March 2006 - Posts
If you don't have the time to build a real Ajax thing, these 2 lines in your HEAD section page can remove easily the flicker effect on your page (only for Internet Explorer anyway). This is really great for admin tools or Intranet (in my case all my users works with IE).
<META http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="blendTrans(Duration=0.2)">
<META http-equiv="Page-Exit" content="blendTrans(Duration=0.2)">
Thanks to secretGeek!
This is what I called a fun project, in all its weirdness, solving sudoku thing with T-SQL. At least if you show that in a job interview for a DBA role, you are sure to be hired!
56 % Nerd, 95% Geek, 60% Dork
|For The Record:|
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius.
Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject).
Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius.
Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST
|My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender: |
| ||You scored higher than 42% on nerdiness|
| ||You scored higher than 99% on geekosity|
| ||You scored higher than 95% on dork points|
Cool, now you can have a better idea about the new UI in Office 2007, much better than screenshots.
View the video
If like me your work rely on CSS and you have to manage lengthy CSS files, then time to use this nifty CSS tool: CSS Tweak.
CSS Tweak reduce the size of your style file by tweaking the styles definitions, and then as an option can remove any white-space to compress more.
Interesting reading this reprint of a Byte article from 1983 (Byte was my favorite reading of the time, wonder whta happens to this excellent magazine) , almost 2 years before the official release of the first Windows.
I am a nostalgic person and this reading send me way back in time. At the time running on floppy disks was a real solution, hard drive prices were putting them out of reach.
"... It is natural to wonder whether Microsoft Windows’ ability to run in limited memory and off floppy disks will result in noticeable delays during execution. Even Lisa with its megabyte of memory and 68000 microprocessor frequently asks the user to wait. Is the ease of use worth the waiting? Will Microsoft Windows somehow ingeniously avoid the problem of delays? The answers to these questions will shape the future of mass-market software. ..."
From Phil Lemmons the journalist who has also added his comment twenty years after!
Wow really cool, check by yourself the demo here, a simple but nice concept using Ajax, Micro CMS. Like to see how to adapt this for .Net and Atlas.
OK everybody heard about Vista launch delayed so what is the big problem here? After all it's only for the better.
Vista is there to stay for years so what's the troubles if we have to wait a bit? I don't understand the fuss. People are expecting too much now. After all it won't be the first time and not the only company to report some delay.
Look at Sony with the Playstation 3 delayed back to November, doesn't bother me at all. I join Scoble with this quote:
"... I’ve learned that dates in the software industry are likely to slip and I’m glad that our management is still paying more attention to product quality and customer and partner feedback than trying to meet some date. Yes, it’s painful. Yes, it’s embarrassing. But we have been through product slips before (before I was a Microsoft employee I was a beta tester on Windows 2000 which slipped years after the first test CDs arrived) and I’d rather have a slipped date than a cruddy product. ..."
Just released yesterday a new Beta for IE 7
I just start to catch up with the cool stuff shown at Mix 06, and thanks to this blog everybody can see almost live what's going on there.
iBloks is a really cool demo of what can be done with Windows Presentation Foundation, even if of course it's totally useless.
As I am working in the education sector, I am hoping to build myself some cool stuff with WPF so yes iBloks dancing man is bluffing.
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