Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope 2008 will be a great year for you. This post is pre-recorded, I am on vacation.


Photo Editing and Management in Windows Vista

Are you looking for a photo management and photo editing tools? If you are using Windows Vista, Windows Photo Gallery can do those thing. I just recently discovered it, I have to admit that I did not know all the features in Windows Vista <blush>. I was assisting a friend of mine, he wants to…


Dynamically Getting Namespaces in an XML

I have a utility that process XML files, ideally, I would like to be able to feed XQueries into the application, the problem was, the xml files have namespaces. So far, all examples on how to use XQuery with XmlNamespaceManager requires hard coded namespace, that means I need to know the URI and the prefix….


Merry Christmas!

Just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a happy holiday. 🙂 I hope you have fun hanging out with friends and family.


Last Working Week at Winqual (Online Device Services)

This week is my last working week with Online Device Services. If you go to http://winqual.microsoft.com, my group is responsible for it. Every time you see a peripheral with Windows logo on it, I was part of it. It is a great team, but this is the time for me to find another challenge, I…

Tintin, the movie

I just read that DreamWorks is making a movie about Tintin. Tintin was and is my hero. Grew up with European comic books, I really miss a lot of comic books that I read when I was kid. To name a some, Tintin, Asterisk, Lucky Luke, Smurf, Johan and Pirlouit, Steven Strong (Benoit Brisefer), RedBeard…


ActiveX component can’t create object, when creating a 32-COM object in a 64-bit machine

I had two posts to resolve an issue with applications that use a 32-bit COM object in a 64-bit OS. Workaround for executable, and ASP.Net. I recently helped someone who had the same problem, but with a VB Script application, executed with cscript.exe. This VB script application uses a 32-bit COM object and failed to…


A Welcomed Change of UI

Finally I had some time to install Office 2007 at home. My wife surprised me when she told me that she likes the new UI a lot. Usually I was the help desk for my family, my wife was able to do a lot of things with Office 2007 and it’s new UI, without my…


Finally, WM 6 Update for AT&T Treo 750

I have been waiting for it for a while, WM6 update for AT&T Treo 750 is now available. If you own an AT&T Treo 750 with WM 5 and would like to upgrade to WM 6, get it here. I will update mine tonight.


Stay at Home Servers

What? You have not heard about Windows Home Server? Check out this site: http://www.stayathomeserver.com/. I think this is one of the greatest product from Microsoft. If you ever had a broken hard drive, and spent four five days to rebuild it just the way you like it, you will love the system recovery feature of…