Scott Hanselman

How to Reset your Google Desktop Index Cache

December 26, '05 Comments [4] Posted in Musings
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Google Desktop and its Indexer just wouldn't relax today. I suspected index corruption for a while but didn't feel like uninstalling and reinstalling as I didn't want to lose any settings.

To reset your index, shut down GDS and delete everything in this folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\ <username> \Local Settings\application data\Google\Google Desktop\ <some long number>

...except the files that start with "sidebar_*.*" and you'll be back in business when it restarts.

Now playing: MaryMary - Trouble Ain't

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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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Productivity Tip: Make Outlook's Priority "Above Normal"

December 26, '05 Comments [6] Posted in Musings
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I'm back at work this morning and it's all about email. I like to keep ZERO emails in my Inbox, since it's my "IN-BOX" and not my "Hold a bunch of crap for an indefinite period of time BOX." However, there's like a million background things running since my laptop hasn't been hooked up to the wired corporate network in a few weeks. Outlook just wasn't getting the cycles it needed.

Solution: I set Outlook's priority by right-clicking within Task Manager to "Above Normal." Suddenly I'm back banging through emails faster than ever. I wonder if this is a good idea for everyday work? Wasn't the foreground application supposed to get more respect?

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My Year In Blogging - 2005

December 26, '05 Comments [3] Posted in Z | ASP.NET | Ruby | Watir | DasBlog | Coding4Fun | TechEd | Speaking | NUnit | XML | Gaming | Tools
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I noticed that Russell Beattie listed his 496 posts of 2005. That's a lot of blogging. As we wind down 2005, here's everything I had to say in 2005 in DasBlog's calendar view.

A few highlights:

Some lowlights:

I'm looking forward to 2006, there's a lot of interesting stuff going on at work, I'll do a few INETA gigs including at a poor man's "Canadian Roadshow," we'll start doing Hanselminutes weekly in January (with thanks to Travis for the title), I'll continue with more Some Assembly Required articles, and maybe I'll get some sleep.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2005

December 24, '05 Comments [6] Posted in Z
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Santa in this picture with Z is my Uncle Mike, my Dad's Brother, who runs the Blue Heron Herbary with Aunt Penny.

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Blogging with the Logitech Pen

December 18, '05 Comments [2] Posted in Reviews | DasBlog | Coding4Fun
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There's a new batch of Coding4Fun articles up, including (finally) my article on blogging from a Logitech io2 pen, lovingly titled "Do you like me? Check this box."

In case you hadn't heard, Logitech has a great .NET SDK for their Logitech io2 pen. It's more than just a gadget, they've wrapped a whole platform around this thing. It's even been used at the G8 summit for non-technical diplomat-types to take and share notes.

Basically I integrated BlogJet, the rocking sweet and only ever-so slightly over-priced offline blogging application, with the pen. I can take notes with the pen, on regular paper, and if there's something blog worthy in my prose, I can have it sent directly to DasBlog or any compatible blogging engine. The article also uses Visual Studio 2005 to build a .NET 1.1 assembly, which is also interesting, IMHO.

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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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