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April 2004 - Posts

I love global community...

I just went live the bannergen... had someone contact me from who resides in Australia via IM about the images not being able to be saved in .gif or .jpg respectively. Had yet another person take a look at it (who knows a lot more about ASP.NET than I
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Web-based Gamertag/MSN Banner image generator...

I've just completed the first pass at a small web-based application that will allow you to select a banner style and enter in either your gamertag or instant messenger email address and have a generated image returned that you can 'save as' for use on
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Xbox Friends Thing - Displaying gameplay usage statistics...

I'm experimenting with a handfull of ways of displaying the statistics that are being captured via Xbox Friends Thing as it sees your friends online and playing each game. I'm limiting it to the last 30 days for and have broken it down into 15 minute
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Web Service Woes (It's not land, it's quicksand!!!!!!)

Well, my application ran up until noon today (stopped by the house during lunch to pick something up so I looked in on it). It ran for approximately 10 hours before croaking. Didn't have time to look too closely, but it was one of those errors that I
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Web Service Woes (Ah... dry land... dry land at last!)

The bandaid of a fix I did last night appears to have solved the problem. My target application has run all night (as one would expect). This is great! However, now I have a couple of other questions. First, what could possibly be causing one machine
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Web Service Woes (A light at the end of the tunnel?)

Well, I just couldn't let this go... so even more searching on google and yet more trying this or that to see if I could get past this issue. I figured I'd try to use async calls using the two methods in the help as examples. Neither one of those made
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Web Service Woes (How to drive a developer MAD!)

OK, quick rundown of the problem as it stands today. I have a simple webservice call that is succeeding with no problems on most machines. On a few machines, at some point they just seem to fail and never recover. After running the application in debug
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What have I been up to?

Well, a lot has been going on lately. Work as been very hectic leading up to NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention. I actually got to go this year, which marks nearly 10 years since the last time. What's amazing is to see how much has
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Xbox Dashboard + Progressive Scan = About Time!

If you have your Xbox hooked up to a progressive scan display, you can now switch the dashboard into progressive scan mode. It's hidden, but pretty simple to do. While in the dashboard, press in both triggers and both thumbsticks at the same time to switch
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Web Service Woes (Part 2)

Several people have left some comments/suggestions to my previous plea for help. To answer some of the responses so far... Have you tried to use Fiddler to look at the SOAP messages? No, I have not tried that. It's an interesting idea but it still doesn't
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Web Service Woes (Plea For Help!!!!)

OK, I'm getting to the end of the rope on this one. I've tried everything that I can think of and have searched google a hundred times over... all to no avail. I have two applications, one is a windows form application and the other a web service application.
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ASP.NET Web Service Tip of the Day

OK, you just built your webservice in ASP.NET and have it working as expected on your local development web server. Your ready to put it out into the wild and you follow the instructions about changing the webservice namespace from tempuri.org to whatever
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New article available....

It's 2am and I've just finished the Exploring XML Serialization article... now I can go to sleep ;-)
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Exploring XML Serialization

Once learning a little about xml serialization and actually starting to take advantage of it in real world scenarios, I'm working on putting together a short article on the how to use serialization, what I've found to be useful and, of course, what I've
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