AppUpdater with Apache Server (without Web-DAV)

Posted by admin on April 14th, 2008

What if you’re implementing an application in .NET (C#) that is supposed to automatically update itself once a new version comes out? Well, you have multiple options, some of which cost a lot of money, while others are free but come with certain restrictions, like being only compatible with an ISS or solely running in user space like ClickOnce apps.

SWT vs. Swing (Eclipse vs. NetBeans)

Posted by admin on November 27th, 2007

This was going to be a whole post about the advantages and disadvantages of both (or the four), but luckily someone already summed it up and included a whole bunch of valuable sources in his post. However, most of them are more than one year old, which is why I’d like to have your comments and of course your vote below. What do you use to develop your GUIs?

For GUI Development: Eclipse or NetBeans?

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eBay Watcher Euro Widget

Posted by admin on July 30th, 2007

I got tired of browsing to the eBay website every hour to check my current auction. As I am using Yahoo Widgets I searched their website for a widget that would show me the current status of my auction. What I found was a widget called “eBay Watcher” by Michael Gaines. Unfortunately, it was pretty outdated and didn’t support auctions from Europe (those in €). So I fiddled a little with the code, et voilà “eBay Watcher Euro“.

So far it’s (still) pretty basic and only supports one auction at a time. Once loaded, you need to put in the auction ID found in the right upper corner of the eBay auction’s page. Try it out!

Things to be done…

Posted by admin on July 16th, 2007

Here is a list of software I intend to implement, once I can spare the extra time. Please let me know if you already know any freeware (under Windows) that does any of the following:

  • Flickr Tag Synchronizer: The idea is to have a program that will synchronize the additional photo data (tags, geo-tags, comments), which was associated with your pictures when they were uploaded to or edited in Flickr with the source pictures on your computer. I would like to have all the meta data in the pictures file-header and to be honest, I’m not too keen to do the tagging all over again.