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Attention all those using LuxDark .Text Skin - messy source HTML for the POST DIV
All those who are using the LUXDARK .Text theme (as I am) should note that the source code has a class attribute that can cause things to look fooie when a width attribute is added to the POST DIV. Checking your source code (by viewing source) will prove it to you... Search for DIV class=post style="FILTER: progid:DXImageTransform.Mic... Direction=135, Strength=32)"> I have added the following code into the News/Announcements part of .Text Admin for my blog which seems ......

Posted On Thursday, November 11, 2004 6:34 PM

it's not as if I have anything better to do with my time...
Am I alone on this one... From an early age I have found that if I have ever had a lot of work ahead of me, or something really important to do, I ALWAYS find something else to do instead. Now, take my modifications to this blog as a case in point. I have a huge amount of work on my desk as I would typically, but especially this week as I have been on a Microsoft Course this week at Learning IT so the presure has really been building up like a huge pluke on your chin ready for a squeezing (not that ......

Posted On Thursday, November 11, 2004 5:17 PM

Microsoft MSN Search fails to hit the spot...
Not one to typically laugh at Microsoft when they screw up (??) but today an article on news.bbc.co.uk heralds http://beta.search.msn.co.uk/ as the latest significant rival to google and yahoo!. All fine and well, and it's never a bad thing when a new comprehensive search engine comes on-line, but cummon guys... it doesn't make life for the marketing team easy when potential 'client' receive... This site is temporarily unavailable, please check back soon. ...after searching for Microsoft. I'm hoping ......

Posted On Thursday, November 11, 2004 10:50 AM

CodeSnippet :: T-SQL Code to automatically generate your Stored Procedure VB(or VBscript) Code

I find this code really handy when dealing with a stored procedure that requires a tonn of input and output parameters. This stored procedure will write out the code required which you can copy and paste into your VB or VBScript code.

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 6:07 PM

Visual Studio.NET Database Projects
Database projects are special types of Visual Studio.NET projects which help you create and manage SQL database scripts. The Visual Database tools allow you to view, design, modify, and test database objects (for example, tables, views, queries, stored procedures, and so on) without having to jump from the Visual Studio environment to a different toolset. Related links: Click here for a good database project walkthrough ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 4:36 PM

SQL Server 2005 Webcasts
Start forming an orderly queue here... The Microsoft SQL product team is hosting special week of live MSDN Webcasts to provide you a sneak peak at what Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 has in store for the future database development. SQL Server 2005 offers a new paradigm for database development that integrates SQL Server and the CLR to provide several major benefits including enhanced programming mode, enhanced safety and security, user defined types and aggregates, and a common development environment, ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 4:23 PM

WTF!... USB Sushi
[Larkware]USB Sushi Drive - The folks at Dynamism come through as a US importer of these. You definitely pay a premium for cool, though.

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 3:36 PM

ASP.NET Applications without Web Projects
Fritz Onion and others share info on doing ASP.NET development without web projects.

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 3:15 PM

KDiff3 with TortoiseSVN a winner
I've just started using KDiff3 as my diff and merge tool in Subversion. I'm stunned, this tool solves a problem that has bothered me for eons in VSS (and other merge tools). It shows the differences by character. Which means if only two characters have changed on a line it shows you. You're not left guessing which characters they were. To use it: fire up your TortoiseSVN context menu and choose "settings". Select the Diff/Merge tab and point to KDiff as your diff and merge program. It's that simple. ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 2:18 PM

Windows 2003 Server Active Directory - Enterprise Management with the Group Policy Management Console
Today's handy info from my course. In conjunction with Windows Server 2003, Microsoft has released a new Group Policy management solution that unifies management of Group Policy. The Microsoft Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) provides a single solution for managing all Group Policy-related tasks. The GPMC lets administrators manage Group Policy for multiple domains and sites within one or more forests, all in a simplified user interface (UI) with drag-and-drop support. Highlights include new ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 1:30 PM

Glentress - Red route upgrades rock !

Sunday (7th) saw us paying a visit to Glentress to check out the latest addition to the spooky wood descent of the Red Route which was opened earlier in the week. Bluddy hell, it was fantastic!.

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 1:14 PM

A.D.A.M... my new friend
This week I will be mostly learning about 2279b - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure in which i have already discovered the delights of ADAM.(Active Directory Application Mode). This is tool that we could use to help us develop our Active Directory enabled applications and sites without cheesing off our purchasing department with another purchase order for a development server. Also, there is a handy utility being release called ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 9, 2004 4:07 PM

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