My Geek Origin Story (for Microsoft Australia TechEd 2011)

As Microsoft TechEd 2011 is fast approaching & Delic8genius has made a call-out to the Australian community “What is your Geek Origin Story” So, it’s time for me to document My Geek Origin Story My first geek obsession started with cats. Or, as we now call them, kittehs. Quiet companions on the Autistic scale, kittehs…

1

IIS7.5, FTP Sites, 530-error, bindings

I have multiple sites on the same IIS 7.5 server. Using the handy Bindings… feature, I am able to redirect incoming :80 HTTP queries to the appropriate server with ease. On more than one site I have added FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to ease publishing. I kept getting a 530 error when attempting to log…

0

WordPress on IIS7.x : Permalinks, Media /wp-content/ access

One of the mechanisms of improving SEO on WordPress driven sites is to switch to a more semantic URL scheme. On an IIS7 installation, after selecting one of these permalink options, WordPress then suggests you edit and/or create a web.config entry: If your web.config file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t…

1

Microsoft School of PHP: Now open for classes!

PHP remains one of the most popular web development languages. Combining dynamic, edit/save/refresh development with extensibility – PHP is used by WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and a myriad of other web content management systems. Intensive frameworks, such as CakePHP provide strongly structured development methodologies to this popular language. With PHP 5.2, and more intensively in PHP…

0

Preview: Microsoft School of PHP

If you like PHP, and do not have time to setup the PHPOnWindowsTrainingKit – this forthcoming series of videos might be your thing! Microsoft School of PHP Preview

0

Updating to Core i7 2600. Well, that was easy.

GENERALMELCHETT, my main PC ‘ride’ was built in late 2007. The General is named in homage to the great character played by Stephen Fry in Blackadder. A few upgrades of video cards, one processor update to the Q9300 and some hard disk shenanigans resulted in a nice stable PC. This month, Intel started shipping their…

0

nRake and IronRuby

A great little case study on the use of IronRuby to create nRake. Thanks to Senior .NET Consultant, James Crisp from ThoughtWorks for telling us the story!

0

Kiwi Pycon 2010 Presentation Notes

In the time given at Kiwi Pycon 2010, I managed to traverse a wide range of topics related to Microsoft and Python (by IronPython and CPython) MACROPOINT, the 2447th presentation tool written in Python using HTML5, SVG and Python in the browser IronPython Tools for Visual Studio 2010 Interactive IronPython console in a browser A…

0

Updating Tomáš Matoušek’s repl.rb & adding repl.py

In April 2009, Tomáš Matoušek created a nifty IronRuby script that demonstrated the sharing of ScriptScopes in the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). The examples on Tomáš’ blog post still work. The script is like the movie Inception, with languages within languages; but at its core shows how the DLR permits object sharing between languages within…

0

OpenConferenceProtocol

Winning pitch at Sydney Amped. http://openconferenceprotocol.org/ won the Amped Sydney 2010 one day hack-a-thon. The video above is the team’s presentation; an interview in episode 49 of the Frankly Speaking podcast is also worth a listen. Tatham Oddie, Brendan Forster & Aaron Powell – are the team members you see on stage and have done…

0