Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

January, 2009

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    Updated Twitter PowerShell Script

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    I’ve made a few updates to my Twitter PowerShell script , including a fix to ensure it complies with a change to the Twitter API and switching to tinyurl. Unfortunately my code highlighter doesn’t work so well with PowerShell so here it is in all it’s...
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    Live Framework Event in Edinburgh

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    On Tuesday 24th February, MikeT and I are doing an event at the Microsoft Office in Edinburgh on Rich Client Technologies (the event is full though you can join the waitlist). Straight afterwards, without so much as a pause for a cup-a-soup, I’ll be joining...
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    Artinsoft’s Aggiorno’s IE8 Readiness Features

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    There are a couple of nice IE8 specific features in Artinsoft’s markup productivity and maintenance tool Aggiorno : Create a web slice Insert / Remove the IE8 Compatibility tag The former provides some template code to make it easy to create a web slice...
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    ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate is Out

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    In case you hadn’t heard, the ASP.NET MVC RC is available . Tell your friends. Technorati Tags: asp.net , mvc
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    chirp – Really Nice Looking WPF Twitter Client

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          I’m afraid my screen clipping doesn’t really do it justice but it’s easily the best looking Twitter client I’ve seen. Things I like: It’s WPF It’s ClickOnce Lovely UI design Infinite tweet scroll Nice transitions Very intuitive Things...
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    IE8 RC1 Available Now

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    After Paulo alerted me to the availability of IE8 RC1 (and after waiting a little while for the links to update from Beta 2 to RC1) I had a seamless install experience. No need to uninstall B2 on Vista, just run the installer and it takes care of the...
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    IE8 Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Protection

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    I’ve been doing a little bit of XSS work and, in particular, have been testing a website for XSS vulnerabilities. It was clear the site had a reflected (Type 1) vulnerability from simply typing some script code into a suitable input and submitting the...
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    Reading – For When Slough Just Isn’t Enough

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    For Christmas my wife got me one of these (right) T-Shirts (by pure accident I recently became an MK Dons supporter – go the Dons). For reference it says “ Milton Keynes – City of Dreams ” (if you’re not from the UK there is a hint of irony in that statement...
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    Screencasts – Creating 3D Models for WPF

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    My screencasts for Creating 3D Models for WPF have started to appear on Channel9. You can find Part 1 and Part 2 there already. Technorati Tags: wpf , 3d , blender , blend , screencast , channel9
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    Fasttrack Reviews for ISVs

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    Speaking of ISVs, I was chatting to my friend and colleague David Gristwood over coffee the other day to find out a little more about Fasttrack Reviews, something David had mentioned in the past. Essentially, Fasttrack Reviews are an opportunity for ISVs...
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    Azure Services Platform ISV Briefings

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    A series of briefings targeted at ISVs and start-ups covering Windows Azure, .NET and Live Services and SQL Data Services. The briefings will consist of technical discussion, demos and interactive discussion and will focus on what Azure is and how it...
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    Creating 3D Models for WPF

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    I’ve had an opportunity recently to play around with WPF’s 3D capabilities to try and recreate part of the Tesco product viewer demo at PDC08 . Of course one of the first hurdles is actually having some sort of 3D model to play with (once you get bored...
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    Am I Wasting My Time with Technorati?

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    Convince me that I’m wrong somebody. I used to rely on Technorati a lot. I got a good idea of what worked and what didn’t. I kept an eye on the conversations. I could see who was linking to my content. I even built my tag cloud using Technorati. But recently...
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    Expression Encoder SL 2 MediaPlayer Templates and SL Streaming

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    I’ve just been scratching my head wondering why I can’t publish from Expression Encoder 2 to Silverlight Streaming using one of the new SL 2 media player templates. The simple answer being that the “Publish to Silverlight Streaming” plug-in doesn’t yet...
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    Windows 7 Beta Available Now to MSDN Subscribers

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    If you’re an MSDN or TechNet subscriber you now have access to the Windows 7 Beta. Broad availability will commence from tomorrow so you don’t have long to wait. I’ve been running a recent build of Windows 7 on the Asus Aspire One netbook I got for Christmas...
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