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How to stop that annoying beep on your server

30 de junho de 2009

Many years ago I was working on a project that had
some large batch processing in it. To do this processing we had some dedicated
servers, one of which sat under the desk next to me.

Apart from the noise of the fan soudning like we had actually bought a jet
fighter the most annoying thing about this processing was that it resulted
caused the servers beep to continually sound. Something in the code caused it to
fire.

Boy it was annoying.

We were never able to find out how to stop it, I think in the end we
disconnected it. Well last week I found out and it was so annoyingly simple.

net stop beep

Yep thats it, thanks to the trainer that pointed this out last week. As you
can imagine, having 12 training machines all beeping is not something you really
want

To permanently stop it you have to disable the service using

sc config beep start= disabled

Whats really odd is that beep doesn't appear in the list of
services


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Fancy a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for FREE?

30 de junho de 2009

A little bird has informed me of an official Microsoft hosted survey in which the winner(s) will receive a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate after simply filling out a 4 question survey. It couldn't be any easier than this folks. The survey is entitled "Windows 7 Discovery", and the instructions are crystal clear: "We want to know how you find information about Windows 7 from Microsoft. Please answer questions in the survey below for a chance to win a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition when it becomes available [available] in Oct 2009." In order to be eligible for the survey, which is hosted on SurveyMonkey.com, all you have to do is answer the following questions: 1.

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Who Needs Clip Art? OffiSync 2.0 Integrates Google Image Search Into Microsoft Office

30 de junho de 2009

Last month we wrote about OffiSync, a powerful plugin that directly ties Microsoft Office to Google Docs, allowing you to save your desktop files to the cloud automatically. Since launch the plugin has fared quite well, with over 50,000 downloads. And today it’s releasing a new version that could prove immensely useful for those of you that frequently use Office.

The biggest addition to the plugin is integrated text and image search. While Office comes with a directory of clip art, it leaves something to leave desired — I almost always find myself just going straight to Google Image search. Now, using OffiSync, you can search Google Images directly from within Office. The plugin supports advanced searches, like sorting by color, size, and usage rights. Once you’ve found an image you like, simply hit ‘Insert’ and the picture will appear wherever your text cursor was. There’s also an integrated browser: just navigate to the page you’d like to quote, highlight the text, and hit Insert.

Of course, you could accomplish the same thing by opening up your browser and copy/pasting an image or piece of text into your Office document, but this streamlines things and should also automatically deal with any formatting issues.

My biggest gripe with the plugin is the way it handles attribution. Or, rather, the way it doesn’t. When you choose to import and image or piece of text, a popup appears reminding you that the content may be subject to copyright. But there’s currently no way to automatically generate a bibliography or footnote for the content, which means you’ll have to do it manually. It’s not a deal-breaker by any means (plagiarists would just disable the feature anyway), but having to manually keep track of that information can certainly become a hassle.

OffiSync is free, with plans to release a premium version for businesses in the future. The plugin is Windows-only for now, but a Mac version is on the way (the company hopes to have it out by the end of the summer).

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I?m a VB !

30 de junho de 2009

Check out the growing set of video and text interviews with leading VB developers at the I’m A VB site.   You can find my interview at Jackie VB ….(read more) http://bit.ly/q4ke3

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