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So the other day I was adding a “news page” to one of my projects and thought it was a great chance to play with consuming some other RSS feeds that had related information to what I was working on. So I started looking round and found the RSS Toolkit that had an RSS Data Source control that is perfect for consuming RSS feeds – the toolkit actually does much more, you should have a read on Dmitry’s blog (he wrote the toolkit and in on the ASP.net team) download the toolkit here. I have also used ...
Somewhere along the line, AZGroups removed the "Blog Roller" from their site. I liked it, because it was one go-to place to get my morning 'news' .. headlines from a lot of folks, similar to what you have at asp.net. I like Squeet and will continue to use it but there's just something about going to one central place. So my goal was to build a Blog Roll for my site. I ratted around and found a blog entry from Dmitryr, talking about the release of his RssToolkit on CodePlex, and it looked like just ...
Note: If you don't care about RSS in your sites, or seeing it just fine to handle it as any other XML format. You don't have to continue reading!However, if you are interested in open source projects. Watch out for this one!! I think long earlier I mentioned the RSS Toolkit made by Dimtry, a cool Microsoft ASP.NET team member to encapsulate all the XML work needed for aggregiating or authoring RSS feeds, giving you straight forward APIs that just make your life easier. I've tried the toolkit personally ...
Now that I have made the switch to Windows Vista full time I have had to re-think my RSS reader. I originally switched to RSS Bandit after being a long time FeedDemon user one day when FeedDemon pushed me over the edge with its activation. I work as a consultant and systems engineer and I love to beta test software and generally experiment. As such, I rebuild my laptop often. One to many times as far as FeedDemon was concerned. The first time it happened their support team was quick to clean it up. ...
This series of posts will combine into one complete article. My goal is to provide a solid starting point for users wanting to learn SubSonic. The easiest way to follow along is to either subscribe to this blog's RSS feed or this article's specific RSS feed. When the series of posts is finished, I will take all the posts and changes based on reader comments and combine them into one article, hopefully turning the effort into a combined work of the Geeks With Blogs community. The article will also ...
And lot's of them including: ascii generators, color generators, css generators, domain name generators, email generators, favicon generators, flash generators, form generators, fun & humor, graphics & image generators, htaccess generators, metatag generators, misc generators, password generators, pdf generators, php & MySQL generators, popup generators, robots.txt generators, rss generators, sitemap generators, text generators, tooltip generators, weblog generators, and xml generators. ...
Update: I changed the feed to default to partial length, only the first 1000 characters of the article body. To change it to get the full body, add another querystring parameter named full with value true, ie: http://www.textbox1.com/exa... Output any newsgroup as an RSS feed in a half dozen lines of code. Thats pretty impressive, really. How? With RSSBus and a little script that calls RSSBus NntpOps. Here's ...
I've been giving Google Reader a spin and I'm finding it very easy to get used to reading my RSS feeds through it. They've done an excellent job with the UI, as usual.But then I needed to find an old blog entry from Oren Eini's blog (a book recommendation for a fantasy trilogy of all things) and I've discovered that Google Reader is missing something very important. Something that Google is almost synonymous with - a search box.What and odd surprise - there is no search feature (that I could find) ...
According to the RSS specification, the pubDate element (when the item was published) must be formatted like this : Mon, 28 May 1979 19:45:32 GMT I've posted an article with C# / VB.NET functions that will accept a DateTime object and return a string properly formatted to meet the pubDate specification. Technorati tags: RSS, pubDate, Code, .NET ...
As it turns out, a lot of the operations provided by RSSBus work great as lists using Microsoft's Simple List Extensions (see previous post if you aren't familiar with SLE). As an example, consider the yahooStockQuotes operation. If you only wanted to be able to track the latest quote of your favorite stock(s), a list would work perfectly. No need to store historical items about previous quotes in your feed reader. If your reader is smart enough to analyze historical data and give you charts and ...
One of the changes in beta 3 of RSSBus is that by default all feeds produced use Microsoft's Simple List Extensions. For anyone who's not familiar with SLE, the cool thing about it is that it can tell the feed reader to treat an RSS feed as a LIST rather than a regular feed. One effect of this in your feed reader is that when you subscribe to a LIST, the reader knows that it shouldn't accumulate all of the items in the RSS feed forever. Instead, it will only maintain whatever is provided in the current ...
The new beta 3 of RSSBus was announced last week: "We have spent the past couple of months hardening the RSSBus Engine and preparing it for production. You will notice significant performance improvements, better error handling, better integration with ASP.NET, and a better security infrastructure." Read the full announcement. Technorati : feeds, rss, rssbus ...
Bob Walsh over at My Micro-ISV invited me to make a guest post about RSSBus and how you can use it to generate RSS feeds without having to write any code. Check it out! Technorati : feeds, rss, rssbus ...
Consuming RSS Feed is easy with RSS Toolkit Consuming RSS Feed is easy with RSS Toolkit The RSS toolkit includes support for consuming as well as publishing RSS feeds in ASP.NET applications.To know more about RSS Toolkit and downloading the component click here ...
I'm just "touching base" with my blog, which basically means if you convert the management speak crap to normal, that I have nothing in particular to say of interest to the world in general. What I will say is that I'm happily on Firefox 2 now. It seems to boot a lot faster in windows, and I like the subtle changes to the UI (improved tabs etc). I also think that the improved RSS support is pretty cool, those Live Bookmarks are damn useful! I'm just waiting for the next release of Ubuntu (6.10) to ...
[Warning: stream of consiousness] Next month I am going to be speaking to students at my alma mater, Baker University. There are a lot of things that I want to pass on to these young people, but I am not sure what to say. I have learned so very much since I graduated from university five years ago, and I have taken such a different path than most that I am afraid that what I want to convey won't be heard. I am not afraid that I won't be heard really, there will be a few awakened minds there that ...
Joab Jackson published an article in National Geographic that give a very basic introduction of GeoRSS and a couple examples of it's use. One of the examples was Where's Tim!! GeoRSS is a way to add geographic information to an RSS feed. Most generically, it is used to add a latitude / longitude point to an item. To add GeoRSS to your existing feed, add the namespace to your rss element like this: rss version="2.0" xmlns:georss="http://www.ge... xmlns:gml="http://www.openg... ...
Just got to mention Google Reader. This is the panacea of RSS readers that I've been looking for. I've previously used RSS Bandit which I thought was excellent, but even though you could do some synchronisation with it's files, it wasn't very portable. Google reader lets you upload your OPML file with your feeds to it, and it just does a generally excellent job of presenting them to you, and giving you a huge pile of keyboard shortcuts for working through them. I recommend that you all give it a ...
The Major Components of the ASP.NET 2.0 WebPart Framework Before diving into a sample WebPart-driven Web site, you must first understand the major reusable controls built into the .NET framework, which you will use to set up the site: WebPart: A WebPart is a reusable widget on a Web page. The user can choose to add a WebPart on his page, customize the WebPart per his needs, or even define communication between various WebParts. An ASP.NET 2.0 WebPart inherits from the System.Web.UI.WebControls.W... ...
I've previously blogged about inclue!, Attensa, Blogbot, and NewsGator. I've just stumbled upon two others, intraVnews ($), and RSS Popper (Free). Rss Popper even works with Outlook Express. intraVnews looks pretty powerful, and even supports posting to your blog from Outlook. RSS Popper seems somewhat basic (but really, how much flexibility do you need?) Anyway, worth a look. So far, I still prefer NewsGator, even over the built-in reader in Outlook 2007 (which still seems a little quirky). Eventually, ...
Well I was a bit surprised about this update especially since I didn't read about it on any of the blogs in my RSS Feedreader. Apparently Microsoft released yesterday (10th October 2006) a Security Update for System.Web.dll. Apparently there is a cross-site scripting vulnerability (categorized as moderate risk) that allows malicious users to compromise a computer running ASP.NET 2.0 and in doing so steal confidential data. Versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the .NET Framework are not affected. I guess that ...
In Addition to the links that I posted previouslyhttp://geekswithb... Here are some more useful links Source: http://www.sharepointblogs.... Free SharePoint Web Parts (3rd Party) ActiveX Scripting Web Part (Simon Mourier) AD Management Web Part (Fabian) Alert Manager, Subweb Viewer Web Parts (Mart Muller) Avail Lists & Libraries (Sig Weber) Blogparts (Steen Molberg) Breadcrumb Site Navigation Web Part ...
Well I thought i would have a look at another new mobile offering tonight. And it looks like this time it's some software from the Irish company Nubiq which is a spin off company from Telecommunications Systems Software Group (TSSG). Last month they launched their first product Zindoo. ”Zinadoo is targeted at the average individual/organisation and doesn't require any programming skills. There are also many text based services around the site which users can customise to meet their needs and ...

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Mash-it-up with ASP.NET AJAX Contest winners art work,

Easy RSS Search.
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The Amazon Wishlist widget that I created last week is now at Widgetbox, a widget directory. Their site is quite nice. It allows users to browse widgets and use them in their webpages. For developers, Widgetbox provides a nice interface for submitting your own widget. When I put AmzWish on Widgetbox I exposed some querystring parameters for it: wishlistid - An Amazon assigned Id for a particular wishlist to use (required). maxitems - The number of items to display in the widget (optional, defaults ...
I was looking at Sami's Where's Tim, and noticed he was at the Stockholm airport. Now, I don't know this for a fact, but I think he gets GPS data when he is actually on the plane. I've seen speeds upto 325 kph in his location RSS feed. That's over 200 mph. I'm going to keep my eye on him today. He was in Paris a couple weeks ago. It was right around the time that I added flickr support. It was so cool to see the satellite images of where he was and pictures that other people had taken of where he ...
RSSBus is good for more than just generating RSS feeds or helping you easily create an API for your data or services. Its also useful in easily outputting other formats as well, such as KML (an XML format for Google Earth). For example, recently Tim posted an example of using XmlTextWriter to generate KML. For most of ius, its not rocket science, but compare his code and the ease of writing it with how it can be done with RSSBus. With RSSBus you can just literally write the XML and plug-in the values ...
I'm listening to Somewhere Out There by Our Lady Peace from the album Gravity I have really started to take advantage of the unread mail view\filter available in Outlook 2007 (and Outlook 2003) to get a better handle on mail coming in. This view will show all of my mail and RSS items that have the unread flag turned on. At first it took some getting used to as some of the RSS feeds that come with Outlook 2007 by default have a lot of postings (MSNBC News for example) as well as all of the MOM alert ...
On recommendation from Jeff, I'm trying out NewsGator. After 12 hours of use, this is what I think: Love the mobile app. The interface is pretty and smart. It marks my items read on the server side, so I don't read posts twice. It also allows me to "clip" a feed, so that I can look at it later from the computer. The app is a bit buggy though and often just exits. The NewsGator Online is ok. Nothing special except that I can see how many people subscribe to a particular feed. It's a little slow, but ...
So over the past couple of weeks I've been averaging about 5 hours of sleep a night...just busy with life I guess. So last night I crashed...was in bed by 8:30, slept right until 7ish this morning. But I still feel a bit tired...I think its because in my dream, I was pretty much living through a full day...yes, its another edition of What D'Arcy Dreamed Last Night There are three main pieces that I rememeber. The first piece involved my bike. Now, in reality I screwed up my new bike's handlebars ...
In August, the Google Reader Blog posted a list of the most commonly used extensions in feeds. Here is my list of the top 10 most useful extensions for syndication: 10. iTunes This one really shouldn't even be on this list, but I include it because it did make a big splash when it was released. It also generated a lot of frustration and anger amoung podcast producers. The iTunes namespace extension was created to allow podcast feed producers to integrate their feeds with Apple's iTunes music player. ...
Geo-Names has released a utility that will scan an RSS feed for geographical content and spit out a GeoRSS feed. So you can grab the RSS feed for this blog and convert it to GeoRSS. Since Where's Tim understands GeoRSS, you can view the geographical data of my feed in relation to my current location here. You can also use the same utility to spit out KML and view the data in Google Earth ...
Nick Bradbury, in his post Feed My Attention, says he views feeds as an "alert system" and that we should demand more feeds from the services we use. Nick is trying to make the point that feeds are for more than just blog reading, but he fails to make this point fully because he is restricting his ideas to typical feed reading applications like his own FeedDemon. Not only are feeds for more than just blog reading, but they're for more than just the simple "retrieve and display" feed readers of today ...
So its now official. If you haven't heard already, the guy with the Steve Ballmer shrine has bought an IMac. I really like it...well, until I tried to mix Windows with Apple. But before I get into that, here are my first few thoughts: The Good The mouse is awesome. Many people mistakenly think that its a one button mouse. Not true...sorta. It is a one button mouse, but its sensitive to how many fingers are on it. So if you lift the finger normally used to click on the left mosue button, it simulates ...
Chandu Thota, a Microsoft MapPoint developer has a service called FeedMap. A lot of people have FeedMap badges on their blog that shows the blogs around their location. The one thing missing from this service is GeoRSS tags, so I took a look at his API and created an RSS feed with GeoRSS extensions. My service is driven by query strings. You can pass in a place, or a lat and a lon, and also an optional count like this: http://timhibbard.com/where... or this ...
GeoRSS is an extension of RSS that allows for geographic information to be associated with a blog post, an event, a gps location, a photograph or any other information where geographic information would help better describe the item. Several websites are recognizing the value of GeoRSS and are adding these extensions to their feeds. Most recently, Wordpress is using GeoRSS to add maps to their posts. One of the things that Jeff and I talked about on our roadtrip is adding GeoRSS tags to ESS. ESS, ...
Niall Kennedy wants to talk about data that can be delivered over syndication standards like RSS and Atom. His point is that feeds are not just for blogs. Niall points out a few examples of "data feeds" offered by Gmail, Netflix, and the US Geological Survey. I use the Netflix New Releases feed (although they offer many feeds, this is the only one I have subscribed to) in my own feedreader. The problem with the Netflix feeds is the same as the problem with other feeds that I've mentioned recently: ...
This is pretty cool. If you have some e-mail subscriptions that you'd rather view through RSS, NewsGator allows you to do that. Basically, you set up an e-mail address through NewsGator, and it publishes e-mail sent to that address as an RSS feed. Then you just change your subscription to use this new e-mail address. You can keep the feed private or make it public if you'd like to share it with others or make it available to an RSS reader outside of NewsGator. Gotta be a NewsGator subscriber to get ...
Today, John and I will interview Joe Olsen of the Heartland Developer Conference to kick off the PodcastStudio.net Road Trip. Joe has been organizing the HDC for a few years now and the event is awesome! Last year, John and I traveled to Iowa to attend and record from the event and it was my favorite event of last year. I am very excited about the HDC06 event in Nebraska and if you are considering attending, think fast, they are almost sold out. We will release this show via the PodcastStudio.net ...
Tomorrow morning at 11 am, Joseph, Dru, Tim, and I will be leaving Kansas City to head to the South Carolina Code Camp. Why is John not going? He is, but he is speaking in Birmingham for INETA and will be driving to Nashville to meet us around midnight. The trip is estimated at 16 hours and since we have 5 drivers, we are going all the way through. Tim and I have been working franticly to get Where's Tim and PodcastStudio.net ready for the road trip podcasts. Tim has been adding Podcasts and Photos ...
I was approached by a recruitment agent who was trying to recruit for BT... she was doing a good job but unfortunately for her BT let her down with their interview process and their pre interview web 2.0 questionnaire. The questions were poor to say the least and showed a real lack of understanding of Web 2.0. It does make me worry about their future performance as a company as they don't seem to be able to keep up with current web technologies. Here are the questions for you to look over, feel free ...
In a recent post, I commented how it would be awesome if there was an API for the United States Congress. I spoke to Lisa Coligan, National Director at Project Vote Smart, and asked her if they had any plans for an open API. Somewhat surprisingly, her answer was yes! Lisa says that vote-smart.org does "not currently have API but we're planning to in the future. We won't have it in time for 2006 elections but we hope to have it up and in place well before the 2008 elections." Now that would be really ...
OK I will probably get lynched for even considering to write this particular post and I am not trying to cause controversy at all, however I have been looking around at some of the recent blog conversations that have been popping up on the various blog sites such as here and here. And we had a discussion at BarCamp London on the same subject. The thing is we can talk about why women aren't going to these events amongst the bloggers but to be honest I see the bloggers at the events, they actually ...

For some reason I am never sattisfied with an RSS Reader.

Correction I took a good liking to FeedDemon, but then who wants to pay for an RSS Reader.

Very frustrated with RSS Bandit, today I found this link.

http://allrss.com/rssreaderswindows.html

Its a  big list of Rss Readers. Hopefully one should sattisfy my needs, hopefully.

Cross-posted from tariqayad.com

Dion Hinchcliffe, who blogs about "Enterprise Web 2.0", described a set of 8 interesting and promising mashup tools. Included amoung them is RSSBus. Maybe the US Senate and House will take advantage of one of these (yeah, right, like they would do something for the people). Technorati : atom, mashup, rss, rssbus ...
Bloglines is arguably one of the best feed aggregators available. Good reputation. Upcoming new beta (where's my invite?). Excellent speed and reliability. But jeez...how many times do I have to comment on how odd it is that such an application has no RSS feed? So I noticed today that they DO have an RSS feed now - in fact they have several. Even better - they've started using the link tag in their webpages to tell browsers about their feeds. Woohoo! Somebody gets an A in catch-up-to-the-rest-of-us ...
The GoogleToSalesforce and SalesforceToGoogle RSSBus scripts can now be downloaded from the RSSBus blog. Note that Salesforce.com limits access to their API to Enterprise Edition or Unlimited Edition customers only. Yes, you can access it with a Developer Edition account as well, but of course with that you can only have a small number of users and a small amount of storage. Technorati : atom, google calendar, rss, rssbus, salesforce.com ...
It looks like Mark Russinovich has started settling in to Microsoft as he has now started blogging at:Mark Russinovich's technical blog covering topics such as Windows troubleshooting, technologies and security.The RSS feed is http://blogs.technet.com/ma... I must confess that the level of detail sometimes leaves me floundering so I jump to the end to find out the answer, but what is really fantastic is that he does take the time to patiently explain how he managed to solve the ...
I published yesterday a new version of my PhotoAlbum. This is the web application (running on ASP.NET 2,0) in which I experiment technologies which I find interesting in the moment. It's also my journal andmy pictures' gallery. During the holidays, I used this platform to post pictures and blog entries daily from Malaysia/Singapore, using two custom control I had developed for the occasion: RealSimpleBlog and Thumbnails. RealSimpleBlog is a control which is able to read XML files in a directory, ...
Who is it? Who is starving for an API or a set of dynamic feeds? Why, the United States Congress, of course! Think about it...do you know what your state senators did last summer? Or your house representative? You might know their positions on the big issues - but what about the ones that don't get big attention in the press? Are they just a pawn voting down the party lines? Are they hiding something? Are they acting contrary to how they campaigned? Are they ignoring the opinions of their constituents ...