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Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I've added a SOAP wrapper for Iquomi allowing very easy access to stored information using simple form POSTs. This allow me to easily extract data from plain ASP (as used for this site). As a proof-of-concept I've just added data from my IqProfile service to my CV.

Thursday, October 06, 2005
My Commanigy web site is now using a beta version of Iquomi as storage layer for profile information.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005
I passed the MCP 70-320 "Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework" exam today.

Saturday, March 05, 2005
Got back from one week skiing in Avoriaz, France. Great trip.

Thursday, January 13, 2005
I have decided I will try to update my projects more often this year. Yeah!

Thursday, December 23, 2004
Merry Christmas to all of you from all of me :)

Thursday, October 07, 2004
Today I took and passed the MCP 70-315 "Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET". Congratulations to me :)

Thursday, September 23, 2004
It's amazing I haven't been able to release some real new stuff for quite some time. I'm working on another big project but this isn't going to be launched in a near future. I guess we'll just have to wait and see when this is going to be done.

Monday, August 02, 2004
Released ConquerRSS 1.2 which now correctly handles encodings other than utf-8. The code has further been improved to load feeds faster.

Saturday, July 24, 2004
Just returned back from my vacation to Bulgaria. It's a great hot country in the south-east of Europe.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Finally a friend invited me to join GMail and I must say it's great. It's still in beta and of course doesn't contain a lot of 'nice to have' features but its overall way to work is incredible and the included spam filter is much better than expected. I'm currently running all my mails through several spam filters one of these being a simple ISP provided ending up with a Spam Assassin one. Now I forward all mails directly to my gmail account and I'm even getting -lesser- spam than before. It's very cool. I like the way it automatically organizes emails into conversations and of course the search abilities is just plain brilliant.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004
It has been a while since I last added a news entry. For the last month I haven't been able to work on any "theill.com" related work since I've been fully booked working on launching another site for a major US e-commerce company.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Released ConquerRSS 1.1 with a minor change in the RSS connection code.

Thursday, March 04, 2004
I finally got around to release ConquerChat v4.4. This release fixes all known issues.

Sunday, February 22, 2004
Released ConquerRSS which is an easy-to-use RSS Feed Reader. This script is able to request any Url and parse the response into classes which can be easily accessed using class properties.

Monday, February 02, 2004
Development on FontLister continues and the test versions are getting more and more functionality. Still no replace for the current stable 3.4.9 version, though.

Monday, January 05, 2004
Happy New Year! I have released a test version of FontLister 4.0 based on the .NET framework. It's a very simple version just showing off the basic GUI. I hope to improve significantly on this within the next couple of months. It's a total rewrite so I still need to do a lot of legwork before it's somewhere near the FontLister 3.4.9 version but I'll get there. Wait and see :)

Thursday, December 18, 2003
My new project takes most of my time so I haven't been able to work on ConquerCam as much as I hoped. I'm still on the 2.7b3 release and I've only made a couple of changes. I have an issue with this beta version and multiple webcams which I need to fix before releasing a new version.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003
I'm splitting my sparetime between Filebasket, ConquerCam and a completely new system. The Filebasket codebase is now being used for Simtel and several others are in the pipeline.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003
Long time since I've added a news message. In the meantime I've released ConquerCam 2.7b2 and started initial work on ConquerCam 3.0 features such as "Windows Service" and "Multiple Cam Support".

Thursday, May 22, 2003
I planned to release a new version of ConquerCam in the start of May but I've been a bit delayed since I'm in the progress of moving. I hope to be able to release a new ConquerCam version within a couple of weeks, though.

Sunday, May 04, 2003
I'm working on replacing the VfW interface within ConquerCam to use WDM instead. This interface is much newer and faster than VfW and some new cameras doesn't even talk VfW anymore.

Friday, April 18, 2003
Believe it or not but my computer decided to go for another system crash. I have some defective hardware but I can't locate it.

Monday, March 31, 2003
My computer is starting to take shape once again. I'm still missing a lot of nice tools, shortcuts and what you normally gathers after a long period of use.

Friday, March 28, 2003
A fatal system error erased my primary partition. Since this is the one containing Windows(TM) I'll have to reinstall almost all my applications again. Since I've more than 100GB of installed stuff it will take me a looong time before I'm running on full speed again. I hate it.

Monday, March 10, 2003
Released ConquerChat v4.3 after a long idle period. This version includes several bugfixes (detailed described in the forums) and ConquerChat is now basing its data-storage on "Sessions".

Sunday, March 09, 2003
I've released ConquerCam v2.6. This version contains a couple of fixed issues with the motion detection as well as SMTP authentication, high-color captions and flexible thumbnail filenaming.

Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Have been working on a new release of ConquerCam but I do not want to release it before I figure out where it's leaking. Currently it's running out of memory if used more than one week nonstop :(

Friday, February 14, 2003
Returned back from vacation in Switzerland. Nice trip, great weather, some snowboarding, broken thumb and other fun stuff.

Friday, February 07, 2003
Departing for Switzerland.

Wednesday, January 01, 2003
Happy New Year 2003.

Tuesday, December 31, 2002
A final ConquerCam release for this year .. enjoy version 2.5.1.

Monday, December 30, 2002
The year is drawing to an end and I want to thank all my regular visitors for their support and feedback. A happy new year to all of you.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002
Just a small note to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, November 05, 2002
ConquerChat 4.2.1 released containing a couple of bug-fixes.

Monday, October 28, 2002
ConquerCam has now been released in a version 2.5 featuring quite a few improvements from the wishlist (i.e. the list of user-specific requirements)

Thursday, October 17, 2002
Auch! Our Filebasket server is currently down. I certainly don't hope it's something serioes with the machine.

Sunday, August 25, 2002
Today it's my birthday (thank you :) and I'm now allowed to blow out 25 candles on my cake. Any presents can be delivered to my home address -- I'm willing to pick up Porsche or Ferrari donations from nearest dealer.

Monday, August 19, 2002
I'm pleased to announce the release of ConquerCam 2.1 final. This release contains Schedules, Explorer bars, new HTML help file and lots of stability updates.

Monday, August 12, 2002
Just a quick note telling you about the hard work I'm putting into pulling ConquerCam 2.1 out of it's beta state and into a real final. My estimate is in DAYS now :-)

Monday, July 15, 2002
A beta release of ConquerCam 2.1 has been released containing some nice new features such as "Schedules".

Tuesday, July 09, 2002
I have cleaned up in some of the unused forums and renamed others to give a better general overview.

Thursday, June 20, 2002
ConquerCam 2.0.8 released containing a couple of bug fixes.

Monday, June 10, 2002
ConquerChat 4.1.1 released with localized message files for several countries and some general bug-fixes.

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Some minor updates (shows number of users in a room, translated help and smilies screens, etc) to ConquerChat and it's now up to 4.0.1.

Sunday, April 21, 2002
ConquerChat 4.0 has been released with new features such as admin module, dynamic refresh (no browser reload) and a better way to send private messages.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002
I'm in the progress of updating ConquerChat. The chat has been having some problems with refresh on Netscape browsers so I decided to finally make it go from 'meta refreshing' to dynamic refresh using layers. A new version will be released within a couple of days.

Monday, March 25, 2002
ConquerCam 2.0.7 released -- a problem with the image server has been fixed.

Wednesday, March 13, 2002
ConquerCam updated to 2.0.6 which fixed a couple of bugs.

Sunday, February 17, 2002
Message boards added to most of the sections found here on The Theill Web Site. If you have a comment you are welcome to post it there.

Sunday, February 10, 2002
Most of my spare-time is spent in front of UltraEdit these days. I am working hard on making Filebasket a success and thus I do not update theill.com as much as I should do.

Sunday, February 03, 2002
Put a new design on my ConquerCam pages. I was getting bored of the design (seemed a bit too 'heavy') and decided to replace it with one of my many "emergency" designs. It's a much more simple design and IMHO it looks better.

Sunday, January 20, 2002
ConquerCam 2.0.4 released with thumbnails in traybar and a couple of bugfixes.

Tuesday, January 01, 2002
Happy New Year 2002

Sunday, September 30, 2001
I have released ConquerChat 3.1 which allows private messages and user statistics.

Saturday, August 11, 2001
My web cam section is getting more and more functionality. I have by now collected a couple of images.

Sunday, July 29, 2001
Added support for JMail 3.x in my ConquerSMS component. Some users have problems using it on their site even though they HAD JMail installed. I investigated the issue and found JMail 3.x and 4.x to be very different and *not* backward compatible. In order to avoid confusing other people using 'some version of' JMail I decided to support both now.

Sunday, July 01, 2001
I made a subscription/un-subscription service for handling my mailing lists since Listbot decided to close their free service.

Monday, June 25, 2001
Released ConquerCam 2.0 beta 6.

Wednesday, March 28, 2001
Released a beta version of my new ConquerCam application. This web cam software now has support for motion detection and email-notification.

Monday, February 12, 2001
Added a browse sequence on my 'Danmarks Dårligste Reklamer' pages. The list of commercial were getting longer and longer so I decided to show only a limited number of commercial per page and give the user a possibility to browse back and forward between them.

Wednesday, January 24, 2001
ConquerChat 3.0 released and now support multiple rooms. Furthermore, a lot of the code has been changed in order to make it much more customisable.

Tuesday, January 23, 2001
ConquerCam 1.94 released. Now it's back to a ordinary shareware product, since I decided to remove the ad technology from the application. I simply didn't generate enough revenue.

Saturday, January 20, 2001
I have been working quite a lot on my new version of FontLister the last couple of days.

Monday, December 25, 2000
Merry X-Mas to all. D.mn, it's amazing to see through this news archive. I have had this design for exactly three years now. That's a loooong time and I have tried to make a redesign of it several times but boooy does it take a long time to do so. Guess I'll have to stick with this design a couple of ... years?! more.

Thursday, December 14, 2000
Updated various pages on theill.com to support NN6.

Sunday, October 29, 2000
ConquerSMS is now released in version 1.1 with support for multiple receivers.

Sunday, October 22, 2000
I decided to release the full ASP sourcecode for ConquerSMS. The archive is available from the ASP section.

Saturday, October 21, 2000
Further improvements have been added to ConquerSMS. It will now split messages in 'word' intervals, i.e. your receiver isn't going to get a word split up in two separate messages.

Wednesday, October 11, 2000
ConquerSMS service has been updated in order to help users send out SMS a bit quicker. Furthermore, I made a new danish service called almenviden.dk. This danish site is testing your common knowledge with new questions every day.

Thursday, September 14, 2000
Small modifications has been made on the general site. I haven't been updating this news page for quite a while, thus I thought I just wanted to add a new entry ... and here it is.

Thursday, June 29, 2000
Updated ConquerChat with support for replacing typed smiley's characters with images. Released version 2.1.

Friday, June 23, 2000
Another version of ConquerCam has been released - now with support for storing previously grabbed images.

Monday, June 12, 2000
Released version 1.4 of ConquerCam. It now has proxy support, thumbnail showing of uploading image, wave play support, save snapshot in various formats, e.g. JPG, GIF and BMP, unable to run multiple instances of application and a lot of more new features.

Monday, May 29, 2000
Added ConquerCam to site. This shareware application is able to grab images from your webcam, prepare it with various effects and text captions and upload them to a FTP site in specified intervals.

Saturday, April 15, 2000
Updated ConquerChat in order to provide a 'clean up messages when last chat user leaves'. This was requested by a couple of users and I though I would make the feature available as an option.

Saturday, April 08, 2000
Site of the MNSP list project added to my list of developed projects. This is a online story archive.

Monday, March 20, 2000
Added pictures from my web cam. I found a program which made it very easy to publish grabbed images. Take a look at my 'cam.

Friday, March 10, 2000
I've had some troubles with the new version of ConquerChat which made it freeze. It has now been fixed and it's almost ready for release.

Saturday, March 04, 2000
ConquerChat 2.0 has been released in a beta version. Now, you're able to use the chat even with temporary cookies disabled in your browser. The 'dangling' user problem has been solved too.

Saturday, February 12, 2000
Minor update to my ConquerChat project. Furthermore, I automated this news page, thus all news are read from a text file.

Sunday, February 06, 2000
Link to picture of me added in about section.

Thursday, January 13, 2000
Added a lowres (Low Resolution) version of the left main navigation menu. Click on lowres/hires item to switch mode.

Saturday, January 08, 2000
My Danmarks Dårligste Reklamer project has been updated to show a list of the latest commercials added.

Saturday, January 01, 2000
Happy New Year! Check out this fine number: 2000.

Friday, December 24, 1999
Just wanted to say a "Merry Christmas" to all of you.

Sunday, December 05, 1999
New link in left menu which enables you to add a specific page to your favorites. Only available if you're using Internet Explorer, since Netscrape doesn't support this feature.

Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Some new additions to FontSelector, e.g. a quickmenu showing all your system fonts when right-clicking an icon in the traybar.

Saturday, November 20, 1999
FontSelector got a minor update kick to version 1.27.

Thursday, November 18, 1999
ConquerMarks has finally gone public :o)

Sunday, November 07, 1999
Images for linking to this site added in bottom of about section.

Wednesday, October 20, 1999
Added ConquerMarks project.

Thursday, October 07, 1999
Imageheader added for site index page.

Wednesday, October 06, 1999
ASP section updated with information about which files to add in global.asa when setting up ConquerChat.

Sunday, October 03, 1999
A site-index has been created for theill.com and will (hopefully) give you a quick overview of the contents of my web site.

Tuesday, September 07, 1999
I've updated my Danish 'Danmarks Dårligste Reklamer' project with some new graphics and a couple of new features.

Monday, August 23, 1999
New theill.com 88x31 images in left menu. I wasn't satisfied with the old one. Search field in menu has been updated too. It was too wide on Netscape browsers.

Sunday, August 22, 1999
An ASP section has been added and is featuring ConquerChat - a free HTML based chat forum.

Sunday, August 15, 1999
My ConquerChat has been improved, e.g. by checking if a specified username already exist, correctly removing a user who logs out, etc. Take a look yourself right here.

Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Search field has been added in left menu. I've discovered, that many people don't want to have, nor need, a separate page to initiate a simple search. Furthermore, that search routine has been optimized just a little bit more ;o)

Thursday, July 15, 1999
A beta version of my HTML-based chat room has just been put up. You're able to join here.

Wednesday, June 30, 1999
Search engine has been updated to perform a little bit faster. Furthermore the found documents are listed more user-friendlier.

Wednesday, June 23, 1999
My menu has been greatly improved. I've added new pictures for my search, feedback and about sections.

Sunday, June 20, 1999
Top image added for my feedback section.

Sunday, June 06, 1999
Custom 404 error page has been added. This page will replace a standard 'File not found' error which may occur if you're looking for a file which doesn't exist on my web server.

Sunday, May 23, 1999
If you want to send me a comment about my software, projects, sources, web design, etc, you should try to take a look at my new feedback page.

Thursday, May 13, 1999
I've written some information on how I made this site. This page is available from the new about page.

Saturday, April 10, 1999
Added a completely new page for my Delphi component.

Sunday, March 28, 1999
New headers have been added to all pages, and I've changed the appearance of the main page.

Friday, March 19, 1999
Finally added some text to my web design section.

Sunday, February 28, 1999
Updated some links in the Svendsk project.

Tuesday, February 09, 1999
I've made a simple search engine for this site. Currently, it's not very fast and it only returns the page names, i.e. no description. It's (of course) available on my search page.

Saturday, January 30, 1999
Various links updated and some images have been changed to optimize load time.

Sunday, January 10, 1999
Added SwatchITime applet to java sources page.

Friday, January 01, 1999
Happy New year! I've changed images in menu and I've updated projects.