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Month: March, 2008

Stupid windows trick #7

28 March, 2008 (14:19) | How to, Stupid windows tricks | No comments

Turn off UAC – this is generally a bad idea. But if you know what you are doing it is pretty easy. start> control panel>user accounts click turn user account control on or off uncheck, hit ok and reboot To get rid of the warning that now pops up (also not a good idea) start>control […]

Sweet virus scanning page

21 March, 2008 (07:55) | antivirus/spyware | No comments

Ever want to confirm some virus problems on a file? This is the coolest site for doing so: Yesterday it scanned through 32 virus scanners on a single file I uploaded. It is very fun to see that half of the virus detection engines didn’t detect the trojan in the norton 2007 keygen file I […]

Big brother is watching (duh)

19 March, 2008 (08:59) | Mindless Blather | No comments

Here is some vague information (gathering) for you to dwell on: I wouldn’t bother losing sleep over it. AUSCANZUKUS has always been monitoring everything from your childhood walkie talkie transmissions to Soviet fiber lines. The logical progression is into a global information network. I don’t know anyone who has been hauled in by the secret police […]

Windows Vista SP1 is out

18 March, 2008 (22:43) | OS | No comments

If it doesn’t show up in your windows update list, download drivers, install, try again. If that doesn’t work, download it here.

Powershell lessons

15 March, 2008 (14:48) | How to, powershell lessons | No comments

Powershell lessons are starting at Windows Nerd. I think there should be free tutorials and walkthroughs for Windowsland like there are for linuxland. Head to my powershell lessons page to get started. Lesson 1 is a walkthrough on installing hamachi from the command line and starting it up as a service.

Stupid Windows Trick #6

14 March, 2008 (19:12) | Stupid windows tricks | No comments

control + scrollwheel (in a folder with picture thumbnails) Open my pictures, scroll to where you can see some photos. Now hold down control and move the wheel on your mouse up and down. The thumbnails get bigger and smaller. It works in any folder but it is cooler and has a purpose in a […]

Stupid Windows Trick #5

12 March, 2008 (19:33) | Stupid windows tricks | No comments

Printing a phone list from your outlook contacts: The easy way is to click the phone list radio button but how about a custom list with only a few fields? Open your contact list in outlook Hold control down and click the people you want on this list. This will select them. At the menu […]

Spiceworks 2.1

12 March, 2008 (14:43) | Monitoring | 1 comment

Ok so I gave up on it a little while ago. Next week I have a dual quad core box arriving with enough muscle to try out Spiceworks 2.1 in its spare unused awesomeness. I will run through my list of objections again because Spiceworks will be the ideal systems management tool if I can […]

MS Exchange 2003 needs WINS!

11 March, 2008 (20:30) | OS, software | No comments

Another argument about this today. This is a giant weak spot in a clustered redundant Exchange 2003 environment. WINS is super easy to run and really easy to replicate. Here is an MS article updated 5 months ago to show you why you should do it. If you run a big environment you are asking […]

Stupid Windows Trick #5

11 March, 2008 (20:00) | Stupid windows tricks | No comments

Control [ or ] in MS Word Fire up word, try holding control and tap one of the two bracket keys. Watch the text size. Starts at 12 and goes up or down? It goes up and down! Really! It does I swear. Look closer at the text size. Ok so the coolest thing- make […]

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