I’ve just heard the sad news that John Peel has died whilst on Holiday in Puru. I’ve often listened to his shows on Radio 1 and Radio 4. He will be sadly missed. The fact that he’s been on Radio 1 since 1967 speaks volumes for his talent and the respect he has earned from [...]
I’ve downloaded and installed the new Google Desktop. It seems to be very good. It will index the following file types. Outlook / Outlook Express Word, Excel, PowerPoint AOL Instant Messenger Internet Explorer Plain Text Apparently more are to follow. Like the Google toolbar it’s limited to a Windows platform so yet again Mac and [...]
I have a Kryptonite cylinder lock for my Bike. So you can imagine by disbelief when I read this. Basically the lock can be opened using a BIC pen! This from a company that claims "Since 1971 Kryptonite has been the innovator of the best bicycle locks in the world. We make the toughest lock [...]
I’ve now got a GMail account. I doubt it will change my life but I’ll have to come up with some creative ways of using that 1gb of off site storage! The advantage of the limited release was that I could choose a decent address. email@example.com was the obvious choice.
We’ve just setup the Remote Desktop Web Part in SharePoint Portal Server. On accessing the page you get the following warning. "Internet Explorer has blocked this site from using an ActiveX control in an unsafe manner. As a result this page may not display correctly." So what does the help page say? "To avoid possible [...]
I started looking at SharePoint Portal Server today. I’ll be doing a training course towards the end of the month, but initial reactions are favourable. Hopefully this tool will allow us to bring all our resources together and allow better information sharing. It’s not the most user friendly piece of software but it has lots [...]
Every now and again I have to cut and paste text between MS Word and my Terminal Emulator. The problem is that the AutoFormat facility changes quotes to ‘Smart Quotes’ and hyphens to en-dashes. So why don’t I turn AutoFormat off? Well I have but because the documents are shared the minute someone else opens [...]
I think the family pets have the wrong idea!
Sun have just released two SUN Servers based on their UltraSPARC iV Processors. The v890 and v490 are basically replacements for the existing v880 and v480. It will be interesting to see how much better they perform with the next gen CPUs. v880′s were one of our most popular hardware platforms for Talis customers. Hopefully [...]