Website Problems

Apologies if you’ve been trying to download files or access demos hosted on my website on the mikeo.co.uk domain. My hoster sent me an email @9.15pm the day before I set off (very early) for my Caribbean holiday: "As part of a continuing effort to provide the highest quality service for our valued customers, your…

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Going Dark for a Couple of Weeks

Yes, I’m off on holiday for a couple of weeks from tomorrow so things will be quiet around here. I intend to distance myself entirely from technology (I’m not even sure there’s mobile coverage where I’m going – Argh!) so my heart will be that much fonder when I get back. In the meantime, I…

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A Fun Little Silverlight Twitter Application

My new boss Marc set us a little challenge to build a simple Silverlight kiosk type application that would display the latest Tweets for a set of given keywords. "20mins of work" according to Marc. Well, the end result may have looked like 20mins of effort but getting there took a few diversions (particularly into…

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ASP.NET Routing – Generating URLs from Route Data

I just made my first, albeit small, contribution to stackoverflow.com. Stack Overflow is a great programming Q&A site built with ASP.NET MVC. If you haven’t visited, it’s well worth a look. Someone asked a question about how to generate URLs if you’re using ASP.NET Routing with webforms. MVC has nice helper methods on the HTML…

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[Demo Code] ASP.NET Dynamic Data Demo

I’ve just posted the ASP.NET Dynamic Data website I usually build when I do a Dynamic Data demo. You can download the source for it here. The demo site illustrates a few features of ASP.NET Dynamic Data: Scaffolding of my Houses database using Linq to Sql as the model ScaffoldAllTables is set to true but…

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Spatial Data and now the Spatial Wiki

A long time ago I came up with a simple web site that allows you to draw features on a Virtual Earth map and generate the SQL statements required to store those features in using Sql Server 2008’s spatial data support (and it can do the reverse, ie give it some WKT (Well Known Text)…

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I Didn’t Appreciate that TinyURL had an API

When I created my PowerShell script I opted for SnipUrl as it has a nice API that returns a POX response with your shiny new shortened link (Digsby uses SnipUrl and as I use Digsby for most of my Twittering, most of my URLs are SnipUrls). However, Duncan mentioned he was having trouble accessing my…

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Some Reflections on PDC 2008 – Must Watch Sessions (Day 4)

No keynote today so straight into the breakout action… TL36 Microsoft .NET Framework: Declarative Programming Using XAML Meant to be a very good session on what you’ll be able to do direct from XAML in the future PC49 Microsoft .NET Framework: CLR Futures Good session on CLR Futures and a bit about enabling of some…

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Twitter PowerShell Script

Here’s the PowerShell script I came up with that I referred to in my previous post that integrates with the social networking scripts to additionally generate a Twitter update with a link to the post. I’m sure this script could be improved – I’m no PowerShell expert – but I’ve got it to a point…

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A Bit of an Experiment

I spent a bit of time this afternoon dusting off the PowerShell script I created (that’s not accurate, I cribbed it and changed it slightly – see my original post) to get it to generate a Twitter status update when I post a new blog entry. Much messing about later with both the Twitter API…

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