Geeks With Blogs

News





INauseous() Shawn Cicoria - Solution Architect, Craftsman and Artisan - INauseous() - Main Blog Here: www.Cicoria.com January 2007 Entries
CPU Temperature Monitor and Script
In my posts regarding the CPU monitor I posted a VBS script that would dump the values from WMI. That script incorrectly prints the wrong property name. It is also displaying the temperature in kelvin not Celsius The conversion is: static decimal ConvertToCelsius( string reading ) { //It's recorded in 10ths of Kelvin return ( decimal.Parse( reading ) / 10 - 273.15m ); } ''''On Error Resume Next strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\WMI") Set ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:12 PM

WCF activities for windows workflow

Well, before Microsoft hit's the street with WCF/WF update (.NET 3.5 perhaps), here's some custom activities that allow design time integration with WCF from Workflow 

WCF activities for windows workflow

Source: WCF activities for windows workflow

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 3:37 PM

Pro WCF: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation
Our book is printed, and out. Source code is now online on the Apress site. Already seeing a few ratings on Amazon and a question regarding what version of WCF (.NET 3.0) was used. The book and supporting code works with the RTM version of .NET 3.0 released in December on XP SP2, along with Vista RTM (which has .NET 3.0 already part of the distribution). It's a great feeling to see this thing actually in print after a long road from concept to print (1.5 years easily). I had one advantage over my ......

Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2007 9:26 AM

Microsoft Hires Father of WebSphere from IBM

Interesting...  What does this mean for the future of Websphere?  A different track?  This guy (Don Ferguson) has his name all over the WS-* Specs... 

Link to Microsoft Hires Father of WebSphere from IBM

Posted On Wednesday, January 17, 2007 2:05 PM

Fusion Workshop

This came in handy today.  The materials is buried in the MSDN documentation, but the presentation here is ideal. 

Link to Fusion Workshop

Posted On Tuesday, January 9, 2007 11:26 AM

It's official - Jets and Giants blew it...

Jets got crushed.  Giants choked.

The fact the Giants were even a wildcard was amazing.  Jets however showed promise - until New England crushed them in the 2nd half.

From the looks of New England they have a good chance of going all the way again.  Eagles, can't judge from their meeting with the Giants as the Giants just plain suck and the margin was 3 points.

My bet is Saints and New England in the Super Bowl, with Saints blowing out NE...

Posted On Sunday, January 7, 2007 7:19 PM

Download details: XML Notepad 2007
Some nice features in the tool such as a diff utility for XML, which is not a pure text compare. Intellisense Transform support Tree view ... Not XML Spy (even the home version) but it's light... Link to MSDN Article Link to Download details: XML Notepad 2007 ......

Posted On Saturday, January 6, 2007 7:16 AM

Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals Samples

Codeplex has some sample projects, code for DB pro.

Samples to me are by far the best way to get aquanted with a newer technology.  DB Pro is quite cool too. 

Link to Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals Samples

Posted On Friday, January 5, 2007 4:04 PM

Amazon.com: Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Storage Service, Unlimited Online Storage: Amazon Web Services
Found this in the Blue Origin article. This is cool. Amazon amazes me with some of these capabilities that they've re-marketed. This looks like a great foundational platform for a strong service. I always need storage and the ability to get to it from many locations & machines. The pricing seems OK at first glance, but the Data Transfer prices would be the thing that ends up racking up charges. Link to Amazon.com: Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Storage Service, Unlimited Online Storage: Amazon Web ......

Posted On Thursday, January 4, 2007 10:04 AM

Blue Origin - Jeff Bezos (Amazon) - Commercial Space Flight
Another billionaire is trying to make space flight commercially viable. This is great. If they offered me a ticket today to be a passenger or just work on the thing, I'd take it. If you view the video you'll see their prototype go up about 280 ft, then come back to Earth in a smooth, very "Movie Spaceship" like landing. My big question is how they plan on breaking the pull of Earth's gravity with such a craft. When you see the Space Shuttle, there's enourmous amounts of power to break out of Earth's ......

Posted On Thursday, January 4, 2007 10:00 AM

eTrust 7.1 is back to being OK on Vista...
With the update of signatures dated 1/3/2007, eTrust is no longer being reported as "out-of-date" by Security Center. Talk about Y2K issues, this was an "every year" issue. I can see the logic inside the WMI provider from CA eTrust: bool productUptoDate(){...if (signatures_Year < current_Year ) return false; Link to CedarLogic - Shawn Cicoria : eTrust 7.1 AntiVirus Out of Date issue on Vista RTM - Forefront looking better each day ......

Posted On Thursday, January 4, 2007 8:07 AM

Scott Woodgate's OutBursts : Happy New Year - Virtual PC 2007 Release Candidate ready for download

Vista's looking more and more like a supported operating system!!

First Zune folks release their Vista update; Virtual PC 2007 RC is now ready. 

Link to Scott Woodgate's OutBursts : Happy New Year - Virtual PC 2007 Release Candidate ready for download

Posted On Tuesday, January 2, 2007 8:48 PM

eTrust 7.1 AntiVirus Out of Date issue on Vista RTM - Forefront looking better each day
I've been using eTrust 7.1 on my Vista builds with absolutely zero issues until the New Year. As of 1/1/2007 Security Center is informing me that CA eTrust 7.1 AntiVirus is out of date. The Virus Signatures inside of eTrust and it's all up to date with 12/29/2006 being the last update. Running the following WMI script from an elevated prompt and the "productUptoDate" property is coming back false. I'll be checking this out on an XP SP2 machine shortly, but something's up with eTrust 7.1 not reporting ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 2, 2007 7:56 PM

The ServerSide Interoperability Blog ยป Tango in Web services: Java and .NET 3.0 interoperability
This topic is containted in Chapter 13 of the book I participated on (Pro WCF: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation). I did the first draft of Chapter 13 and spent quite a bit of time looking at the competing WS-* stacks. If you're looking at interopability with WCF and the Java world this one is definately the most mature and more "meta-data" driven if you like designers, etc. There's alot more on the subject in the book than what's on this blog posting referenced below. Along with some working ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 2, 2007 4:11 PM

Copyright © Shawn Cicoria | Powered by: GeeksWithBlogs.net | Join free