Monthly Archive: March 2008

SharePoint: The Second Coming Of Lotus Notes?

SharePoint: The Second Coming Of Lotus Notes?

As I was pondering the suckage of Lotus Notes, I came across an interesting little piece on a CMS Watch Report titled: “SharePoint Has Become the New Lotus Notes“: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is repeating history as it mimics...

Lotus Notes: It Sucks…Hard

Lotus Notes: It Sucks…Hard

As part of the transition from FCG to CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), we are also switching our mail system from Outlook/Exchange to Lotus Notes/Domino/Whatever. There can only be one immediate reaction up on switching from Outlook 2007 to Notes 6.5:...

Photos And Notes From NYIAS 2008

Photos And Notes From NYIAS 2008

The highlight of this year’s show, for me, was definitely the Nissan GT-R. It’s quite possibly one of the most anticipated mass produced vehicles to be released in recent years. I was also looking forward to the new Maxima. Admittedly,...

DRM = Doesn’t Really Matter

DRM = Doesn’t Really Matter

It’s true, DRM just doesn’t really matter.  The music industry has pretty much seen the light at this point with Amazon now offering tracks from all four major labels DRM free.  How much longer will it take for the movie...

Disabling Office 2003 Browser Inline Behavior

There’s a unique problem in an Office 2003 environment that may be encountered by add-in developers.  Namely, by default, Office 2003 documents, when opened from a URL (for example, clicking on a link in an email or typing a URL...

Bees

Bees

Caught this little gem in the comments section of a Slashdot posting: Windows Made Me This Way How Software Companies Die Windows Sources, March 1995, p. 208 By: Orson Scott Card You can domesticate programmers the way beekeepers tame bees....

The Joe Louis Story

The Joe Louis Story

I’m in awe of Joe Louis at this moment and a little bit ashamed that prior to this evening, I’d known almost next to nothing about the man.  Joe Louis: America’s Hero…Betrayed is an amazing documentary, telling the story of...

Random Rant

Random Rant

One of the most awesome pieces of software that I’ve come across in my career as a consultant and software engineer is Trac.  Among the various awesome features of Trac include: An awesome plug-in system and library for all sorts...

Now For Something Completely Random…

Now For Something Completely Random…

“Network Apologizes For Mocking Athol” http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/06/ap/strange/main3915750.shtml (AP) A cable sports network says it no longer will make Athol the butt of its jokes. Comcast SportsNet said Thursday it would pull a newspaper ad that leaders of the small central Massachusetts town...

WSS And DateTime Error

WSS And DateTime Error

In working with the SharePoint web services, I’ve noticed consistent errors with a few of the services which tend to return the following string: String was not recognized as a valid DateTime I hadn’t been able to figure out what...