Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

January, 2008

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    Fiddler: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

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    If you use Fiddler and you're running Vista (or IE7 on XP / WS2003), you're probably already aware that requests for localhost will not be sent through a proxy (and Fiddler runs as a proxy to intercept requests). There are various workarounds for this...
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    TED Conference Pass on eBay

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    The biddings gone a shade past my limit :-) - currently at $32,100 - but if nothing else it's worth looking at the videos linked in the listing . The ones of Hans Rosling and Blaise Aguera y Arcase are brilliant. Technorati Tags: TED conference
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    PowerShell and Social Bookmarking

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    I was messing about with PowerShell the other day (when I ran into my batch rename problems ) having been inspired by James's post on " Powershell to add social bookmarking tags ". What he was doing (using some code originally created by Lee Holmes )...
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    Nearly time for launch

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    Yes, launch is almost upon us - Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 are all getting together to have a big party in Birmingham on 19th March and you're invited (if you're quick). Details and registration link are here. (the agenda...
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    Some ASP.NET 3.5 ListView Control Examples

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    This one goes out to Vicky Smalley who posted a comment about MSDN Event: Microsoft’s Web Platform. IIS7 and ASP.NET 3.5 . I've packaged up a few examples of the ListView control and the DataPager which you can download from here . I wanted to make them...
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    Premium Bonds - The Reply

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    National Savings and Investments reply (very promptly I must add - kudos for that) to my questions about waste : "I understand your frustration at receiving your prizes in separate envelopes, and also your comments on saving the environment. Unfortunately...
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    Powershell Batch Rename

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    I keep forcing myself to use PowerShell from time to time as I know it'll pay big dividends if I just get over the initial (steep) learning curve. So, faced with the task of renaming some files in a folder today I turned to PowerShell. About an hour later...
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    LINQPad

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    Sorry if everyone else knows about this but I was scouring Scott Hanselman's "Tools List" for a Diff utility to help debug a weird JavaScript Intellisense issue I'm seeing when I stumbled across Query Express (I've been doing some stuff with...
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    And another thing! Premium Bonds

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    Seeing as I'm on a ranting roll, why is it that if you're lucky enough to win more than one prize in the same month on the premium bonds , not only do they write you one cheque per prize, they also send them in separate envelopes all stuffed with the...
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    I could throttle Adam Hart-Davis and not give it a second thought

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    Yes, it's that time of year again - doesn't it come around quickly. One minute you're enjoying the sounds of spring and the next it's Adam Hart-Davis telling you " tax doesn't have to be taxing ". In that case, you come round my house and do...
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    Office Binary File Format Interoperability

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    Just noticed some good news earlier this week on Brian Jones blog about new initiatives to make it easier to get access to the binary formats documentation (it will be made available as a direct download from the Microsoft website) and the creation of...
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    Debugging .NET Framework Source Code

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    I had my head down yesterday recording a few screencasts and missed this announcement - the .NET Reference Source project has launched. That means you can now step into the Framework source code as part of your debugging session in Visual Studio 2008...
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    "How did we fix computers pre-Google?"

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    Another reference to Tim Anderson as his sign-off in this post , "How did we fix computers pre-Google?" also had my smiling. Of course I would substitute the lovely Live Search instead but I know what he means. Altavista maybe? I can no longer...
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    Burton Group on Office Open XML

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    I'm not so involved with Office Open XML these days - I passed the baton to Martin a while back - but this blog post entitled "Burton Group slams ODF, praises OOXML" by Tim Anderson caught my eye. He also made me smile when he said he had to...
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    New Lenovo T61p

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    I've just got a shiny new Lenovo T61p to replace my Dell D820 but it hasn't been an entirely smooth ride so far. I thoroughly recommend reading Keith Combes blog post on installing Vista x64 on the T61p (I've installed Windows Vista Enterprise x64 Edition...
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    MSDN Event: Microsoft’s Web Platform. IIS7 and ASP.NET 3.5

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    Thanks to everyone who attended this event on Tuesday night. I hope you had a good time and learned a few things along the way. You'll be able to find the PowerPoint decks that Martin and I used on the post events page (soon). In the meantime, here are...
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    Managing Browser History in AJAX Applications

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    I published a couple of MSDN Screencasts before Christmas on the new browser history support coming in the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions (currently available as a preview). The first Screencast deals with managing history using managed code on the server and...
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