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“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Confidence shattered but tomorrow is another day…

December 20th 2005

You know, I love a challenge, but the whole idea of a challenge is that there should be the possibility of success at the end of our efforts. The hardware at the place where I work is *old* .. seriously old.  I’m talking Windows 95 with IE3… boxes with 16 and 32 meg of RAM.  […]

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IE6 / IE7 side-by-side hack causing problems…

December 17th 2005

The latest blog entry from the IE team makes for interesting reading. IEBlog : IE December Security Update – addressing scattered reports of odd browser behavior:http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/12/16/504864.aspx What can I say apart from “TOLD YA SO”. An MVP came to me the other week, asking for information about a “workaround” that he heard could be used […]

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I hate dialup….

December 17th 2005

I am at my holiday unit north of Perth to train the new complex manager on how to use Outlook Web Access.  I love it up here; there is no phone line (no airconditioning either, but we live with that), no computers apart from my laptop, no fax machines, no stress.  Sealions, dolphins, fishing, only […]

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The December Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer has been released

December 13th 2005

Microsoft have released the December Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-054.mspx It is important that you read the information about ‘known issues’ (aka problems) that may occur after you install the update:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905915 One issue that I would like to highlight is the ActiveX changes.  This has been seen to cause some seemingly unrelated effects such as […]

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IE7 for XP – announcement of release of public build

December 9th 2005

First quarter of 2006:http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/12/06/500599.aspx

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Messenger Plus, Patchou, the Sponsor Program and suitable advertisement content

December 5th 2005

Tochjo (forum super mod at www.msghelp.net and official tester) said on 12 April 2005 that the MP Sponsor “contains no adult content”. Patchou said on 2 November 2004 that “I assure you my sponsor doesn’t display any adult popup”.  He also said on 25 September 2004 that his sponsor program is “100% ‘child friendly’ “. Cookierevised said on 8 […]

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The changing face of friendship

December 4th 2005

I think that I am as ‘wired’, if not more ‘wired’ than anybody I know.  But is that necessarily a good thing? The Christmas season is fast approaching, and the Christmas greeting cards have started arriving at my home.  The traditional English habit of writing (sorry, lets use the modern terminology … typing) a long […]

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Important changes to Internet Explorer

December 3rd 2005

Back on October 9 I reported in this blog that the EOLAS patent was rearing its ugly head again:http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/10/09/69848.aspx Back then I said I didn’t know what the end result of the resurrection would be.  Well, now we know. From http://msdn.microsoft.com/ieupdate/ “After a forthcoming update, Microsoft Internet Explorer users will not be able to directly […]

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