July 2004 - Posts
Office 2003 SP1 has been released for public consumption.
Download it from here
Details of what is updated by the Service Pack
Well, I guess it had to happen, there seems to be an endless supply of @ssholes out there.
Hey, I didn't know they had put my photo and bio on the microsoft public website
Here it is Mark Dormer
Ever had the problem using xcacls.exe or cacls for that matter to set permissions and it screws up the ordering.
Well it is addressed in KB825751 and a hotfix is available from PSS.
I have found you can download it from the MS site now, though the KB articles have not been updated to note this yet.
They have gotten it together over at MS and put up a searchable portal for all MS Blogs.
There are some not so obvious features, like OPML's of all the feeds.
And inividual topics Longhorn SQL IE XBOX
If you want categories let them know
It looks like some nice people have been playing with the Lovegate code.
At least 4 new varieties have appeared this week.
The big issue is they are replacing .exe's
I have started building a new website.
The old one was much neglected and as it pertains to Windows 98 I decided to make a clean break from it.
The new one is a little light on content so far, but this will change fairly quickly.
A semi-transparent window may flicker when you play a DVD movie on a Windows XP-based computerKB840621
If you want to try out XP SP2, MS is offering it from this site
Worried about putting beta software on my machine?
This release is quite stable. Works fine on all my PC's and laptops.
You get the added bonus of security fixes that is not available to XP SP1
XP SP2 has a security console that detects whether AV and Firewall are turned on.
So far it can recognise the following AV products.
Ahnlab (will detect presence only)
McAfee Norton (will detect presence only)
If your AV is not on this list then get onto your AV manufacturer and microsoft and let them know you expect them to sort it out.
I love going to TechEd. OK the technical sessions are great, but what I really love is meeting up with other geeks, swapping ideas, seeing old friends and meeting new people.
This year we are going to have an MVP Booth, so feel free to drop by and ask a question or just have a chat.
TechEd 2004 Canberra Aug 3-6
This week in an internal memo intended to rally employees microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed his plans to cut US$1 billion in annual expenses while concentrating on future products such as Longhorn and microsoft Office 12.
At a meeting this week in Geneva, the United Nations said that the preservation of the internet relied on putting a stop to spam, a campaign that within two years could cure the plague of unwanted email. More Info
I am starting to get a bick sick of tired of this.
A little background, our Federal Government has a 3 year term. The Prime Minister can call an election anytime during this period.
The last possible date the next election can be is 16 April 2005. The media runs stories everyday, speculating upon when the election will be called. You would think there was nothing else happening in the world for them to report on.
It really goes to show that the media is interested only in sensationalism and ratings, certainly not journalism.
Thats fine, they want to be a marketable business, just stop trying to tell me you serve some noble purpose.
Was reading Dan Gillmor earlier, it really makes me wonder about these people. Have I met one in person? What are they like? Do they like their own children?
They are just another symptom of the problems in society. The drive to make money, especially make money doing nothing productive, is the root cause.
Sit back, relax, chill out. It's really not that important how much money you have, what your title is, what toys you possess. If you learn to not desire evey piece of crap that comes along you will find contentment.
No doubt the guy is a baddy. Yet I have to wonder at the hypocrisy of the US.
They supported this guy when it suited them (along with countless other oppresive dictators) and were fully aware of what he was doing. It's nice how freedom is ok for some.
Remember the old Shah of Iran, the US propped him up this butcher for years.
I seem to remember a prominent official in the Bush administration liked to sell stuff to these guys
Ah, politics, what a sewer.
When it comes to treating online customers with respect, microsoft Corp. tops the list of the country's top 100 companies, according to The Customer Respect Group Inc. in Bellevue, Wash.
I found this very surprising.