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I don't remember where I heard about it, but there's a hard disk monitoring utility that I've tried on on two of my computers. It's very useful--it monitors drive temperature and SMART status. The temperature was something I was worried about with a new external SATA drive I had purchased a while back. I was using the 500GB drive to store and access video files during encoding for DVD authoring. So, getting the best performance from the drive without frying it was very important. Anyway, HDDlife ...
Carl is driving to Colorado and wants people to watch his progress with GPS and send him text messages. Click here to see him on a Google Map and click the icon on the map once you get there to send him a text message. Technorati tags: Where's Tim, GPS, Google Maps ...
I just tried to register with Google Checkout - Google's shiny new payment service. To my surprise, I could not find my beloved country of Israel in the countries drop down list. Turns out Google Checkout is only available in a few, select, countries. I learned this and little more in a support article buried deep inside the site. Why isn't Google Checkout available in Israel and so many other countries? Google isn't saying. Until then - Bad service Google dudes ...
I've been using a plug-in for IE for about a month that saves YouTube and Google videos as Zune compatible Windows Media Video files in your video directory with a single click. It has a few bugs, sometimes videos do not save correctly, but it's a great add-on for archiving online videos and carrying them around on your Zune. Download YouTube Google Video downloader for Zune ...
Brian posted about a service that's going to add wi-fi to Avis rental cars. I tried to post a comment on his blog about whether I thought this would be useful, but for some reason hitting the Submit button did nothing (Jeff - possible bug with the skin and/or IE 7?) So anyway, here's my response: I can see it being beneficial if the car didn't come with a built in GPS device. That way, if you got lost, you could check Google Maps or some other service with your laptop or PDA. Or, if you're a mobile ...
Now I have Vista installed I want to protect my installation with some decent security software. NTL NetGuard the free Internet Security software for NTL subscribers which is made by Radial Point is actually very good and meets my needs very well but during installation under Vista an Error 1321!? appears. After speaking to NTL technical support it seems they will support Vista eventually but the operative couldn’t supply me with any dates. Jan 30th I suggested! Another reminder that I would have ...
I have been using Onfolio blog reader since I installed MSN Live toolbar sometime ago; its nothing special but does the job. The biggest problem for me is that onfolio stores state offline so when I read a blog at work (during lunch of course!) it gets marked as read but then when I go home I have to mark it as read again....bit of a pain but at the time I had a look at Google reader and didn't like it so stuck it out with Onfolio. Recently I installed Vista and Office 2007 and to my surprise lots ...
Whether you are working with forms in custom workflows - or simply trying to publish a form to a form library in MOSS so you can collect information from the user, you may encounter this error. Initially if you Google the error - you may find comments that state that you need to uncomment the following line in the web.config for the web application: <!-- <add name="Session" type="System.Web.SessionSta... --> DO NOT uncomment this field. Many do this and the forms ...
Dear Firefox, You're fast and light-weight. You're pretty much everything I want in a browser. However, my browsing heart is not satisfied by you alone. See, I'm a developer, so I download a lot of tools that are wrapped in .exe and .msi files. When I want to use one of these tools, you make me download the file to the desktop before I can run it. I don't understand why you must clutter my desktop so much. I don't need the file on my computer, if I want it later, I'll just re-download it. I appreciate ...
There is a big story making the rounds right now of JavaLobby getting delisted by Google. Lots of different takes on how bad this is : http://www.codinghorror.com... http://www.skrenta.com/2007... One post in particular makes an analogy between search engine neutrality, and network neutrality : http://www.onlyrepublican.c... I think this comparison is totally off base. There is a huge difference between ...
Just had my first encounter with VSTO, trying to embed a C# macro in an Excel workbook. I fired up the ol' Visual Studio 2005, created a new "Excel Workbook" project and bumped straight into this: "Programmatic access to the Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications project system could not be enabled. If Microsoft Office Word or Microsoft Excel is running, it can prevent programmatic access from being enabled. Exit Word or Excel before opening or creating your project." The problem with the ...
Search Engine Optimization A cursory search using the term Search Engine Optimization turned up the topic of sitemaps – and one link I followed went to a tutorial on www.seochat.com entitled, Put Your Site on the Map with Google Sitemaps (written by Dan Wellman). I learned that sitemaps are simple xml files that basically lay out a map of your site – every distinct url/page of your site is listed in an xml document with some optional attributes that describe how frequently a page is updated, the ...
Recently I was trying to set an iframe height which is hosted in another domain. But could not able to get its height from its hosting window - It always throws security exception. I searched Google and found a interesting example on Iframe cross domain messaging, here is the link. Based upon it I have created a small solution which finally does the job. Here are files, you can also download these files from this link:// FrameManager.js -- Must be added in Hosting windowvar FrameManager ={ currentFrameId ...
The Apple iPhone runs OS X Posted Jan 9th 2007 12:45PM by Chris ZieglerFiled under: Cellphones, Features, Handhelds, Portable Audio, Portable Video Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple's history -- and that's saying a lot -- the iPhone has been announced today. Yeah, we said it: "iPhone," the name the entire free world had all but unanimously christened it from the time it'd been nothing more than a twinkle in Stevie J's eye (comments, ...
Create and share your work online with Google Docs & Spreadsheets: It is a free web-based word processing and spreadsheet program that keeps documents current and lets the people you choose update files from their own computers. You can, for example, coordinate your developer's assignments, access your task list from work or home, or collaborate with remote colleagues on a new development plan. And you can: Stored your documents and spreadsheets securely online Invite others to share or edit ...
I was reading the IT news today, as I usually do at some point during the day, and of course there were several things about the opening of the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas. The big news is that Bill Gates (Chairman at Microsoft - but if you didn't know this, I must ask: in what planet do you live?) started to talk about a "home server", a server that the average home user would have at home, to store their files and stuff like that. Personally, I think it's a great idea to have a server at ...
Have you ever been surrounded by so much information about a subject that you were almost depressed that you still couldn't get anything of substance working? That is exactly the way I am feeling right now about Sharepoint Workflows in Visual Studio 2005. I am trying to create a (what I think should be simple) Escalating Approval Workflow and progress is SSSSSLLLLLLLOOOOOOOWWWW! If you do a search on Google you get a lot of good information on so many aspects creating workflows in VS2005 and Sharepoint. ...
Google has fixed a security hole in several of its services that exposed the address books of Gmail users, the company said Tuesday. An attacker could create a malicious Web site that would copy all the entries in a Gmail user's address book, a potential treasure trove for spammers, according to a description of the problem on the "Googling Google" blog. The only condition is that the user would have to be logged in to Gmail or another Google service. The issue came to light after Google watcher ...
The last year or so there have been a lot of pages being created specifically to be used as your homepage. I've tried a few here and there, and now I think I finally found my favorite. NetVibes , this one loads fast, has multiple page tabs, allows rss feeds, and has a nice rss reader. I also like to have gmail load up at the same time, that way I have immediate access to my e-mail too. The other pages that I liked and were alright, google personalized, and pageflakes. They both had their ups and ...
If you want to you can skip the blah blah blah of this post and go get it here is the link - StarUML (pls note workaround to quirky object naming is at the bottom) Anyways, sometime last week I was looking for a UML modelling tool, and was looking for something that would be easy on the pocket. There is a few sites out there that have listings up of the various UML tools, if you google for them you will find them. Most of the ones that cost $0 weren't impressive at all, and then there was ArgoUml, ...
I've posted the 3rd sample/tutorial in my on-going WPF/E excursion, this one is on animating straight lines left-to-right and top-to-bottom. I posted it because the first time I tried it, I had some interesting results, and it's much easier to grab code that works than to flounder: http://www.wynapse.com/WPFE... This page also allows animation restarts to watch it as you read the xaml code that I also display. Good web links found today: A new Google group ...
My friend Michael (who has written the AjaxPro library) is using more and more WPF/E controls with the December CTP in his web applications. I could have a look on it today already, and it is great how AJAX (or his library) and WPF/E work together. By the way, he has collected a list of great WPF/E examples. And a new Google group is started here ...
Well, I know I am a few days behind on the whole SP1 frenzy. So today I am going to upgrade my install, so I hit google to check to see if anyone was having any issues. It seems that the upgrade, though very LONG, is going smooth. One thing that I read on Jon Galloway's blog proved very useful::::: 1. Save Time and Space for VS 2005 SP1 by Disabling the Patch Cache (via Heath Stewart) The SP1 requires a lot of disk I/O. You can eliminate 1.3 GB of disk I/O, and cut the installation time significantly, ...
Quote from the original post by O'Reilly Radar: In an odd move Google has quietly deprecated their Search SOAP API, will no longer be issuing keys, and have removed the SDK from their site. They did not even issue a blog post about it. They will continue (for how long?) to support existing users, but will not do any bug fixes. They are urging developers to use their AJAX Search API ((Radar post) instead. Read More Hmm. I can understand what business goals they want to achieve by this. It's sad cause ...
I've been sitting on this post for a long time... I just read a post by Chris Williams about a technical interview he conducted today. It is very funny and it has inspired me to write this. Now I have been on both sides of the fence in a technical interview as both the interviewer and the interviewed. I really hate this process from all sides. Obviously as an employer you need to figure out what somebody knows and if they are qualified for your job. As a candidate you want to put your best foot forward. ...
Somewhere around day 3-4 of using phpBB I noticed a peculiar behavior where whenever I tried to access the Admin Panel, I was unable to do so. I was continually getting prompted to log back in, and never reaching the Admin Panel. This also began to affect my general use of the board. For whatever reason, I was unable to stay logged in. So I hit the phpBB support boards and it they recommended DLing a special script to run (once) on my site and delete. This was sure to cure all my problems. I'm sure ...
I've been running FireFox 2.0 for some time and have noticed way too many Freeze-ups causing me to kill the process somehow. Funny thing is, when Vista's Crash Analysis comes back it indicates that "Firefox has a new version" - but when I check for new versions from within Firefox it comes back indicating I have the latest. So, disabling some of the extensions that come with Firefox seems to have done the trick. Generally, I run Google Toolbar & Google Browser Sync. I also checked yes on installing ...
One morning when restoring my pc from hibernate - I got this error: svchost.exe -- application error the instruction at "0x745f2780" reference memory at "0x00000000". the memory could not be 'read' Once this error is closed you can't start anything - and XP crashes when trying to shut down. Fortunately, if you don't close any of the error messages down, windows still works. Using google I found this solution by Scott Swigart (see the 2nd solution) - Thanks a million Scott!!! "1.Go 2 the start menu2.Right ...
A coworker and I discovered the other day that we got an error when we tried using CAST on a parameter in the same line as the procedure call. For example: EXEC [procname] @param1, CAST(@param2 AS DATETIME) result: Invalid syntax near 'cast'. That statement didn't work till we separated it into two lines, like so: SET @param2 = CAST(@stringdatevar AS DATETIME) EXEC [procname] @param1, @param2 I haven't been able to google up any proof that the first call should cause an error, so it would be greatly ...
Well now that the girl geek dinners are finished for the year and DDD4 has been done, I am back looking at what is going on in the mobile space. With Le Web 3 on this week and not being there I thought I would see what is being discussed. The first thing that was brought up today in light of the event was Rudy De Waele's recent article about mobile and the web 2.0 phenomenon. The article makes for an interesting read and touches on a few subjects close to my heart. Mobile 2.0 vs Web 2.0 and the differences ...
This time it's an Application rather then a website. And I seem to like it this way more - the UI is nice and snappy, no need to clog the dataline on the device with UI [HTML]. I am completely foregoing Pocket Maps from Microsoft - since this does Directions and always up to date Traffic. If you have WM5 device and you find yourself looking for maps or directions [one day you would] - you need to check it out - http://wls.live.com/ You can find detailed comparison to Google maps online service here ...
Alex posted about an interesting article (click here) that talks about how Google has an immense amount of info on all of our search queries, and the possible danger to our privacy. I guess here's my take though: Google is not a non-profit, for the betterment of the internet organization. It's a company. Although their search engine is free to use, that doesn't mean that us using it means that we're not bound by their rules as far as data collection and how that is used. I think maybe we've gotten ...
This is a very interesting article about how Google knows your every move: http://www.motherjones.com/... I don't think there's proof that Google has done anything completely crazy yet (depending on your stance on China and the whole bit), but I can see a day when, for example, somebody says they have proof that a candidate for president searched for "join communist club" or something controversial like that, when really the candidate's eighth cousin was using the computer ...
I just remembered something annoying that happened yesterday.  I can't remember what my search terms were, but I added a word to the search and got a greater number of results!  As far as I understand it, that should never happen.  I've contacted Google about this once, and they somehow fixed it the last time. 
I have been working on a cool new plugin for Team Foundation Server and decided it was time to run the msi to see how it worked outside of the hive. I created the msi and tried to run it on my Vista machine and found that it kept failing to install. The reason for this is that it was not running as the Admin. When I right-click the msi there was no option to run it as the Admin, so I had to Google around to see what I could find out. I ran across a post (forgot the link) and found that I could kick ...
using System;using System.Collections.Generic; namespace HelloWorld{ public class AboutMe { private string name; private int age; private List<string> stuffs; public string Name {get { return name; }} public int Age {get { return age; }} public List<string> Stuffs {get { return stuffs; }} public AboutMe(string param_name, int param_age, List<string> param_stuffs) { name = param_name; age = param_age; stuffs = param_stuffs; } } class onStart { static void Main(string[] args) { AboutMe ...
I think the next big (and good) Nugget in GUI web development is on the horizon. (And not just in the .Net world.) I've always said I will never limit my focus to any one technology. You pay me to write Java, I'll write some Java. You pay me to write .Net... done. I admit I prefer .Net, ANet (Asp.Net.) and ANet's most recent flavors: MS Ajax, MS AJAX Toolkit, etc. Even though the graphical web has been evolving for several years it has been lacking to say the least. AJAX has successfully regenerated ...
Hello! My name is Charlie Kilian. Welcome to my new tech blog, Cödenfreude! I've blogged before as a political blogger. Chances are, though, that you don't actually care about that. If I'm wrong, well, Google is your friend. I should probably introduce myself. I'm a software developer from Omaha, Nebraska. I specialize in .NET development -- both Windows Forms and ASP.NET, though recently my focus has been on the latter. I work for Lutz Software, which is a division of the accounting firm Lutz & ...
I was trying my luck at writing macros for Live Search that I discovered this: the search query size restriction on Live. In my macro, I included a lot of site lookups and on testing by providing user input the combined query didn’t show any results. By my guess, I reduced the site list, and the results appeared awesomely! :) After a bit of looking into, I found out that the size of the search query for Live Search is not as great as Google’s! I, first make a search for: Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello ...
AZGroups used to have a 'Blog Roller', which consisted of the latest couple entries from any of the member's blogs. I liked going there and being able to read the 'headlines' and decide what I wanted to read rather than either go through each blog in order.Squeet came along, and maybe that's when the roller went away. Squeet works great, and I have a bunch of feeds being emailed to me at home and at my work email address. This is an excellent solution for me, working inside a restrictive environment. ...
You're going to be hearing a lot more about the Social Geocoding service, NavXS. It's MySpace meets Where's Tim. These guys do it right. They have a Windows Mobile client, a Java client, Google Maps interface and a rock solid permissions model. They also have a blog here. Technorati tags: NavXS, Social Geocoding, GPS, location sharing, Where's Tim ...
Within {and probably outside} the Blog-o-sphere I am but a pimple on the ass of society. None the less I'm not sure if I should find it amusing or alarming that my most popular post is in reference to a problem installing Live Messenger titled Windows Live Messenger Installation Error 1601, 1603 & 1635 . With 6516 web views this is a Google Ader's dream. Unfortunately I am not among the beneficiaries of Google Ads... So listen up Live Messenger team, there are a lot of people out there struggling ...

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I had a working demo with BTS 2004, InfoPath and WSS. The WSS site contains 3 views based on filters on a field from the InfoPath form. After playing around with it for a while I re-published the InfoPath form to the WSS site because I had done some changes and the filters on the WSS views disappeared (because the field on which they were based was republished). This caused the following anyoing error: The adapter "WSSLib" raised an error message. Details "Server was unable to process request. --> ...
Matt Dunbar & Co. did a fantastic job putting together GIS day at Kansas University. My favorite part of the day was judging the student competition. Seven students gave ten minute presentations on unique uses of GIS. They showed everything from a geographic boundary of where grits are consumed (apparently South Carolina is the capital of all that is grits) to a traffic analysis of SW Douglas Country in Kansas. The winner was Lincoln Lewis. He showed how to make GIS data pretty using a suite ...
I'm loving Google Desktop these days. The first couple of versions they came out with were garbage, but they have really cleaned up the performance of the indexing engine. If you uninstalled Google Desktop like me because it was pegging out your CPU, try it again now. It's much better. Here are some shortcuts that I use on a daily basis: 1) Pressing Ctrl twice on your keyboard will bring up a search box. From there you can type in your search phrase and it will search your desktop and google.com. ...
How to Make Your Web Site Sing for You Original NYTimes Article http://www.nytimes.com/2006... THE idea that if you build it, they will come, might have worked for Kevin Costner in the movie “Field of Dreams,” but it certainly does not hold true for Web sites. Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image T. WalentaBuild a bad-looking small-business site filled with poorly written text, and your potential customers will go away. Build one that is attractive, compelling ...
This week my students were learning how to create a new container for their dotnetnuke site and how to skin as well. Creating a container requires students to create a css file that includes the font, family style and color of the heading that they want. .CompSciContainerTitle { font-weight:bold; font-size:200%; color:#339933; } An html file is then created which includes An html file is created which includes: [SOLPARTACTIONS][TITLE][VIS... [SOLPARTACTIONS][TITLE][VIS... these are dotnetnuke ...
It's my second personal/social post in this technical blog. I am participationg in Russian Bard Club "Southern Cross" . I've recently noticed that the club's web site is not shown in Google. Even if it is out-of-date and not complete, it's better to have it searchable, because at least some info can be interesting. I hope that this link will help Google to crawl it ...
I find my GWB blog at the first link of Google for the key word with my name "Mohammad Ashraful Alam". There might be several thousands "Mohammad Ashraful Alam" in this world, but Google knows me at first. Not only in the web search, Google picks two of my pictures in the Google image search as well as, for the same key word. The same thing for web search happens in Yahoo! and MSN search as well as. What I am guessing is, search engines are putting higher priority for the bloggers. Hah! So finding ...