Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Exchange Store Events Sample Application You can programmatically respond to an event that fires in the Exchange store by implementing an event sink. With event sinks, you can write your own custom logic that executes on the server in response to changes in the data in the Exchange store.
Building Solutions with Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server The Web Storage System has an event engine that provides an interface through which applications can be called whenever an item in the store is manipulated. This event engine can be used to enforce business rules, verify data integrity, and manage workflow processes.
NewsForge | Flood of Linux PDAs expected from Asia
Windows XP May Spur Biometrics | Computerworld News & Features Story
A Prince among men. (As I always suspected.)
Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | U2 elevate New York
Paul's suggestion for a spec for my new laptop from the Dell Store
BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Analysis: Pakistan's Christian minority
BBC News | South Asia | Analysis: Christians in India background to stuff I've been wondering about.

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Help: radio.sonicnet What happened to my personal station?
Strategic decisions have led us to indefinitely deactivate all personal music stations on Sonicnet.com.

We understand how much many of you enjoyed your personal stations, and appreciate the effort so many of you put into them. The radio team thanks you for your enthusiasm and dedication to the service.

We Are All Alone So let me see if I've got this all straight now: Pakistan will allow us to use its bases Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays � provided we bomb only Taliban whose names begin with Omar and who don't have cousins in the Pakistani secret service. India is with us on Tuesdays and Fridays, provided it can shell Pakistani forces around Kashmir all other days. Egypt is with us on Sundays, provided we don't tell anyone and provided we never mention that we give the Egyptians $2 billion a year in aid. Yasir Arafat is with us only after 10 p.m. on weekdays, when Palestinians who have been dancing in the streets over the World Trade Center attack have gone to bed. The Northern Alliance is with us, provided we buy all its troops new sandals and give U.S. passports to the first 1,000 to reach Kabul.

icWales - Archbishop Ward resigns after audience with the Pope say the local papers.
More on the Arch from The Times
"NEW YORK: I've spent the last couple of days in New York City and I must say it's cheered me up no end. Apart from friends, the great pleasure has been the frustrating, irritating, grungy normality of it. I was stuck in traffic on Madison Avenue today and I almost felt happy to be there. A new friend even said she felt relieved to see people having fights on the sidewalk again. It reminds me of a button designed by my friend Art Carlson, the philosopher king and opera queen of C.F. Folks' diner on Washington's Nineteenth Street. He got it made a couple of weeks after September 11 so he could wear it on an upcoming trip to the Big Apple. In red, white and blue, the button screamed, "We're Tourists! Act Normal. Jerk Us Around. We Love You, New York." Well, it was great to see New Yorkers jerking people around again - uplifting actually. The place seems far calmer than D.C. My pet theory is that it's because most people in this city have real jobs and don't have to think about the war all day long. In D.C., everyone is thinking about it all the time. It's enough to give you nightmares. But New York's hustle has helped me banish some of those. And then just when you think you've got your life a little integrated again, you smell that weird breeze of burnt plastic and molten metal from as far away as Chelsea, and the dread begins again."

Andrew Sullivan
BBC News | WALES | Archbishop resigns after abuse criticism Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Fighting Fanaticism INNUMERABLE COMPARISONS HAVE BEEN MADE, in the days since September 11, to World War II and especially to Winston Churchill's wartime leadership. In some ways, of course, the comparison is inappropriate. But in one particular way, it is fitting: All great statesmen have a central idea or insight. Churchill's was that the distinction between liberty and tyranny, between civilization and barbarism, is real and substantial.

Friday, October 26, 2001

Hooray for this from Sam Brittan. Its not said enough.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Bill Gates Films 'Frasier' Episode In the special segment, the Microsoft chairman stops by the studio where Frasier is broadcasting the 2,000th edition of his call-in show, and the switchboard lights up when Frasier announces that Gates is visiting. Gates then offers to field some calls and ends up going on and on about Microsoft and its products as Frasier grows visibly bored.
Great Dad's army fact: frail old Ridley was a keen sportsman who once played rugby for Bath, suffered blackouts after being butted by a German soldier's rifle and fought on the Somme.

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Windows 2000 Accelerated exam 70-240 Answer to Windows 2000 Accelerated Exam Question of the day.
Which of the following would be the proper entry in an lmhosts file on a windows 2000 Professional computer connecting to a domain called 'mydomian' that has a primary domain controller named 'mypdc'.

A. mypdc #PRE #DOM:mydomain
B. mypdc #PRE #DOM:mydomain
C. #PRE #DOM:mydomain mypdc
D. #PRE #DOM:mydomain mypdc

Answer - B

The proper format for an entry in an LMhosts file is:
'IP Address' 'machine name' 'keywords'
The #PRE keyword is used to preload the entry into name cache. By default entries are not preloaded into cache and are checked only after a name server query fails.
The #DOM keyword is used to specify that the entry is a domain controller of the specified domain.

reference: Windows 2000 Professional Resource Kit Chapter 22, Pg. 998-999
More on Microsoft's .Net Alerts
'They took our sons and daughters' Four Afghan women, all of whom have fled their country in the past few weeks, meet by chance at an Afghan refugee school where they seek medical help and food handouts. Within moments, they are swapping stories of Taliban abuses, terror, and tragic infant death.
Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | Salt of the earth And then there was my crazy homeboy, the beefy fireman who saluted his fallen brothers and then said, on behalf of all Irish Americans, "Osama bin Laden can kiss my royal Irish ass," and called the Saudi rich-boy terrorist a "bitch." I winced, I laughed and then I cried. Only a cynic could simply sneer.
Description Of Arabia And Its Inhabitants. of History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire by Gibbon All grist to your mill I guess in these troubled times.

Monday, October 22, 2001

InternetNews - Advertising Report -- Capitol Records to Promote Using Instant Messenger
Planetary Waves Break Ozone Holes Most of the world's ozone-destroying pollutants come from the northern half of our planet. Yet Earth's yawning ozone hole straddles the south pole -- not the north.
BBC Geologist's clue to Bin Laden location An American geologist who spent years in Afghanistan believes he has narrowed down the location of terror suspect Osama Bin Laden to sandstone caves south of Kabul.
Groove - Feature - Groove and .NET
Groove's rubber soul THis is very shrewd on how technology does in fact insinuate itself into organisations. I must find out about Groove.
From saints to Strumpets
Full of portraits of plump young women with goitre, Painted Ladies at the National Portrait Gallery is a delight - in marked contrast to the incompetent arrogance of the nearby National Gallery, says Brian Sewell.
The method in their madness? These guys once found themselves clinging to the high girders of a half-built skyscraper while a live crab took a tour of Ollie's pants.
This is how it feels to me Last week James Wood blasted modern fiction, calling for a return to feeling from self-conscious cleverness in the wake of the terrorist attacks. Zadie Smith, one of the novelists he cited, replies.
Blue Yonder Server Names
Microsoft Piracy - Software Management Guide - Client Access Licenses/Windows 2000 Server
Robert Mitchum: Baby I Don�t Care On the set of Not As a Stranger, which starred Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Broderick Crawford and Lee Marvin ("not so much a cast as a brewery," said Mitchum), drinking began in the morning, and by the evening the cast had abandoned acting in favor of more pressing tasks, like trying to eat Sinatra�s wig or track down Marilyn Monroe, who wasn�t even in the movie.
Wired 9.10: Open War It started as a crusade for free source code. Linux zealots turned it into a full-frontal assault on Microsoft. Now the battle for the desktop could snatch defeat from the jaws of moral victory

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Bangalore Wine
A Kerala Feast:
New Scientist DNA analysis of an ancient skeleton held in the Basilica of St Justina in Padua, Italy, supports claims that it may indeed be that of St Luke, as traditionally believed.
JOHO - August 15, 2001 Content is so Enlightenment, dude! Then you pick on a trivial word that shows through a series of puns (excuse, me semantic archaeology) that the writer has been blinded by his own language, reinforcing whatever patriarchal, sexual oppression you choose to attribute to him. For example, Werbach's use of "mining" betrays that he is "mine-ing" (possessing, capitalism) the underground explosives (mining) that are hidden by their own hiddenness until they rapidly deconstruct whatever has the misfortune of tripping (a rapid exposure of the nihil (pluribus) of the unum and an hallucinogenic delusion, de-lude, de-play) them. Werbach is clearly "mining" his own business (private self self-referentially or self-reverentially defining itself by its own otherness) when he "minds" (mines) what is known (no one) to no one (known) and what no one (gnome, Gnostic) knows (no's, negates, B. Gates, billingsgate, nonsense, non-scents, bodily excrescence known gnomically only through the non-sense of knowing garden gnome). In short, Werbach's own sexual knowing is mined (mind, mynah) and, therefore, we are led ineluctably (luce, light, lux, deluxe, bourgeois) to the conclusion (conk loose shun, words of release and bondage) that Werbach is an acid-head pomosexual who wants to have sex with mynahs and � the real point of POMO criticism � I am smarter than he. QED.

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Sunscribed to email inforamtion on ICAC
Wayne called to check about the progress of his CoraiderBuild recompile. He wants to be called if its going to be later than 16:00.
The Vocabula Review - October 2001 - The Odyssey of the Arabic Language and Its Script - Habeeb Salloum

Saturday, October 13, 2001

A child or young person can babysit at any age, whether s/he is paid or not. There is no legal restriction on the age of the child being looked after. However, if the child is thought to be at risk because s/he is inadequately supervised, criminal proceedings could be taken against the parent(s) or care proceedings could be taken in respect of the child. For example, if a child is injured whilst in the care of a babysitter under 16 and the baby's parents want to take action against the babysitter, the parents would have to show it was reasonable for them to have left the child with the babysitter.
A babysitter over the age of 16 can be charged with a criminal offence if s/he wilfully assaults, ill treats or abandons a child left in her/his care

Friday, October 12, 2001

PRB: Load Method Fails When Loading XML File Over HTTP (Q281142) The answer? It would make sense that the Load Method of the WSDL Reader would use the same mechanism.
Building Secure Web Services with Microsoft SOAP Toolkit 2.0 If a virtual directory where the wsdl file with the service description is located also requires authentication, you can pass the user name and password inside the URL:
SoapClient.mssoapinit("http:// username:userpwd@your-server
/webservice/service.wsdl ")
I still get the no data error if I allow anonymous Web access to this file

Possible Error References Search Page
If the server is set to www.dialmail.co.uk the error is Error Type:
Client (0x80070057)
WSDLReader:Loading of the WSDL file failed HRESULT=0x80070057 - WSDLReader:XML Parser failed at linenumber 0, lineposition 0, reason is: No data is available for the requested resource. HRESULT=0x1
/panasonic/VBAspInc/MonitorInc.asp, line 82
If I change the server name to nonsense then the error message is Error Type:
Client (0x80070057)
WSDLReader:Loading of the WSDL file failed HRESULT=0x80070057 - WSDLReader:XML Parser failed at linenumber 0, lineposition 0, reason is: The system cannot locate the object specified. HRESULT=0x1
/panasonic/VBAspInc/MonitorInc.asp, line 82

ie different but similar
Error Type:
Client (0x80070057)
WSDLReader:Loading of the WSDL file failed HRESULT=0x80070057 - WSDLReader:XML Parser failed at linenumber 0, lineposition 0, reason is: No data is available for the requested resource. HRESULT=0x1
/panasonic/VBAspInc/MonitorInc.asp, line 82

Tuesday, October 09, 2001

Called Dave Richards on 020 77001616.

He wanted a reference for Nous. I said that they were good.
Configure this server as the first domain controller in a new forest of domain trees.

The new domain name is "coraidial.co.uk". This is also the name of the new forest.

The NetBIOS name of the domain is "CORAIDIAL"

Database location: C:\WINNT\NTDS
Log file location: C:\WINNT\NTDS
Sysvol folder location: C:\WINNT\SYSVOL

The DNS service will be installed and configured on this computer.

Permissions compatible with pre-Windows 2000 servers will be used with this domain; this will allow anonymous access to domain information.
I am going to set the DNS name on the domain as coraidial.co.uk to ensure that I don't cause any problems with dialin.co.uk.
I set the Admin Password for restarting in Directory Services Restore mode as CorDial
Set up of SQL.dialin.co.uk. The netBIOS name will be SQL0
Recommend a friend
Write them to database as a new record.
Agreed wioth Paul that we will add a source field to the database. At first this will be initial list or recommendation, but may expand.
BBC News | SCI/TECH | Visionary lays into the web

Wednesday, October 03, 2001