Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Google Reader stats

I just happened to check my trends in Google reader.
WOW, what a waste of time...

Monday, December 06, 2010

FAKE: Blackberry messenger (PIN Chat) alerts, do not continue the madness.

Several people have sent this to me, please don't. Blackberry will not send out messages like this.

This is the real broadcast from Blackberry© All rights reserved.
Broadcast this message to every single contact on your BBM© to reset your display picture, sorry for any inconvenience.
‎​This message is to inform all of our users, that our servers have recently been really full, so we are asking for your help to fix this problem. We need our active users to re-send this message to everyone on your contact list in order to confirm our active users that use BlackBerry Messenger, if you do not send this message to all your BlackBerry Messenger contacts then your account will remain inactive with the consequence of losing all your contacts
Symbol will automatic update in your  ,when you broadcast this message. Your blackberry will be updated within 24 hours it will have a new lay out and a new color for chat.
‎​Dear Blackberry users, We are going to do a update for bbm from 11pm till 5am this to day. You if you don't send this to all your contacts your update will be cancelled and you would not be alowed to chat with your contacts as you have the old version

Update: Snopes has more info here

Monday, September 27, 2010

VBS script to create shortcut to network location

Set objShell=Wscript.CreateObject("")
strDesktopFolder=objShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop") & _
Set objShortcut=objShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktopFolder & _
"Company Files.lnk")
objShortCut.TargetPath = "\\server\Folder"
objShortCut.Description = "Company Files Description"

Whats wrong with this question?

Took this test a short while ago, note the 2007 Copyright.
Anyway there is something very wrong with this question, can you figure out what it is?

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Hosted CRM Comparison

Part of a new product launch, I decided to embark on a journey. Hopefully my travels will save you time, since I wasted pleanty of mine.

So first I stated with SugarCRM. Its hailed as the gold standard almighty CRM. Sorry, It aint!
Its basically a fat Rolodex that all your company can use to keep track of contacts. I tested the community edition, the paid versions may have more. In any case it left a bad taste in my mouth, so much so I did not bother with the paid versions.

Moving along

vTiger: Touted as the alterntove to SugarCRM but "really free" It is actually almost identical, but has some of the advanced features I was looking for. But still it did not feel right, just clunky and not exactly user friendly.

Finally I buckled and tried MS Dynamics CRM. So first it is not free and not cheap, but wow. It just blew me away. Unreal. So ya I tried the free, but you get what you paid for.

If you are serious about your business you would go with the top, even if its not free, it will make more money for you.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Migrate old computer to new computer, with all users data

So I have an old computer from a client, and need to collect all pictures and files, but not all the junk of the old computer. So utilizing 7z v9.14, (Still in beta as of now) and the command line I can maintain the folder structure and grab all those file in one swoop. This is something that I could not get xcopy to do, so I 7Z saved the day.

Anyway here is my command line

"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z" a -tzip "\\server\" -r c:\*.pdf c:\*.jpg c:\*.doc c:\*.docx c:\*.xls c:\*.xlsx c:\*.mp3 c:\*.rax c:\*.mov c:\*.wma c:\*.ppt c:\*.pptx c:\*.mdb c:\*.accdb c:\*.gif c:\*.efx c:\*.pst c:\*.nk2 c:\*.rdp c:\*.wav c:\*.zip c:\*.avi c:\*.qbw c:\*.qbb c:\*.ost c:\*.one c:\*.odt c:\*.ods c:\*.odp c:\*.odb c:\*.odg c:\*.odf  c:\*.wmv c:\*.tax c:\*.bkf
UPDATE 06/10/2011: Added new file extensions

Note that you can add any file types to suit your needs, my client only needed the above files. Modify as you see fit.

Or you can use Windows Easy Transfer. But there is no fun in that ;)  - Dead

If you spot an error or a better way, please comment!