Omar Shahine

To be continued on... http://www.shahine.com/omar/.

To be continued... on my blog

Until further notice, I'm discontinuing cross posting to this blog. As always, all the posts here...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 05/29/2005

Treo 650 Review Part 3

I almost forgot that I never finished my Treo Review Series. The device is so integrated into my...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 05/21/2005

Good luck Dennis!

Dennis Cheung, someone that I interviewed for his first job out of college, and someone who I...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 05/21/2005

This blog location

For a while now (since January 2004) I have been posting both to my personal blog...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 05/20/2005

Wow I was slashdotted!

I never thought it would happen, but thanks to Dan Crevier's recent patent, I was slashdotted...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 05/18/2005

Newsgator + FeedDemon

Interesting indeed. I started using FeedDemon because I grew tired of having my RSS in Outlook (I do...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 05/17/2005

Yahoo Music

Here is why Yahoo Music is cool. Yes I work for MSN, and sure I wish MSN Music had this same...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 05/12/2005

Vacation in progress

If you are trying to reach me over the next week, I will be unavailable. Many have asked me why I'm...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/29/2005

I'm not alone with my Comcast DVR woes

I'm not the only one who thinks the Comcast DVR with TV Guide software is buggy. I should call...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/26/2005

Fixing Outlook Red "X" Problem

Every few months, Outlook 2003 will get into a situation where it will no longer render images in...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/26/2005

Interesting things Jimmy did see

My good buddy, Jimmy (a.k.a. JimmyG) who no longer works for MS, spends all day taking spy photos of...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/26/2005

New VP of HR for Microsoft

Lisa Brummel was just named Vice President of Human Resources at Microsoft. Previous to this role...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/25/2005

Photoshop CS2

First of all, a big shout out to Adobe for creating an awesome upgrade for Digital Camera owners. I...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/25/2005

Office 2003 Redistributable Primary Interop Assemblies

I can't even begin to explain how happy I am that we recently released the Office 2003 PIA download....

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/22/2005

Media Center TV on PSP

I just found this app called Image Converter 2 made by Sony, that will convert a wide variety of...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/22/2005

Adobe Photoshop CS2 in the mail!

Just got this email from Adobe. Wohooo! Your Adobe Store order has shipped! Product: Adobe Photoshop...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/22/2005

So long MPx

Motorola finally cancelled the MPx [via Steve Makofsky]. I just pulled up this post I wrote last...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/22/2005

Zinio 3.0

Zinio released an updated version of their Magazine Reader. It's much improved over 2.0. One of the...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/16/2005

PSP

Nooooo!!! I could not resist (sorry Steve). I had to have one. Must purchase. Well, I was walking...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/15/2005

Photshop Maximize Compatability

I just noticed this warning when I saved a file: So lets see. You are asking the user a question....

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/15/2005

Uh oh

I just played with a friend's PSP. OMG it rocks. I have an Xbox and I play it like once a month. I...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/14/2005

Get Perpendicular

From a...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/14/2005

Get to the root of an Explorer window

Found this great tip from Ed Bott. You can take advantage of the explorer.exe command line switches...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/11/2005

Shutdown

Why doesn't Shutdown work? Shutting down Windows and Shutting down Outlook requires user...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/11/2005

Wither the Audiovox 5600

Now I understand why Cingular hasn't launched the Audiovox 5600 Smartphone that AT&T was...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/10/2005

Show/Hide Filenames in XP Thumbnails View

Did you know that if you hold down the SHIFT key when selecting Thumbnails View or opening a folder,...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/09/2005

Microsoft Internal Recruiting

Is the tech job market heating up? Hell yes. In the last 4 months I've been cold called by 3...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/08/2005

Turbo Tax 2004

Well, this is the 6th year I've used TurboTax now. Each year I owe some federal tax, and each year...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/06/2005

WikiSpam

I am getting a ton of LinkSpam on my dasBlog Wiki. It's driving me nuts. Like 3 times a day! In...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/05/2005

Think Outside Bluetooth Stowaway Travel Mouse

I picked up this little gem from amazon a few days ago and love it. Since my laptop has built in...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 04/05/2005

The device does not appear to work consistently as a phone

That title is one of the main reasons I seriously considered a Treo 650 (and ultimately got one). If...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/26/2005

Apple iTunes DRM hole

It seems that Paul Thurrott is astonished that Apple would apply DRM to purchased music on the...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/23/2005

Windows Media DRM to deliver Indian Movies over the Internet

One of my co-workers, Imran, is a prime example of how powerful a rich and licensable DRM system...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/23/2005

Digital Audio Tools

Eric Virro has a great site that covers all aspects of ripping digital audio. Highly recommended...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/22/2005

start.com developer blogs

Steve Rider, who works on start.com, started blogging about it. I'm super excited about the work...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/22/2005

Phone Calls in Meetings

When did it become OK to answer a phone call in a meeting? I personally find it incredibly...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/21/2005

Programming Mac vs Windows

David Weller discusses what it's like to program on a Mac. Back when I was a Mac user, I desperately...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/19/2005

Joe Wilcox on PlaysForSure, Napster, WMP10 and Zen Micro

Joe Wilcox did an awesome four part series on his experiences with PlaysForSure, Napster To Go and...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/18/2005

Google Human

I think this is the kind of stuff that makes me feel like Google is a human company. How cool and...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/17/2005

Groove Virtual Office

Wow. I installed Groove a few days ago on advice from Dennis and tried the File Synchronization...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/14/2005

Vonage ClickToCall API

This is pretty neat. I wish Vonage had a web API, but they do not. However, they do have a HTTP GET...

Author: Omar Shahine Date: 03/12/2005

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