Archive for April, 2007

PRESENTING: As long as we learn from our mistakes…

Posted on April 25, 2007. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Thanks to Pete Huish for sending this little gem to me. Yes, we’ve all sat through these kinds of presentations – in fact some of the examples here are so bad I was wondering if they had been staged… but very funny all the same.

http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2007/04/24/medc-2007-how-not-to-present.aspx

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PRESENTING: As long as we learn from our mistakes…

Posted on April 25, 2007. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Thanks to Pete Huish for sending this little gem to me. Yes, we’ve all sat through these kinds of presentations – in fact some of the examples here are so bad I was wondering if they had been staged… but very funny all the same.

http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2007/04/24/medc-2007-how-not-to-present.aspx

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INTERNET: Couldn’t connect to Microsoft

Posted on April 25, 2007. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

SOLUTION: Reduce the MTU setting on my ADSL router

PROBLEM: We had a really weird thing happening from home where wee couldn’t connect to a few web sites. Microsoft was one and SMH (A sydney newspaper) was another. But all others were fine.

Also, Michele and I trouble sending and receiving email from our home account.

I could VPN in to work and browse the sites fine, so it was looking like an ISP issue. But we are with iiNet and I had trouble thinking they were the problem – I mean why would they be blocking sites.
Anyway, after a few days it was clear this wasn’t a temporary issue. So, after a few hours of buggering around I finally jumped on the web and started searching. Yep, had the solution in about 5 minutes.

I had to change the MTU (Max Transfer Unit) setting on our Netgear ADSL router. Ours was set at 1500 (and had been for years 🙂 but knocking it back to 1400 fixed everything. Microsoft was back on (I’m sure Bill G was relieved) and our email was working again.

My guess is that it was probably a change at our local exchange, or how iiNet dealt with the exchange.

Anyway, just plonking it here as a note to self in case it happens again.

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INTERNET: Couldn’t connect to Microsoft

Posted on April 25, 2007. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

SOLUTION: Reduce the MTU setting on my ADSL router

PROBLEM: We had a really weird thing happening from home where wee couldn’t connect to a few web sites. Microsoft was one and SMH (A sydney newspaper) was another. But all others were fine.

Also, Michele and I trouble sending and receiving email from our home account.

I could VPN in to work and browse the sites fine, so it was looking like an ISP issue. But we are with iiNet and I had trouble thinking they were the problem – I mean why would they be blocking sites.
Anyway, after a few days it was clear this wasn’t a temporary issue. So, after a few hours of buggering around I finally jumped on the web and started searching. Yep, had the solution in about 5 minutes.

I had to change the MTU (Max Transfer Unit) setting on our Netgear ADSL router. Ours was set at 1500 (and had been for years 🙂 but knocking it back to 1400 fixed everything. Microsoft was back on (I’m sure Bill G was relieved) and our email was working again.

My guess is that it was probably a change at our local exchange, or how iiNet dealt with the exchange.

Anyway, just plonking it here as a note to self in case it happens again.

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VFP: Goran Zidar blog

Posted on April 3, 2007. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

I’m sure you all know about Goran’s blog by now (thanks to Jamie’s link last month). If not then check it out here (RSS here).

Goran is the manager of the Tab Menus project on VFPx, a big supporter of VFP in Australia and an all round good guy (perhaps even a clever cookie 🙂

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VFP: Goran Zidar blog

Posted on April 3, 2007. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

I’m sure you all know about Goran’s blog by now (thanks to Jamie’s link last month). If not then check it out here (RSS here).

Goran is the manager of the Tab Menus project on VFPx, a big supporter of VFP in Australia and an all round good guy (perhaps even a clever cookie 🙂

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NET: CodeCampOZ 2007

Posted on April 2, 2007. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Just a quick note to publicly thank Mitch and Greg for putting on another excellent code camp this year.

The sessions covered .Net, AJAX, SharePoint, Security, TFS, WCF, WPF, BizTalk, CRM, Windows Mobile 6, Parallel computing and even XNA.

I’ve been to all 3 code camps so far, and in my opinion they are getting better. The presenters this year were all of high standard.

They are also running a SQL code camp in October (sadly I missed last years).

Well done guys.

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NET: CodeCampOZ 2007

Posted on April 2, 2007. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Just a quick note to publicly thank Mitch and Greg for putting on another excellent code camp this year.

The sessions covered .Net, AJAX, SharePoint, Security, TFS, WCF, WPF, BizTalk, CRM, Windows Mobile 6, Parallel computing and even XNA.

I’ve been to all 3 code camps so far, and in my opinion they are getting better. The presenters this year were all of high standard.

They are also running a SQL code camp in October (sadly I missed last years).

Well done guys.

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