# Saturday, 26 May 2007

I just received my PopFly invitation. I hope to find some free time the next weeks to play around with it. In case you don't know what PopFly is, check out my previous posts about the subject:

Grz, Kris.

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Saturday, 26 May 2007 10:19:59 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

Yesterday evening I attended a presentation by the Flemish conflict reporter Rudi Vranckx who's the guy that has massive knowledge about the Middle East. He just got back from Israel was is probably right getting ready to fly to Lebanon. He talked about his insights he gained through 18 years of reporting about the conflicts and it was very interesting. One of the reasons why I attended this presentation was because I know an MVP and collegue ASP.NET forums moderator who lives there.

The presentation was honest and the video material was mostly about the normal average day people out there that suffer from this ongoing conflicts. Rudi himself developed a high sympathy for a certain doctor in Irak who's trying to do research on the increasing rate of cancer patients and uranium enriched weaponry that was used during the Gulf War.

Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 26 May 2007 10:03:58 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 25 May 2007

In case you didn't notice it, the MSDN site got revamped. Actually I like the new look & feel. If you're tired of seeing the treeview on the left you can just press the "T" key to make it hiding itself.

When you hover over the parts in the breadcrumb that also shows a nice dropdown to which you can easily link to other parts. I like it!

Grz, Kris.

Friday, 25 May 2007 18:40:02 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 20 May 2007

And this time I don't mean the song by House of pain (upon which I also danced when I was way younger :-)).

I like the second video because it was filmed in Antwerp (that's the province where I live) and because it's totally funny to see the reactions of some of the people in the crowd. The first video contains LEGO. So it must be good :-).


Grz, Kris.

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# Saturday, 19 May 2007

I only blogged about Popfly yesterday and today I noticed a link to a demo. This stuff rocks!! Honestly I hope to get an invitation from Microsoft soon that I can also start experimenting with this.

Grz, Kris.

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Saturday, 19 May 2007 14:03:48 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

I didn't had much time to play around with PowerShell myself but I noticed yesterday evening that Gill posted about a free eBook on the topic.

It's a small download but is a nice to have if the technology interests you.

Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 19 May 2007 13:40:27 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 18 May 2007

Just read this on the blog of Somasegar:

Popfly is a tool and social network that provides a fun and easy way to build and share mash-ups, gadgets, Silverlight experiences, and Web pages using pre-built “Blocks” that connect to online services.

I asked for an invitation as they're not giving much away at the moment. Funny thing when I visited the site was to see someone I knew: Steven Wilssens, a Belgian developer and MVP that went working for Microsoft since last year.

Update: I just found out about this video on Channel9: PopFly

Grz, Kris.

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Friday, 18 May 2007 21:09:23 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

I'm already subscribed for that event and if you would like to come to you can go to this page: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032340308&Culture=en-US.

Hope to see you there!

Grz, Kris.

Friday, 18 May 2007 09:07:54 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 14 May 2007

Since I'm going to be doing some months of development with classic ASP on my Windows Vista Enterprise machine I had to set it up specifically. So this is not only a post for others but also one for myself in case I have to do it again in the future.

Go to control panel | Programs | Turn Windows featurs on or off | Internet Information Services | World Wide Web Services | Application Development Features | ASP.

Grz, Kris.

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# Sunday, 13 May 2007

Thanks to my MVP status I got a free MSDN subscription that's packed with Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite. The installation however still lacked the Database Professional part. After some msn-ing with Gabriël I could also download the extra addon for that as well.

You can find the download here: Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals Add-on for Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Edition.

Grz, Kris.

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