Category: Geek Common Sense

  • Coupla Things – PowerShell and MD5 sums for MS’s MOSS 2007 VPC files

    1) PowerShell If you are involved in Systems Maintenance and the systems are Windows-based (pref. OS: Windows Server 2003+), you owe it to yourself to check out Microsoft Windows PowerShell. This is a .NET 2.0 shell, yes, but architected from the ground up to enable automation, and it enables all sorts of WMI-interfaces and reflection […]

  • Internet Literacy 301: NAVTEQ and you

    I decided that since I’m not solely a SharePoint Guy anymore, I’d add other geeky articles I write (usually for private audiences) here as well. Here’s one about the mapping data source that provides most of the mapping data you see on Google Maps and GPSes and so on: NAVTEQ is the mapping data company […]

  • Laptop/Notebook Hotfixes for MS Virtual PC 2004 SP1

    So as you may know, Microsoft and many SharePoint dev houses swear by doing development on Virtual PCs/Virtual Servers. The reason for this boils down to the fact that when you are debugging a SharePoint Web Part with Visual Studio 2003, you have to connect to the active w3wp.exe process that IIS is using and […]

  • What is wrong with you Microsoft Only people? – Checksum utilities for verifying large files

    So today I am downloading the 2007 Office Beta 2 installs (and whoever heard of paying $1.50 for 5 download tries? I sort of understand, but if it were really just covering bandwidth fees, I should think it would be a lot lower). I note that the download listings/product key e-mails do not come with […]