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December 2005 - Posts

MUSIC: Mercedes Mixed Tape 10
I often, not to say always, get the news from Didier (yeah you start to be old also ;) and I really like the mixed tape so I decided to post about it.
Mercedes MixedTape 10

Mercedes Benz released its 10th version of the Mixed Tape. Still for free. Download here. Now, you can also find a weekly podcast :-)

Playlist MixedTape 10

Tags: mixedtape

[Via Didier Beck's Weblog]
New year, New Job: ecenter solutions - enabling business innovation

Starting 1st of January 2006 I will work, as a Senior Solution Architect, for the ecenter solutions, a new company of the Helvetia Patria Group, located in Zurich - Switzerland created this morning, on December 23, 2005.

Congratulations to my old friend Didier who made the spin-off a reality. Read more about it here.

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Go on www.google.com, type in the search box: miserable failure, then click on the button I'm feeling lucky, and see where do you get :-) (http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/gwbbio.html)

Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite installation

It was a nightmare to have this installed and working!!! For all previous versions, since the alpha version, I used a Virtual PC. And now that the product went RTM I decided that it was time to install it on my productive machine.

I had not installed any piece of alpha nor beta software on my productive environment before starting the installation of Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite.

I ran the setup with default options except the location of the folder to install. Everything went fine till the end and then I had a strange message about Office 2003 missing SP2 and PIA... It was proposed that I run VSTOR.EXE manually.

Running VSTOR.EXE I get an error message saying that I need to uninstall "Visual Studio .NET prerequisites - English", but I don't had that as an option in the Add/Remove.

From the support page (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/support/uninstall/) I downloaded the uninstall tool, even if I never installed beta version before. Running it, it does uninstall SQL Server 2005 Express, then I get this error:

The following task did not complete successfully:
Uninstall Visual Studio components

I then decided to uninstall and try to re-install, I did it two times with some operations in between. No way still not working. I started to be really really pissed off.

To cooooool down I decided to get some music: Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams, really really cool. Thanks Mathieu.

Then I went with regedit to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
and started to uninstall stuff with msiexec /x {guid}

I finally managed to be able to install VSTOR.EXE after installing .Net Framework 2. Then a full re-install  of Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite without SQL Server 2005 Express that I installed by hand and also with several trial before being successful.

I finally have a development environment again and I can go on with the development of Tech Head Brothers in ASP.NET 2.0 and the new version of the publishing tool based on Word 2003.

[ Currently Playing : Better Together - Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams (03:28) ]

Skype 2.0 Beta out — now with free video calling

Yo can download it here: http://www.skype.com/products/skype/windows/downloading_beta.html

Posted: Dec 01 2005, 09:44 AM by lkempe | with 1 comment(s)
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