RSS Bandit Synchronization Using GMail Drive Shell Extension

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If you haven’t heard, RSS Bandit can synchronize its state (feedlist, read/unread, etc…) across multiple machines. I wrote about it in the RSS Bandit docs.

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SOAP vs. REST in the Real World

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There’s a lot of focus these days on SOAP vs REST and the proliferation of WS-* specifications. Sometimes you wonder if WS-* solves problems that aren’t all that common or have already been solved.

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Comment Spam

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Spam Adam tells me he doesn’t support comments nor the CommentAPI because he doesn’t want to deal with comment spam. So the day after admonishing him for being anti-social, I get hit by a slew of comment spam pointing to porn sites and selling Ginzu knifes. Did you know those things can cut right through a can?

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Why Not Convert HTML to XML?

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Pat Gannon (no blog) makes a great point in the comments on my post about using regular expressions to parse HTML. He says:

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Using a Regular Expression to Match HTML

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I just love regular expressions. I mean look at the sample below.

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Bloglines subscription

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Weird. I did a google search for an entry in my blog and one of the results was a bloglines account that had my blog subscribed. I was basically seeing all the blogs that some bloglines user was subscribed to. Is that a feature of bloglines to expose your subscriptions like that? Or is that a privacy flaw?

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Dare Makes a Move to be More Social

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Dare Obasanjo, the project lead on the RSS Bandit project (of which I contribute) is leaving his post as a Program Manager on the XML team at Microsoft to work as a Program Manager on the MSN Communication Services Platform team.

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Partisan Bush Joke: Intelligence Riddle

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Since I like to stoke the fire of partisanship… This joke was sent to me by my friend Walter.

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Whidbey Update

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Scott Guthrie has returned to blogging with a tremendous piece on his team’s effort towards reaching “ZBB” or Zero Bug Bounce.

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VIDEO: Funniest DUI ever.

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Just watch the whole thing. It’s not that long and you won’t be sorry. VIDEO

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Row based testing in MbUnit (i.e. RowTest)

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Jonathan de Halleux, aka Peli, never ceases to impress me with his innovations within MbUnit. In case you’re not familiar with MbUnit, it’s a unit testing framework similar to NUnit.

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It's no iPod, but it is 100GB

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Xclef Saw this on Gizmodo. It’s bigger and not as nice looking as an iPod, but it is 100 GB.

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FUNNY: Alternate word meanings...

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My friend Michael who lives in London for now sent me this.

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Workspace Pictures: Work and Home Offices

I know a lot of people like to post picturesof their workspace online. Not sure why (vanity!), but they just do. So I thought I’d jump on that bandwagon and do the same.

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Free Idea For Google Desktop

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Allow users to configure Google Desktop to search their GMail accounts. Most of my personal email isn’t going to be in Outlook. It’ll be in my web-based accounts.

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Evaluating Free Desktop Search Options: Copernic

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Copernic LogoAfter reading the reaction around the net about Google Desktop (GD for short), one common complaint I noticed is the use of a web browser for local searching. Why use a web browser to search locally and forego all the utility and benefits a rich client can provide?

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What Is That Liquid Falling From The Sky?

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A strange phenomena occurred last night and into this morning here in Los Angeles. I kid you not, but water… fell from the SKY!

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TDD Is Great...Except When It Isn't

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Saw this post by Craig Andera about Test Driven Development and I have to say I completely agree with him.

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Work-life balance

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Read this article at FastCompany pointed to by Steve Maine and maybe I’m lazy, but I totally disagree.

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Hilarity: Bible Study With Bush

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Bush PraysSaw this going around the web. Classic!

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