My therapist wife Mimi is literally my exact opposite on the Myers-Briggs personality type test. I think one of the reasons she’s so good at what she does is that she’s very grounded – results-oriented with a pragmatic assessment and prioritization of things needing immediate attention. She completely understands my late nights working towards a critical deadline. But she’s amazed (not in a flattering way) when I stay up late “playing” with software… like tonight.
I set out post a rudimentary web site with Mimi’s basic information. I did that, but then got lost in experimenting with Windows Live Local Beta for Mimi's office location page. How do you style a Windows Live map control? How do you create custom pushpins? In the absence of bird’s-eye coverage, wouldn’t it be nice to have a street level view of Mimi’s office? etc... So now, an otherwise mundane web site design has a fun map control that, for IE browsers at least, lets you pan, zoom, and hover on pushpins for street level photos - all in-place on the page:
Since this is a simple common scenario, I'm pasting the code I assembled from the various programming resources on the Web for Windows Live Local:
Also, thanks to Omar for his recommendation of Server Intellect for ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005 web hosting.