Johnny Five is alive!

July 27th, 2007 by Dor

(ויה Gizmodo, אתר הגאדג’טים המגניב ביותר)
מסתבר שאיפושהו בעולם מסתובב לו הרובוט Johnny Five, הזכור לנו מהסרט “תקלה מופלאה” (טוב, לפחות אני זוכר מילדותי). ולא רק זה, הוא עומד למכירה ב-eBay במחיר התחלתי של 100 אלף דולר.
מי קונה לי? Smile

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July 23rd, 2007 by Dor

בהמשך לקדחת הרשתות החברתיות \ סטארטאפים \ וואטבר, הגיעו לידיי מספר invites נחמדים:
  • Rimzu - המעניין ביותר לדעתי מבין השירותים. סוג של סוציומטרי (כן, כמו בצבא) שעושים לך חברים שלך באופן אנונימי.
  • Pownce - סוג של מסנג’ר קבוצתי עם יכולת שליחת קבצים, הודעות ולינקים.
  • Wallop - כמו Facebook, רק בפלאש, ומשעמם. Tongue out
רוצים הזמנה? השאירו תגובה.
(* עד גמר המלאי)

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Windows Live Writer works again on this blog!

July 20th, 2007 by Dor

1. The Problem

I was unable to write using this cool application for a while now. The reason was this annoying error:

Invalid Server Response - The response to the blogger.getUsersBlogs method received from the weblog server was invalid.

So I did some research and found this post about changing the .htaccess file. Unfortunently it didn’t solve the problem.

Then I installed Fiddler 2, the wonderful HTTP proxy application. I started Windows Live Writer again and let it reconnect to my blog. I analyzed the response from XMLRPC.PHP after receiving the error again, and found this response from the server:

XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.

I searched for this error and got to this post about the problem, which was close but didn’t solve it either. However, a link from the post to the support page on the PHP bug tracker showed me a different command to put in the XMLRPC.PHP file.

And it worked! Thanks Will! Open-mouthed

So now I’m writing this post using Windows Live Writer… finally!

P.S. Lovely link for troubleshooting WordPress and Windows Live Writer.


2. The New Stuff

So now I can do all sorts of nice things. First, I can embed videos - which I couldn’t using the WordPress default rich text editor. Also, I installed some add-ins for WLW:

You can see I can insert smilies such as these:

  • MSN  Open-mouthed
  • Yahoo Happy
  • CustomBanana(My favorite!)

And also I’m able to insert C# code and make it look cool:

MyObject obj = new MyObject(“foo”, 123);
int result = obj.DoStuff();
return result;

 In summary - maybe now I’ll start writing more Open-mouthed


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איך לגייס כסף מקרנות הון סיכון

July 19th, 2007 by Dor

ככה: (מתוך אתר 5min המגניב)

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Updating a list item without changing the Modified field

July 14th, 2007 by Dor

In WSS 3.0, it is now possible to update a list item (SPListItem) without changing the contents of the Modified or Editor fields.
This wonderful method is called SPListItem.SystemUpdate (has two overloads).

This solves the annoying problem where people would see some system user account that is responsible for the last update, and the time was also some strange time in which the system account did its actions.

So here’s the code sample:

SPSite site = new SPSite(“http://server/sites/someSite”);
SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb();
SPList list = web.Lists[“ListNameHere”];

// Create new item
SPListItem item = list.Items.Add();
item[“Title”] = “New Item Title”;
item[“Modified”] = new DateTime(2000, 1, 1);
item[“Created”] = new DateTime(2000, 1, 1);
item[“Author”] = web.Users.GetByEmail(“”);

// Update an item
// (Using some item ID from a pre-populated list)
SPListItem itemu = list.Items.GetItemById(2);
itemu[“Title”] = “An updated item title”;
itemu[“Author”] = web.Users.GetByEmail(“”);

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