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/.
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    Send to OneNote from Outlook PowerToy Released

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    At long last, my PowerToy is live! Send to OneNote from Outlook lets you send Mail, Post items and Sticky Notes to OneNote (note, this was previously called Outlook2OneNote). While you are there I also recommend Send to OneNote from Internet Explorer...
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    Hotmail, now with less ads

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    If you have a paying relationship with MSN (you are an MSN subscriber or Hotmail Extra Storage user) you no longer see any banner ads when using Hotmail. Just one of many enhancements coming to a hotmail near you ;-). This also marks my first release...
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    Outlook Security Dialog and Palm

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    Now let me tell you, I loath this dialog as much as the next guy, however, I just discovered something appalling today. Palm (the makers of the PDA etc) ship this application called Pocket Mirror (I think its third party?) that synchronizes Outlook...
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    Tiny USB Flash Drive

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    I just got a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 256MB at Amazon.com last week, and I can't believe how small it is. 256 MB, USB 2.0 and it comes with a crypto program for encryping files. I wanted the 512 MB version, but the 256 MB was only $40. It's now on my minimalist...
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    Nikon RAW image thumbnails in XP Explorer shell

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    I've been mildly annoyed by the fact that I can't see thumbnails of my Nikon NEF (RAW) image files in the XP Shell. Luckily someone has a product that takes care of this. http://www.softwhile.com/product_nv.html Update: check out this post for another...
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    Portable Media Center

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    Amazon now has Portable Media Centers available for purchase. Creative Labs 20 GB Zen Portable Media Center Samsung Yepp YH-999 20 GB Portable Media Center I've got the Creative PMC device and it's just sweet. I'll blog more about it when...
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    Explorer Status Bar fixed in XP SP2

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    Holy cow, how did I miss this gem? [Tony Schreiner] New Pet Peeves Fixed The disappearing status bar bug should be gone for good. We also fixed most of the scenarios where the URL you were typing in the address bar would get stomped or disrupted...
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    Hotmail Tips

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    Reeves has some great Hotmail tips . One of them is very important. I just started forwarding all my e-mail to hotmail from another mail account. Many of these messages were being junked. This is because hotmail sees that the message is not address to...
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    MCE vs Tivo

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    Paul has a great write up on MCE and Tivo . I ditched my Tivo 2 years ago for my custom built MCE box. In that time period I've been dogfooding (running alpha and beta builds)various versions of Media Center about 75% of that time. 1.0 had a lot of little...
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