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Nintex Workflow Gotchas #1

January 14, 2010

I’m developing a set of Nintex workflows for a project that ID are on and while I think Nintex is a superb product, allowing complex workflows to be developed, and deployed into Sharepoint solutions and on the whole it makes me go "Woo Hoo!", there are a few things that make me go "Doh!". Doh! […]

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God Mode Doesn’t Work on My Windows 2008

January 11, 2010

I’d been reading about “God Mode” on Twitter and decided to give it a whirl.  I created a folder on my “C” drive and renamed it to “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”.  The icon changed from the normal folder to the Control Panel icon. Clicking the GodMode folder opens up access to just about every setting that you can […]

Roy Osherove – TDD Masterclass

August 31, 2009

Roy Osherove is giving an hands-on TDD Masterclass in the UK, September 21-25. Roy is author of "The Art of Unit Testing" (http://www.artofunittesting.com/), a leading tdd & unit testing book; he maintains a blog at http://iserializable.com (which amoung other things has critiqued tests written by Microsoft for asp.net MVC – check out the testreviews category) […]

W7 & PDFs

June 11, 2009

It seems that when I click on a PDF link in IE 8 I get the following dialog displayed in Adobe Reader 8 The PDF sometimes still opens in the browser, I don’t know why.  Using the Check For Updates, accessed from the Adobe Reader, Help menu shows that there are updates to be downloaded […]

Windows 7 & AVG Free

June 11, 2009

In Windows 7 Comes To Wors World I documented my experiences with installing and beginning to use Windows 7 RC. Basically, I upgraded Vista Business to W7 *is that how we’re going to short hand Windows 7???) and ran up a few applications and utilities to see what worked and what didn’t.  One of the […]

Windows 7 & TweetDeck

June 5, 2009

The hot thing at the mo is Twitter – everyone, but everyone is Tweeting these days – You can catch me on Twitter as @WorTony 🙂 Anyway, my app of choice for Twittering is TweetDeck.  It’s free and it’s in beta and it has a few issues on my Vista laptop such as it crashes […]

Windows 7 Aero Peek

June 5, 2009

Another nice touch is the Aero Peek functionality.  This allows you to hover the mouse over the show desktop button at the far right of the task bar and see a preview of the desktop without actually minimizing all your apps.  When you move the mouse the “peek” ends and you’re back to how it […]

Windows 7 Recently Used Items List

June 5, 2009

I’m liking the new Windows 7 recently used items list. As the above screen shot shows, the recently used item list is now available alongside the app that created/edited it – recommended

Windows 7 Comes To Wors World

May 29, 2009

This is a big subject so I’ll document my initial thoughts and return to it later…. I finally decided to get round to having a look at Windows 7 after reading a few bits and pieces about it on the web and seeing that there were a growing number of Twitter users (@harbars, @AndrewWoody, @joeloleson, […]

Vista SP2

May 28, 2009

I’ve been running Windows Vista on this laptop since about January 2008 and in that time I’ve come to hate how slow it is, how things that I used to know where they lived have been moved etc. etc.  I particularly have issue with the performance of Vista when it’s recovering from hibernation and/or when […]