Archive for July, 2005

MIT weblogs survey

July 19, 2005 1 comment

If you are interested and have the time to take a survey on weblogs by MIT:
Take the MIT Weblog Survey

Categories: silly things, Tech

Vertical guides in VS.NET

July 12, 2005 Leave a comment

Unlike the earlier days of Fortran – COBOL where positioning and length of lines of code were strictly defined, C# or VB.NET allow free styles of writing code. However, if you are from those good old times of 80 char wide screens and interested to avoid horizontal scrolling, here is a hidden registry entry to help you.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0\Text Editor]
“Guides”=”RGB(128,0,0) 80, 120”

7.0 = VS.NET 2002
Red vertical guides at columns 80 and 120

…from here

Categories: Tech, Tweaks

File security @ XP home edition

July 10, 2005 Leave a comment

Being very used to the professional editions of the desktop OS, I found a few things very unfriendly with XP home edition, like no IIS!, no file security! etc. Ofcourse, some of these “silly” XP home limitations can be worked around.

For testing out the file security with the scesp4i.exe, I had inadvertantly locked out a whole drive to all users accounts! And it first looked very clumsy to get back the ownership and reset the access to each folder and every file in it. But hey, we have xcacls.exe to modify the ACLs in a batch recursively.

Categories: Tech, Tweaks