Saturday, 31 January 2004

Very Interesting - more on OneNote blogging trials

Saturday, January 31, 2004

5:25 PM

 

So, this is cool - it basically works. I do see that the .one file is not properly attached, and unfortunately I can't figure a way for OneNote to make a selection of text hyperlinked. Instead it just lets you paste the link in (which it then links correctly: http://www.greghughes.net/rant/default.aspx).

 

So I guess I should try to paste an image in, see what that looks like. After all, if you're gonna blog from OneNote, might as well take it to the next level, eh?

 

 

(I should probably leave here soon, since Tim's waiting for me in Seattle, hahahah… Nah, blogging is more important… :) )

 

Handwriting too eh? NIFTY!

 

So - for those of you wishing you could blog from OneNote - You can!

 

More to come later - need to try voice recordings/annotations, make the .one files actually work (probably a dasBlog or a server MIME type change, I would guess), and figure out how to hyperlink text somehow. Oh and see how things like highlighting text and stuff comes out.

 

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Saturday, 31 January 2004 17:41:34 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Blog entry directly from OneNote

Saturday, January 31, 2004

5:16 PM

 

So, I have seen a number of people wishing in various blog comments here and there that they could create blog entries directly from OneNote. So, I am trying that here, not knowing whether it will actually work or not. :)

 

In theory, it should: I am typing this in OneNote (will have to try handwriting next if this works), and I'll do just as I have in the past as far as posting directly from the TabletPC using inked content: I’ll use OneNote's Outlook 2003 integration to convert automatically to HTML and send a properly-formatted to the dasBlog software on my server.

 

Will be interesting to see what happens!

 

Edit: Some inspiration here. :)

 

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Saturday, 31 January 2004 17:23:33 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Mary Jo Foley of Microsoft Watch asks us the most important question of the week:

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and presidential-hopeful Howard Dean: Separated at birth? "Monkeyboy" Ballmer and "Ranter" Dean have more in common than meets the eye.

True. True.



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Humor
Wednesday, 28 January 2004 23:58:41 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Looks like Mikerowesoft has resolved its complaint against...

No, wait...

Looks like Microsoft has resolved its complaint against 17-year old Mike Rowe. Well, that's good. I mean, it was such a confusing name and all. Sheez. Gimmee break. Plz.



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Wednesday, 28 January 2004 23:52:19 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Overheard: “TriMet's a great system if you live next to it.”

Uh, yeah. :-)



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Things that Suck
Tuesday, 27 January 2004 17:58:39 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Saturday, 24 January 2004

It's snowing again. No, wait sleet. No, now it's rain. Oh no, now it's snow. Sheez. Ol' Ma Nature must be concerned these days because all the snow from the recent storms melted or something. Luckily, this won't be enough weather to cause a problem, or likely even enough to stick around.

Even IT pro's have home computer problems sometimes, only ours are usually more complicated because we tend to really challenge our computers. So anyhow, I got home yesterday, found my user profile (among a number of other things) in Windows was completely shot. I had to do some fancy maneuvering to even get into the system, and once things were close to being back to normal, so much data was lost I had to almost start like it was a new computer as far as set up goes. Not literally start new - none of this reinstall Windows crap. It needed to be fixed.

In the process of a lot of repair steps one of the things I had to do was to fight an unhappy hard drive and it's file table. I was certain I had lost some critical data, but suspected it was still in a recoverable mode on the drive. So, I decided to register a copy of Active @ Undelete Pro, which helped me in terms of getting a large number of otherwise lost, deleted and unassociated files on the drive back. While the files and directories in question were no longer associated with their original locations (that file table was pretty screwed up), this program still allowed me to browse them and recover every file I needed (like email dbx files, application profiles, some docs, etc.). That software is worth it's weight in gold. The version I bought (Pro) is $49.95, and allows removable disks to be worked with, but if the only locations you want to be able to recover from are your local hard drives (most home users), the standard version is only $29.95 - and well worth it. BTW, for $99.95 they also have an enterprise version that I will be purchasing for work when I get back to the office next week. It allows you to recover from other computers over the network - very cool.

There's one lesson here worth learning for the paranoid among us (yes, that's you, Steve :-)). Anything you store on/in your Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures, My.* (etc.) folders is stored under your user profile. So, if you want to make sure a Windows glitch is less likely to cause you heartburn, consider relocating the folder(s) or simply store your files elsewhere, not in the Documents and Settings tree.



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Saturday, 24 January 2004 14:06:56 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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