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Over at the PowerScripting Podcast, the winners of the NetCmdlets scripting contest were announced. Meanwhile I was having some awesome vacation time in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. Winners for the /n software Netcmdlets contest are: Steve Hiner - Wrote a wrapper for Send-Email script to send email using Gmail's SMTP server Mark Schill - Sent in two entries, the one we've chosen to highlight is his Twitter IM client bot thingy. It uses Send-IM and Get-Http Quintus - A script to download ...
Its my birthday in a couple of weeks and as a present my girlfriend bought me an iPhone...its an early present, but she's been going to the o2 shop for the last couple of weeks and this is the first time they have been in stock. Anyway, she is a gem, because she used her contract so I could get it! I had too long remaining on mine! (Which means for the first time in about 5 years my mobile number has changed, which is probably a good thing, anyway, if you haven't got my new number and want it, contact ...
ImapBack: ImapBack makes a complete copy of your emails, on any IMAP server, from Gmail to Google Apps, to your own custom IMAP server located anywhere in the world! These backups can be stored on another IMAP server, on our servers, or on your local hard drive. You can schedule any interval of backups (Daily, Hourly, Weekly, Monthly) as well as creating a backup on-demand. On a related note, if you need an easy way to view and control IMAP access control, check out my IMAP ACL Manager application. ...
I've known GMail to block executable files as attachments so I sent across a help file to a co-worker with a Hotmail account. I haven't used Hotmail in a while so I'm not aware of the latest 'upgrades' that they provide but they've decided to incorporate a few GMail-like (or Outlook-like) blocking features too. Now, blocking an executable is understandable, but a simple CHM help file is blocked too. To an end user, a CHM file is just another document - it is comparable to an MS Word document or Adobe ...
A good portion of this week was spent recovering some documents that were deleted by a rogue console application (most likely my fault). I wrote a Console Application to combine some document libraries and I spent a good portion of a week testing it. However, I did not really think of enough scenarios, because it obviously did not move the documents properly. Some libraries were moved and others were not. At any rate I practiced my SQL Restoration skills and wrote another two console applications ...
Right after Google Spreadsheets came out, I got a ton of downloads from a little class library I wrote for interacting with it over HTTP. Problem is, Google didn't provide a true API - the solution was to use HTTP to manually perform the gets and posts required to manage each spreadsheet. Now its much easier thanks to RSSBus! Here is a sample Google spreadsheet, it looks like this: A B C D 1 Name Hours Items IPM 2 Bingley 10 2 0.0033 3 Captain Carter 200 75360 6.28 4 Dawson 200 100000 8.3333 5 Colonel ...
I can't for the life of me find the blog entry that mentioned Digsby, but I am glad I read it. I downloaded it then, but it's been sitting on my desktop ready to try out for awhile, and I just finished installing it an playing a bit with the features. This is my new client. It does everything. MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, Jabber, ICQ, gmail (yes you can SEND emails through Digsby), twitter and more and more and more... I'm hooked. Enjoy! ~L ...
In this post I would like to share my experiences with the new communitar I found few days ago - next application I found with help of friend of mine Chris Koenig - called just Digsby. What this communicator is so special? I would like to explain this in next few lines of my post. However, at the begging let me back few years back and introduce some problems I had with my previous communicators. Gadu Gadu It is really simple application, but one serious bug I am ecountering is conctact list synchronization. ...
This past Saturday we noticed our internet connection was acting up a bit. We could get to Google and search but no result links would load. I could get to the My Yahoo logon page but not to my work sites I really wanted to use (of course). I haven't been one to complain about Comcast's internet service; it has been good for me for over three years now. However this story from Slashdot helped explain Saturdays debacle and some other random slow downs over the past few months. I can say that I don't ...
UDPATE: October 2, 2009 There is a better way of doing it with Ajax Control Toolkit version 3.0.30930 which works with .NET 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Please read this post for a step by step instruction One of the common queries I get across my sessions is that, the File Upload control doesnt work inside an Update panel. All of us would like to implement a Gmail File Upload kind of interface and when you try to implement a similar thing using UpdatePanel (which works like a charm for other ...
Windows Live SkyDrive today made two announcements: You've made two things clear since our first release: You want more space; and you want SkyDrive where you are. Today we're giving you both. You now have five times the space you had before — that’s 5GB of free online storage for your favorite documents, pictures, and other files. and SkyDrive is also available now in 38 countries/regions. In addition to Great Britain, India, and the U.S., we’re live in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, ...
Recently, I got a link to The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard. This is an amazingly well done 20-minute video about how stuff is made, sold and disposed. She does a phenomenal job of putting the Story of Stuff together and selling the viewer on the importance of being Green. If you only have 20 minutes, I'd rather you watch her video than read this article, so go do that if you haven't already. Then I got to thinking, as software engineers, what's our responsibility for being green? I did a couple ...
Phishing attacks are nothing new and you can usually spot them in your email with half of your brain tied behind your back. You've seen them - bad grammar, syntax and spelling. The obvious links to knock-off URLs. The pleas from Nigerian-Kings-in-hiding. Today in my GMail I received a note from Hallmark that I was the recipient of a e-card. Now, Valentines Day was a week ago so this seemed suspicious, but my mother is not above sending these cute little e-cards every once in a while so I took a look. ...
Web Storage is Back and boy its increasing.. just googling alone gives out atleast 50+ free web storage sites and even worse reviews about them then where does Windows Live SkyDrive stand ? believe it or not SkyDrive although currently gives just a Gigabyte of storage (hoping it increases) and still in beta, it Rocks! My Score Points: Reliability : Storing those important files on a site unknown to storing on Microsoft Site and for all the paranoid ones check out the url (https://...) its a TLS 1.0, ...
I recently stumbled upon an excellent shell extension for Windows which allows users to map your regular Gmail account as a virtual online drive on your computer. I thought this is an example of how technology is converging. Simply download the setup files, extract it into a temporary folder and run the setup.exe. Once done, you will see a Gmail drive in your explorer. Clicking it will bring up a username and password prompt for the first time. Once you're login, you can start to use your regular ...
The regular panel of judges used to select the monthly Caffeinated Codey winners are all far too hung over to competently decide the overall winners for the year, so I've decided to let the nominees fight it out pollDaddy style and then actually award the survivors real prizes for a change. Rules I have selected 4 categories with 5 nominees per category. All the nominees were either previous Caffeinated Codey winners or else featured in one of my review posts this year. For now, all of the categories ...

Just saw this when I went to my GMail page. Thought you guys might find it humurous.

What's Your Gmail Story

It's time for the next installment of the monthly Caffeinated Codey awards, where the link love flows for my favorite posts from the month. For Most Likely to Cause My Co-Workers Grief...Jeff Atwood's post Don't Forget to Lock Your Computer where he talks about the wonderful world of goating. Don't get excited, you'll have to go elsewhere for your daily dose of bestiality. However, this post does offer plenty of good ideas on how you can punish your co-workers the next time they leave their computer ...
Ever wanted to synchronize your outlook with your Google Calendar? The solution is here. I have developed an Outlook add-in that wil synchronize the scheduler of it with Google Calendar and backward. The process takes place in the background every time your Outlook is executing the Send/Receive operation. Setup is easily. After installing the add-in, Outlook shall prompt the options dialog of the plugin at it's next startup. (See the image below) Fill in your gmail address, password and the calendar ...
Gmail has added IMAP access. It does not show up in all the accounts, but it will be rolled out to all accounts in the next few days. https://mail.google.com/sup... You can configure IMAP on your iPhone too. https://mail.google.com/sup... Anyway there is also a URL for mobile phones which is almost like the web interface. http://m.gmail.com Technorati Tags: Gmail , iPhone , IMAP , Mobile , Google ...
This one not only made it past my GMail spam filter, but had an interesting enough title that I actually opened it. Imagine my surprise to learn that I was a MICROSOFT MEGAJACKPOT WINNER We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the MICROSOFT WORD E-MAIL MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY PROGRAMS held on 19th OCTOBER 2007. Your company or your personal e-mail address is attached to winning number 19-10OCTOBER-2007-02 MSW, with serial number S/N-00179 drew the lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-10-83, ...
One of the biggest draw backs of using Live Mail versus Gmail, in my opinion, is that you cant use Outlook for Live Mail unless you pay for the premium services and paying for an email service seems nuts to me. This morning I was greeted with an email from Live Mail which had this in it... Update to Windows Live Hotmail and you can manage your Hotmail account in Outlook – for free! With Outlook Connector, you can easily manage your Hotmail messages, folders, and contacts alongside your other e-mail ...
Part of a side-contract I'm working on right now deals with sending out emails from an ASP app in HTML format. The client was reporting that for some of the emails, there was some odd formatting (titles weren't lining up properly, etc.) Looking at the examples she sent in GMail, I could see the issue. But when I was doing my testing, reviewing the emails in Outlook 2007, everything seemed fine...oddly enough, so did the examples she sent me (I check my GMail account when away from my laptop). I double ...
I'm trying to write some code that will allow users to upload files from a website. This can't be posted back with the rest of the page, so I'm doing it like every article on the web suggests when trying to duplicate Google's Add-Attachment Gmail functionality and I'm using dynamically created iframes. Hurray. But the one thing that is driving me nuts...the one piece of functionality that I'm missing...is how GMail opens the "Choose File" dialog from a hyperlink and not from the gawd-awful looking ...
I just finished wrapping up an article on how to send email from within a Windows or Web application with the System.Net.Mail namespace. One of the things I uncovered is that you can send email through the gmail smtp server. Of course you need to have a GMail account first... Imports System.Net.Mail 'Start by creating a mail message object Dim MyMailMessage As New MailMessage() 'From requires an instance of the MailAddress type MyMailMessage.From = New MailAddress("from_address_h... 'To ...
Google its a essential tool for my life especially for my forgetfull brain.... I have decrease extremealy the use of paper notes as well as my IQ decrease because I no longer need to memorize stuff s.. I just dump everything on my gmail, google docs, videos or pictures.... On a normal day.. when I have to write phone numbers, data that I need to keep forever (except for very personal info.. I dont trust any web server for that), I gmail it to myself and later on I just need to search... just realize ...
When I have a new task/project, it is often required to research existing solutions on internet. Usually I do a Google search, open a few links, quickly browse them and want to save urls for future references. The simple and convenient way is in IE create favorites subfolder for the project and save URLs as favorite. However it has two disadvantages- 1. Favorites are stored locally on the computer and not easily shared between home and office or with collegues/friends. 2. You can’t add extra notes ...

Google Analytics just released a new version of their interface. The dashboard has been totally redesigned with all of the key statistics right there.

All of the old in-depth reporting is still there, but now it has the slickness and ease of a gmail or gCal app. Very nice! 

Here are some funny videos about the new Windows Live Hotmail that has been released. I've been using it for a while it's it's very cool, and uptime is much better than what I've been seeing with Gmail lately.

Peter Stathakos posted yesterday about Gmail, and I thought I'd continue the discussion about Windows Hotmail Live (or whatever it's now called). Since you get to it from the URL mail.live.com, I always think of it as "Windows Mail Live" so I can type the right URL. It's definitely been improving over the past few months, especially in terms of speed. And I think the bug in IE7 with multiple windows popping up has now been fixed. But compared with GMail I find it lacking. Here's the stuff ordered ...
It's been a long time since I last posted, I have been really bad lately I know. Work, life, changes on the horizon. You know how it is... Every once in a while for the past two years I have been getting comments about Gmail problems which I wrote about in the past. However, in the past few weeks I have been getting hammered with comments and mail concerning Gmail. It seems like people are having connectivity problems that last for days(!) and it's not only affecting overseas users but lots of people ...
Like most people I have multiple accounts with the big three email services (Hotmail/live, gmail, yahoo). For my older Hotmail accounts, I still have the ability to use Outlook to connect to them for free. Gmail gives POP access, and reads everyone’s email, so my gmail accounts are setup in Outlook. Yahoo gives me nothing. Can you guess from the previous paragraph which accounts I use more? I like Outlook, I use it more than any other app. It holds my to-do list, my shopping lists, my current tasks, ...
I've started to use GMail. They have Labels instead of folders to organize e-mails. There are certainly benefits in ability to have many labels for one item. However I feel folders are more familiar for me (and other people ). In particular, I am missing ability to organize hierarchy-i.e. sub-folders within folders.I've posted the suggestion to Gmail discussion group. Update Note: I found a special Google Feature requests group. It looks that it is a good place to post suggesetions to Google.But ...
Google has fixed a security hole in several of its services that exposed the address books of Gmail users, the company said Tuesday. An attacker could create a malicious Web site that would copy all the entries in a Gmail user's address book, a potential treasure trove for spammers, according to a description of the problem on the "Googling Google" blog. The only condition is that the user would have to be logged in to Gmail or another Google service. The issue came to light after Google watcher ...
The last year or so there have been a lot of pages being created specifically to be used as your homepage. I've tried a few here and there, and now I think I finally found my favorite. NetVibes , this one loads fast, has multiple page tabs, allows rss feeds, and has a nice rss reader. I also like to have gmail load up at the same time, that way I have immediate access to my e-mail too. The other pages that I liked and were alright, google personalized, and pageflakes. They both had their ups and ...
OK - so this wouldn't normally be the most impressive thing to happen with e-mail, but bear with me for a moment. I sent a message last night to a person and this morning I got a delivery failure notification as shown below: This is an automatically generated Delivery Status NotificationDelivery to the following recipient failed permanently:***SuperGeek's E-mail masked***Technical details of permanent failure: PERM_FAILURE: Mail quota exceeded OK, now on to the geeky part - the account that came ...
Yesterday, I noticed a blog post on Google strategy. The main point is something like “What the hell is Google gonna do with us?”. Well, I couldn't agree more! I've been a little bit worried about some certain Google products, and (most importantly) developer tools. The privacy concerns weren't my top fear (I use Gmail as my primary and only personal email for years now). The “throw the shit out at the face of Microsoft” strategy of course doesn't quite suit me, and most of ...
Starting from the static page, Web 1.0 has been turned to dynamic contents (like Google, yahoo etc), where users can interact with web pages, by providing instructions and contents through graphical interfaces. In short web 1.0 dealt with human-machine communication through web, accessible through wide range of operating system platforms, which was been possible by using http and html. Besides human to machine communication, the concept of web 2.0 concentrates on the following issues, that I have ...

I just noticed that in Gmail, if you receive an email that contains something like:

"meet here at 5:00."

or

"Coffee tonight!"

Google will add a sidebar link to add such events to your Google Calendar.  This will be pretty handy.

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Yesterday, I was implementing site wide search functionality for the site I'm working on currently. The site consisted of both&;static XHTML pages as well as dynamic ones (dynamic in the sense that their content comes from DB based on query strings), and is going to be hosted on shared hosting service, so, implementing the search via DB queries or some sort of indexing service (or even writing my own index engine as windows service or so) were all non-available options. I thought, why not use ...
Following the tradition of the Software World [ The “Hello World” ritual :D ], let me say Hello to everyone ! I am Hemanth Pai. I am a Microsoft Student Champ pursuing my Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication in PESIT, Bangalore. [wondering how an EC guy became a Microsoft Champ eh??] This is the first time i am blogging. So dont really know how good i am at it ! My areas of interest [and well, expertise.... ;)]are: ASP.NET, C#, Application Development for Windows ...
Pageflakes won the Web 2.0 Award for #1 Start Page. See the "Start Page" category from: http://web2.0awards.org #2 is Google's IG and #3 is Microsoft's Windows Live. Pageflakes is developed using ASP.NET 2.0 and Microsoft Atlas. Here's what Pageflakes say: Pageflakes is your personalized Internet. You can add what you like and remove what you don't like - and it's totally simple. What you see on the site right now is just a selection of a few standard modules ("flakes", as we call them) that allow ...
Well this is my 1st post on here so I hope I don't make too many mistakes( and yes i suck at spelling! ) :) So Palm finally put out the update for the Treo 700W. All in all it was a painless update, but it did take about 30mins ( as they said it would ) to fully complete the process. I don't know whether it had to do with the fact that the installer created like 100+ .tmp files that later it had to clean up or what. The software (version 1.10) provides the following updates: * Enterprise email support ...
Hello: Welcome to my blog! My name is Adwait Ullal and I have been a Microsoft practitioner for the last 10+ years. The Microsoft technologies I have worked with are .Net, BizTalk, Commerce Server, Sharepoint and of course, SQL Server. My work has taken me to Asia, Middle East, Australia and the US. I am an independent consultant in Northern California area, though one of my clients is located in Phoenix, AZ. I previously had a .NetJunkies blog which of recently, has been neglected. With this blog, ...
I've spoken at four Code Camps and chaired one in Charleston. I'm gearing up to do another one in September. Today someone asked me if I had any advice/suggestions for running a code camp. If there's anything I'm full of, it's suggestions. :) This is what I came up with: - plan things as far in advance as possible. we did Charleston in 3 months, this one in 6 months. - promote early and often, in every way you can think of. - involve the local colleges and universities!! - contact as many supporters ...
Thought Ayman's snip was pretty cool System.net.mail with Gmail account I hadn't looked at this part of the namespace. Here it is with squigles, pretty much the same. I have been unable to connect the gmail smtp server though and will show my error first... The Error I get: Failure sending mail.System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketEx... An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.D... ...
Here is a small code for sending an email from ASP.NET 2.0 page, using the namespace System.net.mail and a Gmail account. First of all we have to import these : Imports System.Net.Mail Imports System.Net.Mail.MailMessage Imports System.Net.NetworkCredential Then, Dim mail As New MailMessage() Dim msgBody As String Dim smtp As New SmtpClient mail.From = New MailAddress(“ur-gmail... "display name") mail.To.Add(“ur-email... mail.Subject = “Subject“ ...
This question was posted to the AZGroups list: Has anyone come up with a solution for handling timeout issues related toAJAX, especially with regard to allowing the user to cancel a request? Thisincludes cancelling the response to the client as well as notifyingthe server that the request has been cancelled, allowing the server topossibly kill the request process. AJAX comes in many flavors, so for this sample I'll just write the most generic callback code possible in Javascript using XMLHttpRequest. ...
I must say. I am, at the moment, one disgruntled MSN Premium customer. I have only had the service for 4 months now, and I am still experiencing the same old dull featureless service, that I experienced when I signed up for a hotmail account over 2 years ago. As an avid web developer, I am aware of how long it can take to develop a reliable and good looking webmail system. But with Microsoft's budget and staff; I am really suprised at how they have not jumped onto the webmail fastlane like some of ...
I always loved the gmail IDs, with professional “.“ (dot) in between first name and last name. But I am the old yahoo chap and always wondering why yahoo has this “_“ than “.“. Now check this out. Yahoo mail beta and the original Yahoo mail is now available with professional looking 'dot' addresses. Check out this post by The Guru here to get your new alternate email ID: Yahoo dot addresses ...