Category: Tips

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Hidden Facebook Status Codes

I installed win7 today and had to post about it…. Facebook converts <3 to a heart…how cute. What other hidden Facebook codes are out there?

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Delete All Outlook RSS Feeds

My Outlook RSS Feeds were in a really funky state this morning. I had to create a new profile and I had RSS Sync enabled. When that is the case Outlook re-adds all Feeds that you have ever added to th

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Live Search Mobile

I installed Live Search Mobile last night. The speech recognition is great. Very fast and accurate. It includes free GPS (at least on the Blackjack II) with step by step driving directions. Check it o

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Backslash key on Blackjack II

The backslash key isn’t on the default key layout on the Blackjack. Just hold down the “sym” button and a list of symbols (special characters) will appear. Jon

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Web Unit Tests Without HttpContext

Phil Haack created a very useful HttpSimulator to assist in unit testing code that accesses the HttpContext.I was up an running in a few minutes. Here’s a sample that worked for me. [TestMethod]public

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RSS Awareness Day - May 1st

May 1st, is the official “RSS Awareness Day”. While we shouldn’t forget all the celebrations (International May Day) and remembrances that take place on the same day, I do think it is a great idea to

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Binding Complex Properties to GridView

Binding simple (int/string, etc) type properties to a TemplateColumn in a GridView is easy, but when you need to bind the Grid to an object that has properties that aren’t simple types it gets a bit m

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ASP.NET RSS Toolkit 2.0 Released

Piyush and IDisposable just released version 2.0 of the ASP.NET RSS Toolkit to CodePlex. New features include feed aggregation, atom support, full element parsing (including attributes), more robust c

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ATOM 1.0 Schema

I just spent a while searching for the ATOM 1.0 schema definition. This looks like the most human readable form out there. http://www.atomenabled.org/developers/syndication/ HTH, Jon