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David Christiansen | December 2007 Entries
Merry Christmas from HP MediaSmart...Hidden Feature
Thanks to your friend and mine Barry Dorrans for a video on this lovely little feature inside your HP MediaSmart Video: Christmas with the HP Media Smart Server ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 19, 2007 10:45 AM

Search Engine Ask rolls out Search Privacy Tool
From BBC Technology News: Search engine Ask has launched a feature that it hopes will prove a selling point for consumers concerned about their online privacy. AskEraser allows users to immediately delete search queries stored on Ask's servers, in contrast to rivals such as Google which stores data for 18 months.How personal data is used is becoming more of an issue as people live more of their lives via search engines.Some are concerned about possible deals between search engines and ad firms. In ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:57 AM

Microsoft Patterns and Practices team release the Model View Presenter (MVP) Bundle
Some interesting news from the Patterns and Practices Team at Microsoft: From Blaine Wastell - patterns & practices client architecture guidance The patterns & practices client team just shipped the Model View Presenter (MVP) Bundle. This bundle helps you understand how to test your ASP.NET Web Forms UI. Additionally it shows how to separate the View from the UI logic and its associated model. This bundle also discusses when to use the Passive View and Supervising Controller to implement ......

Posted On Friday, December 7, 2007 10:54 PM

Mapping Alt.NET

Posted On Friday, December 7, 2007 10:11 PM

Twitter Hacked!
Today someone hacked my twitter account. It just so happened that the friends I follow were in the middle of a flurry of tweets and I was watching their babbling when I noticed the following tweet - supposedly from me: I immediately changed my password and reported this security breach to There is no customer service contact for security issues - but a contact us form with a category of bug (urm... i would say so). Send a tweets to those following me... which was promptly followed up ......

Posted On Friday, December 7, 2007 9:56 PM

OpenID session proposed for Developer Day Scotland
OK Ok, a bit late with the news but the excellent and very popular UK Developer community driven event Developer! Developer! Developer! is heading to Scotland on Saturday 10th May, 2008 for Developer Day Scotland, at the Glasgow Caledonian University. The call for speakers is open and in response I have submitted a proposal to the organisers for me to host a session on implementing OpenID into your .NET Web Applications. More over I will be demonstrating the OpenID 2.0 specifications attempts to ......

Posted On Friday, December 7, 2007 8:58 PM

Vista 'Kill Switch' removed as of SP1
As reported by BBC news Microsoft is to withdraw an anti-piracy tool from Windows Vista, which disables the operating system when invoked, following customer complaints. The so-called "kill switch" is designed to prevent users with illegal copies of Vista from using certain features. But the tool has suffered from glitches since it was introduced with many Windows users claiming that legal copies of Vista had been disabled. Microsoft says its efforts have seen a drop in piracy of its software. In ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 5, 2007 1:30 PM

Cardspace Claims in self-issued Information Cards
This list of claims is taken from the Identity Selector Interoperability Profile, and specifies a set of claim (attribute) types and the corresponding URIs defined for some commonly used personal information. The base XML namespace URI that is used by the claim types defined here is as follows: For convenience, an XML Schema for the claim types defined here can be found here. 8.5.1. First Name URI: ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 10:32 AM

New Video from CEOP - Girls, Think U Know?
The Think U Know website and campaign was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and contains information on Internet safety and safe surfing for young people. Multiple topics about online safety are covered -- including mobiles, blogging and gaming sites. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre works across the UK and maximises international links to tackle child sex abuse wherever and whenever it happens. More about what they do. I found this video ......

Posted On Monday, December 3, 2007 1:17 PM

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