Published: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 19:52:48 GMT
Last Build Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 19:52:48 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2003-5 Randy Charles Morin
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 06:20:53 GMT
I took a few hours out of my boring day and wrote KBCafe local search. Simply type your zip code and you have jobs data, local business search, maps, traffic and weather all in one. Some of the stuff also works by location name in addition to zip codes, but I haven't completed that feature yet.
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 22:17:57 GMT
I experimented with uploading RSS to Google Base and found it quite easy. Following Niall Kennedy's instructions, I first created a Webpage that enhanced RSS with Google Base's RSS extensions using an XSLT.
Then I began uploading, which is a very manual task of naming and selecting files. I encountered a Beta limitation after uploading my 10th monthly archive (10 bulk uploads max). Later, I was able to search and discover these blog entries at Google Base. Next, I plan to remove what I've already uploaded and start anew, but with much larger RSS files (working around the max 10 issue). Hopefully, I can get the majority of my blog entries indexed tomorrow.
Mon, 14 Nov 2005 02:41:26 GMT
Scott Grayban: Our new name is "Juice" or "Juice Reciever".
Randy: I wonder how difficult it would have been to do a Google serch for "juice reader", "juice rss", "juice download", etc? What can you expect from people who original named their product after an obvious trademark.
Sat, 22 Oct 2005 13:42:57 GMT
I've decided to discontinue development of Juice. I finally found an RSS reader that works; Google Reader. As such, this blog will be discontinued. I'm gonna start a new blog entirely focused entirely on C#.
Fri, 07 Oct 2005 03:42:42 GMTWeb services are great. Amazon has one called Amazon Web services. I created a shopping Webpage based on this API. Unfortunately, at least once per month, Amazon changes the namespace of its XML. For the next day or two, people scramble to fix their Amazon Web service clients. I've rewritten my service to disreguard the namespace, but it's funny how many AWS clients are broken because of the stupidity of their Dev team.
Thu, 06 Oct 2005 11:01:06 GMT
Here's some awesome code by Marcel Marchon that allows you to remotely include content on your Website and cache it for efficiency.
Fri, 30 Sep 2005 07:52:39 GMT
It's nice to know the engineers at Google are human.
Sat, 24 Sep 2005 03:12:27 GMT
PR: Google today announced Marek Cygan, a student at Warsaw University, as the grand prize winner of the 2005 Google Code Jam, Google's annual computer programming competition.
Thu, 22 Sep 2005 17:54:41 GMT
Summary: .NET Beta 2 Xml Feed Framework. Provides parsing of internet feeds such as RSS and Atom to be able to consume feeds in your .NET application.
Mon, 19 Sep 2005 17:24:16 GMT
BetaNews: The toolbar works on Internet Explorer 6 and above on Windows XP and Vista operating systems. The toolbar will allow developers to perform such functions as validating CSS and HTML code, and previewing how pages appear in various screen resolutions. No release date was given for a final version. The toolbar beta can be downloaded from FileForum.
Fri, 16 Sep 2005 00:41:46 GMT
I'm developing Juice 2.0 in SharpDevelop 1.1, downloaded a few days ago. There's a lot of new features in SharpDevelop, but the IDE hasn't stabilized any. A compile last night threw the VM memory consumption into the gigabytes and spun the CPU out-of-control. Still, I'll continue working with it, mostly for the experience.
Update: Shortly after I reported this, SharpDevelop ate one of my source files, completely corrupting it and costing me an hour of work. SD 1.1 is less stable than 1.0. Not a good sign.
Later: CVS to the rescue. I reconstructed the corrupted changes in a matter of a few minutes.
Later: This version of SharpDevelop is simply too unstable to work with. I can't get any work done.
Wed, 14 Sep 2005 22:25:52 GMT
This is a test of my blogging software. I moved the primary data file from rss.xml to index.xml. Then I redirected rss.xml to FeedBurner, except when FeedBurner is the UserAgent, which I redirect to index.xml. If this shows up in the feed, then all is working.
Update: Kinda looked like FeedBurner was not reporting it's UserAgent as case insensitive FeedBurner with any prepended or appended characters. So instead of redirecting it to index.xml, I simply configured it to pull from there.
Wed, 14 Sep 2005 21:02:03 GMT
Channel9: Microsoft, today, at the PDC, announced Microsoft Expression, which is a suite of three applications to help you build Web sites and new kinds of Windows applications.
Randy: Looks like MS-Flash.
Tue, 13 Sep 2005 02:56:15 GMT
Wow! Just checking the download stats and guess what. You got it, Juice has been downloaded more than 10 thousand times. Thanks! And you can expect a new version around the corner.
Tue, 13 Sep 2005 00:51:56 GMT
C# has a ten fold lead in the blogosphere over Java.
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 21:27:28 GMT
Channel9: I' ve heard that Visual Studio 2005 RC was dropped on MSDN today and will also be handed out to all of the PDC ’05 attendees.
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 20:49:43 GMT
Just hacking around, I decided to create a blog search IE toolbar for my KBCafe blog search engine. I started with the KBBar sample, added a C and came up with KBCBar (KBCafe Toolbar). I was thinking a good name would also be Blogobar.
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 17:55:25 GMT
We put up this site in hopes of connecting bloggers interested in Microsoft PDC and the technologies associated with the event.
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 14:27:34 GMT
This weekend, I built an authentication module for the KBCafe domain. You can create an account, change your password, reset your password, deactivate your account and re-activate your account. You can't do anything with your account, but I plan on hooking this up to R|mail in the next few days. This will allow users to manage there subscriptions more actively. You'll always be able to subscribe with R|mail without creating an account.
Fri, 09 Sep 2005 20:26:30 GMT
techcrunch: MSN Earth just announced that the APIs for its service are to be made open and also free, for commercial [read unlimited] use. These will not be fully supported until January 2006 but are available now if you inform MSN of your intention to use them.
Fri, 09 Sep 2005 00:17:21 GMT
Thu, 08 Sep 2005 17:15:23 GMT
Robert Scoble: Amazon's Jeff Barr invited us over to see how developers are using Amazon's Web Services in a variety of ways. To make it even better, yesterday they announced a joint Microsoft/Amazon Web Services Developer Contest where you can win $5,000.