Developing ASP.NET AJAX (or any AJAX really) is tremendously easier if you can watch the traffic going across the wire. There are a lot of ways to accomplish this, but I think Fiddler is the most popular Windows application for ASP.NET developers. Sure there is Firebug, and probably a million others, but this post is about Fiddler).
Over the last few years, I've had a hard time getting Fiddler to work on local host. Actually until recently, it's just never worked.
Rumors online said to use http://127.0.0.1, instead of http://localhost and it'll work. Maybe for you, but not for me.
Then last month while speaking at Orlando ASPConnections, I was demoing some AJAX calls on stage, and an audience member told me that Fiddler will work on 127.0.0.1 with a trailing . on the IP address. So the address ends up like ...
With a port number (if you're on Cassini).
Fiddler picks up this traffic and you're back in control of sniffing your own traffic.
Hope this helps others that didn't know the little nugget.
This is not a paid advertisement. I'm just a happy customer.
Wow - this is great. I'm really busy, and shouldn't be spending time writing this, but it's just to cool to not pass along. As you probably know, cell phone service does not offer caller ID. If you think you have caller ID, what you really have is "Address Book Lookup".
When I call your cell from my office, and I'm not already in your phone book, you just see (480) 424-6952 on your screen, and have no idea who it is. If you're on a land line, you'll also see "myKB.com, Inc." on the screen.
I'm not into caller ID to know the difference, but I'm sure there is some technological short coming to why the name portion of caller ID is not included on cellular service.
CallWave is a replacement for your voice mail system, that I've written about before. It's an amazing service that emails your voice mail, as MP3 attachments. They also text you a dictated version of the voice mail, which they call a "Gist". The SMS text is never accurate to the word, but you can always get the idea of the voice mail - as well as the gist of the message - hence the name.
In the Email, and the SMS, the name portion of the caller ID is included as well, which is a nice feature.
And now - something that I've never been able to do before is possible because of CallWave.com.
What do I do with these unknown number and blocked number calls? I send them to my CallWave.com voice mail. The CallWave server, speed dials me back, and while the caller is listening to my "Please leave me a message" - I have time to answer the call back from CallWave.
Then I hear the message you're leaving, while you're leaving it, and if I press 1 at anytime, we're connected.
HOW COOL IS THAT?
Here's the down side. CallWave.com is no longer free - but with all this functionality I'm still a big fan.
If you're joining me at TechEd - register for this party on Tuesday, June 3rd. It'll be fun to hang out - and get to know some new folks.
Here's all you need to know.
- cheap pizza
- cheap bear
- cheap laughs
You know you want to.
See you there!
I just got out of a meeting with the famous Sara "tip of the day" Ford. These are always great meetings, because you're guaranteed to leave knowing more about Visual Studio than when you arrive.
Today I leave with this presentation tip; which I would know had I read her blog daily instead of just skimming it pretending I already know all the tips :)
Sara does a great job explain the how (with images) so I'll simply add two pointers to her blog.
Adjust the Tooltip Size, so the audience can see what's in that
when you're on stage.
Thank you Sara!