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Blogged - Product Evaluation: Aspose.Words

In 2004, I was approached by a client to help write a web application.  A multi-page wizard collected information from the user, and at the end, generated a Word document containing pages of best practices and engineering specifications for installing the company’s products.  Our solution worked, and hundreds (if not thousands) of documents have been generated for their customers.  But, we used Office Automation in ASP.NET in a way that was not supported by Microsoft, at least at that time (since it was executing on the server).

Fast forward to the present day, and I was invited to evaluate Aspose.Words for .NET.  While I personally don’t get many requests for Office Automation-type projects these days, as a consultant, it is good to have a go-to library to use should the need ever arise.  So, I agreed to take a look at the product.
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Nice article by Alastair Aitchison about the difference between EPSG 4326 and Google/Bing Maps (i.e., "900913" or 3857). TLDR: Google/Bing Maps uses 4326 data but a Spherical Mercator projection. This must be accounted for or else you're going to see a displacement of your data towards the poles.
I see a lot of people get confused or report problems when attempting to project spatial data to create raster images that line up with the base map layers used in Bing Maps / Google Maps. It’s n...
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Here's the wireless presenter that I just ordered. Hope it arrives before we leave for St. Louis Day of .NET next week!
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I'll be at DevLink.
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I've updated the LEED example from one of my Spatial talks to utilize EF 4.1 spatial (instead of the SQL Server spatial types directly). This is a simplified sample based on the core functionality from an actual application that I created for a client. While concepts are the same, the company and product used in this post are completely fictitious.
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You might be interested in the series from a couple of years ago introducing the spatial data types (Geometry and Geography):

http://www.jasonfollas.com/blog/archive/2008/03/14/sql-server-2008-spatial-data-part-1.aspx
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How did cartoon characters ever get an idea before the invention of the lightbulb? Did a lantern appear above their head? And the new generations of cartoons: will their ideas not be as meaningful because they'll have to use low wattage CFLs?
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They will use LED's and will spawn child threads as well
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Throw a line anywhere in this slack water, and you'll likely be fighting a flathead in a few minutes. Makes for a fun day!
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Introduction to the bi-polar nature of Metro-style applications written in HTML/JavaScript that enables existing web apps to be migrated to Metro without completely rewriting
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I already do this. Very annoying to pull up to a light controlled by a sensor that is calibrated only for automobiles and larger.
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+Sarah Moes I might be inclined to agree in a general sense (maybe not roundabouts in all cases, but some form of signal-less low speed interaction of vehicles at intersections - there are a few options) but I think we're so close technologically to automatic driving systems making the point moot that I'm concerned that we'd spend all of that effort converting them only to change them back later.

Another benefit of the automatic driving systems is that they could use the available road surface more efficiently. A two lane road might carry as much traffic as an 8-lane superhighway today - and at far greater speeds.
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Oh teh noes! What's worse is that I rode the motorcycle today. :-(
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+Jason Follas "Take out my mobile phone, wait for the Camera app to start up"

See, a WP7 user would never say that... ;) No waiting.
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Nice post by +Jeff Blankenburg about what he carries in his laptop bag. It was great timing, because I was in the market for a new wireless presenter device and decided to go with the one that he endorses (Logitech Professional Presenter R800 with Green Laser Pointer)
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Half of a half Marathon this morning.
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I won overall, but I am content to rest on my laurels and not advance to the next distance bracket.
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