January 2006 - Posts
.NET Rocks! - Mark Dunn takes us down the InfoPath
Mark Dunn joins Carl and Richard in the studio for another look at Infopath, framed for .NET developers. Mark, as you may remember, is the first co-host of .NET Rocks! and a good friend of the show.
Mark Miller outs the PTA lady, Karen gives nerds tips for picking up women, Carl gets a Prius, Mark finds the dumbah among us, and Richard has awesome toys.
Announcing WSFile, the beginnings of a new protocol to send files and other large amounts of data over web service.
WSFile is a data transfer protocol that allows you asynchronously stream large amounts of data from a system.io.stream to a web server via a web service. The zip includes a web service project, a client-side component project that implements the protocol, and a windows forms client that demonstrates the protocol. It lets you upload a file to a web server asynchronously, updating a progress bar after each "chunk" has been sent. It also lets you pause and resume. Any stream can be used as the source data.
Source is in VB 2005
You can get it here: http://training.franklins.net/dotnet.aspx
Hanselminutes, dnrTV, and franklins.net will be down between 7:25 and 7:35 PM Eastern Time January 26th, 2006
In this episode, Scott talks about adding a Windows key to the Thinkpad 42T keyboard; A screen grabber called Winsnap; the Microsoft Research groupshot project; EX-IF, Geo-Caching, and Mashups; Running OSX on Intel and why XP on the Mac will never work; Dual Boot with OSX; a fun Aqua interface in DHTML; The easiest Linux in the world, and how XSLT in .NET 2.0 is your friend. Great stuff!
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam illustrates five issues of the 75 covered in his book, .NET Gotchas. http://www.dnrtv.com
So, Azureus is great but a) It uses Java... not bad but an extra step for downloading, and b) it's complex. It takes a guy like me making a video about how to get it working with RSS. Not at all intuitive.
uTorrent was suggested (www.utorrent.com). Problem is it doesn't work with RSS 2.0. From the FAQ:
----- Does µTorrent support RSS feeds?
Yes, as of 1.3.1 beta build 374. RSS 2.0 support is incomplete: most RSS 2.0 feeds will not work. It does not support RSS feeds that use RDF. It supports links in <guid>, <link>, and <enclosure url>. It will NOT auto-download for feeds that link to HTML pages instead of the torrent (such as Mininova)! However, you may be able to use the MiniRSS feed fixer script to modify some feeds to work with µTorrent.
nimiq is another one (www.nimiq.com) but it does not share files. It only leeches them.
So the requirements are: Windows, No Java, Simple, Full BitTorrent, RSS enclosure support
Any other ideas?
It's Scott Hanselman's birthday today (Sunday). He's 32!
Happy Birthday, Scott!
You can download this episode, and the last, but only with a BitTorrent client. The show is 534 MB zipped. BitTorrent is the only way we can host it and allow our other shows to be downloaded - that is, until our new bandwidth order comes in. I'll let you know as soon as I have an ETA. Nothing yet.
We have an army of seeders out there, so downloads should go relatively quick. If you don't already have a BitTorrent client, I recommend Azureus
.If you want to subscribe to the dnrTV podcast feed, you can install an RSS plugin for Azureus. This Video
shows you how. It's a bit outdated (made last year) but the plugin setup information is still valid. You will need to enter a file filter of ".zip.torrent"
Enjoy dnrTV Episode 2! http://www.dnrtv.com
We're in the process of procuring more bandwidth to handle the load for dnrTV. In the meantime, we're going to use BitTorrent exclusively for dnrTV downloads starting tomorrow, Thursday, January 19th.
To anyone who has not yet expressed interest in being a Pwop Ambassador, now would be a good time to let me know!
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