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It is amazing what you can miss if you don’t check every day. The Geeks With Blogs web site home page recently got an overhaul and I didn’t even notice. The first thing that I noticed was the new color of the logo. It stands out better for color blind people like myself and is easier to read over all. This along with the lighter color scheme make the site a lot easier on the eyes. The biggest drawback I see is that the list of current posts has dropped below the fold, so to speak. Featured, most ...
In my search for a way to allow readers to tweet post that I put on GWB I have come across the TweetMeme plug-in for Windows Live Writer. It automatically puts a twitter button at either the top or bottom of your post depending on how you configure it. It comes with a warning that it does not work with blog servers that strip out script from posts which I made me afraid it was going to make it incompatible with GWB. This turned out to be the case so I figured we would need either an upgrade to the ...
I was pleasantly surprised to find out this week that I am now part of the Geeks With Blogs Influencers program. It is hard to believe that it has been 5 1/2 years since I started blogging here. It has always been a great community and it is great to be able to show off how much I appreciate having this soapbox here to share ideas. I look forward to being here a lot longer. Finally, thanks to Jeff and the crew for keeping the lights on and continued improvements. del.icio.us Tags: GWB,Geeks With ...
It has been 4 years since we ran our original Geekswithblogs.net Game Development Contest! Wow does time go by fast. George Clingerman wrote a game called Bob the Fish that shocked the world (well our world) getting him the prized Xbox 360 and later allowing us to play his Xbox game, Kissy Poo. That contest was a huge success and several of our most popular bloggers gained their readership from that event. So a long enough time has passed and enough has changed in the way we develop software now ...
So I was wasting some time perusing around the GWB page today. I was looking to see if Jeff had gotten around to making a nifty new image so I could link to GWB in my news section, then I happened across the new blogger list. It’s pretty cool and comes in cloud form: Currently my name is the small entry below Dave Campell (top right corner-ish). I’m curious where I’ll move after this blog. Anyways, I guess I’m giving another props to Jeff, John and Jerod for the design, I think the blogger list cloud ...
If you haven’t already checked it out, it’s definitely worth a look at the new design for geekswithblogs.net. The new design brings a bit of a “hipper” aspect to the scene, and we all know how blogging about software development deserves to be hip :) Check out the updated look: http://www.geekswithblogs.net Technorati Tags: GWB,GeeksWithBlogs 3.0 ...
I mashed together a variety of random web resources on how to make a decent pre tag for code and the output looks like this (ignore how incredibly bad this code is... I was testing SVN and making sporadic changes... Steve McConnell would strangle me): Module Module1 Sub Main() Console.BackgroundColor = ConsoleColor.DarkBlue Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.White Console.Clear() My.User.InitializeWithWindo... Dim sw As New Stopwatch() sw.Start() Dim username As String = My.User.IsInRole(Applicatio... ...
Jeff just posted to announce the official five year anniversary of geekswithblogs’s first post. To bring home the celebration, the main portal will be getting an overhaul, and Jeff and other familiar GWB faces will be manning booths at the PDC and HDC. Check out Jeff’s post and a sneak peak at the new design here. Technorati Tags: GWB,GeekwWithBlogs.net,PDC2... ...
I’ve just set up WLW at work to take advantage of blogging in a very nice interface and to make the best use of the new WTFNext. I do apologize to those of you who are getting this content and being generally disappointed by the lack of context, but I’m getting myself familiar with GWB and how I can make the most of it. The hope with this post is that I’ll get my tag cloud started, just by incorporating Technorati tags at the bottom. From what I understand thanks to JJulian, the tag cloud should ...
I'm new to ASP.NET Weblogs. Thanks to Joe Stagner of course who setup my weblog account and whom I have thrown tons of questions at (Poor Joe. All day answering my messages!). I'm also an old member of GeeksWithBlogs (since January 2005) and cannot just slip away like that! So I considered cross posting, as a permanent procedure, not temp. one. To do cross posting from a Community Server weblog like ASP.NET weblogs to any blog that supports MetaWeblog APIs like SubTEXT (which GeeksWithBlogs.NET uses), ...