February 2003 - Posts
Still from Gizmodo:
Now there's a USB hot cup?
Hot on the heels of that USB toothbrush from a couple of days ago, is well, a USB hot cup that's apparently to be used for making yourself a nice cup of tea. It's from a company called "Dreams Come True," and conveniently, works with both Mac and PC! Someone please stop the madness. Read...1.3.
Read from Gizmodo :-))))
The USB-powered gadgets keep coming! To add to the USB toothbrush and USB hot cup, there's now a USB heating pad (to keep you warm at night) and a USB mini hot-plate that keeps your drink warm while you're working hard! Actually, given how cold it's been here in New York lately, that heating pad sounds pretty good right about now.
Read - USB heating pad
Read - USB hot-plate
Read USB Toothbrush
It's look like it was created by some mad big boss who wants to chain his developers to their computers ;-)
Soon the USB waterbed ;-))
Tim Marman wrote:
I'd also like to point out whether I agree or not probably has little relevance, since Pascal has been programming for as long as I've been alive... :)
Yes I know I am a dinosaur and I'm only 39 ;-))
Jason Tucker wrote :
The small language debate..
Hey just remember guys, same meat different gravy!
Just my $.02
Totally agree man ;-)
James I am absolutly disagree with you.
I am from the kind who refuse any label on his back. I am programming since 1979, at a time where neither VB or C# where there, and I saw so many futiles languages wars thta now this sound ridiculous.
Yes I use VB, yes I use also C#, but what is the final objective ? Isn't it to achieve a business logic, to deliver a product !
For god sake, guys come back to the basics rules.
Tomorrow if MS or anybody launch Mynewlanguage#, are we going to start again playing in the courtyard.
My company has absolutly no interest in what language I use or I prefer, they just want me to achieve a project, a website, an Intranet, a Windows application, whatever .
Yes I also work with Java, C++, and I worked in the past with Forth and Logo.
Why ? Because the customer wanted something that was looking for me better in one of this language, not because I prefer VB, C# or Eiffel !
Read on a forum :
I was recently at a show with an organization called Angelbeat. It is a group that works closely with HP, Cisco, Microsoft and others. One of the HP representatives shared there is a new device being released in the June/July timeframe with the following features:
* It will be the 2200 Series
* Integrated Compact Flash and SDIO slot (Finally!)
* 400MHz XScale Processor
* 16-bit Color with Transreflective TFT
* Built in Bluetooth
* Slightly larger than 1900 series from a thickness and screen but not by much (it was very light)
* Base model will come with 64MB Ram and a higher model will come with 128MB Ram, I did not get a chance to ask about ROM
* There is a replaceable battery
* It will offer both Landscape and Standard view without a soft reset!
* Black grips on the side for a very secure hold
* They did not integrate 802.11 because an SDIO card is due in June/July that will provide this functionality
* It will run on the new Microsoft operating system (this is the reason for the release date in June/July)
* It will not fit existing accessories
* A future model will have a keyboard that slides from the back and automatically changes the view to Landscape (it was described as coming from the right side of the iPaq)
* A phone option should be available “in the future”
* It will be between $300-$400 but expect it just under $400
* I held it and it is beautiful
* Don't ask for pictures, none where taken
Other comments worth mentioning:
The GSM/GPRS sleeve is expected to be release the end of this month on the AT&T network.
The new release of Office (Office 11) will completely change the look of Outlook. The preview pane will be on the side instead of the bottom was the most noticeable.
The Microsoft Wireless Information Server will be integrated into the Exchange Server. This will increase the number of companies that will have access to wireless technology and will decrease the infrastructure needed to support the environment. The current code name for this project is Titanium.
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It's good some time to have a break and look backwards your old projects.
It helped me reducing quite some numbers of <asp:panel> I was using just to have a nice border around other controls or to give a better structure to my page.
If you workon an Intranet project with IE, you can use a <Fieldset> tag that do perfectly the job without any server roundtrip.
Plus the possibility to include a <Legend> tag inside to write the Title of the box over the border 'a la' Windows ;-)
I create dynamically some folders in my application. When I deploy the site, I can't copy the folder permissions, like the basic Read attributes for an Internet guest.
It's ok for me because I have access to the host server, but I imagine for people hosting remotely.
Maybe someone know something about that ? I already tried some folder attribute code but it doesn't work.
It should be part of VS.Net, because when you deploy your code, you apparently must be an administrator.
I read some tips about the best way to keep Webconfig wherever you deploy your application.
Well I just find another one (It's new for me). What I do is after a first copy of my application to my Production server, everytime I need to update the site I exclude Webconfig from the project, copy and include again WebConfig.
It's not rocket science, but it do the job, and I apply also this to other static files, which I don't need to change.
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