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I recently had to return a Treo 700wx cell phone to my cellular provider. Not wanting to return all of my confidential contacts and appointments to the store with the phone, I wanted o clear its memory. I began deleting contacts one at a time and soon realized that this was going to be an all-day affair, as I have hundreds of contacts. There was no apparent way to select multiple items for deletion--so this was an untenable solution. Oddly enough, the manual and a Google search provided no help at ...
I finally fixed the Get History issue that hasn't been working on Where's Tim for a while now. Apparently, the Google Maps API doesn't like it when you call removeOverlay with an uninitialized parameter. http://timhibbard.com/where... Technorati tags: Where's Tim, Google Maps API, removeOverlay ...
The possible purchase of Yahoo by Microsoft is purely about taking on Google. I have to say with all the privacy concerns around Google and their lack of real success outside their core business this could be a serious challenge to them. Google's advertising model works by shear mass of subscribers paying very small amounts and this is how they have made their money. If this allows Microsoft to challenge the Google brand then I think that is good for the consumer and industry. However all Search ...
Download Solution - OfflineHtml.zip So, one of the cool controls available to us in WinForms is System.Windows.Forms.WebBro... The WebBrowser control is essentially a managed wrapper around some COM interfaces that bind to Internet Explorer and provides us with several interesting capabilities. First of all, one can use WebBrowser to easily display a web page in a WinForms application. All you have to do is set the WebBrowser.Url property and the control takes care of getting the assets from across ...
My work laptop is a fairly beefy machine. Dual Core Intel T7800 with 4 GBs of ram, running Vista Ultimate 32-bit. Some firmware and OS limitations limit my effective memory addressing to 3.26 GB, but still this machine is no slouch. I could never figure out what about my configuration caused seemingly simple operations like extracting the contents of a zipped file to take SO LONG. I fiddled with this setting and that setting but to no avail. Finally I got fed up and turned to the all-knowing Google. ...
I was looking for the Microsoft Enterprise Solutions Build Framework or Microsoft.Sdc build tasks as it is sometimes known. if you google it most of the links point to gotdotnet. I did a search on codeplex and initially didnt find it because i was looking for the wrong name. Eventually i found it, and if anyone needs it it is located at http://www.codeplex.com/sdc... Hope this helps Mike ...
I have posted before about reading other's code. What happens when you need an example to get ideas from or to better understand usage. Let's face it. Documentation of a language doesn't always give you everything you need to know. If you haven't already found it, Krugle is a good place to look for code sample. It is the Google of code files. It has been around for a while but I don't believe that most developers know about it or use it as much as they might benefit. Try it out. Now you may want ...
I came across a new error message I havent seen before today so blogging about it incase anyone else happens to come across it. The scenario was: 1. my orchestration sent a message to the send port 2. The send port would retry and then suspend with the following error message (which was also written to the event log) "A failure occurred when loading the configuration XML DOM." As sometimes happens the error message is not that clear and there wasnt anything on google about it. The cause of the problem ...
I become a fan of Wikimapia with in few minutes, after checking it! How easy to find out your desired location and can mark it with your own words if you wish! Being combined with Google Map, this site enables to browse any place in the world via web, without installing Google client side software. The picture below shows my sweet home using wikimedia! The concept of "wiki" is to enable users to put their own text in site content, so being integrated with Google Map, it lets you to mark any area. ...
So I get this email. I forgot/lost the sa password. What to do? So I scrub the google database. Looking for an answer: Source Forgot or lost your sa password? Don't worry, there is a way out. Login to the SQL Server computer as the Administrator of that computer. Open Query Analyzer and connect to SQL Server using Windows NT authentication. Run sp_password as show below to reset the sa password: sp_password @new = 'will_never_forget_again', @loginame = 'sa' Technorati Tags: SQL 2000, MSSQL, Microsoft, ...
I felt the need to vent a little bit of frustration today as I spent an entire weekend trying my best to figure out how to get LINQ to SQL to support what I consider to be a fairly standard database design concept - many to many relationships. In my case I have a table of Permissions and a table of Accounts. Rather than storing a list of permissions in my Accounts table I simply wanted to store both Accounts and Permissions separately and then link them together with a linking table. I don't think ...
Yesterday, I have some ideas in my mind on how to give out ValidationRule errors after the values passes the converter, and I was trying to see if I can use Attached Properties for that. When trying to do this, one of the things I'd like to do was set a control's text to the Attached Property's value and that's when I realized that I don't know the syntax to do that. A quick Google search yields some results; someone asked the same question and the answer suggested using parentheses. The following ...
I recently upgraded my mouse and keyboard to the Logitech Wave wireless combo. The keyboard is taking a bit of getting used to (odd location and sizing of the delete, home, and end keys) and the wave design of the keyboards is... different. Overall though I am very pleased with the hardware. The mouse seems responsive and the keyboard is packed with loads of "doohickey" keys for launching media players, my favorite applications, pictures, even Windows media center (which I had never run before getting ...
We track statistics and demographics for Geekswithblogs.net using Google Analytics and I am very impressed with this product. However, due to the nature of our blog system, several bloggers want to track their information independently as well. To make this happen, I used a modification to the original Urchin code Google offered, but that recently quit working as they upgraded the codes they offer. So the upgrade of codes will most likely cause you to upgrade your code. Here are the steps to do it: ...
GridView! YES! (...1 hour passes...) Dah! GridView! *Fist Shaking* Coming from a Java background I have to say that the standard toolset that Microsoft provides in .NET 3.5 is impressive by any standard. Perhaps the fact that it is standard is what makes it so powerful.... That being said I want to just give a quick rundown illustrating the rollercoaster ride that was my first run in with GridView from .NET 2.0. I first wanted to just populate a table, after a quick googling I landed here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... ...
My official "homage to Justice Gray" guest blog post has just been published. Besides providing me with some of the most fun I've had in blogging yet, this post also inspired me to finally learn some basic photo editing skills (beyond just cropping and resizing) so that I could provide some appropriate visual aids to go with the post. Many thanks to my lovely wife for sharing some of her image manipulation prowess with me and to the creator of paint.net for providing such an awesome free tool. I ...
Even though I've been blogging since June 2006, I really started consistently blogging in November of that year with it really picking up in 2007. Borrowing a concept from many of the bloggers that I read regularly, I wanted to review how my blog did over the last year. I only started tracking blog statistics through Google Analytics since the end of September 2007. My site usage for September 2007 through December 2007 was 36,371 visits from 146 different countries. The top 5 are: United States ...
[Edit] This post has generated a lot of buzz, spawned some great discussion and even a full length article on how to set up Sub Sonic as a stand-alone assembly. For the reader stumbling on this post via Google or what not, please ensure you read the full comments on this post. Also, ensure that you check out Willie's tutorial on how to set Sub Sonic as a standalone DAL. Finally, to see how this ended up and where the conversation is leading, check out my follow up post here. D'Arcy - January 4/2008 ...
ASP.NET textbox multiline maxlength multiline textbox with maxlength in asp.net According to msdn in ASP.NET you can not use textbox’s MaxLength property with Multiline Mode. But I was required in my current application. So I search google and other search engines and finally got few solution. I am simply compiling all of the solutions in single post. Solution Number 1 for ASP.NET TextBox.MultiLine maxlength Add following javascript function Count(text,long) { var maxlength = new Number(long); // ...
Over the past week, it was announced that the ALT.NET Mailing list was changing its name. David Laribee asked for suggestions a while ago for suggestions on how to best split up the ALT.NET mailing list to get it more focused. The idea was to get each list more focused such as one for leadership, one for Q&A and one for peer review. Over the weekend, the ALTNETCONF mailing list was changed to CLI_DEV. Since that time, there has been a backlash against the name change for the fear that the group ...
My first term finals exam vacation started yesterday. It'll last until Wednesday, January 23rd 2008. I'm spending it on study campus-like mode until the end of exams. I'll be having an exam Tuesday, Jan. 1st, afterwards, a series of six exams starting Tuesday, Jan. 8th to Tuesday Jan. 22nd. And then I'll be back on track again . During the vacation and exams, I'll always be listening to music most of the time plus checking ebooks of some subjects when applicable, and available and maybe responsive ...
Available from: http://livesearchmobile.com/ Pros: Super Easy to use Easy access to Gas prices and Movies for the local area Speech enabled Satellite imagery is more up to date Turn-By-Turn directions interface is more intuitive than competitor’s options. Integrated auto-updates for the application (menu notification turns active when updates are available) Cons: Traffic Info not available in my location Getting directions from current GPS location isn’t as straightforward as it could be. Could stand ...
I spent some time last week working with Vil, a free code analysis tool that can be used to locate potential quality issues and high risk areas in your code. While working on it, I learned all about various code metrics such as cyclomatic complexity, eCouplings, and LCOM (Lack of Cohesion in Methods) and experimented with setting appropriate thresholds for each. I also incorporated all the required command line switches into our Nant script and even dusted off my XSLT skills in order to create a ...
Today is the primary day of Muslim's ADHA (Sacrifice) feast. I'm enjoying it with family activities in my grandmother's house and few hours later my uncle's house. Thanks God both have wireless Internet connectivity. This how I could still check my Google Reader items (see shared items), while showing my profile pictures to my uncle's little daughter and other kids from the family! Then I noticed that the feast has a great gift, coming from Microsoft this time. I found that Microsoft has opened 3 ...
On the off chance anyone hit www.ILoveVB.NET tonight around 11:30CST, you may have seen some Google Ads showing up... for about 5 minutes I guess. They're currently turned off again. Honestly I haven't decided if I like them or not (regardless of whether they generate any money.) I'm really not thrilled with how they look on the site and I'm even less thrilled with the "relevant" content they are showing. (The "Free VB Code" stuff was fine, the "Get A Date" stuff was not.) I'm pretty sure some/all ...
My opinion so far about every Google initiative is that they do it better than most and almost always accompanied with a sizeable business strategy to backup the product. Latest in their offerings is their version of wikipedia: Knol is different because it credits and pays the authors and by the same token makes them accountable too thereby offering at least a bit more realiability than free-form authoring ~Smile~. I am very interested in seeing how the accountability comes into play. Accuracy of ...
I just noticed a reference to yours truly in one of D'Arcy Lussier's recent posts in which he talks much smack about his plans to overtake Chris Williams (a.k.a Blogus Maximus) for the title of wordiest bastard on GeeksWithBlogs. It was bad enough that his weirdo Knuck references forced me to google both Toque and Tim Horton or that his absurd suggestion that I would soon want to immigrate to Canada to be closer to the new "Blogger King" caused me to spew coffee over my monitors. But he simply crossed ...
Available from: http://www.google.com/gmm/i... Pros: Super Easy to use Auto-detects GPS settings on your device Directions (Route Planning) is very easy to get to and features a “fly-to” feature for turn-by-turn. Satellite View or Map View – Satellite view has road names integrated Easy to navigate using hardware keys or touch screen Download speeds were pretty good for “live” tracking Cons: Satellite Imagery is at least a year old in some places. Traffic Info not available in my location They ...
Originally posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:37 AM. UPDATE: 12/14/2007 I fixed this error for one instance of my active-active cluster, but I'm still getting the same error on the other instance. I hope this information is useful to someone, as I did eliminate a bunch of possibilities as to the cause, and I did fix it for the one instance. UPDATE: 11/12/2007 I left my original post below, because it might help someone somewhere. The actions listed in the old post below help you to enumerate jobs ...
My friend Ben Scheirman blogged about Google Chart API. You can read his post here. The chart API is a URL based API which means you will pass the data in the URL and Google will create a chart for you. This is truly awesome since creating the chart is a pretty hard performance kill operation specially when your chart is very very complex. Delegating this work to Google will save us from the trouble. Anyway, there are many kinds of graphs that you can plot using the Google Chart API. In the example ...
After iPhone, few other names have been making frequent rounds of the internet recently. Since I am an early adopter of iPhone and majorly interested in gPhone and any other variants I thought I might as well jump in and clarify some terms and/or miconceptions at play here. iPhone as you may already be aware is an actual phone running a stripped down version of the famous Mac OS X. The iPhone has gone through many firmware upgrade ever since its introduction a while ago. In North America, Apple has ...
I finally picked up my new AT&T Tilt today - the store I went to at first was all out and so I drove across town to another store where I finally got it....the lady at the first store had tried to sell me on the new BlackJack II but I had my heart set on the Tilt. Had a bit of fun on the drive home with the GPS and Google Maps - can't wait to start building some location aware apps for Windows Mobile 6 :) ...
One of the things I have been thinking about is the caliber of the people I would work with. I think there are several types I would like to work with (or probably already do and like it!). As I mentioned at the start of this series, this is my definition of my perfect work environment. This almost definitely is not what you would see as the perfect environment and that is okay. I invite you to come up with your own ideas and put them together. Technical PM - While I have had the type of PM I really ...
I was checking my Google Reader as usual, seeing which items I haven't noticed due to amount of great posts there (see my shared items), which I found this one week old post by David Hayden on CodeBetter blogs. The post talks about Enterprise Library work in-progress to reach EntLib 4.0, with some good news (that I knew would come soon or later :) ). A new "Dependency Injection" Application Block (DIAB) ! To not waste your time, after setting the post into the shared items, I thought the talk is ...
I have been setting up some performance tests using LoadGen today and was having a couple of problems where the message sent by LoadGen wasnt working properly and it was a bit of a pain trying to workout the cause of the problem. After 10 minutes I thought hang on ive got BizUnit tests which do exactly what I want except that I just want to run them a lot of times. This made me think back to something Ewan Fairweather said back at TechEd Barcelona about potentially integrating LoadGen and BizUnit. ...
Just started using Feedburner for my site rss, along with the integration support from GWB. It works fine! From now my Feedburner RSS URL is: http://feeds.feedburner.com... Also GWB provided support for Twitter, which I have also started using. I think Twitter is going to another nice Web 2.0 feature. Nice stuff! Also, I said good bye to Google Ad Sense, as I have seen it's not providing enough profit (0.23 USD in 30 days!) for thousands of page loads. I wonder how Google do billion dollar ...
Amazing things happen when the Internet dies. The dependency that I've developed on the Internet has turned out to be a monster of an addiction. I'm confident that I share this addiction with many, many others. The day after Thanksgiving my household lost Internet because the bill hadn't been paid. Comcast is asking for $600+ before it will be turned back on and so therefore, we've been slow to turn it back on. This of course includes our cable TV, telephone, and Internet which is why it's high. ...
Was doing some deep digging in google to find a comprehensive post on MOSS's Security Model, and came across Reza's post. Its a good read and comprehensive. Technorati tags: SharePoint, MOSS, WSS, Securtiy, Object Model, Permissions, SPRole, SRoleDefinition, SPRoleAssignment Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
I just took a 60 mile trip and was checking My Location on the Google Maps for Mobile. To my surprise, it was pretty accurate during the whole trip. The map would place me on the highway or within a 50 yards of the highway along the route. Another interesting detail, I didn't have to request the location all the time, the position would adjust as the car was moving - very much like the it does on the GPS. That brought an interesting thought - Now Google has not only the locations where their devices ...
Today, Google made a new Google Maps for Mobile available on their site. The new beta version includes a My Location functionality that places your location on the map based on the information received from the cell phone towers. I've installed the app on my Blackberry Curve. The My Location function is great, even though it is not as good as a GPS. While in my office, Google Maps placed my location within around 100m of my real location. That was great. The neat trick is that positioning works even ...
I've just caught up the latest installment in the " 'To Process' or 'Not To Process' " debate that has become a blogger slanging match between James McGovern, Robert McIlree and James Robertson played out in the comments sections and blog posts. To summarise the debate has moved on from whether EA is just a set of processes or whether it's a practice. My pitch was that it's actually both and applied appropriately. So a debate about direction and ethos. So a pointless opportunity for procrastination? ...
Reading articles, news and blogs in their native language should be more understand and productive rather than reading it in English. Translation of pages is already done by Google but with no precise grammar manipulation and checking. Mr. Zeeshan Ahmed, who left their job and started building his own raft two years ago, has come up with brilliant product PakTranslations.com. This is a free text and free website translation service mean that I can simply provide a link from my site make my site more ...
This week I installed a few nifty Firefox Add-Ons, All-In-One-Gestures and IE Tab. I tried All-In-One-Gestures after watching how fast a co-worker was able to navigate on the web by using this Add-On. It allows you to right-click anywhere on a web page and move the mouse left to go backward or right to go for forward. Navigating this way is definitely much faster than using the browser toolbar buttons and helps me stay in a better flow when trying to quickly scan oodles of google results. For some ...
So it's an interesting way of Google to release their mobile offering in an Emulator/SDK download to stimulate interest before the actual hardware - and it certainly won't hurt that they've put $10m up for grabs for potential developers? Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project Getting Started Learn about Android Download the SDK Join the community. Participate in our discussion group through email or the web. The Android Developer Challenge will award $10 million to developers who build great ...
Ever wanted to synchronize your outlook with your Google Calendar? The solution is here. I have developed an Outlook add-in that wil synchronize the scheduler of it with Google Calendar and backward. The process takes place in the background every time your Outlook is executing the Send/Receive operation. Setup is easily. After installing the add-in, Outlook shall prompt the options dialog of the plugin at it's next startup. (See the image below) Fill in your gmail address, password and the calendar ...
I've probably been watching too many Star Wars movies lately, but I think I've come up with a new word. Googlechlorians. I know, you're wondering... what on earth am I talking about? Well, you know how people refer to their blogs having "google juice" when they get good search rank results? I think the word they are looking for is "googlechlorians" It's a measure of the living google force in all of us (or at least in our blogs.) usage: His blog had the highest googlechlorians count I had ever seen. ...
The Tampa Bay chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is dedicated to building a community of professionals interested in topics related to software architecture. This organization welcomes all interested professionals. Whether you are a senior enterprise architect at a fortune 100 company or an aspiring architect with only a few years of experience. The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 28 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Microsoft offices in Tampa. The speaker ...
Scott Guthrie gave a great keynote this morning. As is turns out VS 2008 is almost complete and we are not getting a copy here at the conference. We will get one mailed to us however after they release it. Which means we will not really be one of the first to get it. :( Visual Studio 2008 - Of course this is going to be able to be used immediately by us due to the fact that you can target .NET Framework 2.0. That means we can just install and continue developing the same applications with AJAX integration ...
It's deer season here in Minneapolis. Tonight though, it seemed more like Silver Minivan season. We (the whole damn fam) were driving over to my buddy Mike's house for a cookout, and had gotten slightly lost. (Don't ask, just blame Google Maps) So we're heading down county road 47 and this deer charges across the road, narrowly missing a van in the opposite lane, and slamming head on into the side of our van. Needless to say, we were all WTF was that?!?! We pulled over immediately to check things ...
Well this is going to be interesting - a windows version is around the corner? well to be honest I kind of like the Linux GUI anyway, but what will be crucial to this device is that it doesn't sacrifice speed or battery life for a fancy Vista like GUI. I have always been a fan of Laptops and Notebooks being mobile devices, as opposed to Desktop replacements, so my personal bias has always been for a maximum screen size of 12" - besides have you ever been sitting by someone in an aircraft when they ...