Claimspace, a Long Tail Recognition System

Robert Rebholz is not only my boss*, he is also my muse, ideological sparring partner, alter ego, and mentor. Bob is possesed by a special kind of genius, with a sort of Jeffersonian breadth and intensity that makes it a pleasure and honor to collaborate with him, on a day-to-day basis. In my opinion, Bob is one of two people on…

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Alexbarn Leaves Microsoft…ARGH!

With a farewell quote from the greatest American writer of all time, my friend, neighbor, and idea-mate, Alex Barnett has announced that he is leaving Microsoft and Redmond to join a startup in Utah: Bungee Labs. [Lump_in_throat]. If they had any idea of the potential that Microsoft is losing, with Alex’s departure, Steve would be ranting, Bill would be knocking…

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"Tagspace" Beta

AJAX vs. Atlas ASP.NET Atlas ATOM C# C++ CodePlex coolgadgets database Dave Morehouse FoxPro Huong Nguyen J# LINQ Marshall Lin MSO .NET .NET2.0 PERL.NET Rapport REST RESTful RSS Ruby Sharepoint socialsoftware tagging Tagspace Taylor Parsons VB.NET VFP Vista VS2005 VSTS WikiWiki  Win64  Windows Mobile  Zune Hacks ————————————— During a week in which Microsoft announced a virtual TIDAL WAVE of blockbuster product releases (ya know, Vista, Office, LiveID, et al), my small team quietly launched the public Beta of…

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Flickr .NET Mashups

From the dean, Alex Barnett (RSS): “MSDN’s Coding4Fun has a good intro article on playing with the Flickr API using Flickr.Net API library: “the actual mechanics of communicating with Flickr are relatively simple. The hard part is coming up with the idea for a groovy new application.” For inspiration, have play with ‘the best 10 Flickr mashups’,…

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Desirement: Future Geo-Matching Service for Speakers and Event Organizers

At the conclusion of Deeper in .NET, in Milwaukee, I got to hang out into the wee hours of the morning with Scott Spradlin of INETA, Chris Barwood, Julie Lerman, Brennan Stehling, and Doug Rhoten (photos) at the Rock Bottom Brewery. Doug Rhoten is the founder and President of the Chippewa .NET user’s group, as…

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Is there a tag for this event?

A few minutes ago, I turned to Dave Bost, MS developer evangelist in the Midwest region, and asked, “Is there a tag for this event?” Dave replied, “I’ve heard a lot of geeky things, this week. That’s just another one to add to the list. MTS06,” he concluded knowingly. I’ve been sitting in on MTS06 (Microsoft…

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Idea: Store Your Demo Apps on Gotdotnet

How many live events have you attended where the speaker compiled and ran a cool demo app? F5 F5 F5! The room buzzes with excitement. The code compiles and runs without error. “Oohs” and “ahs” give way to applause, which morphs into probing questions and excited suggestions. Time draws short. The speaker unveils a URL…

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Gotdotnet Party…You’re invited!

If you are a Gotdotnet community member and you will be in the Seattle area this Friday, I invite you to join me and the rest of the Gotdotnet team–past and present–to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the first ever .NET Website, which launched on November 15, 2000. Come on down and meet the gurus, goddesses, and codeslingers…

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Choosing the Right License for your Open or Shared Source Project

Are you planning to create a shared source or open source project on Gotdotnet CodeGallery or Workspaces? If so, one of the first and most important things to do is to decide upon the terms by which you’d like to share your source code and other intellectual property with the general public. On Gotdotnet, we…

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Loyalty to Visual FoxPro: the SednaX Generation

It is my great and profound honor to welcome the FoxPro developer community to Gotdotnet’s new CodeGallery in the form of the FoxPro SednaX project: the fastest growing and newest project on Gotdotnet. May you stay long, do great things, and spread the good word about CodeGallery. Note: gotdotnet will be down today for a significant…

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