Omar Shahine's WebLog

The content of this blog is a subset of the posts I make to my personal blog http://www.shahine.com/omar/.

January, 2004

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    Chris Pratley on OneNote

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    Chris Pratley started blogging! He's a Group Program Manager on Win Office and owns OneNote among other things. Anyway, he's already got some greate stuff on his blog! If you use OneNote, or are wondering how a brand new product gets hatched at MS, go...
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    Web Projects and Source Control

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    Anyone who has used a Web Project with Visual Studio.NET source control and GotDotNet is probably very angry. It's just unbelievable how horrible an experience it is. A few weeks ago I converted the FlexWiki Web source to be a real Web Project. In...
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    MSN Toolbar

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    Looks like there is an MSN toolbar . However, it's missing two critical features: No forms autofill - I use this quite a bit No Google search Just kidding about #2. However, seriously, forms autofill is cool. Remember, this was a feature...
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    Bill Gates on Orkut.. well not really

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    Well, no he isn't. But if you look in the Microsoft Community, there he is. Of course it's a fake: spoofed. I guess Orkut is no different from the net. Anyone can pretend to be anyone.
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    Orkut

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    Orkut is the first official digital social network I've joined. Robert Scoble (thanks!) sent me an invitation on Friday, and I sent invitations to a bunch of my friends and so the system grows. It's a pretty cool place to hang out. At first I was like...
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    Converting a Short Path Name to a Long Path Name and vice versa

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    Recently the BCL team posted : Give me the Short Path/File/Directory names, baby! [Kit George] Keith Hill inquired recently: There are times when displaying long paths (like as a menu item) that you would like to display a shortened path...
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    Tasks

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    Tasks are such a second class citizen in many PIMs. Both Outlook, and Entourage (who's initial PIM model was heavily borrowed from Outlook) don't have a task feature that is compelling enough for me to use them. To make matters worse, we've been pimping...
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    NewsGator 2.0 is out

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    If you are a 1.3 user, then 2.0 is a free upgrade. I just wrote on some of the cool NewsGator 2.0 subscription features, and have been beta testing for a while now. I keep two machines in sync, along with my Web and mobile subscription. Surfing new RSS...
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    Fonts

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    What fonts do you use? The first thing I do when I set up windows is change the default font to Verdana . I even have a reg key which does this for Win Office, saving me the hassle of clicking through numerous dialogs. I really dislike Arial and Times...
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    Wrist.NET Review

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    So, I've had my Abacus Wrist.NET watch now for 4 days and it's time for my review. Executive Summary The watch is cool. I'm finding it useful and am happy with my purchase. I find that the Atomic Clock Accuracy, Weather information and Outlook calendar...
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    Toshiba Tablet Access Code Logon Utility

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    A few days ago I found out about the Toshiba Tablet Access Code Logon Utility . This is a product that allows you to use your signature to unlock your Tablet PC. It shipped with the M200 series but works (unsupported) on the 3500 series. Of course I installed...
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    Got my Wrist.NET Watch

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    I think this is the first time I've gotten a brand new Microsoft product so close to launch (usually I'm either dogfooding before, or wait a while like I did with Pocket PC). Anyway, I got the Abacus Wrist Net Smart Watch for MSN Direct (AU4000) ....
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