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July 2006 Entries

There is so little surprise left in life anymore... Well after discovering at birth if we had a boy or a girl for both our child, I taught I would never get a surprise, I mean a genuine have no idea what I’m going to get or do or go anymore for the rest of my life. Well I was so wrong... ;-). This weekend we where going to my in-laws in Gatineau to pickup camping gear for our vacation, we where invited to my parents for diner to see a good friend of ours which now lives in DC. Well we turned ......

So you just finish installing TFS, it works great and you’re about to give out the name to all your devs so they can start using the great new features in TFS but the name of the server uses corporate naming standard and is called rtmtgbs001 that is a great name for the ITO folks they know the scheme and can find that server to patch it and all that but for devs and project manager, and other consumers of TFS data it’s a bit hard to remember and if you have many servers it because quite ......

Well hello everyone, sorry for the long delay in posting the next installment in the series, I’ve been a bit under the weather (see Aaron’s post and my back end did feel that way ;-)) in the first week back and then really really busy. So what did I think of Chennai, the little bit of India that I have seen. Well like I said in the last installment, it’s was big and a tad less cr azy then Cairo. Due to the fact we were completely wiped we decided to come back a day earlier than ......

10:30 (India Time) Day 58 – Here we go again, we arrived in Chennai yesterday at 3:30am and you guessed it, my luggage didn’t make it. They are supposed to be delivered to the hotel today, we’ll see… Chennai is also big, I don’t know the population but there is a lot of people, driving is just a notch less crazy then Cairo but a small notch ;-). Lots of motorcycle (thank god for that) so there is a lot less traffic density even though streets are very densely packed! We are doing Training Day 1 today ......

My good friend and collegue Steve came through again and provide me with a new awesome phone the K-Jam with the slide out keyboard Check it out here

Steve you are the best and the phone works great, Mobile 5, integrated wifi and Bluetooth, Push email and pocket pc to boot! What can a geek like me ask for more.

Dring, dring…

Cheers,

ET


Hello all, in my various installs of TFS I’ve been doing while on the road I’ve encountered one unusual problem, if you use “ (double quote) in your password for either the service account or reporting account the setup will fail ?? I went but this was not apparent to me at first because I didn’t think I had a double quote in my password (I was installing in the UK where the keyboard is different). All was well in Windows (it don’t care, it’s just another special character) but TFS it cared and failed ......

12:40 (Cairo Time) Day 50 – Last day in Cairo, feels like we have been here way longer than 8 days… We went to Alexandria 2 days ago and got to swim in the Mediterranean Sea that was nice. Alexandria has a cool castle call Quay Bay which is build with the stones of the Alexandria Light house one of the last Wonders of the World remaining before the Pyramids of Giza. We also saw a few catacombs (don’t go if you ever go to Alexandria it’s not worth it). The Alexandria Library ......