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Connected Systems Chilled Out Blog Hanging stuff together in a meaningful way with some fun added July 2009 Entries
Joke Time: The pilot and his ground crew!
In my days gone by when I was an engineer in Her Majesties Royal Navy this story did the rounds about the wonderful relationship between our pilots and the ground crew responsible for fixing the plane. A snag sheet was almost always produced by the pilot following a flight and the team responded as best they could…. Here is an example of the two halves working in harmony…….<cough> (1 = The problem logged by the pilot.) (2 = The solution and action taken by the engineers.) Left inside main tire ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 29, 2009 3:32 AM

Suffer back pain huddled over your monitor?
Do you have a history of back pain? Have you tried medications, ointments, heat wraps and other treatments, yet your back still hurts? These treatments sometimes give temporary relief but often only mask the core cause of back pain and don't really prevent it. Back2Yourself provides a simple, home-based method for eliminating back pain by improving your body mechanics. Our flexible program of back exercises, progress tracking tools and team of professionals can help you within weeks, keeping your ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 28, 2009 7:30 PM

The digital struggle!
I am a real ‘geek’, I love technology, I had Sky when it wasn’t the norm to have Sky. I had internet when the only way to do it (other than Compuserve) was to sign up to a local provider and phone into them and then be routed on. I live in the South East where the coverage for all digital goodies is total…. I am .5 km from a telephone exchange….. Am I happy – no…. I can’t receive Sky anymore because the tree outside my house (Canadian Oak) ‘sucks’ all the signal! NTL sorry Virgin gave up putting ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 28, 2009 7:20 PM

SharePoint’s Branding Limitations
SharePoint’s Branding Limitations, Part 2 (SharePoint Magazine) As a Front-end Developer with a background in designing I’ll show you how to make a graphical design that works for a default SharePoint-environment. If you want to take control over the front-end, don’t use any themes. Create your art by using style sheets! SharePoint Daily - Bamboo Nation Technorati Tags: SharePoint,Limitations,Part... Windows Live Tags: ......

Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009 1:54 AM

SharePoint 2010 – Readiness Check
Assess Your Readiness to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Today Did you know that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 includes the addition of a "preupgradecheck" in stsadmin? It will assess your general readiness for upgrading to SharePoint 2010, provide feedback, and include best practices recommendations. Why wait? Get all the details on SP2 and run your preupgradecheck today! SharePoint 2010 - Bamboo Nation ......

Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009 1:42 AM

SharePoint BDC : Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog - Tobias Zimmergren's thoughts on development
Two great articles to get you started on MOSS 2007 BDC SharePoint BDC Part 1: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com SharePoint BDC Part 1: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog - Tobias Zimmergren's thoughts on development SharePoint BDC Part 2: Creating your first BDC Web Part Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren SharePoint BDC Part 2: Creating ......

Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009 1:39 AM

10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010 | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com
Host: Jody Gilbert, Senior Editor 10 things Career Collaboration IT management Network administration Programming and development Project management Security Shortcuts Support Tips Web design Contact 10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010 With the release of the Office 2010 Technical Preview, details are finally starting to roll in. Deb Shinder highlights some of the features she thinks might make the new version worth the upgrade 10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010 Technorati ......

Posted On Sunday, July 26, 2009 7:06 PM

Windows Virtual Hard Disk | Imaging | Windows 7
This command line demonstration explains how to build a bootable Windows 7 VHD image from a Windows 7 "install.wim" file using diskpart.exe and imagex.exe. The demonstration continues with an explanation of how to configure the boot entry using bcdedit.exe and explains the limitations of VHD Boot. See the Windows 7 VHD Overview page for more information about this technology. Windows 7 VHD Boot Demonstration Windows Virtual Hard Disk | Imaging | Windows 7 ......

Posted On Friday, July 24, 2009 3:59 AM

MockingBird – What is it?
What is MockingBird? MockingBird is a tool-set for mocking web services. The core engine is essentially a configurable message interceptor that can act as a stand in for any web service. The two primary usage scenarios for MockingBird are Contract First development Isolation of build & dev servers from external dependencies MockingBird - Home Technorati Tags: MockingBird,tool,services,e... Windows Live Tags: MockingBird,tool,services,e... ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:43 AM

Custom BAM and making it really work - Patrick Wellink
Patrick Wellink has a solution where I use BAM to build a complete audit trail of a message flow. Custom components write a message to a predefined BAM view whenever you want it to. Normal points where you would use this functionality is in receive & send pipelines. And if an important business decision was made you could write that to the audit trail as well. Below is an example of how to do this in an expression shape inside an orchestration. Custom BAM and making it really work - Patrick Wellink ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:41 AM

Stefan Stranger's Lifestream› IE and Blog this in WLW

Th simple way to ‘Blog this’ in IE 8!

Stefan Stranger's Lifestream› IE and Blog this in WLW

Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:35 AM

xPollinte
Great cross-posting tool for Live Writer…. xPollinate is a Live Writer plugin that enables you to cross post full or summarized blog entries to other blogs, as well as social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and more via Ping.FM. More info: http://xpollinate.codeplex.... Cross posted from If you go down to Willow farm!. Permalink ......

Posted On Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:19 AM

Chrome OS

This is very disappointing after all the hype!! Really all Google have done is put a new face on a simple Linux Distro.

It’s only purpose is to run Chrome..and not any other apps.

Now I know the clever thinkers believe this is the way to go – just the home market is not ready yet!!!!

Posted On Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:17 AM

Klaus Hartl - Stilbüro : Cookie Plugin for jQuery

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Klaus Hartl - Stilbüro : Cookie Plugin for jQuery

Posted On Sunday, July 5, 2009 2:46 AM

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