SnugUp – a SmugMug Mass Uploader

I put the finishing touches on a web page for a new application I just finished, SnugUp. It’s only useful if you have a SmugMug account, which I’d highly recommend if you’re serious about photos. Sign up here.

It’s written using .NET 3.5 — all WPF (except for a file dialog … :) ).

You can find out more here:


I’ve used some elements of old posts to make it efficient to show thumbnails and some other tricks of WPF. Now that I’m done, I’ll see if there’s anything new and interesting that I’ve discovered.

Google Reader and Subscriptions to WiredPrairie

If you’re reading this via Google Reader and the Reader insists that old posts are new, you might be subscribed via my older RSS feed.

I have a number of new subscription options that you can use if you’re having the problem I’ve noticed:

I believe that switching to any of these should resolve the problem. Note that I have also added a comments feed.

  • Standard (RSS 2.0)
  • Standard (Atom)
  • Comments
  • Add to Google Reader
  • It’s not that the old posts have changed (it’s easy to confirm that the pubDate element hasn’t changed), and it’s not that the actual RSS feed is incorrect … it’s something odd that’s up with Google reader.

    Sorry about any inconvenience it may have caused. If you notice the behavior using other feed readers, leave a comment and I’ll look into it more.

    (I hadn’t ever noticed that Notepad is able to directly open Internet files if the file path is preceded with http. Cool.).

    iTunes, by dummies?

    I downloaded a few videos over the weekend about the new iPhone SDK via iTunes. My iPod Classic isn’t set up to synchronize movies, so I need to adjust the settings so that the movies would be available on the iPod.

    Here’s the warning dialog that was displayed when I clicked "Sync Movies":


    All existing songs, movies and TV shows will be removed and replaced with movies from my iTunes library? What happens to the songs and TV shows? Huh?

    I use Media Monkey to manage my iPod’s music collection as iTunes is TERRIBLE on Windows for managing music, playing music, searching music … pretty much everything it does is sub-par and odd. But, this?!

    Does Apple secretly have a guidebook internally, "Apple Inhumane Interface Guideline for Developing Mediocre Windows Applications: A Simple Guide to Getting People to Hating Microsoft Windows More."

    Unfortunately, Media Monkey isn’t able to manage movie/video files.

    I’m not willing to click "Sync Movies" if it should wipe out all of the songs I have. It takes hours to copy them all back.