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Me (Chris Crowe)
We all know there is a lot of Weather Gadgets out there for Windows Vista Side Bar. Well I have written one as well and it utilizes the data from Weather Display users. These users are mainly private indiviuals who have an interest in Weather and provide this data to users on the Internet through there web sites.
The Vista Gadget that I have written reads a file that these Weather Display users expose to the Internet called clientraw.txt and clientrawextra.txt.
Some of the features of my gadget is:
I would be interested in any comments anyone has on the gadget.....
The gadget can be downloaded from my friends web site http://weather.cobbnz.com/vistaGadget.aspx
The list of sites that you can display the weather from is limited at this time as we want each site owner to add them selves to the list. We expect the list to grow when the gadget is known to more people.
It was only released last week and we are currently at version 220.127.116.11
Here is a couple of screen snaps of the gadget...
I have just started a new blog about me setting up and maintaining a new Tropical Fish Tank. I have not had one for about 10 years and I am getting quite excited about getting it.
For details see http://fish.crowe.co.nz
Welcome to my ASP.NET Server Control : LookupEditControl. This control uses a number of different technologies to do its magic.
There is a lot of talk these days about AJAX but not a lot of source in the edit control stage from what I have found. There is always the Google Suggest discussions but no real code.
I have written an ASP.Net server control (currently still in development) that does what I need and works quite well, but not 100% well, still more work to do.
Here are some of the features that I have implemented and currently basically work
I really am looking for people to help me with this project as I need testers and people with ideas who may be better than me to help clean up the code.
If you want to see it in action browse to http://code.crowe.co.nz/LookupEditControl/
Please let me know what you think of this control as I have spent a lot of time and I am quite happy with it but there are issues yet to be fixed.
IISStatus links into the web server as an ISAPI filter to record each request, including ASP pages, as it is received and processed by the server.
Use this tool to monitor exactly what your ASP pages are doing and reduce time spent debugging. IISStatus is a Freeware product at this time. In future, we will be releasing enchanced versions of IISStatus although these releases may not be freeware (still freeware after 3 years)
If you are wanting to colorise Source Code into HTML the following free services are quite good.
Welcome to my Blog. I use to own a web site called www.iisfaq.com which was a great resource for Internet Information Server or IIS for short. I wrote a lot of articles and tips and tricks relating to IIS and products that were available for IIS. When I sold the web site I stopped helping people which was good for a while since it gave me time to think about myself instead of others.
I have now decided to get back into helping the community - can't think about my self all of the time!
I am an IIS MVP - what is an IIS MVP? A Internet Information Server - Most Valuable Professional as Microsoft puts it. Basically this means Microsoft has noticed that I like to help people and as such they rewarded me with the MVP title a number of times.
For more details on the Microsoft MVP program see - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
I hope to write about things that will be usefull to everyone who deals with IIS and WSS (Windows Sharepoint Services) and Front Page and anything else that takes my fancy.
I have attained the following Microsoft Certifications over the years:
We currently have around 190 employees with most being developers, testers, and general technical people.
I work with the following products in my day to day work:
As part of my role I also work on our internal help desk two half days per week; this spreads the load and everyone in the IS department does this.
I find that this allows me to keep up to date on current trends and of course in the problems that users are having.