Saturday, April 17, 2004

RSS Feed Junkie...have iPod will Travel

So I admit, I am an RSS feed junkie. I rather have my RSS aggregator open and the feeds stream into it, then to open a browser and look at the site that the content is coming from. At work I leave it open all day, and check it whenever it is updated. Now I know that everyone has worked really hard to make their blog nice to look at, I know that I have, but I just like having the content coming to me, instead of me going to it.

Now, I have my iPod, and it is great for my music, but what about RSS feeds. I know what you are thinking, those two things have nothing to do with each other. And at one time that is true. However, someone has written an app that lets you sync RSS feeds on your iPod. It is called iPod Agent. It is written in .NET (of course) and does a lot of stuff to make your iPod not only your music play, but a real world PDA. You can sync Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Weather and RSS News Feeds.

So now,  I can listen to Dave Brubeck "Take Five" and catch up on reading my Email, and favorite blogs! Engagdet has a great post on it.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Quote of the Week

The Wayward WebLog (Matt Warren) has summed up how it has been at work for me lately.

Some days you get stuck and you end up doing more thinking than anything else. On those days it?s easy to take a break and punch out a few paragraphs of pondering for the internet elite. But all this week I?ve been reluctant to do anything but spit out for-loops and conditionals.>I think my F10 finger is getting sore from too much debugging.I tried to go web-surfing and it started to hurt whenever I clicked. Maybe it?s some typing related malady, or maybe it just hungers for more code.

For me, it is the F5 key, but basically the same idea!

The Code Project

The Code Project is one of the best sites I've found for coders to get great examples and tutorials from other coder.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004


XAML stands for "eXtenisible Application Markup Language". basically it is a new technology that allows you to created user interface of your Windows applications using markup syntax to create and describe, text, links, images and controls. This will be available on the next Windows operation system. (code named "Longhorn"). Here is an interesting article showing an application created in XAML running on "Longhorn". Click here

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Started a Photoblog

So yesterday I started a photoblog. I plan on updating it once a week or so. So far, I have gotten some nice comments about my train picture. Check it out