Archive for May, 2009

Yesterday, I had the chance to speak in front of an audience about how ready is Silverlight for your business applications at a Microsoft DevDay event.

I really enjoyed it as I was mainly showing code and demos (did 7 demos in 1h.30m which is a personal record) instead of doing PowerPoint slides, and talked about a lot of new features coming up with Silverlight 3. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as me. If you didn’t make it, I believe there’s a video coming up later on (it really depends on Isavella ;-)).

Till then you can take a look at the source code of the demos and presentation slides which I’ve uploaded here:


myFacebook Settings It seems that Facebook has changed the friends status page and has removed the RSS feed link that existed there. So it’s a bit difficult to find the right url, the gadget needs, in order to display  your friends’ status on it. So even if you click on the link “here” on the gadget you’ll end up on a page that doesn’t have and RSS links. Even though the link isn’t there any more, that doesn’t mean that the feed is not there either.

All you have to do is:

1. Log on to Facebook and go to your Notifications page: http://www.facebook.com/notifications.phpnew-fb2-thumb

2. On the right-hand side you’ll see ‘Subscribe to Notifications. Click the ‘Your Notifications’ link. 

The link will open up the feed in your browser and the url on your browser address bar will look something like this:

http://www.facebook.com/feeds/notifications.php?id=111111111&viewer=111111111&key=111111111&format=rss20 

3. Copy the id and the key parts and replace the XXXXs of the following url.

http://www.facebook.com/feeds/friends_status.php?id=XXXXXXX&key=XXXXXXXX&format=rss20

4. Test it on your browser to see if your friend statuses are returned and then copy it to the gadget settings page (seen above).

Hope this works for you.