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Tangible Thoughts SharePoint, MOSS? and all the other questions May 2005 Entries
ATI's SLI offering
Shacknews has a post on how ATI is stepping up to SLI platform for graphics cards. The product the ATI Crossfire (editions to the x800 and x850) seems much more flexible than NVidias right now fyi ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 31, 2005 7:54 AM

Scott Kurtz illustration on how the 1st 3 episodes of Star Wars should have been
Scott Kurtz the guy behind the PVP comic that deals with the lives of the crew of a gaming magazine depicts his interpretation of how the first 3 star wars movies should have been Theres something in that depiction George ......

Posted On Sunday, May 29, 2005 6:36 AM

Have a coded IM conversation - just use binary
This is a neat site. http://www.sitinthecorner.c... A very simple concept such as returning the binary equivalent of some text which when passed over IM can have a cool effect to onlookers. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2005 3:48 AM

XBOX 360 OS is derivative of Windows 2000
Source: fyi " a revised Xbox OS, which was a derivative of Windows 2000. .... The data doesn’t come from MS, but rather a hardware partner. " ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2005 10:39 AM

WebParts from ACAR
I found this series of WebParts being linked to from Micheal Greths blog. Theres a couple of good stuff in there including a Poll WebPart & Quiz WebPart amongst others. I had previously not subscribed to Micheal Greths blog since its mainly in German, and having to language translate an RSS feed is no fun, now I think I should just in case not to miss stuff like this. ......

Posted On Monday, May 23, 2005 3:13 AM

Batmobile History

If you have time to kill (and lots of it), and are a batman fan, then check out all the Batmobiles Batman has used.


Posted On Monday, May 23, 2005 1:52 AM

Techdirt on the CAN SPAM Act
fyi: Sorry to steal their thunder, but this quote on the post is ammsing (as they themselves claim) 'Still, what might be most amusing is the quote at the end of the article that says: "Are users seeing less spam in their inboxes? Yes. Is less spam being sent? No. For the vast quantity of people -- the end users -- the law is working great." Wait a second... if the same amount of spam is being sent, but users are seeing less spam, that would mean ......

Posted On Monday, May 23, 2005 12:21 AM

MoonROx challenge

NASA has offered a $250K challenge to the first team of scientists that can convert lunar soil to breathable oxygen.


Posted On Sunday, May 22, 2005 11:51 PM

Shane on why SharePoint
Shane has a good post on why SharePoint from the Graphic designers perspective. I think I am going to be using that post a lot to convince a lot UI guys I know to make the move. check it out http://www.graphicalwonder.... ......

Posted On Sunday, May 22, 2005 11:47 PM

The force is strong in Burger King

Flash game lets Vader read your mind.

Posted On Sunday, May 22, 2005 11:32 PM

Windows Server 2003 Black Logon Screen
Faced a dilemna with a SharePoint box recently. This SharePoint box had been running for over 4 months, and had over 500 users using it daily. Its not a dedicated server box, but more of a PC that runs as a server. Its local HDD capacity is 40 Gigs split up into 2 20GB Partitions. Most you might think that is OK (I innittially thought - what the heck, its just WSS hosting 1 site). But remember 500+ users on a daily basis. IIS Logging was turned on (default settings + few other properties for a usage ......

Posted On Saturday, May 21, 2005 7:56 AM

List/Site Permissions & the WebService
A small quirk I ran into yesterday. Typical scenario is there a list on a site (call it ListX) that is on a site (lets say SiteY). Now typically if a user is given rights to the list and not the site (i.e. the user has no rights on the site, but is given rights to ListX), then if the user goes directly to ListX he can view list items. - Thats not a problem everything is fine and dandy. What doesnt work is the user cannot call any webservice on SiteY even the Lists.asmx to retrieve data from ListX. ......

Posted On Friday, May 20, 2005 2:24 AM

Breacrumbs again
Breadcrumbs for SharePoint has become a very popular WebPart, amongst developers and WebPart vendors. I've seen quite a few of these and most of them have one inherrent problem. From the ones I've seen it appears that most of the developers assumed that if a user visiting a site somewhere down the site hierarchy they naturually had rights to the parentwebs. This assumption is wrong, and such an assumption should not be made because its not unusual where you would want to give rights to specific sites ......

Posted On Thursday, May 19, 2005 8:33 PM

A disruption in the Force
This article on points out discrepencies between the new series of StarWars movies from the originals. It comments that the older George Lucas and the younger George Lucas might not be one and the same. ......

Posted On Sunday, May 15, 2005 6:01 PM

Graphics Tecfhnology in Valve to get much much better
Those of you who have been keeping track of Steam Update news, probably already know that some months back Valve injected a bit of the HDR lighting technology in to the Source Engine. Theres to be a expansion comming out solely to demo this technology. Well I'm shocked at what graphics the HDR lighting tech can create. Take a look for yourself. Source: ......

Posted On Thursday, May 12, 2005 7:22 AM

TFS and SharePoint
Mike Shorten posted an entry on his blog about simplifying user administration for Team Foundation Server. Now we on the SharePoint end would have a few reservations about step 16 over there. But anyways here is what I would like to know from those of you much more fortunate than me. Are the TFS sites a special WSS or SPS Site definition? I would like to know, but haven’t had time and from the looks of things will not have time to investigate this further (i.e. not time to install TFS at all L) ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:53 PM

Next America's Army to use Unreal 3 Engine
Looks like the US Government is staying loyal to the Unreal Engine. Sweedes in contrast decided to go with the BF2 engine. This could boil down to just being patriotic rather than which is the better engine ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:10 PM

The Bane of being Popular - Firefox finds its flaws
Whenever something gets popular, the hounds are waiting to pounce on it. Same with Firefox. Apparently there is a security exploit floating around the net that will allow an attacker to take control of your system. A patch expected shortly, but the work around is to disable JavaScript. OMG, can you imagine the net without Javascript, javascript:__doPostback(… held captive? And I totally support Brandon’s views. Guess I can flirt with Maxthon for a few days maybe. Source: - ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:10 PM

Valve's fame at the top could be short lived
Most gamers probably consider Valve a household name, along with Gordon Freeman, and Black Mesa. So what impression is on the top of the minds of most HL2 fans? I guess it’s somewhere close to ‘this Source Engine is absolutely awesome’. Most of us probably already think that the Source Engine could be a defining moment in FPS games, but that could all change. BattleField 2 from DiCE comes out next month (June 23rd to be exact) spurting out graphics to rival what Source is capable, ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:31 AM

Tiger's Dashboard may introduce a browser-highjack like problem to OS X
Apparently widgets could be made to auto install themselves on to a machine when a site is visited. As the article below points out, porn scammers could have a field day. ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2005 2:07 AM

Humouring todays high tech society

In other news, Kimi's Mclaren storm in 1st followed by Alonzos Renault at he spanish GP

Posted On Sunday, May 8, 2005 6:50 AM

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