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Adding Meta Tags via Code - C# in ASP.NET
So here is a question why would you want to add your Meta Tags via code? Kinda silly right? Cause if you were a great developer you probably have a whole list of meta tags you have created for your portfolio of web sites right? Well if you are the developer who has those templates you most likely will stop reading here and think this mikedopp character is kinda wierd or is one of those "because you can" type people. I know I am adding much too much fluff to this whole entry and spending too much ......

Posted On Sunday, March 30, 2008 7:49 AM

Twitter is Twitterific! A List of All the Twitter tools.
I am twitterpated with twitter. Ok so that is a bit strong but for some reason I am addicted to twitter. What is twitter? Well think of MSN messenger and AOL messenger mashed up with your favorite forum and walla! So what is so cool with it? Not sure. I mean to the untrained eye it looks like a bunch of people posting about what they are doing as if someone gives a ________ (enter favorite word here). It just happens to be that you invite friends to watch and listen to your tweets! Once again twitter ......

Posted On Monday, March 17, 2008 5:27 AM

Vista Memory Issues: How to clear the memory without a 3rd party application
I believe it was Joe Levi who was running into vista vs. Visual Studio 2005 memory issues while compiling our latest build of . We both run Vista as our development environment (We watched all the sessions at mix07 and vista looked like it worked fine with Visual Studio 2005 + 2 hours of patches). We did some MSDN surfing and found a way to clear the memory within Windows Vista ( basically it kills all idle running applications). Here is how: Create a shortcut: Add Location of Shortcut: ......

Posted On Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:27 AM

Mikes Links Monday 3/10/08
Getting back into the swing of things post MIX08. On another note. I have disabled my comments and track backs until further notice. Reason was over 3-4000 spam comments were effecting my database and slowing down my site. So please if you were offended I have been working to stay clear of the crap and deliver less crappy posts. On to the links: How to get Vista Breadcrumbs for Windows XP - 403day - An arrogant initiative in defense of the web Captain Obvious Mixtapes Public Domain ......

Posted On Sunday, March 9, 2008 7:18 AM

MIX08-Using the Microsoft Sync Framework and FeedSync
Download Video FeedSync (Project) Astoria Offline (Project) Take Data offline? Alter Remote Offline Data and use FeedSync to update when connected. Reasons: App availability Network Utilization Lower costs Leverage client UI Leverage Service Extend for collaboration Flexible: Write a provider for Service Desktop Devices Protocols extensions Metadata Handles arbitrary topology peer to peer mesh and point to point Layers: End to End Solutions Ado.NET Sync Astoria Offline Protocol and Store Providers ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 5:55 PM

MIX08- Accessing Windows Live Services via AtomPub
Atom Syndication Format IETF RFC 4287 XML format Organized in feeds, entries and links Extensible data and metadata Atom Publising Protocol IETF RFC 5023 Protocol for publishing and editing resources Represents over HTTP Simple RESTful interaction model Demo Photos: -Authorization via LiveID -Browse and create folders and photos Folders/Photos as Atom feeds and entries Photos are Atom "media link entries" <feed> ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 5:08 PM

Mix08 - Swag and Silverlight treasure hunt.
Man my feet are killing me. Walked all over vegas(ok only about 3 blocks) gathering images for the silverlight contest that Wintellect threw for our first day here at mix08. Here is some of the killer stuff give at the event. Seen here was the silverlight "faucet" Seen here was joe levi with the silverlight "flame" Seen here was the Silverlight "quicksilver" Seen here was the Silverlight "Slot Machine" Seen here Silverlight! The silver Christopher Columbus? Ah silver water... Making bronze into silver. ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 8:01 AM

Mikes Retro Software of the week 2/21/08
Ever need a minute away from the craziness of school, home or even work? However you can't leave your office due to way to much on your plate? Well here is two ways of getting that stress out and making your Windows desktop take the punishment. Desktop Games and Chicken destroy. Basically when you launch this software it takes a screen shot of your current desktop and allows you to put various tools of destruction on or act upon your Desktop(screen shot). Works in all versions of windows as far as ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:10 AM like Login Control
Simple and Pretty Cool. Originally Posted on <a id="login-link" href="javascript:showLogin(... <div id="login-panel" style="visibility: hidden;"> <fieldset onkeydown="checkForEnter();... <label> UserName: <input type="text" id="userName" /></label> <label> Password:<input type="password" id="password" /></label> <label class="checkbox" for="rememberMe"> <input type="checkbox" id="rememberMe" checked="checked" ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:47 AM

Taxes and your 1040 in excel.
It is tax time again. Barring a Tax audit. It means tax returns for most of us hard working Americans. The question is how much are you going to pay to have your tax forms filled out for you? Because lets face it. Who has time and the energy to do it themselves? Yes your CPA and or H and R block but they typically charge you. Then there is Turbotax but who wants to pay 30 dollars without support? Why not go free and no support. That's the true D.I.Y. way. A brilliant excel guru (I want to say developer) ......

Posted On Thursday, February 7, 2008 7:31 AM

Mikes Retro Software of the week 2/6/08
So long ago and many many times infinity(2nd grade reference there). I downloaded the Internet. Any cool app I found. Some I wish I had kept. I then found myself in a pickle when the downloaded software had been updated or duplicated in another folder so I had multiple copies of different versions (good or bad) and no way to keep track of any of them. So I found Dupelocater.exe. Drag folders from Windows Explorer into the DupeLocater.exe window and press Search. When finished, drag the report duplicates ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 6, 2008 8:25 AM

Mikes Retro Software of the week 1/30/08
A long time ago in a remote windows 95 machine I had a cool little game called Scorched Earth. Scorched Earth is one of many games in the loose genre of "turn-based artillery games". Such games are among the earliest computer games, with versions existing for mainframes with only teletype output. Scorched Earth, with a plethora of weapon types and power-ups, is considered the modern archetype of its format, on which the popular Worms, Hogs of War and GunBound games are based. Its slogan, "The Mother ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:21 AM

I am going to MIX08
Joe Beat me to the post. I am going to be in Las Vegas Nevada for MIX08 This year listening to Steve Balmer. I will be pulling my hair out getting all 5 projects in test before I step on the plane however It will be awesome. Thanks, Steve and John mix•ti•fy [micks-tuh-fahy] — verb (used with object), -fied, -fy•ing. 1. to share with everyone you know the coolness that is MIX08! 2. to download the latest and greatest MIX stuff by checking back here often! — Related forms mix•ti•fi•ca•tion, noun mix•ti•fied•ly, ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:20 AM

Windows 7 Milestone 1 leaked.
The Question is why and the answer is: Please be better than Vista! Notice how much it still looks like Vista however you would have to expect that. Start Menu PowerShell Display Properties Control Panel Desktop Welcome Center System Tray. LiveJournal Tags: Windows 7, Windows Milestone1, mikedopp,, Leaked, Screenshots, happiness, Windows, Vista BuzzNet Tags: Windows 7, Windows Milestone1, mikedopp,, Leaked, Screenshots, happiness, Windows, Vista Flickr Tags: Windows 7, Windows ......

Posted On Monday, January 28, 2008 8:48 AM

XBOX 360 *Free Game Update*
Remember when I talked about a free game will be given out for lack of network performance from Microsoft? Well without much fanfare Microsoft decided the game: "Undertow" would be the freebie. I understand that the game will only be available until tomorrow **unconfirmed**. So get it fast before its not free. Tags: Undertow,Xbox360,Xbox 360,,mikedopp,h... Live,Interesting Technorati Tags: Undertow,Xbox360,Xbox 360,,mikedopp,h... ......

Posted On Monday, January 28, 2008 4:30 AM

Bandwidth costs and time for Sneakernet
Does transferring a terabyte of data via sneakernet make sense? First, consider the bandwidth capabilities and monthly cost of a few common Internet connections. Cost (month) Download rate per second Upload rate per second 56.6 Modem $15 5 KB 4 KB DSL $30 192 KB 24 KB DSL, Premium $50 384 KB 48 KB Cable $50 300 KB 30 KB Cable, Premium $80 600 KB 60 KB T1 $300 192 KB 192 KB T3 $1,400 5.4 MB 5.4 MB OC-3 $7,500 19 MB 19 MB Of course, costs may vary; I chose costs that jibed with my personal experience ......

Posted On Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:55 AM

Mikes Retro Software of the Week 1/23/08.
Novell’s NetDrive. Transferring files to and from your blog’s web server can become a nuisance. Most of the pain is from having to use an FTP program to move your files instead of the file manager you are accustom to. Novell’s NetDrive can make this file juggling almost transparent. NetDrive lets you map your FTP server just like a local drive. Manage your files exactly like you would your offline files and NetDrive will do the uploading and downloading almost transparently. Licensing restrictions ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 8:21 PM

Zune Playlists Easy to Create?
I was pondering late last night how can I get along with the new Zune software. No more name calling and bashing the moderators at forums. I needed to be a responsible Zunian(no I am not an alien. Just of Zune citizenship) and do more investigating. Here is how the XML is laid out for both the Windows media playlist file and the Zune Media Playlist file. Here is what I found: Windows Media Playlist or WPL <?wpl version="1.0"?> <smil> <head> <meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 8:27 AM

Windows 7(seven) Preview
So we all love windows vista right? Right? mmmm... ok well how bout the next version? Maybe a complete rebuild of the NT kernel? Sounds like the promises we heard for windows vista that took 6 years to deliver without the promises. Makes Vista sound alot like windows ME? Eric Traut talks Windows 7 and MinWin from Long Zheng on Vimeo. The new kernel is called MinWin? MinWin, a much smaller kernel of the operating system that takes up only 40 MB of memory. This will definitly be something to watch ......

Posted On Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:42 PM

Mikes Retro Software of the week.
I was going through all my old backups and laughing at some of the old software I thought was important. I noticed allot of cool stuff I had long past forgotten. So to define Retro would be "its old to me" so that makes it retro. I hope you guys enjoy this I will make a feed of it and post hopefully every Wednesday. Some of this software may or may not work on your pc. I hardly remember the system requirements but I will do my best to give detailed info on how to run it. Enjoy! This Week we start ......

Posted On Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:57 AM

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