Oct 15

Our modern times

Microsoft is drop shipping me something from China! ┬áIt’s amazing the supply chain is that integrated.

Dec 07

Me and MasterChief

My visit to MicroSoft was interesting.

Jun 07


Two things: Microsoft recently came out with an update to their Ajax Toolkit, and I was told today that my Digital Tool Factory application is the sort of thing that Microsoft likes to spotlight as a case study. Happy day.

Jun 07

The high score that will last one thousand years!

From Zen Pundit

May 07

Thursday link roundup

  • Ala. Officials Probe ‘Monster Pig’ Saga

    State wildlife officials said Wednesday they want to know how the huge hog dubbed “Monster Pig” got into a fenced hunting preserve where it was chased down and shot to death by an 11-year-old boy.

    weighed 1,051 pounds and measured 9 feet, 4 inches from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail.

    Jamison was hunting with his father and the guides on May 3 when he killed the giant pig. He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-caliber revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.

  • Are you a good liar?
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Popular Mechanics how to videos

May 07

A retort I didn’t say

While I was in Borders today I overheard someone say “I wish they’d just get what they have right instead of coming out with something new”. I think she was talking about Microsoft Vista. I thought, “That’s what they’re doing, they’re just adding a new skin and saying it’s new.” The the “fixed” features create other problems because that’s just the way technology works.

Mar 07

The ever amazing Vista

For some reason Outlook quit working on my new Vista install. Basically it would gray out and then present with me an offer to go to Microsoft to fix the problem. I actually do that and lo and behold, it gives me a registry fix that actually works. Amazing. I think that’s the first time that has happened.

Mar 07

Freaking Vista

For some reason after the upgrade my local box would not respond to localhost. After several hours of searching, I finally see this article. Who knew write permissions on a log file could be so important?

And now of course, it doesn’t work anymore. Sigh.

Feb 07


I’ve been stuck trying to upgrade Office 2007 for the past 10 hours now. For some reason the Groove files are un-deletable. The Microsoft general knowledge base article on uninstalling Office is here.

Jan 07 nugget of wisdom

Here’s something I’ve just spend 90 minutes discovering – if you use inline code containing a Request.Querystring that screws up the Microsoft code causing it to do a full postback.