# Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Yesterday The Organizers Of The London 2012 Olympic Games Unveiled A Hrefhttpwwwlondon2012com

Yesterday, the organizers of the London 2012 Olympic Games unveiled their official logo, and it's officially hideous. They paid £400,000 for that?

But this is the best bit

As one of my friends put it, it looks like a bunch of old people tried to imagine something that would appeal to young people. Unfortunately, they forgot that today's young people don't live in the 1980's. [via The Old New Thing]

Yep, the oldies really do think they are in tune - sad really.

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Ad volume

BCAP anticipates that the new rule will "reduce the risk of the audience having to adjust the volume in the advertisement breaks because they consider the advertisements to be too loud."

 [via TV ads too loud, industry watchdog says | The Register]

Reduce the risk ????? Every blasted ad-break its a race between hitting the volume control and the Sky+ fast forward - i should only have to concentrate on the fast forward button :).

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Getting the right image in the toolbox with ToolboxBitmap

Ok, so this isn't just limited to Windows Workflow.  It is relevant to any piece of code that will end up on the Visual Studio toolbox. [via Stephen Kaufman's WebLog : WF Custom Activities and the ToolboxBitmap attribute]

I've read various articles describing how to author [ToolboxBitmap()], none of which worked for me. Having browsed the Microsoft AJAX source code, which uses EmbeddedResourceFinder, the above article provides the solution that works for me (but not on the toolbox entry that is auto-generated).

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# Friday, June 01, 2007

128K, nobody remembers

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss their contributions to the technology industry [via VIDEO: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together: Part 1 of 7 | D5 | AllThingsD]

Software transfer by cassette tape .... ahhhhhhh. Somewhere I still have the punched cards and punch tape that is my O-Level project - a WWII battle simulator.

Bill says it was fun back then ... it was, great fun. Somewhere in all the gigabytes and mega graphics it has somehow become a little less fun. Possibly because software really hasn't moved on that much from the authors perspective, we used to strive for productively and avoiding reinventing the wheel yet Silverlight appears without the ability to do something as simple as a good looking button ... a ton of XAML from a designer and a ton of script from a programmer to do a button - this is progress?

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# Thursday, May 24, 2007

Silverlight XPS Viewer

David Anson's Silverlight Based XPS Viewer.  David Anson has created an XPS viewer using the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha.  This app is a very cool idea and really highlights the possibilities of the XAML ecosystem. [via Mike Harsh's Blog]

Worth a peek.

 

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i'll read all this lot when exactly?

May 22nd Links: ASP.NET, Visual Studio, Silverlight, WPF and .NET.  

Hope this helps,

Scott [via ScottGu's Blog]

Well it helps if I can find time to read it all, then do something with it all - or what is the point?

 

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gotta keep these somewhere ...

once more Scott has the all encompassing post: Working with Data in ASP.NET 2.0.   A ton of great articles and tutorials on working with data in ASP.NET 2.0 applications has been published recently. This post highlights a few of them: [via ScottGu's Blog]

 

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More useful info from Scott.

JSON Hijacking and How ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Avoids these Attacks.  

Recently some reports have been issued by security researchers describing ways hackers can use the JSON wire format ... ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 includes a number of default settings and built-in features that prevent it from being susceptible to these types of JSON hijacking attacks. [via ScottGu's Blog]

 

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# Thursday, April 05, 2007

Apparently the BBC hates Internet Explorer

As long as you can prove you dislike IE as much as us [via BBC - Jobs - Project BBC T]

Funny old world really, the BBC seems to loathe the private sector (justifying BBC Jam "the private sector has failed education"), consider DRM evil (inconvenient, daft et al, but evil seems a little OTT) and now wants to proclaim its dislike of a bit of software.

A shared dislike is a requirement for working there, hmmm, lets see how far this leaks to ..... 'as long as you can prove you dislike David Cameron as much as us' anytime soon I wonder?

 

 

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# Friday, January 12, 2007

Vista is a wholly new OS?

An interim report which examines adoption and deployment issues associated with Microsoft's Vista and Office 2007 products.  [via Becta - About Becta - Publications - Microsoft Vista and Office 2007: Interim report with recommendations on adoption and deployment]

The report states:

"Windows XP was developed from an existing operating system whereas Vista is a wholly new operating system."

Now I would have said that was twaddle - Vista has an entirely new kernel? Where do you draw the line between operating systems and applications running on top of that - it looks to me that there is a lot of legacy stuff installed with Vista.

Maybe I am wrong and it is completely new - in which case it is astonishingly stable.

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