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The future of radio

Tue, 15 Feb 2005 14:23:02 GMT

Future of Radio Is Downloadable.  A new station in Berlin is attempting to redefine music broadcasting for the interconnected internet age. The key will be MP3s and cell phones, not the old-fashioned radio. By Jason Walsh. [via Wired News: Top Stories]

Without broadband impossible to tell whether this is the future or not.


Log Parse

Mon, 14 Feb 2005 22:40:25 GMT

Log Parser 2.2.  Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows® operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory®. [via Microsoft Download Center]

Must have a closer look at this - unclear if it is an application, an engine or both


Mozilla Foundation Press Release On A New P

Thu, 01 Jul 2004 07:53:47 GMT

Mozilla Foundation press release on a new plug-in architecture, also supported by Macromedia, Apple, Sun, Opera, " extend the Netscape Plugin Application Program Interface in a manner that allows greater interactivity with plugins such as Flash, Shockwave, QuickTime and Java, resulting in a richer, more interactive web." [via Scripting News]

Something else to look into, maybe has implications for Neptune.


Programmable Paypal

Thu, 01 Jul 2004 07:50:11 GMT

PayPal goes XML Web Services and releases SDK !.  

Well, I've always liked the PayPal thing. Fast, easy online payment and quite secure (if you know what you're doing).
The PayPal Web Services comprise of 4 informational and transactional API's enabling developers to create e-commerce applications that integrate with the PayPal platform. The cool thing is that they seem to
share a common API structure with eBay's Web services offerings. See

Ok, onto my coding machine, fire up and start coding the next demo...
Any customer outthere that has Internet access while I demo this thing ? :-)

 [via Microsoft WebBlogs]

Something to look into.


Googe groups2

Thu, 13 May 2004 09:32:02 GMT

Google Groups 2 (now in beta).  It's a busy week in Googleland. Here's the latest: The New Google Groups. Same great Usenet-searching ability (if anyone still does that -- I dunno), but now with the ability to create your own groups (i.e., mailing lists/web discussion forums). Yowzers.  [via evhead]

Create your own groups!?


ASP.Net Version switcher

Sun, 09 May 2004 09:35:51 GMT

The ASP.Net Version switcher - from the Official Site:

The ASP.NET Version Switcher is a little utility that can be used to quickly switch the .NET Framework version that the ASPX pages are compiled against. This is helpful for developers who often have to test their web applications for compatibility with different version of the .NET Framework(image)  [via Microsoft WebBlogs]



Playing with RegEx....

Sun, 09 May 2004 09:30:16 GMT

The Regulator. ... . The Regulator also has this and so much more. I especially like that Regulator is integrated into Give The Regulator a try and you can leave even more people dazed and confuzed with complex regular expressions that only you understand. Isn't that half the fun of regular expressions?!? :)   [via Microsoft WebBlogs]>



ASPNET Issue Tracker Starter Kits B

Tue, 30 Mar 2004 10:12:06 GMT

ASP.NET: Issue Tracker Starter Kits Beta Release.  - the ASP.NET Issue Tracker Starter Kit Beta is available. 

Technologies and Design Approaches Demonstrated:

  • Best practices for building applications in preparation for ASP.NET 2.0
  • Multiple database support (Access (Jet) and SQL Server)
  • Mobile web application development

[via Microsoft WebBlogs]

 Another one to look at.


SystemWebMail Explained Part 3nbs

Mon, 05 Jan 2004 20:29:02 GMT

System.Web.Mail Explained - Part 3.  ..., and felt it needed its own website, in the form of a FAQ. So I built one. You can see it here: System.Web.Mail, OH MY! at (image)  [via Wanta .NET ?]



Take Yo

Sat, 20 Dec 2003 09:24:54 GMT

Take Your Web Pages to the Next Dimension with FastScript3D.  Rocket-power your Web pages with the new Java technology from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  [via DevX: Latest Web Development Content]



Yes Theres Java In There Somewhere But Java Desktop System Is Really A Distribution Of The Linux Operating Sy

Fri, 19 Dec 2003 16:58:58 GMT

"Yes, there's Java in there somewhere, but Java Desktop System is really a distribution of the Linux operating system and a collection of open-source applications that anyone can easily use," said programmer Mark Fahley. "Why Sun opted to call it Java Desktop is simply beyond me -- even something as silly as Stoned Beaver would have been a better name."  [via Wired News: Sun Linux a Good Rival to Windows]

 Well, stoopid old me thought it was based on Java - oops! Ah well, it turns out to be just another Linux (JAL) that 'rocks' and just a bit cheaper than Windows.

"This is where Sun blows it badly," said Sweeney. "There is nothing in the documentation that explains just what or where the heck is this code or password. ... It turns out that your serial number is the 'code' needed and should be used also for the password. The word 'moronic' comes to mind for this little exercise. Bad Sun. Bad, bad Sun." ... "JDS rocks, and I don't say that lightly. It's Microsoft's worse nightmare come true."

Time will tell.


ADAM West Nbsp The

Fri, 19 Dec 2003 16:23:31 GMT

ADAM West.  
The AD team is going wild!
I just found ADAM - an AD implementation that doesn't require domain controllers or a server OS.
I also ran into our DSMLv2 implementation that works just fine with ADAM.
I now have a SOAP-enabled directory service running on my puny little XP laptop.
Now all I need to do is figure out how to get MSMQ to use ADAM as its queue directory and I'm cooking with gas!!
 [via Don Box's Spoutlet]

 Got to be of ujse some time.


Cool Javascript Libraries Nbsp

Sat, 06 Dec 2003 09:59:50 GMT

! Cool Javascript Libraries



FreeImage Is An Open

Fri, 05 Dec 2003 09:25:37 GMT

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. The library comes in two versions: a binary distribution that can be linked against any 32-bit C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft Visual C++ 6 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux.

From january 2000 to july 2002, FreeImage was designed and mainly developed by Floris van den Berg. FreeImage is now maintained by Hervé Drolon.
 [via .NET Weblogs @ ASP.NET]



Radeox Render Engine API REA REA Is A Lightweight Standard API For

Fri, 28 Nov 2003 08:38:13 GMT

Radeox Render Engine API (REA)

REA is a lightweight standard API for Wiki rendering engines. This makes it easy to plug a rendering engine that suits your needs into your wiki. Or this makes the rendering engine from your wiki available to others. Using REA you can make wiki engines exchangeable. The API is LGPL (lighter license like Apache possible) and written for Java.

 [via Radeox :: Radeox]



Portal Software Makers Plumtree Software Documentum BEA Systems And Sun Microsystems On Monday Announced Th

Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:44:56 GMT

Portal software makers Plumtree Software, Documentum, BEA Systems and Sun Microsystems on Monday announced the creation of an online library of open-source portal applications, or portlets. The site, called the Portlet Open-Source Trading (POST) site, is intended to spur the adoption of portlets that adhere to the Java and Web services portal specifications.

The site is hosted at development Web site The sponsoring companies will provide feedback and recommendations on how to create portal applications that comply with the two standards--called JSR 168 and Web Services for Remote Portlets--for improving interoperability between portals from different providers.

 [via Portal providers create 'portlet' library | CNET]



Introducing Cust

Fri, 07 Nov 2003 13:46:32 GMT

Introducing Customer Debug Probes and CLR SPY.  

Version 1.1 of the .NET Framework introduces a handy feature called Customer Debug Probes (CDP).  These probes enable you to find and diagnose difficult bugs lurking in managed code, even in a production environment.

I'll share the details of each probe in future blog entries, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, I've uploaded a tool (with source code) to called CLR SPY that makes it easy to use the probes.  To get a feel for the tool, add any managed application to the "Monitored Applications" list and run it with the Marshaling probe enabled.  You should see a flurry of messages appear as parameters get marshaled to unmanaged code.

This dynamic analysis tool is a great complement to FxCop's static analysis for writing high-quality managed code.  Use it to find your bugs before your customers do!  Let me know what you think of the tool!

 [via Adam Nathan's Interop-Centric CLR Blog]




Fri, 03 Oct 2003 10:44:12 GMT


Internet Information Ser

Fri, 03 Oct 2003 10:05:00 GMT

Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager for Windows XP. With IIS 6.0 Manager for Windows XP, administrators can remotely manage an IIS 6.0 server from a Windows XP Professional workstation. [Microsoft Download Center](image)

PlugIns Let Users Add Functionality To Your NE

Tue, 30 Sep 2003 09:55:28 GMT

Plug-Ins: Let Users Add Functionality to Your .NET Applications with Macros and Plug-Ins. It's often easier and more efficient to extend an existing application that users are already familiar with and trained on than it is to develop one from scratch. You can build extensibility into your application by supporting features like plug-ins or macros, easily accomplished using the .NET Framework [MSDN Just Published](image)

Extreme XML Revamping T

Sun, 21 Sep 2003 19:49:08 GMT

Extreme XML: Revamping the RSS Bandit Application. Dare Obasanjo revisits his RSS Bandit C# application and improves on its previous design by using various XML features of the .NET Framework to build a rich .NET client application. [MSDN: .NET Framework and CLR](image)

Skyping Just Got Sk

Thu, 18 Sep 2003 15:18:50 GMT


Just got Skype.  Try Skyping me using the Skype button under my portrait.  There has been some problem finding people so Skype might be mostly hype.  It's VoIP technology might be up to snuff, but it sure is difficult finding anyone to talk to.  If situation doesn't change, it's being uninstalled after a few days.  Yipes!

[Don Park's Daily Habit](image)

Announcing Microsoftcom Web

Tue, 02 Sep 2003 13:41:36 GMT

Announcing Web Services. The Web Service will enable you to integrate information and services from MSDN, Technet, other sites, and Microsoft Support. Future releases will build on this architecture to provide access to a broader variety of Microsoft content and services. [MSDN Just Published](image)


Tue, 12 Aug 2003 09:07:41 GMT

ASP.NET Server Control Licensing. Examine the licensing requirements for ASP.NET server controls and see how to create an ASP.NET control licensing implementation that can be used with versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the .NET Framework. The implementation can be extended to create custom server-side licensing schemes. [MSDN Just Published](image)


Tue, 12 Aug 2003 09:07:28 GMT

Using the TreeView IE Web Control. Learn how to use the TreeView Web Control to create rich hierarchical user interfaces for your Web Applications. [MSDN Just Published](image)

Blog Code Come And Get It Ah Well All Of The Disclaimers In The Wo

Mon, 11 Aug 2003 14:28:25 GMT

Blog Code - Come and get it.. Ah well, all of the disclaimers in the world won't help me now. The first official public download of .Text is now up and can be freely downloaded over on GotDotNet. [ScottW's ASP.NET WebLog](image)

RapTier CVB Database Code Generation Tool Besides New Features Im

Wed, 23 Jul 2003 08:59:34 GMT

RapTier. C#/VB database code generation tool. Besides new features, improved templates and fixed reported bugs, RapTier now has two editions: Lite and Professional. RapTier Lite is FREE. Enjoy! Multi-tier application development has never been easier! ! [123aspx Newest ASP.NET Resources](image)


Mon, 14 Jul 2003 10:35:25 GMT

The ASP.NET HTTP Runtime. Dino Esposito looks at the constituent components of the HTTP runtime, the logic that drives the processing of individual requests directed to ASP.NET applications, and shows all the steps by which a HTTP request becomes plain HTML text. [MSDN Just Published](image)

Registrationless COM To NET Wrapper Tool Beta Auri

Wed, 02 Jul 2003 10:11:41 GMT

Registration-less COM to .NET Wrapper Tool Beta. Aurigma has posted the beta for a COM to .NET wrapper generation tool that doesn't require the COM server to be registered, which is nice for hosted scenarios. It also generates the wrapper code for you to see and edit for your own purposes. Interesting.

Posted by Chris Sells on Tue, July 1, 2003 @ 12:50PM [Marquee de Sells: Chris's insight outlet](image)

User Interface Process Application

Thu, 26 Jun 2003 12:36:29 GMT

User Interface Process Application Block. With this simple yet extensible framework, pull the control flow and state management logic out of the user interface layer into a UI process layer. [MSDN: .NET Framework and CLR](image)

Serving Images From NET

Thu, 26 Jun 2003 12:36:13 GMT

Serving images from .NET assemblies. This example shows how to serve images through ASP.NET from resources bound to assemblies [Microsoft Download Center](image)

Storing Trees In A Database SitePoint A Hrefhttp

Mon, 23 Jun 2003 08:38:21 GMT

Storing trees in a database.

SitePoint: Storing Hierarchical Data in a Database, by Gijs Van Tulder. The article first shows how the easy way of storing hierarchies in a database, using parent fields and a recursive PHP function to iterate up the tree. It then goes on to talk about a far more interesting alternative called "Modified Preorder Tree Traversal" where trees are first "flattened" in to a heap-like structure, then each node is stored with a pair of numbers representing that node's position in the tree. I'd seen this somewhere before but Gijs Van Tulder's explanation is far clearer, and comes with some good examples showing how this unconventional storage method can retrieve all of the eventual children of a node in a single query. He also talks about ways of updating the tree structure when new items are added.

[Simon Willison's Weblog](image)

Radio Post Indices Rogers Cadenhead Has Written Some UserTalk C

Sat, 21 Jun 2003 09:22:36 GMT

Radio post indices. Rogers Cadenhead has written some UserTalk code to display an index of posts on your Radio weblog. [Second p0st](image)

The ASP Column Tree Controls Manipulating

Fri, 13 Jun 2003 08:56:53 GMT

The ASP Column * Tree Controls. Manipulating the TreeView server-side control is very much like programming any other ASP.NET server-side control. There are a number of properties, methods, and events that are available both programmatically and through the designer. Find out how to take advantage of it. [MSDN Just Published](image)

Smart Cleanup Achieve More Reliable R

Fri, 13 Jun 2003 08:48:27 GMT

Smart Cleanup * Achieve More Reliable Resource Management with Our Custom C++ Classes. Managing resources in C++ is not easy. This article describes the SmartAny template library the author created, which uses a policy-based approach to dynamic resource management. Learn how to use the SmartAny classes and policies to ensure the proper cleanup of resources, including files, OS handles, or native and unmanaged objects. [MSDN Just Published](image)

Bayesian Pointers If You Find Bayesian Filters Use

Fri, 06 Jun 2003 09:17:15 GMT

Bayesian Pointers.

If you find Bayesian filters useful, here are two interesting open source packages I found, thanks to Stuart Langridge.

Reverend is a general Bayesian classifier written in Python.  If you are tired of hacking SpamBayes, you might want to give Reverend a try.

Orange is a component-based data mining software with a nice bayesian library inside it.  It is implemented in C++, but comes with Python binding and something called Orange Widgets.

[Don Park's Blog](image)

The Valley Of Goodness I Know I Have Seen A Hrefhttpstaffdevelopc

Fri, 30 May 2003 10:38:03 GMT

The valley of goodness. I know I have seen Mike Woodring's section of Developmentor before, but for those of you who have yet to visit, you might want to stop by. Lots of cool .NET utilities and samples. [ScottW's ASP.NET WebLog](image)


Thu, 22 May 2003 15:21:46 GMT

Windows Applicat ion Verifier. "The Windows Application Verifier (AppVerifier) examines executable programs for common application quality issues. Running this tool on an application aids a tester in detecting issues dealing with stability, security, and compatibility."

This tool should be required for all QA departments, just like FxCop is required for all .NET developers. [ Windows Developer News]



SharpLibrary Released The SharpLibrary Is A Comprehe

Thu, 15 May 2003 08:20:50 GMT

SharpLibrary Released. The SharpLibrary is a comprehensive Graphical User Interface library written for the .NET Framework. It has as its main goal to alleviate a lot of the limitations of the standard controls in the WindowsForms namespace. As such, it enhances many of the default controls with needed features that developers often find themselves wishing the out of the box controls had. It also has its fare share of controls totally written from scratch when the standard controls were too limited to obtain a feature or there was simply not equivalent available. The result was controls that look good, are flexible, powerful and which also are free from the limitation, compatibility issues and just simply age that the native controls inherently have and thus are better suited for further enhancements that can accommodate the most demanding requirement of applications being written in the 21st century.

Posted by Carlos H. Perez on Tue, May 13, 2003 @ 7:40PM [ Windows Developer News](image)

Managing An Identity

Thu, 15 May 2003 08:19:13 GMT

Managing an @@Identity Crisis. Discusses a strategy for returning newly created Identity values after the INSERT is executed. Letting SQL Server generate Identity values might make your job harder if you don't know how to retrieve the new Identity values. [MSDN Just Published](image)

Dom Validator Controls V20 A Hrefhttpaspalliancecomglav Tar

Wed, 14 May 2003 11:26:03 GMT

Dom Validator Controls V2.0.

Paul Glavich has released version 2.0 of his Dom Validator controls.

These controls support all of the client-side validator functionality found in the Microsoft supplied validator controls, but contain support for a wider variety of browsers such as Netscape 6.0+ (client and server side) and 4.72+ (server side only), along with Internet Explorer. This release incorporates a new RangeDomValidator to complete the validator control set, has many bug fixes, and includes .Net framework 1.1 support.

[ScottW's ASP.NET WebLog](image)

A Hrefhttpmsdnmicrosoftcomwebservicesbuildingframeworkandstudiodefaultaspxpulllibraryenusdnwebsrvhtmlhowweb

Wed, 14 May 2003 11:16:24 GMT

How ASP.NET Web Services Work. See how Microsoft ASP.NET Web services methods (WebMethods) provide a high-productivity approach to building Web services. WebMethods can expose traditional Microsoft .NET methods as Web service operations that support HTTP, XML, XML Schema, SOAP, and WSDL. [MSDN: .NET Framework and CLR](image)

A Hrefhttpmsdnmicrosoftcommsdnmagissues0305CuttingEdgedefaultas

Tue, 13 May 2003 08:29:03 GMT

Cutting Edge - Form-based Programming in ASP.NET. Tips for Forms Programming [MSDN: .NET Framework and CLR]

In here it mentions that showModalDialog suffers from the fact that it cannot host a form without wrapping in an iframe - in Zeepe 7 we don't need the iframe hack.

It also mentions something I didn't know - a .NET generated form must post back to the same 'page'; reasonable I suppose but ....



The XML Files Web Services Encoding And MoreA

Tue, 13 May 2003 08:25:12 GMT

The XML Files - Web Services Encoding and More. Document/literal and rpc/encoded Web Services [MSDN Just Published](image)

SpamBayes Rocks A H

Fri, 09 May 2003 10:14:48 GMT

SpamBayes rocks.
SpamBayes with Outlook Addin In an upcoming InfoWorld article, which will post next Friday and appear in print the following week, I review the SpamBayes filtering engine and Mark Hammond's brilliant Outlook addin. Thanks to this remarkable open source duo, I am ready to declare victory on spam. ... [Jon's Radio](image)

Microsoft XSD Inference 10

Thu, 24 Apr 2003 15:31:25 GMT

Microsoft XSD Inference 1.0 (image)

Adventures In Visual

Mon, 07 Apr 2003 09:11:37 GMT

Adventures in Visual Basic .NET: Windows Forms Data Binding and Objects. Rocky Lhotka shows you how to write code that you can add to your business and collection classes to better support the features of Windows Forms data binding. [MSDN: Visual Studio .NET](image)


Sat, 05 Apr 2003 09:27:29 GMT


Might be useful in the future.


XML For Analysis Softwar

Tue, 01 Apr 2003 08:31:29 GMT

XML for Analysis Software Development Kit. The Microsoft XML for Analysis Software Development Kit (SDK) contains the Microsoft® XML for Analysis provider, sample client applications, and documentation. [Microsoft Download Center](image)