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I just checked my google reader, and got a very interesting update from Zain Naboulsi, the Developer Evangelist for the louisiana, texas and arkansas region. According to Steve Lipner, Microsoft's security development lifecycle will be presented to a collection of consultant agencies at first, and then broadened to envelop more and more training after its inaugural year. In addition, Microsoft's SDL Threat Modeling tools will become freely available in November. To read the Q and A with Steve, check ...
I just received this email from my contact at JetBrains: A quick update on the JetBrains User Group Giveaway program... 1) We’re happy to extend this giveaway for another year – at least until the end of 2009. Your work in the community is something we all admire, and we’d like to thank you for your efforts. 2) We are expanding the program to support a lot more User Groups – .NET, Java, Groovy, Ruby, Google, and Agile. If you want us to support any other groups, let me know! 3) We’re also expanding ...
Among other things in this article, the MS CEO discusses Google and states that MS is likely the only company who could give them any competition in the web search arena. There are also some comparisons to Apple, Hp, etc in their respective technologies. I thought it a pretty concise statement of their position. It also got me thinking about Goo. You know, I remember the first time someone asked me if I'd tried Google and then stated that is was a great search engine. At the time, seems like InfoSeek ...
I agree with the author's skepticism about the potential success of Android. It seems like the customer's needs are not being addressed with the the >">G1, a.k.a. the Google Phone. The author's statement that the "biggest thing to bear in mind is that this phone was not primarily designed to solve a problem that you, the consumer, are having. Rather it was designed to solve a problem that Google has—namely, the need to keep feeding more and more people into the maw of Google's online advertising ...
Shiffin.Com has come-up with an exciting tool for GPS tracking of BIAL Buses over Google Maps. This tool is very good and provides not just the location of the bus, but also keeps the pin moving in real-time as per speed of the bus. You can highlight the route (path) of individual bus and even Zoom-in to check the Satllite Image (static) of the location where the bus currently is. More-over it shows the Bus No. and even speed of the bus also. Bravo, Great Work guys!!! Some screenshots: ...
Read on CNET news today that Windows Mobile 7 release is delayed. Given the release of the Google Android OS coming out soon, I know this is a major blow. There is talk of improving the browser in WM (thank the gods) such that IE7 rendering engine will be used. We may actually have Flash, etc., in our WM browser. I've thought for a long time that the browser in WM could use a revamp (it's pretty weak, IMO) and perhaps this change will be a significant improvement ...
Web browser support is divided into two levels: level 1 and level 2. Although administrative tasks on SharePoint sites are optimized for level 1 browsers, Office SharePoint Server 2007 also provides support for other browsers that are commonly used. Level 1 Web browsers · Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x (32-bit) · Windows Internet Explorer 7.x (32-bit) Level 2 Web browsers Level 2 Web browsers provide basic functionality, so that users can both read and write in SharePoint sites and perform site ...
We had a few problems on a project recently where the server builds did not set machines up exactly the same. This is a pretty major problem as if the software installed across your BizTalk Group you can not expect to receive consistent or expected results. Based on this I reviewed a few servers using PsInfo recently but being a manual thing its a bit of a pain trying to identify any differences. Im sure there must be tools to do this but a quick google didnt throw up too much joy so I knocked up ...
Here is the thing, I sitting here on someone's backdeck talking to myself (blogging) while my wife attends a purse buying party. I am perfectly fine sitting here tapping away on my iPhone without any remorse for the lack of social commentary. Have I always been this way or has tech let me become anti-social? I think in my case it allows me to be more alone in a crowd than before because I look busy. On the other hand, I feel I have a better relationship with more distant friends or relatives due ...
Earlier this week I attended the first SharePoint Best Practices Conference just outside Washington, DC in McLean, Virginia. The event was organized by Mindsharp, who at this point needs no introduction (or even the hyperlink) as the leading provider of SharePoint training here in the States, and maybe the world. The conference was partially driven by the release of a fairly new book from the Microsoft Press, MOSS 2007 Best Practices. The book is pretty good, too; much better than the Administrator's ...
Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of a candidate or party. Please do not leave comments about either since I do not believe that GWB is the proper place for such a discussion. This is an examination of the capabilities of today's technology related to elections. I was watching part of a political speech given by a supporter of one of the presidential candidates the other night and my bovine manure detector started going off. So what do I do? I start a Google search. The first site that I happened ...
A product of Google labs called "trends" is usefull to investigate search trends. What happes if we compare the search terms "C#" and "Ruby"? c# 2.02 ruby 1.00 What do we see in the graph, the Ruby line (red) stays pretty constant during the whole week, but the C# line (blue) drops during the weekend. Interesting isn't it? What conclusion can we make up with this info: Ruby is used by people that don’t have a personal life and spend the weekend developing stuff? C# is used by people that develop ...
Last night, I d/l the most recent version of CSLA for my game (henceforth codename GAGame), and tried to build it. I got something I wouldn't have expected, an error that read: error creating manifest -- access is denied Wow, that's odd, I thought. I fought with it a little while, but soon gave up and hit Google with it. I found the an article that explained what had happened and how to fix it. Apparently, 3.5 .Net FW SP1 causes permissions to your MachineKeys folder to be jacked up. Once I restored ...
Article Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/m... I've recently been reviewing some BizTalk setups for various reasons. These include: Is the setup correct Performance analysis and issues General troubleshooting I thought it would be useful for me and others who might want to look at doing a review of a BizTalk setup to make some notes on some of the activities you might want to do. Comparing Servers I've come across a couple of instances previously when servers had been setup incorrectly ...
Well, like most, I downloaded Google Chrome and gave it a whirl. So far, I like it. There are things that bother me - but overall - I like it. Here are some of my likes: It is faster. It does seem to deal with JavaScript quite a bit faster than other browsers. Pages load faster than before for me. This is probably the biggest plus of the whole thing really. The look and feel of the application is more modern looking (again, from my perspective) and it provides more real estate for browsing by default ...
...is not straightforward. The problem is that many (all?) of log4net's classes are not serializable. This includes the implementations of the ILog interface, which means that if you plan on using log4net loggers in your SharePoint workflow code like so... private ILog logger = LogManager.GetLogger(typeof... ...you're out of luck. As soon as the workflow is dehydrated, you'll get a nice exception stating that type X (probably LogImpl) is not serializable. One solution to this problem is to recreate ...
wow so this is what it feels like blogging from the iPhone. I waited and waited trying to justify the expense, but it never happened. So like any true techie I bought it. What is really annoying is I cannot seem to get google docs to create. I am not done but overall is good. Oh and something else some games do not repect SILENT. Thanks discovery tank game, the people around me liked the sound effects.
This weekend I received an email from one of my blog’s readers asking my how to search for content on my blog. To be honest, my first reaction was to wonder why someone would ask me such a silly question. But then I thought on it and realize that I didn’t know the answer, but I was pretty sure that Google could do it. For the few of you that watched the video that Microsoft produced where I answered some questions that were asked of me off camera, I said that the most important tools that a Platform ...
I recently posted on How To Receive Configuration Updates without restarting a .NET Windows Service. For some reason it never showed up in Google Reader. I guessed the reader maybe missed it for some reason. Perhaps it was something in the naming of my post. Like I mentioned in the article, it is possible to update the configuration and not have to restart the service. I was interested in learning how when I saw that log4net was doing it. I didn't take quite the same path they did, but I was influenced ...
Clint Edmonson called me out on this trip down memory lane and, since I want to use up as much of his Google juice as I can, I thought I would jump in.Initially, this very much reminded me of those "Surveys" that go around in chain e-mails and (gasp!) MySpace pages, but this idea quickly caught my interest. Here is the current link(ed) list: Michael Eaton (post) —> Sarah Dutkiewicz (post) —> Jeff Blankenburg (post) —> Josh Holmes (post) —> Larry Clarkin (post) —> Brian Moore (post) ...
I downloaded Chrome the second I heard it was available. It's damn fast, it looks good and it has some great new usability features that I really like. I figured why not give it a thorough test drive and make it my default browser for a day? Sadly, it didn't quite make 24 hours. Sure it's stable (other than that one "Evil Here" bug. feel free to click here if you're running Chrome to see what I mean.) Yeah it looks good, plenty of reclaimed screen real estate. It's extremely fast and of course works ...
Here is a funny except from Google Chrome EULA. Which by downloading and installing Google's 'browser' Chrome you agree to with no contest. First thing I though of before even finding this: Hmmmm let me hand over my browsing history to the Google guys...right. Turns out it's worse then just browsing history. http://www.google.com/chrom... 11. Content license from you 11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, ...
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Google hater. Google has come out with some pretty neat tools over the years and their search engine has been rock solid for years (I was an early convert to Google search), but their latest entry to the tools market hasn't quite got me sold on it yet despite hearing so many great things from so many of my friends and others on the web. One of the things I took interest in was the built in task manager. As an experiment I fired up Chrome, IE 7 and FF3 and had all three ...
This is one of common questions that I get during my presentations/conferences. We see MS with OS, Office line of products, Server/middleware products, designer products, games, etc. In addition to that, MS is also competing with enterprise like Google and Oracle on multiple avenues. At high level, it looks amazing to me. Anyone would agree that having developed and delivered these kind-of stack of products is itself an achievement. And delivering world class products and competing with market leaders ...
It is a VISUAL STUDIO 2005 PROJECT! Of course we're talking about the Windows version here :). See short note... More Information Source: CodeProject Lounge Post. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio,VS,VS 2005,Visual Studio 2005,Google Chrome,Google,Chrome,browsers Cross posted from weblogs.asp.net/meligy ...
Google Chrome I downloaded Google Chrome on my Windows XP SP2 machine tonight and played around with it. Great First and foremost, I dont have to restart my computer after the installation, which is not the case with IE beta 8. Microsoft are you listening. This is 2008, I dont have to restart my computer for the install to complete. Docked elements like "find, download, etc.," they are awesome. if you want them as free floating, you can drag them out of their dock. Neat idea, (though not invented ...
It is a very nice browser.. is the feeling, I got after using it for an hour or so. So the first impression is good. But I can't write this blog post using it. So there is lot to be still done. For example it doesn't shows the RichEditBox toolbar as shown below over the Post Body entry box. Similarly it is unable to show XML content as XML and renders it as html (without tags). These just some examples, I am sure Google will incorporate all such features in coming releases. The things which I liked ...
Download the BETA http://www.google.com/chrome More info on Google Blog: http://googleblog.blogspot.... See this comic book about it too: http://www.google.com/googl... Technorati Tags: Google,Google Chrome,Chrome,Browsers,Firefox Cross posted from weblogs.asp.net/meligy ...
Ok, as a Web Developer I am interested in Google Chrome.  I really was having issues getting their download to work.  I finally got it to work in Firefox using this link:

http://dl.google.com/update2/installers/ChromeSetup.exe

Enjoy!
Apparently Google sees the need to compete with highly popular Internet Explorer and Firefox according to this article. The product is called Chrome and it suppose to have a more sophisticated Web browser better suited for displaying the dynamic and interactive content blossoming on the Web. Today was going to be the release of the product but there is no official news from Google as to when we can look at the new browser. I'm not sure if we need another browser but like everyone else, I'll take ...
Normally I’d look at any new announcement from Google like a kid unwrapping a present on Christmas morning: they’re typically cool, and at worst good for 10 min of attention until I put it aside to focus on something else. But their announcement of Chrome made me want to pick up my iMac and throw it out the window. One of the biggest banes to a web developer’s existence has always been the plethora of browsers that we have to test our applications against. Keith Elder recently blogged about how CodeZone ...
Check out my new live search component to the right here -> I came across this on Heather Solomon's blog, thought it was cool so had a play and set one up for my blog. To start with get yourself over to http://search.live.com/site... select the advanced option. I think it only works if you have your blog on a custom domain like blog.steveclements.net as www.geekswithblogs.net/stev... doesn't work. I also created a live search macro for geekwithblogs.net and used and existing one for msdn ...
A while back I ported the C# Google Search Appliance API to VB.NET. You can find it here. The original API was ported over from JAVA by MC+A. Enjoy ...
I was reading this article on BBC today, online maps 'wiping out history', and I couldn't believe what I was reading. For me, this is just another example of someone who cannot cope with the fact that the Internet is changing their jobs, just like the librarian I wrote about in this other article. This article now is about the president of the British Cartographic Society, Ms Mary Spencer, saying that the Internet maps are leaving important landmarks that are part of History out, and that people ...
I was searching for information on SAAS and ASP on goolge tonight. For some reason google thinks I'm a virus... I think they need to double check their logic. Google Error We're sorry... ... but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now. We'll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, ...
After reading the comments on my previous post mentioning I liked C# regions and got the general concensus is that these are very bad and evil inventions. I typed "C# Regions" into google and sure enough the first result was titled "C# Regions Considered Harmful" So my next question was why can this little handy things be considered harmful. I have come to a conclusion and answer is over use. A lingering voice tells me this might open a horrible debate about whether they should or should not be used. ...
*Moved to: WPF ThreadingI was having a problem getting multi threading working with the ObservableCollection, and struggled to find a solution. So I asked my friend Google and after a while it directed me to Kevin's blog and specifically to his post on WPF Cross-Thread Collection Binding - Part 4 - The Grand Solution. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Often you may want to create predefined html links in your SharePoint site along with your custom site definition. An example of this is the initial announcement you always get when you create a new team site: "Get Started with Windows SharePoint Services!". Creating items in Announcements list in the onet.xml file is pretty straight forward but to create html links in a links list you would have to use the following format: <Field Type="URL" Name="URL">http://<ur... ...
Sometime in the past, a friend asked me how to update a control to show status while his code is doing a loop of stuff. Essentially changing the text of a label (or sophisticatedly we can say a text-based progress bar). In my past coding with MFC and WinForms, it's fairly easy enough, you just invalidate and do an update (Invalidate / UpdateWindow in MFC or Invalidate / Update in WinForms). This approach also coincides with how Windows UI operate, where you specify the region that needs to be redrawn ...
This next post might be rather obvious to most of you, but I figured I wasn't the only one that didn't know how to do this. I was recently working with a new ASP.NET MVC project and got tired of typing out the fully qualified class names. This seems like something that would be rather common, but a quick Google search didn't turn up anything useful. I figured that there had to be a way to import a namespace, so intellisense to the rescue, I noticed that there was an <%Import %> directive. Sure ...
"Good morning everybody, you're tuned to Computers 2K8 on sports radio 850 The Buzz" and so began today's show as we do every Sunday morning from 8am - 10am here in Raleigh, NC. You can download the show from the show's website or you can listen do us live as we stream the show across the web. Here a few of the topics discussed on this week's show... Gmail Crash Leaves Google App Admins Nervous The whole "computing in the cloud" idea took a quite a hit this week with the Google Apps outage that affected ...
Mostafa Murad, a great UI designer whom I've worked with in two companies, was having a BIG dish party yesterday. Maybe in the occasion of himself recently becoming a team leader in ITWorx or just out of hospitality. He put few simple rules (I'm quoting him here): It is not solely barbecue anymore, you are free to bring whatever food you like. You are free to invite your friends or family members. Many people will bring their spouses and children. There is a big clean garden which is very suitable ...
MPI (Meeting Planners International) Monthly Meeting Website: www.mnmpi.org Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Topic: Marvelous Meetings: Kick-off Event & Committee Sign-up Kick off the 2008-2009 MPI MN year at its August meeting where you will be able to hone your leadership skills as well as be “educated” by committees from MPI MN including Membership, Education, Finance, Community Outreach, Leadership, and Communications. Each of these committees will be showcasing what they offer to our chapter ...
Yes, color... I took a quick look through Google to get an idea of colors vs moods, and just grabbed the first site that popped up. The site isn't important, but I wanted to give credit. I was more interested in the correlation such as: Blue: Calm, harmony Black: Formality, elegance Green: Nature, Jealousy Purple: Royalty Red: Love, danger (whoa... interesting juxtaposition) White: Reverence, Innocence Yellow: Joy, Optimism And why did I go on this search? ... I was looking to see if I could find ...
Is it really that important? I've seen too many applications meet their end because people got caught up in the tripe. I've personally lost development time to "Go back and use that font" or "Make it that color blue instead". In my personal experience, managers and customers (and it gets worse as you go higher up the food chain) defer to you on all the really important stuff but try to meddle in the details. Just say no! This happens for two reasons: People like forcing demonstrable change on the ...
If you're developing workflows for SharePoint 2007, you are probably familiar with the Item property of the SPWorkflowActivationProperties class. Usually your workflow gets an instance of SPWorkflowActivationProperties when the OnWorkflowActivated activity executes, which is bound to a public field on the workflow class so you can hang on to it for the lifetime of the workflow. Perhaps one of the more useful properties of this class is Item, which returns an instance of SPListItem, representing the ...
What is ScreencastADay? Welcome to www.ScreencastADay.com, a website committed to educate you everyday. The idea of the website is really simple. We believe that in order to be successful you need to learn something new everyday. ScreencastADay puts this thought into action by providing new screencast every day. This means you will get 7 screencasts a week and 365 screencasts a year unless of course it is a leap year in that case you get one more bonus screencast. Is this website completely free? ...
I have just heard about a new search engine in town - Cuil. Apparently it pronounces "cool". Immediately I rushed to try it out. I can tell it is worth experimenting with, although the results returned were less relevant than using Google. So Google is a king to me still, but all in all the visual appearance is more appealing to me so I added this engine to my search engines array inside the IE that immediately hang and FireFox 3 that survived this brutality. Anybody up to improving ones searchs ...
Nowdays I am in charge of database optimization on our project. First I needed to see what the problem was, second resolve them. So I set on a profiler in Sql Profiler. Being overmotivated I added lots of events to trace which resulted in a table with very many columns. I also did another evil thing, I set the trace to roll at 20M. This resulted in 98 trace files . I tried to find some way to import them in SqlServer, but the SqlProfiler interface only allowed 1 trace file at one time to be saved ...
I like SharePoint Designer (aka FrontPage for SharePoint)...As we all know I have been designing websites since 1997, when I was 15 years old. FrontPage and Dreamweaver were my friends after high school, so I know the good and the bad sides of the programs. Today I was attempting to use a custom edit form in SharePoint Designer and a datasource linked to a list. For the life of me I could not get it to work, so I spent a little portion of the day on Google looking for another option. I found a little ...