Archive for August, 2005

Google and XHTML Validation

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

My site doesn’t currently validate as valid XHTML.  I don’t know much about search engine optimization but I heard that valid XHTML gets a slightly higher Google PageRank than invalid XHTML… maybe this is their way of helping encourage the web to adopt XHTML.  It looks like WordPress is almost there, but the content of […]

Blog Item Format

Friday, August 26th, 2005

The XML for a blog post in an RSS 2.0 document looks like this: <item> <title>My Item</title> <link></link> <pubdate>Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:31:00 GMT</pubdate> <guid isPermaLink=”false”>b18f7ed9-yadda-yadda</guid> <dc:creator>stevex</dc:creator> <slash:comments>0</slash:comments> <comments></comments> <wfw:commentRss></wfw:commentRss> <description>This is the text of my blog post.</description> </item> This is similar to what Community Server delivers up.  Most of it is right from the […]

My Podcasting Dilemna

Friday, August 26th, 2005

I have a podcast.  I started it a couple months ago, and it’s one of the reasons I switched to an outside host. It’s nothing fancy – just me talking about coding.  But it’s become somewhat popular. Not popular in the sense that I have millions of listeners, or even thousands.  But I do have hundreds. […]


Friday, August 26th, 2005

I just finished getting all set up and happy with BlogJet, and someone (the author?) posted a comment here about Qumana . It’s very similar to BlogJet, with the same nice editing experience that made BlogJet such a pleasure to use.. but it’s free.   It’s called Qumana LE, which makes me think there’s a […]

Eclipse, Run Configurations

Friday, August 26th, 2005

In our last episode, I managed to connect to the database.  Now what I want to do is extract data from the database and write it out as standalone XML files, one XML file per item. I’m not going to go through every step of the process since I’m not really writing a tutorial here, just covering […]

PDC 2005

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

I’m going to the PDC.   

Sparse Conversations

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

I’ve been using MSN Messenger for years, because the folks I talk to all use it. One problem I’ve had since day one is that you can only be connected from one place at a time.  As soon as I connect at work, my home client disconnects. When it disconnects, it closes all the conversation windows. […]

Posting with BlogJet

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

I just registered my copy of BlogJet.  I’ve been using it for the last month to post to my blog here and my internal blog at work, and I find it so much nicer than editing in a browser. Too many times I’ve lost what I’ve been typing in a browser window because: I accidentally […]


Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Now that XMPP is getting some attention thanks to it’s being used by Google Talk, it’s worth mentioning that if you’re thinking about creating an XMPP client using the .NET framework by using the XmlNodeReader, think again. XmlNodeReader won’t return a node until it’s read one token past the node in question, or reached the […]

Google Talk Radio

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

If your sound driver supports it, double-click the little speaker icon, click Options / Properties, and adjust volume for Recording. Then change your recording source from the Microphone to the Wave Out Mix (or What U Hear or whatever your sound driver provides). This uses your line out as the input for Google Talk, so […]