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VR:1 is Complete!

This is kind-of off topic… but not too far off topic. It is SharePoint related!

I collaborated with fellow SharePointer Keith Richie (http://music.krichie.com) recently on an ambient album, and we just completed it.

I have been producing ambient music on the side via Musical Nature (http://musicalnature.net) for 20 years, and Keith and I have been friends since the SharePoint Conference back in 2009. He also produces ambient music, and we finally got around to collaborating on it.

If you’re not familiar with ambient music… think along the lines of relaxing textured background music, like a soundtrack in a movie.

So, please give it a listen, and let us know what you think! We hope you like it.

musical nature

I am pleased to announce that Keith Richie and I are pleased with VR:1 enough, that we are marking it complete. And we have left it with the “Name your price” feature enabled! I will be updating my discography shortly to list this release.

VR is a music collaboration project between fellow SharePoint Developer and Musician Friends Geoff Varosky and Keith Richie.

Geoff currently produces and releases experimental ambient music, ranging from long slowing soundscapes to beat and heavily sampled ambient house via Musical Nature which is his “ambient project in experimental sound”.

Keith Richie produces Ambient / Chill-out / Symphonic and Soundtrack music.

Together, we are “VR”.

VR is obviously a combination of the initials of our last names (Varosky and Richie), but as most know, it is also the abbreviation for “Virtual Reality”.

Virtual Reality typically refers to computer technologies that use software to generate realistic images, and…

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2010 in Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,500 times in 2010. That’s about 23 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 102 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 220 posts. There were 321 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 15mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 14th with 266 views. The most popular post that day was Adding Custom Actions to the List Item Menu in SharePoint 2010 Using SharePoint Designer 2010.


Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were endusersharepoint.com, google.com, community.bamboosolutions.com, social.msdn.microsoft.com, and google.co.in.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for failed to open virtual machine: failed to query source for information., failed to query source for information, ghostableinlibrary, and failed to open virtual machine failed to query source for information.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Adding Custom Actions to the List Item Menu in SharePoint 2010 Using SharePoint Designer 2010 December 2009


VMWare Player Error: “Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to query source for information.” May 2010


Converting the SharePoint and Office 2010 Information Worker Virtual Machines to VMWare from Hyper-V June 2010
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SharePoint 2010 Custom Actions – Default Form Ribbon Locations February 2010


Working with Web Parts in SharePoint Designer 2010 April 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Enabling a Button on the Ribbon Based on Selection

Just needed to throw up a quick post for this, if, for some reason, you are not following the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog, they made a post this past week about Enabling a Button on the Ribbon Based on Selection. Very good and useful code here for ways to manipulate the ribbon functionality in the 2010 UI with Custom Actions.
The Ribbon UI is definitely a hot topic in 2010, and will continue to be… now is a great time to learn more about Custom Actions!
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