The State of Parental Controls and Instant Messaging.

   I was given the task to bolt down the boss’s son’s new computer I had pushed and pushed to get so he can do normal teen things. I thought this was going to be easy. But, I thought I would share my experience and a hole I found in doing so. The two programs I found that were from reputable companies and got good marks was NetNanny and k9 Web Protection. NetNanny seemed to be the best to cover almost everything. I had read some people were complaining it would crash and hose some peoples computers. Also seems it has … Continue reading The State of Parental Controls and Instant Messaging.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Users Patch FAST!

New worm will cause you machine to infest others and reboot and repeat. It will not damage your data, but your PC will be unusable till it is fixed. The fix for this worm is not for novices.Please go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com or the new site http://update.microsoft.com and get all the critical updates. I highly suggest that everyone no matter which version of Windows, to get the latest critical updates when they come out to prevent something like this. Also, you can turn on Automatic Update to alert you to new updates, or download then alert, or download, alert and auto-install. CNN Got … Continue reading Microsoft Windows 2000 Users Patch FAST!

MSN Desktop Search Hacks

Change the startup delay Drag & Drop Exclude some files extensions from being searched Float the deskbar Get rid of the toolbar buttons Save your searches Search network shares Use a Windows Key shortcuthttp://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.DesktopSearchHacks

Michael Connolly and Jim Horne – Demo of MSN Spaces / Talking about MSN Spaces

Thank you Robert Scoble, for posting the feedback to the previous post about the demo and interview. I thought this might be of interest to many people and thought it deserves its own post. Michael Connolly and Jim Horne РDemo of MSN Spaces #http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=30998 Michael Connolly and Jim Horne РTalking about MSN Spaces #http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=30995