Tag | Blogging Posts

I’m a big fan of Scoble, so I don’t want any of you to misinterpret this as undue criticism. Quite frankly, it is very due criticism of the following… http://radio.weblogs.com/00... I posted a comment stating… I continue to get a kick out of marketing (or tech) people who read some book (apparently for the blog-friendly marketing folks, that book is the 5+ year old Cluetrain Manifesto) and think that the entire planet is changing its orbital axis. ...
TechEd Bloggers is rolling again! Add your blog and let everyone know that you'll be there. This is a great way to connect with other bloggers who have the same passion for technology and community that you do. I'm really excited about some of the ideas we have for the blogging community this year. I hope you'll join us in sharing experiences and knowledge with people all around the world. :) ...

Big name blogger Tim Bray is celebrating his two year blogging anniversary. Congratulations Tim.


Cake and and coffee are being served over on Tim's blog now...


Currently listening to: Thank You - (03:38)
Dido, No Angel

There has been in huge decrease in post for me lately. Was it blogging burn out? I don't think so. I have just been super busy with everything going on in my life. Work has taken a lot out of me lately. Meetings all day long and mostly about Sarbanes-Oxley. The rest of my time I am working on a Sarbanes-Oxley program. Things with my girlfriend have been going great, but my best friend has just broken up with his girlfriend so I have been with him for the last week. To finish it all off my mother ...
Tod Maffin - Introduction to Audio Blogging and Podcasting: 1. Compress your audio files, but do not necessarily take the default of 11000 kb/sec 2. Have something to say.- What's your passion?- Tell a story.- Have a show about something, don't have a show about nothing, don't try be Seinfeld, it won't work. 3. Speak to ONE person. There is no "everybody". 4. Be brief (get into someone's daily-jog playlist) 5. Mix up the sound. Get people's mind to get back into the show if they drift.- Mike's manic ...
Well, at least the harbinger of the Blogosphere Apocalypse has learned something from his recent experience. "What I didn't know was that the corporate culture at Google was a little more guarded than I had experienced. People weren't blogging about the culture and community at Google. It promoted secrecy as a competitive advantage, and I didn't realize that." Many have called Mark a complete idiot but as the old saying goes: “There but for the grace of God go I”. It could have been ...
Interesting subject line, I imagine. Well, at least for some of us who are still aspiring to that monetary level. It’s funny that this would somehow find it’s way into the subject line of a blog post of mine. It was only several months ago that I read a book my mother sent me, called “The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me: About Life and Wealth”. Nonetheless, I had a very interesting conversation with a millionaire friend of mine just last week. I had prefaced the call ...
Well, it has finally happened. I’ve been waiting for an event of great enough significance to be considered a sign. I thought that the recent story of Jeremy Wright showed some promise, but it turned out the guy wanted to be fired anyways so he wouldn’t have to pay back the relocation allowance they gave him when he committed to the contract. Pathetic. An associate of mine was nearly fired recently for blogging about something that was still hush-hush. I won’t out him here but suffice ...
Wil recently got a part on famous crime police show©® and he's blogging about it here and here so far. Very cool. Stay tuned for more. Currently listening to: Damn, Sam (I Love a Woman That Rains) - (02:09)Ryan Adams, Heartbreaker ...
I returned this past weekend after a family function. It had me very busy and thus, no blogging for sometime for me :) That said, today I was working with one of my friends over email - she was stuck about getting to launch a process in a specific user context, using managed code. Since the .NET Framework doesn't support such functionality out of the box, we tried different ways to do this: 1) LogonUser followed by WindowsIdentity impersonation using the obtained token - the token wasn't getting ...

Is everyone getting blasted with comment spam or am I just “lucky”?

I've gotten it at least 6 times in the last week. Same guy each time, some casino crap...

If we can't do something about this, I'm gonna go back to blogging on my own site.

kevindevin.com » In the Trenches - Tech Chat - 02-04-2005At 4am on Saterday morning I participated in a tech chat.. this time we had Jeremy Wright from ensight.com on board, as well as Kregge Steppe and Gerard Hickey. I especially wanted Jeremy on board, cause of his experience with corperate blogging, and his blogging experience in general. Jeremy as of course also set up a consulting company to facilitate companies in blogging and other colaborative technologies.We discusses all manner of ...
After few days, I think my blog is ready for me to blog. Guys I am moving to my own domain called Itejas.com. From now on I will be blogging from there. I am going to be blogging in the same way and on nearly the same topics. On Itejas.com I have set up mainly two blogs. One is my main blog called IT Digest - Ingenious Tejas' Digest Blog (Syndication )and the other one is link blog called Tejas' Link Blog (Syndication). With the link blog I will be mainly linking to people and their posts. There ...
Ok, since last week I am both busy with work, extra activities and setting up my new website. I set up a website called Itejas.com on the weekend. I choose to go with WordPress blogging software. As my readers might already know, I am not a programmer or developer. I just follow the written instructions on the website on how to install things and so on. I had a hard time getting WordPress blogging software to work. Firstly it was my hosting provider (Brinkster) who were having some technical problems ...
As a newbie in the blog world (about 3 weeks now), I’m extremely impressed by the community attitude and support of the blog community. As an active user group leader and INETA leader, I’ve seen what good community can do. However, my understanding has jumped a few levels after reading a recent blog post from Heather Hamilton of Microsoft about good resume writing. No, please don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love where I’m working and who I’m working with and have no ...
Global Ideas Bank, an 'online democratic think-tank' proposes this Sunday, Jan 30th, as an Internet-Free Day. "...recent events should remind us what is truly important: friends, family, health and freedom. So stay off the e-mail, unplug the PC, escape the clutches of the web and head off into the real world: on Internet-Free Day, Sunday January 30th 2005.Why an Internet-Free Day? - Because it's all too easy to miss out on face-to-face interaction with your family, friends and neighbours. - Because ...
Usage of my blog has been sporadic the past few weeks. This is mostly due to not being able to effectively blog at work, because for some reason, Blogjet is not able to communicate properly through our proxy. Probably for the same reason RSS Bandit wont collect feeds here, so I use Bloglines for my RSS browsing at work now. I have actually opened a call on the issue, and the network guys will be looking into it when they can; I told them it was ultra low priorty. But the guy agreed that if it was ...
The Picture above should give u a pretty good idea what this post is all about ! if it dint then click here. No Jeff is not starting greekswithblogs, lol :) neither did he edit this home page I did, don't worry it was up for not more than few seconds (actually 5sec- up, snapshot'd, removed). so how did I do that ? well that's a secret!When I discovered this, it was a little shocking but did give me a good understanding of .text and this flaw. This post applies to all blogs & blog servers working ...
Hey All, Well, it appears that my boss was right that it isn’t a good thing to mix personal blogging with company business. Why? Hey, don’t preach to me, I know about all the benefits of corporate blogging and I agree with them. I guess there are just some subjects that can kick your ass if you aren’t more disciplined than I am. So, here’s one case in point… http://www.brains-n-brawn.c... ...
OK, while reading Cameron Reilly's blog, just found out that Cameron and Mick stanic have a podcast site called G'day World Podcast. Good on you guys. I have just started listening to my first podcast from this site which is an interview with Om Malik. I am going to explore the site as time permits me. While surfing the sites, I just realised that Mick and others (not sure who these others are) are organising Australian Blogging Conference. I am excited and try my best that I can attend this. So ...
Ok, let's keep the blogging momentum going. Here is something to consider if you want to use the DBLook functoid in BizTalk 2004. The DBLookup functoid produces the wrong results under load. Despite installing the Rollup version, as well as Q884887. Still there seems to be an issue with the DBLookup functoid returning either empty or the wrong results under load (200+ messages). The most recent hotfix looks good (Q888309), but I don’t think it will be included in SP1. You would have to get ...
I’m happy to be using a blogging tool for the “not-so-technically-i... of us out there. Thanks to Jeff Julian, I’m now using his Geeks With Blogs blogging site. He also recommended I use NewsGator, since I’m no coder and spend 99.9% of my life inside of Outlook. I’ll have to say, of the 20 or so Outlook plug-ins I rely on every day, this is one of my favorite after only one day of playing with it. Thanks Jeff! ...
OH, I feel great to be at my base again. I am in Melbourne.Just arrived this morning. So far I have found that I have to deal with heaps of email ( in hundreds), snail mail (a lot) and my car battery which has gone flat. I am sure I will be finding few more things to worry about during this weekend. I have many things to share with my readers, so will do in the coming posts. Really looking forward to come into Blogging Action again. See you again soon during the day. Tejas Patel ...

I've started blogging here too ... http://spaces.msn.com/members/Jeelz/

more of my own “philosophy of life” kinda blog... :-)

Jeelz

This festive season had nothing to offer other than grief and death. I was in Chennai on the morning of December 26th. The D-Day when the sea battered the land carrying thousands of people into its watery grave. There were a lucky few who survived but were others were swallowed by the angry waves. The death toll is now posted at several hundred thousands. The survivors are stranded without food or water and are facing the danger of an epidemic as the relief authorities are reeling under the sheer ...
So it’s here at last, Microsoft’s entrance into the desktop search market. I’ll start this off by saying that these guys have done some excellent work. Already it has replaced Copernic and Lookout for me completely. Of course, as a user, I always want more. So here’s my Christmas list: Context-sensitive searching in more places. Context-sensitive searching in the Open File dialog (as I describe here) The ability to search down the current folder structure in Explorer. Custom ...
This is my reply to Derek Lakin on his post about Podcasting. Dont confuse the content with the concept!I think its a shame that Podcasting is continually compared to blogs, because the scope of podcasting is much larger. Most people have nothing interesting to say, thus, giving the tools to the masses, may they be blogging tools, may they be a microphone, the result is a majority of drivel. The crux of podcasting is its time-shifted nature. This concept is of course not new, quite a few public and ...
There’s an article at the SBS center at Microsoft.com on how blogging can help your business. Check it out here. http://www.microsoft.com/sm... ...
As I've mentioned before, I'm a big Tom Peters fan. Tom has been blogging about the goings on in China so when I saw that the latest issue of Business Week has a special report on China, I decided to pick it up. Here are some interesting (at least to me) tidbits and quotes from the article: “What is stunning about China is that for the first time we have a huge, poor country that can compete both with very low wages and in high tech.“ - Richard B. Freeman 3Com has a switch manufactured ...
Robert's blog @ MSNYup.. here it is.First impressions are good. It looks really slick, and I like the fact that you can rearrange the content windows.. a feature we already know from Sharepoint technologies and MyMSN.The fact that MSN has so integrated its functionality with the rest of their offerings, and MSN Messenger, means that more people than ever will now start blogging, which is great.. its very accessable. At least.. if you use MSN.. Apparently, MSN Spaces does not have an API, so I guess ...
From Greg Huges blog “Jeremy Wright, a talented and well-known blogger, is auctioning himself on eBay: “What do I get with this auction? “This auction allows you to utilize this blogger for 3 months. He will produce between 5-10 posts a week. In addition, the blogger will work with you to see what potential there is for blogging for you and your company - in effect acting as a blogging consultant for you for the period. “If it is a fit, the blogger is happy to negotiate a deal to make the position ...
Rory pointed out that some of the Microsoft “higher-ups” are wondering if blogging is really making all that much of a difference. Well, to prove them wrong, simply click on the following link: http://www.msdnevents.com/r... Let's show them the true power of blogging, spread this around like wild fire. I want to see everyone post about this yourselves and share the link. Come on people, share the love :) ...
I (We) were so excited about coming to India.Finally we are in 'Our' India. Our excitement and expectations were rising the day I decided that this November December I am going to India. Day by day November got closer and it was time to fly. Most of my friends called me up to say 'BYE' and to wish us safe journey. Even in Singapore I caught up with two people who were only my online friends for few years now but had never seen or spoken to them over the phone. We had the chance to meet them at the ...
Hi Jeff, There appears to be a bugfix out for .text .95 that fixes the way .text handles the metaWeblog.getRecentPosts property. This bug was preventing certain blogging tools from properly reposting blog posts, in my case, Blogjet:http://blogjet.com/... Apart from the link above, more info and download can be found here: http://devninja.net/archive... http://www.sagetechnology.c... you can ...
Dmitry has released the Blogjet 1.2 beta! Very cool! 1.2 includes, amungst other things, image resizing, file attachments, extended entries, excerpts and keywords, a brand new code editor with syntax highlighting and better code completion, easier account switching, XML-based drafts, typographic characters and autoreplacement of smilies, full XHTML support, I have said it before, blogging is made super easy with this tool, I wouldnt post half as much without it! Great to the firefox plugin now included ...
My boss asked me today what blog stood for :) I explained the concept, how they helped increase the speed of knowledge and how it was an opportunity to help bring more attention to ParaPlan and EnGraph. He didn't really believe me until I told him that 23% of all external links to our website in 2004 are from my blog...his ears perked up a bit and said "Well, you bloggers keep blogging away!" ...
http://www.itconversations.... to the newbies session of Bloggercon III, hosted by Rebecca Mackinnon, hosted by IT ConversationsI have only gotten halfway through it, due to being interupted by arriving at work.. *grumble* . but I found the first half of this session extremely intersting and thought-provoking.I have some comments on it so far. First off, it seemed to be that there was not much clarity about the difference between hosted blogging services, such as, for ...
Hello world seems like the obligitory first entry for a geek, so there it is. I've been meaning to get on the blogging band(width) wagon for some time now, but never made the plunge until now. After taking a look at what VS 2005 has to offer, I am finally convinced that I should be shifting to C# as my primary development language. I have been a VB guy since 3.0, and have always liked the language. I've long defended the VB programmer against C++ and Java Elitists who think it's not a “real” ...
Jeff was so kind to add the Lux skins to the Geekswithblogs .text .. so I have redone my skin to look like my old blog, with animated gif logo and all :DAlso redid a bunch of the links on the left.It would be nice if .text supported upload of opml files. I think .text is running a bit behind on features compared to other blogging tools ...
LOLBloggercon.orgBeen hanging around in the Bloggercon IRC channel. Now this was supercool, almost every big name in blogging was either at the conference, or in the IRC.. or both!Scoble displayed the IRC chat on the main screen for a while too. Meanwhile, we in the IRC where listening to the live feed, and a videofeed that most of the time didnt work.Jeremy Wright set up a wiki for the IRC chat.. the logs will be posted there aswell, and also a listing of all participants! :)Everyone is currently ...
[Update: Well, this is cheesy. The whole fun part is that I posted it in Wingdings. But it appears that the feed ignored the wingding font. Bummer.] I?m just blogging about nothing right now since I?m kind of bored. I?m sure the likeliness of anyone actually taking the time to read this is nil. Oh well, if you read this, how ?bouts you drop me a line? Huh, Homes? I honestly want to know if anyone is reading this. Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Down The Stream Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily Life ...
The November meeting of the Groupe d'usagers Visual Studio Montréal (Montreal Visual Studio Users Group) is this coming Monday, November 1rst. The topic this month is Visual Studio 2005 Team System, and as usual it looks like there are lots of goodies to be won, so if you're in the Montreal area you should show up. Or not. It's up to you. :-D Update: It looks like members of the Visual Studio 2005 Team System team are blogging too. You can ask Burton questions or refer to Rob Caron's blog for ...
I've been lurking around in the blog community for far too long. A big kudos to Jeff for setting up this blog to get me going. I am the architect in a small software group. I'm currently working on a couple projects, one of which uses BizTalk 2004, SharePoint Services, InfoPath, and, of course, .NET (mainly in C#). I would have to say that it was BizTalk 2004 that drove me to this point in my life. While I was learning enough of BizTalk to figure out if it was a good move to base our next product ...
Both Robert and Hugh have recently spoken about what Hugh calls The Kryptonite Factor. Scoble's post about it is here. Here's my take on it. My wife is (was) the owner of a Kryptonite lock. It was used to guard her year old bike, but as soon as the story hit we promptly took the lock out of service. I was able to open it with relative ease with a handy Bic pen. The more I played with it the faster I got. Heck, if I get any hungrier I may go downstairs and try the technique out on the vending machine ...
I just noticed that I posted five items today. Geez, am I finally out of my blogging slump. Well, I doubt it, but you never know. Perhaps that Red Sox broke two curses today (and I know that technically the blog is registering this post and the last as being done on Friday, but it's still 10:13 here DAMNIT so it's Thursday (and I said that I posted five times (so drop it already (boy, I think along with regaining my blogging ability I may have become slightly retarted at the same time (either that ...
[disclaimer: this is kind of a long post. it is primarily meant as a learning experience. i might be alone here, but i enjoy reading other people's posts about problems they have and how they solved the problem. sharing knowledge is one of the reasons blogging exists, right? so why not take full advantage of that.] [update: Sean correctly pointed out that the more correct pattern to use in this situation is the Adapter pattern. In hindsight, the key to the Decorator pattern is the *dynamic* change ...
Everyone has spent so much time trying to cater to new users that they seem to have forgotten that eventually some of those users stop being new. I think the whole blogging scene is starting to change that, especially where Microsoft is concerned. Many of us are seeing that Microsoft’s developers are a lot more like us than we ever knew before. They too like to embrace new technologies (like RSS) and new ideas (like podcasting), and continuing where my last post left off - I bet more of them ...
I promised I would note whenever I was blogging from an interesting place! This time it is my hotel room in Barcelona 26 floors above the city looking out over the beautiful blue of the Mediterranean Sea. This is not a bad place if you have to spend some time working. I have already gotten to spend some time with our team from the EMEA HQ. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the folks here starting this evening. We will have time to discuss Codezone and the work of INETA in the region. It ...
Been spending my free week online, just reading stuff, and now listening to podcasts.. uhm.. digital broadcasts... those.. incuded..mp3.. things.. lolQuite a few people commenting and critisising the fact its called PODcasting.. IPODder... etc.. As you dont actually need an Apple IPod to do it.. Been having a lot of problems with Sauce Reader, my current RSS reader. Until about 2 weeks I was using Sharpreader, but its been ages since an update, it lacks features, it still doesn't propery do digest ...
As I posted in my old blog I was a bit frustrated by the lack of categories in Blogger. In fact, this led to me starting up quite a few different blogs (here, here and here). Now Jeff (the owner) has sportingly enough allowed me to host a blog on geekswithblogs.net. This will mean that I can consolidate all my posts under one blog with different categories, which is just a whole lot more convenient. Of course, this has the spinoff that I may be labelled as a “geek with blog”, but it is ...