Vista Performance Update

A few weeks ago I commented I had found a very promising lead in trying to find out the cause of my performance problems in Windows Vista, in the services/drivers for my simple Microsoft Lifecam VX-6000 webcam. I can now say that indeed disabling this service has caused a dramatic...

Where do you put your braces?

If you're writing code in a programming language derived from C (i.e. one of those with pesky curly braces), where do you like putting your braces? Some people like putting the opening brace on a line by itself right after the declaration/statement:   I'm one of those that usually does...

Getting IronRuby Source from SVN

Anyone else having trouble getting the IronRuby source from SVN? Checkout/update fails on my machine with the error: svn: Failed to add directory 'trunk\src\ironruby\Compiler\Ast': object of the same name already exists Any ideas? Update: Yep, repository got screwed up. Looks like it is fixed now, but I had to delete...

Archiving Original Messages in BTS

Siva Ram asks in a comment on a previous post: "How to Archive/(copy to another location) the Source file as it is , Before the biztalk picks up the file?" I think what he's really asking is how he could archive an exact copy of the original incoming message (possibly...

Fixing Sleep in Ubuntu 7.10

As I mentioned in a previous post, I did a successful upgrade of my Inspiron 6000 laptop over to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) from 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), though sleep/hibernate wasn't working. I spent a some time yesterday trying to fix it, with some partial success. Niels Olson was kind enough...

Custom PropPage in R2 Sample

As promised, here's a sample managed adapter implementing a custom adapter configuration dialog for BizTalk Server 2006 R2. It isn't a fancy sample, just a new version of my /dev/null adapter with a simple, custom dialog. It should be enough, however, to illustrate the basic details needed to get you...

Custom PropPages in Adapter Configuration

OK, time to post some technical content again :-) If you've used BizTalk server 2004/2006, you've probably seen the configuration dialog where you enter the adapter-specific settings on a send port or receive location. Have you noticed how some adapters simply have a property grid with values, while others have...

Hello Gutsy!

Yesterday was the release of Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10). For fun, I decided to try and see what it would mean to update my other laptop, which was running Kubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) over to the new release. I first started looking around the ubuntu forums, where I read that the...

Visual F#?

I read Somasegar's post on "productizing" F# (man, that sounds ugly!). In general terms, I think this is a great idea; there are many concepts in F# that would be very welcome in a mainstream, supported tool, and I can see a lot of potential for, say, mixing C# and...

Latitude D820 and Bluetooth

Recently, I started having some weird, intermittent problems with bluetooth on my Dell Latitude D820 laptop. I have a Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 (which works fine, except for how quick it runs batteries down!) and was using the integrated bluetooth radio on my machine. This worked fine for...