). And then, being a big RSS fan, you can imagine my glee to find out that I could sign up for a feed of new KB articles ...
After reading Scott's post on the HttpCompressionModule, I decided to check it out. The MainFeed of this site is about 65k. With the compression tool, the compressed file size is about 15k. Not bad! The compression has also been added to the individual RSS feeds as well. Let me know if you see any issues ...
Okay folks, I think I officially just crossed that line over into the magical and mystical “RSS Junkie” land. Some of you may have seen the new architecture journal put out by Microsoft EMEA Architects. Well, I downloaded the journal and read it and found it quite interesting. However, I went back to the site to find a way to stay updated and what do I find? Nothing! Absolutely nothing! How great would it be if the journal site had an RSS feed? I really don't want to keep on going back to the site ...
I've been thinking of good ways to increase inter-project communication within my organization. I work in the software architecture office and get a chance to talk to most of the software developers. A lot of them ask questions and/or have a lot of comments to make on random topics. I've been planning on setting up a couple of forums, when I get a chance, but I don't think that's going to be any time soon. I've also wanted to setup .Text for news and possibly event blogging on the architecture site. ...
I read a post mentioned by Jason Olson and thought it was pretty interesting. One thing that I've been interested in, and plan on looking at in more detail in the future, is an RSS calendaring capability. The basic functionality is already within RSS, but I want to see where RSS would need to be extended to fit more advanced capabilities. I also plan on working with XSL to transform the RSS feed into actual iCalendar events. I haven't looked into this, yet, but plan on it. The project should be pretty ...
On my site, jjulian.com, I used the MSDN RSS feed on the front page to show latest and greatest from MSDN. Well today, they are all gone, what happened? Check it out for yourself.
Looks like I will be presenting RSS and transformation techniques to the Austin .NET User Group in March. This is going to be awesome, lots of time to prepare. If your in the area in March, please come by. I am sure I will remind you when it gets closer to the event.
In the keynote for PDC ... FIRST DAY rockin! FROM ME: I feel like Dorothy and have landed in the land of OZ! Tons of people for the Bill Gates keynote with giant monitors all over the place. They started with showing us all the HALO PDC video which is a total riot. After that we got a little emotional clip about the history of Windows starting from the beginning. Bill Gates talked about this being a record PDC - more signups than any other PDC. Man, he is starting to age when you see him 20 feet ...
Jeff Julian at Geeks With Blogs set me up with this blog to use for PDC. Complete with RSS feed...
Here are the links to my republished articles on Microsoft Academic Site. ToString() or not ToString()? http://msdnaa.net/Resources... ToString() or not ToString()? That is the question. One of the many misconceptions of the .NET Framework occurs when a developer adds characters to the end of a string after the string is created and expects the same concatenation to occur in memory. In reality, it doesn't happen this way. Check Your Email With Style http://msdnaa.net/Resources... ...