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Wow blogging has come a long way in such a short time. It seems like now everyone is starting to jump on the bandwagon for a ride - this is not a bad thing. The purpose of this post is to highlight an initiative a friend of mine is working on - blogging with voice. I encourage you to go and check out his site at www.blogosphereradio.com. If nothing else, have a listen to his interview with the blog author from ensight.org, Jeremy Wright. That guy (Jeremy) actually gets paid to blog ...
Sorry me Blog has been so inactive the past month, I have been pretty busy working on ”The Bloggers Guide to BizTalk”. The first release is out now, and available for free download. The original plan for the guide was to involve about five people, and produce a 30-40 page PDF file. The response from the blogging community was very positive, a lot better that I expected, and the number of great contributions quickly outgrew the PDF format. The guide is now built using the Microsoft Help ...
Ignoring 'Generation Techs' at your own peril | CNET News.comDidn't spend much time reading news today, as I usually do. This article caught my eye though.It actually summed up quite nicely the troubles I too have encounted in the workspace, with regards to people not being able to deal with my way of working and communicating. Its always been a bit of a mystery to me why I cant often get the "older" generation interested in things like Instant Messaging, Blogging (though I am relativly new to it ...
I wanted to let you all know that I have started up a website on gamedev called Managed World. That will be the main hosting place for my game development articles. Why have I done this? Well, the experience that I've received over the last year has led to me to believe that while dotText works wonderfully as a blogging engine, and as somewhere to post a couple of articles here or there, it doesn't suit my needs very well when it comes to a game development site. I will still be doing regular blogging ...
I have finally come to a conclusion. I don't make this blog personal enough. When catching up on some of my blogging friends (is anyone else thinking that the word “blogging” is becoming too much of a “catch-phrase”?), I realized that most of the blogs that I love to follow are the blogs that are basically online journals or are quite personal. Sure, there are blogs out there that I love that are purely technical, but I think the beauty with blogs is that you (the reader) ...
Good communication skills are important in every phase of life, whether you are in IT or you are asking a question to a priest. My friend Pradeep C blogs a short story about it. Also, finally Pradeep is convinced of starting up a blog. It took a long time but finally Pradeep is blogging. Pradeep is a software developer in India, working with .NET and Java and lives in Bangalore. Welcome to the blogging world Pradeep. Hmmn, may be I was not communicating with him properly so it took such a long time, ...
Moving with my blog to www.geekswithblogs.net (Thanks to Jeff Julian) was a great opportunity to take a look to more than half a year of active blogging and to pick out the most interessting articles. They can be found under Article Categories / Blog Backup. I intend to repost the other articles as well, but consider this "low priority" at the moment. ;-) AOP Articles Aspektorientierte Programmierung mit .NET (in german) (Better) Exception Handling with AOP Intercepting the .NET AOP meets .NET - ...

Many thanks to Jeff Julian for setting up an account for me at geekswithblogs.net. I am excited to start blogging and thankful Im on a .NET related blog site.

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Wow...what a weekend. I spent the weekend working to report on the generous giving of the American people. When disaster strikes, American steps up. So as Florida braces for a possible 3rd hurricane in a row, please read this post and answer the call - DONATE NOW! to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. If you read my blog, please feel free to link or refer to this post. Lets see how many referrers from the IT and blogging community present themselves. Give Now! They really need it. ...

This blog by Adam Bosworth has quite a few posts of thoughts on 'Web services', 'Rich UI' etc and they are real interesting. The most interesting topic he discusses is the need for a 'Web services browser'. Oflate for some reason he isn't blogging and does he work at Google?

http://www.adambosworth.net/

 

This is my first post to a blog. I've been a geek my whole life, but just introduced to blogging recently. I work for Vision Data Solutions (with Jeff Julian and John Alexander). I've worked in several languages; FORTRAN, BASIC, C, Pascal, several assembly languages and currently with Visual FoxPro. I'm learning C#, VB.Net and that whole thing. I've done mostly technical programming. I worked for 17 years developing test equipment, automating power supplies, voltmeters, spectrum analyzers and so ...
Had not been blogging in the last few days but seems like there had been quite a lot of interesting activity which went on during this week. Some of those which interests me were Platform SDK was refreshed due to XP SP2 release Deepak happened to get C9'd Kerberos Vulnerability Leaked DevDays US Content was put up online Creative launced Creative Zen - Portable Media CenterSpecs for WS-Eventing came up with big industry leaders joining hands togetherWindows Media Player 10 RTM'd .Net 1.0 SP3 and ...

So are you one of those who still has'nt started on blogging and want to start up your own blog, than visit Phil Windley's 'How To Start A Blog' post and make sure you stress on reading point no. 12 from Robert Scoble's manifesto. Via. Steve Rubel. Nice blog Phil, subscribed.

Tejas Patel

I am going to make a point of blogging when I can get online from interesting places from now on and noting them here. Today I am in Indianapolis and I am blogging from the Moon Dog. I am happy to report that one of the best restaurant/bars in Indy has hit the online trend! If you are ever in Indy - check it out.
GO! GO! GO! GO! GO! Sells Out Fast! Get your Training Time together and get your seat. Every year it gets harder to pick speakers for the DevCon. This year, I had 4x the number of submissions for which I had available slots. So, while it's hard for me to pick, it makes for a fabulous line up for attendees: For speakers, we've got keynotes from Tim Bray (co-inventor of XML) and Tim Ewald. We've also got Don Box, Sam Ruby, Jeff Barr (of Amazon.com), Keith Brown, Scott Hanselman, Chris Anderson, Doug ...
I am excited to start blogging on GeeksWithBloks.net
It is great to see Damir blogging here! I had the chance to meet Damir at TechEd in Amsterdam and get to talk with him about all of his contributions to community in Europe. They are working on some great things with INETA Europe and other community efforts like Codezone. I am glad that the blogging (in English) has begun so that we all can get a first hand account of what is going on ...
Great chance to start blogging about our efforts in Europe ;-) http://www.ineta.org/eu/ Short look behind the scenes - who is in charge of INETA Europe? Christian Nagel INETA Europe ManagementE-Mail: Christian.Nagel@ineta.org Andrea SaltarelloUG Relations ManagementSouthern CountriesE-Mail: Andrea.Saltarello@ineta.org Andrew FilevMarketing ManagementEastern CountriesE-Mail: Andrew.Filev@ineta.org Andreas EideInfrastructure ManagementNorthern CountriesE-Mail: Andreas.Eide@ineta.org Damir TomicicInfrastructure ...
Back when geekswithblogs.net was my own personal blogging system :D, I used jjulian.geekswithblogs.net as my blog's home. Well when I decided to move over to .Text I lost this sub-domain functionally but have always wanted it back. Well now we do. If you are a blogger on geekswithblogs.net, you can now reference your blog with "your-blog-name.geekswithbl... and it will redirect it to "geekswithblogs.net/your-bl... Pretty cool, eh? So now all the old links that pointed to my original RSS ...
Not long ago I was ranting about all of the hype surrounding the recent surge in blogging's popularity. Today, via Scobleizer, I have stumbled upon the third sign of the Blogosphere Apocalypse. Let's face it, when something gets big enough to garner the attention of CNN, it's pretty much over. “Technorati CEO David L. Sifry will be on-site at the (Democratic) convention to provide on-air analysis on which political blogs are getting most attention and which ideas are generating lots of buzz by tracking ...
I have missed reading and writing blogs during last 3-4 days. The reason being that I am held up doing my work, University studies ( I am doing my Masters) and other related studies along with looking after my wife and being a good host. University work is holding a lot of my time. Next 4 months would be very very busy time for me and this does not mean that I won't be blogging and won't be reading blogs. This is the time when I can emphasize again the real importance of time and resource management. ...
The Imagine Cup was a great event. I was amazed at the quality of work and the people. So many creative and innovative types from all around the world in one place can only cause explosive energy. The level of excitement caused me to practice my crowd warm-up act and when the winners were announced in Sao Paulo the emotion was amazing. There are many people blogging their experiences including Ian Pearshouse, Caroline Philips, Jason Kemp, and of course, my team mates, Mario, Shreyas and Morris. There ...
First, there was the rumour that BillG was going to start blogging. And now this has happened. I'm not sure why some folks are convinced that blogging is important. It's not. It's a Yo-Yo or a Hoola-Hoop or a virtual Pet Rock. Sure, everybody will be doing it; and then, quietly, thankfully, it will fade into the background. Are blogs useful? No question. Some are vastly entertaining and humourous and some are very educational but others are just an on-line stroke-fest of self-importance. I won't ...

It's things like this post here that made me think about blogging as described in the first sentence here.

Not that there's anything wrong with that of course.

Dave
Just because I can...

 

Now this is just amazing. One new blog every 5.8 seconds according to a calculation that Steve Rubel has linked to. Which means that 14896.55 blogs in one day. This is amazing. Yes PR people and advertisers should start focusing on bloggers now. 14896.55 new blogs are created everyday. Out of these 14896 new blogs I am assuming that 14000 are new bloggers. New to blogging world. They will devote nearly 2-3 days initially on their new project of blogging.This is the time to get new bloggers facinated ...
Today is the last day our team has to present our application. We have completed all the competition portions of the contest and todays presentations are just for interest sake @ PDC. Unfortunately, our team did not make the top 12 , however, we had fun and thought we did the best job we could. There was many great applications and we have learned a lot about the style of applications judges rank well at this competition. Hopefully, we will make it back next year so we can compete in Japan (next ...
As I stated in an earlier post, I have been working on the EDR to get a fuse curve plotting program working. Between that and real life travel, illness, and work around the house, June was a very thin blogging month. Now that all that is past, I can work on other things, such as this blog. One of the interesting tools I used to get the EDR plotting requirement done is a program called DPlot. While the program itself is worthy of consideration, it has a free sibling called DPlot Jr. For the programmer, ...
As usual I am packing and getting all my stuff together at the last minute :). It is 12:13AM and I leave for Brazil this afternoon, however, I have yet to finish packing, do laundry and get all my appropriate paper work together. Why I am blogging and not getting ready do you ask? Well, the answer to that is I got sidetracked building a tablet pc application and I figured while I'm on here I may as well post one more time before we leave. I'm sure I will be quite tired tomorrow, however, that is ...
Tim Ewald is back to blogging with a great new article: XmlSerializer sans XSD. After recently playing with the XML Serialization attributes on classes for a project in InfoPath, this article hits perfectly to show you how to create classes based on an existing XML File. For my project in InfoPath I pretty much worked the opposite way and created a class with the attributes to be serialized down through a web service. The Invoicing sample with the InfoPath SDK gives a great example of this. I was ...
A lot of buzz has been generated by the Imagine Cup in the past week, and it is getting exciting. I hope all the teams are well prepared and will give it their all to win this. I (along with Jason Beres) am lucky enough to be invited as a judge during this year's festivities, so I am really looking forward to the adventure. Hopefully, on a grand scale, Jason and I can mingle with the participants, after the judging, to discuss how our group (INETA Academic) can help them with next year's competition ...
I have stopped subscribing to newsletters now as I read and can get most of the contents in the newsletter in some shape or form on blogs now a days. I have seen that if there is something interesting in any newsletter, than people will blog about it, so I do get updated with what's happening with a company. I want to get Microsoft Newsletter into my Aggregaotor now instead of my inbox, as I am still subscribed to a few of them to be the first one to blog something interesting in them ( I think I ...
Web Logging (or 'blogging') is a masturbatory inbred-hit-counting stroke-off. And the people that disagree with this are insane. At least, that's what I used to think. I was at the MVP Summit a while back talking with fellow MVP Bruce Johnson about blogging and he told me that he uses his blog as a place to record things that he didn't want to forget. Like something that took you ages to debug or figure out and you wanted to record the process so you could refer back to it. Keep it all in one place ...
April was one month which I am not aware how it came and how it went off. Basically this post of mine and probably the next few posts to follow are my memory dumps which I could referesh from my inbox and other pleasant memories which are here to stay in my head. this is more of an excersise which I am planning so that I take care from the wrath of other bloggers who told me man, what happened to you are you dead, Sudhakar went on to the extent of TP'ing my blog :( so here I go... Just to give you ...
For some unknown reason, I had been navigating the web for blogging tools that plug into Outlook, let me read and publish blogs (I try my level best to avoid going on the web and writing blogs!). So, here are the results that impressed my close friend and collegue, Deepak Gulati, tons! So with him impressed, am sure these are good :) 1) Download RSS Bandit (news/RSS aggregator written in C# and is free!) from http://www.rssbandit.org/ow... and install it. 2) Download Bloggar from http://www.bloggar.com/. ...
From the figures I see that this is my 200th Post today on this weblog. Let me say that this is just a beginning for me and not a great milestone. I will like to thank and I am grateful to all my readers, my online friends, friends in my IM list, my blogger friends, friends from Orkut, my wife Komal (she is the main one, as she allows me to sit in front of computers for hours without complaining, ah just a little bit) and to all others who have helped me to keep myself motivated to the task of blogging ...
I guess I've just been reading other people's blogs for long enough now that I finally decided I ought to do a little blogging myself. I really appreciate all the information, ideas, perspectives, and other shtuff I read from sites like these, and wondered if maybe something I might have to say might affect someone else in a similar way. I'm not sure how often I'll post, or how much I'll have to offer, but I figure since it's available I might as well give it a try. My boss mentioned to me the other ...
Well, after attending DevEssentials in Kansas City and listening to Jeff Julian speak on the importance of community and blogging your individual development efforts, I decided it would be a good idea to start blogging on my own. I have been moblogging for a while, but this is my first official text post. I live in Lawrence, KS and develop in .net, SQL, and VBA Access for a small virtual company. I have been programming ever since my Dad gave me a Mac Plus and ZBasic at the ripe age of 10. I also ...
Man!!! This is exactly what I suppose I get for going on such a blogging hiatus. I come back and I can't stop discovering kick butt stuff that is coming out, has been out and I didn't know about, or that I simply forgot about. When catching up on the various blogs I am subscribed I came across an announcement in David Weller's blog about the coming summer update for Managed DirectX 9.0. Check out David's blog post for the best sneak speak. However, there are some things that I want to highlight here ...
I am not a developer but still I am working on a project which requires me to create a website using IIS 6.0 and SQL Server 2000 and using ASP.NET and some ASP coding too. My project was working fine till yesterday afternoon, but when I was trying to access asp pages, it started giving me messages "The requested resource is in use". I tried and tried troubelshooting it, I restarted IIS, rebooted the computer, reinstalled ASP, reinstalled IIS (ofcourse I backed up my IIS settings before ), but all ...
I see many bloggers (from the ones that I read) advertising on their blogs now and some of them tell me that they make good enough money to pay for their web hosting and few don't or find it difficult. When it comes to advertising on blogs people have different opinion here of whether to have ads. on blogs or not. Mostly the people who don't have their own weblog site say that ads. on blog dillutes the relation that they share with their readers while the users who have their own websites for blogging ...
I have been reading blogs for some time now and have had the greatest of intentions in maintaining my own, only to be put on hold for other "past due" items on my to-do list. Well I finally "bit the bullet" and am up and running. Since attending the PDC in Los Angeles this past October, it has been of high importance to learn more on RSS feeds and the whole blogging idea. Pretty cool!
“For Some, the Blogging Never Stops” says Kathie Hafner. She writes “Blogging is a pastime for many, even a livelihood for a few. For some, it becomes an obsession. Such bloggers often feel compelled to write several times daily and feel anxious if they don't keep up. As they spend more time hunkered over their computers, they neglect family, friends and jobs. They blog at home, at work and on the road.” & “Of course, most of those millions are abandoned or, at best, ...
Guys I am happy, in the morning I cried about now having a Gmail account when half of my other blogger friends had one. I got an invite this afternoon from my Orkut friend Duncan Lamb whom I remembered inviting when he commented on my blog. I am impressed with the network and friends I am getting with the help of my blog. Cheers go to Duncan Lamb for it. His Orkut profile link is http://www.orkut.com/Profil... Now off to exploring more of Gmail. Tejas Patel (btw: blogging ...
First of all what is 'influence'? One meaning of the word 'influence' as defined in the dictionary is “Power to sway or affect based on prestige, wealth, ability, or position. “ Influential people are everywhere and in every field, some influence more than others do. People look upto influential people. I am not sure if I am 100% correct, but can be say that Robert Scoble is a influential person and helped change the way corporates look at the blogging now. Personally speaking, his way ...
Steve Rubel links me to an article on how real estate agents are using blogs as a tool now. I think it is a great idea and has many advantages. Apart from the fact that real estate agents can use them to advertise or market about their clients, they can also periodically hand out tips that clients should be aware of while buying or selling real estate, there can be tips on renting of properties and a lot. Allmost all the real estate agents I know have their websites and to link those blogs to their ...
I went to TechGuru's blog and read a heading 'Gates Reading Channel9?!', curious I followed all the links and yes, Bill Gates is talking about benefits of blogging and RSS, his presentation even has a picture of Channel 9, I am sure he must had a glance of Channel9.com by now. Microsoft Watch quotes Gates “Gates called blogging and the RSS Web content syndication service a "very interesting phenomenon." He suggested that by using RSS as notification system, customers can "get the information ...
Today Robert linked me to two posts ( You are right Robert, you are a connecter, most of my visits to your blog to connect me to someone interesting), one was Lenn Pryor and through Lenn was Heather's Blog. Putting your blog details on your resume is still a new question and a interesting one, you will get different answers as you ask different people and this will again depend on how well they understand blogging and what their opinions are on blogging. I would say, put a link to your blog if you ...

My Blogging activities have taken a back gear since last few weeks, reason being I am busy with my work, studies and personal life.Too many things going at the same time, but I still monitor the traffic on my blog :). I am still around and will be blogging for a long time.

Tejas Patel

I've been really bad at blogging lately, been SO busy with work and my upcoming wedding (yeah!) that I haven't had the time. However, a couple of quick links I found recently. Michael Hunter, The Braidy Tester is a tester at Microsoft who is obviously very passionate about his work and his team. This is the kind of person I love to work with, someone who has passion about their work and creating the best product for their client, be it external (the Microsoft using world) or internal (Dev). Great ...
Abhishek Kant says “Why blogging is not my cup of tea!!! “. I was linked to Abhishek's Blog from Anand. Abhishek gives 10 reasons on why he think he should not be blogging and I don't agree completely with any one of those. Here are my responses:- Abhishek Says:-”1. I have to be connected to the internet for the same. - Most of the times i am without a computer leave aside internet connection.“ Not necessarily Abhishek, you don't have to continously blog for whole day, write ...