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Web Service Woes (OK, maybe it was just a little mud.)

After making the changes to the web service calls in my application so that HTTP Keep-Alive was disabled, I had one instance (10 hours later) where it crashed.  At that particular moment, I didn’t ...

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 pe...

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 gene...

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 i...

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 ...

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 ha...

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 tw...

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 f...

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...

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,...