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April, 2004

  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Clear Plastic Cups at SEATAC

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    This is about airport security, not code security ;-) Raymond has a blog today about airport security , and it reminded me of something that always puzzles me. The Seattle / Tacoma International Airport has, as you can probably imagine, several...
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    Why does Outlook have an OM?

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    This one could be controversial ;-) In a recent comment, Edd James (note to Edd: that link gives a 403) asks why Outlook and Excel " need this ability to run scripts/macros [?]" First I want to clear up a common misconception about Outlook...
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    Holidays and Airlines

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    I'm heading out on holiday (err... "vacation") in mid-May to see family and friends. I'll definitely be in London and Dover, England; I will almost certainly make it to Cologne, Germany and I'll probably make it to Brussels, Belgium for a couple of days...
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    Installing software

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    Jeff , I promise this one will be short! And any MacOS fans reading , I am not dissing your OS! I am simply pointing out that this problem has no easy solution :-) A couple of days ago I wrote about the problems we face with usability versus security...
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    VBA Take Two: Responding to some comments

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    The other day, Karl Levinson added a comment to my previous entry about the Outlook OM. He raises some interesting points, so I thought I'd reply here. (Karl, please don't take any of this personally; I hear the same arguments from people all the time...
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    Another VSTO Blogger

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    Eric Carter has started blogging! That makes two out of our three Erics on the VSTO team blogging. Eric Carter works on building the next-generation programming model for VSTO 2 and doing an amazing array of other really cool things. And if...
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    Windows Update Day

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    It's the second Tuesday of the month... That means it is time to go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and download the latest patches : · MS04-11 - Windows fixes · MS04-12 - RPC/DCOM fixes · MS04-13 - Outlook Express...
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    Don't trust that data!

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    A while ago I wrote a couple of blog entries on code repurposing and some mitigations , and one of the main causes of that problem is that developers inherently trust data. The text box caption says Name , so it's always gonna contain the user's name...
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    Follow up to "Don't trust that data"

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    Eric makes some good points in a comment to my last post . Nevertheless, the forces of evil within me compel me to respond anyway. (You should have blogged it, Eric ;-) ). Eric's main point is that the employee doesn't need to use formulas in...
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    Top 5 List

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    Julie is looking for input on a Top 5 Good / Bad Things about VSTO list over on her blog. If you have any others to add, surf on over and help her out ;-)
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