Friday, July 20, 2007

Blog on the move

I have finally set up my own hosting and am moving this blog. This will be my last post here so please update your links and feeds to point to my new blog

I'll be blogging about my travels, work and life in London so please check it out.

See you there :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Photos from Melbourne

Well I just got back from my trip to Melbourne last week and thought I would post a few photos from the trip. Sorry they're not very interesting as they are just photos of things, not really photos of people.

The first set are of some Melbourne buildings and a beach that Ben and I visited:

This next set is of animals at the Melbourne Zoo:

Monday, February 05, 2007

House before and after photos

Well our house is finished and is on the market. Check out the photos below for some before and after shots of the different parts of the house. The before photos were taken by me when we first looked at the place, the after photos were taken by a professional with a wide-angle lens.

[ Back ]

[ Front ]

[ Lounge ]

[ Dining ]

[ Bedroom ]

[ Kitchen ]

[ Bathroom ]


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

WLW and update

Well it's been a little while since my last post about my plug-in to Windows Live Writer (WLW), but rest assured, development is still continuing. What I have been focusing on of late is trying to separate out all the common functions so they will work independent of WLW.

So far things are going pretty well. I have a new version now that includes a common library of controls, a plug-in for WLW and a stand-alone application for Windows, both with the same functions.

I will be making a new release soon on CodePlex for download, but need to do a bit more testing first.

I have also been working on a user guide for the plug-in that can be viewed from the CodePlex project site. I will look to add a PDF version soon to for download.

Continuing with the theme, I came across a blog post today that gives instructions on how to "Mount account in Windows Explorer". The article gives step-by-step instructions on how to add a account as a "My Network Place", using the webdav interface (I think).

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Latest " to Live Writer" release

Well I have just released an update to my plug-in called to Live Writer. This update includes a number of new features of which the biggest are the ability to upload and download files.

This was quite a challenge as I wanted to do the upload and download asynchronously so it could update a status bar while the file transfer was happening, also so I could cancel the file transfer easily and not freeze the plug-in.

I know it probably still has a few bugs as this change was quite major. But please download the latest version, have a play and log an issues in the CodePlex forums, and I'll get right onto them.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Box2LiveWriter now in CodePlex

CodePlex logo

Well I finally got access to my CodePlex space sorted out today, so have started adding some content to the wiki pages and have uploaded a beta of the plug-in.

The project space is called Box to Live Writer at the moment, but I am going to break it out into multiple projects and rename it. The idea is that there will be four parts:

  1. A C# API for the XML API which can be used in any .NET 2.0 application.
  2. A shared control library with things like login control and box listing for use in a WinForms application.
  3. A plug-in to Windows Live Writer that makes use of both 1 and 2.
  4. A stand-alone WinForms application to run on the desktop that makes use of both 1 and 2.

Download the beta release and let me know what you think. Read the installation instructions if you have any trouble, quite staright forward though :)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Box to Live Writer plug-in update

Just over a week ago now I posted about creating a plug-in for Windows Live Writer to Well I have been coded sporadically over the last week creating an initial version, which is now ready for anyone that wants to do some beta testing.

I am trying to get a CodePlex project space to upload it to but have not heard anything back from them yet. However, there seems to be a project created here, with all the details I submitted, but I still don't have access to it. I'm not sure what's going on here?

Here are some screenshots of the initial beta version:
Login screen
[Login to form]

Main box form
[Main interaction form]

If you want a copy to play with then please send me an email, my email address is jerms55[at]gmail[dot]com. In the mean time I'll be on at CodePlex to see what's happening there and will get it publically available soon.