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Tollway Bill of Rights

I just spent a lovely week in Orlando with my family doing the theme park thing. The kids (and I) loved it. However, I’m considering not returning and it’s for a number of reasons including...

Bloget - Alpha 6 Released

Whoa!, Alpha 5 just went out a week ago and I’m now deploying Alpha 6. What happened? In a word, good stuff. I discovered earlier last week that you can embed resources in binaries and...

Sage- Lightweight RSS Feed Reader for FireFox

nowpublic.com is running a beta of their new blog publishing tool which is a plug-in for Firefox. This entry serves as a test to see how well it works with Bloget. Tags: Firefox Bloget Technology...

Links - 2007-03-03

Pipes: Rewire the web Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment. Yahoo has introduced new free service that allows you to build...

Bloget™ Alpha 5

Despite a trip to Slovakia this month I managed to squeak out the next alpha of Bloget. Alpha 5 introduces two new features, timezone support and BlogML. Timezones are well, timezones. You can set the...

Links 2007-02-25

Universal Data Type Checker Here’s a neat little C# function for checking if one can convert a string value to a specific type. Here are some examples: CanConvert("12", typeof(int)); // true CanConvert("f637a876-9d58-4229-9559-a5e42a95fdac ", typeof(Guid)); //...

Bratislava - Slovakia

My real job takes me to places all over Europe as of late. I’m currently blogging from my hotel room in Bratislava. If you haven’t heard of Bratislava you’re not alone, neither had I. This...

Vista Ready to Launch Event in Detroit

The Vista Ready to Launch tour came to Detroit this week. These “kick-off” events are a lot of fun and the break out sessions can be very informative. Mostly I go to reenergize my interest...

Using Keywords as Identifiers in C#

There are times when keywords and identifiers collide when coding. This is particularly true in code generators but sometimes the keyword really describes the purpose of the identifier (like default or ref for instance). You...

Microsoft Word Markup Tip

I don’t particularly care for the track changes markup that displays on the right edge of documents in Microsoft Word. While it may be useful for collaborating on documents, most of what I write is...
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