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Windows Live Mail Beta Invites

posted 10 May 2006 11:57 by Derek Lakin :: 12 Comments
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I've got five invites to give out for the Windows Live Mail Beta. You must have a hotmail account for me to send the invite to, as the beta is only available to @hotmail.com/.co.uk addresses and you must be in one of the following countries: United States, Read More

FlexWiki 2.0

This happened quite a while back now and even more progress has been made, but I still think it's worth mentioning. Thanks to the herculean efforts by Craig Andera, FlexWiki has been branched in CVS to give a new branch that is built using .NET 2.0.One Read More

Computers and the Internet According to "normal" People

posted 06 April 2006 11:44 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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I just got sent this link about how "normal" people perceive computers and the Internet. Here's some of the funny ones (they're funny becuase they're true!)Computers get slower and slower with time; this is perfectly normal, and the only thing to do Read More

MIX 'o6 in Vegas

posted 05 April 2006 13:37 by Derek Lakin :: 1 Comments
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I wasn't fortunate enough to go myself, but my good friend Paul did go and has written up his report of the sessions he attended. Maybe it's just Paul's twisted peculiar strange different unique outlook on life, but his experiences in Las Vegas aren't Read More

Visitor Map

posted 14 March 2006 15:43 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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If you want a map on your website of where your visitors come from, check out zipwise.com. You just add a simple graphic to your website that links back to them to show the map. The default looks like this, but you can use your own image: Read More

Windows Live Messenger Invites Part 3

It looks like the Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger 8) beta program is ramping up even more again as I've got 5 invitations again on each of the two accounts I use (so that's ten in total). Same rules as before: first ten to comment get an invite Read More

Free eBooks from Apress

Apress have a selection of programming books available for free download in PDF format. The titles available at the moment are: A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 Writing Perl Modules for CPAN Programming VB .NET: A Guide For Experienced Programmers Read More

Windows Live Messenger Beta

posted 05 January 2006 20:35 by Derek Lakin :: 3 Comments
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I just received that all important invitation to join the Windows Live Beta program! w00t! It needs a reboot after installation, so I guess I'll have to blog more about it later. Read More

AJAX without the Postbacks

posted 24 December 2005 11:48 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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Note to self: if you're trying to do asynchronous calls in an AJAX way don't use an <input /> element of any type as the trigger for an action as they cause a postback, which defeats the object. 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

Extending the Atlas Wiki Part I - Adding Email Support

I just posted an article over on Bill's Baby that describes how to add email support to the ASP.NET "Atlas" Wiki. It describes how to get emails sent to new users when the register and how to notify an administrator when new users have registered. Read More

Uninstalling the Betas

If you haven't yet installed the release version of one of the Visual Studio 2005 editions then you may find this Microsoft page particularly useful as it includes a link to an auto-uninstall tool for automatically removing any previous beta Read More

Caching in Windows Applications

I've often heard that you can use the ASP.NET caching features provided by the .NET Framework in Windows applications, but never tried it. Well, today I read a post by the great Scott Hanselman that confirms it:  I also started Read More

Encarta Instant Answers

If you add encarta@conversagent.com to your MSN IM contacts list, you can ask it questions, e.g. What is the size of Mexico? When was Leonardo da Vinci born? 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
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