A new App-V site you’ll never find by searching…

If you try searching using normal methods you’ll probably miss this new App-V web site. 


Well…it doesn’t use a normal domain designator.  Instead of being a .com or .net, its a .in.


It looks interesting, but its too new to tell if the content will be worth frequent visits.  Most of the current content is just republished from other sources (we all know sites like that).  Plus it seems to be written in PHP which is always troubling.  I’m getting this error on some pages:

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/appvin/public_html/articles.php on line 20

Its something to watch anyway.

Chrome user or not – watch out for GoogleUpdate.exe

To update Chrome, Google installs a startup app in the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key in the registry.

The program is called GoogleUpdate.exe and it seems to run periodically and of its own volition.  If you have Chrome installed, check your processes for this app running.


The interesting thing is that if you uninstall Chrome (which I have gladly) GoogleUpdate.exe still runs in the list of processes (the screen shot above was taken AFTER I uninstalled Chrome.  The Chrome uninstall only took a couple seconds, which surprised me considering how long Chrome actually took to install.  Apparently, it didn’t really uninstall!

I’m currently scouring my computer to see what other remnants of Chrome were left behind.

So, what does Google want with my computer?  Sounds like Spyware to me.

Still no speed dial for IE8, but the Favorites bar will have to do for now

In Maxthon, Firefox, Opera, and even using IE7Pro, there’s a feature I’ve come to rely on, the speed dial.

Speed dial is a configurable page where you can insert regularly visited web sites for easy access.  Here’s a view from Maxthon.


You basically create visual representations of the web sites that you access most often, and clicking on the image whisks you away to the web site.

So far, there is no option or add-on for this functionality in IE8 (unless IE7Pro works with IE8 – I’m scared to try it).  But, the new easy-to-use Favorites bar in IE8 works kind of the same way.  So, I’m using that for now.  But, it would be nice to have this feature back in IE8.  Not a show-stopper by any means, just a personal favorite.

Hmmm…digging further into IE7Pro, it appears that IE8 Beta 1 is, at least, supported:


I might have to give that a try later on.

Want to know what’s up with Appdeploy.com?

Bob Kelly indicates that the site should be back up, but it is still moving slow today.  So, additional technical issues are being worked on.

However, you can now “follow” what is going on with Appdeploy.com by following the updates on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/appdeploy 


Here’s what Twitter has as of right now…

While the site is largely viewable, submissions are an issue at the moment. Working on the forum now, expect intermittent outages near-term. about 13 hours ago from web


I'll stress the good news: no data loss. However, the site is suffering major performance issues and a solution is still being investigated. about 15 hours ago from web


Everything is as it should be but the original issue of the site slowing down seems to be resurfacing. Cross your fingers for me. about 16 hours ago from web


Not crying victory yet, but things are starting to click. The site is up, but slow– I've got a bit more cleaning up to do… about 16 hours ago from web


Moving back to original (more powerful) server now. The forum may take a bit more work, but the bulk of the site should be up shortly. about 17 hours ago from web


Looks like some db corruption, the good news is the data is OK. Exporting the data to new db files on is looking successful. Up soon?!? about 18 hours ago from web


Working to restore appdeploy.com! After a full 24 hr. outage, a problem in the execution of ASP scripts has us moving to a new server 08:38 AM August 27, 2008 from web

Update on Appdeploy.com

For those looking for Appdeploy.com and wondering if the site has simply disappeared – The folks at Appdeploy.com are working through some technical issues today.

Considering that the KBOX is somehow tied into the Appdeploy.com web site, I suspect this is a critical matter and will be resolved very soon.

LinkedIn to add discussions to their new Groups function

This Friday, we will be adding several much-requested features to your group:

  • Discussion forums: Simple discussion spaces for you and your members. (You can turn discussions off in your management control panel if you like.)
  • Enhanced roster: Searchable list of group members.
  • Digest emails: Daily or weekly digests of new discussion topics which your members may choose to receive. (We will be turning digests on for all current group members soon, and prompting them to set to their own preference.)
  • Group home page: A private space for your members on LinkedIn.