Tim's tech blog
Welcome! This is my tech blog, my personal feed, and generally home to some of my private ideas, thoughts, rants, etc...
This blog is powered by my latest blog-engine, which I've built using the powerful frameworks and technologies provided by the awesome Microsoft Web Platform. I developed the web application with the ASP.NET MVC rapid web development framework, and the elegant C# programming language. I crafted the data access layer using ADO.NET Entity Framework. The web application is powered by the IIS web server, and the database is SQL Server. (And Sesame Street was brought to you today by the letter C, etc...)
Bungie game studios has just launched a public Beta of their new Render to Video feature. (I've been participating in the Beta.) The new feature is essentially a YouTube for gaming, allowing gamers (with one mouse-click) to put videos of their fav ...
YouTube is still not a profitable business (03 April 2009)
Google is losing an estimated 0.5 billion per year running YouTube, on top of the 1.65 billion it paid in 2006 to acquire the loss-making business. This is the estimated 2009 loss predicted by Credit Suisse analyst Spencer Wang. A rival analyst has since ...
Performance benchmarking: Internet Explorer 8 vs Chrome (19 March 2009)
IE8 > Chrome? There are some fantastic myths about browser speed and performance circulating on the web. There's a very good video (embedded below) showing the results of Microsoft's own performance testing of IE8 against other browsers. MS is a ...
Add an RSS feed to an ASP.NET MVC web site by writing 5 simple lines of code (01 February 2009)
How to impliment an RSS feed in an ASP.NET MVC web application, quickly and easily, simply by returning an RssActionResult. The best solution currently available to web developers for generating web feeds is to use the built-in syndication libraries of ...
Creating a Blog from scratch with ASP.NET MVC (10 January 2009)
Why "re-invent the wheel" when there are so many off-the-shelf solutions available? Many web sites offer a free blog service, and there are numerous open-source blog engines available to download. The explanation is simple. If it can be done in less than ...