Alexander Holy's Weblog

Guns to save laptops?

Cryptography and security experts bruce Schneier dug up this little gem: Photographer Matt Brandon...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/25/2006

Need more cool WPF demos...

Heard this a lot recently - in the meantime, ease the pain with Kevin's Bag-O-Tricks aka Kevin...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/25/2006

Gadget Dept.: Smartphone keyboard made of cloth

I've seen flexible rubber USB keyboards before, but this is a true novelty: Based on a British...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/14/2006

Vista RC1 + Office B2TR == Happiness

In case you have not seen Jensen Harris' announcement, you will be able to download Microsoft Office...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/14/2006

Updated ATI and NVidia drivers for Windows Vista RC1

Windows Vista RC1 comes with inbox support for those neat new graphics cards, but if you care for...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/06/2006

Convert files to XAML, win a Dell XPS laptop

Michael Swanson posted the contest today: If you create and submit a file converter to XAML, you can...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/29/2006

Ways to speed up Vista

Depending on who talk to, people will tell you how happy/unhappy they are with current Windows Vista...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/25/2006

[XLS|T|A][X|M] or XLSB?

The new Excel File Formats. Like all "new" file formats coming along with Windows Vista and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/23/2006

.NET Rocks all over TechEd: Developers/Barcelona (and how to win a ticket)

I hope to see many of you at Tech·Ed: Developers Europe Nov 7-10 in Barcelona, Spain. I am one of...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/22/2006

On the Internet, everyone knows you're a dog

According to a famous "New Yorker" cartoon by Peter Steiner, "On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/22/2006

Augmented reality marching forward

Occasionally people are questioning those fancy 3D Vista examples, or anything beyond today's 2D...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/21/2006

Script# to tame the JavaScript beast?

10 years ago, JavaWorld was wondering if JavaScript has a future. Today, JavaScript has emerged as...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/18/2006

The computer book market as a tech trend indicator

Tim O’Reilly recently published a truly insightful analysis of the computer book market. Looking at...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/09/2006

Rest in pieces, WEP: Retire your WEP based WLAN equipment today

I've always had this uneasy feeling about WEP secured wireless networks, so when I moved to my...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/07/2006

Flash + Hard Drive = Speed + Battery

If you have seen a recent presentation on Windows Vista, you may have noted that fully using new...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 07/10/2006

The Robots are Loose!

Something completely different: Did you know there is actually a Microsoft Robotics Group?Today, at...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/20/2006

Into the Lions Den: Vista @ Black Hat 2006

I almost overlooked it: Stephen Toulouse posted it last week in the Microsoft Security Response...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/12/2006

How to record/capture Windows Vista demos

Grant, working for the Platform Adoption Center, has come up with a method to capture Windows demos....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/07/2006

Follow the dots...

I’ve tested my recently purchased a Nikon Coolpix S5 compact digital camera. I’ve played with the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/05/2006

ScreenSpaceLines3D for WPF

Daniel Lehenbauer has posted an update for his 3D tools for WPF on GotDotNet. This version is...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/31/2006

Don't be chicken: fix your apps for (Windows) Vista

Bookmark this page: Here you are going to find a wealth of webcasts on WinFX and Windows Vista...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/30/2006

Is your application compatible with Windows Vista?

Programs that do not meet the requirements of a well behaved Windows Applications (as defined in the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/28/2006

New ATI and NVidia drivers for Windows Vista Beta 2

Beta 2 of Windows Vista is just out, and this is reason for the major hardware vendors to offer...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/25/2006