# Tuesday, 27 July 2004

I passed this exam a while back and took a whole bunch of notes in the process of preparing for it which I typed up and forgot about. I found the notes this week and thoguht that I would post them here so that they wouldn't get lost again ... and maybe, just maybe some of you might find them useful.

Oh yeah - they are in Danish. Sorry, I just can't find the time to translate them to English so this will be for all the Danish database developers out there :)

70-229 Designing and Implementing SQL Server 2000 Databases - noter.doc (101 KB)
posted on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 14:22:15 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 23 July 2004

Bringing us up to version 1.0.0178. Download now.

Improvements are mainly bug fixes and performance related.

posted on Friday, 23 July 2004 15:12:18 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

JetBrains finally finished ReSharper which is a tool I have talked a lot about on this blog because it is so damn cool :) Luckily the final price is a lot lower than CodeRush ( $100 vs. $250 for CodeRush) which provides similar functionality in Visual Studio.

Only thing keeping me from buying this thing right now is that I know that Visual Studio 2005 will provide a lot of this functionality for free when it gets released next year. Gimme now! :)

posted on Friday, 23 July 2004 11:29:23 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 22 July 2004

Do you remember the nifty new wireless access point which Apple released recently, the one which streams music wirelessly from your iTunes library? Arstechnica has a review of the device.

Great little device, I ordered one right away but was put off by the fact that it only extends AirPort Extreme APs so I cancelled my order a couple of days ago. Reading the review I learn that it will work with any existing wireless network but as a client it won't extend it.

Or so Apple would have you think Ars has found that the Express WILL extend certain third party access points such as the WRT54G from Linksys. This is great news as the Linksys AP has a lot more features and retails for one fourth of what you will have to shell out for the AirPort Extreme. That is a sweet deal and I may have to look into it soon as I think the Express is one hell of a little device.

posted on Thursday, 22 July 2004 20:43:14 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 18 July 2004

So Apple is releasing an updated version of the full iPod which most notably sports the new wheel found on the iPod mini and longer battery life which is prolonged to 12 hours from 8.

Also the new version will have better navigation whatever that means :) If they could jus make it easy to switch between shuffle and linear playmode I would be happy.

MSNBC has more specs.

 

posted on Sunday, 18 July 2004 16:34:51 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 11 July 2004


posted on Sunday, 11 July 2004 20:08:28 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 09 July 2004

Just stumbled across a great article explaining the Gmail API. I was hoping that something like this would surface and now we have it. One thing which is keeping me from switching over to Gmail completely is the lack of integration in Outlook.

Maybe I should sit down this weekend and see what I can whip up :)

posted on Friday, 09 July 2004 16:03:22 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

The first link I posted for the webcasts turned out to be for internal use in Microsoft for burning DVDs only so the site was secured with login. Unfortunate for us who don't have a chance to attend the US TechEd.

Bink.nu has the same links all over again. This time I hope they'll stick :)

Architecture
Data Management
Developer Tools and Technologies
Management and Operations
Messaging
Mobile PC and Devices

Enough to keep us entertainment for some time I would think :)

posted on Friday, 09 July 2004 15:49:13 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Microsoft is releasing some funky looking mice in the near future. It is funny how some of these resemble the Logitech MX510 only not a cool; guess we all know who the market leader is when it comes to pointing devices :)

There are more pictures at ActiceWin.com
posted on Friday, 09 July 2004 15:39:51 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 08 July 2004

A new version of MyIE2, excuse me Maxthon, has been released  bringing us up to version 1.0.0168. With this release the browser was renamed to Maxthon and moved to a new domain.

New stuff:
+ Tip of the day dialog.
+ Unicode Support.
+ Remove mode and modeless dialog option in ADHunter option panel.
+ Remove pop-under ADs option in ADHunter option panel.
+ Remove Floating ADs option in AdHunter option panel.
* Setup center and options are combined.
+ skin.ini [SIDEBAR_STYLE] HOT_BUTTON_IMAGE to specify the hot button image of side bar.
* For context menu for menu items, holding control key will keep the menu after select a command.
+ Hold ALT key before download begins will toggle using download manager.
+ Hold ALT key before open a tab will toggle from open in forground and background.
* Rebuild Tray icon after Explorer crash.
+ Reload missing pictures option at Advanced option panel.
* Zoom factor is kept after page refreshing.
* Global Zoom option added to General option panel.
* Config file changed to xml.
+ Zip library.
+ Popups options page.
+ Popup block toolbar at sized popup window.
+ Popup blocked inform toolbar.
+ Redesigned history side bar.
+ Redesigned favorite side bar.

Download Maxthon.

posted on Thursday, 08 July 2004 09:27:18 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 06 July 2004

Here is something really cool. The Tablet PC is a great idea but I often find myself wondering how I could use it in my day to day life and have come up wanting.

Larry from Greenjam.com came up with his very own way of using the tablet: Art. You have got to see it to believe it. My initial thought after seeing his work was there here was digital images which actually have a soul.

I wrote him earlier and told him so; I think is work is that good.

Anyway go have a look for yourself, there are some great picture on his site. I especially like this one here - you will se why when you click it :)

posted on Tuesday, 06 July 2004 21:33:42 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback