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As Product Manager for our upcoming WPF controls, Infragistics decided to upgrade me to a new laptop, which finally arrived today. Its a Dell Precision 65M and it comes with some pretty big iron for a laptop (2Hz proc, 2GB system RAM, NVidia 350M video with 256MG onboard video RAM) and so far its been pretty nice. Of course the first thing I did when I got it this afternoon was to drop my Vista Beta 2 DVD in and start my first clean Vista install. My only big dissappointment so far is that the NVidia ...
I had a fun task of finding an alternative solution to an Aeronet 350 PCMCIA card that is still available and is still being manufactured that would run on a Windows CE 4.2 operating system. It sounds like such a simple task... but no... it has taken me about 6 months to find any sort of wifi solution that would do this. However we did have a bit of a power constraint as well, so that may have hindered things a bit too! Anyway, what I have managed to find is a PCMCIA to CF converter and a CF Wifi ...
Last night I took part in my second team go-karting competition over at the track at Eastleigh. It was great fun, and the track there was much longer, faster and wider than the one over in Andover. I personally preferred it… less chance to crash into barriers and a bit more forgiving on under steer which I do sometimes o if I am not concentrating. There were 11 teams this time and we were team number 5. We were supposed to have 5 people in our team but one of our drivers didn't turn up. So ...
The company that hosts one of the servers that I use online is using OpenVPN as their vpn server. And there are no drivers available voor the enhanced security model of Windows vista. Yep let's call it enhanced security model instead of f***** security dialog boxes that pop up whenever you want to do something that is not an installed program on your pc.I am loving vista absolutely so I'm not uninstalling because I don't think it works. I just think that in my case it is too early to make the move ...
Jeff Julian and John Alexander were nice enough to let me speak about the AJAX.net library last night at the Kansas City .net User Group meeting. I've never spoken in front of that many people before, and it was quite an experience. I didn't do a very good job going over the concept or the history of AJAX, but Jeff was there to bail me out. Thanks Jeff!! I really appreciate the feedback that people left me and I look forward to giving this talk again at the South Carolina Code Camp. I have a new ...
Well I thought I would post a really non-techie post this evening as I had such a really fun evening out with some of the guys from my office! We all went to the Go Karting track in Andover. It was awesome. We were up against 10 other teams. :) And we were team no 11!!! (Which happens to be my lucky number as I was born on the 11/11) Anyway... there were 5 of us on our team including me and we were racing as a team for 2.5 hours. It was pure fun and adrenaline all the time. :) We started off in poll ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] Late night inspiration! Sometimes I really love these kinds of moments. This one came to me as I was trying to get to sleep (and apparently my brain didn't want to let the problem go :)). One of the problems I discussed in an earlier update was that, for some reason, the Irrlicht .NET wrapper decided to implement all "interfaces" (ISceneManager, etc.) as classes, some of them not even containing default constructors. The heart burn this caused is that I'm not able to ...
Well it was only a matter of time? Press Release hereI have said it before, and I'll say it again, Citrix's Marketing Team should take the biggest share of the plaudits for this. They have taken an SSL VPN product and hyped it to an almost unbelievable degree. To give you an example of what I mean - I went to one Customer who was accessing Citrix thru an IPSEC VPN and they were having all sorts of issues (especially getting the Client end installed and working) and initially we were called in to ...
Dance to the music: * SlySoft announced yesterday that the latest version of their mega-popular DVD ripper, AnyDVD, now also removes Macrovision's CDS-300 copy protection mechanism. Unlike most other protection methods removed by AnyDVD, CDS-300 can be only found on audi CDs and the copy protection mechanism itself is similar to the notorious XCP "root kit" copy protection from Sony. AnyDVD now removes CDS-300 from audio CDs and also prevents it (and similar copy protection mechanisms) from installing ...
Pinball Wizard: If you want to run Windows on your Intel-based Mac but found narf and blanka's solution a little too intimidating, you now have another option -- and this one's from Apple. The company has released a public beta of a technology called Boot Camp, which will be included in the next version of OS X. As its name implies, Boot Camp is essentially a boot manager, and allows Mac owners to install Windows XP and choose whether to run OS X or Windows at startup. It also includes a selection ...
After reading how FrontRow is a crap I ended up playing with Windows XP Media Center Edition only to learn that is crappy too. Namely, per official Microsoft Extender FAQ the whole MediaCenter - Extender architecture is as good as its extenders and extenders are closed source. So I do get decent experience on a PC, but in the living room Xbox extender is pretty much useless for anything but playing mp3. The reason for that is that Microsoft do not support any codecs but Microsoft's and there is no ...
Have a look at these "commercially available" displays - this is fantastic - just as the price of Plasmas are tumbling because of the price of LCD's (with more technology enhancements down the track?) we now have real holographic displays - although in 2D? OK, so you don't think this really looks that good? Try the picture below? Or better yet - go and check out their web site. Now lets get back to the chap who was just boasting about how good his Home Cinema was?...... ;-)) Image: Supports full ...
OK well I got into the beginnings of a discussion with Daniel Appelquist this evening about how we go about defining the Mobile Web 2.0 movement. The first question that came up was do you mean mobile-web 2.0 or mobile web-2.0? So to define... I think there are 2 parts to this discussion, firstly web 2.0 in relation to mobile devices (mobile-web 2.0)i.e. the extensions of web 2.0 applications to mobile devices, and secondly the mobile version of web 2.0 (mobile web-2.0) i.e. the recent distinct steps ...
I am often asked about how to remote control or use a remote windows server. Most people know how to use Remote Desktop to connect but do not know all the features available. The most common question I get is how to transfer files. Built into The Remote desktop client is the ability to map your local drives to that server. If you select OPTIONS | Local Resources | then select (Disk Drives). To use the mapped drives you then select My Computer on the remote box and it will show your local drives and ...
If you've tried the 5270 build drivers in this release of Vista then you know that they don't exactly work and I've not been able to remove them and fall back to the ones provided in the Vista distribution that at least function fairly well. You mileage, as always, may vary. ATI yesterday released updated drivers for the 5308 build. You can get them here. [Update] - and they actually work pretty good. One thing is that the Catalyst Control Centre has none of the controls available to adjust anything. ...
General rule: when a segment or a group is mapped using the loop functoid, the underlying elements can not be mapped using functoids. A BizTalk map is executed right-to-left, i.e. based on the target message, the mapping engine applies the mapping rules as specified. This makes it necessary to use a loop-functoid in some cases. An element in the target message connected to an element in the source message via the loop-functoid will force the mapper to loop all source possible elements. This is great ...
Amazon started selling Intel based Mac Mini. Mac Mini 1.5GHz Solo is at $599.99 and Mac Mini 1.66GHz Duo is at $799.99 or both are at MSRP. Amazon runs $25 mail in rebate on both until 03/21/06. Mac Mini review by arstechnica pointed out that MacMini CPU is socketed and thus MacMinis are upgradable, but at least for now it is quite expensive $300 to go to Core Duo 1.83GHz and $400+ for Core Duo 2GHz. Still, it makes MacMini very cheap Yonah entry-level box that could have longer life with CPU upgrades. ...
Just wanted to introduce everyone to a great debugging tool, you can use with Visual Studio 2005. It’s called DebugView. You can find it at http://www.sysinternals.com... DebugView is an application that lets you monitor debug output on your local system, or any computer on the network that you can reach via TCP/IP. It is capable of displaying both kernel-mode and Win32 debug output, so you don’t need a debugger to catch the debug output your applications or device ...
W00t! I have Aero Glass with the Toshiba M200 and the February CTP 5308 build of Vista. I downloaded the nVida driver found here. I have a nVidia GForce Go 5200. Installing the driver in the “INF – Right Click” install method they outline did not work, nor did doing an Upgrade Driver on my video card in Device Manager. I had to select the video card, tell it to let me manually choose a driver and then tell it I had a disk and I would select the driver from it. I then browsed to ...
Many IT infrastructure architects and system administrators have battled with the problem of printing from applications deployed through Windows Terminal Services or Citrix in heterogeneous networks. ThinPrint .print is a product suite that can help you out with most scenarios, albeit with a few limitations. One of the main drawbacks to .print is that it's difficult to understand at first, because there are so many different product options and ways of configuring it. Also, the documentation provided ...
I'm expecting to get sued over this post. For anyone that doesn’t know, StarForce is a copy protection system that several video game developers are using to prevent piracy of their products. StarForce is without question, the hardest copy protection system to hack, sometimes taking a cracking group anywhere from one day to one year to release a crack. So why the boycott? Quite frankly, I admire StarForce for coming out with a product that has pirates in a pickle. StarForce allows game developers ...
Reminder to self - sort out Citrix Watcher on Support site!! Now for some reason I'm not getting these updates emailed to me, so I really should sort out the watcher from the support.citrix.com site. But in the meantime I've still been getting updated courtesy of Doug Brown at dabcc.com So what's new? ICA Sessions Do Not Go Into a Disconnected State SymptomsOn occasion, ICA sessions do not assume a disconnected state when ICA KeepAlive is enabled. This occurs because ICA KeepAlive packets rely on ...
So obviously anybody who's had to put up with Remote Desktops and Printing understand that the whole printing system in Windows has major flaws. Granted, they are unforseen flaws, but flaws nonetheless. For starters, we all thought that with printer drivers, an application could just say “Render this bitmap at this location”, “Write some text here, write some more text here in this font” and so forth. Then the printer guys started adding cool whiz-bang features, like ink level ...
I consider Nick Malik to be a both a friend and a mentor, and he's got a great blog talking about work flow, agile programming, project managment and SOA. Today, he was talking about “Chickens and Pigs“ and said this about the agile practice of daily standup status meetings. These meetings are designed to be short, and agile methods like Scrum suggest that you ask everyone to remain standing during the meeting. Fifteen minutes should be a reasonable meeting length. I thought, “this ...
Just for the record, I haven't forgotten that the C600 has finally actually become available in Orange's shops (or at least it is available here in Glasgow this week - don't ask!) but it really has been a case of getting around to finding the time to pop in and sort something out. Sometimes it pays to make some time for the other half and remember her instead of rushing off to salivate about the next bit of cool tech? (Anyone dare to comment? ;-) Anyway, from Jason's Blog: (talk about the gestation ...
Finding and Downloading anything from the IBM site is still a confounding process. This post, attempts to illustrate some of the issues I encounter, and has also been my mental notepad in this process. This post is also a rant. We purchased two IBM xSeries 366 servers, with the ServeRAID 8i SAS controller included. We installed these servers using the latest ServerGuide CD, version 7.3.6, dates 11/25/2005 The OS is Windows Server 2003 SP1 However, once we installed the IBM director Agent, the servers ...
Thanks to Michel at ThinComputing.Net for this one.... The January 2006 edition of the HP / Citrix compatibilty guide: Citrix has collaborated with HP to test select HP printers and their associated HP print drivers in a Citrix Presentation Server and Citrix Presentation Server for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition environments. Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 for Windows was tested on Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition ...
What a long day...I'm exhausted... The FlightRemember how I mentioned I don't like flying? Well all was good until we came in for a landing. The buildings get bigger...bigger...there's the runway...wait...are we climbing again?! And why are the buildings getting smaller...smaller...turns out that the pilot decided they weren't able to land for whatever reason so we just circled and came in again. All good, and I applaud the pilot for not just risking it...just one small glitch in what was a pretty ...
If you're like me and LOVE samples and SDKs, MS just released this. It contains about 100 samples to exploit the new features of SQL 2005. These samples cover everything from Analysis Services to Integration Services. I think if you've been reading about all that SQL 2005 can do, but haven't been in the drivers seat yet download these and buckle up. Enjoy. -B ...
Does anyone know of a wireless PCMCIA card that has drivers that are compatible with Windows CE 4.2 or even possibly 5.0 (ideally 4.2) I have been using an Aeronet 350 wireless lan bus card for part of a project and unfortunately I can't get hold of them as Cisco seems to have discontinued them. This leaves Cisco no longer supporting the Windows CE platform with any of their wireless cards and I am now struggling to find an alternative card that does support Win CE. If you know of any that could ...
OK, OK, So I'm bored....... I'm sitting in a rather hot Build Room that has little or no ventilation looking after the base builds of a few Servers and getting them SysPrep'd and Ghosted away using Bart's PE and while I'm waiting for that to happen I'm doing some browsing...... OK? Anyway, have a look at this link at Citrix - "Tools and Resources" - as this does seem to have had an update? Now let me point out that I was asked to login before accessing this area, and from the looks of it it was similar ...
Recently my wife got a new Creative Zen Vision. No matter what she tried, it would not sync video. The computer we were using has had a lot of video software and codecs installed over time, plus we were already using it to sync a Creative Portable Media Center and a SmartPhone. She called Creative and they were no help. They actually told her to try someone else's software besides Creative. It was time for a rebuild. The current configuration was running Windows XP Pro with Beyond TV to record. I ...
So sometimes it pays to be persistent? What the problem turned out to be was actually in my Laptop (Toshiba Portégé R100) where there is something wrong with the drivers for the SD card reader. You'll maybe have noticed my previous link to Willem's page for tools relating to ROM's for phones, etc and specifically the psdread and psdwrite to be able to manipulate the ROM's to and from the mini-SD card. When I finally realised there was actually a command line switch for PSDREAD -L that would ...
This reminds me of the EF Hutton commercial when everyone stops what their doing and listens attentively when EF Hutton talks. Here's the story: On my way from school on Monday afternoon, I was travelling down the street at an intersection and the light was green and bam all of a sudden I find myself facing the same direction that I came. I drive a Toyota Tundra truck and the driver of the vehicle that struck me was driving a Honda. Needless to say, I was in shock that I got hit and that the impact ...
Ok, ok...I know this isn't I normally post on, but I was pretty annoyed and thought I should mention it. I recently purchased the new Santana CD, "All That I Am". I've been a fan of him for a long time, and I like the new stuff he's been doing the last few years. Anyway, the new CD gets home, is opened, and Poof! The CD loads the copy protection at the instant the CD is read, as most of the copy-protected CDs do. I figured wasn't any real big deal, seeing as I am the owner of the CD and this is my ...
News flash from Seagull Scientific: Seagull Scientific has added support for two new RFID tag types to version 7.0.1 of their "Drivers by Seagull," released on October 28, 2005. The EPC Gen 2 RFID tag type has been added to printer drivers for Datamax, Intermec, Paxar (Monarch) and Printronix. The UCODE EPC 1.19 tag type has been added to drivers for Intermec and Printronix printers. Additionally, support for the EPC Class 1 tag type has been extended to include Intermec printers. The new Drivers, ...
I've been teaching evening classes at a local high school. It's pretty basic stuff like 6 weeks of Intro to Web Design and also single night stuff like Intro to PowerPoint. I'm coming up on 5 weeks of teaching so far and I haven't gotten paid. So I ask the lady in charge when I should expect payment. She looks at me like I just stepped on her puppy and asks me if I'm just doing "it" (I assume she meant the teaching??) for the money. Well... Duh-huh lady, of course I'm doing it for the money. Granted, ...
For sometime now my home PC hasn’t really been behaving itself. It’s been slow in parts and mysterious errors have surfaced in commonly used applications. A whole bunch of those repair and optimisation utilities have been thrown at my PC over the years but the simple fact was that the machine was suffering from to much clutter. I had released a while ago that I had never completely rebuild my machine from scratch I had always upgraded my PC with each new version of Windows from 98 to ...
As part of Devry's “Advisory Board” I was invited to hear presentations of the senior projects. Much of the coursework revolves around .NET and C# although they do teach other things and one of the projects does not use .NET. The university and students find companies to sponsor the projects and most of them will actually be in production at these companies. The biggest team was 3 people and it was done part time over a couple of months so the scope of each project is reasonably small. ...
Okay, so I just went through some hell that really made me realize how much I take the advances of Windows XP for granted. I have an older computer in my office which is equiped with an ATI 7500 All-In-Wonder TV/video card. I have beat this computer to the ground and the last time I rebuilt it, I didn't bother with the bells and whistles... until yesterday. I decided I wanted to set up the TV on this computer again. Trick is that the computer is so old that some of the hardware (integrated sound ...
In a panel discussion on the BCL (.NET's Base Class Library) Future here at PDC. Pretty interesting. Some interesting tidbits: The manager stated that he has been on the BCL team which started in 1997! BCL 3.0 will have a better side-by-side story. MSCORLIB will load in 3.0 and you will then be able to choose which stack from other BCL versions to use. Therefore your application can use the core MSCORLIB from BCL 3.0 while using other parts of the .NET Framework from versions 1.0/1.1/2.0 etc. Interesting. ...
I recently received Windows “Longhorn” Vista Beta 1 in the mail from my MSDN subscription and decided to install it on one of the extra computers that I have at my house. I have installed “Longhorn” in the past, but I was quite interested to see what has changed in the install process this time around. The install process has changed quite a bit from the last time I installed it. It is a very graphical install process instead of the blue screen DOS style install process that ...
Well, it's been awhile since my last post and frankly, I am ashamed of myself for that last one...seems like the petty problems of dents and bad drivers pale in comparison to the horror that has befallen our brothers and sisters in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. I really wish nothing but the best for all of those that have had their lives, dreams, and all that they have worked for ripped from them by that monster, Katrina. I really wish that the major news networks would devote more air-time ...
So the guy from IBM who contacted me originally, also gave my name to a collegue, who is currently involved in streamlining the IBM Xseries resources, meaning, all the download and support stuff for the eServer Xseries family of products. We spent about an hour last Thursday on the phone, going over various pages, and I had the opertunity to give my opinion on them, and I had some idea’’s of my own aswell. He will be getting back to me on the changed they are making. I have said it before, ...
There are some guys at IBM that have started to ‘get’ that whole “clue train” thing. As a result, I have been given the oppertunity to talk directly to the IBM Xseries server team, on their website in particual and my experiences as a customer. I recently posted about my initial experiences with IBM hardware and their website in particular, and these experiences where not exactly.. good. I found very little about IBM in the blogosphere, so I felt that if I made IBM aware that ...
Never underestimate the amount of information contained in the PowerPoints, have a look through the following selection and pay particular attention to the additional notes underneath each slide. If you are lucky enough to be just using one PC and not bouncing around customers sites all the time then perhaps consider saving these files locally and then installing the Google Desktop so that you can include your local stash when searching for possible answers to your Citrix Issues?Citrix Enterprise ...
ok I'm up and running, and I DLed the newest drivers from ATI.

Pretty nice... but wow it's soooooooooooo slowwwwwwwwwww

This is aimed at those in our society who feel that they have the right to do the following while they enjoy the PRIVELIDGE of driving on our streets and highways: Talk on their cell phones while they drive, Tailgate you so closely that you can read their lips while they talk on their cell phone, NEVER use their turn signals - especially if they are driving a pickup truck and/or they are talking on a cell phone, Use the following equation: Posted Speed Limit + 10 = The speed to drive, Pull out in ...
My VMware install is complete and running. As I hinted to in my previous article the video display on setup and first boot is terrible. After first boot I was able to find out it was running at 4–bit color. :-) No wonder it looked bad. Anyway… it’s the VMware video. The install went without error. Vista b1 will install on VMware v5 build 13124. Now… it’s just no fun without decent video so in comes VMtools. This is where is goes down hill, a little. First off the VMtools ...