Monday, August 28, 2006

ITT: Restoring Outlook Web Access (OWA) (Solved)

Ever had one of those days .. where you accidentily delete your Default Website in ISS, and all the exchange stuff along with it? :D

Have no fear, MS KB is here!"

Link

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Microsoft Windows XP

Cute

Link

How to Protect Insiders from Social Engineering Threats

Ok, I admit I was a bit shocked to see this article come down the pipe from Microsoft, but they are finally getting around to the realization that security starts with the people not the computers. Its a good read. 37 pages.
Link

Thursday, August 17, 2006

The IP routing table

This kind of stuff always gave me a headache however I MUST digest it. GRRR
The IP routing table
Every computer that runs TCP/IP makes routing decisions. These decisions are controlled by the IP routing table. To display the IP routing table on computers running Windows Server 2003 operating systems, you can type route print at a command prompt.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Download details: MDAC 2.7 SP1 Refresh

From the Microsft Download Center comes this...

"The MDAC 2.7 SP1 Refresh release provides an updated version of MDAC 2.7 SP1 that includes several important bug fixes."

Ok, now go back and read it again, got it.
Now, whatever happened to the increments normally used when releasing new versions of software. Oh wait this is the company that went from a version number, to a year, to another year (with random letters at the same time) then some random letters (now with a year name, released at the same time), then back to random letters again, (with a year version at the same time). If you did not get that then here is goes.
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98 (NT, at the same time)
Window ME (2000, at the same time)
Windows XP (server 2003, at the same time)

Throw in some Windows Bob and Vista, and you really get a nice consistent company.
Never Mind.

Uh Oh, Deformed Li-Ion battery

While a lot less dramatic then the laptops that burst into flames (here and here) this battery is definitely distressed.















The battery originally had perfect right angles. (Its hard to photograph)
























It has now become so bloated that the cover on the back of this cordless phone (yes I know it looks like a calculator), does not close. The phone is actually very slick and can only be used with a headset. But anyway, now I have to find a new battery for it. BTW this probably has nothing to do with Uniden, it just happens to be in their phone.

See also this link for the relevant Wikipedia entry on the Lithium ion battery.