My blog engine does not track referrals yet, and I am contemplating how important they really are. With services like Feedster, Technorati and PubSub, you can easily track where links to your site exist. I will probably end up implementing referral tracking in the interest of capturing all data possible, but I wonder how much that data will get lost and if it will just take up hard drive space.
At least in this instance, the default security was a bit handicapping...
Last night I was attempting to setup a site in a pretty new instance of Windows 2003, and I wanted to transfer the files to the server via FrontPage Extensions. So I remote desktopped in, and opened IIS and clicked the "Configure Extensions" menuitem on the respective website. A local webpage opened and asked me to define the administrator and folder path, which I did and then clicked the button. Waa-laa, up comes the fancy gear-shifting image!
Hmm, nothing changed. Close IE window. Click "Configure Extensions" link again in IIS. Click Button on web page again. Gear-shifting image appears.
Repeat a few times double checking connections and everything. No good.
So there you have it, gMail is good for something beyond a status symbol.
Ok, this is the last "Adam gets a new..."
I've got a new blog engine, as well as a new look. I can't take any credit for the new look as it's almost a complete copy of D. Keith Robinson's blog. I've always thought that he's had the best blog layout, so while creating the new engine I thought I'd just pay him tribute and create a near duplicate. The greatest value was the HTML structure of the site, what better way to learn then to emulate a site that passes XHTML, CSS and Section 508 validation tests successfully.
I'll change the skin soon, though, I don't want to cramp Keith's style for too long...
Now on to the new blog engine. I've been using dasBlog as my main blog and every blog community site that I am involved with uses DotText. I've liked and disliked parts of each, and I've always been a “write-it-yourself” guy, so I decided it was time to start fresh. I've just got the basics so far, but now I'll be able to experiment with a few ideas.
Ever since I got my hands on the Longhorn PDC bits (thanks Chris), I've been addicted to Longhorn and XAML. I love the potential that XAML brings to application development and am excited to help make the dream become a reality.
We've got a lot of big ideas in the works, so stay tuned...
(If you want to try out Xamlon today, click here to get on the beta list.)
Recently Chris Sells posted about winfx.com and how it redirects to the Longhorn Developer Center. As someone who doesn't really use Favorites this is a great shortcut to have. Just type “winfx” in the address bar, hit Ctrl+Enter and you're there.
Two other domain name shortcuts I know of are wmlah which leads to the WatchingMicrosoftLikeAHawk site and msdn which finally leads to the Microsoft Developer Network site. I say finally, because this is a recnt change. I know that for at least a year the domain name “msdn.com” was owned by a third-party he just posted a link to direct you to the Microsoft MSDN site. I wonder how much that guy made when he sold the domain name…
Do you know of any other shortcut domain names I'm missing?