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Tangible Thoughts SharePoint, MOSS? and all the other questions February 2005 Entries
Daemon Tools: CD/DVD Emulation software

Found Daemon Tools

It emulates CD/DVD drives. Pretty usefull if you wan to take a shortcut to extract files from a bin/iso file.

Posted On Wednesday, February 23, 2005 8:21 AM

HL2 Expansion?

Joystiq is reporting a rumour that there might be an HL2 expansion or add on.

More details here:

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2005 2:59 PM

Omnisys offers SharePoint WebParts
Omnisys has 2 neat WebParts for SharePoint Check them out: ......

Posted On Monday, February 21, 2005 1:22 PM

MoonEdit - real-time interactive document editing
Bob Mixon pointed out MoonEdit on his blog. Had an hour of fun with this application. I think it has a lot of potential. Technology similar to this is something I would prefer to have in the next version of Visual Studio (I havent checked out 2005 or Team System yet). But imagine the new twist this capability will give to Pair Programming. Ok Pair Programming might not have been the best example. but there would naturually be quite a productivity boom by 'peer-to-peer-ifying' collaborative application ......

Posted On Monday, February 21, 2005 9:02 AM

CorasWorks Cross-Site Search Web Part

Bob Mixon pointed out this gem : CorasWorks - Free Cross-Site Search Web Part

Definitely worth a download.

Posted On Monday, February 21, 2005 8:43 AM

Firefox is bitchy with me
As some of you may already know, I have a souped up/customized version of firefox some of those extentions to sattisfy me needs. But lately Firefox has been playing up on me. As soon as I start the the thing, it goes un responsive for a couple of minutes. Whats that all about. I presume some extention is playing up. Anybody know how I can trace? Mind you I am not looking forward to reinstalling :P ......

Posted On Sunday, February 20, 2005 5:04 PM

Might be a boring weekend

I was looking forward for this weekend, namely because there is Guild Wars Beta Event happening. But I was unable to find a key anywhere. So I'm stuck with not being able to play GW this week :(

What to do: Maybe crunch up some time on HL2:DM and HL2

Posted On Saturday, February 19, 2005 6:47 AM

Question about the SharePoint crawl
Lately I’ve been puzzled by a hypothetical scenario with regard to SharePoint’s indexing. Consider that you have a bunch of WSS Sites named A, B & C. Now it is understood that the contents of A, B & C will get indexed in their own time. But supposing a WebPart page on A had links to B & C. Now would the crawl follow those links to B & C, index the contents of those sites and then return to indexing the contents of A? Or would B & C just be queued and processed in their own time. ......

Posted On Friday, February 18, 2005 9:11 AM

The Carblog
Till today I only knew of the Autoblog, then I was informed there is a TheCarBlog. We sure like to have info about automotives, and the more the better ;) ......

Posted On Friday, February 18, 2005 5:56 AM

What happend to HP's CEO
Took sometime off yesterday to catch up on huge backlog of Rss Feeds (9000 unread items and counting). Anyways here one info bit that happened and I was totally unaware till yesterday, Carly Fiorina, former CEO of HP has been given the boot. Lockergnome has the story ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 16, 2005 9:29 AM

Overclocked to 7.2 Ghz

News scoop from Joystiq

Apparently theres a machine thats been overclocked to 7.2Ghz. Ben actually asks if it could run Doom3 at that speed.

Well first question would be, will the machine meet its Doom trying to run Doom3 at that speed.

Second question how fast will Doom I (or PcMan or Tetris for that matter) run on that? ;)

Posted On Tuesday, February 15, 2005 5:47 PM

Why No MPX yet?

Tycho of Penny Arcade seems to have discovered why the Motorolla MPX is still to show up. Man I really wanted that phone too.

More details at Howards Forums as Tycho points out.

Posted On Tuesday, February 15, 2005 2:19 PM

Ian's built a Wiki on top of SharePoint
Fyi Cool aint it - Definitely worth a closer look. Source: ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:25 PM

Barry on - Not Rendering what you will regret
Good tip from Barry on WebPart development. ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:54 AM

'Go To' Menu - Sig's Style
OK; I have been holding out on you guys. A couple of months back I was talking to Sig, and we were discussion how the entire navigation story in SharePoint can be improved. This was the discussion that started this off for me. But he happened to show me a couple of alternatives that he was working on. And this one really caught my eye. I'm talking about the 'Go To' menu on the top left. Now Sig's version there is a DVWP with some super JavaScript to crawl the DOM and build the contents of the Quick ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 15, 2005 5:41 AM

SharePoint and Non-IE Browsers
Mads has an initiative going to collect reports of browser incompatibility issues with SharePoint. Sig mind sharing your knowledge on tweaking those javascripts to get SPS to work A-OK on FireFox ;) ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 9, 2005 11:36 AM

Marts the man - Exchange in Messenger
Source: Ever wanted this? Mart shows you how to do it ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 9, 2005 11:35 AM

OMG - Have I been blind all this while?
Been wanting to post this for sometime, just didn’t have the time to do it. Ever looked closely at formulae in calculated fields? I never realized how similar formulae in calculated fields were to CAML. It’s almost a 1:1 translation. For example look at this Calculated Field: =AND(Category="Books",OR([I... CAML: <And> <Eq> <FieldRef Name=”Category”... <Value Type=”Text”>... </Eq> ......

Posted On Monday, February 7, 2005 9:20 AM

NLP CAML Parser?
Once upon a time (not very long ago to be quite honest) I thought it would pretty neat if there were a Parser that could convert conditions written in natural language to CAML. What I wanted was a parser that could convert something like this (Column1 = Test) | (Column2 = JohnDoe) To <Where> <Or> <Eq> <FieldRef Name=”Column1”/... <Value Type=”Text”>... </Eq> <Eq> <FieldRef Name=”Column2”/... <Value Type=”Text”>... ......

Posted On Monday, February 7, 2005 9:17 AM

1GB Photo Sharing
A friend of mine sent me this link. I haven’t tried it out, but 1GB sounds pretty cool. What I didn’t like about ofoto was that ofoto stands to make quite some money out of the prints, but the photographer isn’t compensated at all. After all it’s his photos you want to print ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2005 2:08 PM

Update CS:Source Weapon Names
Found a utility to reset CounterStrike:Source Weapon names to the original CS 1.5 style.

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 4:08 PM

Info: System.Web.HttpException when using defaultRedirect, whenever the project file is opened VS
For any of you suffering from this problem there is a kb article on this. A friend of mine actually came across this issue. The interesting point is the deliberate use a 404 Message to check version ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 11:54 AM

I started playing Half-Life 2 over the weekend. I might have previously said that FarCry is amazing. Well re. HL2, I say its mundo fun. Its easy to get lost just playing with the environment and physics rather the game. Which I end up doing i.e. kicking cans, shooting buckets just to see which way they spin, how they sound etc. This is enormously fun. I mean if valve just made a simple room with all sort utensils like chairs, barrels, buckets, TVs, glasses etc, and gave you a crowbar, or some peashooter, ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 10:53 AM

Putting a little spice into NFS Underground 2.
For those of you who have finished Underground 2 and want a little challenge, try to find what the max speed (in mph) you can get your car to go at without using NOS. Mine is 194mph (Nissan SkyLine). I’ll post a screenshot soon ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 10:51 AM

A little game that has a fanatic following
Heard of snood ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 10:39 AM

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