Maybe it’s a late-night glitch at MSDN but I cannot find anything on the InfoPath SDK. I feel like I am incorrectly blaming myself for this oversight. In the meantime, I am resorting to Google’s cache to pull up “Understanding Fully Trusted Forms” that cannot be found at MSDN:

“For a form to be used, InfoPath must be able to access the form template that the form is based on. When you create a form template, InfoPath creates an entry in the form definition (.XSF) file that contains the URL of the location of the form template. A URL-based form is said to be sandboxed: When a user fills it out, the form is placed in a local cache and denied access to system resources. This type of form inherits its permissions from the domain in which it is opened…However, you can modify a form so that it is based on a Uniform Resource Name (URN) instead, allowing access to system resources. Forms of this type are said to be fully trusted.”

This article goes on to explain how to use REGFORM.EXE to mark a form fully trusted in the context of formalized maintenance and deployment. Since I am just trying to open one form on one machine for informal use without annoying ADO security warnings this is my simplified version:

  • Locate REGFORM.EXE. I found my copy under %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office 2003 Developer Resources\Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 SDK\Tools\regform.exe.
  • Run REGFORM.EXE MyForm.xsn to generate a Jscript file that will perform the full trust operation (and make a backup file of the original .XSN file).
  • Run the Jscript file using CSCRIPT.

For a brutally honest overview of the InfoPath security “model,” see “InfoPath SP1 Security” on David Fries’ Blog. I will continue to look for InfoPath SDK documentation on MSDN. I still think it’s my fault. I can’t imagine professional developers pulling documentation without explanation and not even announcing it on at least one Blog.

I am very impressed and respectful of the WordPress people. As soon as I reach their credits block through modifying the correct selector in my CSS file, I will only begin to recognize their great work. This is a “real” Blog with real respect for typography out of the box. My disappointment with MSN Spaces provoked me to install this product through my web hosting service. A few of the Blog posts that will follow are reproductions of what originally appeared at MSN Spaces. Let’s WordPress!

This just in: I have always disliked the aggressive commercialism at the I categorize their video-based news under ‘News for Corporations’ to distinguish it from ‘News for Human Beings.’ So when I stumbled upon I immediately found a replacement for my corporate news category.

The number one feature of is the play list—the commercial-free play list. I’m sold. For people who want “serious” video news with that UN-centric bent, check out Reuters Television. When you are ready to take your first baby steps off the animal farm, you’ll need Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! For your video news in our ‘News for Human Beings’ category.

I recognize Dare Obasanjo for prompting me to explore MSN with a renewed interest. They are still trying and I am beginning to see improvement.

This year the parades here in Los Angeles promise something more than synchronized police motorcycle ballet—and I know you suburban kids out there are thinking I am joking. But the inner-city police parade themselves in Martin Luther King Jr. parades based on the assumption that they are aesthetically acceptable entities of community outreach.

Speaking of outreach, Johann Christoph Arnold, his article “Martin, We Need You Now” is online now at

This is also my eldest son’s birthday. Currently he lives in Hawaii. He is now 15 and does not use the Internet to communicate with his father—but that is another story. Happy birthday, son. Remember your mother on this day for your birth is her day—celebrate her today. And, hey: is Myst Uru finally online?

My Son in Flight

The web is finally showing tangible evidence of activity produced by the life force driving fingers into the keyboard writing these words. The list is fired off:

  • Basic Black: the Funky Sutra” is the latest offering in the rasx() context at This piece is for people who still may be interested in distinguishing African features apart from the current trend in popular culture to ignore mother nature—or just ask her to give head.
  • bell hooks: Connecting Self and Community” also at marks the triumphant return of bell hooks to our Interviews and Documentary section. Several years ago, her academic gate keepers asked me to pull an essay on yearning from the site. bell hooks personally encouraged me to publish it anyway. But at the time, she probably did not know just how vicious people can be toward a web site with a certain non-conformist, anti-imperialist editorial attitude. Don’t worry MSN viewers, one day big business interests will force sites like mine off net by causing dramatic price hikes for hosting services and the only way for little folk like me to get on the ’Net is at via toy car sites like this one.
  • XHTML Schemas in Word 2003 Documents” documents a triumph over the Office System 2003 marketing team. It took about two years to figure out how to use XHTML with Microsoft Office Word. I’ve spent hours searching the English-language ’Net for days upon days and never found anything like what’s discussed in this article. A sentence like the previous should irk someone out there enough to set me straight. I am definitely sure that MSDN has almost nothing to do with translating Word documents into XHTML. This brute-force, labor-intensive technique is a huge win for my small company Songhay System (