Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

June, 2004

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    Simple is better!

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    I bought my wife an iPod for her birthday. It reminds me of my GMail account - both are elegantly simple, and also simply elegant. Clean, intuitive interfaces topping rich functionality. Unfortunately, that is something that software developers don...
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    [OT] The joys of early hour flights...

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    It is 4:30am, time to leave for the airport. I was about to reflect on the joys of early hour flights until I remembered that there aren't any.
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    XPath Injection attacks - the "other white meat"?

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    Everyone knows about securing apps from SQL injection attacks, but how many of you have given consideration to XPath injection protection? This (PDF:"Blind Xpath Injection") is a good introduction. A short excerpt shows why XPath injection can be more...
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    Yahoo Mail Plus goes to 2GB

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    Sometime between 3:30am and now, Yahoo Mail upped the quota of paying members to 2.0GB... Hooray! And the “official” announcement: Notice: Change of service to your Yahoo! Mail Plus account Dear Yahoo! Mail Plus Subscriber, Thanks...
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    Webmail Woes...

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    I used my personal Yahoo email account for testing a Biztalk orchestration which sent emails through the SMTP adapter. While debugging some connectivity issues, I opened Outlook Express on the dev box (which is running in an image) and configured it...
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    Blogging on UserFriendly.org

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    Illiad lets us know his opinion about blogging
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    Life imitating art : NASA working on lightsaber practice droid.

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    This is what happens when you give true geeks an unlimited budget... The article (from Wired ) has some simply awesome quotes: ... "The PSA started with a simple idea: to hook up astronauts with some of the cooler gadgetry from classic '60s and...
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    Infopath forms and the XmlNamespaceManager

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    One common task when programmatically manipulating an InfoPath form is setting up the namespace manager. The following code will fail: MyInfopathDOM.SelectSingleNode("//my:name"); because of the unrecognized "my" prefix. But create a namespacemanager...
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    Office / Information Worker related weblogs

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    If anyone is interested, here is a compilation of 78 weblogs with Office or IW related themes: It was exported from my SharpReader so YMMV in other readers. < Added : About 90% of this list is from http://www.officezealot.com - recommended! > ...
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    100% legal P2P music sharing? Hmm.....

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    A friend just mailed me a link to Mercora who claim to provide a legitimate, legal and free P2P music sharing platform. Sound too good to be true if you ask me... From their website: The Legality of Webcasting with Mercora Mercora lets you webcast...
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    Scoble vs. Madonna

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    Madonna concert, Madison Square Garden, evening of June 16th. vs. Scobe's blogger/geek dinner, Manhattan, evening of June 16th. err.... Any ideas on how to talk my way out of this one?
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    Painless Sharepoint 2003 deployments (even when migrating from SPS 2001) ??

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    After reading Bill's woes with SPIN/SPOUT and the deployment in general, I figured he isn't the only one who needs to know this: There is an excellent deployment tool which assists both in migrations and deployments, and can take most of the pain out...
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    Headless Systems (?)

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    A recent MSDN article: Yes Virginia, Windows CE .NET Does Handle Headless Systems Is this really useful? Everyone knows that *real* problem is Headless Users...
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    Pair-Programming - Necessary?

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    Roy mentions pair-programming and a situation in which a pair fell apart because "it just seemed unnecessary" to the developers. There is an interesting comment thread developing there, but the post begets the question - why is it necessary? Many...
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    Skype contact info

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    I'm on Skype too; username: addysanto.
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