Podcast with Michael Kimsal

The other day, I had the honor of sitting down and rambling endlessly with Michael Kimsal in this podcast.  It was a lot of fun, despite the overly loud announcement system in the background (“…table 3, your order is ready” type of thing).   Michael is one of those insanely smart kind of guys that has a really balanced view of technology and a lot of fun to talk to.   Michael publishes (among other things) jsmag, a must read for javascript developers.  Check it out!  ... [More]

Worldmaps Migration Underway

For those of you with Worldmap accounts, the Azure migration is (hopefully) underway.  This process will take awhile, in part due to the holiday vacation :) but also testing and what not.  Starting today, the accounts section will be closed for changes until the migration is complete. Hopefully, the migration will not cause any breaking changes.  However, the biggest possible change is to make sure you are accessing the service using www in the URL … for example, “http://www.myworldmaps.net... [More]

Pay Attention to your Azure Blobs

I have a fairly large Windows Azure migration I’m working on, and there are dozens of tips, recommendations, gotchas, etc. I’ve learned in the process.  This is one small item that cost me quite a bit of time, and it’s so simple I’m detailing it here because someone will run into this one. First a bit of background: if you’re deploying a Windows Azure application, the package is uploaded and deployed as a whole.  If you have dynamic content or individual files that are subject to change, it’s a g... [More]

Worldmaps Update & EOY Changes

Hi folks!  I wanted to take the opportunity and outline a few changes for Worldmaps – both changes in the service, the backend, and new features. First up: Stumbler.  A link to Stumbler was added to the nav menu at the top of the page.  If you haven’t played around with Stumbler, check it out.  It maps users in near real time to websites. One of the biggest changes is the update to the new Bing Maps Silverlight control.  This doesn’t change much from the end-user point of view, ... [More]

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