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June, 2004

  • ISA 2000: Handling Apps That Don't Like Proxy Authentication

    Quite often, we're faced with a situation where an application has its own Web Proxy client mechanism, and that mechanism has various issues, like: It doesn't support NTLM authentication, and only NTLM is enabled on the ISA Server It doesn't...
  • An MSN Messenger Update...

    Which thoughtfully reset my painstakingly reconfigured emotional-blackmail-free Messenger sound scheme. Still, at least I've a simple solution these days. I upgraded while Novaworld (appeared to be/was) down for the last few minutes, while waiting...
  • ISA 2000: Script for Bigpond Cable Heartbeat

    If you're not on the Australian Telstra Bigpond Cable network, you don't need this. Update: Since 2007 (or maybe before; I lost track), Bigpond moved away from their heartbeat, instead using cable modem authentication. So, no need for this any more...
  • More Fiddling: Emotion-Free (quiet!) MSN Messenger Sound Scheme

    After migrating to a new user profile (easiest way to make a clean start and work out what I actually need on my desktop), I remembered one of my pet annoyances: MSN Messenger (and/or Windows Messenger) sounds like an ice cream van when it's installed...
  • Pointless Fiddling: XML Deserialization vs DataSets

    I was tinkering with one of my pet .Net 1.1 applications this evening (" They're my friends. I make them. I make my friends! ") - I figured I'd try to get the hang of XML Serialization by trying to deserialize a SQL Reporting Services report. The reports...
  • IRL: I was an Angry Young Man, once...

    Triggered by http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/06/15.html#a7770 . I normally don't comment on Scoble's posts - I just sponge from them - but this one really struck a chord, and it's about time for a personal-ish blog (My content-to-personality...
  • New Australian Support Offering: Professional Support Advantage

    If you're someone that uses the pay-per-incident Professional Support in Australia (13 16 30), then you may be interested in Professional Support Advantage, a new support offering that we're piloting at the moment, accepting signups until mid-October...
  • NLB Will Actually Converge On A Crossover Cable

    ...It's just that it's of no use to anyone outside the cluster - and I can't think of a way of making anything useful happen using a crossover cable within an NLB cluster, so if anyone's got a good usage scenario for Wibbles with a crossover cable, please...
  • TS Licensing in 90 Words Or Less

    Various aspects of TS Licensing are often misunderstood, so I set myself the goal of explaining it relatively clearly in under 90 words.   I cheated by using a picture, which is reputedly worth a thousand words, though I think that mainly applies...
  • Blog Facelift: The Joy Of Filters (aka Getting IE Filters to Work)

    I admit it (as if it wasn't already obvious) - I dropped out of Graphic Design at Uni. The sad truth is that I'm a much better design critic than creator. /me shrugs, I'm from the Scoble school of blog design - it's all about the content! Still...
  • NLB: The Importance Of Interface Metrics

    More on Network Load Balancing... If you're setting up a garden-variety NLB (WLBS / " Wibbles ") cluster, there are a couple of things that will possibly make life easier: For multi-NIC configurations where one adapter is for incoming cluster traffic...
  • C#: The Good Life

    So I decided one day that my rudimentary knowledge of C++ isn't really up to par (after several half-hearted book purchases and first-three-chapter reads, as is my M.O.), and that I should really spend some time improving my skills. I'm fairly fluent...