August 2007 - Posts
After 21 days of posting something daily, I need a little break, for several reasons:
- I 'm running out of subjects which I can use for short first-impressing posts. Please leave some comments with subjects you find interesting, perhaps I'll find them interesting as well! :)
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/temporary-break-request-for-subjects/
Not you... The computer!
Just had some fun enabling Wake On LAN on one of my computers. A great technology for the lazy people among us, you simply sit in your chair and realize you need to access some other computer in your house, but sadly enough it isn't powered on. The fit among us might simply walk to the machine and boot it, but I'd rather open up some program, hit a button and with some magic the machine starts up.
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/booting-for-lazy-people-wake-on-lan/
Long ago, I found something strange in Windows Explorer, which I wanted to retry on Vista today.
In Explorer, first create a very big directory tree, consisting out of small directory names. Now, from the bottom, rename these directories to about 100 characters.
When you reached the top, try browsing the tree, after some directories it won't allow you to open the directory anymore. You can't select it, it will jump back, you can't rename that one, you can't delete the entire tree at once.
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/explorer-bug-long-path-damaged-directories/
Social bookmarking, one of the Web 2.0 hypes, allows you to share links
with each other. This great video from Common Craft very clearly
explains what social bookmarking is all about. While this is very
useful, there’s also a selfish advantage to it.
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/the-selfish-side-of-social-bookmarking/
The prompt is dead, long live the prompt! That's the feeling PowerShell should give you, the new command line shell from Microsoft. Today, I'll try to determine exactly what the Power part in PowerShell stands for.
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/using-powershell-writing-and-debugging-cmdlets/
Ever wanted to install something but couldn't be bothered to burn it to a disc first? Like the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 discs for example. Daemon Tools is the answer!
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/daemon-tools-the-disk-image-emulator/
Yesterday I talked about personalizing Outlook Today to make it look
more sexy. One of the things I had on my Outlook Today, was my picture
with a direct link to my contact details. To get this link, I wrote a
small Outlook Add-in to give me the exact name.
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/writing-an-outlook-add-in/
Do you find Outlook Today too boring? I do! Let's have a look at how we can transform it into something more visually appealing, something like this: (click the image for a full view)
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/personalizing-outlook-today/
Recently, I bought a new DVD player/recorder with an internal hard disk. One of the nice features I discovered when playing with it is a free tv guide! GUIDE+ shows me all programs on the major television channels in my region and allows me to easily select them for recording with one press of a button.
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/free-tv-guide-guide/
Long ago, I had a chat with someone about the fact that there are too
many different ways in Photoshop to do the same thing. He believed this
was a bad thing, while I didn’t find anything wrong with it. Having
thought about this afterwards, I have formed my opinion about it, with
Read more at http://blog.cumps.be/different-actions-same-result/
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