» Climate Change? Ya Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet as Scientists Say Earth Enters New Epoch Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log.

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Real or propaganda to get us to accept man-made climate change? Climate change is happening, but is what man is doing having a bigger effect than volcanoes and other natural sources? For example, a new study suggests our love of beef and chicken isn’t creating the problems first thought. Of course, that might be propaganda the other way.

Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner — who suggest that Earth has entered a new age of geological time.

The Age of Aquarius? Not quite — It’s the Anthropocene Epoch, say the scientists writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. And they add that the dawning of this new epoch may include the sixth largest mass extinction in Earth’s history.
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The scientists propose that, in just two centuries, humans have wrought such vast and unprecedented changes to our world that we actually might be ushering in a new geological time interval, and alter the planet for millions of years. Zalasiewicz, Williams, Steffen and Crutzen contend that recent human activity, including stunning population growth, sprawling megacities and increased use of fossil fuels, have changed the planet to such an extent that we are entering what they call the Anthropocene (New Man) Epoch.
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The scientists note that getting that formal designation will likely be contentious. But they conclude, “However these debates will unfold, the Anthropocene represents a new phase in the history of both humankind and of the Earth, when natural forces and human forces became intertwined, so that the fate of one determines the fate of the other. Geologically, this is a remarkable episode in the history of this planet.”

Interesting read. John C. Dvorak, wonder how far this is true.

Disclaimer : I read this off John C. Dvorak’s blog. I own none of this posts content other than the little I wrote.

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Here’s to the Night by Eve 6 – Youtube

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This is one old ass song I haven’t heard in awhile. I guess this song’s significance is that I am in a crossroads in my life yet again. Seems like this song always crops up when I am in such a phase in my life.

Regardless, it is still one kickass song though 🙂

Solution to Custom SharePoint 3 List Forms Attachments Feature Not Working

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As we all know, Windows SharePoint Services 3 has some cool features and allows us to make intranet applications quickly. However as with most software like this, it has some quirks that at times can be very maddening. One of which would be the Attachments feature in SharePoint lists. As I found out during development, I discovered that when you were to customized a listfrom be it edit, add or display, it WILL break the attachments feature in those forms. The words that come out for me were :

This form was customized not working with attachment.

 

The issue stems from the fact that when we create a customized from using SharePoint Designer 2007, we leave the auto-generated web part in the form but leave it hidden. That is what makes SharePoint think that we did not configure it to accept attachments. Microsoft's support team did come out with patches and a work around this and can be found here.

Much to my annoyance, the fix did not work. While the upload button now works and allows you upload files and it even displays in the forms, it will give you this error :

“Failed to get value of the “Attachments” column from the “Attachments” field type control. See details in log. Exception message: Guid should contain 32 digits with 4 dashes (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx)”

After some skull cracking and experimentation, it turns out the list form attachments field in the hidden web part and the customized problem was the source of all the issues. Changing this:

<TemplateName xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">ListForm</TemplateName>

to

<TemplateName xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ListForm">ListForm2</TemplateName>

 

After doing that, my form's upload function worked flawlessly.

Hope this article helps somebody so they don't have to bust their brains figuring this one out.

UPDATE

Apparently somebody else also had this issue and solved it the way I had. If only I discovered his article earlier :s

Anyway here is his blog entry : Custom listview with attachments – Jeffrey's Blog

He also mentioned something about the first item not being able to attach files and come up with a solution there.

Sources :

Error message when you try to attach a file in a custom form on the Web site in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: “This form was customized not working with attachment

HTC Desire hits T-Mobile UK, black prototype spotted online — Engadget

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Seeing this video makes me know why people would rather wait for HTC’s spin on the Google Android UI, Sense UI to the uninitiated. The UI done by HTC really puts the standard Android UI to shame.

Now HTC, please make a HTC Desire PRO with a QWERTY keyboard akin to that of the HTC Touch Pro2 and you got a killer.

(*keeps fingers crossed and thinking of ways to save cash in case that day comes*)

Official: Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus for AT&T ‘in the coming months’ — Engadget

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Yes folks, it’s finally really happened. Today Palm announced that its dynamic duo — the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus — will be making their way to AT&T’s network “in the coming months.” We won’t bore you with too many details on the devices, since you can read our review of the non-Plus Sprint variations here and here, and the Verizon versions right here. What we will tell you is that at an undisclosed time, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus can be yours for just $149.99 and a deep-discount $49.99 (with a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year contract), respectively. The Pre Plus will be similarly equipped to its Verizon counterpart (16GB of storage, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1), and the Pixi should look awfully familiar as well (8GB storage, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1), though AT&T will be offering a variation with a blue back plate (in addition to the standard black and other swappable covers). Both UMTS / HSDPA devices will support AT&T’s new Address Book service as a Synergy sync option, and will have free auto-connect access to the carrier’s WiFi +20,000 hotspots. We don’t know when we’ll get our hands on these guys, but Palm will be showing off the AT&T-ified versions of the handsets at the upcoming CTIA… which we will of course be attending. It should be interesting to see if hopping on AT&T’s network will move the needle for Palm, let’s just hope those “coming months” are, you know… pretty soon. Full PR and one more pic after the break.

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Wow, a GSM Plam Pre Plus, now you’re talkin’. If they tighten up the build quality and manage to learn from their previous mistakes. This is one device I would seriously consider getting….

Nokia: MeeGo “door is not closed” on N900 — Engadget

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Now that we have clarity with regard to a Windows Phone 7 update on the HD2 (sorry, folks), let’s move on to the next contentious platform: Nokia’s N900 and MeeGo. As Nokia’s only Cortex-A8 handset, there’s plenty of hope that Nokia sees fit to upgrade the N900 to MeeGo once the unified Maemo and Moblin OS is ready for consumers. Hope all but crushed yesterday after CNET reported the following from an unnamed, but apparently official Nokia source:

“Maemo on Nokia N900 is not upgradeable to MeeGo.”

We ran this past Ray Haddow, Senior Manager within Nokia Communications who took the quote back to the project team in Finland. According to Ray, the “the door is not closed” with regard to MeeGo on the N900 — a final decision has not been made. This also echos the words of Valtteri Halla when he announced the MeeGo repository in early March. In response to questions at the time, this one-bodied half of the MeeGo Technical Steering Group had this to day:

“N900 is a natural tool for Nokia to drive MeeGo support for our designs and for the ARM CPU architecture in general. We want to have baseline HW that is powerful, easily available for anyone and form-factor stuff so that one HW works for most platform and application development needs.

That said, please do not take this yet as a commitment to fully productise MeeGo on N900. I am quite confident that we will end up having a really good developer distro for N900 already but committing to stabilise a consumer-grade MeeGo 1.0 (first half this year) for N900 is another story. That is a product business decision beyond my scope. Also, we do not yet know about MeeGo 1 release content. I am not yet sure if I would be personally ready to let my Maemo5 go for the first MeeGo release in my daily N900 use. Let’s see.”

So, looks like another long game of wait and see, eh?

Wow, Nokia might decide to screw over their customers again. First they shipped a buggy N97 with an anorexic system partition.

Now they might have shipped a premium device that they might not want to support much anymore.

I sincerely hope this will be the last of these stunts they will pull off as my fanboy-hood of Nokia seems to be waning.

Just make the N900 upgradeable to MeeGo damn it !!

HTC Legend review – SlashGear

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