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This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories. The first story is about connecting the dots. I ...
Blog configuration has “Display Skins“ combo with different options. I tried to find in Google samples how each of skins looks, but didn't succeed. dottextwiki describes how to configure new skin and there is Unofficial .Text Skin Directory for additional skins, but Skin repository with sample previews of standard skins would be handy. UPDATE: It is quite easy to play with available skins by opening Admin/Options/Configure and choose from “Display Skin” combo-box. I've preferred gertrude-blue.css, ...
I have to do my EDR work in VB6, and I was getting very irate with not having my MouseWheel. Rob Chartier posted a timely reminder that there was a fix for that deficiency. I have repaved my machines so many times since we started the EDR back in 1997 with VB5 that I forgot which add-ins I had used over the years. Now why did I not think of using Google to find "Mouse wheel events do not work in the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE" ...
Ok, so I sat down yesterday and started migrating my network and clients over to the new Symantec Corporate Anti-Virus v10 package and ran into an interesting dilemma. If you want to skip my enlightening path to discovery and just get to the solution then scroll down to the Solution header otherwise read on. Right off the bat I must warn you DO NOT INSTALL the v10 server anti-virus over a terminal server remote desktop connection!! I can’t stress this enough. If you install the server version, ...
Found this in my aggregator this AM, and it was quite disturbing... http://www.theglobeandmail.... From Globeandmail: Could it be possible that Canada will make Google or any other Internet search and archiving engines illegal? Bill C-60, which amends the Copyright Act and received its first reading in the House of Commons on June 20, suggests it could be illegal for anyone to provide copyrighted information through "information-location ...
Found this in my aggregator this AM, and it was quite disturbing... http://www.theglobeandmail.... From Globeandmail: Could it be possible that Canada will make Google or any other Internet search and archiving engines illegal? Bill C-60, which amends the Copyright Act and received its first reading in the House of Commons on June 20, suggests it could be illegal for anyone to provide copyrighted information through "information-location ...
Ever have one of those nagging questions which should be easy to google for and sovle? It should be simple but everyone you talk to, even when I have asked the experts at Tech Ed 2005 can't answer. A puzzled look appears on their face and they know there is an easy answer but can't quite remember how to do it either. Don't you just hate those kind of questions? It is not really important enough to spend money on it and research it, but it sure be nice if you found the one property that needed to ...
London bombings: ABC News Map. 08/07/2005. ABC News Online This is remarkably effective! ABC News Online has created an interactive map of the scene of the London bombings for the Google Earth software. To see the map, you will need to have Google Earth running on your computer. If you have Google Earth installed, just download and open this file and it will fly you to the location of the London bombings News Map, also including Gleneagles in Scotland where G8 leaders are meeting. On the map, you ...
All I wanted was to take a numeric string, and increment it. The string happened to be 2 digits long. All I wanted to do was something along the lines of var.ToString().PadLeft(2). So off to google I went, and I finally found my answer, but not in any MSDN documentation. The MSDN docs refer to format strings as if I use them EVERY single day. I don't. I deal with them about once every 3 months, (but this time ... I'm writing it down) I eventually found this method stringVar = intVar.ToString().PadLeft( ...

I found a Google Earth download (while they are down) at:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Home-Education/Google-Earth.shtml

Doug

I can't wait to get a look at Google Earth. I tried to download today, but apparently they're not currently "accepting" new downloads since the product is in beta. Given how long google groups has been in beta, I wonder if I'll ever get to download it. :)
In a brief conversation about employment at Microsoft with a friend I asked a question that I have pondered ever since. For us 30 - 40 somethings, is Microsoft the IBM of our youth? Back then IBM was the technology king. Big Blue was doing things nobody else could imagine. IBM was sexy. Now IBM is an old giant who has changed with the times and rarely changes the times anymore. Is Microsoft on the same path? Is Microsoft reaching or beyond its sexiness? Are Google and Yahoo the new Microsoft? Is ...
Google Earth - Home Wow! Remember Google buying Keyhole? Well they have just released their own version of the software, and its undergone a major update.First thing I noticed was that all the maps have been updated, and my own flat here in the Netherlands is better visible than ever before! So cool! Google is planning a payed version of the software later (their first payed software ever), and they will be introducing router-planning amungs other services. Here is a pic of my flat, (thumbnail): ...
Visions of the Future: EPIC has a Sequel!! My Friend Maarten reports that there is a new version of the EPIC flash movie out. Dont think its very fresh. They still have Google buying Tivo in 2004, which you can no longer mention if you want to maintain that 'suspension of disbelief'. Also, I see no mention of RSS and Podcasting, while I think they are part of this 'history' of the personalised mediascape.How about p2p? In the land of increasing media, would it not makes sense that a system like Google ...
Well I have been doing this for a while now (Using Enterprise Library Logging and Exception Handling with BizTalk 2004) and I happened to google it (how did this turn into a verb?) one fine day and found this great blog by Andy Morrison on the topic. Remember to strong name your Enterprise Library assemblies before starting this. Here's an article by Tom Hollander about strong-naming your Enterprise Library assemblies. I remember when Enterprise Library first came out and I was thinking of using ...
What a frustrating day. I spent hours looking for a code snippet on google on how to achieve something that I was very sure I had done. I was looking for the snippet which does not bring up the enter credential box if the user does not have rights for a sharepoint section. I knew it could be done, I had done it before. I spent an awfull long time searching the newsgroups (as i recalled the place i had seen it the first time). All this for what? just the one line below // Prevent the request for access ...
I finished creating my virtual pc install for testing the betas of all the stuff I picked up at TechEd. I've got Windows Server 2003 R2, with IIS 6, SharePoint, SQL Server 2005, and Visual Studio 2005. I tried to get Visual Studio Team Server installed on it as well, but I had some problems with the data tier. Looking at other people's experience, this may be due to the beta not being very happy on a virtual machine...or could be because I missed a step. If you're installing VSTS, do it on a fresh ...
Loads of impressive stories about how google helped people, read them at http://www.google.co.in/pre... Some samples: I just wanted to let you know that Google may well have saved my life. My sons and I were walking home from having eaten out. A half block from my house, I felt this pressure building in my chest. Immediately, I thought, 'heart attack' and ran through how I'd been feeling that the day (I had been nauseated). My first thought was, 'confirm suspicions,' and immediately, ...
well the other shoe dropped, so to speak, on our project. our client would like to have a forum as well as some other minor features to add to the list of components for their site. so the somewhat obvious choice was to drop .text and move on to community server (which is co-authored by the same feller who wrote .Text). We actually had the chance to conference call/Live meeting with Alex Lowe and Scott Watermasysk, the principal developers. Nick was able to dig into the api a little with them. It ...
Well, finally the MS guys have heard the needs and given a means by which we can have multi-tabbed interface in IE. But for that we will have to install the MSN toolbar. I wouldn't mind doing it but since I am already using google toolbar for searching and I prefer searching in Google rather than MSN, its kind of a put off that we have to install and enable MSN in order to use the multi-toolbar feature. Fortunately and I think with this drawback in mind, the MSN guys have given the option by which ...
Well I finally got around to looking at google sitemaps (googlesitemaps). If you don't already have a google account (gmail acount also) just register for one. I have been wanting to test this service out. So I embarked on creating a simple xml (sitemap based file) for this site. I downloaded the python script and started to run it. I do like python but figured since I was running windows and did not have python on this computer I would do some looking. I found a great application called Gsitemap ...
Ok. I'm new to BizTalk Server, but I think I got this right. Please let me know if I didn't. I have an existing application that uses an object. I want to take this object, allow BizTalk to accept messages of that type, and map them to another message type that can then be sent out to a third party verification system. Sounds like a pretty typical scenario to me.It took me a while to figure it out though. First, I added a reference in BizTalk to my business object class. Then I created ports that ...
Saw the buzz about Yahoo Mindset at Lockergnome.com This is also interesting, Y!'s version of Google Labs: http://next.yahoo.com/ ...
I appreciate Shaggy mentioning one of my tutorials on his blog today. I attempted to leave a comment on his blog, but I could never get it to post. He was talking about changing the msn search to default to google. Since I could not leave it there, here was my response: Thanks for the mention. Google is still winning the search engine war. Here's the exact link to changing the default search engine in the MSN Desktop Search: http://www.tech-recipes.com... You guys probably won't ...
Many people have been hitting my blog from Google for instructions installing metal storm panels. I cannot do that for everyone, since every house is different. Here are a few tips that I have learned based on my personal experience installing my storm panels. Since you are ready to install your metal storm shutters, I assume the following is true. You will be installing on a stucco concrete-block house. You have accurately measured your windows. You have ordered and received your storm panels and ...
Today's entry will be short. I'll dump more out later. System.Transactions A way to use transactions in code. Can use SQL resources, or CLR resources. The general idea of a transaction is that if something fails in the transaction, then you can roll back the whole think w/o having made changes. For example, if you have this method: Transfer(fromAccount, toAccount, mAmount){ fromAccount.Withdraw(mAmount); toAccount.Deposit(mAmount);} You don't want to do the deposit operation if the withdraw operation ...
[I've changed the title of this entry to be more useful than 'Wednesday Summary' -- Tim] So far, today's not been quite as dynamic and exciting as the other days. Dunno if it's the sessions, or I'm just wearing down. Introduction to Managed Development for Devices with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Presented by Neil Enns, this session covered changes in VS 2005 for mobile development. That means SmartPhone, PocketPC, and WinCE. Some highlights: VS 2005 will support SmartPhone 2003 and later, and PocketPC ...
This is my breakdown of the keynote. This is unedited and most likely filled with spelling and grammar errors. 8:52 - Finally sitting down. Received a free Windows Update Services (WUS) CD 8:55 - The half the large screens as have Windows Media Player on them with visualizations. On the other half the sponsors list keeps going by. Where is Dell as a sponsor?? Usually Dell is a huge sponsor. Dell also doesn't have booth. 8:59 - People still entering. Good music so far. 9:03 - Welcome everyone to TechEd. ...
So I'm at favorite bookstore and this Game Programming book catches my eye. Ok, the title was interesting, but it was actually the 40% off sticker that REALLY sucked me in. Hmmm I think to myself... a game programming book that focuses on VB.NET, from one of my favorite publishers, and 40% off?? Well, needless to say, $30 later (do the math) I'm flipping through my newest acquisition. Preliminary opinions are not good. (There will be a review, and the tech editor will be crucified...) However, I ...
BizTalk 2006 ships in the first half of 2006 I have read through the articles released by Scott Woodgate and other resources I could find on BizTalk Server 2006. So partly as a learning exercise and to provide a summary to my Boss who was concerned about the state of BAM in BizTalk 2004 I have condensed the articles down into the following bullet pointed summary with some personal opinions. Maybe this will be of use to people who are too time-strapped to read all the articles (if you are a more visual ...
The Google Print Beta is available here. Publishers and libraries seem to hate it. I wonder how much more effective/different it is from CiteSeer. They are really aiming high: "Google's mission is to organize the world's information, but much of that information isn't yet online. Google Print aims to get it there by putting book content where you can find it most easily - right in your Google search results." I am waiting for the threats to melt your computer down if you dare use another search engine. ...
Today I spend part of it installing Microsoft latest version of SQL Server 2005 Enterprise April CTP and the Team System Server BETA 2 installing a vanilla Windows 2003 Enterprise server (of course with all the packs and security updates) sitting under VMWARE GSX 3.1. I’ve installed SQL Server 2005 twice before and this time was the easiest installation, went this time without a hitch, the only prerequisite this time was the addition of Windows Installer 3.1, which will require the installation ...
Beta 1 allowed to sign your ClickOnce manifests simply by using a string name key file (.snk). Beta 2 no longer support this, and you are required to provide a publisher certificate. This was bit confusing for me because I had never before to deal with certificates and I had to ask Google for help. I quickly came across the article “Configuring ClickOnce Trusted Publishers“ by Brian Noyes published last month on MSDN . It explains in detail how ClickOnce uses the certificates and what ...
The press was effusive when Gmail came out with a <gasp!>1 GB</gasp!> limit. They just spewed all over themselves when Yahoo! matched it. They choked when Gmail went to <gasp!>2 GB</gasp!> of space. Since then, Google has been slowly increasing personal allocation. Of course, since Gmail is not yet at the next (psychologically significant) whole number <gasp!>3 GB</gasp!> barrier, the press is silent. This morning, my Gmail inbox holds this line: You are currently ...
Hey! this is cool (was scary at first). If you have many websites you visit a lot, you can set them all (tabbed) to your Firefox homepage. I wanted to change my homepage to the new cool google personalized page (www.google.com/ig), the other day and I had a few other windows open. I didn't notice when I went into “Tools”,”... “General” that the button said “Use Current Pages” Next time I opened FFox, I couldn't figure out why there were multiple ...
Want to search just your blog on GWB? One way to do it with Google is to use modifiers. For example, you can search just my blog for "hurricane" with the search string "site:geekswithblogs.net inurl:mtreadwell hurricane," or you can use the blog search box which adds the site an inurl modifiers for you. Google has lots of operators, modifiers and special features. Here is a summary of the current features culled from their web site. Modifiers allintitle: If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google ...
I recently built a couple of external drives for my laptop. It all started when I decided to replace my 60gig 5400rpm drive in my HP Pavillion ZT3000 with a 7200rpm drive. In doing so, I was left with the spare 5400rpm 60gig drive so I sought out a nice casing to build an external drive. I liked it so much, I bought another 7200rpm 60gig drive and built another external. These are so small, that I carry both around in my laptop bag. The only 7200rpm 2.5“ drive which goes up to 60 gig is by ...
No it isn't available yet, read below to see why...I decided to write a small pet-project in C# just to not forget my meager skills on the .NET platform. I decided to write a small application that will query the GDS index and allow me to work with the results. Why do I think such an application is needed, well, I like the web interface of the regular result set, but I think the options given to the user are limited, the main issue I have is the fact that I can't open a file with my application of ...
I finally got around to working on the Pinewood Derby track circuit. I have a few weeks left before they are to be used. I'll tell you later how much I procrastinate... The circuit revolves around a PIC 16F684 microcontroller from Microchip. The code is in C (PICC Lite). Basically it turns on the first yellow light, waits .4 seconds and then turns on the next one and so on. Pretty simple program. I'm setting up a website to post the code, schematic and more pictures. The track will have 4 sets of ...

This is another example of why GOOGLE will always be #1.  Personalized information on the Google homepage, check it out:

 

http://www.google.com/ig

 

Love it!

I'm a firm believer in SOA and for the life of me I just don't understand why people are so negitive about SOA. Yes it has enjoyed a lot of hype, but in my opinion not without warrant, but the industry is full of hype, it's one of the factors that makes the I.T. industry what it is. But surely when I.T. companies all start singing the same tune, doesn't the penny start to drop? No even the people who are abit 'slower than others' must be getting the message by now? SOA isn't a cure for cancer, it ...
By way of Jeff Sandquist comes this post from Jeff's boss (I think so, please correct me if I'm wrong) Vic Gundotra about working at Microsoft. I thought about this. I'm working on software that is going to touch virtually everything I can see out the window of this plane. Almost every home, police station, hospital, store, school and church is running our software today - and Longhorn is going to make things a lot better in a lots of ways. .... Are you doing work that touches so many people? I am. ...
Ok, There is advantage and dis-advantage for anything. Seems Google Web Accelator has drawbacks for web-apps. Lets see how google responds to it.
Now this is interesting!!! http://webaccelerator.googl... “Google Web Accelerator is an application that uses the power of Google's global computer network to make web pages load faster. Google Web Accelerator is easy to use; all you have to do is download and install it, and from then on many web pages will automatically load faster than before. Google Web Accelerator uses various strategies to make your web pages load faster, including: Sending your page requests through Google machines ...
Lately the buzz around many of my peers has been around Apple's new OS and how they are leaving Windows behind in their dust. Yes, everyone knows I have been in the Windows camp for sometime, but this fact is irrelevant to my following argument - How to be the apparent innovation leader. First, some explanation is in order. By apparent innovation leader, I am referring to the ability to be perceived at the leading edge of technology whether you are actually there or not. Apple has done a great job ...
Just found out through Chris Pirillo that Google has the ability to have AdSense in RSS. Check out what Chris has to say here:Google AdSense in RSS! It would make me very happy to finally have Chris's Blog in full text. I actually wish everyone's blog was in full text.[Now Playing: Microsoft - WINHEC (01:42:47)] ...
Necessity Is the Mother of Invention! MUGH CORE MAILING LIST IS NOW POWERED BY GMAIL ! Flashback(u can skip this part): NECESSITY: " Now u might hav heard of gmail being used as gmail drive and many other things. but this is kool (my ideas are generally kool, LOL) a couple of weeks ago our ( mugh core ) mailing list software crashed! we were using an opensource tool that is installed on to ur server cleans all spam and only delivers mails from and to the members of the mailing list. it was the time ...
Quench your thirst for knowledge.At Google our mission is to organize the world's information and make it useful and accessible to our users. But any piece of information's usefulness derives, to a depressing degree, from the cognitive ability of the user who's using it. That's why we're pleased to announce Google Gulp (BETA)™ with Auto-Drink™ (LIMITED RELEASE), a line of "smart drinks" designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty. Think fruity. Think ...
I have found this very interesting tool by Paul Rademacher . It is an Integration of Google Maps and Craigslist . You can search for housing (rent and for sale) for US cities. It's integrated Google Maps and Craigslist. Since Google Maps is still in beta version doesn't offer its API, I wonder how Paul has created this tool. There's also a note on the site: “this site is in no way affiliated with craigslist or Google” This Google Maps and Craigslits Integration Tool is one of the smartest ...