One Aging Geek

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Security Information for Developers

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Security Information for Developers:

With Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft is introducing a set of security technologies that will improve Windows XP-based computers' ability to withstand malicious attacks from viruses and worms.

Rory Blyth -

Rory Blyth - "As a developer, you've probably, at some unfortunate point in your life (possibly several points, actually), been handed an Excel file that has been crammed full of 'data' by someone in marketing and told to 'do something with it.' "

Monday, February 23, 2004

Doctor Who Sounds

Doctor Who Sounds: "Doctor Who sound file collection"

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Op-Ed Columnist: Watching the Jobs Go By

Op-Ed Columnist: Watching the Jobs Go By:

The topic today is the growing furor over the outsourcing of jobs to India — and, more broadly, educational lapses here. One reason for the jobless recovery in the U.S. is that it doesn't make much sense to have an American radiologist, say, examine your X-ray when it can be done so much more cheaply in New Delhi.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Wolfram's giant book free online

Wolfram's giant book free online:

Stephen Wolfram has made the complete text of his New Kind of Science (a 1000 -page treatise on the way that virtually everything in the universe can be explained with cellular automata), which he self-published a couple years back with some of the squillions of dollars he's earned on his seminal Mathematica software program, available for free on the Internet

The Corporation (

The Corporation (

Self-interested, amoral, callous and deceitful, a corporation's operational principles make it anti-social. It breaches social and legal standards to get its way even while it mimics the human qualities of empathy, caring and altruism. It suffers no guilt. Diagnosis: the institutional embodiment of laissez-faire capitalism fully meets the diagnostic criteria of a psychopath.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

xmlhack: xmlformat: Consistently format XML files

xmlhack: xmlformat: Consistently format XML files:

xmlformat is a REX-based script (take your pick from Perl or Ruby versions) for consistently reformatting XML files; that is, 'canonizing' and normalizing whitespace, indenting, line-wrapping, and placement of line breaks. It works as advertised, handling mixed content and 'verbatim' content correctly.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Caching Tutorial for Web Authors and Webmasters

Caching Tutorial for Web Authors and Webmasters: "What's a Web Cache? Why do people use them?"

Wednesday, February 04, 2004



Although there are a large number of MFC implementations of resizable dialogs, most of them do not provide a simple way to include them in your project. I was looking for a solution to add resizing to my dialogs which works someway similar to MFC's message maps and found one in the WTL classes from Microsoft: CDialogResize. Unfortunately you can not directly use this class in MFC, so I modified it a bit and decided to publish my modifications on this website.

The Code Project - Building Rich COMponents with Attributed ATL - ATL

The Code Project - Building Rich COMponents with Attributed ATL - ATL:

In this article, I try to cover how to create COM server, expose it to scripting languages, make it an event source, add a VB-style collection to the object and add an ability to your object to report errors.