Blogging

I stopped to use GoogleDrive in favor to EverNote.

For a long time I've used Google Docs to write different notes, collect links for search and drafts of my posts.Later on IPad I've started to use EverNote. The main advantage for me was that EverNote allows to create new notes when offline and even for normal account usually allow access existing notes (but sometimes telling that a note is not available). And since EverNote implemented auto save on IPad, I stopped using Google Drive. I am able to use EverNote Desktop on home and work PCs, from different ......

From Pocket to Instapaper

Some time ago I’ve described the issues that I’ve had since a new version of Read It Later, named Pocket, was introduced.I’ve waited with hope for a new upgrade, but I had a huge disappointment with the latest version 16 June 2012. It didn’t fixed any of the two major problems, that I experienced since new Pocket was introduced- 1. iPad app still didn’t show many of the saved links. 2. ability to rename articles on iPad still wasn’t restored.I’ve posted the message into their forum. They did not ......

"Read It Later Pro" has been ruined into Pocket, but RIL Free is still usable.

I loved RIL Pro for iPad and used it every day, but about a month ago I was forced to upgrade to new version, named Pocket.The new version has so many problems, that it's almost unusable.The main issue is that iPad app doesn't show many of the saved links. I've posted my opinion that it would be better to have Pocket as a new separate application and recommend users to install it side by side with RIL Pro and try before replace at Pocket forum APR 20, 2012 http://help.getpocket.com/c... ......

Put reusable code into libraries to share between projects

I’ve recently read the post The Mooney Project » Reusable Code Is Bad. Also I disagree with the title of the post, most of the issues in the text are valid and important. Mike Mooney is mostly talking of creating customizable applications, that have hundreds of configuration settings. Most close to my opinion is a comment from Geoff H Design libraries for reuse, glue code to bind together, and logic code to call libraries through the glue. When I am writing an individual method, I am asking myself, ......

Google Documents have very limited table support

I am using Google Documents for text editing and generally it works quite well. However I've found, that table support is very limited. I've tried to copy and paste single row of the table, but didn't found how to do it properly.(the issue was reported to Google almost 3 years ago) I've switched to Google new spreadsheet and done my table quite easy. However when I tried to paste it to Google doc, it was copied as plain text, not as a table(the issue also was reported more than 2 years ago). Finally ......

Does StackOverflow make my blog redundant?

A few years ago I wrote a post describing how I creating many of my blog posts. When I had a new question/issue that required some research, Usually I do a Google search, open a few articles and extract what is useful from them. Usually I was not able to find exact answer, so I had to make a solution of my problem based on the ideas from different articles add my own ideas, combined the ideas from different sources, and finally describe my sollution in a blog post. Recently I realized, that from ......

Where to find preview samples of .Text blog Display Skins?

Blog configuration has “Display Skins“ combo with different options. I tried to find in Google samples how each of skins looks, but didn't succeed. dottextwiki describes how to configure new skin and there is Unofficial .Text Skin Directory for additional skins, but Skin repository with sample previews of standard skins would be handy. UPDATE: It is quite easy to play with available skins by opening Admin/Options/Configure and choose from “Display Skin” combo-box. I've preferred gertrude-blue.css, ......

Starting the blog

This is my first entry of the blog with http://www.geekswithblogs.net . I wasn't happy with the tools and formatiing in my previous blogs in http://www.geekswithblogs.net . I wasn't happy with the tools and formatiing in my previous blogs in thespoke and codeproject.com. The .Text is the de-facto standard so it should be good ......

Copy HTML documents to Kindle DX

I’ve tried to work out, is it good to use email@free.kindle.com to convert and send documents to Kindle DX. Amazon description is not very clear, and it’s not obvious, that DX doesn’t support WiFi. Finally I understood, that sending to email@free.kindle.com just sends the email to your email address attempting to convert attachments to azw fromat. You can then transfer the document to your Kindle through the USB cable. Keep in mind that IE support to send html page in email body, but not directly ......

Text from SQL Management Studio reformatted by Google Docs when using IE.

When I am using Google Docs, quite often I am copying the portion of code from Visual Studio or SQL Management Studio. but the text is reformatted to become messy. E.G. ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[CheckNotProcessed] @limit int = 10 AS declare @StartDate datetime declare @EndDate datetime declare @NotProcessedCount int is shown as ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[CheckNotProcessed] @limit int = 10 AS declare @StartDate datetime declare @EndDate datetime declare @NotProcessedCount int I've tried to manually insert ......

Scheduled Tasks tool should validate username/password combination

Schedule Tasks in Windows required to specify username and password. However it doesn't verify that the combination is correct. Scheduled Tasks tool should have an option to verify username/password combination and this validation should be forced when user saved(clicked OK) the task. I've noticed the issue on Windows 2003 server. Not sure, is it implemented on newer windows versions ......

Using delicious to mark links "To follow-up"

I am using delicious to save bookmarks with tags, that describe the type of link(e.g. ASP.NET,AJAX etc), but not so often to find my own bookmarks. However often I want to make a note for particuler page, that I need to return back to read, print,copy code etc. For a long time I've used iGoogle gadget "TO-DO list" to save URLs to follow up, but it is not really convinient for URLs, and also required to save the URLs in 2 places. Recently I've got an idea, that I can have extra delicious tag/tags ......

Non-specific questions from blog Contact form

Sometimes I receive non-specific questions from my blog Contact form. For example: Please let me know how can i install a proxy server software on my local computer. Do you know any particular software to run and test the web service over a proxy server. I am trying to call a web method over a proxy server which doesn't require any user name and password.I am using the same codes which given in your web site.But I am not getting any response back from the server after calling the http response.Please ......

Community Content Top Contributor Award

I have been selected to receive one of 20 Community Content Top Contributor Awards for your contributions to the MSDN wiki in 2007. Good news. I've tried to find in MSDN how many topics I've added and it wasn't easy. MSDN Library shows only top 5. My profile doesn't show it. I had to search MSDN for my name, open the topic, open each version to find my post and then click on my name. Now I know the pattern http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... For today I have: ......

Comments on closed problems in "MS Connect" are ignored.

I've asked MS Supportregarding https://connect.microsoft.c... : does MS staff receive notifications when someone adds Community Discussion comment, Rating or Validation comment for closed issues?Or it is better to raise a new issue to grab MS staff attention? It will be good to put the answer to https://connect.microsoft.c... "Submit and Track Feedback"section. They replied that no notification is sent to MS staff for a closed bug. If a new bug is submitted for the same issue, it ......

Ways to store bookmarks/favorites.

When I have a new task/project, it is often required to research existing solutions on internet. Usually I do a Google search, open a few links, quickly browse them and want to save urls for future references. The simple and convenient way is in IE create favorites subfolder for the project and save URLs as favorite. However it has two disadvantages- 1. Favorites are stored locally on the computer and not easily shared between home and office or with collegues/friends. 2. You can’t add extra notes ......

Using SubText for blogging in geekswithblogs.net

Recently I've noticed,that a format of my blog has been changed. It is good that Geekswithblogs.net moved to the modern version, but why the owners didn't send a warning/notice e-mail to their users? It is not easy to find satisfactory skin. In an old version I preferred gertrude-blue.css, because it showed content on the left side, making it printer-friendly. Subtext Default Skins has previews for some skins, but I had to experiment myself by changing skin and view results. After the change to SubText ......

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