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Lorin Thwaits A geek says what? March 2007 Entries
Two new contenders vying for sickest handheld PC
I've had one of the litte Sony UMPC machines for ten months now, and it has been great. All my apps right there in my pocket. (Granted that it has to be a fairly large pocket, and it's unnerving how many people ask if that's an ultra-mobile PC or if I was just glad to see them!) Anyway, it's nice and zippy when running XP, enough oomph to develop .NET code or C++ using the scaled-down Express products from Microsoft. They're all I really need when I code on the run, so no complaints. The video is ......

Posted On Thursday, March 29, 2007 5:57 PM

Resolving the "Sys is undefined" error in ASP.NET AJAX RTM under IIS 7
A plea out to all those who are using ASP.NET AJAX with sites on IIS7, either under Vista or Longhorn Server: I've been battling a strange issue with ASP.NET AJAX on IIS 7 running under Vista. It's a site that was upgraded from RC1 to RTM, and works great under IIS 6. Have troubleshot it enough under IIS 7 to determine that if the AppPool has the Managed Pipeline Mode set to "Integrated", it fails, and if it's set to "Classic", it works perfectly. The error I'm getting is one that was common during ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:16 PM

How to repair a driver problem on Vista when it won't even boot
Szymon Kobalczyk was having fun with the 64-bit version of Vista. That is until he tried to install a game called Price of Persia: the two thrones. The machine won't even boot now! But most likely all is not lost. If you find yourself in this kind of pickle then getting back to a restore point using System Restore is a great thing to try. Here's two ways to do that: First plan of attack is to try to boot to Safe Mode, which is done from the boot menu that comes up by pressing F8 right after the POST ......

Posted On Thursday, March 15, 2007 6:33 AM

My three minutes with Bill Gates
I am very impressed with everything about the MVP summit. Never in my life have I been in attendance at an event with so much diversity. I've met people from Honduras, Peru, Germany, Lithouania, Russia, Japan, and just a half hour ago a group of Koreans had come over to hang out here in my hotel room and see a 30-year old piece of history I brought along. Let me explain more about that. Over the weekend before the event my dad and I dove into the storage shed and dug up a momento we had used some ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:23 AM

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