Unix marker

Unbelievable, they did it again! Da non crederci! Un altro che usa il nome Unix: non solo odora, ma lascia anche tracce.

503 Too busy

It’s time to start writing something down again. It’s been a very very busy period (maybe vacation & UR target has some impact on this) but it will not slow down any time soon so I must force myself to spend some time here.


Configuration file for .NET objects running under COM+ 1.5

From http://blogs.msdn.com/florinlazar/archive/2003/12/04/41369.aspx: setting the Application Root Directory for that component to point to a directory where you have two files: application.manifest and application.config. The manifest can be as simple as:


Installing Application Center Test… and nothing else

Can’t believe. It worked at first try: installed Application Center Test without all other stuff in Visual Studio.NET 2003. Type D:\ENGLISH\VS.NET2003\setup\setup.exe /NO_BSLN_CHECK Then unselect everything but ACT [:O].


Blocking Ads

Very nice idea for fighting unwanted ads and pop-ups. http://www.everythingisnt.com/hosts.html


Another step to VS 2005

This is another step in easing the migration to Visual Studio 2005. http://www.theserverside.net/news/thread.tss?thread_id=34863&News06_28_05-click

When my Domain Password expires?

Short form: net user myalias /domain Long form (see Listing 7): http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnclinic/html/scripting09102002.asp

ASP.NET 1.1 debugging

Using the Visual Studio .NET 2003 Debugger with ASP.NET Applications I saw something similar two or three years ago in some internal FAQ, but this is very well written and complete. In the past you had a bunch of KB articles (e.g. 306172), useful but in some cases you had to go back and forth…


Unicode e le codifiche [ITA]

Introduzione Più volte mi è accaduto di tornare sul tema delle codifiche, di Unicode, ma il mondo informatico è ancora lontano dall’essersi adeguato allo standard Unicode per cui spesso le persone si perdono in un bicchier d’acqua. Ho deciso di stilare perciò questa breve introduzione sperando di ridurre l’incidenza di problemi e di ripetermi meno…


Unix profumeria (perfume shop)

When they’ll open, I want to smell the difference between the scents of System V, BSD Net, Solaris, and AIX . [ITA] Quando aprono vado a sentire la differenza tra l’odore di System V, BSD Net, Solaris e AIX.