Some more posts about Partner Maps

Yesterday we mentioned Parnter Maps had been released with Virtual Earth support.  Check out a few other people who have been blogging about it: http://blogs.msdn.com/nickmayhew/archive/2007/08/30/new-find-a-partner-site-virtual-earth-enabled.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/angus_logan/archive/2007/08/30/find-a-partner-in-australia-with-virtual-earth.aspx http://blog.sbsfaq.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=269e4081%2Dac58%2D42a6%2D9a54%2D383a6a3fb0d8&ID=11 http://blogs.msdn.com/sbsc_australia/archive/2007/09/13/new-find-a-partner-website.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/ausptsiw/archive/2007/09/12/partner-finder-tool.aspx  

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Adding Blu-ray to the media centre

Having installed our Panasonic 720p projector over 12 months ago I’ve always been struggling to get HD content. For my Birthday my Dad bought me the Pioneer BDC-S02. The drive can’t write to Blu-ray but the trade off is it is half the price at around AU$400, at this time this is the cheapest Blu-ray…

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The Gadgets tell me its raining in Queensland

When I built these two gadgets they never looked like this: Yes it is raining in Brisbane. You can add them to Vista sidebar too, download them from here: http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=558b2088-0106-422c-8b67-da067db2360a&bt=1&pl=1 http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=fd7fd7af-32e4-43b9-bbf3-3cf9233f0117&bt=1&pl=1 They are dead simple to edit also

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19″ monitor becomes our new TV

After John won 2nd in the Mark.Ed competition at Tech Ed we received a shiny new HP 19″ widescreen monitor. I used it for a day..and while it was a sweet screen I found the 900px high a bit restrictive and the colour difference between it and my laptop monitor too different and distracting. So…

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Live ID Web Auth has been released!

Some great news…Windows Live ID Web Authentication 1.0 has just been released!  So for anyone who was using the Alpha this is great news…it means you can now access your liveid in production accounts (the ones you use everyday for msn etc) rather than the int accounts. Check out the download of the SDK here…

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Contacts Control not appearing on your page?

This one has got me 2ce now..I’ve added the Contacts control to my page, got the javascript included and the required functions implmented but when i run the page…i see NOTHING!! Make sure you check the html element  has the devlive namespace included on your page e.g. <html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml” xmlns:devlive=”http://dev.live.com”>  

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Adding Feeds as Rss

Was trying to add a couple of feeds to a feed reader and was getting an error about xmldocument not expected.  The feeds were outputing as ATOM not RSS. Thanks to Catherine for working out my issue with her blog feed. So to fix this added ?alt=rss to the end of the feed and all is happy

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Lack of blog entries….

Talking to someone today and they mentioned our blog was a bit bare recently…well can’t make an excuse for but my excuse is i’ve been blogging on Tech Talk as a Guest Editor. So if you want to check out some of my ramblings..here’s a list: Getting Slides and Providing Feedback Tech.Ed Pics Tech.Ed over…

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Happy 1st b’day blog…

Happy 1st birthday to our blog!  It’s been busy…in it’s first year it has 223 blog posts.  Should’ve counted my posts on Tech Talk Blogs..oh well.  So to mark its’ 1st birthday, here’s a recap and figures on us. Most people view our site on a Thursday July saw the most visitors yet Top 5 posts: How to…

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Sat 4 – Home!

We thought we got an exit row from Japan to Bris..but when i looked at the ticket and saw we were in row 70 I had my doubts.  After sitting in Japan airport for 7 hrs (lots of sleeping on chairs and reading) they called rows 50-67 .. hmm…intersting. We go through ok..so there must…

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