Monthly Archives: January 2011

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 57 posts. There were 9 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 18th with 106 views. The most popular post that day was 5:01 Developer.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for stylecop, stylecop for, stylecop vb, vs2008 trial upgrade, and upgrade vs 2008 trial.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


5:01 Developer August 2007


Using the Sterling database in your Windows Phone 7 App November 2010
2 comments and 1 Like on,


Upgrading trial version of VS2008 to licensed version February 2008


Opening an iPhone 3G – Be Extra Careful January 2010
1 comment


It takes guts to do Agile scrum March 2010


Introducing HealthCaddy–A Windows Phone 7 App

Do you track your blood glucose, blood pressure, heat rate and, weight readings as part of your health maintenance goals? Then HealthCaddy is your buddy. This Windows Phone 7 App helps you track these important health readings.

The main reading entry screen displays a quick snapshot of four most recent entries. Double-tap the graph to display a full-screen version of the graph which also allows you to view historical readings.

HealthCaddy uses the CTP version of Telerik Windows Phone 7 date and time picker controls. Data is stored to the phone’s isolated storage via the excellent Sterling database engine. And, like discountCalc, HealthCaddy also uses MVVMLight framework to achieve UI and business logic separation.

Here are a few screen shots of the app.




I had to cut out certain features of the app to hit the December 31st 2010 deadline. I intend to implement these ASAP. I am also awaiting the release of version 1 of Telerik controls and the Sterling database engine. These updates will be rolled into the next point release.

I have also setup a UserVoice forum to solicit feature suggestions for future implementations. Post your feature requests here and cast your votes.