ATC :: Since February 2001

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Don't count out Longhorn, yet. - [12:13 AM]

Rollin' the diceThere's been a bit of talk lately about the state of Longhorn. Now, I could be wrong, but I don't think we've seen the last of the Boy's and Girl's in Redmond, not by a long shot. There was a time when we'd all pretty much written off Apple. Their new OS, Copland, was late and they were behind the eight ball. I was one of a small group routing for them to purchase Be, instead they opted to purchase NeXT and as they say "The rest is history." I thought they'd never ship a new OS, but a few years later they shipped a rock solid operating system that would provide the foundation for many OS releases in the years to come. Because Apple stuck to their guns, and did it right, they're now releasing new OS's at a remarkable pace. That's what I believe the Longhorn effort could afford Microsoft. If they do it right, and stick to their guns, they could have a nice shiny new system that lends itself to rapid improvement.

We'll see in a couple years.
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Blogger troubles? - [12:08 AM]

Is it just me or has Blogger been a bit unstable lately? I couldn't publish this morning, I don't know if it was a network issue or a Blogger issue, but it sure was frustrating.

Sigh...
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Friday, April 22, 2005

Movie line of the week answer - [11:20 AM]

I think I stumped ya! We had two guesses, that's right two, both correct.

Our winner was once again John Marshall, congratulations John.

The correct answer was...

Thanks for playing, come back next week.
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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Assistance for Dave - [12:33 PM]

A wonderful boquet of flowers.I just sent this to Dave to help him with getting his application to display its' window in a viewable area.

1) Alt-Tab to the application.
2) Press Alt, then the space bar.
3) Press 'M'
4) Use the arrow keys to move the window back to a viewable area.
5) Press Esc, or click somewhere when you're finished.

It should work.
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Movie line of the week - [9:06 AM]

Cut, cut, cut!Good morning movie liners!

This weeks line comes from a classic, a classic that includes a woman my wife calls my 'girlfriend'. Do you have what it takes figure it out?

Here it is, and good luck!

He'll regret it till his dying day, if ever he lives that long.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Out of disk space - [9:25 PM]

Earlier this morning I was trying to post to my weblog and I got a message that I was out of disk space. Since I was at work I had to wait to get home to take care of it. I've been messing with it since I got home and couldn't get it fixed. The problem was I'd left the setting for un-assigned e-mail addresses alone when I setup my domain, big mistake! I had ~250MB's of junk-mail sitting in our domain mailbox. I tried to delete all the messages but it just wouldn't work. I finally opened a ticket with Hosting Matters to resolve the issue. In less than an hour they'd fixed the problem, at least I think it's fixed.

If you can read this post, the issue is resolved.
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Yep, I'm still alive... - [8:40 AM]

Watch out! It's a blog fly!Lately I haven't had much time for blogging. Life sometimes throws you some major curves and I'm trying to deal with them. That pretty much leaves blogging and web stuff out in the cold. For quite a while now I've been mulling over big changes for this site, including a possible switch to WordPress, but I haven't really had the time to see if my hosting service fully supports WordPress as an option. I also need to get back into PowerBlog and see if I can implement full support for publishing to WordPress, via the MetaWeblog API.

Lots in the cooker, and no time to work on it! Smile, life is good!

In the words of Dory from Finding Nemo, 'Keep on swimming, keep on swimming...'
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