Update: Get the latest youtube api .net framework. check out my other post here .
This example shows how to use Google Data API to query and obtain videos from YouTube. There is also a downloadable zip file with the example in ASP.NET / C#.
This application allows Facebook users to integrate their recent MotionBased activities into their Facebook profile and see their friends’ activities.
Here’s what the application looks like in my Facebook profile view:
[DllImport("Powrprof.dll", SetLastError = true)]
static extern bool SetSuspendState(bool hibernate, bool forceCritical, bool disableWakeEvent);
static void Main(string args)
bool bRc = SetSuspendState(false, true, false);
Press the Enter or Return key and – presto! – you should see the following image:
In November, Microsoft released the final version of ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. As discussed in An Overview of ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008, version 3.5 is not a major reworking of the .NET Framework. Rather, it adds new classes and functionality on top of the existing core.
If you’ve had a chance to check out Visual Studio 2008, you may have noticed that it creates a rather verbose
Web.configfile with a bevy of configuration elements not found in the more terse
Web.configfile created by Visual Studio 2005. Likewise, when opening an existing Visual Studio 2005 project in Visual Studio 2008, you are prompted with a dialog box asking if you want to upgrade the website to use .NET Framework version 3.5. If you click Yes, Visual Studio updates the application’s
Web.configfile to include the additional markup.
In this article we will examine each of the additional configuration elements added by Visual Studio 2008 to ASP.NET 3.5 applications. Read on to learn more!
For some good links on how to determine your rates check out these links.
- A Guide To Information Technology Consulting Rates
- Independent Consulting and Back Office Services
- Consulting Rate Worksheet
Here is how I came up with my rate
Choose a target billable rate – for this demo we will say it is $65 an hour (going rate in the Chicago land area).
Determine your current hourly rate. This is your salary divided by 2080, total number of ‘work’ hours in a year. Now you have a baseline for what you make now, including benefits.
Now that we have our rate, we need to determine how much all our expenses are going to cost and subtract them out.
Time to figure out your ‘actual’ rate after expenses
65 – 1.44 (401k matching) – 2.88 (Insurance Cost) – 4.97 (FICA) = $55.71
So, that $65 number is really more like $55. So, if your salary rate is not at least $10 an hour less then the ‘actual’ consulting rate, I would say that it is not worth the effort. For me, I don’t have to worry about insurance (on wife’s plan) and my company does not have any matching, so the only subtraction I have is the FICA expense.
So my actual rate calculation is really
65 – 4.97 = 60.03
Via Derik Whittaker