Oh well. Being able to blog from OneNote is a dream. I had a whole bunch of posts using graphics and ink all set to go.
Well, there goes my bandwidth for the next few hours… Office Beta 2 is available for all comers and Vista Beta 2 is available on MSDN for subscribers.
I get ’em all for free: this is one I pay for out of my own pocket.
I bought a dartboard a month ago to give me something to fidget with while thinking. Rather than struggle with cricket or any “real” dart game, I’ve been training myself with a game I call “golf.” I go around the numbers in the board, and if I hit the target number in 3 throws, that’s […]
Recently, I’ve seen a huge jump in “Undeliverable mail” messages coming through my mail server. I’ve double-checked that I’m not relaying and checked a couple return path IPs, so I know that it’s just jerks spoofing the “Reply-To” header, but it makes me sick to have my domains in any way associated with this crap. […]
Apparently, the “code navigation bar” in VS2005 is a performance drain. I never rely on it, so I’ll be implementing this change on my own system. Via Steve Pietrek
In the dot-com days, my work led to three, count ’em, three patent applications. In all cases, I’d signed over the IP rights to the company. Both companies went bankrupt before the patents went through, leaving me to understand that the IP is now the property of creditors, who were free to auction it off […]
Microsoft is running a contest called “Made in Express” that will pay out $10,000 to the best application written in Microsoft’s entry-level version of Visual Studio. The proposals chosen as finalists are, to put it kindly, ambitious: an AI psychotherapist (assuming that the person doesn’t just cut-and-paste Eliza); an autonomous robot capable of traversing rough […]
“Vista has a beautiful face but poor bone structure. She’s lovely now, but I’m worried about how she’ll age.” That’s too vivid to slip into a column that uses another metaphor throughout. Darn it.