Monday, February 28, 2005

Manipulate Stored Procedure Resultsets as If They Were Simple Queries

Interesting: Manipulate Stored Procedure Resultsets as If They Were Simple Queries

Unfortunately it requires putting a username and password in the statement...

What has the designer done now!?

The VisualStudio Designer has bitten me in the ass more times than I care to count. Here's a comprehensive analysis of the situation and workarounds that we came up with as well:

What has the designer done now!?

Friday, February 25, 2005

Interesting thoughts on Venture Capital

Real entrepeneurs don't raise venture capital. by Jason Calacanis

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Apple to buy TiVo?

The rumors that Apple is looking to buy TiVo are flying. Please, let it happen...

Friday, February 18, 2005

Public Service Announcement: The PTC finds your smut for you...

...well, smut may be too strong a word. But the Parents' Television Council is kind enough to let you watch the Worst TV Clips of the Week, in case you missed them the first time - or you just want to download them for your collection.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Don't judge too quickly

I don't hate your mother

Friday, February 11, 2005

.NET Architecture Center: JOURNAL 4

.NET Architecture Center: JOURNAL 4

Speeding up Firefox the right way

Speeding up Firefox the right way

165,663 GMail Invites Available

Looks like the GMail hype has finally subsided - there are 165,663 Gmail invites available at the gmail invite spooler...

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Gizmodo : TiVoToGo Sucks; TiVo Dead

More naysaying about TiVo... Gizmodo : TiVoToGo Sucks; TiVo Dead

I DO wish TiVo desktop had half the functionality of SnapStream's BeyondTV. SnapStream is a company founded by an old classmate of mine, Rakesh Agrawal. TiVo's major advantage over the "free*" cable DVRs is the user experience, which means the software (and ok - the remote). If tiny SnapStream can beat them on that front, TiVo really is in trouble....

"Free", you know, as in $9.95 per month...

Monday, February 07, 2005

50 GMail Invites

Looks like Google might be releasing GMail soon - they just gave me 50 Gmail invites...
Anyone want one?

Friday, February 04, 2005

Cable DVRs, TiVo and TiVoToGo...

The Wired Home Weblog (yeah I know, not that much of an authority) asks: Is TivoToGo A Bust?

Here's my take:
Haven't tried the Motorola DVR, but I did try the Scientific Atlanta version (which was all Comcast had to offer in my area). It had one - and only one - advantage over TiVo: dual tuners. Other than that the Comcast DVR was so full of bugs and bad design flaws that it made me ditch it and go out and buy a second TiVo.

TiVoToGo is OK, but not that great. The transfer speed IS slow, and the fact that I can't transfer a show from the DVR, delete it from the DVR, and then transfer it back to the DVR to watch it later just sucks.