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Leaving Microsoft…for real! Got a job?

Tomorrow, after 4 1/2 years, including 2 years with the ASP.NET Team I'm finally leaving Microsoft. The reasons for leaving are varied, I am resigning, but the timing is not entirely my own choice. I'm looking at this as an opportunity, I've done a huge amount of thinking about the course my life should take next and this really is a positive step in that direction. I have no bitterness nor animosity towards Microsoft, they hung in longer than a lot of employers would and that led me to stay too long in a job I wasn't suited for....

posted @ Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:27 PM | Feedback (3) |

Dead Simple Geolocation…

Messing around with this stuff of late, @TheCodeJunkie requested it so here's a really simple way to get a location and show a map :). This version uses the W3C Geolocation API on browsers that support it (FireFox 3.5, Safari, iPhone, Opera) and falls back to using Google Gears on other browsers (including IE). Just a really dumb sample right now but who knows, someone might find it useful! I'll update later with some of the more advanced stuff I'm working on in this area... <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html> <head> <title></title> ...

posted @ Monday, October 12, 2009 9:56 PM | Feedback (1) |

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