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...)
Sample code: how to call an Action from within another Action, and set a specific View, in an ASP.NET MVC web application Today I encountered a real-world scenario in which it was convenient to call one action from another, using the same view in b ...
Windows Live feature request: Movie Maker web app (16 June 2010)
Microsoft needs to launch a web-based video-editing application, integrated with SkyDrive for storage, playback and sharing! Presumably it would be called the Windows Live Movie Maker web app. Microsoft already offers free video-editing softwar ...
This week, Microsoft has deployed a major new feature on SkyDrive -- an online video player for your video files! Upload a video file to SkyDrive, and you can instantly play it online direct from its page on SkyDrive. I recommend WMV format fo ...
SkyDrive -- two essential feature-requests (09 June 2010)
Microsoft is doing big things with their Windows Live platform, with new major features in the pipeline and regular impressive announcements on the Windows Live team blog and their Twitter feed. It's an exciting time for web apps and web users ...
Red Dead Redemption -- epic new game now released (19 May 2010)
A major new game, Red Dead Redemption, has just been released by Rockstar games. It's a masterpiece! This launch is an important event, and an evolutionary step. It's a profoundly ambitious, genre-defining game, which sets new standard ...