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Alerts for Microsoft Knowledgebase Articles
Yesterday I saw a link for http://kbalertz.com on http://www.asp.net; I had heard of kbalertz before but had never visited. Last night I went to the site and was very pleasantly surprised at the functionality of the site, including the total ease with which I could sign up for alerts by email on some of my favorite MS technologies like Infopath and Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS). And then, being a big RSS fan, you can imagine my glee to find out that I could sign up for a feed of new KB articles ......

Posted On Friday, January 9, 2004 12:31 PM

Loving Newsgator even more
Once I started using Newsgator, I was pretty much hooked. When I only had my one blog on GDN, my blogging life was easy -- I installed the BlogX plugin, and posted away. Once I moved this work-ish blog to GeeksWithBlogs (thanks Jeff!) and created another blog for more personal stuff (it's still a really fuzzy line though), I couldn't post as easily from Outlook because I could only install/use one newsgator posting plugin. I posted a Lazy Web request and lucky for me, Kent responded. I've been using ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 6, 2004 3:41 PM

Mars looks like the southern California desert!
Luckily I'm not a conspiracy theorist, otherwise I would think that this is actually the southern California desert ......

Posted On Sunday, January 4, 2004 9:43 PM

Telling us about problems
There are a bunch of folks at MSDN who read a wide range of blogs (and quite a few of us who have blogs, as well). Sometimes we run across someone who is having trouble with some aspect of MSDN, which they've written about in their blog (for example, Steve Malofsky's library problem and solution). Whenever I read something like this, I always follow up with the author to try to get the problem resolved. While I can't speak for everyone at MSDN, I think this is mostly the norm with the wonderful folks ......

Posted On Friday, January 2, 2004 7:03 AM

Visualizing RSS feeds
Catching up on my reading, and saw that Steve Makofsky, of furrygoat.com fame, has been working on visualization techniques. I found the image in this post pretty interesting. I can see that one of the feeds is Chris Sells, but my eyes gave out trying to see the rest. It's very cool the amount of information you can represent with color, size and quantity. Heh. Wonder what Scoble's would look like ......

Posted On Friday, January 2, 2004 6:28 AM

Test post 12/30 number 2

This is the second test post.  Should go to Celebration of Fluff and my new/current workish blog.

Posted On Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:57 AM

Lazy web request: Newsgator plug-in switcher

I posted a question on the Newsgator Forum about whether it was possible to use two different plug-ins to post to two different blogs.  Currently it's not, but Greg says it would be relatively easy for a .Net savy developer to write a plug-in switcher.  Someone who had, say, a little time on their hands and nothing to code over the holiday break ;-)

Posted On Friday, December 19, 2003 6:37 AM

If you're wondering....
what the #leftmenu li { display : list-item; } in the left column is, it's a really dorky reminder to myself of where I was in my ongoing exploration of CSS via this site. Oh I know, I could read a book, but it's so much more fun to poke around and see what happens. (Thank goodness for the back button on my browser though, since yesterday I set it to “display : none” and, of course, none of the list items showed up. Including the link to the admin interface. Yes, I could have figured it out, but ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 17, 2003 7:41 PM

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