Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bug in

The definition for "fear" has affright listed as a synonym but when viewing all of the synonyms it is not listed.
Main Entry:
Part of Speech:
alarm, apprehension
bravery, courage, fearlessness, heroism, unconcern


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Printable Agenda MSDN Dev Con, Orlando, Dec 11

I wanted a printable version of the agenda, but the website didn’t provide one and pasting into Word '07 didn’t work so I pasted it into Excel, massaged it, copied to Google Docs and published a copy.

Google Doc

The agenda is designed to be printed in color.

Mike D.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Mac RDP Error to 2K8 Server

Remote desktop connection cannot verify the identity of the computer that you want to connect to. try reconnecting to the windows-based computer or contatct your administrator.

Anyone have a solution to this problem?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

iPhone Initial Review

Awesome with room for improvement.

3rd Party Apps sometimes won't start up though and need to get

Gps has a million uses.

Can't find built in image rotating function.

Battery life is weak, only one business day of active usage.

Fairly reliable, far surprerior to any ofher device I used.

Mike D.

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Gps In The Car

Car Gps systems should have an email address to aid in getting
addresses into your vehicle.

Sent from my iPhone

Mike .D

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Items I Would Know About My Mac

  1. How do I get a more readable font size @ 1080 from 8 - 10 feet on a 42 LCD?
  2. Why are some of my photos not displaying crisply in my screen saver?
  3. Where is the/a Remote Desktop Client?
  4. Who do I tell or what forum do post a message about the remote failing behind sometimes?
  5. What some of the extra keys on a Mac?
  6. Why doesn't my Mac Mouse work properly from 10 feet away?
  7. How do I get the song information to display on change, OS and Slideshow
  8. How do I set the rating easier on my songs? Especially with the remote?
  9. Why does the music stop playing in Front Row when returning to the home page?
  10. Gestures?
  11. Is iPhoto the best? What about tags?

Google Docs Link - Most Up to Date Version

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Entertainment PC

So I bought a new HP "Entertainment PC" for which I purchased a new 42 Philips LCD and upgraded to a HD DVR Cable box. And man what a mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got started by plugging in my PC to the TV via the HDMI connection, awesome... they finally did... one cable I'm thinking. Of course no audio I notice right of the bat, but that's not my first priority, media center and the remote are.

I fired Media Center up, try to configure the TV and get an error message "IR Hardware Not Detected" or something like that. It looks like a harware problem to me... the program responds to quickly for it to be the repeater plus I think the IR out is an IR OUT! (Every HP tech keeps asking about the stupid repeater)

I'll continue later... preview: 6 Hrs with HP between phone and chatting... Philips support call... Brighthouse support call... replacement PC... and still not working.

Mike DePouw

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Remote Desktop Windows Issue/Bug

If I remote from my widescreen Windows Vista laptop to my Windows XP work machine the windows are incorrectly drawing themselves.  The windows (I guess OS) are maximized if the start menu is being hidden.  But if I use my non-widescreen Windows XP laptop everything works just fine.
(I know I should find a Microsoft forum and post it but that's too much work right now.)
Mike DePouw

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Windows Mobile Phones & PCs

Just like my windows mobile device makes phone numbers hyperlinks well how about extending that feature from your pc knows about your device and probably via bluetooth dials your phone (terminal services as well please).
Mike DePouw
Keywords: Windows Mobile

What Just Happened Feature

We need a "What Just Happened" features where the OS will replay in simulated or via text what the user just did.
Why this is needed:
  1. True End Users often do not understand how they did what this just told the computer to do.  Example might be asking a user to right click, often while they're right clicking they move the mouse at the same time and the OS does something different which is probably a needed feature but the user is clueless as to why this is happening.
Windows All
Keywords: Microsoft, MSFT, Windows, Vista, XP, 2003, 2008, Server

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Common Payment Interface

I think there's the need to create a common interface for processing credit card transactions on websites and possible other places.  It would probably have to be some type of service where a company provides one way to communicate with Visa, Amex, etc., Google, "Next Whatever", etc.
I was just on and that have a very wide selection for payment options and it got me thinking that every website selling something has this same common problem, so every site should do the same work and code of all various formats.
I'm not a web guy and I'm sure there's some of this already going on but probably not to the fully integrated vision I have.
Mike DePouw