Archive for 2009

US centric AltGr keyboard layout

Monday, September 28th, 2009

For those using a typical US keyboard layout, but with the need to use the Euro sign. I used the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to make a copy of the US-International keyboard and remove all the dead-keys. So basically it’s a normal US keyboard layout, with all the Alt-Gr goodies with it. United States-AltGr layout […]

Fresh water from the Newlands Spring

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Inspired by Raw Model and Daniel Vitalis, I took some pictures of our local spring that we’ve been collecting water from over the last few months. We go about every two weeks, unless we’re making Raw Essene Bread, Muesli, or anything else that we need to soak for, in which case it’s about every week. […]


Friday, April 10th, 2009

It’s been a while, a long while. This post is a summary of my professional, spiritual, nutritional and personal life over the last 2 and a bit years. Read the article for the full impact, but if you’re lazy, here’s the short version: Changed jobs, found the Mystery School, I exercise (and kick-ass), I eat better, and I got married!

I call dibs on noticing GTalk/Yahoo integration first

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

This XML was recently caught exposing a bug in <presence type=”unavailable” from=”[email protected]/resource” to=”yahoo.transport” xmlns:ses=”yahoogoogle:session” ses:terminated=”true”/> also seen here and here. The question remains: Are Google and Yahoo up to something?

Connecting to .Net 3.0/Soap1.2/WS-*/svc/WCF services from legacy .Net 2.0/Soap1.0/Soap1.1/asmx clients

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Use BasicHttpBinding: The BasicHttpBinding uses HTTP as the transport for sending SOAP 1.1 messages. A service can use this binding to expose endpoints that conform to WS-I BP 1.1, such as those that ASMX clients consume. Similarly, a client can use the BasicHttpBinding to communicate with services exposing endpoints that conform to WS-I BP 1.1, […]