Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

March, 2005

  • Santomania

    A tip, a tool and a book

    The Tip: If your mouse has thumb buttons, they are usually mapped (by default) to "back" and "forward" in IE. Change those to PgUp and PgDown, and give it a test drive in Visual Studio. I never noticed how much of my development time was being spent on...
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    Out-Googling Google

    One of the things I like best about Google is their clean, elegant and functional UIs. Microsoft's web offerings always seem to be a step (or three) behind, or so I thought before running across Once again the folks at MSN prove...
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    Why Microsoft Won, according to OSS/Unix guru Marcus Ranum

    I found this article on Slashdot . It is a well written commentary on the state of Unix/Linux, although I'm anot sure how many OSS advocates would agree with the conclusions. My evil twin particularly liked the following passage: I installed Linux on...
  • Santomania

    [OT] One step closer to geek movie heaven

    The new trailer for Episode 3 is out - <edit> as David Taylor so politely pointed out, that link points to the old trailer from Nov 2004. The new one air will air on March 10th. My mistake,...
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    The magic URL for fixing a broken Sharepoint page

    I know it exists, but every time I need it I still spend 15 minutes searching. So, once and for all, here it is: ?contents=1 . Appending that to the URL of a web part page in WSS or SPS will display a list of web parts on the page with options to close...
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    WssDal - a Sharepoint Web Services alternative

    About 2 months ago I asked if anyone was interested in an alternative to the WSS webservices . A few people responded and tried my WssDal library. The general consensus seems to be that while it isn't perfect, it is useful enough to continue developing...
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    Sauce Reader (v1.10BETA) chokes on UTF-16 RSS?

    Can anyone else confirm that Sauce Reader doesn't support Unicode RSS?
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