Power over Ethernet, anyone?

Linksys/Cisco debuted its Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) product. The idea is to transmit electricity to power a networking device, and data, using one cable. http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/breakingnews.jhtml?articleId=60402114 http://www.linksys.com/press/press.asp?prid=195


Error: Timeout While Debugging Web Services

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vsdebug/html/vxgrftimeoutwhiledebuggingwebservices.asp PS: I apologize to this one gentleman who waited for me till the end of the presentation today (in San Jose) – he was waiting around to see how he can perform this setting…

Securing trace.axd

Another question that came up at today’s event (2/19/2005) in San Jose, was how to control access to the trace.axd. Thanks to Glen Gordon, I found about this blog post, “Securing Trace.axd – Remote and Local”, by Scott Cate.

log4net for logging

At our event in San Jose today (2/19/2005), someone brought up log4net. log4net is a convenient utility that can be used to output logging information, to practically any pre-defined target. For those of you PERL and JAVA programmers, we’ve had log4perl and log4j respectively, and log4net is very similar. Have a go at : http://logging.apache.org/log4net/ One…


IE 7.0 – coming right up…

Finally, I can stop using Firefox secretly (at home, on my home computer, on my personal PC, which is not linked to the Microsoft corporate network 😉 ) : New Standalone IE for XP Planned


Interesting day for quarterbacks in the NFL…

Drew Bledsoe, number 1 draft pick back in 1993, gets cut by the Bills… I thought the offensive line was starting to hold up towards the end of the last season, and it seemed like Bledsoe was finally starting to get over the whole “Brady took my job” thing. But, the Bills have apparently decided…



My colleague, Rory Blyth, and I were discussing U2’s new album, “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” after an event in Bellevue, WA a few days ago… So, what am I missing about U2’s new album and, more importantly, their song “Vertigo”? Why “Un Dos Tres”, and, how does Bono get to Catorce right after un dos…


Visual Studio 2005

Something I seem to get asked quite a bit is the difference between VS 2005’s Professional, Standard and Express editions. I found this website to be quite useful : http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/get/default.aspx#vss

Cisco to Target XML Messaging Market

Well, doesn’t ths sound interesting (and familar) : Cisco to Target XML Messaging Market