April 2004 Entries

MS too much Longhorn focused?

I wrote about this some times ago but today the posts of Greg Robinson and Robert Chartier points me to the same argument: the comunity is too much Longhorn (or Whidbey) focused.I agree that the future is interesting and fascinating, that we must be prepared for the future of .NET programing etc., but in these month if you buy a programming journal like MSDN what you can see? Whidbey articles, Longhorn articles, Avalon etc.But the present?? Why not writing about the actual development platform? We've to work with this NOW! Personally I agree with Greg... I'm tired to see articles with contents...

posted @ Friday, April 30, 2004 3:38 PM | Feedback (5)

Problems with CTRL+ALT+CANC?

Do you think that pressing CTRL+ALT+CANC for rebooting your machine is not so easy?Try this method... this could be a future business for someone!! :D

posted @ Friday, April 30, 2004 9:43 AM | Feedback (4)

The right choice for an Hacker

One of my favourite site that I check every day is The Hacker's Choice (THC), the site of a group of international experts involved in network and system security.Today on the first page there's an announce: Johnny CyberPunk, a famous hacker of this community, says that "This is an anouncement that I'll personally not publish any further exploits to the public. Too many flames from guys who are too lame to use the exploits or to fix offsets for other targets. Too many risks that kiddies around the world use it for bad purposes. I saw, that the original intention,...

posted @ Friday, April 30, 2004 8:28 AM | Feedback (3)

ASP.NET: Should I use Code-behind or Code-Inside (or Code-beside)?

On MSDN in the ASP.NET Community there's an interesting question: Visual Studio .NET creates Web applications using the Code-Behind model, while Web Matrix creates them until the Code-Inside model. Visual Studio 2005 will add yet a third model (Code-beside). Which should you use?The opinions of 4 experts are given.I'd like to know what other people thinks about it. Personally I like the separation of ASPX and source code. A Web Designer can work on the graphic part of the site (HTML) and a developer can work on the source code... there's a good level separation and I like this "layered"...

posted @ Friday, April 30, 2004 6:28 AM | Feedback (1)

My opinion about Mono future...

After reading the interview with Miguel de Icaza (co-founder of Gnome, Ximian and Mono) published in these days by NetCraft, I want to say my personal opinion about Miguel's vision...In this interview Miguel explains his ambitious project, Mono (a free implementation for GNU/Linux of Microsoft's .Net framework) and talks also about the future of Microsoft (Longhorn).Miguel says that "we have grown organically a stack completely independent of the Microsoft stack, which we call the Mono stack but it includes things like tools for doing GUI development for Linux - that was one thing that we were very interested in and we actually invested...

posted @ Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:53 PM | Feedback (6)

Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability

A must to bookmark... Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability. This guide provides end-to-end guidance for managing performance and scalability throughout your application life cycle to reduce risk and lower total cost of ownership. It provides a framework that organizes performance into a handful of prioritized categories where your choices heavily impact performance and scalability success. The logical units of the framework help integrate performance throughout your application life cycle. Information is segmented by roles, including architects, developers, testers, and administrators, to make it more relevant and actionable. This guide provides processes and actionable steps for modeling performance, measuring, testing, and tuning...

posted @ Thursday, April 29, 2004 8:27 AM | Feedback (0)

FrontPage 2000/2002 Add-in: Flashation Flash Menu Builder

I'm really happy... Microsoft meets Flash officially! From the MS site is ready to download a new add-in for Frontpage 2000/2002, the Flashation Flash Menu Builder.With this cool tool, you can create impressive and professional animated Flash menus and Flash buttons for your Web site.It's fast and easy to use and is extremely user-friendly. You'll figure it out after just a few minutes of playing around with it. No Flash or programming skills are required.Great... downloaded immediately!

posted @ Wednesday, April 28, 2004 5:12 AM | Feedback (0)

What are your Top 10 programs?

I've just read this post on Slashdot by Reddigitaldragon, who asked "what are your first 10 installed programs after the first OS installation?" (non MS programs).My personal answer is this:ThunderbirdWinzipWinampFileZillaEditPlusAcrobat ReaderAdobe PhotoshopmIRCZone AlarmNero Burning RomAnd you? What is your favourite Top 10? I'm curious...

posted @ Tuesday, April 27, 2004 3:55 PM | Feedback (15)

Windows Flaw patched or not??

On a new advisory, Secunia talks about a flaw in Windows when accessing a shared folder on a local network with IE that has a overly long name (300 bytes or more). According to Microsoft, the flaw should have been fixed with SP1 (there's also a Microsoft Knowledge Base article #322857 that describes it and its resolution), but accordingly to Secunia the flaw seems not be fixed by the service pack. Secunia says that "the only resolution at the moment is to disable the Client for Microsoft Networks", but, as you can easily understand, this type of action causes a problem when you...

posted @ Tuesday, April 27, 2004 2:06 PM | Feedback (0)

Office 2003 vs. OpenOffice.Org

EWeek has published today the first (for me) comparison between Office 2003 and OpenOffice that is not seen from a particular side (pro Microsoft or pro Open Source).This is an accurate review, that examines all the tools in details, the migration between them and some business cases.Read it! Here, a little summary...Suite Comparison:OpenOffice.Org 1.1.1ProsNo licensing costs As a free-software project, OpenOffice.org has no licensing. Good integration among suite applications eValuation testers said, for example, that they appreciated being able to create new spreadsheet documents from within the word processor application. Variety of export options OpenOffice.org ships with PDF export capabilities,...

posted @ Tuesday, April 27, 2004 3:46 AM | Feedback (0)

Highlights of the WinFS Data Access API

Interesting reading to download from Microsoft: Highlights of the WinFS Data Access API (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=96fcf90b-4929-422a-8719-d711180fb2c0&DisplayLang=en).="/P">This document (by Mike Deem) provides a quick look at the basic concepts of the WinFS data access API: objects based on schemas, powerful query support, and support for WinFS concepts such as relationships. An interesting reading to understand the technology.

posted @ Monday, April 26, 2004 3:47 AM | Feedback (0)

Opera meets IRC

This week the new releases of Mozilla (1.7 RC1) and Opera (ver. 7.50 beta 1) was released.Mozilla is a great browser and it's really fast, but now I want to signal a new feature that comes with Opera and not published well: the new Opera version will have a all new slick interface featuring smaller buttons, as well as two new additions: both an email client as a IRC client.This is a great feature... a good platform ready to use, the first browser with an integrated IRC client. Great idea!

posted @ Friday, April 23, 2004 2:37 PM | Feedback (1)

Professional InfoPath 2003

I'm happy to signal a book from my friend Pierre Greborio: Professional InfoPath 2003.Good work Pierre... congratulation!!

posted @ Friday, April 23, 2004 3:39 AM | Feedback (0)

The mistery of my ISP

Today a typing error helps me to discover a curios thing from my ISP. My personal site is hosted on a Windows 2003 Server from Aruba. Today I've opened my browser and typed the url to reach a subpage of my site. I've forgotten to type the WWW prefix and the typed url was something like "http://demiliani.it/MySubPage" (where MySubPage exists on my server).What was the result? An error page like this:Not FoundThe requested URL /MySubPage was not found on this server.-------------------------------------------------------Apache/2.0.48 (Fedora) Server at demiliani.it Port 80 Apache??? Fedora??? Linux??? But I've a Windows 2003 hosting... why???This thing was curious, so...

posted @ Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:50 PM | Feedback (0)

Advanced Tips for Mono

Are you interesting on Mono programming? This article is focused on programming in C# with it. It contains a compilation of extremely useful tips and workarounds, especially for people used to lower level programming, like C programmers.Read it.

posted @ Thursday, April 22, 2004 2:43 PM | Feedback (0)


I'm a regular Windows user (at work and at home) but I use also OS like Linux (I've done my Engineering Thesys on Linux some years ago). I'm a Linux estimator (for me it's a very interesting OS), but I hate the Linux fans that says that "Linux is better than Windows", "Linux is more secure than Windows" or "Linux is more innovative than Windows"... however, I could understand the fans of an OS (is something like the fans of a footbal team ).What hurts me is something like the fact that I've just read on ZDNet.Matt Asay, Novell's director...

posted @ Wednesday, April 21, 2004 5:02 PM | Feedback (3)

Login as Administrator or not ???

This is a thing I've seen today from a customer. They have only an Administrator account on their Windows machines and they use this account to do all the possible tasks.I don't agree to this choice. You shouldn't use the Administrator account to perform all your tasks. In this case "Unix Docet": you should have an Administrator account and a User account for everyday use. The best way is using the User account for the normal usage of your machine and use the Administrator account only when you have the necessity to do tasks that requires the administrative privileges.When you need...

posted @ Wednesday, April 21, 2004 2:45 PM | Feedback (0)

Defending against SQL Injection Attacks

In these days I've mentioned the SQL Injection attack to a big italian site, and I've also put in evidence a simple site I've received via email from a friend that seems to be ready to be hacked. SQL Injection is a common type of attack agains site that use databases and you've to be ready to prevent these possible attacks. My personal advices to prevent SQL Injection attacks are the follow:Test well any possible user input and check that no dangerous code could be injected into your SQL instructions.Look your URL that receive parameters (something like http://www.mysite.com/index.asp?id=1 ) and check...

posted @ Tuesday, April 20, 2004 6:10 PM | Feedback (5)

A flaw in TCP protocol??

Terrible notice just read... a new flaw in TCP protocol was discovered.The flaw affecting the Internet's "tranmission control protocol," or TCP, was discovered late last year by a computer researcher in Milwaukee, Paul "Tony" Watson, 36, who said he identified a method to reliably trick personal computers and routers into shutting down electronic conversations by resetting the machines remotely. Routers continually exchange important updates about the most efficient traffic routes between large networks. Continued successful attacks against routers can cause them to go into a stand-by mode, known as "dampening," that can persist for hours.It's really dangerous! A flaw like this...

posted @ Tuesday, April 20, 2004 3:56 PM | Feedback (1)

A site ready to be Hacked...

Just this morning I've posted the news that a big site of Telecom Italia was hacked with a SQL Injection attack... This evening I've received via email a project for a little website from a friend. He asked me to do a little part of the site (pure ASP with an Access Database) and I've decided to help him.I've opened the .zip of the project, I've checked the code written by him and... horror... I've discovered this files (for a User Login):Login.htm File:<form action="Login.asp" method="post"> Username: <input type="text" name="txtUser"><br> Password: <input type="password" name="txtPassword"><br> <input type="submit"></form>Login.asp...

posted @ Monday, April 19, 2004 6:38 PM | Feedback (0)

A simple VB.NET stress utility for SQL Server 2000

A useful utility just discovered on CodeProject (made in Italy): A simple VB.NET stress utility for SQL Server 2000.DBstressUtil (this is the name of the tool) is coded as a Windows Forms VB.NET application and it is designed to work on a SQL Server 2000 database (of course, using the SQL Server .NET Managed Provider classes of the System.Data.SqlClient namespace).DBstressUtil simulates multiple database users submitting T-SQL scripts (executing stored procedures or simply sending DML commands).I was thinking to write a tool like this for my project at work but Alberto has arrived first Great!

posted @ Monday, April 19, 2004 2:11 PM | Feedback (0)

Rumour for a MS exploit?

The Internet Storm Center at The SANS Institute indicates the possibility of exploits on the vulnerabilities patched in these days by Microsoft. The ISC advice says that "We have had a few reports that makes it appear that a new version of the phatbot is running around the Internet today. Along with probes on tcp ports 2745, 1025, 3127, 6129, 5000, 80 and MS netbios (rpc/dcom attacks), we have now seen reports of port 1433 being included as well. This may lend itself to a new variant that attempts to break SQL server ports as well as the other vulnerabilities...

posted @ Monday, April 19, 2004 1:45 PM | Feedback (0)

Telecom Website Hacked...

I've just read on the today's journal that some days ago the italian site of 187 On Line by Telecom Italia was hacked. This site is responsible for orders and contains all the Telecom customers data... now these data could be stolen and shared.What is the cause of the hacking... a simple SQL Injection. SQL Injection on a big site of a big company like Telecom? Not good... Telecom, please review all your website infrastructure!!!

posted @ Monday, April 19, 2004 4:45 AM | Feedback (4)

User Interface Guideline for MAC

Pierre Greborio points me to this great guideline from the MAC World: Introduction to the Apple Human Interface Guideline. Apple has an operating system, Mac OS X, which combines a powerful core foundation with a compelling user interface called Aqua.Aqua defines the standard appearance of specific user interface components such as windows, menus, and controls, and is also characterized by the anti-aliased appearance of text and graphics, shadowing, transparency, and careful use of color.This documents describes how to obtain an interface like this... maybe Longhorn will be so good in UI? (Aqua is a fast interface and requires not too...

posted @ Monday, April 19, 2004 3:58 AM | Feedback (0)

The Secret Source of Google's Power

This is a post on the Blogosphere that I can't to signal to the community...Rick Skrenta talks about The Secret Source of Google's Power. Read it because it's really fascinating. it's focused on Google's technology and the OS platform that Gogle have. Great post! 

posted @ Friday, April 16, 2004 3:09 PM | Feedback (2)

Linux and Windows market... again...

On the Economist of today there's a good article about Windows and Linux market that I want to signal to you: More balls through Windows.This article analizes the market of these operative systems and (apart from the results, I think that we've read it a lot of time... are always the same...) at the end it introduces a new possible scenario of this infinite "war": But the future is uncertain, and Linux still might yet represent another kind of threat to the company. No standard operating system has yet emerged for mobile handsets, robots, watches, televisions, printers, car gadgets and...

posted @ Friday, April 16, 2004 10:07 AM | Feedback (6)

ASP.NET Tip to bookmark (for me)

Thanks to M. Keith Warren, I want to bookmark on my Blog this little ASP.NET tip that could be return useful...HOWTO: Push a javascript alert using server side codeprotected virtual void MessageBox(string message){     RegisterStartupScript(                            System.Guid.NewGuid().ToString(),                             string.Format("<script language='javascript'>alert('{0}');</script>", message));}Good!

posted @ Friday, April 16, 2004 5:03 AM | Feedback (2)

A Blog for F.A.Q. about VB.NET

I want to mention a good idea from Duncan Mackenzie. He has started a Blog on MSDN where to post questions about VB.NET. Duncan and the VB.NET staff will answer soon to your questions. You can find the Blog at this address: http://blogs.msdn.com/vbfaq/I hope it could be improved soon...

posted @ Friday, April 16, 2004 4:52 AM | Feedback (0)

Netscape Desktop Navigator

Netscape was disappeared for a lot of time from the browser world after the insuccess of its last Navigator (an orrible browser for me, too slow) and now seems that they have recently announced a comeback with the launch of a Desktop Navigator.As you can see on the project site, this tool has features like:-  Web Search - enhanced by Google-  Breaking News Headlines updated frequently-  Local Weather-  TV Schedule -  Movie Showtimes from Moviefone-  Mapquest Maps & Driving Directions-  Personals-  Yellow and White Pages Will be a good project or another insuccess? Personally, I'm sceptical...

posted @ Friday, April 16, 2004 3:48 AM | Feedback (2)

SQL Server Web Data Administrator

A really interesting new tool for SQL Server management is ready to download from MS site: SQL Server Web Data Administrator.This is a tool that enables you to easily manage your SQL Server data, wherever you are. Using its built-in features, you can do the following from Microsoft Internet Explorer or your favorite Web browser:Create and edit databases in SQL Server 2000 or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) Perform ad-hoc queries against databases and save them to your file system Export and import database schema and data Manage users and roles View, create and edit stored procedures...

posted @ Friday, April 16, 2004 3:31 AM | Feedback (3)

Books about Windows Server 2003

Free books and white paper ready to download from Microsoft:Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit: Designing and Deploying Directory and Security Services This book describes how to design, deploy, upgrade to, or restructure to a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory environment. This book also describes how to design and deploy Windows Server 2003 distributed security services for authentication, access control, and certificate use. Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit: Automating and Customizing Installations This book provides comprehensive information about planning, designing, and implementing automated installations in medium and large organizations. Options range from automated installations of a basic operating system to complex...

posted @ Thursday, April 15, 2004 4:52 PM | Feedback (0)

Again about Spamming...

Curious thing that shows how spammers have no limits...This is an email that has escaped to the Thunderbird filter:Dear Citi Cardholder, This letteer was sennt by_the_ Citibank_ server to verify your _mail adress. You must complete this process by clicking on_the_link beloow and entering in the small _window your Citi-Card Atm_ full_card_nummber and Pin that _you_use in local_Atm_Machine. That_is done for_your protection becaurse some of our memebrs memebrs have access to their email_ addres_ and we must verify it. http://www........ To verify your _EMAIL_ address_ and acces your_ Citi-Bank account, clic on_the_link beloww. If you read quickly this...

posted @ Thursday, April 15, 2004 7:05 AM | Feedback (3)

2 little function on Whidbey...

Whidbey has 2 new little features that I like a lot (and I was waiting for it for a long time)...1) If you try to add a Textbox on a Form, the default name is TextBox1. Then write something like TextBox1.Text="Hi, I'm Stefano". In the Object Properties Window rename TextBox1 to txtProva. All your code will be magically renamed on something like txtProva.Text="Hi, I'm Stefano". The same thing appens with the Form name or similar. Refactoring is wonderful! 2) The first thing I do when I insert a TextBox on a form, is to remove the orrible TextBox1 text (placed...

posted @ Thursday, April 15, 2004 6:06 AM | Feedback (2)

Microsoft Update site with problems...

Yesterday I've tryed to download the latest patches from Microsoft Update, but some problems during the download phases occurs me. I was disappointed...Today I've discovered on ZDNet that in these days traffic to Microsoft's Windows Update site spiked higher than seen during any previous update, reaching an incredible download rate of more then 50GB per second. Past patches have resulted in 2 million people visiting Microsoft's Windows Update site every hour to download fixes. This time, between 3 million and 4 million users came to the site. As a result, many customers found that the scan didn't work properly and they were...

posted @ Thursday, April 15, 2004 5:05 AM | Feedback (2)

.ly domains disappeared?

This is really a curious thing of this morning... .ly domains (the suffix for Libia) seems to be disappeared from Internet!!!If you try to go to http://www.nic.ly/ you will see an error page (page not found). NIC.ly is not an obscure site, but the official site of the Name Authority for Libia (assigned from IANA). The same thing if you try to go to http://www.biz.ly/, the site of a provider from Libia that is a point of reference for the few organization of this country.Someone on The Register has reported this notice and said that this could be an incorrect abuse of power...

posted @ Wednesday, April 14, 2004 4:23 AM | Feedback (2)

Last MS Security Update

There are the Security Update released yesterday... check it!http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-011.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-012.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-013.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-014.mspx 

posted @ Wednesday, April 14, 2004 3:23 AM | Feedback (0)

A new way of spamming...

I have a Linux Server that I manage with friends at work, and on it we've a Wiki that we use to share informations. Yesterday I went to see the Recent Changes and I saw that a page was modified... I went to check the modified page and... surprise... the page is empty with links like http://www.gccgle.com/webs/00/ 00, all links to different pages from the same site. Curious... what is this? Who is this URL? I decide to check what is this site... surprise (or not!): the site is a society specialized on search engine optimization (SEO), alias spammers for Google. What are these?...

posted @ Tuesday, April 13, 2004 11:54 AM | Feedback (5)


I've just discovered this site: www.windows-patch.info. It offers patches for the Windows OS... now the page appears with these patches available: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-043: Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service could allow Code Execution (828035) The curious thing is that this site offers the patches for the problem, but under a payment of $19.95 (plus 17,5% if you're in Europe). This is not legal I think, expecially because these patches are available on the Windows Update site. Someone on MS must investigate about this...

posted @ Sunday, April 11, 2004 6:12 AM | Feedback (3)

Happy Easter to all...

A little post only to say...Happy Easter to all the Bloggers CommunityHave nice days, stop programming and have fun!! 

posted @ Saturday, April 10, 2004 8:02 AM | Feedback (6)

Port Scanning... is it funny??

In these days I'm working with my personal Firewall active and I'm really surprised to see that a lot of people have fun with playing with Port Scanning...Is really so funny? What do you want to see? They really hurt me... Having a Port Scanning is really so noise. The first reaction after checking that I'm under a port scan is to react with an other port scan to my "attacker" but you agree with me that it's not the best thing to do, so many times I stop myself to do this.Port scanning is really annoying... why have fun...

posted @ Friday, April 09, 2004 11:09 AM | Feedback (4)

Vulnerability in Internet Explorer ITS Protocol Handler

Just read on US-CERT.gov:There is a cross-domain scripting vulnerability in the way ITS protocol handlers determine the security domain of an HTML component stored in a Compiled HTML Help (CHM) file. The HTML Help system "...uses the underlying components of Microsoft Internet Explorer to display help content. It supports HTML, ActiveX, Java, [and] scripting languages (JScript, and Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition)." CHM files use the InfoTech Storage (ITS) format to store components such as HTML files, graphic files, and ActiveX objects. IE provides several protocol handlers that can access ITS files and individual CHM components: its:, ms-its:, ms-itss:, and...

posted @ Friday, April 09, 2004 9:17 AM | Feedback (1)

New script for Northwind and pubs Sample Databases

Microsoft has released new Northwind and pubs Sample Databases script for use with SQL Server 2000 and MSDE 2000. These scripts have been updated to remove the guest account to improve security. The pubs installation script has been updated to include all of the data for the database, eliminating the requirement to run separate jobs to add data after creating pubs.If you are interested...

posted @ Friday, April 09, 2004 5:08 AM | Feedback (0)

.NET Compact Framework Image girl ???

A photo sent by a friend from the MVP Meeting... Is this the new Compact Framework girl???? :) 

posted @ Wednesday, April 07, 2004 12:13 PM | Feedback (3)

Which name for Google new mail service?

I'm reading that Google could have problems with the name "GMail" for its new email service. Seems that a small British company has already got the trademark for Gmail and has been using it in 80 countries. I remember that, when I wrote my first post about the future Google Mail service, the voice was that the name could be Googlemail, not Gmail. So, why this choice from Google? Why not use Googlemail, for me a more interesting name? But, if the domain will be (as now) gmail.google.com, the trademark problems remains the same? It's a second level domain...And for you,...

posted @ Wednesday, April 07, 2004 10:54 AM | Feedback (0)

The first 1Gb Email Account

Thanks to a feedback of Vazz on my thread about Gmail, I've discovered Spymac, the first real 1Gb free email account.One gigabyte of storage is available to all Spymac Mail accounts, effective today, Monday April 5, 2004.Spymac agrees with the staff at Google that a 1 GB e-mail account makes sense. Millions of people rely on easy access to mail and depend on their email service to not indiscriminately delete important mail. Spymac Mail offers several advantages over other free Internet-based email. In addition to the one-gigabyte storage increase, Spymac Mail also offers both POP3 and Webmail access to the...

posted @ Tuesday, April 06, 2004 4:15 AM | Feedback (45)

WinAmp Security Hole Discovered

Just read now on TechWorld that a Winamp security hole has been discovered, and fortunately just patched. This bug can provide someone with system access simply by getting someone to visit a malicious website. It all has to do with how the software loads Fasttracker 2 ".xm" media files. It is possible to cause a heap overflow and so run code on the person's system. A ".xm" file is not needed however, as the software runs through all supported files with the same faulty piece of code. This greatly increases the opportunities hackers may have to con someone into clicking...

posted @ Tuesday, April 06, 2004 4:05 AM | Feedback (0)

XPde: Linux Desktop Replacement with XP Style

Has someone tryed XPde? It's a desktop environment and a window manager(XPwm) for Linux. It tries to make easier for Windows XP users to use a Linux box. Nothing more, no clipboard compatibility between Gtk and Qt applications, no emulation of Windows applications, no unification on the widgets of X applications, just a desktop environment and a window manager.Seems curious!

posted @ Monday, April 05, 2004 7:31 AM | Feedback (2)

Again about Gmail...

Some months ago (exactly the 23th of January) I wrote a post about the future Google Mail service.This post in these days has originated a lot of discussions about the service: will be true or not? Will be really 1Gb of space? When is available? etc.The official news from Google was out the 1st of April, so lots of people thinked about a joke... but it seems to be true. On the Google site there's an official page about the project, that you can find on http://gmail.google.com.I've checked the project details, and I want to signal a point that seems to...

posted @ Monday, April 05, 2004 5:23 AM | Feedback (25)

A Blog Reader written in XAML

Joe Marini on his website has posted an interesting implementation of a Blog Reader written totally with XAML, the new "eXtensible Application Markup Language" that allows you to specify the user interface portion of your Windows applications using markup to represent the usual items in an application (contained in the future Windows version of Longhorn). Great code...

posted @ Sunday, April 04, 2004 1:41 AM | Feedback (0)


Yes... Have you observed that this day is 04/04/04? Cool! :)

posted @ Sunday, April 04, 2004 1:37 AM | Feedback (0)


I've just discovered an interesting tool called Keyfinder, now out with the new version 1.5 beta 3.What is this tool? This is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It can even view remote keys, if you have remote registry rights, and it can tell keys of Office products too.The tool uses the method described in HOW TO: Change the Volume Licensing Product Key on a Windows XP SP1-Based Computer (328874).I've not tryed it... seems good.

posted @ Saturday, April 03, 2004 5:29 AM | Feedback (6)

Open Source Vulnerability Database out...

The Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) is a free database that will store vulnerabilities in open source software and hardware and now it has been opened for public use. This database has an online system ready to store and deliver data. It's really interesting...

posted @ Friday, April 02, 2004 9:29 AM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft VM Transition Guide

Interesting new reading from Microsoft: The Microsoft VM Transition Guide for Developers is intended for individuals who are responsible for planning and implementing a transition away from dependency on the Micosoft virtual machine. The various transition options available are covered in detail.Check it!

posted @ Friday, April 02, 2004 9:13 AM | Feedback (0)

Word 2003: XML Viewer

New tool: Word 2003 XML Viewer allows people who create WordprocessingML files in Office 2003 Editions to share their documents with people who do not have Word 2003 installed on their computers. When you post WordprocessingML documents on the Internet, you can include the Word XML Viewer to expand your online audience to people who might not have Word, or to those with previous versions.Check it!

posted @ Friday, April 02, 2004 3:41 AM | Feedback (0)

3D Desktop for Windows XP

Seems that the future version of Longhorn could have a 3D desktop... personally I don't lke a lot this feature, but now you can also try a 3D desktop with your Windows XP system.You've to check SphereXP, a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows XP (now in beta). Try it...

posted @ Thursday, April 01, 2004 6:09 PM | Feedback (12)

RFC 3751

As usual, every 1st of April the IETF creates a new RFC. Check the last RFC 3751: Omniscience Protocol Requirements.Great :)

posted @ Thursday, April 01, 2004 9:21 AM | Feedback (1)

1st of April

A little joke for a friend of mine... :)Happy Fishing! :)

posted @ Thursday, April 01, 2004 7:25 AM | Feedback (0)