Custom —Documents and Settings— Folder

I use Windows XP Professional on my Thinkpad and Windows 2000 Professional on my Desktop, so this article applies to the two but I think the underlying idea should be similar in most Windows Box. Personally, I always have a nasty habit of loosing settings just because I format my main system drive (usually C drive) often. This does not affect my data storage as I have every of my datas on a different drive and once all system installations are over, I am ready to work straight away. But what will happen to some of my settings/datas that are akin to application programs? Without going too deep into the explanation, let us just solve this issue by diverting your user or rather “Documents and Settings” and its associated folder from the System drive to your desired location.
Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (Shared all users)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER (Current User)
\SOFTWARE
\Microsoft
\Windows
\CurrentVersion
\Explorer
\User Shell Folders
and change the values there.
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Skype 1.0

Skype have released its latest version; unfortunately, all my contacts are gone. I am not sure if this was an expected happening with the release or if it was saving the contacts on the local drive like ICQ in the old times. I am sorry to say but I have none of the previous contacts in my list; please add me instead.

Flash Documentation Changelog

Unless I forget this again, let me jot it down here. How to see what new or changes have been made to your help system when you update your help in Macromedia Flash?

Well, the answer is Open Help > Welcome to Help > View Help Update Information (it is located at the top right of your help interface). [Phew! Am I the only person who never saw this earlier?]

Movable Type on Localhost

Though the aim is to have Movable Type running on your local computer, but then we will have to go through two important (may be more) installations, namely an Apache/PHP/mySQL server and Perl. Let me tell you that this is more of my own experience, I am sure you can use your preferred installations though adhearing to the necessary requisites. This are the downloads that you will need;

Wamp5, at the time of writing this article was at version 1.1. The installation was straight forward, simple, quick and very easy. Just take care that it will not clash with an already running web server like IIS, simply stop your current web server during the installation. Though it should be rather similar in most windows box, I am refering to Windows 2K/XP installation in this article.
WAMP5 is a web server for your windows box, which installs the following applications – Apache, PHP, MySQL database, PHPmyadmin and SQLitemanager on your computer. The Tray Icon that it have as its service manager is also easy to customize to suit your needs, just edit the “wampserver.ini” using a text editor to suit your style and needs. I have specifically added a stop/start IIS and stop/start ColdFusion so that I can switch between Wamp5 and IIS/Cold Fusion. If you prefer other installation other than Wamp5, please go ahead. The Wamp5 installation was rather straight forward and easy, so let us move on to the next i.e Perl and the Database Module, a bit more difficult one, well, I mean comparing to Wamp5 intallation.
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Flying Day with Flash

For the first time, Flugtag will also be broadcast live over the Internet. Utilizing the interactive features of Flash Video and streaming through the Flash Video Streaming Service powered by VitalStream, viewers will be able to switch between camera angles of the event in real time. They will also be able to select from amongst a number of prerecorded video vignettes about the teams and the competitors. After the event, the video will be archived and available on-demand.
This will be the first large-scale implementation of the just-announced Live version of the Flash Video Streaming Service, powered by VitalStream.
The Flugtag Event, presented by Red Bull
Saturday, July 31, 12:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
This world clock tool will help with time zones.

Fact Guru’s Object Oriented Knowledge Base

Fact Guru’s Object Oriented Knowledge Base is a comprehensive knowledge base of terms and concepts related to object-oriented software engineering. Based on the book “Object Oriented Software Engineering: Practical Software Development using UML and Java (from amazon)”.
The “subjects are arranged in a hierarchy – each subject “is a” kind of the subject above it. You can also view the subjects in alphabetical order or as a graph. If you click on a subject in the hierarchy, you will see facts about that subject appear in this pane. From there you can follow links to other subject. You can compare a subject and its siblings, or all the children of a subject by clicking on the Compare tab.”

How to protect your site?

I am not giving you an answer but looking more for informations on preparing oneself for disaster as the one that happen sometime ago with a site that I was running; India’s Macromedia User Group. The site was attacked and defaced by F3PN, more details.
[Sorry to those who were trying to access a tutorial and saw a black screen instead, everything is resolved now. And thanks for mailing me about the same.]

Anigraph

Anigraph is India’s best and biggest show covering all fields of Animation, Graphics and Visual Effects. This show is supported by Broadcast India Show, APAI-Animation Producers Association of India. The three day event is organized by ACM Siggraph Mumbai (INDIA) Chapter, which is the one and only officially chartered Chapter in India of ACM Siggraph, USA.
At this event, Martin Poole of The Pixel Farm, UK visiting during the event to explain how their software created the motion tracking of one of the Hollywood’s recent buggest box office grosser film “Cold Mountain”.
Some of the participating companies are Seagate, Apple, Shaf, IBM, Leitch, Softimage, Eyeon Inc, Alias, Krops, Motion Builder etc.

Venue:
Rang Sharda Auditorium, Near Lilavati Hospital,
Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (w), Mumbai (INDIA)
Date:
24-26 June, 2004
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
[Isn’t that image on the front page that of “The 13th Floor” Movie?]