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Site Upgrade

Apologies for the outages over the last 24 hours or so, this was due to the upgrade in progress to Community Server 2.0. I had a couple of glitches, which I have now resolved.Due to time constraints I won't be upgrading the skin for a while, but I'm sure Read More

Added Flare for FeedBurner Subscribers

FeedBurner recently announced FeedFlare, a new service for FeedBurner users: FeedFlare is initially launching today with seven simple options, including: most popular tags for this item via tag this item at Technorati Read More

Adwords A-Go-Go

Recent analysis of the visitor stats for my blog (using Google's Analytics service has indicated that I have significantly higher traffic from search engine hits than I have from persistent readers, which is quite disappointing in some respects as it Read More

Bill's Baby and Web 2.0

In addition to the kind of posts I've been churning out here I'm now writing (generally) lengthier posts on Bill's Baby and Web 2.0 Blog, both part of the FineFools community. The Bill's Baby blog is all about Microsoft, to which my contributions Read More

More Free Stuff!

Continuing the tradition of signingup for free developer goodies here's a post about more free stuff. Over at the Component Factory the Krypton Toolkit has been released. Just go to the Downloads link and enter your email address to receive instructions. Read More

Post-dated Posts

Apologies for the recent flurry of post-dated posts, but I had been blogging them on one of my imeem blogs and decided that I should cross-post them here too (as this site gets much more traffic). There won't be any more post-dated posts, but you can Read More

SiteScore 8.6

posted 04 October 2005 19:17 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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Saw this over on and thought I'd take a look, too as I'd never heard of it either. It seems that he and I have the same score! It seems that although his is better marketed, mine is better designed and more satisfying to visit! Marketing Read More

New SauceReader Release(ish)

According to the Sauce Reader blog there is a new version of Sauce Reader available v2.0.2, which is just a minimal update to make it non-expiring (apparently v2.0.1 expires today). Unfortunately the link to the download is not responding! What will I Read More

Visual Studio 2005 for Dummies

I've started to explore Visual Studio 2005 (at last) by working on a project that's been on hold for too long. I'm not talking about the project itself publicly just yet, but I am working with a closed group of people on a private meem on imeem. Read More

Syndicating Digital Thoughts

Scott Hansleman has done it and now Sam Gentile has done it too; if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me. What am I talking about? Feedburner. I've setup a Feedburner feed that new readers should use to subscribe to (and I've changed the Read More

SauceReader now on eBay

Just over a month ago I posted that Synop had closed for business and that their excellent aggregator Sauce Reader was up for sale. Well, it seems that they haven't had any offers as it's now up for sale on eBay. The starting bid is just $9,999 and there Read More

PDC '05

There's a huge amount of new stuff coming out of PDC '05 at the moment. So much, in fact, that I feel like I can hardly keep up! Here's a quick round up of some of the cool things that I've heard about (not necessarily all from PDC): Windows Sideshow Read More

Tag Cloud

Another cool web application that I came across last week (hat tip: Foo) was Tag Cloud. TagCloud basically takes in an RSS feed and creates a list of the keywords from that feed and presents them so you can see the most popular ones. Here's the tag cloud Read More

Sauce Reader Up For Sale

I fired up Sauce Reader as usual this morning and to my horror in the Sauce Reader Weblog I found that Synop has closed for business and that the Sauce Reader product and source code (both versions 1.x and 2.x) are up for sale! "The Sauce Reader product Read More

Welcome to BlueFlame

posted 29 June 2005 15:36 by Derek Lakin :: 2 Comments
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Those of you visiting the site with a browser (instead of reading posts with an aggregator) will have noticed that the site has a snazzy new look-and-feel to it. As I mentioned before I was bored with BlueCurve and it was time for something different, Read More
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