VolkerW's WebLog

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    IE7 in XP x64

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    IE7 Beta 1 is not supposed to work with XP x64. XP x86 SP2 and Vista only. What kind of message does this send to our partners and customers? "Wait for Beta 2." "Well we've done what we could and ... oh, ahh, yepp, we should should have thought about...
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    'Female' Android Repliee Q2

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    More about Repliee Q2 . Here ’s a video from Discovery Channel. Makes me feel even more like being in the opening scene of Battlestar Galactica: "The Cylons were created by Man. They Rebelled. They Evolved. They Look and Feel Human. Some are programmed...
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    IE7 in XP x64

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    The bits don't even install... Did you manage to install the 32-bit IE7 on a 64-bit XP? How? Will check with the IE team tomorrow. Maybe its me.
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    NASA Suspending Shuttle Program Over Foam Debris

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    Even more stuff to worry about and again not work related. I guess I should use my private blog (that nobody reads and I haven't used very much [once]). Today in the NY Times you can read an article about the latest NASA mishaps. They picked up where...
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    Japanese develop 'female' android

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    'We have found that people forget she is an android while interacting with her," Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro. These guys watch way to much Battlestar Galactica . My favorite is Stargate SG1 : no Cylons.
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    BillG delivers keynote at Supercomputing 2005 in Seattle

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    “We are especially honored to have someone of Bill Gates' stature serve as our keynote speaker this year," said SC|05 Conference Chair Bill Kramer , general manager of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing. "His efforts have resulted in bringing...
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    Did you even notice?

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    Yes, Windows Vista Beta 1 is available for beta testers now. But did you realize that the Longhorn Server Beta 1 is out there, too? Longhorn Server beta 1 has been released at the same time and is now a vailable to private beta program participants. Longhorn...
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    IBM introduces a new mainframe, the z9

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    Hope they don't get in trouble with BMW : The z9 mainframe data sounds pretty exciting. And it's of course 64-bit ...
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    Windows Vista: Where's the Buzz?

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    Guess he (John C. Dvorak) doesn't get it. Vista is not about buzz; not yet. This is beta 1 (One) and we expect some real buzz with beta 2 and of course the final product. Few no buzz comments from my end: John: "I'm not saying that Microsoft is doomed...
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    Have fun with SQL Server and Visual Studio

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    Learn how to escape from Yesterworld with Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005!
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    ISO Recorder v2 Beta (x64)

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    One of my favorite shell extensions in 32-bit is Alex Feinman's ISO Recorder. Shell extensions have to 64-bit in 64-bit Windows. So, without further looking I sent an email to Alex asking when to expect an x64 version. Here's is repsonse: "It's actually...
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    Ferrari 4000 test drive (Bluetooth mouse)

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    Josh Williams from the CLR team, proud user of a Ferrari 4000, shot me an email end of last week: "I have found that the bluetooth mouse can be made to work much better if you set the broadcom 802.11 card to have bluetooth compatibility mode enabled....
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    Public Radio blog

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    Read about it in the NY Times : "With its long reliance on talk formats and call-in programs, radio was arguably the first open-source media form. Now a new Public Radio International program, "Open Source from P.R.I.," will test whether the collective...
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    An Infusion of Plasma in NY Times

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    An architect and his wife talk about furnishing their Manhattan apartment with 14 plasma television screens . Geeks w/o Media Center as it looks but nice setting anyways.
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    Extended64.com's Windows x64 Ports Database

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    Excellent idea. "Extended64.com is happy to take some of the most popular Windows open source applications and libraries and port them to Windows x64." Happy porting! http://www.extended64.com/Ports+Database.x64
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    Don't miss Supercomputing 2005

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    This year SC will be held in Seattle . Microsoft for sure will be there with some highlights around Windows Compute Cluster Edition .
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    MSN Screen Saver

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    The beta is out for a few days now. I just tried it on XP x64 Edition and of course it works. What I like most: The option to add RSS feeds. Here's a list of 3 that I would recommend for testing. The first 2 use the RSS feature of MSN Search. http...
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    A user question about Windows Vista

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    When I got up this morning, I read about the official name for Longhorn: Windows Vista . Excited about the new name and the associations possible I told my wife Kirsten about it. I won't share her first associations with the new name here... But she asked...
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    Vista aka Longhorn

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    Now it is official. Lomghorn Client is called Windows Vista. Windows Vista Beta Beta 1, targeted at developers and IT professionals, will be available by August 3rd 2005. Website .
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    What's running when and where?

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    Mark has a new tool, Autoruns . "This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor..., shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the...
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    Make sure you don't end up with a split personality

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    The guys over at ExtremTech built a "dual everything" box: "...not cheap, but you can use this as a template for building a less pricey system." And it is of course 64-bit; or like one of my coworkers keeps saying: "64-bit is just twice as much as...
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    Upgrade 32-bit XP to 64-bit XP

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    Did you take advantage of this offer? The offer is expiring soon (July 31st). I was reminded of this program as I found my Windows XP Professional x64 Edition today in the mail....
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    Stay up-to-date on Windows High Performancce Computing

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    You know the websites: www.microsoft.com/hpc www.microsoft.com/64-bit msdn.miccrosoft.com/64-bit www.windowsclusters.org http://www.tc.cornell.edu/ But there is also the TechExchange . Become a member and receive "convenient, timely news reports on...
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    Who's beaming me up now?

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    No help in sight anymore. James Doohan died today , leaving many of us w/o hope on immediate removal from a boring meeting, an uncomfortable conversation or any other unplesant situation. A sad day for a Treky.
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    Who said MSN Search does not work in XP x64 Edition?

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    I guess it was me and I was partially wrong. Not currently support but MSN Desktop Search works on my Windows XP Professional x64 Edition on the Ferrari 4000 (after unauthorized tweaking the LaunchCondition section of the MSI with ORCA ) or using msiexec...
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