Power without cables

http://splashpower.com/ I’d say that if it works they have a bright future.Considering than now I have a different adapter for each of the following (not everything is mine, but all of them are around): phone(s) bluetooth headset bluetooth GPS antenna port replicator tablet pocketpc camera router access point cell recharger portable HD mp3 player external…

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PolicyExecutionStage, or the seasons of a ws-policy assertion

Today I discovered that apparently the Microsoft.Web.Services2.Policy.PolicyExecutionStage type lives behind some sort of event horizon: no mention of it on the net (nor the use-net), if you exclude the usual msnd entry. Yet it’s a very useful compass while you implement custom policy assertions, so I’m going to tell you what it is about. The…

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If Huygens, Spirit & Opportunity went through all the troubles to have one…

…then having a moblog must be really something!So I decided I want one, too. But I’m ignorant about the current offering & lazy at the same time, so I’ll wait for a suggestion or for a more proactive mood. What I know for certain is that I’d love the chance of uploading stuff directly from…

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Contract as a way of life in literature

Strange how certain anchors seems not to be susceptible to watering by continual exposure to the triggering stimuli.Example: everytime I hear or read something semantically equivalent to “contract based”, or “contract driven”, I can’t help to think of Kenzo Yagai. It’s a fictional character, found in the marvelous novel (part of the fair trilogy of…

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Media Center: Intervallo &ltmusichetta&gtplin, plin plin plin, …&lt/musichetta&gt

<Intervallo musichetta=”Arpa”>   <vistafadeinfadeout>Pero</vistafadeinfadeout>   <vistafadeinfadeout>Calenzano</vistafadeinfadeout>   <vistafadeinfadeout>Uscio</vistafadeinfadeout>   <vistafadeinfadeout>CasalPusterlengo</vistafadeinfadeout>…</Intervallo> OOOOK, avete già capito. Non sono uno spergiuro, ne mi sono dimenticato: semplicemente al momento attuale mi sto occupando d’altro, quindi cerco di evitare l’overhead del context switch. Tra qualche tempo dovrei tornare sull’argomento, ed approfitterò dello stato di attivazione dei relativi simboli (grazie Marvin!) per riprendere a raccontarvi come funzionano le applicazioni…

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Gaussian bells & lucky colleagues

Ahh guys. After a serious post, I feel the need to compensate with a light one.And I hope you’ll indulge me if I’ll do that in my own language: as Hofstadter would have said, this is a message in which most information must live in the receiver’s mind and only who was actually exposed to…

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Why you should consider WS-Trust…

…even if you plan to play only within the boundaries of your garden.Even if you think that you will never need to deal with the concept of federation, there are still very good reasons for setting up an identity provider. Instead of providing the official ones, of which I’m sure every developer is completely convinced by now,…

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Spoiled by .NET, connectivity, etc

It’s too easy to get spoiled by .NET and by all the related initiatives.I have the SP3 just from Christmas, and I’m already completely addicted to the idea of being able to write my own little apps with the Compact Framework (earlier I had the MPx200), and being able to connect wirelessly all sorts of divices…

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Creature-house entrance relationship

I’m running the classical old StarWars marathone, and I can’t help to interrupt a sec for blogging about a detail I noticed only now and always eluded me earlier: C-HE relationship: the shorter the creature, the rounder the house door. That  holds for Yoda, for the Ewoks and even for the Hobbits of the LotR trilogy!!!…

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Modeling Reality

Happy new year everyone!My first 2005 post is about something that I hold very dear, a computer science book titled “Modeling Reality”.I’ve seen pretty much all phases of its building happening at about 1 mt from me: following the geek couple pattern by the book, she spent her evenings on her laptop at her side of…

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