Monthly Archives: November 2006

i just finished installing windows vista ultimate rtm on my dell inspiron 9400 dev laptop. i used to run windows xp and windows 2003 on this machine.

i was impressed by the fact that windows recognized all my hardware, including the onboard wifi and bluetooth radio's. this was not the case when i installed xp on this laptop.

i think it's going to take a while until i'm used to all the new icons though.

after i've installed visual foxpro and vs2005, i'm going to create an acronis image of my drive and then i think i'm going to relax… Continue reading

i'm proud to announce foxite 5.0. new features include:

- cross browser support: the site should now behave almost the same in any popular browser (ie6, ie7, firefox/mozilla, opera, linux konqueror).
- resizable thread window.
- thread date range filter is increased to 60 days (was 30).
- the author search textbox in thread filter window has been replaced with a keyword search textbox (you can still enter a name).
- you can submit faqs, tips and tricks etc to the new faq section at http://www.foxite.com/faq/. the new faq section has an rss feed: http://www.foxite.com/faq/rss.aspx
- you can specify… Continue reading

the other day i picked up a maxtor shared storage nas system from the local computer shop. this system has a 500 gig hard drive, two usb connectors and a 100mbit ethernet lan connector.

after i hooked up the mss to my network switch, it automatically requested an ip address from my dhcp server and it worked.

the nas has a web interface to configure shares and users and other maintenance tasks. if you go to the management site, you can assign a work group / domain name. if you do that, the maxtor shows up in the windows network environment and… Continue reading