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Terminal Services Team Blog : Multi Monitor support in the Vista TS Client.

2007 Sep 28, 11:24How to get mstsc to span multiple monitors -- sort of. Actually this kind of sucks. It just makes my TS session the size of a rectangle that would include all of my client side monitors.PermalinkCommentsdesktop remote mstsc tools tool tips windows microsoft blog article howto vista

The Old New Thing : Windows Server 2003 can take you back in time

2007 Sep 28, 11:13Using Win2K3's timewarp featurePermalinkCommentsbackup windows timewarp microsoft blog raymond-chen tips howto

go ahead, mac my day : the Microsoft fallacy

2007 Sep 28, 11:10"The Microsoft fallacy has the following components: If a company has a lot of money, this means that they have sufficient resources to do anything. If a company has a lot of money, every piece of that company has access to all of it. Every large companyPermalinkCommentsarticle microsoft humor mac blog

Interactivate: Histogram

2007 Sep 27, 11:20A page demonstrating a java applet that produces histogramsPermalinkCommentsjava applet html graph histogram

Date Time Formats

2007 Sep 27, 2:17Starting on a new simple project I wanted to get the history of my Delicious links. Delicious has an export tool available via the settings section so I thought I'd try that. However, the links aren't exported in XML not even in XHTML but rather in HTML. Shocking. An example:
"Don't Tase Me, Bro!" (UF Student Tasered Remix)
Remix of the 'Don't tase me, bro!' guy getting tasered.At this point I'm already not going to use this file because its in HTML but I'm even more disgusted by those date time values. Raymond Chen of the Old New Thing posted about recognizing timestamps and timestamp sentinel values. From the first blog post and with the use of a calculator for base conversion one can tell that those are UNIX style timestamps counting the number of seconds since 1970.

It reminds me of my hatred for the MIME date time format I developed working on my webpage's server side parsing of atom and RSS. Atom is of course my favorite as Atom uses the Internet date time format described in the following documents. Here's an example of one 2007-09-27T020:50:00.000-08:00 On the other hand the evil and villainous RSS uses the MIME date time format now described in the more recent IETF MIME standard. Here's an example Thu, 27 Sep 2007 20:50:00 -0800
The Internet date time format has the advantage of being so easy to sort. An alphabetic sort with normal C-style collation rules of strings containing Internet date times will also sort them chronologically. This is not the case for the MIME date time due to the preceding day of the week and the spelled out month name. This also means that when producing these you have to figure out the day of the week and when parsing them you have to match month names rather than just parsing out numbers. Anyway now days if I see mention of a date time in a new proposed standard or spec I be sure to point out the numerous advantages of the Internet date time format.
PermalinkCommentsdate xml html feed time technical date-time code atom rss

XSLT Standard Library

2007 Sep 27, 12:01Another open effort to produce an XSLT library that does some standard things you might want like string manipulation, URI combining, etc etcPermalinkCommentsxsl xslt reference library xml xpath proramming api


2007 Sep 26, 11:57Free XSLT Extension libraries to support things like date/time conversions, string manipulation, etc.PermalinkCommentsxslt xsl api xpath xml library extension programming free development

Stripemania - Stripe.licious

2007 Sep 21, 3:36Reminds me of the color scheme webpage but now in stripes. Useful? Hmm...PermalinkCommentsdesign via:porcupine_ web webdesign generator

Social Graph: Concepts and Issues - Alex Iskold Technology Blog

2007 Sep 21, 3:33Article on the graph of the relationships between you and your friends and the associated concepts and issues.PermalinkCommentsvia:infosthetics graph social visualization information privacy blog article larry-osterman

BlueBadgeMojo.com: Cafeteria Tour 2006

2007 Sep 21, 11:57Microsoft employees seek to visit all Microsoft cafeterias in Redmond and document the experience in blog form.PermalinkCommentsfood microsoft blog humor

"Don't Tase Me, Bro!" (UF Student Tasered Remix)

2007 Sep 20, 1:23Remix of the 'Don't tase me, bro!' guy getting tasered.PermalinkCommentsyoutube video taser student politics kerry humor remix

Does a top level domain make a nation? (New Scientist Technology Blog)

2007 Sep 20, 12:20Article on the fall, division, and name changes of countries affecting top level domain names and vice versa.PermalinkCommentsdns internet domain icann blog article politics

The First Smiley :-)

2007 Sep 19, 6:14The story of the first smiley emoticon.PermalinkCommentshistory humor computer culture web internet emoticon smiley


2007 Sep 18, 2:16Sarah got me the Garmin StreetPilot c580 for my birthday last month. I really like this because its a small device that makes my life easier without me having to learn anything new. Just the way tech. should be.

The device gets current weather, traffic, and movie times. The information is sent via FM and received via the FM receiver in the cigarette lighter power adapter of the GPS device. MSN sends out this info and I get a free one year subscription. In addition to taking traffic info into account when planning my route it will estimate the number of minutes I'm going to spend in traffic. Just knowing how long I might be in traffic somehow makes it more bareable.

The other day while driving for dinner I got a call. I got my phone out of my pocket and answered it. I heard Jon's saying 'Hello' under my passenger seat. After a moment of confusion I remembered that the GPS device also acts as a bluetooth hands free phone adapter and that it was under my seat.PermalinkCommentsgps garmin personal traffic nontechnical

Nine Inch Nails Open Source Remixes at Painful Convictions

2007 Sep 16, 11:01A remix album of Nine Inch Nails latest album.PermalinkCommentsnin nine-inch-nails mp3 free download remix music torrent open-source opensource

Cute Overload! :)

2007 Sep 16, 1:24A blog of cute animal videos and photos.PermalinkCommentscute humor photo cat bunny social blog

Squirrels Complete Insane Obstacle Course - Video

2007 Sep 16, 1:06Video of squirrel going through awesome obstacle course. Its like Ninja Warrior for squirrels.PermalinkCommentshumor video squirrel animal

Geek To Live: Transform Your Classic Xbox into a Killer Media Center - Lifehacker

2007 Sep 14, 12:59Maybe I won't throw out my old XBox...PermalinkCommentsdiy exploit hack lifehacker linux microsoft mod xbox videogames howto

Easy Come Easy Go

2007 Sep 14, 7:37I previously mentioned how much I enjoyed my new office. Well my team has moved to a new building and although we get more offices total meaning no one on the team has to share an office, this building has less windowed surface area which means less people get window offices. Since I received the window office recently I'm kicked out now in FIFO order. Stacks are so sad.PermalinkCommentsmicrosoft work personal office nontechnical

Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.1 (Second Edition)

2007 Sep 13, 6:27XML StandardPermalinkCommentsxml quickreference reference development specification w3c documentation
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