Reed Me

Development schtuff, SQL Server & other random geekness. Now with more [fill in the blank]!
  • Reed Me

    Houston, we have Bluetooth on Vista! And Power ISO works nicely.

    • 3 Comments
    As the title might suggest, the very beta and very unsigned Bluetooth stack is excellent. Works like a charm. Since Daemon Tools are apparently on vacation for this build (Vista 5472 ~ something weird about not being able to start in Daemon Tools kernel...
  • Reed Me

    Do inexpensive SD cards make ReadyBoost more attractive?

    • 1 Comments
    I'm planning to coerce the otherwise appendix-like SD card slot on my Tablet PC into being the ReadyBoost engine that Vista promises it to be. My 4GB Apacer USB Flash stick is doing an admirable job, but it's kind of long and in the way. With an SD card...
  • Reed Me

    Proofreading as a Smell

    • 1 Comments
    The title of this post is dedicated to old high school buddies and a slacker class that they (we) took for the easy A. We [fondly?] referred to this class as "Drawing as a Smell." Our stone tablet transcripts officially list this course title as "Drawing...
  • Reed Me

    What year is it? (Or, “what not to do to make your project fail.”)

    • 1 Comments
    In the immortal words of senior Microsoft consultant from EMEA who shall remain nameless, "What year is it?" The lunchtime discussion one afternoon at TechReady3 (although it doesn't seem like it was a month ago already!) had inevitably turned to the...
  • Reed Me

    My BI thought for the day.

    • 1 Comments
    A conversation with another new addition to the crew of the mothership got me to thinking about how to succinctly describe looking for information @ Microsoft. In spite of the popular nothing-but-technology impression that the public has about Microsoft...
  • Reed Me

    Installer, check thy dependencies!

    • 0 Comments
    I am starting to get concerned. A whole bunch of ISVs that rely heavily on the Windows platform for their sales do not appear to have active Vista development in progress. I've had "conversations" with half a dozen software vendors and service providers...
  • Reed Me

    How often do YOU press F1 and expect a real answer?

    • 3 Comments
    This isn't about the woeful help facilities in most "modern" software. That's another rant for another day. With the advent of Desktop Search as a core operating system feature for Vista, I've been asking some pointed questions. Without saying more than...
  • Reed Me

    My Favorite Quote from TR3

    • 0 Comments
    I got sidetracked, but I did want to put this someplace where I could find it again later. There were lots of excellent quotes (descriptions of the true nature of penguins, etc), but my favorite quote of the week was from Donald Farmer in one of the SSIS...
Page 1 of 1 (8 items)