New year – new blog or how to migrate Community Server to any other engine, supports XML-RPC

יום חמישי, ינואר 1, 2009

Please update your bookmarks, because the new url of this blog is (you have not update RSS feeds, it will be done automatically). Why I did it? Why I decided to go to “stand-alone”… Well. there are some reasons. Generally, I do not want to explain all those here, but trust me, there are some. The main reason is, that there is no responsible person in charge for this blog platform in Microsoft Israel. This why, if your blog is popular and you have a respect to your blog visitors, you cannot host it here… Take a look...

Choosing new notebook

יום שלישי, יולי 22, 2008

Hi, Community Brain. It’s time for me to change my old good Dell Latitude D820. I need performant machine and following the results of my findings. It’s really important for me to know your opinion about those choices. Also, if you have additional choices, I’d be happy to hear about it.   Dell Precision M6300 HP 8710W Lenovo T61p   Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz, 6Mb, L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) Intel® Core 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz, 6Mb, L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) Intel® Core 2 Duo...
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A couple of updates – mega update post

יום שישי, דצמבר 7, 2007

Today, only updates Yahoo finally releases Yahoo! Messenger for Vista - this was one of very first prototypes, shown in Mix last year. I did not install it, however, here a couple of review Erik Burke, Tim Sneath and Ryan Stewart. As for me, they lost "wow effect" last year Microsoft Expression Blend 2 - December Preview. What's new? VS2008 integration, inheritance, no SL2.0 support (strange, maybe, because of breaking changes toward near beta)    ...

As promised, I reinstall my laptop with Windows Vista 64bit

יום חמישי, נובמבר 29, 2007

I decided to reinstall my D820 with 64 bit version of Windows Vista as involvement act with Gadi. 13 minutes of installation. All hardware was found and all drivers were installed (this why I love Dell). The same score as was with 32 bit version - 3.2. Fist run of Windows Update = 38 fixes (about 130MB, only required updates, downloaded and installed within 55 minutes including first restart). Another turn of Windows Update brings me additional 2 fixes (63.9MB of...
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DIY: How to replace your Dell Latitude D820 keyboard for only $13.99

יום שישי, נובמבר 16, 2007

  Well, after my fight against Dell Israel and Omnitech, I decided to replace my keyboard my self. The keyboard was ordered via official Dell US website for only $13.99 (inc. P&P) It took about a week to arrive and now I'm ready to start replacement process. You'll need two wrenches like those. First of all, you should shut down your computer and remove it's battery ...
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Is it Dell in Israel or x5 prices of Dell accessories

יום שלישי, אוקטובר 30, 2007

Those, who remember my posts about Dell Israel, probably know what I'm going to talk about. How much costs Dell Latitude D820 keyboard (part number: UC172) in Israel? Well, shipping, handling, etc... Let's say another 20$ (it's almost twice). So, $13.59 + $20 = $33.59. Well, they should be profitable, so another 10% = $1.36. You know what, 25% = $3.4. OK, ok, this is little money, so $40. I just received the proposal...
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Dell story – part II

יום שלישי, מרץ 13, 2007

Today sales manager from the distributor store called me to notice, that I can come there and get my upgrade to Windows Vista, arrived from Dell. The only thing he mentioned in our conversation is fee of $45. I asked him what I'm paying for, and he told me that is's for shipping and handling. The same sentence, I found in Dell Vista Upgrade FAQ web site, but if I'll come to take it, it's seemed him, that I should not...
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Israel? It's beside our propose… The Dell story

יום ראשון, מרץ 11, 2007

I got my new Dell Latitude D820 a couple of month ago (after the announcement about Dell's Express Upgrade to Windows Vista. Right after I got it, I checked the site with the computer service tag to be sure eligible for upgrade program. So, I was. Working fluently with my new Dell with Beta and RTM versions (first internals and then MSDN) I was really happy (the first thing I did, after purchase is to format disks with pre-installed Windows XP Pro...
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