Saturday, March 28, 2009

M$ vista x64 and outlook 2003

If Outlook 2003 does not work right with the profile it has created, need to setup your own profiles. But 64 bit vista hides the 32 bit outlook's "Mail" control panel's item. Look it under special "32 bit" icon in the control panel.

windows mobile glith

If windows mobile starts doing glitches, does not play sound on alarms for an instance, give a try to pmClean ( utility. It will remove all the junk from the notification queue. It empties the PIE temp folders as well.

Friday, March 27, 2009


The own thread pool implementation was not necessary, IIS 6 does it itself good. MSXML has two version of DOMDocument, rental threaded and free threaded. It does not mean that one is an STA, and the other is an MTA, because they both marked as "Both" in the registry. Apparently, the second one just thread-safe and allows to work with it from different threads.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The leased cable internet IP changed, again. Firewall's log shows a lot of connections attempts to the port 53. I got an address which previously belonged to a name server?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Don't see any improvements in Google mobile maps v3.0.0.12 compared to v2, except it uses too small, almost unreadable font. Is it a bug or not, don't know. Removing.


DNS registrar (MyDomain) says to change the domain's name servers from ISP's to theirs nothing else necessary except add them into the account profile. Who then will remove the zone from the ISP's name servers?

ISP added a wildcard record, allowing anything as third level domain. Before, the refused to do so, saying it's technically impossible. Liars. Something changed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Refresh partition info

If you changed the partition table using the fdisk utility, you don't need to reboot the machine. Just enough is to run the partprobe utility from the "parted" package.

Iris browser

Tried a fresh version 1.1.4 of this new web browser for windows mobile. Firs thing - the keys shortcuts now work, but not always, sometimes the application just does not response when I pressss the keys. It seems nobody tested the software using only hardware buttons (and sadly, that's true for almost everything), it better works when I use the touchscreen. Another bad thing is - it constantly eats up to 50 percents of the CPU resources, even when it doing nothing. So it can't be usedlong whn the device works on battery. Work with zoom features made badly. It almost copied the feathure from PIE, it has same modes: "desktop" , "mobile", "column". Although I put the zoom in/out to the hardware keys, work with it a way too hard. Further, there is no switching between the mouse cursor mode and the scrolling mode. Actually, there is no the dedicated scrolliing mode at all. But not everything bad, there are good things as well. First of all - it multidocument application. Opened html pages still called "tabs", but there is no actually such UI feature. The list of opened pages could be accessed from the menu. Second - the rendering itself is splendid. The webkit engine on which the application based, really does the job. But aterall I still can not make this browser my favorite. There are too much improvements has to be made.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What will happen with all those new-fashioned netbooks industries when M$ stops licensing Windows XP?

debian crashes the hard drive

On my home server which I built on an old laptop the hard drive constantly made some noises. Sad thing it's the hard drive head's parking noise. Debian parks the heads every few seconds. smartmon-tools shows, the hard drive was almost at the death door. To tell the hdparm turn off the aggressive power saving behaviour, using the following command: hdparm -B 254 /dev/hda
The noise has ceased. But I still don't know why the system access the HD so often.

mobile client for blogging

Let's take all advantages from the mobile device. That's mean to put notes in a place I can read from everywhere and everytime. So, that a blog is invented for. About client software. I tried TravelerBlogger (TBlog) It did not even start. moBlog seems better, but the interface is not quite ripe, it does not memorize last input and a lot of thing I have to do each time from the scratch. Also it does not support hardware buttons. But still, let's give it a try.

js context

Yesterday Chris encounter an problem which appears only in FF3 (what's a garbage!), when visibility shows up a table-table it appears dead and does not respond to any user action.
Digging out I found the problem was in executing a text stored script in the window context.
I have to execute script using the method. But a variable created inside that text script can not be accessed in the global scope, only as window's data member.
Alvin pointed me to this
It seems this ground is very unsteady and I should watch out.