Thursday, December 15, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Requires genuine windows
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
'Locked Address' concept introduced by Roaring Penguin Software allows customers to create secret e-mail addresses that only allow mail from a pre-determined sender."
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
"Warning - Thermonuclear Warhead: Some Detonation May Occur During Refactoring"
Friday, October 07, 2005
“We should not expect to find in Scripture full scientific accuracy or complete historical precision,” they say in The Gift of Scripture.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Friday, September 23, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
"While the Office applications have increased tremendously in power and added functionality in response to customer needs, the core UI has remained substantially unchanged for nearly 20 years. The command bar in Microsoft Office Word 2003, for example, looks much the same as the command bar in Word 2.0 did in 1998. In fact, the new UI is the biggest, most visible change to the way the core Office applications work since the introduction of the toolbar in 1997."
Joel on Software - Fire And Motion
Yet another way of making software that works just the same as the latest version appear old and crusty.
Yet another batch of controls to buy/develop to catch up with the latest look and feel.
Why not spend some time developing a version of;
1) Word that does not randomly muck up the margin / bullet / auto number / font settings
2) Access that does not bloat or crash but does work with a scroll mouse and conforms to basic Windows GUI rules
3) Excel that... well I must admit this application seems to work as it should - make it faster
4) Powerpoint that will restrict words on a page to 20 and slides in a presentation to 5 to stop DBP ;)
5) Publisher/Visio combination
6) Infopath... solution looking for a problem.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any man that stands between them and the mantle of power. You never met a man you couldn't eviscerate. Not that mindless violence is the only avenue open to you - but why take an avenue when you have complete freeway access? You are the definitive Man of Action. You are James Bond in a blousy shirt and drawstring-fly pants. Your swash was buckled long ago and you have never been so sure of anything in your life as in your ability to bend everyone to your will. You will call anyone out and cut off their head if they show any sign of taking you on or backing down. You cannot be saddled with tedious underlings, but if one of your lieutenants shows an overly developed sense of ambition he may find more suitable accommodations in Davy Jones' locker. That is, of course, IF you notice him. You tend to be self absorbed - a weakness that may keep you from seeing enemies where they are and imagining them where they are not.
What's Yer Inner Pirate?
brought to you by The Official Talk Like A Pirate Web Site. Arrrrr!"
Friday, September 16, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
"A new Trojan horse program circulating around the internet this week appears to be on a moral mission to stamp out adult websites, according to security research firm Sophos.
Instead of snooping for sensitive financial information or secretly taking control of an infected computer, the Trojan, called Yusufali-A, monitors web surfing habits. When it spots an objectionable term such as 'sex' or 'exhibition,' in the browser's title bar, it hides the website and instead pops up a message taken from the Koran, said Gregg Mastoras, a senior security analyst with Sophos."
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Monday, September 05, 2005
Does anyone want my opinion of the sessions I attended?
add a comment.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Friday, August 12, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Released late last week at the What the Hack computer security conference in Liempde, Netherlands, Car Whisperer is software that tricks the hands-free Bluetooth systems installed in some cars into connecting with a Linux computer."
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Web service and international versions on the way
Through a client application called Microsoft Location Finder that can be downloaded when a user clicks a "Find Me" icon in Virtual Earth, Microsoft accesses the MAC (media access control) addresses of wireless access points that a user's device can reach, whether or not the user is logged in to any of them, he says.
Microsoft has worked with third parties to assemble a database of router MAC addresses and the latitude and longitude of those access points. Location Finder finds the access points in the database and then triangulates the location of the user's device based on the signal strength of those access points, Law says."
Friday, July 22, 2005
1) Why is this not offered in the original install?
2) Why have I not heard of this before?
3) Just on time for team systems to break it ;)
I could not get it to work.
If you can let me know... all I get is am menu bar that never activates.
vapourware strikes again :(
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
"Microsoft Preps Next-Gen CRM
What had been called Microsoft CRM 2.0 and then CRM 2005 will officially be dubbed Microsoft CRM 3.0, said Brad Wilson, general manager for Microsoft CRM. The product is still set to be released to manufacturing in the fourth quarter, he said. "
Monday, July 04, 2005
"The following C# code can be used as a function in your queries (once it is deployed to your database) to perform pattern matching:"
Monday, June 27, 2005
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
"Microsoft has released a test version of a new professional graphics tool code-named Acrylic.
Microsoft describes the software--currently available as a 77MB free download--as bringing together pixel-based painting and vector graphics features. These capabilities will put the product squarely in the market currently dominated by software maker Adobe Systems with its pixel-focused Photoshop and vector-driven Illustrator products. "
Microsoft Acrylic Technology Preview - Home: "About Acrylic
'Acrylic' is the codename for an innovative illustration, painting and graphics tool that provides exciting creative capabilities for designers working in print, web, video, and interactive media."
Monday, June 20, 2005
A nightmare? Sure, but Calderon figured it was a mistake that could be cleared up pretty quickly. He'd reported the theft of his Social Security number and birth certificate in 1993, so it was obvious that the bad guy was whoever had stolen Calderon's identity."
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
"Panda's top ten celebrity virus rankings are as follows:
1 Britney Spears
2 Bill Gates
3 Jennifer Lopez
5 Osama Bin Laden
6 Michael Jackson
7 Bill Clinton
8 Anna Kournikova
9 Paris Hilton
10 Pamela Anderson
all known for sex appeal or criminal activity... so again, what is Bill doing there?
Friday, June 10, 2005
Q&A: Senior Vice President Steven Sinofsky explains how making XML the default file format is likely to help customers
"A key benefit of the new format is substantially smaller file sizes -- up to 75-percent smaller than comparable Office 2003 files. This is one of the advantages we get out of using the combination of XML and ZIP technologies for storing our files. Since XML is a text based format which compresses very well, and the ZIP container supports compressing the contents, we are able to achieve these significant reductions in file size."
Thursday, June 09, 2005
The real multi-monitor support in Windows puts task-bar only in the primary monitor. The extended monitors are plain 'takbarless'. There is no other way to add another taskbar to the extended monitor.
So I created my MultiMon taskbar. A secondary taskbar which will be put on extended monitor."
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Monday, May 30, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
Google is also considering the creation of an enterprise Blogger version, as well as letting users limit access to their blogs by creating private groups, says Biz Stone, Blogger senior specialist.
Although Blogger currently allows users to post text and photos to their blogs via any email program, Google is looking into a tighter integration with Gmail, Stone says."
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Friday, May 06, 2005
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
Sung to the tune Ghost Riders in the sky.
A computer and a telephone were sitting on a desk,
Every time he looked at them he just got more depressed,
'Cause they couldn't be connected, and nothing did the trick,
When the telephone was ringing,
The computer sat there like a brick.
Tippie yi Yaaaaay! Yippie yi Ohhhhh!
Tech weenies in the sky.
The tech he had a vision and he tried to make it real,
Wiring the two together should have very great appeal,
So screens can pop and calls can route and messages can play,
Keeping all the telemarketers,
And other pests at bay.
He couldn't get it working despite everything he tried,
He opened up the box and found the motherboard was fried,
The software it was buggy and cabling was a wreck,
And in his deep frustration,
You could hear him cry, "Oh, heck!"
It took a lot of duct tape, Band-Aids, chewing gum and sweat,
He hasn't got it working but it hasn't beat him yet,
The amount of troubleshooting effort turned out to be huge,
And when he finally finished,
He knew it was a kludge.
Go into any call center and you'll see CTI,
From Little Rock to Bangalore the connection's riding high,
But on average users' desktops we can see the standard twist:
If it ain't built into Outlook,
It simply don't exist.
If you want to be a hero; if you want to save the day,
You won't become a cowboy shouting "Yippie yo cayay!"
You'll do it in the wiring where no one else can see,
Solving all the mysteries,
Of computer telephony
Now it's wired with fiber optics and it almost seems to glow,
Though outside it's Minnesota with a harsh and driving snow,
Yes the nights here in the Northland are a bitter freezing cold,
But with computers hooked to telephones,
You'll never go on hold.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
can you imagine trying to get to http://www.dot.net.nz
Computer, DUB DUB DUB dot dot dot net dot nz
Then again, it would stop people surfing to any site with the word SPANK in the URL during work hours.
note to self - register the URL OhIGiveUp.com or HowDoIturnThisOff.net
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
"Myth 9: Security Tweaks Will Stop Worms/Viruses
If a dialog asking the user to make a security decision is the only thing standing between the user and the naked people frolicking on the beach, security does not stand a chance."
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Friday, March 18, 2005
"This paper discusses the types of backups that are available in SQL Server 2000 and how backup functionality can be used in a disaster recovery plan. It includes general recommendations on how to improve backup and restore throughput and several case scenarios. "
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Code so clean you could eat off it!
A computer scientist is someone who, when told to 'Go to Hell', sees the 'go to', rather than the destination, as harmful.
A core dump is your computer's way of saying "Here's what's on my mind, what's on yours?"
A good programmer is someone who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.
Calculating in binary code is as easy as 01,10,11.
Computer Science: solving today's problems tomorrow.
Hey! It compiles! Ship it!
My operat~1 system unders~1 long filena~1 , does yours?
Programmer's Drinking Song: 99 programming bugs in the code / 99 programming bugs / Fix one bug / compile it again / now there's 100 bugs in the code!
Real programmers don't document. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand.
Software isn't released, it's allowed to escape.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don't...
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Monday, January 24, 2005
Tuesday, January 18, 2005