Software Development (.NET)

Programming and software development. The focus is oriented toward Windows, dotnet (.NET), and various open source projects for dotnet.

Adding Social Bookmarking to Community Server 2008 Or Any Website

Here is an excellent article on how to use the "addthis.com" widget with Community Server by mystyleit:
http://mystyleit.com/blogs/mystyleit/archive/2008/02/07/adding-social-bookmarking-to-community-server-2007.aspx
I used the instructions with Community Server 2008 without any modification even though they were written for CS 2007.

In case it is not clear in the original post, here are my steps:

Forget your passwords

Sxipper lets you log into any website with a single click. Sxipper saves you time by keeping track of an unlimited number of usernames and passwords and it has a useful feature called personas. Sxipper is different from most password managers or form fillers in its use of artificial intelligence to figure out how to properly fill in web-based forms (with your data) that it hasn't seen before. In other words, when you visit a web page for the first time, Sxipper can often figure out where your data should go.

Here's a nice review of Sxipper:

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/
You can download Sxipper here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4865

I like the fact that it is cross platform - runs on Linux, Max and Windows.

Quote from the review:

Checklist for Moving to A New Webserver

Does anyone have a checklist of the things they do when moving client websites to a new server? This is a quick list I threw together from memory. The next time I do this, I will keep exact notes and update this post. This info applies to a dedicated server or a virtual private server (VPS) hosting account running Windows 2003.

If you have a similar checklist, please leave me a link.

As you'll see below, I set up some very limited access user accounts and there are a few extra steps because of this.

URL Dogma for Community Server

A long time ago I read Ian G's blog post about URI design and his approach immediately appealed to me. His ideas on this subject continue to withstand the test of time, so I recently decided to implement this design for Community Server. Next I may attempt to do the same thing with Subtext, which runs this blog.
Ian's stated goals for his URL design were:

Stephen Hawking On Computer Viruses

"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."
Stephen Hawking
English cosmologist and physicist (1942 - )

Running svn_load_dirs.pl on Windows

I use Subversion for source code control. Today, I attempted to run svn_load_dirs.pl on Windows and I was initially greeted by an error message similar to this:

<output>
Directory e:\libs\loadpng-1.0 will be tagged as 1.0
Please examine identified tags. Are they acceptable? (Y/n) Y
Checking that the base URL is a Subversion repository.
Running svn log -r HEAD file:///svn/vendortest/vendor/loadpng
'@SVN_BINDIR@/svn' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
E:\bin\dev\svn_load_dirs.pl: svn log -r HEAD file:///svn/vendortest/vendor/loadpng
failed with this output:
Press return to quit and clean up svn working directory:
</output>

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