Modify bind address for couchdb 0.9.0

By default couchdb only binds to so it’s not accepting requests from other IP addresses. The bind address setting can be modified in the configuration file. For 0.9.0, by default, the default configuration file is located at /usr/local/etc/couchdb/default.ini, and the local configuration file is located at /usr/local/etc/couchdb/local.ini. Settings in the local configuration file will override those in the default one.  Bind address is in the [httpd] section [httpd] port = 5984 bind_address = Note that in the local configuration file, this may be commented out with a leading “;”, if you want to set it in the local … Continue reading Modify bind address for couchdb 0.9.0

Using Eclipse to add/update files to CVS

The command-line based CVS tool is hard to use for first time users; many GUI-based CVS tools are not really well designed to be easy to use either. I’m not against the point that developers and testers should learn how to use a technical tool in no time even though the tool is hard to use, but developers and testers have their schedules and need to be efficient. Having an efficient way to add and update files to CVS is very necessary. Eclipse is the tool I use to deal with CVS file operations. It works really well not only … Continue reading Using Eclipse to add/update files to CVS

TechEd Session Date Confirmed

TechEd 2006 Boston SVR219 – Ten Reasons to Prepare for Windows Server Code Named “Longhorn” 6/14/2006 10:15 – 11:30 SVR219R – Ten Reasons to Prepare for Windows Server Code Named “Longhorn” 6/14/2006 15:45 – 17:00 (Repeat Session) Presenter: Ward Ralston– Group Product Manager – Windows Server Division Co-Presenter: Nuo Yan – Microsoft MVP – Windows Shell / User Welcome to come! In addition, our session has been selected to the TechEd Webcasts program so we will have a chance to delivery the course online before TechEd! If you can’t make the trip to Boston, join us online. I will publish … Continue reading TechEd Session Date Confirmed

TechEd United States 2006

I’ll be a Breakout Sessions speaker at TechEd US 2006 in Boston, MA, United States during June 12 – 16, 2006. My topic will be “Ten Reasons to Prepare for Windows Server Code Named ‘Longhorn’”.   Welcome to register to attend the conference. I will be waiting for you at the conference!    Conference Web Site:   COME TO SEE ME!!!   Nuo Yan

Outlook 2003 Cached Exchange Mode

Maybe I know this a little bit late, as I’m not an Office expert. But I still want to share. There is a cached exchange mode in Microsoft Outlook 2003. When the connection between Outlook and the Exchange Server is not avaliable, on the client side it would automatically appear “Trying to connect” or “Disconnected”. When the connection to the Exchange Server is restored, it will become “Connected” on the client side and all changes made to the client would be synchronized to the Server. Please read the following KB article for the details of this feature: 

Creating Partitioned Table in SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2005 supports partitioned table to enable database developer to separate tables horizontally to different file groups. This post shows how to create partitioned tables in SQL Server 2005.                     Click “Start”, click “All Programs”, move your mouse on “SQL Server 2005” and then click “SQL Server Management Studio” in the context menu.   Connect to SQL Server 2005 with a Windows account or SQL Server account with adequate privileges. (It’s OK for you not to connect to the server at this time.. However, you need to connect to the server with an appropriate account when you want to … Continue reading Creating Partitioned Table in SQL Server 2005

Outlook 2003 (with Service Pack 2) Links Blocker

Today I’ve got an email with the message “Your web site is better than others”. I’m very happy with this. By the chance I want to visit the comment link in the email, I discovered a very exciting security feature of Outlook 2003 (with Service Pack 2). If the email message is from an address not in the “Safe Senders List”, Outlook 2003 (with Service Pack 2) will block the links in the message. If we click the links, Outlook does not start Internet Explorer to access the URL, but pops up a dialog box (Figure 1).  Figure 1 In … Continue reading Outlook 2003 (with Service Pack 2) Links Blocker

Windows OneCare Beta Preview

By Nuo Yan I’ve been a Windows OneCare Beta tester for several weeks but never had enough time to write an article about this amazing system protection and optimization software. Today, when I finished the latest survey I decided to spend some time to write this article to introduce Windows OneCare. Note: The version of Windows OneCare mentioned in this article is the 0.6.0692.42 build. The features may subject to change in the future versions. Installation  As a beta tester, I installed Windows OneCare through Microsoft BetaPlace. The whole process is web-based on a web site called Windows OneCare live.  I … Continue reading Windows OneCare Beta Preview

Adding MSN Search to our own web site

It’s not necessary for us to write the search function by ourselves. MSN Search provides codes for site owners. We can add a search box to our blog by adding (and modifying) these codes:<!– Site search from MSN –> <!– Site search from MSN –> <form method=”get” action=””> <tr> <td width=75> <a href=”” target=”_blank”> <img src=”” border=”0″ ALT=”MSN Search”/> </a> </td> <br> <td> <input type=”text” name=”q” size=”10″ /> <input type=”submit” value=”Search”/> <input type=”hidden” name=”q1″ value=””/> </td> </tr> </table> </form> <!– Site Search from MSN –> <A href<!– Site Search from MSN –> Change my URL “” to yours, and you will be all set.

Windows XP Shared Computer ToolKit

Today, Microsoft Released the Windows XP Shared Computer ToolKit version 1.0. It’s a very powerful tool for administrators of public computers. It combined almost all the tasks that administrators need to do with shared computers to eight simple steps. The figure below shows the interface. To configure a secure shared computer, we need to configure selected or all (recommended) steps from the 1st to the 8th. Click “Step 1” we will see the details of this step. It’s a cool instruction to teach us how to adjust the partitions for public computers. In “Step 2” we can do a couple … Continue reading Windows XP Shared Computer ToolKit