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SharePoint calculated fields containing numeric data that are shown with a comma
Here is a basic tip If you have a calculated field contains numeric data, SharePoint by default formats the field and displays it comma to separate the thousands. This behavior can be overcome if you concatenate a string portion (or even a blank string i.e. &””) to the calculated field. So using the example Michael Helland spoke about in the above link even =Year(Date)&”” will work too ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 30, 2004 3:42 AM

256 MB Sunglasses?

From Tims Blog

Oakley have 256/128 MB USB Shades. Check it out.

I wonder if I could get the frame only for my specs.

Posted On Monday, November 29, 2004 12:45 PM

Origin of OK
I was satisfying my curiosity as to what OK really stood for and thought I would share it with you. Here is the origin of the word OK ......

Posted On Monday, November 29, 2004 5:57 AM

Fighting spyware
As you might have gathered from my last post, I was able to get an ADSL connection for my home from our local telecom provider. Being connected has brought up a very new issue I have to fight, i.e. Spyware. Previously being disconnected, spyware wasnt much of an issue, but now I have to fight them off/stay away from them, tie them to a post and burn them (well that sort of thing), and heaven forbid if anything happens to my registry. Anyways I've found one Spyware remover which is pretty good. Its ......

Posted On Saturday, November 27, 2004 8:13 AM

SLT ADSL Details

For my Sri Lankan Readers, if SLT is trying to rip you off by asking you to pay for the connection details for their ADSL connection here are the settings.

As of today (Nov 25th) the settings below work


VC0 Set VPI to 8

Set VCI to 35

Encapsulation = PPPoA VC Mux (or TCP over ATM)

You also need to configure your router (if any) to be a DHCP client


Posted On Thursday, November 25, 2004 12:35 AM

A few days older than 1 year

It’s been a year since I started blogging, so this blog is 1 year and a bunch of days old (Yay!!!).

Posted On Wednesday, November 24, 2004 2:11 PM

Projector instead of a monitor?
TomsHadware do it yourself guide on creating your own multimedia projector Thanks to Ruchith for the link ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 24, 2004 2:10 PM

Yahoo Mail is now 250MB
A friend of mine pointed out to me today that Yahoo mailboxes had bloated up to 250MB. Neato ......

Posted On Monday, November 22, 2004 7:55 AM

HalfLife 2 Wiki & Mulitplayer
Hey guys theres a wiki for HL2 hosted by HL2World. Also various sources around the net are reporting this hack to get HL2 Muliplayer ......

Posted On Friday, November 19, 2004 3:41 AM

Halo 2 AI explained

For all you gamers enjoying Halo2 right now, heres an interview with Chris Butcher about how the Halo2 AI works.

Posted On Friday, November 19, 2004 2:48 AM

The Joystiq guy seems to be enjoying his HL2 immensely
FYI Can’t wait to get the game myself. Need broadband first though ......

Posted On Thursday, November 18, 2004 3:45 AM

They are finally upon us
Its finally here, the long awaited PC games for 2004 are out Half Life 2 can be purchased at ( and Need For Speed : Underground 2 (along with the new snoop dog single) Currently playing Doom 3, actually got my hands on Doom 3 last weekend, and I don’t think I will be playing it for long. In my opinion Doom 3 totally lives up to the standard of the original Doom games, which basically boils down to kill almost everything that moves. And that’s the biggest problem for me, after ......

Posted On Thursday, November 18, 2004 2:54 AM

New Server on the Horizon with SharePoint Portal Services Version 2 (whatever that means)?
Got this scoop from Microsoft Watch There is a new server codenamed R2 that’s destined to be released sometime in the near future. Apparently it looks like an upgraded version of Windows Server 2003. Here is what got me interested “Microsoft officials have talked publicly a couple of times since this spring about which of the more than dozen feature packs that it plans to fold into R2. Among the ones that are definites, according to partners: Active Directory Federation Services (a k a "Trustbridge") ......

Posted On Friday, November 12, 2004 6:17 AM

Girls to challenge us at CounterStrike

Wired has an article about a Swedish all girl CounterStrike team that’s doing pretty well.

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 8:43 AM

Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Officially Released
Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Officially Released Download Mirrors available here Update: Dowloaded & Installed, then the following extentions got disabled due to incompatibiltiy Super DragAndGo miniT Download Manager Tweak Image Toolbar ConQuery So I am back to useing Maxthon in the meantime (I cant browse without Super DragAndGo) ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2004 2:29 AM


Mike points to Lego.NET who have their first release

Posted On Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:14 AM

Look whos running Maxthon
Whilst downloading the latest release of Maxthon, I saw an interesting comment in the reviewers list that brought me to Stephen Toulouse’s blog. If you look for the entry dated Monday, August 30, 2004 on this page. Stephen admits he runs Maxthon. Me, I occasionally keep switching back and forth because sometimes Firefox just acts weird. Anyways another interesting point, Stephen is using WSS to blog. Wayta go Stephen ......

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 12:00 PM

Collector for Firefox
Here is a little tool (use a popup blocker when visiting) I’ve been coding in my free time. The idea is to emulate the Collector in Maxthon (formerly MYIE2) which once you get used to you cannot do without. Hence the reason I had to breakout Visual Studio. What it does is it saves whatever file/item you drag onto it to a location you specify in the settings. So basically you can drag images links and the By the way it is temporarily hosted at the above Url. I am planning to Sourceforge it soon ......

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 11:19 AM

Gmail is not co-operating today

Is it just me or are any of you noticing this Gmail error too?

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 10:37 AM

Ever wondered what happens to all that dead code?

Techdirt has an interesting take on it.

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 9:12 AM

Mapping badstuff on the internet
From TechDirt "Future Now is looking at some pretty funky maps that claim to show the origins of spam, viruses and directory harvest attacks, all courtesy of Postini, whose in the business of trying to stop all this stuff. " ......

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 9:06 AM

Photoshop CS and PSP 9
This might be old news to some of you but the two graphics giants (Adobe and Jasc) have got two new major versions of their graphics editing product. By now Photohsop CS is about a year old. I was unaware of this update till today. Check out New features in PSP New features in Photoshop Will be checking these out shortly, but what I still want is the ‘pen’ from Macromedia flash in a super editor like Photoshop ......

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 7:58 AM

Trillian 3.0 Alpha 1 is out
Neowin is reporting that Alpha 1 of Trillian 3.0 is out. Right now I am still downloading it, btw this must be having more features or a ton more of debug message since it’s a good 4MB bigger than the earlier version. Screenshots from NeoWin here Screenshots from WinFuture here Download location here ......

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 7:56 AM

A Rudy Park, Mac and Windows

If any of you read Rudy Park , I found this strip humorous.

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 3:56 AM

Navigo providing SharePoint Search Enhancements
Navigo who provided the free SharePoint explorer tool also provide a product called ONTOLICA that provides a series of webparts that provide more extensive search capabilities for SharePoint. Ontolica Search Features Support for all standard search features Intuitive SearchAssistant AND / OR / NOT support Wildcard (*) search Configurable search properties Context sensitive search properties Custom properties in the search result. Respects the SharePoint security model Personalization Reusable Web ......

Posted On Friday, November 5, 2004 12:11 PM

Great SharePoint Explorer tool
If you havent already, you need to check this out Source "Great SharePoint Explorer tool Have a look at for a great explorer tool with the following capabilities (quote from website):WSS Features View and modify the object properties of Virtual servers, Sites, Lists, List templates, Document Libraries, Files, Folders, List items and List fields. Delete site collections, sites, ......

Posted On Friday, November 5, 2004 11:45 AM

I want to Paypal, but I cant :(
Recently I had a need to open up a PayPal account. So popped open a browser and surfed off to, the sign up form over there doesn’t have Sri Lanka in its drop down list, so I hopped over to this page which shows you for which countries Paypal accounts are available for, and as you might have guessed no Sri Lanka. Well I don’t think its PayPal’s fault; I feel has more to do with the state of IT in the country/banks in the country. Oh well what to do, just fuss about it for a couple of ......

Posted On Thursday, November 4, 2004 1:25 PM

Another WSS Site on the web

Hey look what I found. Someone is actually using the Afternoon (banana yellow) SharePoint theme.

Posted On Monday, November 1, 2004 3:09 PM

Rotary power on Hydrogen
Mazda have been very fond of Rotary engines, and from what I know of Rotary engines is that they have a heat problem. Now Mazda have gone about and done up an RX8(yes rotary engine) that consumes Hydrogen. The only thing that comes into my mind is that could possibly be one big explosion, hope the chaps know what they are doing ......

Posted On Monday, November 1, 2004 3:08 PM

Xbox Emulator
Found this today. Might be worth a try if I can get my hands on a couple of XBOX games ......

Posted On Monday, November 1, 2004 9:12 AM

Erol is Blogging
Hey checkout Erol's SharePoint blog. I knew Erol was deep into SharePoint in france , but I didn’t know he was blogging. Btw it’s the first bi-lingual blog I’ve seen. J ......

Posted On Monday, November 1, 2004 7:20 AM

SharePoint Portal Server Deployment resources on TechNet
Technet has a couple of usefull articles on SharePoint Portal Server Installation and Migration. Link: ......

Posted On Monday, November 1, 2004 5:12 AM

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