Archive for May, 2008

HTC Diamond videos (english)

May 30, 2008

video1: HTC Touch Diamond Hands-on video!

video2: HTC Touch Diamond in use

more videos on

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HTC Diamond video review (french language)

May 30, 2008

Benjamin s’ is returned to the conference given by HTC about Diamond, its last mobile under Windows Mobile 6.1. With an in-depth re-examined tactile interface, a truth small jewel.


HTC Touch Diamond from
by dubrow

source: here (french language)

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Firefox add-on: live HTTP headers

May 29, 2008

The goal of this project is to adds information about the HTTP headers in two ways:

  • First by adding a ‘Headers’ tab in ‘View Page Info’ of a web page.
  • Second by adding a tool in the ‘Tools->Web Development’ menu to be able to display http headers in real time (while pages are being downloaded from the Internet.
  • Third by letting you edit request headers and replay an URL (beta). Look for the Replay button in the live window!

This project may be of some help for the following:

  • Help debugging web application.
  • See which kind of web server the remote site is using.
  • See the cookies sent by remote site.


source: liveHTTPheader home site
firefox add-on: here

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DNS: zone transfer

May 19, 2008

DNS zone transfer, also sometimes known by its (most common) opcode mnemonic AXFR, is a type of DNS transaction. It is one of the many mechanisms available for administrators to employ for replicating the databases containing the DNS data across a set of DNS servers. Zone transfer comes in two flavors, full (opcode AXFR) and incremental (IXFR). Nearly universal at one time, it is now falling by the wayside somewhat, in favor of the use of other database replication mechanisms that modern DNS server packages provide.

Wikipedia: DNS zone transfer

more info:
Microsoft TechCenter: Understanding zones and zone transfer
RFC1034: Zone Transfer in DNS
RFC1995: Incremental Zone Transfer in DNS
How the AXFR protocol works
nslookup and DNS Zone Transfers

SVN on Windows 2000 Server

May 13, 2008

Version Control is very important, if you work seriously.

My TFS 2005 installation seems to be TFU;
in the meantime I moved temporarily to a fresh install SVN repository, .
I had only one Windows 2000 Server in my servers-available list to choose from, so first step was pretty easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the task list I run throught:
1- download svn server here
2- download sc.exe utility here (not include in Windows 2000 standard installation)
3- download svn client TortoiseSVN here
4- follow step by step this guide

more info here: svn red book
more info in italian language:
Source Safe lo stanno abbandonando: รจ ora di passare a SVN?
SubVersion, Visual Studio 2008. La mia esperienza.

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