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/.

December, 2004

  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Do Not Deliver Before

    • 1 Comments
    My buddy Reeves just pointed me to a sweet Outlook feature that I never knew about called Do not deliver before . In a recent post I commented on how I'm trying to get in the habit of not doing work email on weekends, vacations etc. Well one problem with...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Windows XP File Association Fixes

    • 3 Comments
    The other day I was unable to open a .cab file on my PC. I had no idea how the file association got messed up. At the same time my .zip file associates were bad. I stumbled onto this great site that has some registry entries you can download to fix some...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    USB Devices

    • 3 Comments
    I have always wondered why Windows treats a USB device plugged into one port as a brand new usb device when plugged into another port. My Mac never did this, or at least it was never apparent. However, the fact of the matter is, Windows makes it very...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    RSS in Outlook and Newsgator

    • 4 Comments
    I've been using Newsgator Outlook Edition for over a year now and generally think it's a rock solid piece of software. However, today I installed it from all my computers. I've come to the conclusion that RSS in Outlook is not what *I* want. Dare Obasajo...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Outlook Folder List Weirdness

    • 6 Comments
    Sometimes software just baffles me. A few days ago, my Outlook 2003 decided to quit remembering the collapsed state of my mail folders in the folder list. Just like that. Sometime last week. Basically, no matter how I change the folder expand/collapse...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    dasBlog 1.7 progress

    • 10 Comments
    Well I plan on spending the next few days getting together a beta of dasBlog 1.7 . I've been slowly doing some work on dasBlog the past few months (emphasis on slowly). To be honest I was pretty close to closing up shop on dasBlog and eventually writing...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Outlook Wish List

    • 5 Comments
    Since it's almost Christmas, here is what I want from Santa. A button that will prevent people from including me in the reply to an email (I call this the remove me from thread button) Here in Hotmail you get these ridiculously long threads that you get...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Microsoft DigitalPersona (Biometric Fingerprint Reader)

    • 10 Comments
    Who ever said Microsoft doesn't innovate is just full of it. I just picked up the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader . This thing is so utterly cool. The software it comes with is awesome. Basically it works like this. You install some software, reboot...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    When ReleaseComObject is necessary in Outlook

    • 3 Comments
    Some might tell you that you never need to call Marhal.ReleaseComObject when writing managed code in Outlook. Well there are two very specific situations in which you must call RCO or else you will encounter problems. They are: You create toolbar...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    CD/DVD Burning in XP

    • 5 Comments
    <rant> I really want to know why the top two windows CD/DVD burning programs as such big fat junky programs. For many years I used Roxio Easy CD Creator. In fact, I used Toast on the Mac for many years (same company) and was super pleased with...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    CleanSources

    • 4 Comments
    A while ago I lamented that the “Clean Project” button in VS.NET did nothing for .NET projects. I thought that it would be nice to have something that would empty the bin, obj, and setup folders of crusty stuff, or just nuke it if you plan on zipping...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Programming iTunes vs WMP in .NET

    • 9 Comments
    I find it creepy that it's a million times easier to write managed code against iTunes than Windows Media Player. That just seems wrong. A few weeks ago when I was playing with the iRiver H320 I wanted to sync meta data from WMP to the iRiver so that...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Spaces posting API

    • 2 Comments
    Folks have been complaining that there is no posting API for Spaces . Not so fast. There is a very lightweight URL based API you can use to post. See Scott's post below. Quote [ Scott Isaacs ] Blog It! Toolbar Button My first tip. The BlogIt...
Page 1 of 1 (13 items)