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Errorsafe does it again via the Messenger Plus! sponsor program

June 30th 2006

Messenger Plus! users are still being exposed to malware/infector advertisers via Patchou’s Sponsor Program. The adultfriendfinder.com and passion.com ads are there, and seem to be getting more risque as the days go by. My primary concern tonight, though, is the re-emergence of Errorsafe. Note the completely blank window… there is no addressbar (which in IE7 is unusual - that […]

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Uninstalling IE7- updated (and installing)

June 29th 2006

PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON HOW TO UNINSTALL IE7:http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html The following information is out of date. The way that we remove IE7 changes depending on what version we are running. For IE7 Beta 3 and 2, we can remove IE via add/remove programs without turning on “view updates”.  The IE7 public preview and […]

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IE7 Beta 3 is out

June 29th 2006

Lots of people said Internet Explorer Beta 3 would not be released until August… they were wrong!!!!   IE7 Beta 3 has been released and is available for download now at the Internet Explorer Home Site, and at www.microsoft.com/downloads. Yes, you will still have to go through Windows validation, and the Malicious Software Removal Tool […]

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Microsoft using Citrix?? Where am I??

June 28th 2006

Microsoft is offering a ‘test drive’ of Office 2007:http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/beta/testdrive.mspx The test drive uses a Citrix Browser plug-in…. Citrix…the bane of my worklife… Citrix… the product that two high profile IT companies could not get to work reliably on my network – whether on site or remotely (can somebody please explain to me why Citrix would be […]

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Everybody wants to make a buck, but why put your hand in a hornet’s nest?

June 28th 2006

Perhaps because you didn’t know the hornets were there?  A shyster by the name of Leo Stoller has tried to assert trademark rights over the word “Castle” and has gone after www.castlecops.com. I’ve seen the Castlecops crowd when they’re mad… that Stoller guy has no idea what he has stirred up…  Nick may call me […]

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Limited online time for a few days

June 27th 2006

My laptop is being picked up by HP today so that they can do some repairs (don’cha love those extended on site warranties).   This means limited online time. See you on the flipside.

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Already receiving interesting emails about the network rollout.

June 27th 2006

I’ve got an email here that says, basically, “what the hell makes you better than the ‘IT outsourcing companies’ you want to sue – you’re a stuck up b*tch with an ego the size of the USA continent”. Another message: “Am I the only one who thinks that building a network of this size should […]

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As promised.. the saga of the network roll-out

June 26th 2006

Alternate title – “The weekend miracle” (shaddup Wayne) [;)] Imagine this.. a network teetering on the edge of failure – one terminal server dead – the other already teetering on the edge of death and having barely survived a virus infection; a slew of seriously old hardware (including Windows 95 boxes with 16 meg of RAM).  […]

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This is bad: international police investigation compromised by the loss of a USB memory stick

June 26th 2006

What the heck were they doing storing such data on something so easy to lose???http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,19588463^15306^^nbv^,00.html “The details of 3500 customers from 18 banks, including names and account numbers, were lost when a classified computer dossier on Russian mafia “phishing” scams was misplaced by the Australian High Tech Crime Centre in April last year.” The memory […]

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Sometimes I really don’t like computers…

June 25th 2006

Yes, I know I kept dropping in and out on IM.. blame the wireless network card in my laptop – speed kept dropping away to 24Mbps or even 1.0Mbps and it played havoc with my connection.  I’ve just set the router to 802.11g only (sorry John, 802.11b is simply too slow) and so far things […]

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