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Thanks to Fergal Breen of IrishDev.com for visiting today to give me the heads up on an upcoming Silverlight event (free but registration required). Actually he asked me for a plug so here goes :

Time   19.30 – 00:00(vCalendar)   Phone   +353 1890 81 2100
Date   Thursday, September 27, 2007   Fax   +353 1 6614408
Venue   Cineworld Complex, Parnell Street, Dublin 1   Email   info@irishdev.com

Details  http://www.irishdev.com/EventDetails.aspx?id=888

The buzz :

In September,
Martha Rotter, from the original Silverlight crew, invites you to
witness how Silverlight can light up the web with Rich Interactive
Applications.
Join her, free to learn how to use Silverlight at Ireland’s largest cinema complex. It’s Silverlight, on the silver screen.

If you’re even remotely interested in Silverlight and how it just might revolutionise the development of rich internet applications get yourself there. There’s a drinks reception and chance to do some after show networking too. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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SilverLight RC1.0 was released today and with it this weekend came my invite to join the PopFly beta. I signed up to the wait list mid week so it only took a couple of days, and what a pretty invite it is!

Microsoft PopFly Invitation

After accepting, creating a short profile as a first time user and a quick SilverLight download later I was gasping in wonderment. My first two thoughts were “Wow” followed by “It’s time to dig out the Javascript Bible!”. I haven’t given the web page designer a spin yet,but did give the mashups a go. Here’s the designer in all it’s drag and drop glory.

PopFly Mashups Designer

The list of available application blocks both preloaded by the PopFly team and those created by the growing community is already impressive, though many of the user blocks I tried refused to load due to invalid XML.

It’s really quick to get something simple up and running too. In under 5 minutes I had a block pulling pictures tagged with Windows Vista into an iTunes type carousel display. It’s that simple!

PopFly-FlickrtoCarousel

Those blessed with a knowledge of Javascript can dive right in to customise any application block or write their own from scratch. For other mere mortals there’s video tutorials a plenty.

Well done to Microsoft on a fantastic web applications platform for the aspiring web community. I’m glad you’ve kept this firmly on the roadmap and look forward to a multitude of new features in coming releases.noelia ron paul youtube paris hilton harry potter beyonce falls iphone blogher descargar beyonce utube blogher07 mallu google authority

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Yesterday’s Microsoft Show and Tell has fueled a lot of blogs the past 2 days. There’s plenty of coverage on Techmeme and elsewhere, but in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the plan for the next financial year and beyond.

MS Roadmap Beyond 2008

Items of note include the many incarnations planned for Dynamics, including LiveCRM, the mention of the intention to pursue developing PopFly (the slick web mashups platform still in beta) and Windows Automotive (opinion is divided over having Windows running anthing in your car!).

The less said about the planned next generation Zune player the better 😉

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Every now and then you stumble on a real gem of a site and 9Tutorials is just such a treasure. I came across it a few months ago and thought it time I shared!
Armed with a copy of Photoshop, a good eye for colour and the guides from this site alone, you can create a fantastic looking site for your startup in no time at all. With the weekend upon us, why wait?

The bulk of the site’s content is based around using Photoshop but Flash, ASP, PHP and other popular platforms and technologies get coverage too.

Well worth a look for startups are the posts on creating your own Web 2.0 style logo like this one

SampleWeb2OhBetaLogo

and creating a Web 2.0 style site template like this one (anything but pink though please!)

Web20SiteDesignTutorial

Now all you need is that great idea and this when it’s released 😉noelia ron paul youtube harry potter twango iphone netflix facebook theresa duncan music paris hilton myspace google minube spoiler

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If not, now you can get up to speed thanks to the recent release of Information Architects Web Trends 2007 guide. Think Gartner’s Magic Quadrants but for all interests/industries at the same time, all on one page, and unlike most of Gartner’s industry analysis, it’s free!

WebTrends2007v2

Find out who’s waining by remaining Web 1.0 and those gaining at the cutting edge of 2.5 here. More importantly, read the full story and learn how to use it to your company’s advantage here.

This is an excellent v2 of the project, with the next revision due in December. Well done to all!!harry potter youtube noelia frank rich ron paul harry potter spoiler el jueves deathly hallows iphone galilea

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Looks like I wasn’t alone yesterday in experiencing an identity crisis on LinkedIn. Vincent Wright of MyLinkedInPowerForum.com became Frank for a while.

All seems to be sorted this morning though.youtube ron paul noelia frank rich iphone harry potter music myspace paris hilton descargar

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I’ve just logged in to LinkedIn and was greeted by something out of the ordinary, LinkedIn thinks I’m Moe! Now who the hell Moe is (or his buddy Ken Halpin) I’ve no idea.

LinkedIn_ErrorMOE

The funny thing is though, if I click on the My Contacts or My Profile tabs it does show my own profile and correct contacts.

LinkedInCorrectJames

Looks like something screwy is going on with the login. I must add though that I’ve managed to reproduce this several times in the last half hour and it even happened after running CCleaner to banish cookies etc.

Has anyone else experienced this over the last few hours or days? I see no mention of planned maintenance etc that might cause this behaviour on the LinkedIn blog.

Maybe it’s time I thought about the change to Facebook, all the cool kids seem to be on there, and this would never happen right!

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