Subtext: Alternative to Community Server and dotText

posted on 03/04/06 at 11:28:56 am by Joel Ross

About the time that Community Server was announced, Phil Haack decided he didn't want to move in that direction, so he took the current dotText code base (which hadn't been updated in a while) and started making the changes he wanted to see. He called it… more »

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WSCF For VS 2005 Released

posted on 02/28/06 at 12:43:38 am by Joel Ross

Version 0.6 of thinktecture's WSCF tool has been released, and it now supports .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005! Very nice. If you're unfamiliar with WSCF, you should be. It stands for Web Services Contract-First, and allows you to build your web services… more »

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CodeKeep Screencast on

posted on 02/27/06 at 10:51:48 pm by Joel Ross

James Avery put together a nice screencast demonstrating how to effectively use CodeKeep, a tool that I've mentioned in the past. If you're not sure about the value of CodeKeep, but don't want to spend the time to download and install the add-in to evalu… more »

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posted on 01/13/06 at 08:14:47 pm by Joel Ross

I don't think I've talked about TailRank in the past, but I recently saw they did a redesign, so I figured I'd check it out. It's a lot like Digg. Kind of. Here's how it works. You read something you like. You share it with TailRank.?If enough people do… more »

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Windows Live Messenger Beta (Invites)

posted on 01/12/06 at 09:58:47 pm by Joel Ross

Andrew Connell was nice enough to send me an invite to Windows Live Messenger's beta, and I've been messing around with it for the past few days. I haven't really done much with it - no voice or video, so I can't really say too much about it. So far thou… more »

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Top Ten Sources

posted on 01/06/06 at 12:38:09 am by Joel Ross

I recently listened to Dave Winer's podcast with John Palfrey, and they talked about Top Ten Sources, a site that Palfrey built. It's mainly about blogs (it seems), and there are editors that determine who the top ten sources of information on a range o… more »

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VMWare vs. Virtual PC

posted on 11/28/05 at 10:36:43 pm by Joel Ross

I got a license for VMWare at Tech Ed this summer, and I even saw news of the free tool to convert VPC disks to VMWare disks, but never got around to trying out VMWare - until now. I had a need - I needed to be able to communicate with a USB device for m… more »

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PageMethods Upgraded to .NET 2.0

posted on 11/28/05 at 10:30:47 pm by Joel Ross

Fabrice was nice enough to drop by and leave me a comment that he'd upgraded PageMethods to work with .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Not just that, but he also added a bunch of new features. I need to look at this much closer! In the past,?I've used (w… more »

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Component Factory's Krypton Toolkit

posted on 11/28/05 at 10:30:12 pm by Joel Ross

Component Factory is definitely looking to build a viral market around their new Krypton Toolkit, which was recently released. They are offering a free copy of DotNetMagic to any blogger who posts about the release of their Krypton Toolkit (which, by pos… more »

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posted on 11/27/05 at 12:43:05 am by Joel Ross

If you haven't heard of Mozy, it's a free online backup system. I just recently started using it, and the service seems pretty good, although I haven't tried restoring yet! Anyway, you get 2 GBs of free space - well, not exactly free, but close enough. T… more »

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