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Personal Twitter Client Counter
Get a count and percentage of how many updates you've had with each twitter tool. Download C# 3.5 WPF Source Code Note: This source code is mostly a quick hack to get the data I wanted. Also, if you run this on your own data, note that you may need to wait a few minutes for results to come back. In testing out various twitter clients, I wanted to get a feel for my personal usage (how much I've used each client), so I decided I'd write some code around it. To begin, here are the results: web, 1770, ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:35 PM

Latest tool: XPath query field extractor for InfoPath 2003
Update: This tool seems to be only relevant with InfoPath 2003. A co-worker pointed out that due to customer pains around a the lack of a feature like this, in InfoPath 2007 you can right-click a node in the data source and choose "Copy XPath". Cool! Thanks to Scott Heim for pointing this out. So, I love making tools. One-off things that process something. Batch files that lessen monotony. Sexy little WinForm apps for displaying data. XSL transformations that regurgitate and pre-process XML. My latest ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 2:04 PM

Live Writer: Word+Social media, for bloggers
I just started using Windows Live Writer to update my blogs*. I'm thoroughly impressed with what I see, both from the practical sense and just how much cool seems to surround this thing. 1) My Apartment Building, Washington, DC Software+Services is Microsoft's answer to the debate about where the future of computing is going in the near future. My take on what this means is a badass WinForms interface with a sexy back-end built around some Web 2.0-ish stuff. That's the technical explanation. Live ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2008 2:27 PM

Synchronize XSD from an InfoPath document with a SharePoint project for server-side XSD validation.
In order to implement server-side XSD validation against an InfoPath form submission, I had to pull the XSD from the InfoPath document archive (XSN file) and use that to update an embedded resource in a SharePoint solution project (including automated checkout/checkin in TFS). I was able to do it using a batch file. Pretty specialized need, but maybe somebody could make use of it someday ;). @echo off rem ***************************... rem This batch file is used to extract ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2008 1:43 PM

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