Cheat Sheets

While ego surfing I just ran across this handy list of cheat sheets that I wanted to share. Covers topics from HTML to networking to office apps to keyboard shortcuts to SCSI to math. Handy.

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What’s the real RTM date? C’mon, you can tell me…

With Exchange 2003 SP2 around the corner (check out the CTP!), the emails have started coming: “When will you ship? I mean the real ship date.” Release managers get a ton of them, they are often sent to the internal product’s distribution lists, and if you happen to work on a product team and send…

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The Three Dastardly D’s: Derailing a Discussion on a Distribution list

Over the last three or four years I’ve seen an increasing trend here at MS: complaints about off-topic discussions on DLs. A thread will start out on a DL and (since we’re all human), at some point (if the thread is interesting and complex enough), someone will reply with a thought that veers off in…

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I guess I’m a software snob

But boy, do I wish that Safeway would prioritize the featureset of their website better… specifically, they need to prioritize “Stuff KC wants” at the top. Their search engine – i.e. the way I find 90% of the things I’m looking for when shopping for groceries online – tries to be smart. It shouldn’t. I…

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Finding a user with ldp.exe in a large container

A while back I posted on how to use ldp.exe to look up a user in the AD. I left out an important part, which I learned today thanks to the tireless Nino Bilic. In any LORG, the list of users in a given container is likely to be so large that browsing the tree…

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Settlers of Catan!

Play Settlers online at http://catan.jsettlers.com/index.html. I love this game! Haven’t played in years. Just wasted two hours playing online 🙂 Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the blog on which I found this to give proper credit, sorry!

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No one forgets the spanish inquisition!

If you were a BBS geek 10-15 years ago and used to play Infinity Complex (I played it on a MajorBBS BBS, not sure if it was available for others), you might be happy to know that it’s still around; an old friend of mine dug up the guy with the source and it’s running…

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Configure Sharepoint 2003 to store versions of your documents

My relationship with Sharepoint is a love/hate story. I’ve been using it since its original incarnation as the “departmental server” many years ago (trivia: and it was built on the Exchange store), but not heavily until the last year or two with SPS 2003. The first six months I [was forced to] use it, I…

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Convert DVD .VRO files to AVI

The picture in the last post is a still from our ultrasound at 20 weeks. We also got a video (on this kind of oblong thing, they called it “VHS” but it wouldn’t fit into our DVD player), which a coworker graciously converted into a DVD for me. The DVD has a .VRO file on…

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Just gotta share…

I realize I’ve posted more personal stuff than tech stuff lately, but I just can’t resist sharing this: I love technology.

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