Still a cool keyboard

I just had a discussion about the future of human-computer interaction and the possibilities of gesture & touch. But I think old-school keyboards still have future, I know people who use vintage typewriters for writing! So far no-one has produced a wireless typewriter keyboard, until then the keyboard Optimus Maximus is still pretty cool! Each key is a programmable oled display so you can customize your layout and keyboard graphics pretty much anyway you like […] Read more »

Why NSilverBullet?

I have been meaning to write a post on why I chose the name NSilverBullet and the subtitle “Complex solutions for simple problems.” ever since I created this blog back in 2005. I have just never got round to it. After getting a couple of questions from my co-workers at Objectware I felt that I really should try to write something about it. The name NSilverBullet was taken from a forum post on O/R mapping frameworks […] Read more »

New Theme for dasBlog – now with Google Search

I have created a new theme for my blog, I feel that this theme is more modern and has a lighter feel to it. I based the theme on an open source / free web template named Multiflex. It is available from this theme is based on Multiflex version 5.4. It took a lot more time to convert the web template into a dasBlog theme than I had figured on – partly because i […] Read more »

Messing about with dasBlog templates

I am thinking about doing a complete graphic do-over of this blog due to the home and item templates being pretty messed up after all my editing and experimenting with them over the last couple of years. While I was going over some of the macros that you can use I found a nice little page with most (if not all) of the dasBlog macros described including syntax, screenshots and which version they are available […] Read more »

Testing Windows Live Writer

I have been trying out Windows Live Writer for a couple of posts just to get a feel for how it works. Since my change of jobs and using four different computers on a daily basis for a couple of months I haven’t got my IT workspace back in order again. Previously I was  using Zoundry for offline editing which I thought worked ok. Using Live Writer seems to be on par with Zoundry so […] Read more »

Moving dasBlog to 2.0

I am preparing to upgrade my blog to 2.0. Thats both dasBlog 2.0 and .Net 2.0. It looks like this version should fix all of my previous issues with my setup, unless my host has done some weird .Net 2.0 medium trust setup, you never know… There is a guide on doing the upgrade install here. As far as I can see the process seems to be: Download & place all the files for you […] Read more »

I’m back, hopefully!

It’s been almost a year since I last wrote anything on my blog, many things have happened since then. I have had 6 months parental leave with my daughter and been a stay-at-home dad. A very different experience, to put it mildly, compared to working as a consultant full-time! Just days before I went back to work after that I quit my job! I have now been working almost 6 weeks at Objectware in Stockholm, […] Read more »

Play games to reduce stress

90% of primary care physician visits in the U.S. are stress-related, this is probably the same all over the world. The renowned stress expert (although I have never heard of her) Dr. Kathleen Hall recommends taking short mental breaks to play computer games as a good way to clear your brain and reduce stress. This confirms something that I have believed for a long time and that I have experienced first hand. At previous workplaces […] Read more »

Calculator in the URL

This may not be Web 2.0 but it is definitely proof that some people have too much time on their hands… http://$urlcalc(help) If you need to know what 212×17 is then go to http://$mul(212,17) up on your RFCs? http://$rfc(1725) Google must have used this site as inspiration for their search calculator:×17 Read more »

HTML visualizer

I found a cool applet online that creates a graphical tree structure of any website. This is the first page of nSilverBullet on the 28th November 2006: blue: for links (the A tag) red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags) green: for the DIV tag violet: for images (the IMG tag) yellow: for forms (FORM, INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT and OPTION tags) orange: for linebreaks and blockquotes (BR, P, and BLOCKQUOTE tags) black: the HTML […] Read more »