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/.

February, 2005

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    my iRiver H320 Post

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    It's funny. It's been a few months since I wrote about the iRiver H320 . If you all recall, I've been reviewing devices as I buy them and seeing how they stack up against the iPod . I reviewed the H320 , the Rio Carbon , and this week will publish a review...
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    Mike gives Napster the boot

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    Mike ditched Napster To Go for the same reasons I did. However, I ditched them a few months ago when they were still in beta and I was beta testing the Creative Portable Media Center. I found lots of problems with Napster's implementation and as such...
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    MSN Remote Record

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    MSN just keeps on cranking out goodness . Along with the Media Center folks, the Information Services folks collaborated to produce MSN Remote Record for Media Center 2005 . It took my 5 min to download, install, add my wife's passport as an additional...
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    Microsoft in the fight against HIV

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    Now this was a really welcome development to read this morning . This is freaking awesome. It's amazing that software viruses basically mimic the behavior of real medical viruses and our leanings and attempts to fight software spam etc can be used...
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    Etymotic ER6 vs. Bose QuietComfort II

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    I’m sitting on an Alaska Airlines flight up to Seattle right now and figure it’s a good time to put my two headphones to the test. I’ve owned both the QuietComfort I and II headphones for the past few years. Recently I purchased the Etymotic ER6’s and...
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    Real World Camera Raw

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    Since getting my Nikon D70 I have struggled with different image editing applications to process the RAW images. For a while I was using Nikon Capture 4.1, but was never satisfied with the application due to it's many bugs, quirks, and horrible user interface...
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    dasBlog 1.7.5016.2 released

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    We've released dasBlog 1.7.5016.2. This is a release to address almost every bug that was reported since releasing 1.7.5016.1. There is an important Cross Site Security Vulnerability fix in this release and it's recommended that everyone upgrade. ...
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    Green Cups

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    This week at work we had a small change to our cups. For the last 6 years I have been drinking from an orange cup. This week they were green :-).
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    SourceForge and Hotmail delivery problems resolved

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    I have to say, I've been incredibly impressed with the level of support and professionalism at SourceForge (where dasBlog is hosted). For the past few weeks I've been unable to send mail to any of our hosted mailing lists from my Hotmail account. I filed...
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    ClearContext Survey

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    The folks at ClearContext have posted a survey about e-mail usage. As you probably know, at this point I rely on ClearContext to help me with my email. When I returned to work from my excellent snowboarding trip I was greeted with > 300 unread messages...
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    Google Maps

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    OH MY, this is so cool . http://maps.google.com (via Julien Couvreur). I don't get how they make money on this one yet. Of course, I just created a SlickRun (the sweetest application launcher) shortcut for this: magicword=map filename=iexplore...
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    PowerToys

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    Raymond has a great post on the history of PowerToys . I'm proud to be a member of this family. The first code that I ever wrote using VB.NET shipped as the Dictionary Tool for Tablet PC , and my latest PowerToy, Send to OneNote from Outlook was a result...
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    Send to SmugMug

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    I love SmugMug so much I wanted a really easy way to get my pictures from my hard drive to SmugMug . Enter Send to SmugMug . This application will install a little entry in your contextual menu for folder that says... "Send to SmugMug". When you select...
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    Make

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    Looks like a great new magazine from one of my favorite tech publishers, O'Reilly. Subscribed.
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    Creative Zen Micro Out of Box Experience

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    I just received my Creative Zen Micro . I am preparing to put together a Zen Micro vs iPod review as I have done for the Rio Carbon and the iRiver H320. For those of you that don't know, I have been evaluating various devices in the pursuit to find something...
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    So... Um... Hotmail

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    Wow, I didn't realize how I've learned to start almost every sentence with "So..." and boy do I say "Um..." a lot. Well, if you want to see for yourself , I'm on Channel9 talking about Hotmail . Scoble was down back in November and he ended up interviewing...
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    Technology Camps, iPod, and the End to End Experience

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    In life there are always at least two camps. When I was a kid it was Nike vs Reebok. For some people it's Audi vs BMW, for others it's iPod vs everything else. I feel that I am in many camps, but when it comes to Apple vs Microsoft, MCE vs TiVo, iPod...
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    iPAQ Mobile Messenger

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    If this thing is real... I want I want
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