Friday, 31 May, 2002
30 days hath September,… May is one of those months I can never remember…
Solved the Outlook drag-n-drop problem as soon as I stepped back to look at it. The drag-n-drop is the event to fire the code, but ignore the data. Go back to Outlook and ask for the currently selected records. There’s your data!
Grocery shopping tonight, as yestday was a holiday.
Jim Duffy recommends this book, for learning SQL Server.
Spent the day cleaning out the cellar. An ugly job, but rewarding is the outcome.
SlashDot sent me off on an interesting trail through the web starting at http://research.yale.edu/lawmeme/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=227. Worthy of more study. Short form: Lessig good, MPAA/RIAA/Adkinson bad. But, we knew that. Many. many very worthwhile links from this page, though, including . Fascinating commentary, with some really interesting conclusions, like:
cost in a market with piracy will always be less than in a market without piracy
Lessig’s links are surely impressive as well: http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/future/. His thesis in The Future of Ideas, , is that there is a coming Dark Ages of the Information Era, as AOL Time-Warner, Sony-Paramount, Microsoft and the other big media conglomerates take over the web is a pretty chilling conclusion.
Happy Memorial Day weekend.
FoxPro? got one of those all-too-rare mentions on the Microsoft site, in MSDN’s Dr. GUI column. Check it out .
This site has a great article on creating Cascading Style Sheets that will adequately print the onscreen text. Good stuff. And check out the links from there…
Tortured poor Apollo this morning. I had it all set up as a web server, less content, but not yet exposed to the internet. However, I was also setting it up as a SourceSafe data directories (around 2 Gb at this point). It was a little tricky, as there were several places within the interfaces I had to change:server, but I do not yet have enough licenses for the entire staff. So, I turned it back into a file server, allowing sharing of the
Added a bunch of MSKB articles to the WebHome? articles. Wish there were an easy way to gather all of them related to VSS and organize and manipulate them locally. I suppose I should install the monthly MSDN Library disks, but they always screw up my machine.
Found the DLL Help Database again – I had lost it for a while. It can be reached at
Working away. Got to skim another chapter of The Wiki Way, work on client projects, and follow up on some of the neat stuff going on in the early-evening meetings at the . The late meeting, btw, was one of my topics, where I showed Net Resources: The Answers Are Out There.