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The Phishing Filter – addressing privacy concerns

May 9th 2006

It has, at times, been a real uphill battle trying to convince the ‘man on the street’ to take advantage of the Phishing Filter that is an integral part of Internet Explorer 7, and available as an add-in for the MSN Toolbar. Let’s have a look at how the Phishing Filter works and see if […]

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Rest in peace Richard Carlton

May 7th 2006

Non Australian’s likely won’t know of Richard Carlton (or the Beaconsfield mine disaster either) so please forgive the “what the” aura of this post:http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,19054809-29157,00.html Beaconsfield Mine Disasterhttp://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,19054570-2,00.html

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New Internet Explorer Knowledge Base article

May 6th 2006

You are using Microsoft Internet Explorer on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer. When you try to access a Web site that requires Kerberos authentication, you may receive the following error message:  HTTP Error 401 – Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;911149&sd=rss&spid=2073

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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 – more languages released

May 5th 2006

Arabic – newsgroup support http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ar-xm/betadownload.mspx Finnishhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/fi-fi/betadownload.mspx Germanhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/de-de/betadownload.mspx Phone support (in German): Germany: +49 1805 67 2255Austria: +43 150 222 2255 Switzerland +41 848 80 2255 A Japanese version of IE7B2 may be released on 8 May.

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New IE Knowledge Base Article

May 5th 2006

“You install the Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) that Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 84165 describes. Then, you try to read the help content for the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Pop-up Blocker feature. In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:   Page could not be displayed.” […]

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Happy birthday to the ILOVEYOU virus

May 5th 2006

Ahhh, remember when that virus hit?  Its hard to believe six years have passed:http://www.itnews.com.au/newsstory.aspx?CIaNID=32251 Far too many times I found myself saying to victims of that virus “didn’t you think it was just a bit strange that <your boss> <your boss’s wife> <your mother-in-law> was sending you a love letter?”.

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Oops.. when MSN Video goes wrong it goes WRONG

May 5th 2006

MSN Video was broken for me when using IE7 – well, it was broken until I installed IE7 Beta 2. That being said, I hit a bug that had the whole household giggling tonight… ummm ooops…   Somehow the Pussycat Dolls, when viewed upside down with a green tinge, just don’t seem right. The film […]

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Martin Cooper….

May 5th 2006

Do you know who Martin Cooper is… think about it.. .I’ll come back soon…

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A quick look at some of the inner workings of IE7’s RSS ability

May 4th 2006

I think its worthwhile sharing some off the inner workings of IE7’s RSS ability.  There have apparently been expressions of concern about the demand that may be placed on RSS services once everybody (aka IE users) has easy access (which reminds me of the old “AOL ruined the internet” argument – now some are worried […]

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A PC died that may deserve a Viking funeral…

May 4th 2006

Talk about an old faithful – the computer has been around forever. It stood a metre tall. From what I understand from those who have been around long enough to know the history of the box it is an ex server of some type (with only 16 meg of RAM installed, btw) with one of those […]

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