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MotoWilliams dot this & dot that August 2005 Entries
Biztalk 2006 Beta 1 - WebSphere MQ Adapter
At the moment I am a little to busy working on a current bug with the MQ Adapter for Biztalk 2004 so I haven't had time to fire up a virtual server image of Pathfinder yet. Has anyone out there had a chance to use it? I've also posted in the Beta Newsgroup but no one there has either used it or replied yet. If you have used it what kind of through put, as in messages per second, are you getting when configured to use FIFO on the send adapter ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 10, 2005 4:08 PM

Hey Mircosoft, iTunes is kicking your a$$
Why oh why does it take so darn long to load a list of Artists or Albums in My Music Application of Media Center? Come on iTunes stores it's library as an XML file and you have a binary library file. Seems to me the sort of performance argument between XML and Binary serialization - only backwards.

Posted On Tuesday, August 9, 2005 7:33 AM

Windows Media Center - My Music Library
Windows Media Center has to have the Album Artist tag set in order to show up in the My Music module of Windows Media Center. Since this is driven by the Windows Media Player library those tags need to set there. Unfortunately for me almost none of those tags were set in my library so it was time for some scripting: Dim Artist Dim AlbumArtist Set objPlayer = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX" ) Set objMediaCollection = objPlayer.MediaCollection Set colSongList = objMediaCollection.getByAtt... ......

Posted On Monday, August 8, 2005 2:21 PM

Some Company for SyncBackSE?
I've been using SyncBackSE for quite a while now and I'm almost embarrassed on how much I love this little thing. I use it to keep my music in sync between my Media Center PC and my two portable USB hard drives. I don't have too much music , only about 7600 songs, but it is such a pain to remember which tags have been updated on which drive when I go into my tag clean up frenzies which is a requirement of Media Center to have all your music diplayed in the My Music section. I also use it to keep ......

Posted On Monday, August 8, 2005 2:02 PM

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