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I hope this gets fixed
I and a few others were on on a call with Microsoft Consulting (India) who were giving us a presentation on SharePoint 2007. Interestingly the consultant said that the Beta is good for deployment and the only changes to be expected in the final from the Beta would be minor stuff like 'UI look and feel'. And there I was thinking "Bullshit!". It just could have been the consultant trying to make the sale, but he should know better than to bullshit with people who actually use the product. Any who. ......

Posted On Thursday, June 29, 2006 3:36 PM

Look what google snuck in
I was checking my referer logs and came across this http://blogsearch.google.com/ Google has search dedicated to blogs - woah! when did that happen. Interesting! Technorati : blogsearch, google Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ......

Posted On Monday, June 26, 2006 5:16 AM

Missing Pubs & Northwind?
Does your SQL 2005 Express feel lonely? Is it missing pubs and northwind? Dont fear, you can get the .sql files to recreate them here. Your SQL 2005 Express will thank you for it! Technorati : express, northwind, pubs, sql 2005 Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ......

Posted On Sunday, June 25, 2006 9:44 AM

.NET 3.0 = 2.0? Oh God! My head hurts.
Check out www.netfx3.com. Its the community site for everything 3.0 in the framework. To tell you the honest truth I spent some good time trying to understand this 3.0 business. "I mean you take the 2.0 Framework, you add Avalon, Indigo etc and then call it .NET Framework 3.0. But in fact its nothing more than .NET 2.0 (Compiler, run time etc.) with additions." So overall when you get the .NET Framework 3.0 you will not be getting the language enhancements in C# 3.0, VB.NET 3.0, you will not be getting ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 10:22 AM

Enterprise 2.0 = SharePoint today
Somewhere around March this year Ron Jacobs published an interview where he discussed Web 2.0 trends in the Enterprise with Dion HinchCliffe on ArcCast. If you have been working with SharePoint for sometime then you'd realize what they speak about in terms of 'Democratisation of Content' isnt something really new. This was something anyone working on SharePoint first got excited about when SharePoint 2003 came out. Harry Pierson (a.k.a DevHawk ;) ) elaborates on this idea on his blog, and more recenly ......

Posted On Saturday, June 17, 2006 8:13 AM

I want my TV
I am not sure to what aspect of Sri Lanka you would attribute this to? It could be politics. It could be a show of corporate competition, but both premier cable networks (sorry 1 cable, 1 dish) have been suspended by the government. In a typical case of each company tipping the authorities on licensing issues of the other (ala tit for tat), poor old me is left without access to international TV :) Comet Cable you lucky *tards you just wait, I am sure they'll get you too, and then every single cable ......

Posted On Saturday, June 17, 2006 2:59 AM

Rainbow 6 Lockdown - not so Rainbow 6ish
I just got my hands on Rainbow 6 Lockdown and spent a couple of hours with it. My opinion so far, its not so emmersive as the earlier games.This game falls short of all what Rainbow 6, Rogue Spear, Convert Ops built up. I was a big fan of the mission planning apect of the game. But this lockdown its more like SWAT. I dont want just another SWAT game, there was a reason why R6 rocked, and thats missing from this one. Lets hope LasVegas will deliver, but I wouldnt bet on it. By the way, theres going ......

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 3:41 PM

Netcraft June Survey: IIS catching up to Apache
A Netcraft June Survey shows that IIS is catching up to Apache quite well. Neowin.net has the scoop. Excerpt "The number of hostnameson Windows servers grew by 4.5 million, giving Microsoft 29.7% market share, a gain of 4.25% for the month. Apache had a decline of 429K hostnames, and loses 3.5% to 61.25%" Technorati : Apache, IIS, Netcraft ......

Posted On Sunday, June 11, 2006 2:36 PM

Rehab for Gamers?
I first heard about this on Tim Absath's blog (yeah hes the super duper cartoonist behind Ctrl+Alt+Del). He does give a pretty accurate run down on video game addiction if you might call it that. Then again it was on Lockergnome, no sorry Real TechNews. Technorati : Gaming ......

Posted On Sunday, June 11, 2006 2:24 PM

Scoble is leaving Microsoft
Niall Kennedy announces that Scoble is leaving Microsoft. Quite a shocker there. But its true. Scoble had a huge impact in changing Microsoft PR at least did a whole lot to get the "word" out there. I wonder who will be filling in his shoes. Technorati : Scoble, leaving, microsoft ......

Posted On Sunday, June 11, 2006 2:03 PM

Alonso dominates Silverstone
The Silverstone GP 2006. Alonso just dominated it. An interesting race, not as controversial as Monacco but interesting nevertheless. I really was expecting a better fight from McLaren though, but like Kimi said the car just wasnt fast enough. Maybe next time. Honda also hadnt improved much since Monacco. The BMWs were looking better, there could be better competition from the in the future. Technorati : 2006, F1, Fernando Alonso, Renault ......

Posted On Sunday, June 11, 2006 1:12 PM

I got mentioned on the Community Server Daily News
I got mentioned in the Community Server Daily News. Cool! I still havent told the world about the site to put it in the 'this site is live category' as I am still working on it. I guess this post will do just that. Theres a bunch of stuff still left to do. And no I am not ditching GWB. I love being a part of the GWB community, but apart from that I do want to market myself and I think a site of my own will help a bit in that. Besides how can I ditch GWB, right now I am king of the hill with the highest ......

Posted On Saturday, June 10, 2006 7:17 AM

WikiHow on How to Survive in the Woods for 3 Days
WikiHow has a length article about surviving in the woods for upto 3 days if you get lost. Check it out: http://www.wikihow.com/Surv... Technorati : Survival, wikihow, woods ......

Posted On Friday, June 9, 2006 4:22 PM

Example: The Biggest threat Security is still Human Beings
Its surprising that even with all the awareness being raised on security, human beings will always be the weakest link. For example today most folks at the place I work lost their yahoo accounts coz of a certain spam message which took them to a site to view some photos. A very simple exploit it was too. a field for the user name and password, form post action which is routed through a cgi script to an email address. The next stage is I would assume is to have some means of spamming all contacts ......

Posted On Friday, June 9, 2006 4:17 PM

Postback problem? Check your WebResource.axd file in the Cache
I ran in to a problem with ASP.NET 2.0 where postbacks werent working over the weekend. The problem as it seemed was that there was a corrupt copy of the webresource.axd file in my local cache. Cleaning the list of cache files that were associated with the target site and reloading the page solved the issue. Just a friendly tip for anyone having this problem Technorati : ASP.NET 2.0, Caching, Development, Postback ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 6, 2006 4:50 AM

Zoundry for blog posting
Have you guys tried Zoundry? Its a good blog Editor, untill now my main blog editor has been BlogJet. BlogJet is awesome. It was a big step forward from having to use w.blogger. But blogjet doesnt have crossposting. Enter Zoundry a blog editor that has compatibility with all the greatest, and accomodates for crossposting. The software is free to download and use, but there is an interesting twist (can I call it that). Well twist as not in a bad way but this. Interesting eh? Gripes about Zoundry? ......

Posted On Sunday, June 4, 2006 9:58 AM

Nikon tweaks D2X to D2XS

Nikon has come up with a revision ot its professional grade D2X camera dubbed the D2Xs.

Engadget has a round up of all the improvements.

Something that puzzles me is that why Nikon has left the 8MP DSLR range empty. Canon have several models in that Range, but with Nikon its a big jump from 6.1 (D70, D70s, D100, D50) to 10.2 (D200)

Posted On Thursday, June 1, 2006 3:56 PM

Might not be true, but its a nice ploy

Check out this page on the AMD site

http://enterprise.amd.com/us%2Den/powermanagement/

which shows the ammount of money wasted by not using AMD processors.

– Nice

Posted On Thursday, June 1, 2006 10:53 AM

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