Archive for October, 2003

Web apps and search engines

Friday, October 31st, 2003

I read one of the ?href considered harmful? arguments, a couple of them actually, and got to thinking a bit about how web apps are built.. Having an application that runs entirely as one ?page?, with the page changing as various user inputs are posted back to it, isn’t that hard to do, and I […]

PDC “as it happens”

Sunday, October 26th, 2003

Scott Haneselman’s at the PDC with his Blackberry basically transcribing the interesting bits as they happen.  Cool.  

Web services and persistent client connections.

Friday, October 24th, 2003

I don’t know how common this is, but this is a technique I’ve used on two projects recently that I found useful.  In both situations, I was writing a client application that needed to talk to a server, where the client was possibly behind a firewall, and the connection needed to be persistent. Consider designing […]

Restaurant Thing update now live!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003

My updated Ottawa Restaurants website is now live and has replaced my old one (I’m redirecting search hits from the old one to the new one).  I pretty much cloned the old site, so now I can start adding things to the new one. The old one was classic ASP, and for anything but a […]

No iTunes for Me

Sunday, October 19th, 2003

?The iTunes Music Store is not available in your country yet.  You will be able to browse music and listen to previews, but you won’t be able to purchase music unless your billing address is in the United States.? Doh.  

LogView updated

Sunday, October 19th, 2003

This is a simple ASP.NET web app (very simple) that lets you view your log files in a web browser.. I find it useful anyway.  The updated version is here.  

Simple IIS Website Statistics

Sunday, October 19th, 2003

I’m one of those people that’s always curious about who’s using my site.  I’ve satisfied this curiosity in a number of ways over the years.  My original ISAPI filter would simply cause the computer “beep” whenever someone hit the webpage.  That got annoying once people started actually using the site. On another server, I have […]

Fisheye Menus

Sunday, October 19th, 2003

Although it is cool to see some fresh thinking in control design, the Fisheye Menu proposed here is really only useful when the number of items in the list is only slightly above the number that fit into the list.  In that case, I think the confusion of having the control sometimes work differently than […]

A Web Services interface for a public website?

Saturday, October 18th, 2003

My website The Restaurant Thing is a simple ASP site that I’ve been running for a number of years now.  It’s a database of restaurants in Ottawa, that users can update themselves.  I created this because it seems like every other restaurant review site contains canned reviews that don’t really tell you what the restaurant […]

Chris Brumme

Friday, October 17th, 2003

Chris Brumme’s weblog is the best.  If you’re a technical sort interested in how the CLR is implemented, read it.