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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software May 2008 Entries
Twitter + GeoRSS = GeoTwitter
Al Pascual has been working on GeoTwitter, a website (open source on CodePlex) that add geographical context to your tweets. That is pretty cool and he is looking at ways to automate it (IP, cell GPS), but what I think is really cool is that he provides a GeoRSS feed of your tweets (with others).Check out the site here. He posts about the project, submitting it to open source and future ideas on his blog ......

Posted On Friday, May 23, 2008 1:21 PM

WPF - CollectionViewSource that updates automatically
Using the CollectionViewSource is a good way of binding to a datasource and letting the XAML determine the sorting and grouping of the data. However, as your datasource changes, the grouping and sorting is not automatically "re-calculated", forcing your code to be smarter that it should be. I found a class today on MSDN forums that inherits from CollectionViewSource and adds automatic refresh capabilities. This code is smart enough to resort your items, regroup your items and even add new groupings ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:19 PM

How to post to GWB from Google Docs
Here is how to post to GeeksWithBlogs from Google Docs.Click New -> DocumentSelect "Publish as web page" from the Share menuClick setup your blogSelect "My own server/custom"Select "MetaWeblog API" from the drop down listEnter (no www) your user name, password and blog titleClick Test ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:55 PM

Posting from Google Docs
Testing publishing a post to GeeksWithBlogs from Google Docs.

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:35 PM

WPF - Changing the content of a ToggleButton when checked
I don't think the WPF ToogleButton has a distinct visual difference between it's checked and unchecked state. So I wanted to change the text displayed when the button was checked. So I created a trigger that looked at the IsChecked property and changed the content property accordingly. However, the default template of a ToggleButton changes it's appearance when it is checked, so certain properties are not written as expected. To fix this, I set the content property in the styles of the toggle button ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:54 AM

Google Maps Presentation at BarCampKC
I just finished my presentation about consuming Google Maps at BarCampKC. Thanks to everybody who attended. We talked about the three different ways of using Google Maps in your applications or websites. Static Map Image API My Maps JavaScript API The slideshow is available via Google Docs or dowload the PPT The code is available for download here, make sure you change your api key ......

Posted On Saturday, May 10, 2008 12:49 PM

The one they call "Sparky"
Chelsea and I went to the movies last night and saw Todd Reesing (the KU quarterback) and Derek Fine (former KU tight end) standing in line at the ticket counter. Turns out they went to the same movie as us too (Baby Mama - which was pretty funny). Technorati tags: Kansas Football, Todd Reesing, Derek Fine, Lawrence Kansas ......

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2008 11:46 AM

Update to MSB3147 error
I fixed the error I posted about yesterday. I updated the post to say: Update: I had also uninstalled VS 2008 Team Suite trial, when I went to install VS 2008 For Developers, I didn't have enough space, which is why I had uninstalled VS 2005 in the first place. I freed up some space and installed VS 2008 and now all is working. Technorati tags: TeamBuild, MSB3147 ......

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2008 10:14 AM

Uninstalled VS2005 from TeamBuild machine
All of our projects that use TeamBuild are now being built with Visual Studio 2008, so to free up some much needed space on our server, I uninstalled Visual Studio 2005. Now all our builds are failing with the message: error MSB3147: Could not find required file 'setup.bin' in 'e:\b\Goldstar\gs_main\Sour... I found a thread on MSDN that suggested reinstalling the .NET SDK, so I'm trying that. Update: I had also uninstalled VS 2008 Team Suite trial, when ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 7, 2008 4:28 PM

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