David Ornstein's WebLog

I'm a Lead Program Manager in the Digital Documents group at Microsoft; we're part of the Windows team.

January, 2004

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    This is outta hand - Behavior Expression Language for FlexWiki

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    OK. So one of the capabilities of FlexWiki that is just starting to be tapped is WikiBehaviors . These are the bridge to smart (i.e., code-based) capabilities that let you put dynamic content on your wiki pages. For example, you can use @@Now@@ to put...
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    FlexWiki Build 1480 Released

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    OK, I finally got over the network problems. Seems my ISP was blocking some of Microsoft's proxy servers; all fixed. Build 1480 is now available on flexwiki.com. Among the improvements: TopicTips are nice little hover tips that tell you what...
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    New FlexWiki build available

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    I have uploaded a new release of FlexWiki to the server (www.flexwiki.com). This includes al of the latest checkins. I'm having trouble updating the rest of the site with information about the changes and new installation instructions because of a DNS...
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    Scripting News Blogs FlexWiki and its RSS support

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    Dave Winer noticed that FlexWiki generates RSS feeds.
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    A bit of order is called for

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    We've got a half-dozen folks working on different things in FlexWiki and it's difficult for people to tell what has been checked in, what's in the released binaries, etc. Now things should be clearer because I've described the DeveloperProcess for FlexWiki...
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    xPlanet

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    I've been playing around a bit with xPlanet . It's pretty cool, but a bit hard to get working right on Windows with the right command-line switches and options for downloading cloud data, maps, etc. I've seen some Windows clients that try to wrap the...
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    FlexWiki on the Compact Framework?

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    SteveMakofsky is looking into making FlexWiki run on the compact framework. Wow. Does that mean that I could run it on my SmartPhone (er, my upgraded SmartPhone when I get the SmartPhone 2003 upgrade for my Mpx220; and no I don't know if there...
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    Wiki web service and winforms client -- almost

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    I got the latest FlexWiki sources down so I could try out OmarShahine 's web service for FlexWiki ( FlexWikiWebService ) and the WinForms wiki client ( FlexWikiEditor ). Alas, I couldn't get it to work. Probably just a configuration issue. I'm a web services...
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    Wow. Shared Source is a great thing.

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    Wow. Over the holidays some amazing things have happened with FlexWiki since I put it out into the shared source community. A number of people including OmarShahine , RyanLaNeve , TommyWilliams and HoopSomuah have been making some great contributions...
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    Word and long documents

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    Well, I work here at Microsoft but that doesn't mean I like everything about all of our products :-) I'm using Microsoft Word on a big document with a lot of chapters and I'd really like to be able to break the chapters out into their own files, using...
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    Is w.bloggar the one?

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    I'm looking for the best desktop blogging tool. It's gotta be very close by, maybe live in the tray, etc. This is my first test post using w.bloggar . I'd certainly appreciate hearing about your favorite posting tool.
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    OK, finally. I guess there's no avoiding it...

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    Alright, time for David to have his web log. :-) I guess the first thing to mention is that I was the primary author for FlexWiki , a .NET-based wiki implementation that people seem to love.
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