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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software April 2007 Entries
EnGraph OPML
Taking a cue from Grant Holliday, I've created an OPML file for EnGraph's bloggers. I used this OPML generator and then tweaked it's output to get my final result. The feed is at Note: To host an OPML file at WebHost4Life, you need to set the mime type to text/xml. Technorati tags: EnGraph, OPML, Grant Holliday, Webhost4Life ......

Posted On Monday, April 30, 2007 8:44 AM

Facelift for
As a display of how non-creative I am, I redesigned this weekend. The new master page concept with ASP .NET 2.0 is really cool. Using a master page, I linked the Where's Tim API to show data from Where's Tim on the top of each page. Using AjaxPro and a little JavaScript, it updates every 15 seconds. Other than that, it's pretty boring :) Technorati tags: ASP .NET, C#,, Where's Tim, Web design, AjaxPro ......

Posted On Sunday, April 29, 2007 11:12 PM

New WM5 client from NavXS
The guys over at NavXS have just released a new Windows Mobile client for their social geocoding network. Feel free to add me as a friend after you download the software. My user ID is and it is directly tied to data from Where's Tim. Technorati tags: NavXS, Social Geocoding, Where's Tim ......

Posted On Saturday, April 28, 2007 9:13 PM

CoT XML standard for location based data
Cursor on Target (CoT) is an effort by military and governmental branches, FFRDCs (federally funded research and development corporations) and private companies to standardize an electronic portable data format to define location based data. I am the biggest geo-geek that I know, so obviously I was very interested when they contacted me about implementing their format into Where's Tim. These guys have done a great job of making a simple schema (12 required fields) that is easy to implement. I blogged ......

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2007 2:41 PM

WiMax for military use
Mike Wolleben talks about how the US military is looking at using WiMax for electronic communication. Now all they need is an XML standard for describing location based data. Hint, hint, more info coming soon. Technorati tags: WiMax, CoT ......

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2007 1:14 PM

Super Interfaces
I love using Interfaces. They are great for three reasons: They enforce that your code implements specific functionality You can pass around interfaces in your code and any object that implements that interface can be used as a parameter Visual Studio automatically populates the methods signatures in a class that implements you interface I wish there was more an interface could do. Like enforce a method to handle a specific type of exception. Maybe it could be done with attributes. Something that ......

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2007 10:44 AM

Personal bookmark - Convert mp3 files to wav software
Wavepad conversion software from NCH Swift Sound Once or twice a year, I need to convert a mp3 to a wav. I've usually rebuilt my computer since the last time I converted a file so the software I used is gone. I then spend a hour on Google sifting through all the malware. Hopefully that will never happen to me again. Technorati tags: audio, conversion, mp3 to wav, nch swift sound ......

Posted On Monday, April 16, 2007 7:48 AM

Golfing in the snow and more evil TFS
I'm playing golf tomorrow in Kyle's JRM tournament. As if I didn't have enough problems finding my tee shots, it is supposed to snow tomorrow :) In related news, not to be obsessive, but I just created changeset 666 on our Team Foundation Server. It's also Friday the 13th which happens to be my sister's 14th birthday, so happy birthday Christina! Technorati tags: Golf, Kyle Archer, JRM, snow, TFS, evil, Christina Hibbard ......

Posted On Friday, April 13, 2007 1:35 PM

Google Maps routing engine
Check out instruction #23 on Google Maps directions from New York to Paris. Good stuff :) Technorati tags: Google Maps ......

Posted On Thursday, April 12, 2007 2:30 PM

Your Kansas DUI news source just got better
Last night, I set up Matt Strausz of SmartStart up with Live Writer and Flickr4Writer. He has already started using it on his latest post about their Ignition Interlock device. Disclaimer - I built Matt's site a couple years ago (including the very cool "Find a shop" Google Map app) in exchange for links to Where's Tim, random car repairs and a case of beer :) Technorati tags: Matt Strausz, SmartStart of Kansas, Live Writer, Ignition Interlock ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:00 AM

WiMAX case studies
Frank Ohrtman, who talks about everything WiMAX, has started a new series of posts about how WiMAX could potentially advance specific vertical industries. Delivery Industry Agriculture I would like to see an article about how WiMAX could help the ParaTransit industry. EnGraph has a digital manifest application that runs on Windows CE and it would be better adopted with the bandwidth and cost benefits of WiMAX. Technorati tags: Frank Ohrtman, WiMAX, ParaTransit, EnGraph ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 10, 2007 2:49 PM

Media drought ends
Where's Tim hasn't been getting much attention the last couple of months. A little bit here and there, but nothing like the Digg days of last summer. I've got several requests for information the last week or so though. Joab Jackson (who did a National Geographic story last October) is working on an article. Ronan Fitzgerald (who did an article in The Guardian) has been emailing me about the Social Geocoding studs NavXS. Davey Winder is also working on a mashup article. I'll post the links to these ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:22 AM

Pictures of our new office and the move
We moved most of our stuff from our Lawrence office to our new EnGraph office in Lenexa yesterday. Putting all our stuff into Jonathan's trucks. See the basement page for reference. David was nice enough to paint! Server room...populated! No logo yet :( Gotta have the KU hoop My new desk ...with all my junk Technorati tags: EnGraph, Lawrence, Lenexa, Kansas, Kyle Archer, David Collins, Jonathan Umscheid, KU ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 3, 2007 1:33 PM

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