February 2010 Entries

Disk Management 1.1 for Windows Home Server

This morning saw Tentacle Software release version 1.1 of it’s incredibly popular Windows Home Server Add-in: Tentacle Software is proud to announce the release of Disk Management 1.1, the next version of our very popular Windows Home Server Add-In. It has, as they say, been a long time coming. This release also sees a large update to their website – the new site is looking very shiny indeed. If you’re a current user of their Disk Management Add-in, or a WHS user who hasn’t seen it yet, then you should definitely head over and...

SublimeText 1.3 now available

I use SublimeText a lot. So much in fact that I don’t have any time to write about it. That’s lame, but the point is I’ve been meaning to write about it for quite some time now. It’s a great editor, and I’m not going overboard when I say it really has changed my daily computing experience. All of this is a prelude to mentioning that Version 1.3 is now available. Click the link above to find out what’s new, or simply go and download a copy and give it a trial – the trial mode runs for...

My Notes Client Setup

After building my new Macbook Pro as well as rebuilding my main rig on its new Intel X25 SSD I wanted to briefly document my client setups for Visual Studio and Lotus Notes/Domino. So to get started, here’s the Notes/Domino post. Firstly.. I install the client! I’m currently using 8.5.1, but ideally would be running 8.5.1 with 8.0.2 basic installed concurrently. Why? 8.5.1 is an utter pig for making quick design changes over slow remote connections – and this is how I do a lot of work for my clients. Setting the project to build automatically often means making...

Firebug Lite for Chrome

Firebug Lite 1.3.0 beta for Google Chrome is making it easier for me to live without Firefox. It’s still missing a few features, but it’s a start! Firebug Lite is not a substitute for Firebug, or Chrome Developer Tools. It is a tool to be used in conjunction with these tools. Firebug Lite provides the rich visual representation we are used to see in Firebug when it comes to HTML elements, DOM elements, and Box Model shading. It provides also some cool features like inspecting HTML elemements with your mouse, and live editing CSS properties....

Asleep at the wheel during a server upgrade

I’ve upgraded a LOT of Domino servers in my time, and so yesterday when I upgraded another one (Windows 2003) to Domino 8.5.1 I was expecting another smooth ride. After running the install wizard it informed me that the computer needed to be restarted – interesting, as I don’t recall needing to do a Windows restart for previous upgrades, but who am I to argue? As the box was coming back up it locked up at “Applying Computer Settings”, meaning logging in via console or RDP was unavailable. It took me a minute to realise what had happened –...

Using your Magic Mouse in Windows 7 with the Bootcamp 3.1 drivers

Apple’s recent Bootcamp driver update added Windows support for the Magic Mouse. This is a good thing! However after updating I couldn’t seem to add my mouse. It showed up in the list of available devices, but sat at “Connecting” step for an eternity. It seems this is a common problem.  I had this same exact issue. Here's what I did to resolve it: 1. Remove the mouse from your list of Bluetooth devices if it was added 2. Choose to add a Bluetooth...