Monthly Archives: December 2009

REFERENCE: Amazing Cajun Meat Pie Recipe

This is completely off-topic, but sometimes real-life trumps the artificial priorities created by geeks. I came across the most amazing cajun meat pie recipe, and it turned out amazing! So, fearful that if I merely saved the link it might … Continue reading

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SO FAR…NOT SO GOOD: Already Problems with Password Protect…

Starlog 2009.12.27. Less than 2 hours after initial install, the utility Password Protect is already showing signs of unacceptable behavior. A folder named “Private Test” was readily locked with a password with no hitches, but immediately 2 idiosyncracies become apparent: … Continue reading

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FINALLY: Easy-to-use folder password protection for Windows 7…

SOMETHING THAT I’VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD is just how damn hard it is to secure a single folder in ANY Windows OS since Bill started his empire. I mean, am I the ONLY one who is a consultant, and who has … Continue reading

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The Wise Consultant… develops code which is "inheritable".

Have you ever had to work on code from someone who seemed hell-bent on making themselves irreplaceable by creating software which was esoteric (a clever-sounding greek word meaning “bizarre & impossible to understand”), non-standard and completely UNdocumented? ­čśÉ Don’t fall … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Configure VS2008TEST to Load-Test AND Monitor Remote SharePoint Servers

Load-Testing SharePoint servers is critical activity, yet time & again I come across clients who aren’t doing it. When I investigate why not, almost always due a single interesting reason – no one could figure out how to run the … Continue reading

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SharePoint Tip: Always include "Unknown" in the Choice fields in your lists…

Since it came out in 2001, some of the default values SharePoint uses tend to be less-than-practical for daily use. One such case is the set of default values generated when creating a new list field, and selecting it to … Continue reading

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