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IE7 will share Firefox's RSS icon
IE7 and Mozilla will share RSS icon. And a crappy icon, though: Someone commented in the IE Blog post linked above that it was a nice recognizable icon. Whatever. Not as recognizable as this one: Or for that matter, this one: ......

Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2005 7:55 AM | Comments (4) | Filed Under [ General ]

Ldap browser - small update to query root DN

I added a small feature so that if you don't know what DN to bind to and your directory server is Active Directory, you can click on a little "?" button and the application will attempt to discover a root binding DN for you.

Updated copy of the LDAP browser (c# source code and compiled exe) can be downloaded here.

Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:45 PM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ Programming ]

Google Homepage API

Google Homepage API.  Developers can now build custom modules for their Google personalized homepage.  Here's where to get started.

Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2005 8:07 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Programming ]

The most significant event in www history

CNN's poll on the most significant event in www history.  Uh, I think they're missing a few things:

  • Mosaic
  • Yahoo
  • Blogs
  • etc., etc..

Also, I'm not sure who decided on these particular items, but what do Skype, the original Napster, and Monica Lewinski have to do with the world wide web?  Ugh.

Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:11 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General ]

Borland Developer Studio 2006
After being forced to install .Net 1.1 SP1 (ok), .Net Framework SDK v1.1 (fine), and even J# .Net 1.1 redistributable (no!), MSXML v4.0 SP2 (uh...)... I was finally able to begin installation of BDS2006. This includes support for Borland Delphi for .Net, Delphi for Win32, C# Builder, and a C++ Builder "preview". Also included are lots of extras, like components, an obfuscator, db tools, a UML designer, etc. Update: So far I'm very impressed. This seems to be much faster than BDS2005, although it ......

Posted On Monday, December 12, 2005 6:55 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Programming ]

US Congress Votes Database
Adrian Holovaty: Announcing's U.S. Congress Votes Database.

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2005 8:23 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General ]
No, doesn't actually exist, but it does describe my opinion of this style of domain name.,,,

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2005 7:24 AM | Comments (4) | Filed Under [ General ]

Integrate your applications with PayPal
The IBiz PayPal Integrator has been released. After two betas, we got some great feedback from users and the final v1 is ready. You can download the trial toolkit which contains demos for how to process credit cards (direct payment) through PayPal, using PayPal's Express Checkout, and more. PayPal ......

Posted On Monday, December 5, 2005 2:18 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Programming ]

Inexperienced Chili Taster: If you would like to cry laughing, read this!
The funniest email I ever got, I laughed so hard that I cried. I have saved the email for years (I received the email in the mid 90's), and it came up in conversation over the weekend and the last post also reminded me of this, so I am posting it here for all to enjoy. I've no idea the origination of this email or who wrote it, but it wasn't me. Enjoy! INEXPERIENCED CHILI TASTER Notes From An Inexperienced Chili Taster Named FRANK, who was visiting Texas from the East Coast: "Recently I was honored ......

Posted On Monday, December 5, 2005 2:16 PM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ General ]

The politically correct "holiday party"
Saw this post at Channel 9 about the ridiculously increasing trend of Christmas celebrations offending non-Christian people.  Hilarious!

Posted On Monday, December 5, 2005 12:44 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General ]

IPWorks VS2005 Update
The VS2005 updates for the IP*Works! and IBiz component suites from /n software are now available! The changes include: VS2005 demos Separate ASP.Net Edition with new WebControl dll and .Net 2.0 web solutions VS2005 toolbox integration VS2005 dynamic help support ......

Posted On Friday, December 2, 2005 6:22 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Programming ]

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