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Data Center Links

I thought I would collect some links on Data Center:
http://www.cio.gov/modules/ – the US government owns 2100 data centres and plans to consolidate those to 800 by 2015.
http://www.cio.gov/pages.cfm/page/FDCCI

http://www.uptimesoftware.com/ = tier definitions for data center

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/ = great source of information

http://www.datacenterpulse.org/ = as above & home of the dcp stack

 

http://notesfromtheconsultantsjungle.com/ = useful knowledge

http://tc99.ashraetcs.org/ = ASHRAE heat guidelines

http://www.afcom.com/ = organizers of Data Center World

http://www.datacenterjournal.com/ and http://datacenterjournal.idigitaledition.com/?page=1

http://virtualizationreview.com/ = annoying advert on every page, but otherwise good

http://www.datacentreawards.com/past-winners

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/ http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/ http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/ http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/

Some events: 23-24 May 2012, Nice. http://www.datacentres2012.com/ 14-17 May 2012, Santa Clara, California. Uptime Institute Symposium 2012 = http://www.datacenterjournal.com/press-release/uptime-institute-announces-7th-annual-symposium-featuring-digital-infrastructure-convergence-theme-and-a-modular-data-center-campus/

And of course the analysts: Gartner, IDC, Forrester, etc.

STANDARDS

SAS 70, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and SOC 3 Data Center Standards: http://resource.onlinetech.com/sas-70-ssae-16-soc-2-and-soc-3-data-center-standards/

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/19/aicpa-fumbles-audit-standards-at-the-5-yard-line/

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Posted by admin - March 25, 2012 at 19:31

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posting an app to windows phone marketplace

I always forget all these links: windows marketplace app publishing

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Posted by admin - March 25, 2012 at 18:36

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advertising on windows phone

… more later, but this is where it all starts: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh286399.aspx

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Posted by admin - March 25, 2012 at 18:23

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admobs on windows phone

admobs has a beta available for windows phone. I thought to use it, but problem is that you already need to have your app published, so I guess I will fragment my earnings across google and microsoft.

For those interested, here are the fields you need to fill in:

App name, Marketplace Deep Link, Category, App description.

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Posted by admin - March 25, 2012 at 18:18

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windows phone browsers and samples

In OS 7.5 (or version 7.1 – very confusing), they have fixed the browser behaving badly scenario whereby bing translate had been breaking out of frames and picking up a screen that was smaller than expected

 

Along the way, I made a few discoveries:

http://www.myhttp.info/ = prints out your user agent.

Some common flavours:

  • desktop = Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; managedpc)
  • windows phone 7.5 = Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows Phone OS 7.5; Trident/5.0; IEMobile/9.0; Nokia; Lumia 800)

For an explanation on user agent strings.

For small memory windows phones, eg: Nokia’s new under-256Mb phone, you are being encouraged to launch existing applications through tasks. Check out this link for How to: Use the Web Browser Task for Windows Phone. This opens a new web browser outside of your app, back button goes back into your application.

I used webBrowser1.Navigate(new Uri(url1+extraOnEnd, UriKind.Absolute), null, “User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; MSIE 9.0; WIndows NT 9.0; en-US))”); to rewrite headers – which worked ok.

Some other code samples available on:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431744.aspx#BKMK_Fundamental

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Posted by admin - March 25, 2012 at 18:14

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Windows Phone OS 7.5 – and the beginning of FinnGo!

Finally got everything working on Windows Phone… welcome to FinnGo on Windows 7!

 

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Posted by admin - March 25, 2012 at 18:06

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Android storage and cyanogenmod

I got frustrated at not having the latest version of Android on my HTC Desire, so I downloaded cyanogenmod. Amazing. Got titanium pro as well for backups.

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Posted by admin - March 24, 2012 at 20:18

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admob String types not allowed

Type error: Error: String types not allowed (at ‘configChanges’ with value ‘keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|uiMode|screenSize|smallestScreenSize’). AndroidManifest.xml

Solution: Update build APIs to greater than 3.2 – see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7902121/admob-cant-display-ads-because-of-configchanges.

Then I got a problem with proguard. I needed to replace: keepclasseswithmembernames with keepclasseswithmembers. However you also need to do a few more actions. Check here for more: http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers/browse_thread/thread/7606320e664fec9b?pli=1

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Posted by admin - March 24, 2012 at 14:17

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sdk v17 breaks admob: Error inflating class com.google.ads.AdView

Oh no, when will this end? Been trying to upgrade my app now for 4 hours… and still not there…

Latest error is:  Error inflating class com.google.ads.AdView

This is due to sdk v17 – you need to copy the admobs into the /libs folder of your project.

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Posted by admin - March 24, 2012 at 13:52

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android Debug Certificate expired & Unknown Android Packaging Problem

I don’t know if this is good news or bad… good news is that i have been programming android for over 1 year now. Bad news is that your debug certificate expires and then prevents any compilation. Nothing appears in the error window. However you can see it in the problems window.

To solve the problem, check here: http://tutorials-android.blogspot.com/2012/02/solve-debug-certificate-expired-on.html

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Posted by admin - March 24, 2012 at 13:39

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