If you one of the South Africans out there who classifies themselves as presently disadvantaged while discussing the current employement policies from govt while drinking coffee at a shop in Nelson Mandela Square at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, then you also likely will complain about the road name changes. Well it appears if all is not lost for you, Live Local hasn't updated it's references to street names ;)
So if you are bored and have 5min to spare you can run through the which office application are you quiz. I ended up being Excel...go figure?!
You know what is really great about SharePoint 2007 (which www.informationworker.co.za runs on) vs Drupal which this site runs on? I can type my content up in Word 2007 or copy and past from Outlook to Word 2007 and publish directly (Office button -> Publish -> Blog) and I get full rich text editing on it, the ability to save it and work on it later, the ability to spell check. Here I need to login to the site, navigate to create content, navigate to create blog and type away. If I need to do a link I need to the <a href> tags (hell to get that to appear I had to < to the the angle brackets). The expierence is just that much better.
I know there are add-ons for Drupal that give me rich editing but that requires more work to install them :(
I have seen some users post that it is possible to use Word 2007 to publish to Drupal, but for the life of me I can not figure out how to. There is no compatible format listed in the blog providers or under other.
Once again SharePoint 2007 + Word 2007 means the user does not need to know about any of the things like Drupal modules or special blog providers. It is simplier, better (?), faster ;)
What is this new and very powerful download for BI with MSCRM? Well you can find out more on my Information Worker blog.
About a week ago I posted about how the logic at my hosting provider Hetzner was flawed in regards to their upgrade policy and how it seems like a punishment to want to pay more. Well I emailed them, and got recommended to send an email to the customer services manager, so I did that one morning. Later that day I got a phone call from a very happy sounding woman (sorry I can't remember her name) saying she is the customer services manager and she is investigating and asking if it is ok to respond the following day.
The next day, no call but I did get an email from Hans Wencke who is the managing director.
I honestly was shocked, his email was great. He explained why the system is the way it is (makes complete logical sense now) and also outlined a plan for a review of the policy since changes have been made to their systems since the policy was originally made. Finally he offered my upgrade for free :)
This is one of the best service expierences I have ever had!
Mark Seemann has started a vote for the introduction of sets into the BCL. Funny enough I have not thought about them since the Delphi days and got on using generics in .Net and some extra items tacked on the top, but now that Mark has brought it up I can think of dozens of places in code this would have been useful. For more details on this view Mark's post or if somehow I have convinced you you can go and vote directly.
So the huy32.sys was not removed by Nod32 (what was removed then?! More reason to kill this XP installation and install Vista), so I started searching again and found a great post which refers to a nice application which runs very quickly, does two reboots and provides a report. The report clearly stated it found the huy32.sys and removed it :) We shall see if this is the end of saga...
So my work machine just magically started rebooting recently, great fun. Big project + tight deadlines + all source code on my machine + random blue screens = me losing my mind in panic
Today I actually read the blue screen of death out of deperation, had an odd line in it: system:huy32.sys
After a few searches I found out this precious little file (which is well hidden thanks to the ":") is part of a trojen. YEAH!! Like I don't have enough to think about.
The current supplied anti-virus at work is "Office Scan" which I would have thought would pick it up. I think I know why it is not (virus definations aren't 100% fresh right now, or maybe it's just crap). So after a call to Nic-Nap (the trusty office admin) to get the admin password for the Office Scan anti-virus, an uninstall of Office Scan and an install of the 30 day trial of Nod32 and a reboot. Nod32 picked it up, deleted it and the blue screen hasn't returned.....yet ;)
UPDATE: See the followup for more information on the return of the BSOD