Printing your Virtual Earth Map

I have posted up the unsupported code to allow support for printing a Virtual Earth Map in IE6, IE7 and Firefox: http://www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/VirtualEarth/PrintinginVirtualEarth.aspx There are two versions of the code, a compiled ready to use version and a full source code version. Importantly if you don’t need to support tile layers then it is a simple javascript…

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SQL 2008 Spatial Webcast today at 9am PDT

Isaac just posted he is presenting an hour session on SQL 2008 spatial today (1st Nov) at 9am PDT. You can register here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032353122&Culture=en-US From the event blurb: Event Overview Microsoft SQL Server 2008 delivers new spatial data types that enable you to consume, use, and extend location-based data through spatial-enabled applications. Attend this webcast…

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Virtual Earth beta exam completed

I sat down and completed the Beta exam for Virtual Earth this week. Clearly I’m not allowed to elaborate on the questions but I’d like to share my thoughts and experience. The exam was scheduled for 4 hours, 3hours for the exam, 30 min for comments. I completed it in about 2 hours, leaving a…

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ViaWindowsLive Update

It’s been awhile since i did an update on ViaWindowsLive.  Thought I do some stats…Virtual Earth is still very popular, but we are getting interest in silverlight streaming, custom domains, liveid and spaces. Top Content http://www.viawindowslive.com/ www.viawindowslive.com/VirtualEarth.aspx www.viawindowslive.com/Messenger.aspx www.viawindowslive.com/SilverlightStreaming.aspx www.viawindowslive.com/Blog.aspx Top Articles Whats new in Virtual Earth 6 Your video to Silverlight Streaming 101 Getting…

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Geek Girl Blogs Site Released!

After much anticipation, GeekGirlBlogs site went live today.  Many thanks to Scott Barnes, Anna Liu, Catherine Eibner and John O’Brien for their assitance and support. Geek Girl Blogs aims to create a central repository that brings these women’s blogs together in one place, to create a wealth of knowledge Show your flair by placing one of the…

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Incredibly slow FireFox on localhost fix – turn of IPv6

Having just built a new computer I have to share this tip for anyone doing cross browser testing and finding firefox really slow to load your pages and assests. http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin/archive/2007/06/17/fixing-firefox-slowness-with-localhost-on-vista.aspx “It turns out that the slowness is caused by an IPv6 issue with DNS and can easily be resolved by turning IPv6 support off in…

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Linking your LiveIDs

You ever get sick of having mulitple liveids and different passwods and trying to remember which one is which (is is it just me) ? A great new feature has been released that means you can link your liveids, login with just one password and switch between your ids using a combo box..pretty cool hey….

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Virtual Earth 6 Articles and Videos

I’ve been busy with the release of Virtual Earth 6 this week exploring the new features and making some videos and articles. A must read for any VE developer is the what’s new Article I just finished: http://www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/VirtualEarth/WhatsnewinVersion6.aspx I’m very impressed by this release with no breaking changes and many good new features. The VWL…

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Some high ropes fun

Saturday we decided to have a fun day out and do a ropes course at Adventure Parc. Down near Tambourine National Park, it was an interesting drive..as we were expecting signs..oh well we found it eventually. One we arrived and handed over our money we’re issued with a set of overalls and a locker key…

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Phillip joins or team

Today we expand our team and welcome Phillip Suh. Based in Brisbane, Phillip has been in the IT industry for 7 years working for a range of companies such as Qcom, Praxa and most recently Technology One. As his meego gives away, Phillip also loves playing base guitar.

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New Live Search Article on ViaWindows Live

For anyone interested in articles on Live Search, Daniel Wissa has contributed a new article on ViaWindowsLive. Adding Live Search Functionality To Your Website This article explains the different ways you can use to integrate Windows Live Search functionality to your website. There are 3 different ways by which this can be done: Using the…

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Sports photography at WRX Drift

I bought John a WRX Drift experience for XMas last year and he finally got round to using it yesterday. I don’t take a lot of sports photos so it’s always interesting taking photos of a moving target.  The problems i have are getting in close enuf to get some good action but not cutting…

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My first play with LINQ and XML

I’ve been experimenting with the .Net 3.5 framework, so I thought this was a good opportunity to play with LINQ.  I’ve starting doing some spikes to see what’s going to bite me.  For this spike project I’m accessing all my data from XML files rather than SQL Server and using Orcas Beta 2. So if…

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