January 2005 Entries

Learning Navision

On 2nd of February I'll start my work at my new company, EID s.r.l., and my next days will be all dedicated to learn Microsoft Navision (I've to learn the environment, its philosophy and organization and its programming platform, C/AL).In these days I'm reading (in my few spare time) some pdf manuals about Navision that my company gives me (the official Microsoft manuals for all the Business Solutions Certified Partner) and I can say that the platform is really powerful... it's incredible to see how many features the environment has and how a company can have enormous benefits with its adoption.During...

posted @ Monday, January 31, 2005 11:54 PM | Feedback (84)

IE and Clipboard content exposure...

Just found this segnalation about a possible side effects (or flaw) of Internet Explorer (with or without XP SP2).It seems that if you place a special Javascript code on a page, with IE you can extract data out of user's clipboard and modify it or post the content on the server. Not good... You can try it by yourself, just click the link below:Show clipboard contentsYou can stop the problem by taking these actions:Go to Tools --> Internet Options... Click on the Security Tab Select Internet Zone and then click Custom Level... Scroll down to the scripting section and see "Paste...

posted @ Monday, January 31, 2005 11:31 AM | Feedback (0)

MS Access Provider for .Text

I remember to have found this project lots of months ago, I remember to have planned to bookmark the url but I've never do this and, as usual, when you need something it's always difficult to retrieve it.What I'm talking about is a wonderful MS Access Provider for .Text. There are some cases where you need to setup a little blog and you can't (or you don't want) use SQL Server (expecially with some hosting provider). With this Access IDbProvider for .Text you can plan a .Text installation with MS Access as database, you need only to manually work a...

posted @ Monday, January 31, 2005 10:24 AM | Feedback (0)

Defeating XP SP2 Heap Protection

MaxPatrol Team has published a detailed document that shows how is possible to defeat Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Heap protection and Data Execution Prevention (DEP) mechanism. As a result of this exploit, could be possible to implement: Arbitrary memory region write access (smaller or equal to 1016 bytes) Arbitrary code executionDEP bypassDetails are described in this article, available in PDF format or HTML format.My question is always the same in this cases: the article is undoubtely an interesting reading, but when I see exploit code public available on the Internet, I'm asking if it's really necessary to publish it...

posted @ Sunday, January 30, 2005 2:18 PM | Feedback (0)

Community Server and the new Installer

Installing .Text on a server is not always so simple (you've to edit lots of configuration files) so it's a good news to see that the new Community Server release (the .Text successor) has a new powerful setup wizard.Accordingly to news that comes directly from the creator (Scott Watermasysk), the new Community Server will have a standard setup wizard and an innovative Web based Installer (its goal is to enable a generic install to happen as quickly and easily as possible, with only a couple straight forward choices and without the need to use tools such as Query Analyzer).Really a wonderful idea......

posted @ Saturday, January 29, 2005 9:20 PM | Feedback (0)

Enterprise Library: the day is here!

The Patterns & Practices Enterprise Library is a library of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks help to address the common problems that developers face from one project to the next. They are designed to encapsulate the Microsoft recommended best practices for .NET applications. They can be plugged into .NET applications quickly and easily. The application blocks that comprise the Enterprise Library are the following: Caching Application Block. This application block allows developers to incorporate a local cache in their applications. Configuration Application Block. This application block allows applications to read and write...

posted @ Saturday, January 29, 2005 2:11 PM | Feedback (0)

A Recycle Bin for Sharepoint

As you know, yesterday I've installed Sharepoint on my server, expecially to have a reserved area where to share documents with co-workers and customers.The first thing I've see after documents insertion is that if you delete an uploaded file, there's no way (or better, there's no a simple way) to retrieve the deleted file. Not too good...With surprise, today I see on February 2005 MSDN Magazine online an article that is exactly what I've thinked yesterday... why not having a Recycle Bin functionality for Sharepoint? The articles, written by Maxim V. Karpov and Eric Schoonover, explains how to add a...

posted @ Friday, January 28, 2005 12:09 PM | Feedback (0)

Google vs Microsoft from the inside

I've just read the new post by Mark Jen about his migration from Microsoft to Google and how, accordingly to his ideas, are the differences from Microsoft to Google from an inside perspective. In summary...Google:ability to get features out the door extremely quicklyknows how to turn the crankinnovative and ready to changeMicrosoft:knows how to ship softwareis stubborn in its ways. They know one way to ship software and it doesn't work as well as it used toNot able to change its way of workIn particular, I want to put in evidence a piece of post that has attracted my attention:Mark wrotes: "I...

posted @ Friday, January 28, 2005 10:38 AM | Feedback (0)

Automatic Updates Bandwidth Control

Today Raymond Chen has signalled an interesting tip on how to control Automatic Updates bandwidth usage and reduce the resulting internet connection slow down.The tips consists of configuring the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), the technology designed to manage the downloads of large files in Windows (with it you can download files in background, suspending and resuming the downloads etc.).There are some cases where the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) has no idea how much bandwith you have, for example if you have a large LAN that shares a single DSL connection or if you have a network card that connects to a hardware firewall which in turn...

posted @ Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:45 PM | Feedback (1)

Playing with Sharepoint

For the first time, today I've installed Sharepoint om my server... The idea under this choice is to have a reserved area on my site (based on Sharepoint Services) where to share documents and files with co-workers or customers around the world. Sharepoint is really a good product, easily customizable and ready to work soon. The results are good... now I've a reserved area (http://sharepoint.demiliani.com) where I can have a shared Contact list and a shared document repository. Nice! UPDATE: As requested, here the screenshots of my Sharepoint installation (thumbnails, click on the image to view): Home: Shared Documents Area:

posted @ Thursday, January 27, 2005 6:01 PM | Feedback (4)

Another migration from Mozilla to Google...

After the Ben Goodger's migration from Mozilla to Google announced only 2 days ago, today is the time for the same announce by Darin Fisher, another important developer of Mozilla and Firefox browsers.Two Mozilla key developers that joins Google at the same time... Casuality? I don't think so... Google interesting on Mozilla's projects is always more clear.

posted @ Wednesday, January 26, 2005 5:13 PM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft Update for Web Folders

This new version of Software Update for Web Folders enables you to update the Web Folders component in Microsoft Windows operating systems, and provides additional functionality including:Support for Secure Socket Layers (SSL) with client certificates Support for non-ASCII character encoding enhancements Support for additional security enhancementsRecommended...

posted @ Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:40 AM | Feedback (5)

A tool to work with all your Databases...

This is my best discover of the week... sometimes I've to work with different databases (such as SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL) and what I hate a lot is to change tool to interact with the DB (really boring to install SQL Client tools or Oracle Client tools on every PC).The tool that satisfy my needs is Aqua Studio, a database query and administration tool that allows developers to easily create, edit, and execute SQL scripts, as well as browse and visually modify database structures. Aqua Data Studio provides an integrated database environment with a single consistent interface to all major relational...

posted @ Wednesday, January 26, 2005 12:46 AM | Feedback (3)

Real World XML Web Services Free Book

I had discovered this free online book some months ago but I've always forgotten to place the bookmark on the right place (my Blog, obviously... ), so it's time to do it...Real World XML Web Services is a great online book written by Yasser Shohoud, one of the best free guide to understand Web Services, from the base concepts to the advanced tecniques. Only two bad things: a pdf version is not available and a chapter about WS Security is missing... however, a recommended reading!

posted @ Wednesday, January 26, 2005 12:18 AM | Feedback (0)

Sign "nofollow" links with Firefox

Stephen Duncan has given me a tip that can help to immediately recognize if a "nofollow" link is present on the page you're surfing. If you use Firefox and want to see if this new tag is getting used, add something like this to your userContent.css file: a[rel="nofollow"] { text-decoration: line-through ! important; border: dotted thin gray ! important; color: gray ! important; background-color: white;} This will put a strike-through and a dotted border around the link text, and make the text gray with a white background. Nice!...

posted @ Tuesday, January 25, 2005 12:36 PM | Feedback (1)

And now... GBrowser???

Today the Mozilla Firefox Lead Engineer Ben Goodger has announced on his blog that he's starting to work for Google.As Ben said, his work devoted to Mozilla development will not be stopped, but I think that everyone has read this news today, is asking a question to himself: the rumours for a possible Google Browser will have a new input now?

posted @ Monday, January 24, 2005 10:39 PM | Feedback (1)

My New Working Life...

Yesterday I had an important meeting and I've defined my new working future...After many years of work totally devoted to pure programming with different languages (but always under Microsoft platforms), I've decided to accept a big proposal given me in these months. From February I'll start a new working adventure at EID s.r.l., a big Microsoft Certified Partner for Business Solutions.In this new adventure I'll start to work with some Microsoft Business Solutions applications, such as Microsoft Navision, Microsoft CRM and BizTalk, and according to the company project, I'll be the person that will manage the integration of these products with...

posted @ Saturday, January 22, 2005 2:35 PM | Feedback (2)

My Blog is now "nofollow" compliant

After a suggestion by Scott Watermasysk, I've patched my .Text Blog engine to support the new rel="nofollow" tag.To implement this feature, you've obviously to recompile the entire .Text source code, but the work you've to do is a few... As Scott suggests:The class to change is Dottext.Framework.Util.Globals. Method: EnableUrls (found in Dottext.Framework\Util\Globals.cs)In this method, .Text will look for links posted in a comment (prior to this call the entire comment is HtmlEncoded). You've to go to this line of code: text = text.Replace(m.ToString(), "<a target=\"_new\" href=\"" + m.ToString() + "\">" + m.ToString() + "</a>");and change it with the modified url like...

posted @ Friday, January 21, 2005 3:15 PM | Feedback (0)

Happy Birthday to Me :)

30 years ago, exactly at this moment, a little boy called Stefano was born... and today this little boy has rounded his age! Happy Birthday little boy!

posted @ Friday, January 21, 2005 1:15 PM | Feedback (7)

Blogging from Pocket PC

Are you a Blog writer? Do you have a Pocket PC? Is your dream to blog from your Pocket PC when you're out of office? Now all these things are become reality... A DotNetJunkies friend, Kevin Daly, has released its announced Pocket PC Blogging tool called Diarist. Diarist supports .Text, Community Server, Blogger, Blogsphere, DasBlog and BlogX blog engines, so all the major platforms are available.A great work... I don't have a Pocket PC on my hand now but I've to admit that the temptation to buy one of these "toys" is always growing...

posted @ Thursday, January 20, 2005 10:18 AM | Feedback (0)

Rel="nofollow" Attribute Alliance

Yesterday was out the news that Google will adopt soon the new proposed rel="nofollow" tag for links to combat spamming, expecially on Blogs... after the news rumours, on the official Google's Blog the news was confirmed.Curious, today also Yahoo and MSN are making the same announcement... an alliance against spamming? Maybe this is not the key to destroy the spamming phenomenon, but it's an important step against it.

posted @ Wednesday, January 19, 2005 11:15 AM | Feedback (0)

New Release for DasBlog

DasBlog, one of the most widespread blog platforms of the MS world (I think 2nd after .Text engine) is out today with a new release and a new home at SourceForge.net. The new releases is the “long waited” 1.7, that improves the existing DasBlog platform and adds lots of interesting features, such as (only to signals my favourites): CAPTCHA control for comments Referral Blacklist and Support for the Movable Type Blacklist (ready to use the rel="nofollow" tag) Comments can be "closed" for a given Entry (I love this feature and the .Text version I’m using lacks on it). New MontView.aspx page for a...

posted @ Wednesday, January 19, 2005 10:44 AM | Feedback (0)

Blog Spamming... little alert!

Today I've received a segnalation from Bill McCarthy... he has tryed to post a feedback on my Blog via its aggregator (Sauce Reader) and surprisingly he bypassed the CAPTCHA control... The problem I've quickly observed is that aggregators like Sauce Readers, after a blog subscribtion, permits to users to send feedbacks to comments by using the webservice interface exposed by the Blog engine (the same interface used to allow readers to read comments from a blog). A consequence of this is obvious... the CAPTCHA filter is bypassed. And now? I think that Human Interactive Proof is a good filter for...

posted @ Wednesday, January 19, 2005 12:17 AM | Feedback (0)

MyMSN RSS features officially launched

Today MyMSN has officially launched the RSS features that all was expecting with a new information page on the site.RSS on MSN now are not a mistery...

posted @ Tuesday, January 18, 2005 2:51 PM | Feedback (0)

Google and Blog Spamming

What I'm readingtoday on many blogs and IT News site is that Google will add support for the rel="nofollow" attribute on links. The idea under this attribute is that when a search engine will see a link marked with this tag (something like <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/” rel="nofollow">Microsoft</a>), it will deny PageRank calculation on the submitted link content. So, if a Blog engine will place a rel="nofollow" attribute to all links on comments and feedbacks body, the submitted links will not be registered from the search engines and will not be used to calculate PageRanks. This is surely an interesting idea but when I read that this could...

posted @ Tuesday, January 18, 2005 10:43 AM | Feedback (3)

Resize your Firefox Search Box

How many times you've launched a search in Firefox by using the search box (located on the upper right corner) and the search box size was not enough to contain all your text?I've discovered this great Firefox extension, called (with fantasy ) ResizeSearchBox, that adds a resize thumb to the toolbar which can be used to resize the search box.Now I'm asking why these types of features, really simple and really useful for the end user, are not present on the actual Firefox release... I hope for the future!

posted @ Monday, January 17, 2005 4:53 PM | Feedback (6)

LiveMessage Alerts feature added...

After a friend's request, I've decided today to add LiveMessage Alerts to my Blog. This service lets you receive informations about my Blog updates through your MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger, your email or your mobile device. What you've to do is only click this icon:  and enter your Passport address. You're now ready to go!

posted @ Saturday, January 15, 2005 7:28 PM | Feedback (6)

Calling a Stored Procedure via ODBC .NET Provider

This is a cool tip that Ahmed Salijee gives me:if (for some reasons) you want to call a stored procedure (with input and output parameters) using the ODBC Provider, in order to work the OdbcCommand used must be created with a special sintax like this:Dim cmdLT As New Odbc.OdbcCommand("{@p=CALL mystoredproc(@p,@p)}", cnReg)cmdLT.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedurewhere the @p are the parameters.Bookmarked!

posted @ Friday, January 14, 2005 10:48 AM | Feedback (0)

RSS and Internet Explorer Refresh

I've just read the post on Alex Barnett's Blog about an article appeared today on ZDNet.According to this article, seems that the latest Microsoft movements on the RSS world (the addition of RSS feeds on its MSN Search and RSS feeds to MyMSN), will force the company to update Internet Explorer soon to give it a complete RSS support (an integrated RSS Reader?).Mmmm... I'm not so sure about this. Internet Explorer must be undoubtely updated and revisited and I think that all the community agree about this, but saying that the update must be taken to give an RSS support to IE is too...

posted @ Thursday, January 13, 2005 11:08 AM | Feedback (0)

Gmail Vulnerability is a false alarm now!

Today a vulnerability in Gmail's handling of the "Reply To" field was out... seems that if an email forgots the character ">" at the end of the reply address, Gmail prints all the email HTML code and so all the sensitive information (such as users data) are revealed.Now this is not true... an official message from Google (just released few hours ago) said that Mails with the problematic formatting as described above stopped being accepted into Gmail. Previous emails that had this problem will also no longer will be accessible.A great news... now I can go to bed!

posted @ Thursday, January 13, 2005 1:33 AM | Feedback (2)

Blog Spamming Fight - Attempt II

A productive antispam evening... As I've mentioned before, I've completely setup my SQL Antispam procedure and now it works good. I like this solution mainly for 2 reasons: If I'll install a new skin, I don't have to modify anything on my blog. I can completely customize what I define as "spam". Also a human spammer can't post anything on my Blog. this solution however has a main disadvantage: this is an antispam method that involves a little modification of a .Text stored procedure, so if a day I'll update .Text to another version, I've to modify the stored again. To keep my spam table always update...

posted @ Thursday, January 13, 2005 1:06 AM | Feedback (13)

Blog Posting problem solved...

The bug on my Blog posting is now solved (it was a stored procedure problem that  blocks post rendering and email alert of new feedbacks).Now is all ok... I've a SQL antispam filter that works really good. Lots of thanks to my friend John Sample!

posted @ Wednesday, January 12, 2005 7:00 PM | Feedback (0)

Unwanted effects after my SQL AntiSpam method...

I've discovered an unwanted problem that has appeared on my Blog after the implementation of my temporary antispam method via SQL. Seems that if you leave a feedback, it's correctly submitted to the blog engine but it's not displayed on the screen (refresh problem???). If you click another link on the page, you can see that the feedback is correctly viewable.I've not too much time at the moment for working to solve this problem (I'm really busy at work) but I hope this evening to solve this noise.

posted @ Wednesday, January 12, 2005 11:28 AM | Feedback (3)

My first AntiSpam Countermeasure...

I've just dedicated 30 minutes of my evening to adopt my first countermeasure against Spamming on my Blog.The solution I've adopted for the moment is the SQL method suggested me by John Sample (check my previous post). I've create an antispam table under my .Text database and I've alter the blog_InsertEntry stored procedure. Now when someone inserts a comment on my Blog, the stored procedure checks if some words on the comment are blacklisted and, if so, the post is rejected, otherwise the post is accepted.For the moment it seems to work good... I've inserted a good amount of spam words...

posted @ Tuesday, January 11, 2005 11:27 PM | Feedback (3)

Reducing .Text Blog Spam via SQL

As I've talked a lot on my blog in the last months, Blog Spamming is the big noise on the Blogosphere now and a countermeasure must be taken soon.You've two main roads to fight Blog spamming: Working with the .Text source code by modifying it with a spam filter implementation. This implementation could be a web control creation or simply a modify on btnSubmit_Click() in the Dottext.Web.UI.Controls.PostComment class to detect the spam and not post it.If you don't want to work with the .Text source code, you've to fight spam comments by using SQL.My best choice is something regarding the first point, but the SQL...

posted @ Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:14 PM | Feedback (1)

Yahoo Desktop Search is out...

The war on the desktop search field today has view the join of the last competitor, Yahoo Desktop Search, out today (on Beta stage). I don't think I'll try it now and it's difficult to say at the moment if it's better than Microsoft or Google's versions of the same tool but Yahoo Desktop Search has some interesting features, the most interesting of which are (in my opinion):Preview files exactly as they should look (e.g., Excel looks like Excel, PDF looks like PDF)Find and play audio and video files without launching a separate media playerEnsure your privacy by not indexing your Web browser...

posted @ Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:45 PM | Feedback (0)

.Text to DasBlog Converter

Some days ago I was "Blog-talking" with Steve Eichert about Blog's conversion. He was searching for a tool to move his posts from a .Text blog to a DasBlog one but noone seems to know if some tools to perform this task are available.After a web search (not too simple) yesterday evening I've discovered the tool we was talking about... in these days Aaron Junod has developed a .Text to DasBlog Conversion Tool. It's on an early beta stage and it permits to migrate only posts from .Text to DasBlog, but it's a good start. You can grab the source code...

posted @ Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:00 AM | Feedback (5)

ASP.NET Bug after .NET Service Pack 1 installation

I can't believe it... I've found this problem some days ago during a little ASP.NET project and I've worked a lot to discover if the problem was originated by my code, but nothing... and now? Today for casuality I've discovered this bug report on KbAlertz: The Submit button on ASP.NET pages does not work after you install the .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1. As reported on the bug description, after you install the Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 1, the Submit button on Microsoft ASP.NET pages may not work. You do not receive any error messages.  This problem occurs because client-side...

posted @ Monday, January 10, 2005 11:03 PM | Feedback (6)

Fighting with my Blog Skin and IE

I don't know why, but seems that my blog skin is correctly viewable under Firefox but not too much under Internet Explorer. I've checked for errors but I can't discover the problem for the moment... maybe a post that cause the incorrect rendering? The fight is begin...

posted @ Monday, January 10, 2005 2:22 PM | Feedback (1)

.NET in Samples Ebook

.NET in Samples by Skilldrive is a really interesting free eBook to download immediately if you are a .NET programmer. In its 250 pages the book presents many technologies on .NET platform like security, cryptography, WMI, networking, IO and others, with lots of examples ready to use. PDF or DOC versions are available to download.I'd like only to know if the book will be improved with a good Whidbey section (as you can read from their site) or this is the final version.Thanks to Ohad Israeli for the link.

posted @ Monday, January 10, 2005 10:36 AM | Feedback (3)

But where is the requirements analysis?

This week I've received a collabouration request on a project (a web based project, remake of an old  application) from a new IT company made up from my two ex co-workers. I've met one of the managers of the company and he talked me about the new company program and their ambitions on the market... he was really enthusiastic and ambitious.I'm really busy with my work in this period (we've a big project that is on a releasing stage in these days) but I've decided to give a view to this offer, expecially because they're friends and because I could work to this...

posted @ Sunday, January 09, 2005 3:28 PM | Feedback (0)

New Multiple Vulnerabilities for IE6 with SP2

Again... according to a new Secunia report, 3 new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system, conduct cross-site/zone scripting and bypass a security feature in Microsoft Windows XP SP2. This is a big alert because the 3 vulnerabilities, in combination with an inappropriate behaviour where the ActiveX Data Object (ADO) model can write arbitrary files, can be exploited to compromise a user's system. In particular, with these vulnerabilities could be possible to run command lines on the user's machine. Can you understand the danger? If you're affected, you can have...

posted @ Sunday, January 09, 2005 11:14 AM | Feedback (0)

My requested Java Live CD is here...

Do you remember when I've blogged about a possible Java Live CD? I was searching for a Live CD OS distribution (maybe based on Linux, such as Monoppix) but with the Java environment ready to use. I've not received interesting responses from the community... seems that noone knows if something like this exists, until today. Today I've receive a feedback from an anonimous reader that has signalled me a great project, the project I was waiting for:  Pollix Live CD. Pollix is a Live CD based on Knoppix, with many programming tools (for Java, Python, Perl and Tcl/Tk) included, such as: J2SE SDK...

posted @ Saturday, January 08, 2005 2:35 PM | Feedback (6)

Inside the MCE2005 crash in Las Vegas

I think that everyone of you know what has happened in Las Vegas 3 days ago, during the Windows Media Center 2005 presentation by Bill Gates: during a demonstration of digital photography with a soon-to-be-released Nikon camera, a Windows Media Center PC froze and wouldn't respond to Gates' pushing of the remote control. Today Sean Alexander, one of the guys on the Media Center Team who was involved in the presentation with Bill Gates, has reported on his blog the entire resume of the facts. Nice reading...

posted @ Saturday, January 08, 2005 1:39 PM | Feedback (0)

Switching from Firefox to IE with just a click

Just found another Firefox extension that solves a little problem that sometimes I have (expecially when I'm not on my machine). Normally I use Firefox for all my operations on the net, but there are few times that I need to switch on Internet Explorer to perform the task in a better way. The task that requires me always to switch to IE to have a better environment is posting on a .Text blog by accessing the Admin Tab. To post on a .Text powered Blog I use always some blogging tools like BlogJet or IMHO, but there are a lot...

posted @ Friday, January 07, 2005 2:35 PM | Feedback (4)

Little test...

Seems that in these days the Blogosphere wants to know if they're nerds or not with a nice test that all have done... this is my result:I think it's true!  

posted @ Thursday, January 06, 2005 9:43 PM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft® Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) released

A big surprise today... Microsoft has released the first Beta version of its announced (and attended)Windows AntiSpyware software, a security technology that helps protect Windows users from spyware and other potentially unwanted software. You can download the installer from THIS LINK, but to install it you must have a genuine copy of Windows. I'm curious to give it a try... And now the next road? Maybe an antivirus software targeted by Microsoft? UPDATE: I've listened on some blog's feedbacks that it detects Winpcap as a spyware... WinPcap is an open source library for packet capture and network analysis for the Win32 platforms developed here in...

posted @ Thursday, January 06, 2005 1:40 PM | Feedback (1)

Check the weather with Firefox...

On searching for some new Firefox extension, I've discovered ForecastFox (previously caled Weatherfox), a nice plugin for Firefox (1.0PR or 1.0) that brings weather forecasts on your browser by using an international weather service provided by The Weather Channel®. Maybe it's not a news for lots of us (I know), but the new version 0.5.9 (published in these days) it's really nice...       

posted @ Wednesday, January 05, 2005 8:51 PM | Feedback (0)

Mozilla / Mozilla Firefox Download Dialog Source Spoofing

Secunia has published a new security vulnerability that affects Mozilla's products (Mozilla 1.7.x and Firefox 1.x). The problem is that long sub-domains and paths aren't displayed correctly, which therefore can be exploited to obfuscate what is being displayed in the source field of the Download Dialog box. At the moment the flaw is unpatched so not follow download links from untrusted sources is the recommended action to be taken.

posted @ Wednesday, January 05, 2005 10:58 AM | Feedback (0)

Shocked by Tsunami...

Just only to not forget the terrible disaster we've seen in these days on the South East of Asia, these are 2 satellite images from Banda Aceh (Indonesia), before the Tsunami: and after the Tsunami: < No words... shocked!! The power of the nature is impressive!

posted @ Wednesday, January 05, 2005 12:20 AM | Feedback (0)

Web-Based Project Management Tool

I was searching for availability for some free Web-Based Project Management Tool and I've found 2 interesting project, young but well designed: XP StoryStudio and TargetProcess.Maybe a web-based project management could not solve lots of problems for a developer, but I think that if you plan to work with a team that can be spread around the world (or simply not all the team members are always in the same office) it could help to plan and keep track of the entire work in a better way than a simple resume of the work at voice.For the moment these tools are...

posted @ Tuesday, January 04, 2005 8:38 PM | Feedback (2)

Blog Migration reactions

As someone of you already know, today it's the official day for my Blog migration from DotNetJunkies to my personal server. The reasons for this migration are mainly two: I want my Blog on my personal server and I want the possibility to customize it as I want and to integrate it on my site. DotNetJunkies Blog platform is old and suffers of problems that I've signalled for a lot of time (post errors, problems during accesses etc.). I know that I can loose lots of readers and feedbacks to my posts, but now the decision is taken. I'm really happy to have...

posted @ Tuesday, January 04, 2005 1:24 AM | Feedback (1)

2005 and Windows "Amarcord"

Today a friend has pointed me to a curios thing... 2005 will be a special year for all Windows users and fans. Longhorn release? Media Center 2005? A new release for Windows Server 2003? No, nothing of this... 2005 will be an important date because it's the anniversary of 20 Years of Microsoft Windows 1.0.   Do you remember it?

posted @ Monday, January 03, 2005 2:05 AM | Feedback (2)

The New Year is started...

Just come back from my 3 days of holiday and tomorrow morning will be my first day of work in the 2005...I'm happy to have seen that here in Italy all the parties for the beginning of the New Year was devoted to retrieve donations to help Tsunami Victims. The idea to donate 1 euros with an SMS launched by the 4 Italian Mobile operators is a success and now I hope that all the donations retrieved will arrive at the correct destination soon.Don't stop donations... all together we can do something for these people.

posted @ Sunday, January 02, 2005 3:43 PM | Feedback (0)