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JetBrains has done it again! Being an avid user of Resharper, I was immediately interested when Brian told me about Omea Reader. Omea has a Free Version and a Pro version that costs $49. I am not sure what the pro version has that the free version does not, because the free version seems to have everything. It is very reminiscent of Outlook 2003. It allows you to search all your RSS feeds as well as navigate and search your web browser favorites. It also supports news feeds and contacts. Check it ...
Chris Williams has posted a couple of rants about GeeksWithBlogs bloggers who post way too many items per day to the main page. See ok seriously and Shades of Chris J Breisch. I agree that this is a problem. But I don't think the solution is a social fix asking bloggers to stop posting everything to the main page. If its possible than someone, or multiple people, will continue to do it. It may just be an educational thing that the users, especially new ones, do not know about this feature. But as ...
Update 8/11/2009: This post has moved and a new better version of the regex is there: http://flanders.co.nz/2009/... I have been looking for a good first layer of validating an url to see if it is valid. For checking the format of the url it seems to me to be the most logical approach to use regular expressions. Up until now I always discarded them as being to “geeky”, meaning i don't consider it my life's biggest goal to be typing (/?[]\w) all day long (so ...

Once I installed the new version of RSS Bandit, I had my blog repost everything. I have been trying to recreate this problem for some time. RSS Bandit seems to be calling 'www.geekswithblogs.net' and then later 'geekswithblogs.net'. This www and no www problem is becoming a major problem with GWB (images get messed up). So, I am on it now finding a solution to this problem.

This blog will be used by the leaders of the Microsoft technology focused user groups in Toronto and the surrounding areas. It will mainly be used for meeting announcements so that interested attendees can come to one site or subscribe to one RSS feed to find out what topics are being presented and determine which meetings they want to attend. It will also be used to post general information of interest to the developer community such as code camps or live MSDN events.
I haven't been posting much lately because I got pretty busy over the past few months and it looks like it isn't going to change quickly either. I got added to the new zealand .NET user group with this blog. and would like to thank nic wise for adding me. his blog can be found @ http://www.fastchicken.co.n... I decided together with 2 other guys to start writing a book about quick and simple programming using .NET 2 technology. And what better way is there than to write a fully working application ...
A new version of RSS Bandit has just been released! Don't let the download page on their site fool you, they haven't updated it yet. The UI has a new look with new icons, the disappearing toolbar issue has been resolved, quick icons in articles for “read” and “follow-up”, and I'm sure many other additions. Honestly, I'm happy with just the new icons and fixing my toolbars. That horrible smiley face icon on my desktop annoyed me slightly. :-) Grab v 1.3.0.38 here or wait until ...
<rant> I am not a guy who regularly checks if there any changes to specs, infact I cant remember the RSS spec at this very moment, so the content of this post could be 90% BS, 10% my the things I want. To state the obvious there are a lot of interesting blogs out there. And some of them (really good ones at that) might not be in English. Take Micheal Greth for example. He really blogs some awesome stuff or so I am told. But subscribing to his RSS feed really gives me nothing. What I would really ...
I'm using the RSS Feeder .NET (http://rssfeederdotnet.sou... to post this entry. I'm working on our new error tracking features that planned to be incorporated in our client application, so that we can know whether our customers are happy or not using our application. Its similar like Windows Error Reporting Services or Office Error reporting. Event this RSS Feeder also incorporated with error reporting to send each exception to their tracking system at sourceforge. We're going to implement ...
Matthew Cassell, at 15 years old, is the youngest member of my user group here in Kitchener. He's also one of the most active. He's recently put together a podcast that will focus on .NET development as it relates to the academic space. High school in particular. Don't let the audience demographic fool you. Matt has some great stuff already in the can, as it were, including an interview with Java/.NET congnoscente Ted Neward and Mono project caballero César López Natarén. You can download ...
SSE or Simple Shared Extensions extends RSS flows to being bi-directional. (Not to be confused with Scottish and Southern Energy) What this means is you will be able to share your data with anyone no matter the device or OS easily. Massive potiential. Is this an alternative to Web Services? Well not really as web service and SSE are actually going to be in different leagues and don't entirely overlap, for example SSE is not design to have authentication, whilst Web Services with WS-Security is going ...
IBM have followed Microsoft's lead and created a section dedicated to Architecture on their DeveloperWorks site which can be found here. The resources has a lot of content already but it all seems to be around the architectural subjects that IBM want to push such as SOA and model driven development, instead of a broader range of content aimed at all the disciplines that Architecture covers but I'm sure this will grow with time. Anyway, if you are an Architect it is certainly worth signing up to the ...
Welcome to my tech blog! I'm going to be retiring my spaces blog shortly (which was the plan all along). I'm going to be creating my own personal site (www.chaoticgood.ca) in the near future when I get more time (aiming for 2007 currently), but for now I wanted to have a tech-only type site that I could post on things that are work friendly. So here you won't find commentary on my views of society, abortion, religion, politics, etc....just Microsoft goodness and any geeky stuff that I come accross. ...

LMAO when stumbling across an RSS aggregator called RSS Bandit.

Actually, it's very good... and the app aint bad either ;-)

The RSS feed for Where's Tim wasn't working quite right. It's back now.

http://www.timhibbard.com/wherestim.xml

Also, if you need a quick and dirty Windows application to create RSS feeds, check out RSS Builder. It is an open source program and he is looking for developers to help him out.

Clemens posts Visual Studio Overload And The Specialization Gamble and Taulty posts .NET 2.0: How far it's come as somewhat of a response. As a solutions architect, I can't even begin to explain how overwhelming it is at times trying to wrap my mind around the different technologies coming down the pipeline even though they are all .NET-based. Today it's LINQ, tomorrow its Workflow, next week it's Avalon and in 3 months its C# 3.0. Good thing we have blogs, syndication, RSS and ATOM ...
Found this via Dare. In this post, Sean from the IE RSS team writes: Our years of experience in with HTML in Internet Explorer have taught us the long-term pain that results from being too liberal with what you accept from others. Hence, we’ve adopted the following overriding principle for IE 7 and RSS platform in Windows Vista: We will only support feeds that are well-formed XML. This principle allows us to build a more predictable feed parser. As a platform, it's important that applications ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...