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/.

May, 2004

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    OneNote Powertoy: Rss2OneNote

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    Here is a sneak peek at my second OneNote PowerToy. This is a cool little application. Basically you can launch it, enter an RSS feed (all flavors supported) and click download feed, select the posts you want and send off to OneNote...
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    So long MacBU, Hello Hotmail

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    Well, today was my last day in the Macintosh Business Unit. I've worked here ever since I joined over 5 years ago. I feel privileged to have worked with some of the folks who are still here or moved on before me. I had a truly amazing time working on...
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    Thunderbird 0.6

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    Thunderbird 0.6 is out . The best news is that they added support for IMAP IDLE. Sweet. I mentioned it on my blog a few months ago and the bug was voted high enough to get fixed. Thunderbird is my favorite mail client for non exchange mail as well as...
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    Media Center Front Panel Display SDK

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    I have released my Media Center Front Display Panel SDK . You can find API documentation here . This is an SDK that I created to give you a managed API and State Aggregator to get notified of state from the Media Center State Aggregator Service. If...
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    Toshiba M200 vs Toshiba 3500

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    As an owner of the Toshiba 3500 Tablet PC I am blown away by the new M200. this is a review of the improvements and differences. Specs This Toshiba has no shortage of great specs. Intel P4 Centrino 1.7 ghz, 1 GB of RAM, 7200 RPM Hard Drive, nVidia...
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    Finally, 23 inch LCD competitive with Apple

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    http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_f2304/4505-3174_7-30871933.html note to self. Start saving.
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    Entourage 2004

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    I've been soo busy this week that I haven't even had the time to enjoy some of the wonderful things the press are saying about Office 2004. I worked on Entourage 2004 for about 16 months before moving on to Virtual PC. I just saw this review in PC Magazine...
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    So long MS broadband hardware

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    C|Net is reporting that we are exiting the broadband hardware space . That sucks big time. I still have nightmares of all the linksys firmware upgrades and wacky hardware versioning schemes they have (trying to buy the lastest piece of hardware at Fry...
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    dasBlog 1.6 released

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    I've released dasBlog 1.6. You can read the release notes and the new features and bug fixes . There are many flavors for the the bits on the dasBlog workspace . In short, there are many bug fixes , Atom 0.3 support, even better Search feature,...
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    High density display on my Toshiba M200

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    It's always a good day when you get new hardware. I cherish the days where I get new hardware in the office. It's like Christmas. Today my Toshiba M200 appeared. This is a pimpin machine. I was really getting tired of my Toshiba 3500. That piece of...
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    Standby Explained (S1, S3)

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    Since I built my first do-it-yourself computer almost 2 years ago I was super interested in making sure that when the computer went to sleep (standby) it was silent. After all, what is the point of putting something into standby if the fans and HD were...
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    Explorer and IE changing toolbar layout

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    THIS IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!! Every few hours of using my computer, my Explorer Shell inherits the layout of my IE toolbars. This is NOT WHAT I WANT. I manually move them back the way they are supposed to be, then lock toolbars and then all of a sudden...
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    Haha, deny explorer access to reg setting

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    Found a solution for my annoying toolbar changing behavior between IE and Explorer . Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser and Set the Permissions for your account to Deny. Haha, take that Windows...
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    Programming for Outlook using managed code is better with a Shim

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    Ok, recently I posted an article titled: Programming for Outlook using managed code is hard . This article summarized and documented some of the pain that I experienced in writing my Outlook2OneNote Add-in . All this time I was aware that there was...
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    dasBlog 1.6.1 hotfix

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    Scott Hanselman and Clemens ran into a nasty dasBlog 1.6 bug . Basically it was possible for your entry cache to get corrupted (not your entries). Thanks to Erv Walter for quickly investigating and fixing the problem. I have uploaded a hotfix for folks...
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    Mac to Windows

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    Evan DiBiase chronicles his travles back to Windows from a Mac (via Dan Crevier ). My co-worker Mike Fullerton rants about his Mac . I actually found Mike's post pretty humerous.
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    Offline Files made easier

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    Jonathan Hardwick has an excellent post on Offline Files support in Windows XP. I posted some of my annoyances on his post, but today I found something that makes offline files so much more tolerable. My main complaints with Offline files are: ...
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    Code Highlighting and dasBlog 1.6 hotfix

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    A while ago I blogged about a new feature of dasBlog: the ability to highlight .NET code . Thanks to Scott Hanselman who let me know that I forgot to add the necessary xml file for the code highlighter to the 1.6 release :-(. As such I've uploaded it...
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    M200 Tablet Tip: Optimize buttons for Outlook

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    Here is a cool Outlook tip when using you M200 in tablet mode. By default the button above the joystick is configured to type the escape key. If you go to the Tablet and Pen Settings Control Panel, you can change this to type delete. This...
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