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Shake to sh… confuse

June 22, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

My iPod was doing a curious thing lately. Every now and then, it’d make a low pitched sound, then skip to the next track. Sometime it would do it in quick succession. I’d try to go back to the previous track, but no dice. Most confusing. I was getting really […]

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Facebook connect application creation errors

June 18, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

If you’re in the process of developing a new website nowadays, chances are you’ll want to link it to Facebook in some way. Facebook Connect is the Web 2.0 API style way of doing things, if you’re willing to get handy with yet another markup language… FBML. I’ll leave you […]

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Simplified SharePoint solution deployment

June 16, 2010 Matt Thornton 1

Any SharePoint developer will have to work with SharePoint Features at some point. Features are a great way to extend the core functionality of MOSS – in Web 2.0 speak, think of them as “plugins” and you’ll understand why they’re useful. Features can take a variety of forms – workflows […]

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Extend SharePoint Designer’s workflow activities

June 16, 2010 Matt Thornton 1

SharePoint Designer 2007 is a useful tool for performing quick tasks in your SharePoint environment. It’s moreorless Frontpage on steroids, but it’s designed to interact directly with SharePoint installations. I’ve used it almost exclusively to create simple workflows – simple being the operative word. And what’s more, it’s now free! […]

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Site moved to WordPress

June 10, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

I’ve been using the Thornton Technical CMS on this site and Four Shore for nearly 3 years. It started out as a simple way for me to publish those two sites (and as something of a challenge to see if I could write a decent CMS). And whilst I had […]