December, 2008

  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Current Top XLV Search Keywords – What are people looking for when they come to my blog?


    It’s been a while since I looked at the keywords which bring people to my blog.

    So what are people looking for when they stumble upon my blog

    1. peter griffin
    2. election day 2008
    3. frank arrigo
    4. new emoticons
    5. silverlight tetris
    6. all work and no fun
    7. wpf rss reader
    8. random facts about me
    9. christmas tree vista gadget
    10. mathletics
    11. christmas tree sidebar gadget
    12. frankarr
    13. xmltv australia
    14. best vista sidebar gadgets
    15. silverlight games
    16. open source erp .net
    17. voodoo blogger
    18. my elfamorphosis
    19. there was movement at the station
    20. tanjay phone
    21. you shape it
    22. feeling poorly
    23. think way outside the box
    24. c# erp
    25. best vista gadgets
    26. asli bilgin
    27. christmas gadget vista
    28. girls
    29. windows 7 user agent
    30. christmas tree sidebar
    31. i'm a pc shirt
    32. christmas vista gadgets
    33. get my cricket
    34. wow wikipedia
    35. tetris silverlight
    36. mathletics for kids
    37. tetris in silverlight
    38. date v6 gadget
    39. pdc news
    40. i'm a pc t-shirt
    41. chumby upnp
    42. lol cat
    43. christmas sidebar gadgets
    44. riot on
    45. sidebar gadget natale

    There’s a bit of Christmas theme going on – must be that time of year!

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    NYT: The Extended Life of Monty Python


    Excerpt from New York Times Article:

    The Extended Life of Monty Python\

    IS there life left in the dead parrot sketch?

    It has been 25 years since Monty Python was a living comedy troupe — the film “The Meaning of Life,” released in 1983, was its swan song — but that has not stopped one alumnus from trying to convince the world that Python, like the parrot in its ancient skit, is just resting. For decades, Eric Idle has made sure the Monty Python name continues to grace books, DVDs, concert tours, a Broadway show, ring tones and video games.

    Now he is helping take Monty Python to the Internet., a social network and digital playground, offers clips of old material that people can use to make mash-ups, perhaps inserting their own pet in the killer-rabbit scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The home page has a blog format with news about the surviving Pythons; elsewhere there are chat boards and e-mail forums. Membership is free.


    Monty Python was a key influence in my formative years. Good to see them keep on truckin’

    sign up pythonline

    To download the Times Reader, click here.


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    Oxite was & is …

    Oxite was a plentiful ore that could be mined on the planet Oasis in the middle of The Maelstrom, according to Wookieepedia

    Oxite is “an open source, standards compliant, and highly extensible content management platform that can run anything from blogs to big web sites.”


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    Aggiorno – a Smart Search and Replace


    I got a note from my friend Gilbert, aka SAMIQ about a neat app called Aggiorno

    Aggiorno automates a number of code improvement tasks that frankly should not be performed by humans. We all know that source is a nuance that we need to bear with because there are no better ways to deal with the behavior of the site. Modifying source code is error-prone and does not really add value to the web user; however it is necessary to change source code to improve a number of properties in your side.

    What I really like about the tool, is how it understands HTML Markup, and how it integrates into Visual Studio.

    But, if you don’t want to use VS, there is a Aggiorno Standalone Edition, as well as the free Aggiorno Express Transformations for Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, which automates the process of inserting the IE8 compatibility flag throughout a site.

    It’s a cool useful tool which should help prepare sites for the release of IE8

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