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Well, like I said yesterday, I was pretty nervous for my interview with Good Morning Kansas on ABC 49 in Topeka. Kyle was nice enough to go along and we got there around 5:45 AM. Heidi greeted us at the door and said that she had been watching on Where's Tim and already knew I was here!! We went over some basic stuff about the site and she explained that I would be going into the studio around 6:00 and get familiar with the set and the anchors. We went in the studio and she introduced me to Blake ...
I think I've got bloggers block. Every time I think I'll blog about something useful, I always find someone who's been there, blogged about, bought the T-short etc :) The one thing I have been doing a lot of recently is using IE7. Its a big improvement over IE6, with lots of very useful new features......buttttt.... most of them are just plain stolen from FireFox!! You've got your RSS feeds built in, tabbed browsing, little mini-search thing in the top right, ooh and a developer toolbar featuring ...
OK well I got into the beginnings of a discussion with Daniel Appelquist this evening about how we go about defining the Mobile Web 2.0 movement. The first question that came up was do you mean mobile-web 2.0 or mobile web-2.0? So to define... I think there are 2 parts to this discussion, firstly web 2.0 in relation to mobile devices (mobile-web 2.0)i.e. the extensions of web 2.0 applications to mobile devices, and secondly the mobile version of web 2.0 (mobile web-2.0) i.e. the recent distinct steps ...

I was making a simple rss reader and for some feeds, I was always getting this error “' ', hexadecimal value 0x1F, is an invalid character. Line 1, position 1.”

finally, I found that, well-formed xml does not allow '0x1F'. The range of well-formed xml is

Char ::= #x9 | #xA | #xD | [#x20-#xD7FF] | [#xE000-#xFFFD] |
[#x10000-#x10FFFF]

in my case, it was caused for allowing 'gzip' in the request header.

So Microsoft have purchased Onfolio (still sounds a litte rude to me..) and are giving it away for free!- click here. Onfolio is an add-in for the Windows Live Toolbar that helps you collect and organize online content, read RSS news feeds, and share content in emails, blogs and documents. With Onfolio, you get all of these tools built into your browser for simplicity. Whether you are planning a trip, looking for a job, investigating a major purchase, or simply looking for a better way to keep up ...
I have recently have the urge to post maily about personal things. I feel that geekswithblogs.net is not the place for these kind of posts. I share Jeff and John’s wish to make this site becomes an ever increasing valuable resource to the IT community. Purely personal posts may detract from that goal. So therefore, I will from now on only be using my Geekswithblogs blog to post on technical matters, which is mostly IT Professional / Sysadmin related. My personal posting can be found on the ...
I love the built-in RSS features of Outlook 12. However, the specifics seem a little blurry. Perhaps I am not looking in the right place. Perhaps it is just a technical beta! I can import an OPML file; but beyond that I don't see much or any customization. How often feeds are checked, how many to keep, etc. Hopefully more features, customization, etc. will be added as we move through the beta process. I would like to see: The ability to control some things globally via a RSS tab in TOOLS > OPTIONS ...
Last weeks, we added the most requested feature - multiple page support. This week, along with a lot of new flakes, we are going to add OPML import/export feature for rss reader.
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So with the help of a buddy of mine living in the US (thanks Jer!), I've started working with the new OfficeLive Beta from Microsoft. My trial has more behind it than just interest in the technology. I've been involved with technology in my church for a few years now, and setting up networks, buying software, setting up software...for people in volunteer positions to put in the time required to properly secure, setup, and maintain a Sharepoint deployment or even a website, it can really become overwhelming. ...
So Apple released Intel based MacMini with their stinky old remote. At $799 Core Duo version is competative with lower end Pentium D boxes starting at $700+, alas Gateways and such offer more raw power and disk space (2.8GHz, 2x1MB L2, 800 MHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB HD vs. 1.66GHz, 2x1MB L2, 667MHz, 512 MB RAM, 80GB HD), but lack extras like 1G ethernet, bluetooth and built in wireless. Oh did I forgot remote? Anyhow, looks like for the first time ever Apple appears if not cheap, but at least as a good ...
Colin and Richard have both recently commented on email, so here’s my 2p The problem with email is that it equates to an electronic pile of paper, cluttered, un-ordered, random and messy. It’s easy to miss something key, even nowadays spam uses the importance flag. The advantage with RSS isn’t so much the technology but how it is applied, with an RSS feed it is categorised by you in your aggregator from the very beginning. Yes it is possible to create a rule that places emails into ...
I've got to admit that I am one of life's individuals who considers email to be something of a pain in the backside. Okay, it's great if you want to get a message to someone quickly, it's cheaper than a second class stamp, but within the enterprise I think it can prove to be one of the biggest barriers to effective communication since the Berlin Wall. I listened with interest to Robert Scoble's comments in a recent Technet Radio piece where he is extolling the virtues of blogging within the enterprise. ...
So sometime back I got myself an Ipod Video – Special offer on Amazon (I think it still on, the 30GB one goes for 260+). So now that I’ve got it, its time to customize the Pod (thats what I am calling it). Ordered myself an Iskin – http://www.iskin.com/eVo3ga... Got Videora Ipod Converter to convert my videos to mp4 – which kind a has few gltiches, interface isnt really pristine, and sometimes refuses to convert some videos. Got an IpodLibrary which converts ...

FINALLY! I do not even have to try or think about writing one myself:

http://blogs.msdn.com/dmitryr/archive/2006/02/21/536552.aspx

This has giving me energy to finally go and do some things that I kept wanting to do for a while but was too lazy to go and write my own RSS tools.

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If you’re still looking for an RSS Reader for Outlook, this looks like a pretty good one.  $20/yr is pretty steep, though, compared to some of the competitors.

How will any of these guys compete when Outlook 2007 comes out with RSS built-in?

The MSDN Magazine website now supports RSS feeds so you can keep up to date with new articles. It's pretty straight forward, you can select the feed you require by three different category drop-downs, Technology, Column or Author. The page in question can be found here. ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] Well, my hosting renewal came up again. I've decided that it is not worth the money to pay for any hosting of this site (Managed World) since I don't leverage it at all. With that in mind, I've decided to move back to solely using GWB (http://jolson.geekswithblo... So, if you are hitting the RSS feed here on http://www.managed-world.com please change it back to http://jolson.geekswithblog... as I will be taking this site down in a month or so. Sorry for the inconvenience. ...
We added two new rss feeds for Where's Tim -The text messages people send me - More info -The "Get directions to Tim" requests - More info Eventually, we will also put this data on the site, but for now we have temp pages for the text messaging and directions. We still have the news feed, my location feed and cool people that linked here feed. We will always keep our Where's Tim rss page up to date with new rss information ...
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for syndicating (organizing) news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites, news-oriented community sites.RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the weblogging community (blogs). Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them.references:http://www.... ...
... from here. It's actually kind of cool as it allows the user to search the MSDN Blogs and forums and also the CodeZone as well as articles on MSDN. The really cool part is that you can subscribe to you query as an RSS feed! Being an Alpha it does have a few bugs, so feedback please. The feedback link is on the bottom of the right hand frame or here. ...

Emily Chang lists Where's Tim on her eHub list of cool web 2.0 applications. She sent me a text message on Where's Tim to tell me we had been listed :)

Of course, if you subscribed to the Who linked to Where's Tim RSS feed you would have already known that!!

Robert Scoble has been arguing that RSS has hit the mainstream after attending LIFT conference and asking how many people use RSS there. I have to say he lives in a slightly skewed version of the world. Unlike the rest of us he lives towards the leading edge of technologies. Although I don't agree with everything that Dave Winer says about what needs to happen with RSS to make it mainstream, I do think he has a bit more of an idea of how it will need to be implemented to be used by the mainstream ...

I really hope Outlook 12 has a nice RSS/NNTP integration story.  I use Omea Reader right now because it has provided the smoothest integration between RSS and NNTP.  I find myself in Outlook Express from time to time for NNTP though because OE is quite responsive.  Omea does a good job, it's just a bit sluggish at times.  What would be better is to see JetBrains develop an Outlook add-in (hint, hint Omea development team!).

Well we are all talking about wiki's for business but what happens when those business people aren't in their office... they need it on the move. What device do most business people have with them. That would be their mobile phone. So the question now is how do we manage to get wiki's on mobiles and get them to be mobile enabled? Once again when looking at this we get into all the same sort of issues that arise from the likes of Mobile Mondays on data accessing across different platforms and with ...
The Microsoft Windows Live team got a small number of developers, users and bloggers together to let them know about the latest and greatest developments along with a few details about their direction over the next few months. The basics of what they said were that they are looking to have a consistent interface between Messenger, Spaces, portal, search etc. This is so that people don't think they are all created by different teams etc. It will be interesting to see how they approach this. They are ...
Where's Tim now has RSS feeds! You can get feeds for: -When my location changes -Who was kind enough to link to Where's Tim -News and development changes The location feed can also be customized via query strings. For example this url: http://www.timhibbard.com/w... will create an RSS feed that will have a map embedded in it that is 500 pixels tall, 311 pixels wide and a zoom level of 9. You can also go to this page, and a form will ...
I’ve mentioned in the past that I prefer to receive my RSS feeds in my e-mail. Many disagree with me. I’ve mentioned some tools in the past designed to pump your feeds into Outlook for you, and allegedly Outlook 12 will have the same feature. However, Squeet is not e-mail client specific. It lets you subscribe to feeds and it converts them to e-mail for you. I haven’t tried it out because I’m happy with the solution I have, but it’s still something worth a look if you’re ...
I have realised that I have made something of an error in that I have failed to include Doug Brown @ DABCC.com in my list of RSS feeds, so I have taken a good look through the items that have been posted in the last month or so and posted a consolidated list here: But please take time to check out Doug's site and keep an eye on the MIAB ver 4.0 coming soon.... Web Interface 4.0 Command-line Installation and Site Management Web Interface 4.0 supports installation, uninstallation, site creation, site ...
This thing is just cool.... Best add on for IE I have seen in a long time. It should definately be in your toolkit if you develop any form of web application. You will notice that in the picture, I have tables + divs outlined. I also have the classes of various elements being shown, and I am in process of looking through the DOM. A few other really useful bits of functionality are quick access to change IE settings (such as disabling scripting) and the ability to clear cache only for the current ...
Gavin Joyce has created a great new website called DotNetKicks.com The site is geared towards Microsoft development and is very much community driven were the community decides what stories are on the site with a novel twist! Members of the community can 'Kick' an article, after recieving enough kicks the article is then promoted to the front page. Simple and clever as the most popular content will appear first. The site also has a simple search engine for finding articles and a side bar that also ...
During a current project, I needed a tool for generating PDF documents for reporting on pre-printed forms. The majority of reports in the system use this form. I wanted to find a solution that fit my needs and nothing more. Other systems do so much and very well, but for just developer needs, they are a bit much. I found a utility call Siberix PDF Library and it's counterpart Siberix Report Writer. If you need a tool for PDF generation, I highly suggest these products. At the current time, the price ...
Gavin Joyce blogs about a new site, www.DotNetKicks.com: I am pleased to announce the launch of DotNetKicks.com, a community driven news site specialising in Microsoft development technologies, the .NET framework & related tools and technologies I can't seem to find an RSS feed anywhere for the site though. Hopefully it will be up soon ...
London Girl Geek Dinners now has a website which can be found here. For all you fans of RSS (me included), the site will soon have a RSS feed. Nice one Minxy ...
My favorite RSS reader, FeedDemon, is getting an update soon. I am currently running 1.6 RC2, which is great. However, a v2 beta is rumored to being released soon with many smokin new improvements. One of the lucky first alpha testers has some reviews of the work in progress here.
It's funny really, my organisation hasn't got an official blog or gotten around to adding RSS feeds to the site (I'm sure they will do sooner or later) but plenty of people in my organisation are beavering away with their own blogs. Here is a list of the ones I've discovered so far (I'm darn sure there are more) and as it's all personal content I'm sure our corporate communications department wouldn't get upset about any of it. But as for certain political parties, World of Warcraft players and certain ...
No rest for the wicked! My first week back has meant clocking up the miles and visiting vendors and attending meetings. One of the software vendors I went to visit was Sybase at their Maidenhead office and particularly their mobility division. I would like to thank Ian Matthews and Tim Roberts for there hospitality. The day visit was a deep dive into the Afaria mobility management product. Afaria, if you have done your homework, is the pretty much the market leader in the mobility management space ...
My RSS feed picked up an article from Medical Connectivity Consulting today. The issues that this particular article raises have been felt throughout the medical industry. I found it rather ironic less than a month ago when a Microsoft employee asked me why the medical industry don't seem to be latching onto Microsoft products. The software is not been written to a high enough integrity level that the users or the developers can be confident in placing it in such a safety critical environment. The ...
Hello All (5 of you), Due to a lot of changes lately in career and association involvement, I've decided to do my blogging over on an MSN Spaces site. I know, I know - real bloggers don't use MSN. That's ok - I don't mind being whatever that makes me. I'll keep this site going for my previous posts (as long as Jeff lets me), but all new posts will be at: http://spaces.msn.com/membe... The actual RSS feed is: http://spaces.msn.com/membe... I hope to stay in touch ...
As many of you have seen, Microsoft and Mozilla have agreed to use a new icon to represent RSS feeds. If you want to use it in your posts, I have hosted it for us and it can be found at http://www.geekswithblogs.n... ...
I've long been a fan of using Exchange 2003's OMA to get my Corporate email on my SmartPhone but now Google has formally released their Mobile version of Gmail at m.gmail.com Along with this I have also signed up with Bloglines as they also manage to recognise the small form factor of the SmartPhone so this leaves it nice and simple for me to now keep up to date with my Corporate and Personal email as well as my RSS Feeds when on the go. Give them a try, I don't think you'll regret it ...
As mentioned earlier in this blog, I am building a rss program together with http://datafreakz.blogspot.com Right now we have about 100000 feeds from this feeds I had before the weekend about 5000 that failed. Now most of these feeds were valid rss although my google sidebar doesn't parse a lot of them either. Then I've noticed that lots of people never took the time to read the specifications and dump whatever they like in an rss feed.Furthermore there are a lot of people including w3c and ms that ...
The Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar provides several features for exploring and understanding Web pages. These features enable you to:-- Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a Web page.-- Locate and select specific elements on a Web page through a variety of techniques.-- Selectively disable Internet Explorer settings.-- View HTML object class names, ID's, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys.-- Outline tables, table cells, images, or selected tags.-- ...
Spot the noob blogger, sorry. I can't find anywhere within my gwb a link to subscribe to rss for feedback / comments. I really like everything else and would love to follow blogrolls in my aggregator. Any help would be great. ...
Now that Visual Studio 2005 has been released for a month, more books are starting to hit the shelves, training classes are popping up, and a lot of articles are (still) being written. Below is a roadmap I have laid out to bring experienced Visual Basic .NET programmers up to date. Visual Basic 6er's will probably be okay too. Video Tutorials There are two video series available for free from the MSDN site. One covers Visual Basic and Windows Forms, the other ASP.NET. These are very basic and will ...

Adrian Holovaty (formally of Lawrence Journal World) reports that washingtonpost.com has released RSS feeds for every vote in the U.S. Congress since 1991. Very cool.

I can't wait to see the mashups that come out of this.

Scott Kuhl has a post that talks about some of the problems associated with a blog “main page” like here at GeeksWithBlogs. There are other problems, though, when you subscribe to a main feed through an RSS reader. I subscribe to several Main Feeds, including blogs.msdn.com, weblogs.asp.net, and geekswithblogs.net. Main Feeds are nice because: You can discover brand new bloggers with interesting content to subscribe to You can find the occasional interesting post by bloggers you don't ...
Gmail atom feed allows you to display your unread email messages using any rss reader control. Its pretty sweet! Check out the link below to read your unread email. https://mail.google.com/mai... powered by IMHO ...