March 2005 - Posts

MSDN Pricing and Visual Studio 2005

I have to admit I haven't been coming up with the comings and goings over Visual Studio 2005 and VS 2005 Team System apart from a few MSDN Magazine articles and the occasional blog post that passes through my RSS radar. Overall it looks to be shaping Read More

Which Flock Do You Follow?

posted 29 March 2005 09:42 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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I know there are thousands of these things around, but every now and again it can be amusing to try them out and to be honest I do more than I post about. It just so happens that I thought this one was right! Which flock do you follow? this quiz was Read More

FlexWiki Released

posted 29 March 2005 09:32 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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My favourite open source project FlexWiki has just updated the public release to I was going to do a lengthy post about what's changed and why it's taken so long to come up with a new public release, etc. but our Build Master, Craig Andera, Read More

Public Journalism

posted 23 March 2005 11:44 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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Thanks to a new service called NowPublic the worlds bloggers, photographers and wannabe journalists can contribute to the news. "The news is now public thanks to new technology like camera phones, digital cameras, blogging tools, and RSS standards. Read More

Yahoo Actually Will Buy Flickr

posted 21 March 2005 09:20 by Derek Lakin :: 1 Comments
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It seems to have been one of the Internet's worst kept secrets. Despite constant denials and refusals to comment, it's now been publicly announced that Yahoo will be buying Flickr and Ludicorp: "What is going to happen to Flickr? Flickr will Read More

Who's Who at imeem

posted 10 March 2005 17:44 by Derek Lakin :: 2 Comments
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Thanks to Ted for sending me this before they post it to their own website. Jan Jannink PhD, Co-Founder & President A PhD graduate from the database group at Stanford, Jan invented the database architecture and the meem data model that serve as the Read More

Headline History Wins BAFTA

posted 09 March 2005 12:44 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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The Headline History project that I worked on with one of my previous employers, NEP, won a BAFTA this year in the Children's Learning category [BBC News article].Well done to Duncan and the rest of the team! Read More

BlueCurve Skin for CS :: Blogs Released

posted 06 March 2005 15:44 by Derek Lakin :: 11 Comments
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Now that I've made the switch to CS :: Blogs I've also ported my original BlueCurve skin for .Text. The skinning process is much easier with CS :: Blogs as there is much finer control over the elements and I'm happy with the result. I haven't skinned Read More

Welcome Back ...

posted 06 March 2005 09:27 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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... to the Link Blog and Blogroll. Many thanks to Jacob Carpenter for updating his LinkBlog control, so now both instances on my blog are cached, which should stop the errors that were being received previously. I've also extended the presentation Read More

CS :: Blogs Annoyances

posted 03 March 2005 11:24 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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So far so good with CS :: Blogs, but there are a couple of annoyances: I had to go through two community-provided tools and several attempts with each before I could migrate my content. Back in November (if not before), upgrade scripts were promised Read More

Date-Based Archives in CS :: Blogs

posted 03 March 2005 11:11 by Derek Lakin :: 2 Comments
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After migrating all my .Text content in to Community Server I found that the date-based archive links didn't work properly (see post on the Community Server forums); most months would display no posts at all, but December 2004 showed posts from December Read More

Welcome To Community Server

posted 03 March 2005 09:17 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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After much cajoling and jiggery pokery I've finally made the switch to Community Server thanks primarily to Jayson Knight's .Text migration tool. I've had to make a few tweaks here and there that I will post about soon and (as you can see) the port Read More