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Posted On Monday, January 31, 2005 2:20 PM

Its about time
Recently I came across an issue where access to file shares on a particular machine wasn’t working. The error message was something about the Machine’s time not being in sync with the domain controller. So here is a good article on Time synchronizations with the domain controller on Win2k, WinXP, and Win2k3 ......

Posted On Monday, January 31, 2005 6:48 AM

IBM/ Lenovo Deal in Trouble?
Source: Lockergnome “Updated: The U.S. government, concerned with national security issues, is looking into IBM’s deal to sell its PC business to the Chinese computer maker, according to reports. IBM’s deal to sell its PC business to Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. for $1.75 billion reportedly has gained the attention of U.S. regulators concerned with national security issues. Read more…… “ ......

Posted On Thursday, January 27, 2005 5:01 AM

Fabrikam in Feb 2005

It looks like Fabrikam will be avaialable mid Feb 2005.

Thanks for the heads-up Arnon

Posted On Wednesday, January 26, 2005 3:04 PM

I remember seeing a tool like this before, but I couldn’t find it. Searched the net for sometime, and eventually gave up and did my own one. It’s pretty primitive at the moment, but it lets you execute CAML queries against a SharePoint list. Here is a few screenshots I’ve shared it here p.s No limitations on the code or app, do whatever you like ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 26, 2005 3:02 PM

Caml for Current Logged in User
Fyi Stumbled across this based on a requirement <Eq> <FieldRef Name="AssignedTo" /> <Value Type="Integer"> <UserID Type="Integer" /> </Value> </Eq> Some neat mojo there with “<UserID Type="Integer" />” ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2005 2:42 PM

No SharePoint Tabstrips? but then there is the DataView
When I first started with SharePoint I was pretty much surprised that the ability to create tabs was only available on meeting workspaces. I have no explanation as to why there is such a limitation. I am also currently unaware of a hack to make that system available across all WSS Sites, but here is something that I was able hooked up, and I am actually pleased with it (the main reason I am pleased with it, is because it’s nothing more than a DataView WebPart). What I wanted was a system of ......

Posted On Thursday, January 20, 2005 11:23 AM

NFS Underground: The fun is yet to begin
EA has announced the latest title in the NFS franchise. Its called NFS:Most Wanted. And guess what, Cop chases are back. Now wont that be fun. Still for all the game is only based on Underground. Its not a new version of Underground, which I would have preferred ......

Posted On Thursday, January 20, 2005 9:54 AM

Any one knows what happened to Jim

Has anyone seen or heard from Jim (James Edelen) recently. I am wondering if he has gone MIA. Recently I was referring a colleague to the SPExport tool, but what do you know, Jim’s Blog ( isn’t functioning.

Posted On Thursday, January 20, 2005 9:52 AM

Mitsubishi is French me thinks
Ok we already know that Renault owns a stake in Nissan. We know that Renault is French. We also know that Peugeot/Citroen is French. So now to keep Mitsubishi afloat, they have formed strategic partnerships with Nissan and Peugeot/Citroen. No idea what the stakes are like, but I am wondering if the company will now be more French than Japanese? ;) ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2005 2:37 PM

STSADM Backup Restore and SP1
Something I came across today. I have a bunch of stsadm backups of WSS sites. Today when I tried to restore one of them after re-installing SharePoint this error screamed at me “Your backup is from a different version of Windows SharePoint Services and cannot be restored to a server running the current version.” Guess what – STSADM backups are not version independent. My scenario was a SP1 backup to be restored on a non SP1 box. I do not know if a Pre SP1 backup will restore on a SP1 machine. I haven’t ......

Posted On Thursday, January 13, 2005 10:49 AM

You can learn a lot from just looking at CAML in the default views
Yes its true, take a look at any of the default WebParts or ListViews in SharePoint and you can learn a thing or 2. For instance recently I wanted to find all the related items in an issues List. I was stumped until I took a look at the CAML in the default Issue Item Edit form, which goes something like this <Where> <And> <Eq> <FieldRef Name="IsCurrent"/> <Value Type="Boolean">1</Val... <And> <Neq> <FieldRef Name="IssueID"/> <Value ......

Posted On Monday, January 10, 2005 12:08 PM

MSDN Magazine Goodies.
Code samples for MSDN Magazine have been released. The WSS Recycle bin is included. Btw did you notice the page goes as this " "Source Code—2005 February 2004 — Vol 20 No 2 Download all the code from February MSDNMag0502.exe (3,487 KB) ….. January 2004 — Vol 20 No 1" Yes, I know, adjusting to 2005 is so hard. I still sometimes write the date as 2004 too ......

Posted On Monday, January 10, 2005 11:22 AM

Autoblog Bonanza
Check out Autoblog for new pics from the Detroit Autoshow. This Jeep Hurricane in particular caught my eye. Check it out its got 2 Hemis (1 in the front and 1 in the back) [Link]. Needless to say the swivel wheels are amazing too ......

Posted On Monday, January 10, 2005 11:11 AM

Saturn Sky

Have you guys seen the Saturn Sky.

I mean wow, doesnt that look strikingly similar to the original Viper?

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 2:49 PM


Wow, check out Age of the Empires 3. Scheduled to be released some time in 2005.

but just check out those graphics. Like many have already said, 'wonder what would the graphics requirements be?'

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 2:08 PM

Wireds Vaporware awards
Wired awards for hyped products that never saw daylight. Link here: ......

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 10:59 AM

Look what I found: some more site SP Sites on the Net
Was doing a google search to find something about SharePoint’s CreateWS.aspx page. The search results returned were interesting. Here some sites that are listed, all running SharePoint. - Destination Desktop - ISC Consulting - Heres the search results I got ......

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 9:20 AM

Lockergnome: Year 2038 bug
From Lockergnome "Modern computers use a standard 4 byte integer for this second count. This is 31 bits, storing a value of 231. The remaining bit is the sign. This means that when the second count reaches 2147483647, it will wrap to -2147483648. The precise date of this occurrence is Tue Jan 19 03:14:07 2038. At this time, a machine prone to this bug will show the time Fri Dec 13 20:45:52 1901, hence it is possible that the media will call this The Friday 13th Bug. " ......

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 8:25 AM

Daven Kamp on linux distributions and costing

Daven K has a good article on the progression of linux distributions from their once was free model

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 8:15 AM

Some Firefox tips from Thimal
Thimal has collected a few tips with regard to Firefox. The one that caught my eye was this. “In particular the keys to do with content.notify.* give the illusion that the page loads faster, by forcing Gecko (the page rendering engine) to display part of the page while it's waiting for the rest to arrive.” – that’s in about:config ......

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 8:03 AM

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