Scott Hanselman

This script alone will save me >=15 minutes a day...

February 5, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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' Source: MSDN Magazine Article by Dino Esposito...
' ContextMenu.vbs
' Adds a 'View with Notepad' menu item to any file's context menu
' -----------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim shell
Dim REG_HKCR_ALL

' The registry path where our new entries should be added
' If your registry doesn't contain a Shell node,
'   it'll be silently created
REG_HKCR_ALL = "HKCR\*\Shell"

' Adds a new key and a couple of entries.
'   (The item will have an underlined 'N')
Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
shell.RegWrite REG_HKCR_ALL & "\Notepad\", _
               "View with &Notepad", _
               "REG_SZ"
shell.RegWrite REG_HKCR_ALL & "\Notepad\Command\", _
               "%WINDIR%\notepad.exe %1", _
               "REG_EXPAND_SZ"

Sigh...and all these years, I've been typing "WindowKey-R-n-o-t-e-p-a-d-Enter" then alt-tabbing, starting a drag then alt-tabbing and dropping onto Notepad all in ~650 milliseconds, and I thought nothing could be faster...;)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Changing ASP.NET's default WSDL Generated Help Page

February 5, '03 Comments [1] Posted in Web Services
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A reminder from Sairama that editing the DefaultWsdlHelpGenerator.aspx page in CONFIG underneath the .NET Framework directory allows you to customize the Web Services test page.  Even if only to change the default textbox to a textarea, it's a useful tip.

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Radio Userland updated without version number changes...

February 5, '03 Comments [0] Posted in XML
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The version numbering for Radio UserLand is leading David Weller, Scott Hanselman, and Sam Gentile to think it hasn't been updated in almost a year.

Radio UserLand is updated frequently through automatic middle-of-the-night downloads -- the Radio.root changes feed lists 15 updates in the last month alone. [Workbench]

Hm...I did not know this!

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Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture...good stuff spreads

February 4, '03 Comments [1] Posted in Web Services
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Enterprise Architecture Crib Sheet. Martin Fowler's book Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture has gotten a lot of good press lately (and with good reason; it's an excellent book). Now the author has made available a sort of crib sheet to the patterns online. The information here won't replace the book (about half a page for each pattern, as opposed to dozens of pages), but it does serve as a nice memory jogger or expanded table of contents. ... [Larkware News]

This is great stuff...I think I mentioned before, but our engineers are running a weekly study group going through the book in detail.

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My Weekend

February 2, '03 Comments [0] Posted in TechEd | Speaking | Gaming
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My buddy Ramesh, a TS at Microsoft Malaysia and one of the organizers of the now legendary TechEd Malaysia was in Redmond this weekend and took the train down to Portland to hang out with my wife and I.  Here's a picture of us at Ski Bowl up on Mt. Hood.  This was his first time seeing major snow (a few flurries in Redmond once) but this was serious snow (for Oregonians).  There was a couple of guys who were filling the back of their truck with a snow man they were planning to transport to Portland's not-at-all-snowy Westside. 

We hung out, played XBox Live, bought a copy of Unreal Tournament for a ridiculous $25 at EBX, went to Fry's.  You know, standard geek stuff.  :)  Happily my wife Mo was very supportive of the whole overly techie weekend. :)  We also went to a go-cart track and played some putt-putt golf.  Generally a fabulous weekend. 

Monday, I'm off to the Campus in Redmond for meetings Monday and Tuesday.  Now that I've got Radio (sucks) running at home on a mirrored drive (which offers scarce little comfort) I'll be able to blog remotely by VPN or mail-to-blog.

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