|Earliest: June 12, 2003||Latest: April 29, 2017||Total: 100|
|July 20, 2006|
Recently Microsoft did a security update which required a restart. They included this little popup to alert users to restart their systems. The only problem is that there are many servers that can't be restarted because they have databases or Webservers. So users will continue to see this dialog box, every once in a while, and have to click Restart Later.
On some systems the mouse moved to the Restart Now button, so it could be accidentally clicked. Great job Microsoft!!!
|July 3, 2006|
|June 20, 2006|
Using WireTap Pro and Audio Hijack has saved me a lot of money!
In the 80's, for fun I used to record radio shows using cassette tapes. A fairly good quality tape from Osco or Strawberries would cost about $2 each tape, and hold about 60 - 90 minutes of audio. If I wanted to record 52 hours of any programing, it would cost between $90 - $100!
Today, using Wiretap Pro ($19) or Audio Hijack ($16), a DVD Disk ($.75 a disk) and the built in DVD drive in my Macintosh. I can do so much more than before.
I can now record more audio at better quality. I can set a timer to record radio shows when I am not at home. DVDs will be around for a long time - cassette tapes don't last that long and sound quality can deteriorate over time. Also DVDs disks take up less space than cassette tapes.
I preferrer to use AAC Protected format, because AAC Protected provides bettery quality audio than from MP3s. Its the format Apple Computer uses for purchase songs on iTunes, so if its good enough for them its good enough for me. If I was recording something other than radio, I might be a little more picky.
Fact: 4 hours of Audio recording using AAC Protected format at 192 kbps will results in a file size of 332.4 MB.
Which means that only 13 audio clips will fit on a Standard DVD. This comes to 52 hours of audio that will fit on a DVD. Not bad!
The only downside of storing it on DVDs is that I can't play them right from the DVD. However, I suspect in a few years that may change, and I'll be able to put the DVDs into a car stereo and hear 50 hours of radio whenever I want.
If you have WireTap Pro or AudioHijack:
|May 30, 2006|
Dock items listed in the order they appear, items are separated by Dock Separators.
|April 26, 2006|
If you don't like the effect of the Puzzle.psd file you can simply draw your own (you could just scan the back of a puzzle!) and save it as a Greyscale, flattened file (mustn't have transparency). Then go to Filter/Other/Texturizer and load this file.
Be sure to check other Filters in the Filter folder, you might find some good uses for your next graphic project!
|March 17, 2006|
|Headline||Times New Roman + Regular + size: 36 pt|
|Subheadline||Times New Roman + Regular + size: 18 pt|
|BODY||Adobe Garamond Pro + Regular + size 11 pt + leading: auto + tracking: 0|
|December 16, 2005|
This is because the ntwdblib.dll in Windows 2003 has strict permission issues.
The one that worked for me is dated Sunday August 06, 2000 and is 268 KB.
|November 30, 2005|
Download Speed: 4943 kbps (617.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1625 kbps (203.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Download Speed: 4403 kbps (550.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1764 kbps (220.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
|November 12, 2003|
With the recent positive news on the economy, 7.2% economic growth and the unemployment rate lowering to 6 percent. It appears that the economy is finally moving in a positive direction. Here are several reasons to update your database today:
Once the economy starts to pickup, you will likely see licence changes at Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. These changes will mean the total cost of ownership will increase. The intial price might not change, but the cost of support might be higher. You'll be surprise on the deals you can get today!
Timing is Perfect!
The hardest part of database migration is scheduling downtime for the migration. You don't want to do a migration while your company can't afford to be down. Consider this to be the off season, make your pitching changes now so you will be ahead of the game later.
Plenty of Help
There are plenty of database consultants and integrators available now. If you wait later, you may not have the install flexibility that you need.
|June 12, 2003|
I am working on converting this 'notes' section to something Weblog style using PHP and MySQL. I still haven't found a design that I like yet. Hopefully this weekend!
I'll be heading back down to Cape Cod! Maybe I'll get to enjoy more fried clams at Cooke's Seafood or Sir Cricket's Fish & Chips.