Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The following link shows the naming conventions in MS SQL Server:
The most important thing here is 4-part naming convention where you simply add servername.database.schema.table into a query, referencing remote data.
Before that is possible, however, it is required to add a linked server and provide proper authentication and authorization to the calling server.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Phalanger project's homepage is here.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
If you use wkTask Manager to switch between applications, start applications, or close them and you happen to have Windows Mobile 6.5 with Touch Flo interface, your regular Windows start menu may disappear in certain situations and the only way to get it back is to do a reset.
The solution is to add “\Windows\shell32.exe” to the list of exceptions. No title or class name are needed.
Illustrated instructions are here:
You can also disable regular OK/X close button:
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
I just uploaded the first release of MobileTDL – my mobile version of ToDoList. The project is located at
and the initial working version can be downloaded from the Featured Downloads link on the right-hand side. This version has been fixed from a project I took over so all the options now work.
The new versions will include new and changed features. One of my main things is export to Outlook and making operation a bit more finger-friendly.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Interesting development in the Open Source database (RDBMS) arena. Since Sun has acquired MySQL AB earlier and now Oracle has purchased Sun it appears that the most popular Open Source database will end up being owned by the world-largest (closed source) database provider. What follows is only a matter of imagination and will be interesting to follow through.
Some people are reasonably concerned about the future of MySQL and have created a petition to save MySQL. Should you want to read more and/or sign the petition, go here.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
TPro skin for S2U2 will change the appearance of S2U2 screen when your PocketPC device is locked. The appearance will be more in line with HTC Sense style and will fit perfectly with Touch Flo 3D interface. It will also change the appearance of the Settings screen, making it (much) more finger friendly and readable.
An amazing thing is that clicking the Tasks icon will display the list of tasks ordered by due date. This makes it a perfect addon I was looking for. Now there’s almost no need to go past the lock screen in my normal use of the device.
Here is an XDA Developers forum thread about Comm Manager, an addon for Touch Flo 3D that allows access to the communications manager as a tab. This makes it easier to access phone/bluetooth/wifi on/off buttons as no digging one level lower is needed through the regular communications manager tab.
Touch Flo 3D has the Stocks tab that displays the stock quotes from Yahoo Finance and that’s fair enough. Now, some of us might need to also see the currency exchange rate. The solution is simple and obvious, just maybe not that straightforward.
There is a great tip at PocketNow Tips and Tricks page that explains how to add a currency exchange pair to the Stocks tab. Simply use the currency pair instead of the stock/index quote in the following format: for EUR/AUD exchange rate I used “EURAUD=X”. The same goes for other formats, if supported by Yahoo Finance.