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...)
My fifth wedding anniversary (12 August 2010)
I got married five years ago today, and what better way to mark our fifth wedding-anniversary than to surface some media from the occasion here on my website?! Enjoy! ;) There's a huge amount of video content, so please bear with me while most ...
I've been evaluating Android, Google's attempt at a mobile phone OS, and I'm not impressed. I'm particularly disappointed by some of the most obvious limitations and flaws I found as soon as I started trying to use Android. Despite ...
YQL example -- get the direct URL for a file on SkyDrive (25 June 2010)
Yahoo Query Language (YQL) is an extremely useful and versatile free web service, API provided by Yahoo. YQL acts as a single, convenient point of entry for numerous other APIs. So, for example, you can use YQL to get inter-related data from a Bing sea ...
SEO tip: prevent multiple slashes in website URLs on IIS (24 June 2010)
IIS is a highly robust and flexible web server. It allows you to use almost any URL that is technically possible. But this means your website may allow URLs which you don't want. For example, IIS will handle URLs with extra slashes. Y ...
The Sun newspaper deployed a bus full of gorgeous Page 3 models in London today, as a show of support for the England team and their football match this afternoon in the World Cup 2010. The Page 3 girls were handing out England flags (an ...