Caution when using custom Bookmarks Location

In my previous post Firefox Bookmarks Location and Moving it I mentioned about browser.bookmarks.file in about:config to save your bookmarks in a different location. I just wanted a short mention of a caveat that if by any chance you have it pointed to a removable disk (eg. external hard drive/disk) and being careless you could ...

Personal: VPC, XPC and Offline for hours – but I survived

I was trying out Microsoft Business Intelligence VPC Release5.1 on my "poor" XPC machine yesterday (for those into MSFT BI see following links) [more]  Part 1 Part 2 It's running Core Duo with 1GB and I think XPC is an impressive setup considering the price but for some reason I've managed to damage the hard ...

SQL Server 2008 – All For You Sweepstakes

For those of you not subscribed to MSDN Magazine blog but viewing this, I just found this SQL Server 2008 "All For You" SweepStakes All you have to do is download SQL Server 2008 CTP (you have to be signed in with your Live ID for identification) and you get to win these: Grand Prize: ...

SearchMe – Cool Search Engine

SearchMe is a new search engine still in its beta phase but offers categorized results and visual search (thumbnail/preview) of the resulting site/pages? Since its still in beta, you have to register an account. My last count was like 900+ left. So go try out the link above. I found this from First alternative to ...

Personal Web Starter Kit Timeout Expired

I was getting some annoying intermittent timeout exception on my personal site (see My Site in top nav) timeout expired.png (56.21 kb) (screenshot of the error)  As I didn't have time I figured it must have been something in my hosting setup but it became pretty annoying that I figured I should have a short ...

Ruby and C# equivalents

Ruby has been gaining a lot of popularity lately (if not even months/year ago) but as I can't even get myself full of .NET I never really given it some look until now. It looks like the advantage of Ruby over other languages is [more]the expression of the developer's intent along with shorter code. It ...

12 Reasons Why a Geek Will Steal Your Girlfriend in 2008

I was wandering around the net while I had the chance to look for a new good description for my blog with keywords .net and geek and came across this. This is funny but true. I don't pass all the criteria but I think I count as one and I know a lot who does. ...

Subscribed to Feedburner which by the way was acquired by Google

I just subscribed to FeedBurner and as you will see, the "Subscribe to My Feed" now points to my feedburner address. The cool thing with using FeedBurner is you get a lot of functionality out of the box. They have support for a number of readers and I'm sure they will add more. And even ...

My Site’s Performance

This is currently hosted in GoDaddy (yes, you bet it's the price with SQL and AJAX I'd have to say it's a good one). But either there is just something messy in my setup of BlogEngine.NET or Personal Web Starter Kit or this cheap hosting is really slow. I'm using SQL storage for both applications ...

New Programming Stereotypes

I've enjoyed reading (and I think most of you two) this one from Scott Hanselman so posting it here. http://www.hanselman.com/blog/BeyondElvisEinsteinAndMortNewProgrammingStereotypesForWeb20.aspx Behind the funny descriptions it makes us think where we fit in and somehow understand why that guy in the corner of the office behaves the way he does and yes one of the reasons ...