My Go To Collection of .Net GIS Libraries

For all you .NET wonks out there, I had some serious trouble finding the solution that fit my business (CitySourced – http://www.citysourced.com) when it came to processing geo spatial elements. Yes, there’s the SQL Server 2008 and their new spatial types (which I use as well), but there was nothing that allowed me to work with geo spatial elements directly…

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Using Redirect and EndResponse in Azure Crashes the AppFrabric Load Balancer

Now that CitySourced is on Microsoft’s Azure cloud services, I’m a huge fan of what it offers both developers and startup companies. That being said, I wanted to put a quick note out there about a fix to a bug I found to help spread the knowledge I’ve gained getting into the nuts and bolts of it. With CitySourced, the…

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Why We Should Boycott ComScore – Repost from Jason Calacanis

I really like Jason and what he’s done as an entrepreneur in the internet space. I like to support him and his causes, so I’m reposting his email (as he suggests) on the “Pay to Play” services offered by ComScore. Enjoy! Comscore is the technology industry’s biggest bully, and today I’m calling for an industry-wide boycott of their services. I’m…

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Data.gov – Destined to Fail From the Onset…

After reading a great article by the Sunlight Foundation on the failure to date of data.gov, I wanted to express my personal view on the matter. I’m a huge fan of openness and information being freely available. That was one of the main reasons I founded freedomspeaks.com and its corresponding set of APIs. After reading some of the comments to…

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Go Jason Calacanis – Paying to Present Is Outrageous

I’m writing publicly here to support Jason Calacanis’ jihad against angel investment groups and venture capitalists forcing entrepreneurs to pay to present their ideas. These organizations are an abomination, and I will not be a part of them. Jason’s annual TechCrunch50 conference really opened up some doors for my startup – CitySourced, and we didn’t have to pay a single…

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A Kodiak Alaska Sneak Peek…

My father-in-law (and all his generosity) splurged this year by treating the men of the family to an outdoor fishing expedition to Kodiak, Alaska. I’ve got way too many photos and video, and I’m working on getting them organized right now. But here’s a sneak peek at what went on for 10 days. Enjoy! [imagebrowser id=2]