The Two Weeks of Delphi/C++ 2006 Live Webinar Series

November 6-17, 2006The Developer Relations team will be presenting ten live one-hour Delphi and C++ 2006 Webinars on BDNtv starting Monday, November 6, 2006 and ending Friday, November 17. Each live Webinar will cover a different product use and development theme.

All Webinars take place at 1pm Pacific Standard Time.Equivalent times in other cities are:

  • Scotts Valley – 1pm
  • New York City – 4pm
  • 2100 GMT/UTC
  • 9pm London
  • 10pm Frankfurt
  • 6am (+1 day) Tokyo
  •  8am (+1 day) Sydney


Week 1
Nov. 06 – Mon – What’s New in Delphi/C++Builder 2006
Nov. 07 – Tue – Delphi/C++Builder Database App Development and Project Migration
Nov. 08 – Wed – Building .NET Compact Framework Applications with Delphi 2006.
Nov. 09 – Thu – Building, Testing, and Delivering Quality Applications using Delphi
Nov. 10 – Fri – IDE Personalization, Config, and Tuning Tips & Tricks for Delphi/C++

Week 2
Nov. 13 – Mon – Delphi/C++Builder 2006 Reporting Solutions
Nov. 14 – Tue – Building Apps with Commercial, Open Source, and Free Components
Nov. 15 – Wed – Working with Single and Multi-Language Project Groups
Nov. 16 – Thu – Using C++ Libraries, DLLs, ANSI C++, Boost, and the C++ TR1 Library
Nov. 17 – Fri – Preparing your Delphi/C++Builder Applications for Windows Vista

Nuclear Bomb in Iraq in 2002 & Wikipedia as a WMD (Website for Message Distribution)

There was a NY times story today on a webpage stating this:

Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990’s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.

European diplomats said this week that some of those nuclear documents on the Web site were identical to the ones presented to the United Nations Security Council in late 2002, as America got ready to invade Iraq. But unlike those on the Web site, the papers given to the Security Council had been extensively edited, to remove sensitive information on unconventional arms.
The deletions, the diplomats said, had been done in consultation with the United States and other nuclear-weapons nations. Mohamed ElBaradei, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which ran the nuclear part of the inspections, told the Security Council in late 2002 that the deletions were “consistent with the principle that proliferation-sensitive information should not be released.

was on a web located here: Interestingly, it has been taken down and wayback machine has nothing on it. Now the information was on the website back in April, but the NY Times brings it up today stating how it was irresponsible for this information to be allowed in the public. Perhaps that is so…

A couple related articles:
Today’s NY Times article
The Chicago Tribune’s take on the papers
A conservative blogger’s view on it: NY Times Story PROVES Saddam Was Making Nuclear Bomb

I’ve yet to judge the material, though I certainly can understand why it is being discussed this week. I’m interested in this from the geek aspect, because, to me, it is fascinating that this whole thing, which really just broke today, has already been covered over on WikiPedia. Wikipedia, a versioning tool, will keep all records of what was recorded here. Will wikipedia become a weapon in these political debates? What happen since wikipedia includes information that has been removed from a governmental site?

This is how Wikipedia summarizes the documents:
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Notes on Microsoft/Novell Anouncement: SUSE Linux/Windows Interoperablity

(Article Draft – Corrections will be made to spelling and grammar – These views are mine coming as fast as I can type with the live announcement. I apologies for any typos/misquotes/misinterpretations.)

Microsoft and Novell made an abrupt disclosure via their web cast site that there would be a VERY IMPORTANT announcement. That announcement occurred at 2:19pm PST/5:19pmEST. This announcement is important to large scale Enterprise and Server/datacenter operators as well as the developer community. It offers more choices, opportunties and technologies to IT operators around the world.

You may view the WebCast session in its entirety using any with these links:

Please, as you listen to the session, if I can enhance or correct any of my notes, please let me know in a comment on this post.
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BIG LIVE Microsoft/Novell/Linux? announcement RIGHT NOW

Bridging the devide between Closed/OpenSource and Linux/Windows

It will last till 2:49pm GO THERE NOW!!!!!!

It started 2:19pm EST
Steve Ballmer to Deliver Industry Announcement

November 2, 2006

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer will deliver an announcement during a press conference today, Thurs., Nov. 2, in San Francisco beginning at 2 p.m. Pacific time / 5 p.m. Eastern time. Details of the announcement will be provided during the press conference.

John Kerry on Iraq? Soldiers are stupid, Vote Democrat or die, or Bush is stupid?

This is not a polital blog, but I am missing something here and maybe you all can help me. I hear a lot of talk about how the Kerry statement was just a joke, but I don’t understand how Kerry could not have expected this not to be taken as anything but a direct insult.

I started thinking on this more when a good friend of mine, from Florida, sent me this picture last night in an email:
Soldiers to Kerry: Message Received!

This is in response to a recent Kerry speech in which he said:

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

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TCC’s Moderate Specific Posts plugin

Louie Alfred Gomez asked a question on the WordPress Hacker’s list yesterday about the best way to moderate all comments on specific blog posts. He was hacking the core WordPress code, which all of you who have just updated know is a bad idea.

I whipped out this plugin to show him an alternate solution. If anyone else finds they might need this, I’ll add a configuration screen and turn it into a zip file
Here’s the source as is:
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