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The Metro Developer Show

2012 Apr 20, 9:15

The Metro Developer Show is the first podcast exclusively for Metro developers and enthusiasts.

Each week Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk traverse the exciting world of Metro (phone, tablet, desktop and Xbox); covering the latest news and exploring what it means for the developer community and everyday users.

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Client Side Cross Domain Data YQL Hack

2012 Feb 27, 2:28

One of the more limiting issues of writing client side script in the browser is the same origin limitations of XMLHttpRequest. The latest version of all browsers support a subset of CORS to allow servers to opt-in particular resources for cross-domain access. Since IE8 there's XDomainRequest and in all other browsers (including IE10) there's XHR L2's cross-origin request features. But the vast majority of resources out on the web do not opt-in using CORS headers and so client side only web apps like a podcast player or a feed reader aren't doable.

One hack-y way around this I've found is to use YQL as a CORS proxy. YQL applies the CORS header to all its responses and among its features it allows a caller to request an arbitrary XML, HTML, or JSON resource. So my network helper script first attempts to access a URI directly using XDomainRequest if that exists and XMLHttpRequest otherwise. If that fails it then tries to use XDR or XHR to access the URI via YQL. I wrap my URIs in the following manner, where type is either "html", "xml", or "json":

        yqlRequest = function(uri, method, type, onComplete, onError) {
var yqlUri = "http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=" +
encodeURIComponent("SELECT * FROM " + type + ' where url="' + encodeURIComponent(uri) + '"');

if (type == "html") {
yqlUri += encodeURIComponent(" and xpath='/*'");
}
else if (type == "json") {
yqlUri += "&callback=&format=json";
}
...

This also means I can get JSON data itself without having to go through JSONP.
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Judge John Hodgman: the podcast

2010 Nov 19, 8:18PermalinkCommentsEntertainment Funny technical

The Zombie Podcast - We're Alive - A Story of Survival

2010 Oct 28, 10:14PermalinkCommentspodcast zombie audio horror radio-show

Doug Loves Movies

2010 Sep 24, 3:00You'd imagine that putting the folks from the funny podcast The Nerdist onto the funny podcast Doug Loves Movies would be even funnier still -- and you'd be correct: 'Doug welcomes his podcast brethren Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira of "The Nerdist" to the show.'PermalinkCommentshumor podcast chris-hardwick doug-benson doug-loves-movies

Behind The Code | Shows | Channel 9

2010 Jul 13, 6:27"Occasionally the Technical Community Network group sits down with some of Microsoft’s most influential technical employees to capture their stories. Instead of examining specific technologies, BTC takes a closer look at the person, the career and what it takes to produce world-class software."PermalinkCommentsmicrosoft msdn podcast channel9 c++ programming technical video

Mike Phirman

2010 May 19, 7:17A creative-commons released comedy album. Heard him on the Nerdist podcast where he played live several of the songs you'd imagine someone having a tough time playing live. Humorous and is that Weird Al I hear in Street Meat?PermalinkCommentsmusic humor mike-phirman cc creativecommons

Incompetech

2010 Apr 5, 4:08Kevin MacLeod licenses all his music under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license and available for free on his site. Seems like lots of good instrumentals for background video game music or podcast intros etc.PermalinkCommentsmusic creativecommons cc creative-commons free download archive kevin-macleod mp3

The Moth Podcast

2009 Mar 6, 5:36"The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings on his native St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda's porch."PermalinkCommentsmoth podcast humor rss story nyc community

Top Ten Songes I Learned About via Taggedhype

2008 Dec 29, 2:37"When the Hype Machine finds new songs in the blogosphere, Taggedhype looks up each track's tags on Last.fm and stores the result in Delicious. It's an elegant and useful mashup, that somehow has managed to remain relatively undiscovered."PermalinkCommentsdelicious music tag geek taggedhype via:thefangmonster podcast

Investigation of a Few Application Protocols (Updated)

2008 Oct 25, 6:51

Windows allows for application protocols in which, through the registry, you specify a URL scheme and a command line to have that URL passed to your application. Its an easy way to hook a webbrowser up to your application. Anyone can read the doc above and then walk through the registry and pick out the application protocols but just from that info you can't tell what the application expects these URLs to look like. I did a bit of research on some of the application protocols I've seen which is listed below. Good places to look for information on URI schemes: Wikipedia URI scheme, and ESW Wiki UriSchemes.

Some Application Protocols and associated documentation.
Scheme Name Notes
search-ms Windows Search Protocol The search-ms application protocol is a convention for querying the Windows Search index. The protocol enables applications, like Microsoft Windows Explorer, to query the index with parameter-value arguments, including property arguments, previously saved searches, Advanced Query Syntax, Natural Query Syntax, and language code identifiers (LCIDs) for both the Indexer and the query itself. See the MSDN docs for search-ms for more info.
Example: search-ms:query=food
Explorer.AssocProtocol.search-ms
OneNote OneNote Protocol From the OneNote help: /hyperlink "pagetarget" - Starts OneNote and opens the page specified by the pagetarget parameter. To obtain the hyperlink for any page in a OneNote notebook, right-click its page tab and then click Copy Hyperlink to this Page.
Example: onenote:///\\GUMMO\Users\davris\Documents\OneNote%20Notebooks\OneNote%202007%20Guide\Getting%20Started%20with%20OneNote.one#section-id={692F45F5-A42A-415B-8C0D-39A10E88A30F}&end
callto Callto Protocol ESW Wiki Info on callto
Skype callto info
NetMeeting callto info
Example: callto://+12125551234
itpc iTunes Podcast Tells iTunes to subscribe to an indicated podcast. iTunes documentation.
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe /url "%1"
Example: itpc:http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=35
iTunes.AssocProtocol.itpc
pcast
iTunes.AssocProtocol.pcast
Magnet Magnet URI Magnet URL scheme described by Wikipedia. Magnet URLs identify a resource by a hash of that resource so that when used in P2P scenarios no central authority is necessary to create URIs for a resource.
mailto Mail Protocol RFC 2368 - Mailto URL Scheme.
Mailto Syntax
Opens mail programs with new message with some parameters filled in, such as the to, from, subject, and body.
Example: mailto:?to=david.risney@gmail.com&subject=test&body=Test of mailto syntax
WindowsMail.Url.Mailto
MMS mms Protocol MSDN describes associated protocols.
Wikipedia describes MMS.
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" "%L"
Also appears to be related to MMS cellphone messages: MMS IETF Draft.
WMP11.AssocProtocol.MMS
secondlife [SecondLife] Opens SecondLife to the specified location, user, etc.
SecondLife Wiki description of the URL scheme.
"C:\Program Files\SecondLife\SecondLife.exe" -set SystemLanguage en-us -url "%1"
Example: secondlife://ahern/128/128/128
skype Skype Protocol Open Skype to call a user or phone number.
Skype's documentation
Wikipedia summary of skype URL scheme
"C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" "/uri:%l"
Example: skype:+14035551111?call
skype-plugin Skype Plugin Protocol Handler Something to do with adding plugins to skype? Maybe.
"C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe" "/uri:%1"
svn SVN Protocol Opens TortoiseSVN to browse the repository URL specified in the URL.
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoiseProc.exe /command:repobrowser /path:"%1"
svn+ssh
tsvn
webcal Webcal Protocol Wikipedia describes webcal URL scheme.
Webcal URL scheme description.
A URL that starts with webcal:// points to an Internet location that contains a calendar in iCalendar format.
"C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar\wincal.exe" /webcal "%1"
Example: webcal://www.lightstalkers.org/LS.ics
WindowsCalendar.UrlWebcal.1
zune Zune Protocol Provides access to some Zune operations such as podcast subscription (via Zune Insider).
"c:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe" -link:"%1"
Example: zune://subscribe/?name=http://feeds.feedburner.com/wallstrip.
feed Outlook Add RSS Feed Identify a resource that is a feed such as Atom or RSS. Implemented by Outlook to add the indicated feed to Outlook.
Feed URI scheme pre-draft document
"C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" /share "%1"
im IM Protocol RFC 3860 IM URI scheme description
Like mailto but for instant messaging clients.
Registered by Office Communicator but I was unable to get it to work as described in RFC 3860.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office Communicator\Communicator.exe" "%1"
tel Tel Protocol RFC 5341 - tel URI scheme IANA assignment
RFC 3966 - tel URI scheme description
Call phone numbers via the tel URI scheme. Implemented by Office Communicator.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office Communicator\Communicator.exe" "%1"
(Updated 2008-10-27: Added feed, im, and tel from Office Communicator)PermalinkCommentstechnical application protocol shell url windows

Standards Suck

2008 Oct 24, 9:29"Standards Suck publishes video podcasts made by Anne van Kesteren, Marcos Caceres, and Lachlan Hunt about Web standards. We want to give the community an insight into standardization by critically looking at what goes on behind the scenes at the W3C."PermalinkCommentsw3c blog video css html html5 xhtml web interview

This American Life

2008 Aug 18, 11:29"A special program about the housing crisis produced in a special collaboration with NPR News. We explain it all to you. What does the housing crisis have to do with the turmoil on Wall Street? Why did banks make half-million dollar loans to people without jobs or income? And why is everyone talking so much about the 1930s? It all comes back to the Giant Pool of Money."PermalinkCommentspodcast audio economics npr radio mortgage

Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragon's podcast

2008 Jul 16, 8:38Dungeons and Dragons podcast which includes recorded sessions of the Penny Arcade and PvP webcomic creators playing D&D.PermalinkCommentspodcast penny-arcade mp3 feed audio pvp dungeons-and-dragons nerd dnd

Cory Doctorow Pwned - USC Course Podcast

2008 Apr 8, 4:36Podcast of Cory Doctorow's course at USC.PermalinkCommentscory-doctorow security privacy copyright mp3 podcast

Cory Doctorow's craphound.com - Podcast

2008 Mar 28, 1:37Cory Doctorow regularly reads from his books and irregularly includes random other stuff. Currently reading the novella he co-wrote with Ben Rosenbaum, 'True Names'.PermalinkCommentscory-doctorow creativecommons boingboing book fiction podcast scifi

Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, Some Yo-Yo Ma and More: Free Classical Music Podcasts | Open Culture

2008 Mar 9, 1:10"With the recent 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, there has been no shortage of podcasts dedicated to Mozart's masterpieces."PermalinkCommentspodcast mp3 music download rss free copyright cc classical mozart bach beethoven via:felix42

& Teller (iTricks.com Magic News, Magic Videos and Podcasts - Blog Archive - iTricks.TV Pick Of The Day)

2008 Mar 8, 10:48"remember Dawn Of The Dead? Did you ever wonder how that horrifying turn of events would effect Las Vegas? What about specifically Teller, of Penn and Teller?"PermalinkCommentsteller penn-and-teller video zombie humor sad via:boingboing

Battlestar Interview - Concurring Opinions

2008 Mar 3, 5:49An interview with the creators of the recent BSG on the topics of law, religion, torture, government, etc. wrt BSG.PermalinkCommentsaudio battlestar bsg fiction interview law podcast politics scifi

Richard Feynman: The Pleasure of Figuring Randi's Tricks Out (The Amazing Show starring James Randi - Blog Archive)

2008 Feb 24, 8:35The Amazing Randi discusses his friendship with Richard Feynman. FTA: "Randi discusses his friendship with Nobel prize winner, CalTech professor and Far Rockaway, NY native Richard Feynman."PermalinkCommentsrichard-feynman amazing-randi podcast mp3 audio
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