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bio website tanguay.info/web
location Berlin, Germany
age 48
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen May 30 at 16:39

web/software developer, .NET, C#, WPF, PHP, software trainer, English teacher, have philosophy degree, love languages, run marathons

my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/edward_tanguay

my runs: http://www.tanguay.info/run

my code: http://www.tanguay.info/web

my publications: PHP 5.3 training video (8 hours, video2brain)

my projects: http://www.tanguay.info


Aug
8
comment Is there a screencast recording application like screenr.com that allows more than 5 minutes?
I've used ffmpeg on Windows as well, so this will probably work, thanks.
Aug
8
comment How to move all (not just showing) mails in gmail to another folder?
didn't see that at first, thanks!
Nov
1
comment Where did the Twitter Profile RSS Feed go?
but that link requires a "login and password for the twitter api", where is the regular RSS feed link that was on the other page?
Oct
31
comment Is there a web application that allows tandem drawing/painting?
FlockDraw is exactly what we were looking for, note you don't have to sign in with Facebook as it seems to indicate (just click cancel, two people can still share the drawing), thanks!
Oct
27
comment Server-side script at Dropbox?
thanks, it seems like dropbox could morph into an ISP with relatively little effort: add scripting and domain redirecting and they could compete directly with ISPs who charge for the same product, or they could charge for it, the ability to "upload" files without messing with FTP is a nice feature
Oct
7
comment Are there any web applications for local events which use the pub/sub model?
yes the idea came from your recent interview with Phil Windley, itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4684.html, the idea makes a lot of sense of course, I didn't catch from the interview that sites were up and aggregating yet, and when I look at e.g. elmcity.cloudapp.net/services/AroundAtlanta I see a lot of technical information and a box that seems to be displaying real events, but are there actual sites that are displaying this information for the end-user and not the technical developer? And how would I start a site like this for Berlin, Germany?
Oct
7
comment In a Google Spreadsheet, how can I force a row to be a certain height?
The solution I need to to be able to paste "endless text/images" into the little cells so that I can zoom in and look at all that text if I want but can at any time, back up and get an overview of all my notes and code. Right now, I cannot get this overview since the long texts and code inserts expand everything so far down the page.
Sep
17
comment How can I create a google document in a folder?
yes, I do this 2-step process but since google docs is otherwise so user friendly (e.g. you can put commas and slashes in file names), I would just think there is a way to create a file in a folder that already exists without this extra step, like you can in Explorer or any other file management GUI e.g. on Mac or Ubuntu, it just seems standard, odd they don't enable this basic feature somehow.
Jul
18
comment Is there any way to create a timestamp in a Google Spreadsheet?
yes, autohotkey is my friend, odd I forgot about it for this, I used %A_YYYY%-%A_MM%-%A_DD% %A_Hour%:%A_Min%:%A_Sec% and it works perfectly, thanks!
Jul
17
comment Is there any way to create a timestamp in a Google Spreadsheet?
yes, I use google docs as external datasources for websites and would like to be able to timestamp for this reason
Jul
17
comment How to get pictures to appear again when I post a link on Facebook?
@phwd please post an answer quick so I can mark it correct
Jul
17
comment How to get pictures to appear again when I post a link on Facebook?
@phwd YES! that was it, interesting that facebook used to be able to read relative image paths, ok, but that fixes the problem, thanks
Jul
15
comment Is there a site which gives one-page “Cliff Notes” of current business books?
I looked at the free review they had of the book "We-Think" and, yes, that is exactly what I was looking for. They also have mp3 downloads of their reviews. It's not inexpensive but looks like a good investment, thanks!
Jul
15
comment Where can I find a minimalistic news summary site?
@tobeannounced: I posted an example in my question of the format I am looking for.
Jul
15
comment Where can I find a minimalistic news summary site?
I'm sure busy politians have access to these kinds of "cliff notes" for current events so that they can be aware of the most important news items in the least amount of time. That's what I'm looking for, so, say, if I'm traveling to Paris in November, I can spend 5 minutes a day reading this list and when I get there be very informed of the current issues there, know what people are talking about, etc.
Jul
15
comment Where can I find a minimalistic news summary site?
I use both Google Reader and Google News but there is too much unsorted news there. What I am looking for is, e.g. on one page I want 60 paragraphs (with important words in bold) succinctly summarizing the kernel facts of the 20 most important political/social/technological news items that happened in Germany, France and England within the last week. If you use Googler Reader/News to try to do this you spend too long getting lost in the detail of each news story with unclear headlines such as "Is economic collapse looming for Milan?"
Jul
15
comment How to get pictures to appear again when I post a link on Facebook?
@phwd but I copied over your minimalistic HTML5 headers to the site I'm trying to post tanguay.info/run and it still doesn't work, same thing: runs for awhile then returns no picture suggestions, I have alt tags in all images, what else is there?, strange.
Jul
15
comment How to get pictures to appear again when I post a link on Facebook?
@phwd your test page worked!, gives me some things to try, thanks
Jul
15
comment How to get pictures to appear again when I post a link on Facebook?
@tomatosandwich I tried IE and chrome, same thing
Jul
14
comment Where can I find a minimalistic news summary site?
you mean just following a word such as "sri lanka" on twitter? that gives me way too much garbage, plus news about bands and clubs that have "sri lanka" in their name, I'm thinking a site like this would have to be edited by experts in some way, perhaps just done with an efficient up/down-vote crowd-sourcing mechanism.