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pemo (Notes from a Small [Academic] Island) ++++++++++++++++++ It's all academic! ++++++++++++++++++ January 2007 Entries
Vista - are you going to get a copy?
Out of interest, and apologies if its been asked before, butARE YOU GOING TO BUY VISTA [soon/now]?I'm not! Then again, I don't have to in many ways, i.e., we have a licence that would allow me to have this on as many machines as I want, but, the only machine I currently have it on is a virtual one - via VMWare. I've actually had it [in various forms] for, um, rather a long time now - but, whilst it was not a 'released product', I haven't really bothered - apart from using it for a grid-computing ......

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 7:39 PM

Vista - User Account Control Bites?
Just wondering whether or not anyone else has had to modify their code to live with UAC? The problem? Well, here's one - you can't use CreateProcess to shell another application - like a wrappered setup.exe perhaps. I recently had to do this for some code that wrappered an AV installer here. CreateProcess fails coz the Shell can't prompt/ask the user if the incoming app's ok to be run. A simple fix is to just do this via the Shell, i.e., through something like ShellExecuteEx – then the user gets ......

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 5:03 PM

Archimedes anyone?
Don't know if this will work outside of the UK, but, one of my can't miss radio shows is often Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time. I say 'often' because one week the show is about something like the Speed of Light and the next, it's about Renaissance Poetry - guess which find more personally interesting! Anyway, until this Thursday, the latest programme about Archimedes is available as an MP3 download. The science-based programmes are available as a Listen Again thingmy here ......

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 4:45 PM

Dream Girl?
Don't click any of these if you're not 'adult' - by age, mindset or disposition! Disclaimer DONE! So Original got moved - perhaps because I was linking to it! So, here's a replacement ... Will a simple image do? hmmmm However, maybe a video is what you're after? Or Maybe you'd prefer the 'slightly geeky' approach - and a rather more realistic video IMHO!? Lastly, there's always ASCII! However, I got bored with this [gratuitous, me!], anyway - I don't know what this last one is about [whatsoever]. ......

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 7:40 PM

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