Macro Errors on Word 2007 Startup

First, let me say, that it’s possible that I’m a fluke, and the tale of frustrations I’m about to regale you with is nothing more than the rant of that one guy to whom everybody else responds “works on my machine” but on the off chance that this helps some other poor soul out there,…


Writing a DHCP Server for Windows

I recently got fed up with an issue with the extremely lame Actiontec router that is build into every Qwest DSL modem. The issue basically has to do with how the NAT port forwarding was being performed. Packets sent to my external IP address from inside the local LAN were being dropped instead of forwarded….


AddressAccessDeniedException: HTTP could not register URL http://+:8080/<…>.

A while back, when I was first doing WCF development I ran into the following exception: AddressAccessDeniedException: HTTP could not register URL http://+:8080/<…>.  Your process does not have access rights to this namespace. The exception message included a link to an MSDN article that explained the concept of HTTP Namespace Reservations. Unfortunately the page suggests…


Getting Started with Microformats

[Updated: Fixed typo, “microformats are created on a whim” should have been “microformats are not created on a whim”]  Attended a really interesting talk about Microformats from Tantek Çelik of technorati. I knew a little bit about microformats going in, so before I go into his presentation, let me fill my readers in. Microformats are a way of…


MIX 07 Keynote Highlights

Keynote video is up! (it says its a live stream, but its working as a non-live stream for me now) Just got out of the MIX 07 Keynote w/ Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie. The big announcement was the cross platform .Net framework that will ship with silverlight. Keith Smith has a good write up over…


I’m at MIX

  I’m at the MIX 07 conference this week. I’ll be attending sessions, meeting customers, and talking to people about Microsoft’s services platform (not on stage). And I’ll be blogging about all of it here! So stay tuned.


Installing XNA Game Studio on Windows Vista

[Update: The issues describe here have been fixed in SP1 ov Visual Studio. Please install SP1 before installing XNA Game Studio]  Disclaimer: At the time of the writing of this post Microsoft does not support running XNA Game Studio on Windows Vista. There are plans to support Vista when it is publicly available early next…