Sunday, 12 December 2004

Nice to see the docs rolling out the door on the black-box stuff in SharePoint Portal Server. Here’s another, covering the syntax used in SharePoint Portal Server’s full-text search – Apparently it’s a preview of the what is to come in the next SDK release…

This download includes a preview of the reference documentation for Microsoft SharePointPSSearch, the SQL Syntax used for Microsoft SharePointPSSearch Full Text Search with Microsoft Office SharePoint® Portal Server 2003. Look for updates to this documentation in the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies 2003 Software Development Kit (SDK).

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Sunday, 12 December 2004 10:37:33 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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If you’ve worked on rebranding (to any significant extent) SharePoint Portal Server 2003, you know how difficult it can be to feel confident in what you’re actually doing, due mostly to the lack of documentation on the subject.

Well, Microsoft has released two papers on the Office Developer Center to help:

  • Branding a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Site:
    • Part 1, Understanding the Use of a Corporate Brand
      Learn what it means to "brand" a SharePoint Portal Server site, and about the different types of branding you can apply to a portal site to reflect an organization's identity.
    • Part 2, How to Apply Your Own Corporate Brand
      Through step-by-step examples of the typical tasks involved in branding a Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server site, learn to change the standard banner, introduce a custom style sheet, and enhance the user experience of your portal site through interface, navigation, and page layout changes.

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Sunday, 12 December 2004 10:31:26 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Saturday, 11 December 2004

Coming Soon - Oregon’s commemorative state quarter:


Reverse Image: "Crater Lake"
Description: Features a portion of Crater Lake, viewed from the south-southwest rim to include Wizard Island and Watchman and Hillman Peaks on the lake’s rim.

Engraver: Donna Weaver

Circulation plans, per the Statesman Journal:

General Circulation: June 2005
Five-State Proof Set: January 6
Silver Proofs: TBA

(Spotted via Jonathan Singer’s blog)

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Saturday, 11 December 2004 12:16:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Friday, 10 December 2004

“2004 would be remembered as they year that everything began.”

And the rest will be history…

You need to watch this. Seriously. Thought-provoking.

(thanks to Brandon for pointing this out)

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Friday, 10 December 2004 14:40:11 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Just when you thought Google was perfect, they've up'ed themselves once again.

On Google Suggest, as you type your search term, Google suggests completions and lets you know how many results there are for each suggestion it presents:

I always wanted to know how to dismantle an atomic bomb, and apparently there are 167,000 ways to do just that. Cool.

UPDATES: Phillip shows off Google Suggest’s top suggestions (and his singing voice) in a video, and looks at top suggestions, too, and points out that Google often gets paid for stuff you click on. Makes me wonder how that fits into what’s suggested by the app. Google’s FAQ about Google Suggest is here.

Nice job, Google people.

[via Slashdot and my friend Mike]

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Friday, 10 December 2004 13:29:07 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Thursday, 09 December 2004

Seriously. My sensibility hurts.

At the invitation of a friend, I went to the movies tonight, and saw The Grudge.

Sheez. Now there’s something like two hours of my life I’ll never get back.

I’m not the kind of person to talk out loud in movies, but this one sucked so hard I couldn’t help myself. It’s was editorial comment after editorial comment. And you know what? I wasn’t the only one. And on top of that, NO ONE complained about the out-loud commentary that was going on. That should tell you something.

I’m not even going to explain why it sucked. That would simply do the film too much justice, and someone might spend enough time reading this to subconsciously convince themselves they should see it. DON’T!

And that’s all I have to say about that…

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Thursday, 09 December 2004 23:57:11 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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