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There are quite a few places which I refer to everyday to pick up some quick tips. I'll begin adding them to the link list here. Between these sources, a massive amount of data comes my way. The best tool which I've found to deal with it all is through RSS. Using this technology you can get timely updates on what and who is happening. If I find a good source of info and they have an RSS feed, I add it to my aggregator. Easy to quickly go through feed entries and whittle it down to only what interests ...
I just have to blog on this more since it is really awesome. If you have not already checked out the Videos Section on ASPALLIANCE then you should do it right away. The videos will target ASP.NET Technology including ATLAS and ATLAS Control Toolkit. There will be lots of videos in the future. Each video is few minutes long which will guide you step by step to complete a specific task. Subscribe to the RSS Feeds right now!!! Here are few links: ASPALLIANCE Website www.aspalliance.com Steven Smith ...
Well as I've come to expect after a Code Camp I am recharged and psyched about programming again. Like NJ Code Camp I, I met a lot of great people and made some new friends. I have to say that I'm a bit shocked that there was more controversy in my “Down with Datasets!” session than my session on “Living in an Out-Sourced World”. I appreciate the honest and open dialog in both sessions. I received some great challenges to my stance on using custom objects over datasets. I ...
I was recently contacted by Allan Hoffman (the "tech jobs expert" for Monster.com) about some quick thoughts and tips I had on how to have a successful technical blog (which alone is a shock to me as I wouldn't even start to think of my blog as "successful", but to each his own I suppose :)). I thought I would reprint my response here (with permission, of course). I hope you enjoy :). Obviously, these are just my opinions so you can take them with a grain of salt if you wish (at your own peril, I ...
Few days back someone made a comment “what the hell you know about VISTA” .. I didn't respond much ..but smiled... Slowly I tried to navigate and gather information about Vista if not knowledge about it.... somehow I felt Comfortable enough to write some lines about it... Here I go ... SIDE TRACK :- Few days back we had three day Session on VISTA for dev MVPS and Vinod provided some nice presentations and demos...although I being long away from DEV but still enoyed it asDI was able to ...
I have signed on as the Editor in Chief of the .NET queue at InfoQ.com. InfoQ (information queue) is a new online community that is currently un-launched (Beta is so played) InfoQ is focussed on change and innovation in enterprise software development. InfoQ is being published by C4Media, a company founded by TheServerSide.com creator and EJB Design Patterns author Floyd Marinescu, Roxanne Beverstein, and Webwork committer Alex Popescu. InfoQ is different from other sites such as The ServerSide in ...
Microsoft has, with very little fan-fare, launched another site specifically aimed at Architects called www.skyscrapr.net. The differences being it is aimed specifically at Solution, Infrastructure, Strategic & Industry Architects which to be fair aren't areas that Microsoft has covered much before. The site has afew articles, blogs and links to podcasts with a novel new feature called the 'Archipedia' is to provide plain english definitions of architectural topics such as for example 'What is ...
I am subscribed to my bank statement in FeedDemon. Everytime there is a new transaction posted to my account - I get a nice new item in FeedDemon. No, my bank doesn't offer such an RSS feed (wish they did offer an authenticated feed though, it might cut down on phishing emails too). Instead I use RSSBus which is running locally on my desktop. RSSBus comes installed with a set of Open Financial Exchange (OFX) operations, which give me information about my bank or credit card statement. So with one ...
I was tasked to build an rss reader the other day and created a Datalist to display the output. I wanted to display page numbers but then realised that the datalist doesn't have any built in functionality for paging (like the DataGrid and GridView). I was faced with the prospect of rolling my own until I realised that most of the work had already been done for me with the PagedDataSource class! This neat class gives me all of the same functionality as native paging, and was easy to setup. It includes ...
inclue! is another RSS Reader for Outlook. I’ve previously blogged about Attensa, Blogbot, and NewsGator. I haven’t tried inclue!, but it looks like it might be pretty good. Like Blogbot (and unlike Attensa and NewsGator), it’s free ...
Yesterday I talked about using RSSBus script to easily combine multiple feeds into one. The result of the script was a single RSS feed. RSSBus also has the ability to let me easily expose the data contained in this feed in other formats, such as plain text, HTML, ATOM, etc. We do this through RSBTemplates, which are nothing more than script (such as that in the post from yesterday) intermixed with non-script (like plain text, HTML, etc). As an example, I will build on yesterdays script. I'll start ...
I've been using Chris Pirillo's gada.be search service a good bit since it first game out. Its really cool. While it has more to offer than just the multi-source search, I realized that the multi-source search would be really easy to implement with RSSBus. RSSBus, after all, does give me the ability to easily mesh together and manipulate feeds. One of the service operation libraries that comes with RSSBus is called FeedOps, and one of the operations it contains is called FeedUnion. The FeedUnion ...

That's just ridiculous. 

Dimitar Vesselinov is the most prolific subscriber at share.opml.org.

According to Dimitar's blog, he tracks 8101 RSS feeds, 811 Orkut communities, 490 Tribe.net groups, 547 MySpace groups, 2605 del.icio.us bookmarks and many other sources.

Yeah.  Ok.

Well, according to the Microsoft Rep we are offically able to talk more about SharePoint 2007. So I guess the best way for me to relate what I am finding with the program that I am participating in would be to go through the general lessons that we are doing. Hands On Lab 1: This is pretty much a whats new in the SharePoint 2007. SharePoint 2007 is drastically changed from teh blocky old view that was 2003. It is cleaner and seems to be way more organized. Navigation has been cleaned up a lot since ...
I read this post from Mitch which referred to a post from Darren (another one <g>) about how he is now using Google Reader to read his RSS feeds. I love the idea of reading feeds online, it's great to be able to move from work to home to a client site and get a consistent view of all your feeds. I did try Google Reader briefly, but quickly went back to Bloglines (www.bloglines.com). I found that while Google Reader had a really slick, ajax style interface, the thing that ruined it for me was ...
The last month was pretty rich in terms of the free downloads I found available online, so, thought I needed to list some of those, and clearly got busy/late for that! however, I thought I'll also drop the list in case someone missed any. Form Scott Guthrie (AKA: ASP.NET Hero)'s Blog: Source Code for the Built-in ASP.NET 2.0 Providers! This really a BIG hit. The source code for the whole set of ASP.NET 2.0 providers downloadable for free, and also, Scoots points to 130+ pages of awasome pages walking ...
I cannot count the number of times I have searched through HTML code and turned on table borders to begin analyzing a web page. yuk! Check out this cool tool (IE Developer Tool Bar) for analyzing a Web page - any Web page you display in your IE browser. With a mouse click you can see table borders, css classes and more. It's also helpful with WSS customization (branding). Overview The Internet Explorer Developer Tool bar provides several features for exploring and understanding Web pages. These features ...
Yahoo Map Image released new maps the other day. We use them on Where's Tim when we need a static map image. Check out the new maps on the location RSS feed and Where's Tim Mobile. [Where's Tim] [EnGraph] ...
Yesterday, I knew that Microsoft has finally shiiped the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 as a final release, not just CTP. I found some interesting information about it in the related knowledge base article (KB913090), and this Info World article. That's quite encouraging in fact. If you're sort of involved in this, you must have heard of the new amazing features of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Not only SQL CLR and new ranking functions, the new XML and MAX data types (like NVARCHAR(MAX)), integration ...
Awesome Tool! Highly recommend it ... http://rsspopper.blogspot.com/2004/10/home.html - this one allows adding RSS blog feeds to outlook so that you don't need an external aggregator... sweet!!
This has been a good week for healthcare in the media. First, Yahoo! launched Expert Blogs on Yahoo! Health, and now this: MINNEAPOLIS - Newspaper and magazine health coverage will be reviewed online at a new Web site beginning Monday. Access to the site and its findings, http://www.HealthNewsReview... is free and open to consumers. It was created by University of Minnesota journalism professor Gary Schwitzer, who fashioned the site after similar efforts in Australia and Canada. "For consumers, ...
Well I just received some info that the Beta version of Academic search for Windows Live is now available, and I thought it would be useful to any students, lecturers or academics to know about. Google have their verison and now Microsoft have theirs too! It's another useful source of information but it's only in beta version. It's worth anyone interested in it having a look and giving feedback on it as feedback shapes the way these softwares work. The Windows Live Academic Search beta is designed ...
Register at: http://www.tspug.com/ Tonight, CorasWorks will be showing off some great components for SharePoint. If you've used out-of-box SharePoint at all, you probably found some gaps in what it's capable of. CorasWorks fills in those gaps to help you construct some great, useful, navigable apps. I'll also be describing some RSS tricks I've recently used for SharePoint development, and we'll have the usual fireside chat to begin, including a review of the recent SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts ...
From Download Squad Lazybase is a web-based database app that fits the "simplest thing that could possibly work" paradigm. It's not flashy (or even AJAXy), but it's clean, easy to use, and it just works. It's a registrationless service, so to create a new database you just give it a name and enter your e-mail address. When you create a database you're given two URLs, one that lets people edit the database and another that's just for viewing. Though simple, Lazybase has a few nice advanced features ...

I find myself changing RSS feed readers regularly.  Not a problem except when you save off items for later. 

Rather than bother everyone that reads GeeksWithBlogs with all the snippets I find interesting, I am going to start posting more items but not to the main feed.  Mostly this is for my own long term access.  But, if you are interested you should be able to see all the little useless things I find interesting on the web by subscribing directly to my blog.

Well Mobile Monday has been and gone... I did sit on the panel and we did discuss Mobile Web 2.0. In the second part of this Mobile Web 2.0 discussion I'm going to just make a few points that I think got lost in the discussions on the panel and give a bit of reasoning behind them. As I said before I believe in mobi-web 2.0 which is new innovative mobile solutions that break through the boundaries of the mobile issues such as multiple operating systems, multiple devices, languages etc. I also have ...
Just been looking through my rss feeds and I HAD to let everyone know about Miki! The new mobile wiki solution from SocialText. Why... because I was only talking to some people on Monday evening about mobile wiki's not yet really being here. I think that is one step closer to web 2.0 hitting the mobile! What do you say Mobile Monday people! Ross and I chatted quite a bit last time he was in London at wiki wednesday about this and it looks like he finally managed to get a workable solution so I have ...
After reading how FrontRow is a crap I ended up playing with Windows XP Media Center Edition only to learn that is crappy too. Namely, per official Microsoft Extender FAQ the whole MediaCenter - Extender architecture is as good as its extenders and extenders are closed source. So I do get decent experience on a PC, but in the living room Xbox extender is pretty much useless for anything but playing mp3. The reason for that is that Microsoft do not support any codecs but Microsoft's and there is no ...
NewsGator has released a new version of their product that allows you to read RSS from within Outlook. Called NewsGator InBox, Nick made an announcement in his blog. I am curious to see how this product fares and evolves now that Outlook 2007 will natively support RSS feeds. Given that so far the implementation has been pretty bare bones, I have a feeling there will still be plenty of room for products like this. It is interesting to see that these types of services and applications live for a short ...
Gritwire rocks. This is just top of the line presentation AND its very fast as well! I just wonder how fast their release cycle is. I'm currently a bloglines user and I'm tired of no responsiveness and the apparent lack of desire to add any new features (even though they have a great existing feature set, thats no reason not to improve). Gritwire: here is my feedback: 1. I want the ability to mark a feed as read automatically after clicking on it (instead of having to click on "Mark as Read" every ...
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.
Verify your User Agent string detection detects Internet Explorer 7 per the procedure outlined on the Internet Explorer blog. Check your website for the use of CSS hacks that may have been turned off in Internet Explorer 7 per the procedure outlined on the Internet Explorer blog. Verify that transparent images on your website are rendered correctly?alpha transparency PNG is now supported in Internet Explorer 7. Verify that your website hasn't been adversely affected by IE7 Security changes: a. SSL ...
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.

Expected launch dates Product Date expected Current status Comment Windows Server 2003 R2 Feb 2006 RTM Includes Active Directory Federation Services and UNIX password synchronisation, improved replication technology, .NET 2.0 and new tools for distributed storage configuration. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Mar 2006 Beta 3 The server component of Visual Studio Team System. BizTalk 2004 Server 2006 Q1 2006 Beta 2 Support for SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. New management console. Internet ...

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 ...