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 http://khason.net/ (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...

Asus R50A UMPC review

יום חמישי, נובמבר 13, 2008

So, I got new branded Asus R50A UMPC for test. This ultra mobile machine with 5.6" WSVGA (1024x768) screen, based on Intel US15W chipset, comes with Intel Atom Z520 (1.33 Ghz, 533Mhz) processor, 1Gb of RAM and 20GB SSD. Also it has 3.5G mobile unit, integrated 802.11b/g network card and GPS. First impression was very cool. Slick design, big screen build in fingerprint reader.   What in the box? Power adapter (110/220V), compact keyboard, bunch of cables, extra...

Programming for Windows 7

יום ראשון, נובמבר 9, 2008

Well, Windows 7 is going to be released by the end of next year. This is great news, because it seemed, that Microsoft finally understand how to get the best of Windows Vista and make it to work not only on monster machines. It even works on new brandy my wife's pinky machine. And if it works there and my wife is happy with it, this OS going to be very impressive. But from the other...

A little bit about batteries

יום שבת, ספטמבר 20, 2008

I tired to write about programming, code and similar nerd stuff. So today I’ll write about … batteries. How is it? :) Today, batteries are in use all over our life. We have a battery in our mobile phone, computer, camera, mp3 player, even microwave, alarm and hand clock. So, the main problem with batteries, scientists all over the world work about is how to extend the working and life time. Let’s try to understand how to know whether the...

Vista batter saver got Danish locale! + RC2 branch

יום שישי, אוגוסט 22, 2008

Great thank (how will it be in Danish?) to Bjarke Istrup Pedersen for Danish translation of Vista Batter Saver. Download public beta 2 r2 with Danish locale >> If you would like to take a challenge and test new RC2, you can do it also (no locale yet). It includes additional functionality and dozen bugs fixes. Download latest RC1 >>
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Backup and restore your wireless networks settings by using WirelessMigrator

יום חמישי, יוני 5, 2008

I had to reinstall my working notebook, so I begun to backup all it’s settings. I almost finished, when recognize, that Windows Vista has no tool for backup and restore wireless networks settings (tnx to Daniel Petri). You can manually add or remove it. You can even change the priorities, but you cannot backup or restore it.   What to do? How to save all my passwords for networks and all certificates. Digging a bit deeper I found...
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OpenUp and my Open Source submissions

יום שלישי, מאי 13, 2008

Amir Shevat from Microsoft Israel DPE department started cool competition, named OpenUp. I decided to give hand to this initiative and posted sources of some of my applications on CodePlex and submit it to the competition. Currently, my submission includes (except old Vista Battery Saver and Windows Live Writer Plugins): WebCam control for WPF Silverlight controls library Duplicate images finder (yes, yes I posted sources for this application too) ...
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[Action Required] Battery Tracker – download new version

יום חמישי, אוגוסט 30, 2007

Less, then 12 hours and more then 2500 downloads - that's the verdict for this tool. Awareness, there are some critical bugs found in Battery Tracker. Please download the new version (from the same location) and replace the version on your computer. This is required action, due the version from August, 29th has number of bugs, that prevent you from sending me system traces. Sorry for inconvenience and thank you for cooperation. Download Battery Tracker >>
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Battery Tracker – Power management and battery tracing tool

יום רביעי, אוגוסט 29, 2007

A lot of people ask me about how to measure power charging or discharging rate. How to know the quality of your battery and power needs of operating system. How to be sure, that Vista Battery Saver really helps to prolong your battery life and detect exactly how it prolongs it. Two evenings and I wrote small utility, that helps you to know exactly what happens with your laptop battery and helps me to understand what to fix and what to...
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