Safari on Windows fail

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Posted on 23rd June 2011 by r2 in Uncategorized

After years of being nagged to install Safari for Windows by iTunes (every time I update), I finally gave in this morning.  Minutes later, a colleagues emails about a problem he is seeing with a Sharepoint site we use for internal collaboration and that he only sees the issue on Safari on his Mac. 

So, I fire up my brand new Safari for Windows to give the link a try and this is what I see:

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In fact, no matter how many times I try to launch Safari for Windows, all I get is this AppCrash.  I’m certain there’s an explanation, but I don’t think I care enough to investigate right now.  I’ll likely just un-install it.    

Atlanta Code Camp is open for Registration

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Posted on 15th June 2011 by r2 in Uncategorized

Atlanta Code Camp has finally been confirmed for this year and will take place on Saturday. June 25, 2011 at Southern Tech in Marietta, GA.  I’ll be reprising my CodeStock talks on Intro to MEF with Silverlight and Intro to Jounce MVVM Framework for Silverlight.  There are a lot of other really great sessions planned for the day.

Registration for this FREE event is available immediately here.  There is limited space, so you should jump on this right away. 

So long Das Blog, Hello WordPress

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Posted on 9th June 2011 by r2 in Uncategorized

I just completed the move from DasBlog to WordPress.  It wasn’t without some bumps, but I did it in one evening.  Since there was no WordPress plug-in that directly supported importing from DasBlog, I was forced to use the RssImporter and then manually clean up all of my old blog posts.  I was very impressed with the ease of installation through my host, WebHost4Life.  So far, I’m enjoying the Admin part of WordPress and I’ve seen no real bumps using LiveWriter to clean the old posts and to post new ones.  I also went ahead and added the Paste as Visual Studio Code Plug-in for LiveWriter and I’m really liking that so far. 

I’m still playing around with themes, so look for that to fluctuate a bit until I find one that I can’t live without. 

Photosynth

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Posted on 28th August 2008 by r2 in Uncategorized

For those that missed the announcement last week, PhotoSynth is live and after a pretty bumpy start looks like you can at least play around with it now.  I’ve managed to load two of my sets of photos from a trip to the High Sierras a couple of years ago.  It definitely still has its bumps as I had to cancel and restart the synth several times as it would hang indefinitely.  I didn’t get really high "synthy" scores as I wasn’t taking the photos with PhotoSynth in mind at the time.  However, the PhotoSynth team has supplied a document of points to keep in mind while shooting photos if you intend to make a PhotoSynth out of them.  I can’t wait to try it out when I actually shot the photos for synthing. There are numerous really great examples on the PhotoSynth site, including some shot by the National Geographic Society photographers.  I like that you can go full screen (or full browser) as that really helps make the experience a bit more of an immersive experience.  Also, the slide show and thumbnails really help as well.

PhotoSynth is now giving 20GB (!) for free to anyone to try PhotoSynth.  It takes a LONG time to use 20GB in JPEGS!  Give it a try.

Since my photos didn’t all relate to one another, PhotoSynth sort of creates mini-PhotoSynths inside each.  You’ll want to check the thumbnails page to see the various scenes that it stitched together.

Here are links to my first two:

High Sierras – Dana Plateau

High Sierras – Saddlebag Lake Area