Archive for November, 2010

Flickr Geolocated Pictures


Here’s a new fun application which shows recent random public Flickr photos initially from your location, but allows you to select from a few other U.S. and international cities.  This is a demonstration how to integrate with a 3rd party API such as Flickr in ASP.NET in a very simple fashion.

Flickr Picture Application.  The code can be found here.


BrowserSpy – A Browser Capability Utility


The applications page has been updated with a new utility, BrowserSpy, which demonstrates how much information can be retrieved from just the browser Request object.  Over 100 items can be read from your browser settings and location data, even if you turn cookies off.  No javascript is used in this example, it’s all ASP.NET (server side)- any site can get this information about your browser, and track it’s uniqueness across the internet since most people do not change their browser settings.  The applications page is here:  applications page  or use the “Applications” menu at the top.  It can be accessed directly here:  Browserspy