Desktop blogging

by Mike Linnen 9. April 2004 17:08
Desktop blogging
Ok I finnaly got a Desktop Blogging Tool that seems to work for .Text. Take a look at this Article on how to configure it

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Channel 9 uses FlexWiki

by Mike Linnen 7. April 2004 13:26
Channel 9 uses FlexWiki

Looks like Channel 9 Wiki is using FlexWiki for it's wiki engine.  I haven't really had a chance to see what Channel 9 is all about yet but I could not pass up the chance to post my observations about the use of FlexWiki.

 

 

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FTP Client

by Mike Linnen 25. February 2004 19:17
FTP Client
I have been using Cute FTP for a long time now and I finally got fed up with the way it would stop transffering files from it's queue about 3/4 of the way through a multi file transfer.  This really annoyed me because it always happened when I was pressed for time and I needed to update one of my websites.  So I searched http://www.sourceforge.net and found FileZilla.  So far I really like this program.  It has a very nice UI and has worked flawlessly for me for 2 months now.

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New FlexWiki release available

by Mike Linnen 25. February 2004 08:18
New FlexWiki release available
Looks like David Ornstein has released the latest build of FlexWiki.  This build has my contributions for the beginings of a wiki that cant be locked down using Forms Authentication.  I have some more contributions coming that allow individual namespaces to be locked down.  Check out the FlexWikiSecurityProject for more details.

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DirectX9 C# Drum Machine

by Mike Linnen 11. February 2004 23:58
DirectX9 C# Drum Machine
Saw this way cool article on building a Drum Machine with DirectX9 and C#.  This article details how to stream audio to DirectX9 with C#.  This little app only needs a couple enhancements to be able to save the drum patterns and output a WAV file and it would be very usefull in my home video projects.

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FlexWiki security groundwork complete

by Mike Linnen 10. February 2004 06:20
FlexWiki security groundwork complete

I checked in the FlexWiki security framework last night.  This completes the initial tasks of getting a plugable architecture for storing the user and permission information.  The only Data Provider that is available right now is a SimpleDataProvider.  This data provider is designed to be simple to deploy but is limited in it's performance capabilities.  Check out the FlexWikiSecurityProject for more details.  Next up I have to start plugging the security into the FlexWiki web.

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Nunit web.config

by Mike Linnen 5. February 2004 23:30
Nunit web.config

While working on FlexWiki security enhancements I needed the ability for my NUnit tests to execute some code that pulled configuration information out of the web.config file.  Since the NUnit tests ran in another directory while executing the tests inside of the VS.NET IDE I needed to have the configuration file to exist in the directory where my test DLL resided.  Here is what I put in my SetUp code of my test harness to copy the config file.

[SetUp]

public void Setup()

{

// Copy the web.config over to the nunit directory so config seetings can be loaded

File.Copy("..\\..\\..\\FlexWiki.Web\\web.config","FlexWiki.UnitTests.dll.config",

true);

Amazingly enough this was enough to get my tests running.  However if I run the tests using the nunit-gui the configuration settions are not found.  I suspect it has something to do with where the Nunit-gui.EXE is located.  I am not sure how I am going to figure out where to copy the configuration file in this case.

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Working on FlexWiki

by Mike Linnen 22. January 2004 18:21
Working on FlexWiki

I checked in some bug fixes to FlexWiki at lunch today with regards to URL parsing.  Some of the special characters used in many URLs were not rendering.  I noticed this in my Intranet installation of FlexWiki at work.  I probably could have used an external link to solve my problems but I don't like the way the external links look. 

I have been using FlexWiki at work every day now.  Several other people have started to catch on in it's usage. We are starting the design phase of our next version and using FlexWiki has worked great as a way to consolodate a set of questions in a central place for review in design meetings.

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Secure Wiki

by Mike Linnen 20. January 2004 21:43
Secure Wiki
I played around with FlexWiki to see if I could create a secure Wiki.  I decided to add a Login page and use Forms authentication.  Since I only wanted one namespace secure I decided to create another subdomain to hold the secure namespace.  Of course this required me to fully load the FlexWiki binaries and configuration files into the new subdomain but that is ok for now.  It seems to work ok.

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CachDependency is neat

by Mike Linnen 7. January 2004 22:06
CachDependency is neat

I just finished a bug in the FlexWiki project that had to do with the System.Web.Caching.CacheDependency object.  What a cool object!  You can tie a cached item to a collection of files.  When one of the files is changed the cached item is cleared.  I did not relize the System.Web.Caching namespace had such an object. 

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