Provisional Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005 Adelaide launch date

Friday, 7 October 2005

Tentatively put down November 22nd in your diaries (according to Chuck)

Thanks to Rob for the update that this isn't set in stone yet

Converting HTML to CSS

Wednesday, 5 October 2005

I came across this really useful site today that has some nice examples of how to convert old-style HTML into nice, accessible new HTML+CSS.

I made use of the "Line up form inputs" example, which gives a really clean, elegant result.

Building ASP.NET 2.0 Web Sites Using Web Standards

Wednesday, 28 September 2005

MSDN have released a really good comprehensive tutorial on creating accessible and standards-conforming websites - Building ASP.NET 2.0 Web Sites Using Web Standards.

Nice to see that not only is the author not afraid to mention the "FireFox" word, but he actually quotes their developers and links to some of the Mozilla resources.

Multiple Service Pack 2's for Office 2003

Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Microsoft have released Service Pack 2's for a number of their Office 2003 products.

There's also a new release of SharePoint that includes SP2 (the link above is just for the service pack for existing installations).

Replacing a gear cable on a Shimano RSX shifter

Tuesday, 27 September 2005

Yesterday, I was going to ride my bike to work. I didn't get past the driveway as my rear gear cable broke. I'm glad it didn't happen halfway up Flagstaff Hill Rd!

So I bought a new cable and fitted it this morning. Turns out you probably don't need to pull anything apart (as I did at first), just follow this advice about moving the shifter to the highest position so you can just slide the cable out easily.

Our digital camera is still being fixed by Olympus (how many more weeks can it take!) otherwise I'd add a photo to show my handywork.