Outlook Web Access Query Strings

Having some fun with OWA links at the moment to embed them into Sharepoint Services (the free one!)

Some Calendars in Public Folders need to be pushed to the Intranet, thought I'd just drill down to the URL and copy over.

In OWA right click the Public Folder Calendar and select Open in New Window.

URL of opened Calendar is :


This URL is of no use as its linked to my login so wont display for all users.

The actual URL needed is :


Notice that at the end of the URL the view=daily In OWA you can have the following query strings:

Day = daily , Work Week = ?????? , Week = Weekly , Month = Monthly

If anyone can tell me what the Work Week one is I'll be very grateful!

Apple Jokes

Now I can laugh at these as I now own an Apple product (the amazing iPhone) but made me smile just the same.


"Q: How many Apple programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: Only one, but why bother ? Your light socket will just be obsolete in six months anyway.


Q: How many Apple and PC fanboys does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: An infinite number: nothing useful gets done while they're arguing. Finally a disgusted generic computer user (who will use any type that is in front of him) gets up and changes the bulb, elbowing the participants aside. The size of the crowd arguing seems to be a function of time, although whether or not the function is exponential is not known.


How many Mac owners does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Three: One to change the bulb, one to copyright the method for changing the bulb, and one to call in the lawyers on anyone who infringes on the "look and feel" of the bulb changing method."


Flu Jab

So just had my seasonal flu jab at work. Slightly embarrassing as a too tight shirt arm required me to disrobe to the waist to enable me to be pricked. A slightly surreal moment being in the conference room semi naked…..

Test from the iPhone

Let's see how this works

-- Posted from my iPhone

Switch on

Josef has had his switch on, we went for the Cochlear Nucleus 5 which was the first time that Addenbrooke's had used. Our little man is a trailblazer! This is just a test post really to see if I've got all the links to Twitter sorted out.

This is also due to Lesley at Addenbrooke's asking if I had a blog to keep track of Josef's progress - so just for her there will be posts with the tag "Progress"

Future posts:
  • Exchange 2007 Dynamic Distribution list bug
  • Cochlear Unboxing Experience
  • Deaf journey (up to date!)
  • iPhone stroking (!)
  • Hospital car parking
  • Thank you NHS

Why, How, What now

Welcome to the blog about my deaf son. Josef is 11 weeks today and I thought I might as well write about the process of finding out about his deafness and what is happening in his life. I'm going to try to write this in chronological order until I get up to date and then post at least once a week (or try to, you know how these things are!!)

Josef was born on the 22nd October at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in King's Lynn. He was delivered by forceps after a normal pregnancy with no indication that he had anything wrong with his hearing. He was assessed under the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme on the 23rd but both ears showed no response to the Automated Otoacoustic Emission (AOAE) screening test. This test basically sends a sound down the ear to the cochlear which echos the sound back. If the machine hears the echo all is well, if not its an indication that something within the ear is not working. We were told not to worry as he could have mucus in his ears so we didn't really think any more about it (did you know that you don't clean a baby when they are born nowadays? Those TV programmes showing babies being handed over all clean - lies I tell you LIES!)

Josef had another hearing test on the 24th which again showed no response to the AOAE so he had an additional test called the Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) screening test. This test involves tiny little headphones being put on Josef and little probes attached to his skin, the probes look for electrical activity in the brain when sounds are played into the headphone.

Again Josef "failed" so we were told not to worry as he could still be "drying out" and that we were given an appointment to be reassessed on the 7th November in the outpatients department.

Next - Outpatients and Audiology