August 26, 2006
The Funlab 1.x series, on Device Emulator 1.0 with Windows Mobile 5, has been a bonafide hit ever since it was originally published last year.
As a continuation of that original series, someone asked about cradling DEmu 1.0, which was not discussed previously at all. Since the original objective was to simulate a Direct Push connection, cradling didn’t figure in. Still, cradling remains a critical part of Windows Mobile device emulation, obviously.
As such, DEmu 1.0 includes a way to manage cradling & a whole host of other functions, by way of a utility that Microsoft, in a fit of poetic genius, called…
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August 23, 2006
no, we’re not talking about the favorite pastime of our favorite mastermind…
your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy will be in attendance at barcampbirmingham, which will spring into being this friday night & all day this saturday.
the cool thing is…
at least 17 other barcamps all over the world will wink into existence this coming weekend as well.
think of a barcamp like a semi-spontaneous gathering of folks from various kinds of tech disciplines, who basically use the time to meet, chat, swap ideas & generally just get each other stoked up about what’s happening, whether that’s tech-wise, biz-wise, or otherwise.
the birmingham event is drawing folks from all over the state & even from hotlanta. so don’t be shy about travelling a bit to make it.
if you’re interested in attending, go sign up at the barcampbirmingham registry.
hope to see you there!
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August 21, 2006
so yours truly has been monkeying around with mothership’s theme generator for windows mobile devices.
man, could this thing use an update or what? version 2.0 for pocket pc 2002?
regardless, here is the fruit of those labors…
the official funcave theme for windows mobile
if you’ve never added a custom theme to windows mobile, here’s a quick tutorial for installing the official funcave theme:
first, download the official funcave theme for windows mobile.
next, copy the official funcave theme for windows mobile file, funcave.tsk, to either the Windows or the My Documents folder on your windows mobile device. fyi: using file synchronization in activesync is a super-easy way to get the file to the latter location.
tap Funcave from the list.
check Use this picture as the background.
tap ok in the upper right-hand corner, then wait for the theme to apply.
tap x in the upper right-hand corner.
revel in your device’s amazing new aura of cool…
it’s always a good idea to check the readability/usability of your device’s start menu after applying a custom theme, since a ton of home-brewed themes make the start menu totally fracking useless.
of course, the official funcave theme keeps the start menu usable, and therefore totally kicks ass!
yours truly aims to release an extended theme sometime this week, primarily to better support the transition to landscape mode.
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August 18, 2006
quick heads-up to everyone stopping by the funcave.
erick simpson will be joining ron grattopp for a very special friday edition of ts2’s wednesday on the web later today at 3p central time.
this is part 2 in a series titled:
the recipe to build a successful managed services practice from scratch
so stop by & join us to see what they’ve got cooking on the stove.
you might also want to check out the archive of part 1 ahead of time.
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August 15, 2006
bitzie mentions shutting down all exchange services to speed up rebooting an sbs box.
exchange has always been an absolute pig when rebooting or shutting down down any server on which it’s running. been that way since i starting working with it way way back in 1997.
like, to the tune of a good 20~30 minutes delay, depending on the size of your databases & the server hardware.
but instead of scripting a shutdown for all services, all you really have to do is script a shutdown of the system attendant service.
since all the other key exchange services…
that is, the ones that take forever to shutdown…
are dependent upon system attendant, taking down system attendant shuts down the rest as well, using just a single line in the script:
net stop MSExchangeSA /y
in fact, you’re better off not scripting the shutdown of the other services, since they will shut down on their own, in order, exactly as they should if you just kill system attendant.
no sense making a bunch of extra work for yourself, or risk fracking your box, right?
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