February 15, 2009

Is your employer OK with you keeping an up to date profile on Monster.com?

Since leaving college, I have always been pretty good at keeping my resume up to date.  This actually surprises me because I am typically prone to procrastinate on these administrative types of tasks.  But early on in my career I got in the habit of updating my resume every time I felt I reached some sort of milestone (stuff like getting a promotion, learning new technologies, annual review, etc …). I keep 2 copies of my resume.  A ‘master’ copy that I just keep adding things to (currently 8 pages), and a shorter version (2 pages) that I am continually adding and removing things from.  The short version is what I end up putting on Monster.com, Linkedin.com, and submit when applying for a job. So why am I writing about any of this?  Well, keeping my Monster and Linkedin profiles up to date was a serious point of conflict with...

Topics: Other

February 05, 2009

.NET GoogleReader API

I received some emails last night requesting the source for the console app (download here) that I am using to extract my feeds from google reader, so I figured I would write a quick post about it.  Just to be clear, as far as I know the API is still unofficial and I have no idea when or if google plans on making it public.  So it goes without saying that it could go away, or change dramatically at anytime.  But if you are still interested, here is what you need to know. The best resources I could find on how the API works are pyrfeed Google Reader API Also, there is a project setup on codeplex that is similar to what I have done.  It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, so I passed it up, but you might also find that helpful as well. Google’s API works...

Topics: Other , Prototype

February 04, 2009

ASP.NET MVC, GoogleReader's Unofficial API and PostRank.com == TheDotNetDaily.com

I had some spare time this past week so I thought it might be a good time to finally take a look at asp.net's new mvc framework.  My plan was to start out by building a very simple application that I could add features to slowly over time.  I figure I will start out with a handful of read-only screens and then as I learn more about mvc and gain confidence, I could start looking at some of the more advanced/complicated stuff.  Just sort-of start out slow with some of the basic stuff and go from there. The app I decided to build is going to allow me to browse the feeds I have subscribed to in google reader.  I have more feeds that I can keep up with, so I plan on running each feeds individual posts through a ranking service and using the my new asp.net mvc...

Topics: ASP.NET , Prototype


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