January 2006 Entries

The QA mindset

Ned Writes:

Sony Ericcson K750i

I grabbed myself a new phone on Friday, a Sony Ericcson K750i. It's too early for a full review yet. I'm still getting used to it, and after 6-7 years of using Nokias I'm finding the texting a bit of an adjustment to make, but I'll get used to it. Interestingly enough, one of the main reasons I got this phone was the camera. The K750i comes with a 2 megapixel camera which has a lot of the features of a "regular" camera - it does panoramic shots, burst shots, has varying exposure levels, a night mode, a light, a...

The World Looks Cooler in Sepia

Migration to Microsoft: Look before you leap

Ed Brill writes about Migration to Microsoft: Look before you leap. The entry is basically talking about thinking carefully before making a commitment to starting on a Domino -> Microsoft migration. If you're in the situation where you're considering this, then you should definately read his post and read all the links.You'd expect a bit of bias from Ed, however my personal situation backs Ed's stance up very well. After 9 years of working with Notes/Domino, I'm shifting my career to ASP.NET. I'm surrounded by custom Domino databases - ones I've written myself for my own "life management", and ones...

Intriguing Lotusphere announcements

Posted today on www.edbrill.com:There's more to the Mac news than what has been written so far Workplace Forms, as was commented here and on other blogs today, is a "wow"

Sony Ericsson P990 and P970

Just putting these here so I can find them later - links to reviews and speculation on the new Sony Ericsson P990 and P970 phones.Engadget: The Sony Ericsson P990 UMTS and WiFi smartphone is officialMobile Burn: Sony Ericsson Announces P990 Smartphoneand the 970:

SQL Server/Express 2005

I'm currently reinstalling my development environment at home, in order to do some work with the 2.0 framework and Visual Studio 2005. Our main project at work right now is targetted for the 1.1 framework, and we're using Visual Studio 2003, pretty much because it would have taken too much trouble to convince the client that 2.0 was worth pursuing, so unfortunately this is the only way to get some active exposure to 2005 other than what I saw at this years Microsoft Connect event. Anyhow, I have the 2.8gb ISO for SQL Server 2005 here, but decided to skip...

Visual Studio Plugins

http://zero-one-zero.com/vs/index.html contains a few plug ins for Visual Studio, both 2003 and 2005. VSFileFinder, VSTabs, and a Keyboard shortcuts chart. I'm mentioning it here so I can find it later.

Best Ajax quote ever

Found in this article discussing Web 2.0:

Some info about Notes and the WMF exploit

There's some talking going on about a new WMF exploit, and how it can affect Notes. Full info on the explot can be found in Microsoft Security Advisory (912840), as well as in US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#181038.Ed Brill has a collection of links relating to how it affects Notes users which should provide the info you need if you're concerned.