by Geoff Taylor
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Windows Tools

Source code for all these tools is on GitHub.

ADO.NET ConnTest A simple, free Windows program to test ADO.NET connection strings.

Lines of C# Ever wanted to know how many lines of C# code are in a file or folder hierarchy?  This free Windows program will tell you.

XmlTools Free tools to process XML files from the command line.

Before I forget to mention this again, check out the new view of the directory on  I think I'm giving up on the categories chosen by podcasters themselves and going with imposing a taxonomy (sounds fancy but I'm just using the categories that iTunes uses at the minute).
One neat thing is that there's an RSS view of the data too.  I might have a cool demo using that soon.

Posted by 'Geoff' on Monday, 01 August 2005. No comments.
I've just put up a new logo and layout for  I like the brightness of the logo, but I'm still not sure the style's right.  Any suggestions would be welcomed.  Sample designs in photoshop would be even more welcomed...

And I've just put up some one-click subscription stuff for podcasts, if you're into that kind of thing.

Posted by 'Geoff' on Wednesday, 22 June 2005. No comments.
I've just put together five bookmarklets for  They let you run searches, auto-detect feeds and automatically run lookups in the directory and all sorts of other stuff.

They really are cooler than a snowman's cold bits.  Check them out.

Posted by 'Geoff' on Monday, 16 May 2005. No comments.
There do seem to be some pretty nasty database problems over on my other site, AllPodcasts.  There seem to be a lot of timeouts when trying to run queries, even if they're (to my mind) fairly simple.
I'm not sure what the root cause of it is (own up - who said "It's your crummy stored procedures"?), but I'm trying to get to the bottom of it.  AllPodcasts may just need its own hardware sooner rather than later - it's just running on a friends machine at the minute.

Posted by 'Geoff' on Sunday, 14 November 2004. No comments.
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