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Convert Wordpress to Blogger format

Having tried out Wordpress on a cheap host the experience was just too slow so now moving back to Blogger. If for any reason you need to move from Wordpress to Blogger you will need to convert the XML export file.

For Small Blogs
Wordpress2Blogger web service provides a simple Wordpress to Blogger conversion. Login into your Wordpress blog then goto "Manage" or "Tools" tab and export your blog as an XML file.

Now upload the file to Wordpress2Blogger online service to make it Blogger compatible. Download the resultant file and import it into Blogger via the Blogger dashboard. Your Wordpress posts will be imported as drafts, from there you can check and publish then as necessary. This method works for export files up to 1Mb.

For Larger Blogs
Larger blogs require a different method. Take a look at the Google Blog Converter project. As pointed by Google OpenSource blog this new Open Source project provides the ability to easily move blog posts and comments from service t…

Windows 7 Shortcut Keys

Windows + ↑ (Up Arrow) – Maximize window
Windows + ← (Left Arrow) – Snap window to left side covering half of desktop space. Continue pressing the keyboard shortcut will rotate the window between snap to left, snap to right and restore to normal position.
Windows + → (Right Arrow) – Snap window to right side covering half of desktop space. Continue pressing the keyboard shortcut will rotate the window between snap to left, snap to right and restore to normal position.
Windows + ↓ (Down Arrow) – Minimize the window. Restore to normal size and position if the window is currently maximized.
Windows + Home – Clear all but the active window.
Windows + Space – All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
Windows + Shift + ← (Left Arrow) – Move the active window to the adjacent monitor on the left for dual or multiple monitors setup.
Windows + Shift + → (Right Arrow) – Move the active window to the adjacent monitor on the right for dual or multiple monitors setup.
Wi…

SQL Server 2005 Error When Creating SQL Agent Job

I am running SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition, I get the following error when creating a SQL Server Agent Job:
Unable to cast object of type 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SimpleObjectKey' to type 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Agent.JobObjectKey'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)Not good!
The error can have a number of causes. Solutions include:
Installing SQL Server 2005 SP2 (claimed by a number of individuals to work).If you are accessing the SQL Server across a network, logon to the server using remote desktop or similar and attempt to create the job locally.

Environment SpecialFolder directory paths

The Environment.SpecialFolder enumeration can be used to obtain the full path to system special folders.
The enumeration includes:

ApplicationData
Common repository for application-specific data for the current roaming user.
CommonApplicationData
Common repository for application-specific data that is used by all users.
LocalApplicationData
Common repository for application-specific data that is used by the current, non-roaming user.
Cookies
Common repository for Internet cookies.
Desktop
The logical Desktop rather than the physical file system location.
DesktopDirectory
The directory used to physically store file objects on the desktop.
Favorites
Common repository for the user's favourite items.
History
Common repository for Internet history items.
InternetCache
Temporary Internet files folder.

Programs
The directory that contains the user's program groups.
MyComputer
The My Computer folder.
n.b.
The MyComputer constant always yields the empty string ("") because no p…

HTC Phone Comparison

I currently have an HTC Touch Diamond and have been looking at changing to an Android phone. A quick comparison of the main options of HTC Desire, HTC Legend and HTC Wildfire.
Touch DiamondDesire Legend WildfireCPU Speed528 MHz1 GHz600 MHz528 MHzCPU TypeQualcomm® MSM7201ASnapdragonQualcomm MSM7227Qualcomm MSM7225Width51 mm60 mm56.3 mm60.4 mmHeight102 mm119 mm112 mm106.75 mmDepth11.35 mm11.9 mm11.5 mm12.9 mmOSWindows 6.1Android 2.1Android 2.1Android 2.1ControlTouchFLO 3DHTC SenseHTC SenseHTC SenseROM256 Mb512 Mb512 Mb512 MbRAM192 Mb576Mb384 Mb384 MbInternal Storage4GbAdditional StorageMicro SD up to 32 GbMicro SD up to 32 GbMicro SD up to 32 GbWeight110 g135 g126 g118 gDisplay2.8 in TFT-LCD VGA3.7 in AMOLED WVGA3.2 in AMOLED HVGA3.2 in QVGANetworkTri-bandQuad-bandQuad-bandQuad-bandGPSGPS & GPS-AGPSGPSGPSBluetooth2.0 with EDR2.1 with EDR2.1 with EDR2.1 with EDRWi-FiIEEE 802.11 b/gIEEE 802.11 b/gIEEE 802.11 b/gIEEE 802.11 b/g3G7.2 Mbps7.2 Mbps7.2 MbpsGPRS114 Kbps114 Kbps114 KbpsEDGE56…

Orange Mobile Contract Renewal - Beware

For any existing Orange customers hoping to obtain a competitive renewal on their Orange contract, beware!
A number of phone companies commit to providing the same deals to their existing as they use to lock in new customers. Some, T-Mobile for one, even claim to offer better deals to their existing customers.
Orange used to be fair handed on contract renewals and would assess past usage, upgrade phones and commitment to future usage on a new contract. This is no longer the case. Their policy is now to base all new deals (both contract and phone) on the past usage, regardless of the new contract value. In addition to this certain phones are flagged so Orange reps are unable to offer competitive deals to existing customers – this applies to the most popular handsets.
For a new customer it is possible to obtain an HTC Desire from almost any network for free on a £30 a month contract, this includes Orange on the rare occasions they have any in stock. My mobile usage is average but not he…

Apple iPhone and iPod WebClip icons

The iPhone and iPod Touch devices allow a user to save a WebClip bookmark to a site on their Home Screen.
To specify a bookmark icon for all pages of a web site, place a PNG image named "apple-touch-icon.png" in the root directory of your web site - similar to the "favicon.ico" for site icons.
To override the site bookmark icon on a specific web page, insert a <link> element similar to <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/customIcon.png"/> within the <head> element of the page.
The bookmark icon dimensions should be 57x57 pixels. If the icon is a different size it will be scaled and cropped to fit.

Safari will automatically composite the icon with the standard "glassy" overlay so it looks like a built-in iPhone or iPod application.