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Secure email adapter for Biztalk
Jay Kinker outlines the simple steps to configure the SMTP adapter in Biztalk.  If you need security (SSL), consider the /n software Secure Email adapter which support secure SMTPS (as well as POPS and IMAPS for securely retrieving mails).

Posted On Thursday, May 25, 2006 7:22 AM

Carolina Hurricanes & angry child flipping the bird
 I remembered today that I saved this picture years ago because I thought it was funny. I don't know who took it, but I wish I did. For now, it is lightheartedly directed towards Buffalo Sabres fans!

Posted On Wednesday, May 24, 2006 1:40 PM

Net neutrality discussion between nerd and politician
Politician dances, dodges, side-steps, makes bogus analogies, and misleads.Nerd wins: The Wall Street Journal Online invited Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and a net neutrality proponent, and former White House spokesman Mike McCurry, who heads a phone industry group, to debate the issue. Their exchange, carried out by email, is below. Story on Wall Street Journal Online ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 24, 2006 12:57 PM

Bud Light Daredevil

Ted Ferguson, Bud Light Daredevil.

PS - Go 'Canes!

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 8:06 PM

RSS subscription to my bank statement
I am subscribed to my bank statement in FeedDemon. Everytime there is a new transaction posted to my account - I get a nice new item in FeedDemon. No, my bank doesn't offer such an RSS feed (wish they did offer an authenticated feed though, it might cut down on phishing emails too). Instead I use RSSBus which is running locally on my desktop. RSSBus comes installed with a set of Open Financial Exchange (OFX) operations, which give me information about my bank or credit card statement. So with one ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 12:19 PM

Why I returned my Motorola RAZR
Low battery life No vibe & ring functionality (without hacking the phone, that is). Besides that, while I had good reception in general, I had bad reception in my home (Verizon). So, I am trying out Sprint/Nextel right now. So far, so good. I chose the LG 350 as my new phone. It was pretty cheap but has a lot of good features and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Apparently all of the Sprint/Nextel phones have vibe & ring - which makes sense (should be a standard feature, seems to me) ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 12:18 PM

Poor RIAA....out 11 trillion bucks
Donny has estimated the "real" cost of piracy.  :)

Posted On Friday, May 19, 2006 10:07 AM

IMAP: Programmatically Managing the Access Control List
RFC2086 defines a set of “standard“ rights for IMAP access control lists (ACL): l Lookup mailbox is visible to folder listing commands. r Read mailbox can be selected, fetched, searched, and copied. s Keep seen/unseen information is kept across sessions. w Write flags other than seen and deleted can be stored. i Insert mailbox can be appended and copied to. p Post mail can be sent to the submission address for the mailbox. c Create can create new sub-folders. d Delete can be deleted, ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:51 PM

Yet another ridiculous RIAA lawsuit

This time its against XM Satellite Radio.  From Yahoo News.

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Posted On Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:02 AM

RSSBus: visualize the multi-search
Yesterday I talked about using RSSBus script to easily combine multiple feeds into one. The result of the script was a single RSS feed. RSSBus also has the ability to let me easily expose the data contained in this feed in other formats, such as plain text, HTML, ATOM, etc. We do this through RSBTemplates, which are nothing more than script (such as that in the post from yesterday) intermixed with non-script (like plain text, HTML, etc). As an example, I will build on yesterdays script. I'll start ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 16, 2006 1:54 PM

RSSBus: A script to search 7 sources at once.
I've been using Chris Pirillo's search service a good bit since it first game out. Its really cool. While it has more to offer than just the multi-source search, I realized that the multi-source search would be really easy to implement with RSSBus. RSSBus, after all, does give me the ability to easily mesh together and manipulate feeds. One of the service operation libraries that comes with RSSBus is called FeedOps, and one of the operations it contains is called FeedUnion. The FeedUnion ......

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 8:27 AM

Subscribed to 8104 blogs?

That's just ridiculous. 

Dimitar Vesselinov is the most prolific subscriber at

According to Dimitar's blog, he tracks 8101 RSS feeds, 811 Orkut communities, 490 groups, 547 MySpace groups, 2605 bookmarks and many other sources.

Yeah.  Ok.

Posted On Thursday, May 11, 2006 8:54 AM

RSSBus Screencasts

Admin Interface - Learn about the RSSBus Admin Console, how it can be used to browse and run operations and build scripts and templates.

Building Your Own RSSBus Operations - Find out how easy it is to build your own custom RSSBus operations.

Posted On Thursday, May 11, 2006 6:10 AM

RSSBus: Create Feeds, Connect Feeds, Visualize Feeds
The RSSBus website talks about “Create, Connect, Visualize”. It goes on to explain that RSSBus lets you do three major things very easily: Create feeds out of whatever you want, with relative ease (yes, I said whatever you want: data from QuickBooks, data from your database, Asterisk connection information, Amazon S3 buckets, Google maps, file listings, system process information, etc.) Connect feeds to each other, and manipulate them. Pipeline them through computations or pass them to ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 1:02 PM

Are you a good searcher?
If not, Yahoo's new Livesearch at Alltheweb might help by suggesting alternative search terms.

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Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 9:53 AM

Jabber Chat Demo - upgraded to VS2005
Greg asked me to upgrade the VB.Net source project to Visual Studio 2005.  Here it is (source and binary).  Read more about the project here.

Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:46 AM

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Posted On Monday, May 8, 2006 1:31 PM

S3 Development Components

/n software has put out the beta for the new IBiz S3 Integrator.  The S3 component lets you develop for Amazon's Simple Storage Solutions very easily.

It would be interesting to have a blog or podcast that exists entirely on S3.

Posted On Friday, May 5, 2006 9:17 AM

Don't let congress sell your internet rights away

Save the Internet

Contact Your Rep

Posted On Wednesday, May 3, 2006 6:48 AM

My first bill from Amazon Web Services: 1 cent
This e-mail confirms that your latest billing statement is available on the AWS web site. Your account will be charged the following: Subtotal: $0.01 (plus applicable taxes) Please see the Account Activity area of the AWS web site for detailed account information: Thank you for your continuing interest in Amazon Web Services ......

Posted On Monday, May 1, 2006 10:26 AM

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