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VS2005 Web Debugging in Vista
Had issues debugging a web application on Vista, it kept complaining that Integrated Authentication was necessary. So goggled around and came across this post on Rick's Strahl's blog, and decided to install VS2005 SP1. The VS2005 SP1 setup experience in my case was horrible. it ended up being a memory hog brought the machine down to near halt, and that was just the setup initialization. I would advise folks to run the setup overnight if all they got is 1GB of Ram on their Vista boxes/notebook. So ......

Posted On Friday, December 29, 2006 9:24 AM

StarUML: Free UML Tool that is Actually Quite Good
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, ......

Posted On Thursday, December 28, 2006 10:01 AM

Games to come in 2007
Theres this massive post on the Gamepsot Forums about all the games to come in 2007 (screenshots included). Note: I counted atleast 5 games on the UT3 engine. looks like epic has beaten the boys at valve hands down.. pity. Link: p.s. Live Writer has been mangling links that I post, so I hope these links go through. If not here it is in plain text. tags: 2007, Gamespot, games ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 26, 2006 3:55 AM

Windows Tip - No to All in File Replace Dialog
A really hidden tip for Windows. There has been quite a few times where I have clicked 'No' a couple of hundred times. But next time I am going to hold down 'shift' when I click that no button. tags: Windows, No To All, File Replace Dialog Cross-posted from Thanks for pointing out the broken link Tim, I am considering dumping Live Writer since it just wont le my links be :) ......

Posted On Friday, December 22, 2006 4:17 AM

Infrared Xray Machine
This is cool, That is actually an 'xray' (although it has nothing to do with x-rays) of that dude's wrist. It is showing all his major blood vessels and muscles, and it mainly involves an infrared beam. Link: The obvious medical implications of this tech is amazing. Just imagine if this was available the last time I was at the hospital, I wouldnt have been pierced in the wrong place for a drip treatment. tags: Infrared, xray Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Thursday, December 21, 2006 10:04 AM

Download Managers - A spyware review
There is quite a few of them out there, GetRight, FlashGet, Download Accellerator just to name a few, but did you know which of them come bundled with Spyware. They guys at Safer Networking (makers of Spybot) do, and have written a brief review. My long time favorite has been Getright, for no reason in paticular, just that I've been using it from since it was one of the only few that were out there. Nice to know they have cleaned up their setup. Link to Review: http://www.safer-networking... ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 20, 2006 8:21 AM

Vista doesnt like my Notebook
Yeah, had a struggle late night, and have come to the conclusion that Vista doesnt like my notebook(Dell Inspiron 6400). To be precise it prefers me to stick with Windows XP Home Edition, and is reluctant to upgrade it. The compatibility report was fine, the only Hardware complaints were - to Upgrade my Bios - i.e. got to A.11 from A.8 The software complaints were - Nero - which I can do without for the time being - McAfee Internet Suite - OMG, no compatibilty with McAfee, allright I'll give Avast ......

Posted On Friday, December 15, 2006 5:35 AM

Northwidn Sample Data for SQLExpress
Heres a post by Steve Stein that gives you a 5 step instruction guide to install Northwind db on SQLExpress. LInk: tags: SQL Express, Sample Data, Northwind Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:36 AM

2008 Lancer Pics
tags: Mitsubishi, Auto, CarsCheck out this Autoblog posting which has pics of the 2008 Lancer. Now isn't that sweet looking. Link : tags: 2008 Lancer Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Monday, December 11, 2006 7:51 AM

BitTorrent buys over uTorrent

I too never saw this comming.

But its happened.

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Posted On Friday, December 8, 2006 9:16 AM

Windows Shortcut Keys

The Microsoft Support Site lists all the shortcut keys for Windows.

Theres a few in there that I didnt know either.

The list is at

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Posted On Friday, December 8, 2006 3:45 AM

StExBar for Explorer
A friend of mine pointed me out to this usefull utility Its a toolbar for Windows Explorer that gives you buttons for all the quick access functionality you've always wanted, like a open a cmd window to the curent folder, create a new folder, and open the VS CMD window for the current folder. tags: StExBar, Tool Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Thursday, December 7, 2006 4:17 AM

Using the WII-Mote to play HL2 on a PC
Check this out Its pretty cool. tags: HL2, wii, wii controller, wiimote Cross-posted from ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 4:46 PM

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