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Gio giovanni
  • WinMob 6.5 demoed on YouTube

    Seems pretty nice to me, what didn't you like?

  • Why is MS pushing IE8 RC1 in Windows Update?

    Zeus said:
    littleguru said:
    The oddest thing is that I had to restart my computer TWICE during setup ... It's a browser for crying out loud ...
    Just once in my case and that was at the end of the process

  • Should Windows 7 show file extensions by default?

    Absolutely not, otherwise my mohter will call me up 100 times per day because she can't open that file she just renamed...

  • Why is MS pushing IE8 RC1 in Windows Update?

    Ian2 said:
    mikexkearney said:
    So if you had an old beta you get offered an update to the release candidate, if not then its not pushed on you?

    Sounds quite good to me.
    Excellent I'd say as they fixed a lot of the things that were wrong with Beta 2. As far as I've observed, the upgrade is only installed if you have IE8 Beta 2.

  • Good numbering system for products and revisions

    Dr Herbie said:
    spivonious said:

    It's one of many improvements slated -- the system is 20+ years old and dates back to a green-screen system.  It was ported to C# under massive (customer induced) time pressure so the dev team at the time (before I joined) just blasted through with a direct port without any restructuring.  There are a lot of 'quirks' that have never been addressed : too much time spent implementing customer changes to spend any time restructuring -- typical catch-22 as restructuring would make the day-to-day coding faster.

    Ho hum.


    Dev team? What dev team? We are a VERY small business (three people) and the company is about 6 months old so we are our own dev team, IT, and everything else... Smiley

    Given my poor programming skills, I think at first the database is going to be an Access database with about 20 parts or so (speed is not an issue at the moment). My concern is setting up a numbering/naming system that will allow us to grow and eventually port the system in the near future to something more powerful. The goal is that 20 years from now we are not in your situation.

    Based on your post, I get that it is easier to use letters than numbers and I see no problem with that, but they will probably be acronyms because of space constraints.

    Thank you all for your feedback, it was very instructive.

  • Good numbering system for products and revisions

    I would like to set up a database with all products and parts that my company makes. At the moment we use descriptive names to distinguish products and parts, but we are reaching the stage where we need to create a numbering system.

    I was thinking about a number composed of a code for the category, one for the product/part, one for the model, and one for the revision. The final thing would look something like this: CCC-PPP-MMM-VVV or 001-023-002-A02.

    What do you think of this system? How would you go about it? How about using dashes and letters? How about only numbers? What works best on a database? How about docs and docs versions?

    Thank you for your suggestions.

  • Silverlight not ready yet?

    Forget the Flash sillyness, is Microsoft providing free movies over the internet? My German is really bad, so I could have misunderstood some of the content and some of the content can be streamed only from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, but if this is true, this is going to be huge.

  • A little wish for live search

    fabian said:
    joechung said:
    Great ... that option is only available if your wordwide settings in live search are set to united states. That setting cannot be changes  (It keeps revert back to danish everytime i close the browser)
    The fact that the darn thing does not "remember" the last locale you set annoys me a lot too. I like Live Search and I think it is an excellent alternative to Google. I do live in France at the moment, but I prefer doing most of my searches in EN-US simply because there are more results in English for the topics I research. A workaround is to save Live search as your homepage with the market set to en-us (http://www.live.com/?scope=web&mkt=en-US). This way, every time you open a new browser you are reset to the locale you prefer and not the one based on the physical location of your IP.

  • Microsoft Store is OUT!!

    Dovella said:
    giovanni said:
    Italy Big Smile
    Mmm I did not buy anything yet (I stopped at checkout), but apparently you can ship goods to other european countries from the UK store (i.e. you can selecto other countries). I'd like to see some harware on it though. If this is just the beginning, then is looks good.

  • Microsoft Store is OUT!!

    Sweat, but I do wish that they add more countries...