Thursday, June 22, 2006

TechNet and MSDN Flash

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Windows Vista

I recently installed windows, it looks cool and my computer runs a lot faster, with the upgrade from a 32 bit version of windows XP to the 64 bit version. However like with any beta it crashed once for me when I was installing drivers. That however could be I am having problems finding 64 bit drivers for a couple of my secondary hardware(webcam, TV tuner, and finger print reader). The most surprising of this is that the finger print reader is a MS product, and they haven't put any 64 bit driver for it.

But the speed increase more than makes up for the increased amount of alpha blending. They have packaged a new search into the task bar, which is fast compared to the old find documents. There is also windows gadgets that have been introduced on the side bar of the window. This has removed the necessity of using third party desk top searches and custom add-ons.

Also they have a cool new scrolling/tabbing feature which will its really not needed and over the top is just cool! Now if anyone has some decent 64bit video codecs please tell me where I can get them

Thursday, June 15, 2006

New webpage

Hi everyone,

as a tribute to procrastination 2006 I've put up a new atlas powered webpage at Hope have a play around with the with the two data control objects they are both database powered. Also the maroon rectangle is is movable, however don't move it below the bottom control on the page as it can't go below it.

If anyone is interested I can send you the files for this page and the other pages that I've put up previously.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New possible web server

Hi I'm interested in how many people would be interested in getting a webserver that will run, SQL server2005 and IIS 6? I am looking to get something that can be used by students for educational purposes So if your interested or would like to help if I can get something to materialize please contact me.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New website

I've created a new website for sign ups for the new event that I want to have. It will be a build your first website event where I hope I can get a computer room or in the cse lecture theatre, if I can't get a computer room together. Also please do not sign up on the page as the the hosting that I am using has DB problems, I can't write anything to the database. Also as you "may" have noticed its also painfully slow, I'm hoping to move the website to a new server in the near future.

In addition hopefully I will have some copies of Vista and office by the end of this week, otherwise I will burn some copies for those who really want to get their hands on some copies.

Ps. Good luck with your exams

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

VS2005 Express

FYI VS2005 Express will be available from the help desk from tomorrow afternoon

Monday, June 05, 2006

VS Launch

We had a great VS2005 launch today, thanks to everyone that came today for making it such a great event. A special thanks to Andrew for his speech and Bernard. Here are the pictures from the event - Below Competition

The competition - The competition in principle is very simple; find a way to cube a number ie x^3. The requirements are you must use VS2005 with 2.0, Example (type a number into the second text box). The best prizes will be given to the most interesting "submission", while everyone will get a prize. The submission needs to be email me the source code files, by the end of June.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Ajax.Net JavaScript

Here is the source code for the Java script for the site published in the last post! The site took me a total of an hour to make with all the bugs i got because im using a new product. And BTW its free, made for the use of the .net community


I recent went looking into Ajax and how it can relate to .Net 2.0. You will find that a vast majority of ajax articles and sources refer to php and how to combine the two technologies together. So with a little help in the right direction if found

Have a look at a little sample i created example