Link of the day

I just discovered that I really like Yahoo! Widgets. It’s embarrassing how much better it is than Vista Gadgets. It’s not much better than Apple Dashboard, but the widget selection is probably better.

I’ve also been seeing some stories on NuevaSync it looks to be an Exchange Activesync gateway implementation for Google Calendar, Contacts, and (coming soon) Mail.

ASP.NET health monitoring is something I should be using in all of my apps. Why the hell is it not turned on in studio? Codeproject also has an Excel interop library that should be useful. Also there is a C# wrapper for the google static map api. I also found a dll linker for .NET. Finally combined assemblies. Now I just need to use Cruise Control and automate my builds.

I also wanted to know about Low Carb Diets and Pregnancy. I found a number of articles that are interesting on the low carb subject. JESUS! I just found an article documenting a study that says CARBS KILL THE BRAIN CELLS THAT STOP HUNGER!


A Little Bookmarks Cleanup


All you wanted to know about the female fertility cycle.

So we start with menstruation. The date used for this by everybody is the first day of bleeding of the period. That’s day one. This lasts for 3-5 days. Next comes the follicular phase, where the lining gets rebuilt for implantation.

The next major event is LH release, which is measurable by over the counter tests such as Clearblue and Ovuquick (more info). This immediately presages ovulation.

After ovulation is the Luteal phase which lasts between 10 and 16 days until the next period starts. Measuring this time period with tests can give you a reasonable predictor of future ovulation. This period+period length-luteal length=ovulation day.

Fertility is highest between 5 days before ovulation (lifespan of sperm), and two days after ovulation. Another measure for this is next period minus 10-19 days. A simple calendar is available online.

Once you hit the jackpot, you have a shiny happy baby in 266 days.


Apple Development Links


Here come the links.

OpenWinForms is a cool little site with some interesting coding hints and techniques. I hope more work goes in, as it could develop from a cute ideas blog to a good resource site.

Gotta keep track of those CodeProject articles: Reverse Proxy is a cool little ditty to reflect a web page in your web page.


FreeSwitch Infos:

  1. A GUI
  2. FreeSwitch
  3. Adhearsion (see also O’Reilly) (and blog) (and Google group)

PIAF MSP Management

Oooh I just wandered across Github…hosting for Git. Way cool. Now we just need TortoiseGit.

I also want to look into ASP.NET build automation with


Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Hanselman has the goods on the SP1 release. Lots of cool stuff in there. Unfortunately, from the response on the web, there appears to be a lot of breaking buts. Hurry up and wait for a SP1 service pack.

I’d gloat, but my iPhone crashes now.


Shortcut to Repository

You can create a desktop shortcut to a repository location with tortoise using the following command in a shortcut:

TortoiseProc.exe /command:repobrowser /path:"url/to/repository"

I wonder what else you can do with TortoiseProc? Update. Revert. Export. Createpatch. Otta be able to create some cool deployment scripts this way. Documentation.


Mindless Link Day

Remote Buddy is really cool remote control for your Mac media center.

I found a Database Journal Article about how to access a web service from MS Access.

I’m a bit curious about Google Grandcentral. It looks like an exciting new single-number phone service.

SSH for my iPhone? Can I really deal with doing sysadmin on a keyboard that small?


Free VMWare Infrastructure

Install VMWare ESX3i on a USB Key

  1. Open VMware-VMvisor-InstallerCD-3.5.0_Update_2-103909.i386.iso with 7-Zip.
  2. Extract install.tgz.
  3. Open install.tgz in 7-zip.
  4. Extract /usr/lib/vmware/installer/VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0-67921.i386.dd.bz2
  5. Extract VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0_Update_2-103909.i386.dd from VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0-67921.i386.dd.bz2 uxing 7-zip.
  6. Download dd.exe version 0.5 from <a href="

  8. Execute ‘dd –list’.
  9. Find USB Key in list, mine looks like ‘?DeviceHarddisk3Partition0’.
  10. Execute ‘dd if=VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0_Update_2-103909.i386.dd of=?DeviceHarddisk3Partition0 bs=1M –size –progress’.
  11. Unplug the USB flash drive (Warning: If you forget to unplug the flash drive from the PC you might lose the data on your hard drives the next time you boot!)
  12. UAttach the USB flash drive to the machine you want to boot (Warning: If ESX Server 3i recognizes local drives, you might lose the data on it, so make sure you don´t need it anymore or unplug all hard drives!)
  13. Turn the machine on and make sure the USB flash drive is selected as boot device
  14. Watch ESX Server 3i boot
  15. Configure
  16. Enjoy!


VI Toolkit – For scripting with powershell or others.
Enable remote ssh to ESX3i
esExpress – VMWare backup (maybe compatible in September


Sewing MLP