VMware Workstation

After evaluating the latest version of VMware Workstation 6 for my free month, I got out my credit card and bought a copy over the weekend. I was last a VMware customer for Workstation 4 so I didn’t qualify for a discount on moving to 6 but, despite the $200 price tag, I think it’s…

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Screencasts

Scott Hanselman is working on a series of screencasts demonstrating the new features of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions. I watched his How-To Screencast on the MVC Framework a couple of weeks ago and marvelled at the quality of the experience that Scott has created. Very professionally done, at least I think so. Your view counts…

Book recommendations

I bought Don Syme‘s Expert F# book a couple of weeks ago. This is the definitive guide to a language that’s going to become an officially supported part of the Visual Studio family in the coming year or so. Amazon UK don’t seem to have it yet so I bought from Computer Manuals and received…

FolderShare issues

Last week there was an issue with the FolderShare service, which may have inadvertently moved original files to the FolderShare Trash folder. This is detailed on the FolderShare site: December 7, 2007 — Urgent FolderShare User Notification — Dear FolderShare friends, This message is to alert you to a potential issue with the data you…

Upgrading Sky+ Pace 3100 Hard Disk

I’ve been having increasing problems with my Sky+ box over recent weeks culminating in programmes that would just hang during play back. I tried reinitialising the hard disk using the built-in firmware but this didn’t solve the problem and I figured it was actually a hardware issue with the disk. Today, I replaced the disk…