Archive for August, 2009

A hobby project: Local weather onto Twitter and the Web

A year ago I suddenly grew an interest in following the weather. Being a bit too quality-focused, there was little alternative to buying a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station with a cool console inside and mounting it onto the roof of our house. But what kind of dev-minded person would I be, had I […]

August 22, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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A chart that justifies all the RIA hype (again)

There are web enthusiasts that consider Flash, Silverlight and friends nothing but an accessibility problem. I think there is plenty of potential in RIA technologies that we still haven’t experienced. Data visualization is definitely one of the top fields, and NY Times just posted a Flash chart that reminds me why. Check out the interactive […]

August 12, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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The Windows 7 chkdsk crash – and how would Linux have fared?

Stories of the Windows 7 showstopper bug with a chkdsk crash have been circulating. Newly appointed Windows President Steven Sinofsky was pretty conversational on the issue, and has now posted their notes on how crash reports get handled. Had it not been Microsoft, how would other vendors have managed? Unfortunately, Steven’s latest blog post is […]

August 10, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 17 Comments
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Moving the Outlook OST file to another directory (Outlook 2010)

I would’ve thought this was already solved, but no. Moving Outlook data files is still ridiculously complex. And Outlook 2010 doesn’t seem to help it. This page gives you nice instructions for the task, but could use some augmentation. Here goes: First, where are Account settings in Outlook 2010? The answer lies behind the renewedly […]

August 8, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 14 Comments
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jQuery IntelliSense on ASP.NET MVC

You might imagine that getting jQuery IntelliSense working on Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET MVC would be trivial. As usual: It is, once you know what to do. Getting there is the trick. How? Here are the steps (reasoning comes thereafter): Make sure you have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installed. Install the Visual Studio hotfix […]

August 6, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 5 Comments
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