Archive for February, 2007

IIS & MIME types

Having been confounded by this before I new exactly where to look when I couldn’t get a PowerPoint 2007 file to download via IIS. (Properties/Http Headers/MIME Types… to be precise).

What I didn’t know is what the MIME type of a .pptx file should be which led me to this list of files and their MIME types. UPDATED LINK: list of mime types Excellent, comprehensive and up to date list beautifully rendered with some nice Comic Sans and a matrixesque page background 😉

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The Hazards of Being a Nerd

I finally got around to doing a short talk at the February GeekUp meeting in which I covered some of the Health & Safety aspects of working at a computer. I didn’t know a great  deal about this prior to researching the talk and was quite shocked to find how prevalent things like RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) are amongst computer workers with some sources suggesting as many as 1 in 4 people having some symptoms.

I was equally surprised following the talk at how many people in the group had some symptoms, pretty much everyone I spoke to in fact.

So, be warned…

The slides are available here in pptx, ppt or pdf.

Thanks to those who attended and thanks to Andrew and Code ComputerLove for arranging/supplying the venue.

Vista Launch Presentations

The presentations from my Vista Community Launch talk (21 Jan 2007) at the Manchester VBUG meeting held at Manchester Digital Development Agency

Thanks to all those who attended and congratulations to the lucky Vista winners… You know who you are.

Yahoo – you gotta love ’em

Having heard about the release of Yahoo Pipes I was keen to have a look at what it was all about as it certainly sounded the business. Unfortunately by the time I got around to paying them a visit earlier this afternoon the site was down.

I just thought I’d have another look and the url is currently displaying this:

Yahoo Pipes Clogged

You’ve gotta love ’em…