August 2004 - Posts

Vancouver at 6:45pm

Vancouver at 6:45pm Originally uploaded by Keemz. One of the many reasons I think Vancouver will be our next holiday destination. For a few more why not check out the Flickr Vancouver Group Photo Pool or all the Flickr photos Read More

Gran Canaria 2004.

IMG_0076.JPG,originally uploaded by Derek Lakin. The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that the Image Galleries have disappeared from here. That's because all my photos are now hosted on Flickr.You can see them all here. To see pictures of me and Read More

MetaWeblog and Blogger APIs

Apologies for all the test posts recently. As you can see from recent posts I've developed in an interest in the excellent Flickr photo sharing web application. I was pleased to see a 'post to blog' feature when I signed up, but dismayed to find that Read More

Sauce Reader Test

posted 31 August 2004 11:09 by derek lakin :: 2 Comments
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This post was made from Sauce Reader and should set the post in the Blog category. Read More

New Post

This is a test post from , a fancy photo sharing thing. Read More


This is a test post from , a fancy photo sharing thing. Read More

In Loving Memory ...

posted 31 August 2004 09:14 by derek lakin :: 1 Comments
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... of Diana, Princess of Wales. It is 7 years today since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. I still remember the day as though it were yesterday. I was at University in a little flat in Headingley. I was just making some noodles for lunch with Read More


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Ecto Test

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Forms authentication and role-based security: improving performance

Following my last post I decided to have a look at Daniel's blog and found another really interesting article about improving the performance of Forms authentication and role-based security, something which I need to implement on my current project. So Read More

Strongly-typed event-rising design-time generated custom XmlSerializers

Daniel Cazzulino has written a great article about the XmlSerializer, which is now being featured over at TheServerSide .NET: "There are a couple known issues with the XmlSerializer: First-time use is painfully slow, because of the temporary assembly Read More

New Look for

posted 26 August 2004 12:24 by derek lakin :: 3 Comments
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In case you haven't hread already Microsoft have restyled their website. My initial impressions are that it is a nice design, clean and simple design although it doesn't do a good job of using the available screen estate on larger monitors, but then that Read More

Flickr .NET Library

My initial interest in Flickr seems to have been justified as now I'm really in to it, especially the API. To illustrate this Myself, Neil Cowburn and Paul Watson have started an open source project to provide a .NET wrapper around the Flickr API. The Read More


I don't recall where I saw it, but yesterday someone's blog was talking about Organizr, which is the latest tool to be added to flickr, the online photo storage, sorting, searching and sharing tool. Organizr is a Flash-based (runs inside your browser) Read More

New Design for Robert Scoble's Blog

Robert Scoble is currently running a competition to redesign his well-visited weblog, The Scobleizer. From his original post the requirements were: "You gotta just change my CSS file. I need to be able to simply reupload a new CSS file and see your Read More

9/11 Commission Report Available in Electronic Format for Free

"The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States" is now available for free download from It's available in 8 formats including Adobe PDF, Microsoft eBook and Palm Doc, Read More

New Community Website

Well, after a bit of tweaking with DotNetNuke I've got the beginnings of my new add-in developers community portal up and running. It's called the Add-in Zone and can be found (for now at least) at so please Read More