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Optimizing Social Media sharing

Optimizing Social Media sharing

Social media is here to stay - but how does it impact websites? An old saying claims a picture is worth more than a thousand words; We have all heard it - but what does it mean for your social media accounts? The average adult can read around 250 words per minute while the attention span of users are typically around 9 seconds. 250 wpm/60*9 = 37,5 words In other words, we can either have the reader read 37.5 words or look at eye-catching images; which one keeps the users attention? Improving ...
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Running Graphical Applications under Linux on Windows

Running Graphical Applications under Linux on Windows

Windows 10 brings quite a few developer/geek/... friendly features to the table; a feature which haven't gotten as much attention as it deserves, is the Windows Subsystem for Linux It allows users to run user-mode Linux applications under Windows and with a few tweaks, it is no longer limited to console applications - but to get there, we need to know some things about Linux. X Window System The X Window system was created at MIT in the 80's and such have been around for more than 3 decades. ...
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Introducing Kenc.Facebook (facebook api for .net)

Introducing Kenc.Facebook (facebook api for .net)

Since December, I had been using the "Facebook SDK for .net" available from nuget and GitHub - however the package is now deprecated as it targets an older version of the Facebook Graph API. Since I run a website that actively uses Facebook data I was forced to either update the source code or build my own. I decided on the latter. The Project The goal of the project is to build a 100% covering .net implementation of the Facebook Graph and Video Graph API. Everything in the project, ...
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Fighting Facebook schemes

Fighting Facebook schemes

A sad trend has been going on on Facebook, at least for danes, in the past couple of months. A big number of fake pages have been appearing mimicking big brands luring people to like and share their posts with fake competitions. The scheme is made to get likes for the page and eventually sell it to marketeers who gladly pay for pages with 10.000+ likes. I decided to do something about it after my personal Facebook-feed was swarmed with friends falling into the trap and thus I created an ...
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Supporting MetaWeblog

Supporting MetaWeblog

When i started out writing my new blogging system, two features I really wanted to support. One was writing the posts in Markdown, the other was to support submitting the posts using MetaWeblog so I could support writing the posts in editors. I had this feature back in the "good old days", when using a different blogging system. Markdown I started supporting a while ago, now was the time to support MetaWeblog. MetaWeblog in C# I started looking around the web; someone must have ...
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Useful Visual Studio plugins

Useful Visual Studio plugins

Like most developers, I customize my IDE with several other plugin. I have decided to do a blogpost about some of the plugins I use in Visual Studio. Some I use during my worktime and others at home when working on my own and various open source projects. Here is a small list of the ones I simply cannot live without! StyleCop A tool you can’t do without working on a Microsoft codebase; we follow a set of guidelines which will cause build warnings or even build errors; Having this as a plugin in ...
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